Journal article
Avoiding catastrophic collapse in small-scale fisheries through inefficient cooperation: evidence from a framed field experiment

Lindahl, T. and R. Jarungrattanapong. 2022. Avoiding catastrophic collapse in small-scale fisheries through inefficient cooperation: evidence from a framed field experiment. Environment and Development Economics https://doi.org/10.1017/S1355770X22000171.

Small-scale fisheries (SSFs) are significant for poverty alleviation, but are threatened by over-exploitation and climate change effects such as drastic drops in regrowth rates. How will fishers adapt? To shed light on this, we ran a common-pool resource experiment with SSF fishers in Thailand. Our results show that groups confronted with a potential abrupt drop in the regrowth rate are more likely to form cooperative...

Journal article
Farming the Ocean – Seaweeds as a Quick Fix for the Climate?

Troell, M., P.J.G. Henriksson,  A.H. Buschmann, T. Chopin and S. Quahe. 2022. Farming the Ocean – Seaweeds as a Quick Fix for the Climate?. Reviews in Fisheries Science & Aquaculture .

Finding ways to keep global warming under 1.5 degrees Celsius is urgent and will need a portfolio of solutions. Seaweeds are marine photosynthetic organisms that humans harvest either from the wild or farm, to be used in many applications and providing various ecosystem services. Large scale farming of seaweeds for absorbing carbon has lately been promoted as a climate “fix”. The major shortcomings of this...

Journal article
Aquaculture will continue to depend more on land than sea

Zhang, W., B. Belton, P. Edwards, P.J.G. Henriks­son, D.C. Little, R. Newton, and M. Troell. 2022. Aquaculture will continue to depend more on land than sea. Nature 603(7900):E2–E4.

Book chapter
Navigating the dynamics of people-planet relationships: A social-ecological systems perspective

Bennett, E., and Reyers, B. 2022. Navigating the dynamics of people-planet relationships: A social-ecological systems perspective. In: Passarelli, D. and D. Day (eds.). Reimagining the Human-Environment Relationship. UN Universi­ty and UN Environment Programme. Pp. .

People-planet interactions and interdependencies connect sectors and scales in complex, changing ways; those changes can be incremental or abrupt, expected or surprising. Climate change, rising inequalities, biodiversity loss, food insecurity and other global problems involve interlinked cross-scale systems driven by feedbacks that connect far-flung localities to one another and link local to global, such that actions in one place often impact far distant places or...

Journal article
Electricity con­sumption as a new indicator of inequality

Wu, S., C. Li, and C. Wei. 2022. Electricity con­sumption as a new indicator of inequality. Ener­gy Research & Social Science 90:102677.

Inequality is a growing public concern and economic threat. The degree of which, however, varies greatly depending on the choice of indicators for measurement. In this paper, we compare the strength and weaknesses of the existing indicators such as income and wealth and propose a new measure of inequality based on household electricity consumption. We believe that our measure has the advantage of capturing both...

Journal article
Life cycle assessment of Indonesian canned crab (Portunus pelagicus)

Wiloso, E.I., M. Romli, B.A. Nugraha, A.R. Wiloso, A.A.R. Setiawan, and P.J.G. Henriksson. 2022. Life cycle assessment of Indonesian canned crab (Portunus pelagicus). Journal of Industrial Ecology 2030:1-14.

Indonesia is an archipelagic country with abundant marine wealth that makes it the world’s second largest producer of fish after China. While most of Indonesia’s capture marine fisheries (80%) are consumed domestically, around 90% of blue swimming crab (BSC) products are exported, mainly in cans. This makes up almost half of all BSC products on the global market, with the United States and the European...

Journal article
Combining approaches: Looking behind the scenes of integrating multiple types of evidence from controlled behavioural exper­iments through agent-based modelling

Wijermans, N., C. Schill, T. Lindahl, and M. Schlüter. 2022. Combining approaches: Looking behind the scenes of integrating multiple types of evidence from controlled behavioural exper­iments through agent-based modelling. Inter­national Journal of Social Research Methodolo­gy 25(4):569-581.

Understanding complex (social) phenomena benefits from combining different tools, perspectives, expertise, and experiences. Research designs that combine approaches are gaining in popularity. Carrying out research in interdisciplinary teams, however, is a challenging, high-investment activity. Unawareness of and reflecting on conflicting ways of seeing or studying the world may endanger project success. Agent-based modelling has proven instrumental in bringing together different approaches. Yet, this potential enabler...

Journal article
Recent advanc­es in China’s sustainable transition studies

Wei, C., Xu, and C.-Z. Li. 2022. Recent advanc­es in China’s sustainable transition studies. Let­ters in Spatial and Resource Sciences .

The world is confronted with increasing uncertainty and divisive threats to a sustainable global transition. Deglobalization is driving economic decoupling, and the pandemic is further preventing social exchange. The outcome of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference is a rare source of positive news. This special issue, entitled “Space Reconstruction in China’s Sustainable Transition: Land, Energy and Carbon Emission”, makes a timely academic contribution in...

Journal article
The vital roles of blue foods in the global food system

Tigchelaar, M. et al. 2022. The vital roles of blue foods in the global food system. Global Food Security 33:100637.

Blue foods play a central role in food and nutrition security for billions of people and are a cornerstone of the livelihoods, economies, and cultures of many coastal and riparian communities. Blue foods are extraordinarily diverse, are often rich in essential micronutrients and fatty acids, and can often be produced in ways that are more environmentally sustainable than terrestrial animal-source foods. Capture fisheries constitute the largest wild-food...

Book chapter
Cross-scale social-ecolog­ical stewardship for navigating toward more sustainable and just futures

Chapin III, F.S., R. Biggs, N. Sitas, C. Folke, and G.P. Kofinas. 2022. Cross-scale social-ecolog­ical stewardship for navigating toward more sustainable and just futures. In: Gunderson, L.H., C.R. Allen, and A. Garmestani (eds.). Applied Panarchy: Applications and Diffusion across Disciplines. Island Press, Washington DC, USA. Pp. 275-288.