7. Group IDs for the East African Cheetah EMT

  1. Timothy C. Haas

Published Online: 12 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470979334.ch7

Improving Natural Resource Management: Ecological and Political Models

Improving Natural Resource Management: Ecological and Political Models

How to Cite

Haas, T. C. (2011) Group IDs for the East African Cheetah EMT, in Improving Natural Resource Management: Ecological and Political Models, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470979334.ch7

Author Information

  1. Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 JAN 2011
  2. Published Print: 4 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470661130

Online ISBN: 9780470979334

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Keywords:

  • decision-making model;
  • East African cheetah EMT;
  • group influence diagrams (IDs);
  • Kenya;
  • Tanzania;
  • Uganda

Summary

In this chapter, influence diagrams (IDs) are constructed for the groups to be simulated in the East African cheetah ecosystem management tool (EMT). These groups are the president’s office, Environmental Protection Agencies (EPAs), rural residents, and pastoralists in each of the countries of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. A 13th group is modeled to represent the collective actions of conservation NGOs that are involved in these three countries. The chapter presents the descriptions of these group IDs and overviews of these three countries. It summarizes reasons for why the particular groups were chosen for simulation. The development of a decision-making model of an East African country’s president begins with the perusal of informal commentary on the nature of these presidents. In this ID, the president has direct knowledge of the actions of the country’s rural residents and pastoralists. A rural residents ID has prevalence nodes for both herbivores and cheetah.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

influence diagram