Anne Dray is a research fellow at the Australian National University (Canberra, Australia). Part of her work aims at developing a negotiation support tool based on Agent-Based Modelling and Role-Playing Games joint use to facilitate equitable water allocation in Tarawa (Republic of Kiribati). She is also teaching agent based modelling technics at ANU. She is also looking at providing new tools coming from complexity science to policy makers dealing with issues related to illegal drugs harm in Australia.
Australian National University
Dr. Pascal Perez is currently seconded by his French research agency CIRAD to the Australian National University in Canberra (Australia). He is the convenor of the Human Ecosystems Modelling with Agents (HEMA) international network. Agronomist by training, his most recent work focuses on human ecosystems modelling. He has developed projects in northern Thailand, Indonesia and Micronesia. He is currently teaching agent based modelling technics at ANU.
Natalie Jones has recently completed her master degree in applied anthropology at the Australian National University (Canberra). She has been working on relationship between human poverty and natural resources in PNG. She is currently based in Tibet and involved in a local community development project. She is interested in Agent-Based Modelling and has followed the elective course on Modelling Human Ecosystems with Agents at the ANU.
Christophe Le Page
Dr Christophe Le Page is an agronomist working for the "Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement" (CIRAD), in Montpellier (France). He is a member of the Green Research Unit, which is promoting a companion modelling approach for natural resources management. With a background in fish population dynamics, he has progressively specialized in building agent-based models to simulate the interplay between ecological and social dynamics in ecosystems holding renewable resources used or managed by different categories of stakeholders. He is participating in the development of the CORMAS platform, with a special interest on spatial aspects. He is also involved in several training courses introducing the usefulness of ABM for the simulation of agro-ecosystems.
Land and Resources Programme
34398 Montpellier Cedex 5
Dr Patrick D'Aquino is Director of Research in social geography. For ten years he focused on the conception of supports (not only tools) to accompany (not supply solutions) decentralized processes within land use planning, especially about common resources (pastures, lands, water). His concern is to reconcile social geography and the development of technical tools adapted to local stakes and constraints. Focused on social processes and local knowledge for the management of common resources, he studied and assisted local organizations that were implementing and regulating land use rights in the Sahelian zone of Africa. Now, he spreads his approach on Pacific areas. He works on geographic and others participatory modelling tools (maps, GIS, ABM) and on novel planning practices to support local organizations and social dynamics. He is especially interested in supports allowing people to progress in the inter-connection between local and global decision processes.
Prof. Ian White is currently Professor of Hydrology at the Australian National University in Canberra (Australia). He is a distinguished member of several international organisations, including the UNESCO- IHP program. Major research theme is the prediction and measurement of the downstream impacts of landuse. Included here are the acidification of coastal streams, modelling the groundwater dynamics of salinity and waste disposal schemes, prediction of water use by trees, sustainability of water extraction from shallow groundwater systems in coastal areas, quantitative techniques for soil water measurement in the root and vadose zones at appropriate scales.
Titeem Auatabu is currently working for the Ministry of Natural Resources in Tarawa (Rep. Of Kiribati). With a background in drama, she has been involved in several plays and street theatre performances with educational aims. She was the local Coordinator of the AFD/ACIAR project in Tarawa and successfully managed her role of Game Master during the RPG sessions.
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