Marine Reserves and Local Fisheries Interactive Simulation
Demonstration of the Marine Reserves and Local Fisheries Interactive Simulation by Dan Brumbaugh of the American Museum of Natural History (May 15, 2008). This simulation-based education tool allows users to experiment with the use of marine reserves as tools in fisheries management and to explore various biological and economic factors that influence population viability and fisheries sustainability. Focusing on key Caribbean fisheries species, their habitat preferences, the distribution of these habitats across the seascape, economic costs and proceeds from small-scale fisheries, and simple models of fishing behavior, the simulation provides an easy to use but flexible platform for visualizing and exploring multiple ecological and human dimensions of fisheries management and marine reserve design. Learn more about the simulation.