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000020495 041__ $$aEnglish
000020495 100__ $$aLusiana, B.
000020495 245__ $$aUsers’ perspectives on validity of a simulation model for natural resource management
000020495 260__ $$c2011
000020495 300__ $$a364-378
000020495 507__ $$aLaxman Joshi, ICIMOD Staff, peerreviewed
000020495 520__ $$aManagers of agro-ecosystems trade off food production and livelihood strategies against environmental services. They need tools to prospect a wide range of external conditions. Integrated simulation models allow stakeholders to discuss the plausible behaviour of agro-ecosystems and to evaluate dynamic trade-offs, as a basis for planning and policy making in agriculture and natural resource management. However, simulation models need to gain stakeholders? acceptance before they will be utilized. Gaining stakeholders? acceptance likely requires salience, credibility and legitimacy. We surveyed the perceptions and expectations of 122 potential model users in four countries, prioritizing these model attributes. A possible shift in user perception was assessed during a participatory model evaluation of a resource management model (FALLOW) for post-tsunami development in West Aceh (Indonesia). Potential model users, comprising natural resource managers, policy makers, lecturers and scientists, ranked salience as the most important characteristic for an integrated simulation model, followed by credibility and legitimacy. Model users? occupation, prior exposure and interest in using a simulation model did not have a statistically significant influence on users? perceptions of model attributes.
000020495 650__ $$aNatural resource management
000020495 653__ $$aland-use change model
000020495 653__ $$amodel users
000020495 653__ $$amodel validation
000020495 653__ $$aparticipatory approach
000020495 653__ $$asalience–credibility–legitimacy
000020495 700__ $$aVan Noordwijk, M.
000020495 700__ $$aSuyamto, D.
000020495 700__ $$aMulia, R.
000020495 700__ $$aJoshi, L.
000020495 700__ $$aCadisch, G.
000020495 773__ $$pInternational Journal of Agricultural Sustainability
000020495 773__ $$v9 (2)
000020495 773__ $$a10.1080/14735903.2011.582362
000020495 8564_ $$uhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14735903.2011.582362$$yExternal link
000020495 980__ $$aARTICLE