Modeling Ecological and Economic Changes in Cambodia
August 6, 2012 | From the field | Conservation & Sustainable Development
Water dwelling on the lake of Tonle Sap, near Siem Reap, Cambodia Photo: Jialiang Gao
The Boston University Department of Biology is developing new computational modeling to improve scientific understanding of water and fisheries resource use in Cambodia’s Tonle Sap region. The MacArthur-supported research will help forecast the ecological and economic consequences of new coastal policies and of larger forces such as climate change. By providing visual maps of ecosystem dynamics, researcher can help planners and policymakers predict the ecological consequences of various policy options.
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