Self-management of forest resources in Mexico: an evolutionary dynamics approach

Autor: Alfredo Omar Palafox Roca
In this paper we study the sustainable self-management regime as an alternative of the conventional management programs. Self-managemet of forestry resources is the activity performed by a forest native rural community considering a collective agreement, without government intervention. Population, the social ecosystem, is divided in three types of sub-populations, mutually exclusive: cooperators, defectors and enforcers. Forestry resource dynamics, the biological ecosystem, is similar to the golden rule in economic growth. By means of an evolutionary dynamics we will analyze the interaction between social and biological ecosystems. Finally, stabilities of the dynamic system are presented in order to determine public policies to follow by this community in order to achieve sustainability.