Beijer Discussion Paper
Our Future in the Anthropocene Biosphere: Global sustainability and resilient societies

Folke et al. 2020. Beijer Discussion Paper 272: Our Future in the Anthropocene Biosphere: Global sustainability and resilient societies. Beijer Discussion Paper Series.

The corona pandemic has exposed the interconnected, tightly coupled and vulnerable globalised world. This White Paper sets the scientific stage for understanding and responding to such crises for global sustainability and resilient societies. We provide a systemic overview of the current situation; where people and nature are dynamically intertwined and embedded in the biosphere, placing shocks and extreme events as part of this dynamic; where...

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Underlagsrapport 2020:4 Metoder för att ändra kostvanor

Malin Jonell and Therese Lindahl. 2020. Underlagsrapport 2020:4 Metoder för att ändra kostvanor. Konsumentverket .

This report aims at providing an overview of various methods that can be used to influence people’s diets. Given the negative environmental impact and potentially negative health effects that may be associated with the consumption of animal foods, this report focuses on methods for reducing the consumption of these foods, especially red meat. In addition to identifying overall methods, we zoom in on a number...

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Styrmedel för hållbar matkonsumtion – en kunskapsöversikt och vägar framåt

Röös, E., J. Larsson, K. Resare Sahlin, M. Jonell, T. Lindahl, E. André, S. Säll, N. Harring, M. Persson. 2020. Styrmedel för hållbar matkonsumtion – en kunskapsöversikt och vägar framåt. SLU Future Food Reports 13 Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, forskningsplattformen SLU Future Food.

Den här rapporten är resultatet av ett samarbetsprojekt mellan Mistra Sustainable Consumption, SLU Future Food, Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, Centre for Collective Action Research (CeCAR) vid Göteborgs universitet samt Chalmers. Projektet syftade till att översiktligt kartlägga nuvarande kunskapsläge om styrmedel för en miljömässigt hållbar matkonsumtion samt att identifiera vad offentliga aktörer redan idag skulle kunna göra för att främja en positiv utveckling. Den riktar...

Journal article
Alternative pathways to sustainable seafood

Stoll, J.S., M. Bailey, M. Jonell. 2019. Alternative pathways to sustainable seafood. Conservation Letters 13:e12683.

Seafood certifications are a prominent tool being used to encourage sustainability in marine fisheries worldwide. However, questions about their efficacy remain the subject of ongoing debate. A main criticism is that they are not well suited for small‐scale fisheries or those in developing nations. This represents a dilemma because a significant share of global fishing activity occurs in these sectors. To overcome this shortcoming and...

Journal article
Interplay of trade and food system resilience: Gains on supply diversity over time at the cost of trade independency

Kummu, M.,P. Kinnunen, E. Lehikoinen, M. Porkka, C. Queiroz, E. Röös, M. Troell and C. Weil. 2020. Interplay of trade and food system resilience: Gains on supply diversity over time at the cost of trade independency. Global Food Security 24 (2020) 100360.

Rapidly increasing international food trade has drastically altered the global food system over the past decades. Using national scale indicators, we assess two of the resilience principles that directly reflect the effects of global trade on food systems – namely, maintaining diversity and redundancy, and managing connectivity. We perform our analysis for four nutritional components: dietary energy, proteins, fat, and quantity of vegetables & fruits...

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Reframing the sustainable seafood narrative

Tlusty, M.F., P. Tyedmers, M. Bailey, F. Ziegler, P.J.G. Henriksson, C. Béné, S. Bush, R. Newton, F. Ashe, D. C. Little, M. Troell and M. Jonell. 2019. Reframing the sustainable seafood narrative. Global Environmental Change 59:101991..

The dominant sustainable seafood narrative is one where developed world markets catalyze practice improvements by fisheries and aquaculture producers that enhance ocean health. The narrow framing of seafood sustainability in terms of aquaculture or fisheries management and ocean health has contributed to the omission of these important food production systems from the discussion on global food system sustainability. This omission is problematic. Seafood makes critical...

Journal article
Mapping diversity of species in global aquaculture

Metian, M., M. Troell, V. Christensen, J. Steenbeek, and S. Pouil. 2019. Mapping diversity of species in global aquaculture. Reviews in Aquaculture https://doi.org/10.1111/raq.12374.

Aquaculture is the world’s most diverse farming practice in terms of number of species, farming methods and environments used. While various organizations and institutions have promoted species diversification, overall species diversity within the aquaculture industry is likely not promoted nor sufficiently well quantified. Using the most extensive dataset available (FAO‐statistics) and an approach based on the Shannon Diversity index, this paper provides a method for...

Journal article
Ecological and functional consequences of coastal ocean acidification: Perspectives from the Baltic-Skagerrak System

Havenhand, J.N., H.L. Filipsson, S. Niiranen, M. troell, A-C. Crépin, S. Jagers, D. Langlet, S. Matti, D. Turner, M. Winder, P. de Wit, and L.G. Anderson. 2019. Ecological and functional consequences of coastal ocean acidification: Perspectives from the Baltic-Skagerrak System. Ambio 48(8):831–854.

Ocean temperatures are rising; species are shifting poleward, and pH is falling (ocean acidification, OA). We summarise current understanding of OA in the brackish Baltic-Skagerrak System, focussing on the direct, indirect and interactive effects of OA with other anthropogenic drivers on marine biogeochemistry, organisms and ecosystems. Substantial recent advances reveal a pattern of stronger responses (positive or negative) of species than ecosystems, more positive responses...

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Combined climate and nutritional performance of seafoods

Hallström, E., K. Bergman, K. Mifflin, R. Parker, P. Tyedmers, M. Troell, and F. Ziegler. 2019. Combined climate and nutritional performance of seafoods. Journal of Cleaner Production 230:402-411.

National authorities in many countries advise their populations to eat more seafood, for health and sometimes for environmental purposes, but give little guidance as to what type of seafood should be consumed. The large diversity in species and production methods results in variability both in the nutritional content and in the environmental performance of seafoods. More targeted dietary advice for sustainable seafood consumption requires a...

Book chapter
Certifying farmed seafood – a drop in the ocean or a ‘stepping-stone’ towards increased sustainability?

Jonell, M., M. Tlusty, M. Troell, and P. Rönnbäck. 2019. Certifying farmed seafood – a drop in the ocean or a ‘stepping-stone’ towards increased sustainability?. In: Vogt, M. Sustainability Certification Schemes in the Agricultural and Natural Resources Sectors: Outcomes for society and the environment. Oxon, Routledge, UK. Pp. 157−178.