Tag: games

Intervener trustworthiness predicts cooperation with conservation interventions in an elephant conflict public goods game

We develop an experimental, framed public goods game to test how support for otherwise identical elephant conflict interventions varies with perceptions of the trustworthiness of two different intervening groups. Our result show that participants cooperate more with interveners they perceive to be more trustworthy and that different aspects of trustworthiness matter differentially.

Games as Tools to Address Conservation Conflicts

Games can provide an exciting and engaging way to study and manage conservation conflicts. Our new paper discusses how to use them effectively.

Can games help us to understand and manage conservation conflicts?

A workshop at the Grimsö Wildlife Research Station in Sweden discussed the role games might play in tackling conservation conflicts.

Contesting elephants: behavioural interventions in conservation conflicts

Zac's PhD project uses experimental approaches to study conservation conflicts in northern Tanzania

Zac Baynham-Herd

Zac’s PhD explores how conflicts are conceptualised and how conservationists intervene to resolve them, focusing on a Wildlife Management Area in Northern Tanzania as a case-study.

Using game theory for understanding and managing conservation conflict

Chris's PhD research uses frameworks from common-pool resource literature and game theory to explore conflict over goose numbers in the Scottish islands.

Chris Pollard

Chris’s research is focused on studying the way people in conservation conflicts make decisions.

Aidan Keane

Chancellor's Fellow & Senior Lecturer in Conservation Science; Research Group Leader