Webinar: Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping: a decision-making tool for land stewardship and wildfire management

  

Who: University of Hawaiʻi’s Rachael Cleveland will present a decision support tool called Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping (FCM) which enables all stakeholders to create a “mental map” to aid in complex decision making.
What: As Hawai`i land managers know all too well, natural and cultural resource stewardship can be a daunting undertaking involving many stakeholders from different backgrounds taking into account complex social, cultural, and ecological considerations. In this webinar, UH Mānoa Masters student Rachael Cleveland will demonstrate the utility of a decision support tool called Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping (FCM) which enables all stakeholders to create a "mental map" that can capture and compute the impacts of various decision-making scenarios on important resources. Land managers will learn how the FCM software works and its application to a wildfire group in Wai`anae, Hawai`i whom she interviewed as part of her research.