ATREE at the International Conference of the System Dynamics Society
Mihir Mathur and Kabir Sharma, system dynamics modellers,who work with ATREE, presented three papers from ATREE's ongoing project- 'The Banni grasslands in a time of change: Ecological and socioeconomic resilience in a coupled human-natural system' at the International Conference of the System Dynamics Society held in Reykjavik, Iceland, between August 7th and August 10th, 2018. All three papers were presented in the work-in-progress sessions.
The first paper - 'Modeling coupled human and natural systems in Banni Grassland, India, for multi-stakeholder engagement and consensus building' by Mihir Mathur, Kabir Sharma, Ankila Hiremath, Abi Vanak, Nirav Mehta, Ramya Ravi, Ovee Thorat, Madhura Niphadkar, Swati Shresth was presented at the session on Modelling Approaches for the Environment and Economy.
The second paper - 'Modelling dynamics of Prosopis juliflora in Banni, India, using a land-biomass simulation model' by Kabir Sharma, Mihir Mathur, Ankila Hiremath, Abi Vanak, Nirav Mehta, Madhura Niphadkar, Ovee Thorat, Ramya Ravi, Swati Shresth was presented in the session on Renewable Resources Management.
And.lastely, the paper - 'Understanding changes in governance systems of the Banni grassland in India' by Mihir Mathur, Kabir Sharma, Ovee Thorat, Ramya Ravi, Swati Shresth, Ankila Hiremath, Abi Vanak, Nirav Mehta, Madhura Niphadkar was presented at the governance session.
The conference enabled ATREE to present its work to a global audience and generated considerable interest in ongoing research. It also provided useful feedback from leading system dynamics modellers from across the world.