FCMappers

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Projects current projects Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping (FCM) in ALTER-Net

Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping (FCM) in ALTER-Net

E-mail Print PDF
Six case studies across Europe used FCM in different settings with the aim to evaluate this method for its use in integrated conservation management and social-ecological system analysis were conducted in the frame of ALTER-Net. ALTER-Net is a partnership of 24 research organisations in Europe, developed in the EC´s Sixth Framework Programme.

45 FCMs were drawn by stakeholders in single or group interview settings. We largely followed the approach as suggested by Özesmi & Özesmi (2004). A detailed interview guideline is available at the Alter-Net hompage.

For Austria a dynamic analysis was conducted. The results were compared to the results of an integrated agent based model of the same area (Gaube et al 2009). The trends show a high overlap.
Currently an article with the results is finalized - and will  be submitted this year.

Following project reports are already available on the ALTER-Net homepage:
You can find additional information on the Austrian case study at the Austrian Environmental Agency.

For questions contact: Martin Wildenberg

Some results:

alt


Figure 1: Six FCMs with different structural patterns. FCM 1 is taken from the Spanish case study, FCM 2 from the Finnish, FCM 3 from the Austrian, FCM4 from the Polish, FCM5 from the Romanian and FCM 6 from the Danish case study.

alt

Figure 2: The social map of the seven Austrian FCMs

alt

Figure 3: The results of the three scenario runs for the most central concepts of the seven Austrian maps.

References:

Isak, K.G.Q., M., Wildenberg, Adamescu, C.M., Skov, F., De Blust, G., 2009. Manual for applying Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping – experiences from ALTER-Net. Internal working paper. A Long-Term Biodiversity, Ecosystem and Awareness Research Network. Further information and contacts available through the internet: < http://www.alter-net.info/>

Gaube, V. C. Kaiser, M. Wildenberg, H. Adensam, P. Fleissner, J. Kobler, J. Lutz, A. Schaumberger, J. Schaumberger, B. Smetschka, A. Wolf, A. Richter, H. Haberl 2009. Combining agent-based and stock-flow modelling approaches in a participative analysis of the integrated land system in Reichraming, Austria. Landscape Ecology.

Özesmi U., S. L. Özesmi, 2004 Ecological models based on people's knowledge: a multi-step fuzzy cognitive mapping approach, Ecological Modelling, Volume 176, Issues 1-2, 15, Pages 43-64,



Recommend this article...

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 December 2009 14:21  

POLL

Does the FCMapper need a manual?
 

STATISTICS

Members : 4384
Content : 31
Web Links : 73
Content View Hits : 285177

Lates News

Activation e-mails work again.
Please feel free to register at FCMappers.net

(7.11.2018)


Read more...

ZFacebook