A systems ecologist by training and a sustainability governance scholar, I am passionate about food systems, sustainable aquatic production and the role of market based mechanisms.
Jonell’s main research interest is sustainable food production, and in particular the role of markets, trade and the private sector in driving positive change in the growing seafood sector. Jonell has a background in ecology and more recently has included theory and methods from environmental psychology, industrial ecology and sustainability science in her work.
In the SEAWIN project, Jonell’s research centers on the role of the retail sector, consumers and other market actors in driving demand for sustainable seafood. Moreover, she is interested in investigating the environmental effects of implementation of aquaculture eco-certification schemes.
Prior to her current work, Jonell worked with SRC and EAT as a postdoctoral fellow on the EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems. The Commission defined the safe operating space for global food systems by setting scientific targets for both sustainable food production and healthy diets. Jonell’s work focused on food sustainability metrics and in particular the role of “Blue Foods” (fish, shellfish and algae) in the global food system.
Governing the salmon farming industry: Comparison between national regulations and the ASC salmon standard
Luthman, O., M. Jonell, and M. Troell. 2019. Governing the salmon farming industry: Comparison between national regulations and the ASC salmon standard. Marine Policy 106: 03534.READ MORE
Eco-certification of Farmed Seafood: Will it Make a Difference?
Jonell, M., M. Phillips, P. Rönnbäck, and M. Troell. 2013. Eco-certification of Farmed Seafood: Will it Make a Difference? Ambio 42(6):659-74.READ MORE
Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems
Willett, W., J. Rockström, B. Loken, M. Springmann, T. Lang, S. Vermeulen, T. Garnett, D. Tilman, F. DeClerck, A. Wood, M. Jonell, M. Clark. 2019. Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems. EAT-Lancet. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31788-4READ MORE