Arvid Marklund

Arvid Marklund is a research assistant within the Governance, Technology and Complexity (GTC) Programme. His work spans from broadly studying the risks and opportunities associated with AI-powered emotion recognition and responsiveness in the context of sustainability, to more specific applications such as the use of Natural Language Processing (NLP) in social bot mediated climate disinformation on social media. Marklund holds a MSc in Psychology and...

Beijer Institute researchers among the world’s most cited

The Beijer Institute’s director Carl Folke and programme director Max Troell are both listed on the exclusive 2022 Clarivate Analytics overview of the world’s most cited researchers. The list recognizes world-class researchers selected for their exceptional research performance, demonstrated by production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science. “Highly Cited Researchers...

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

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...

The role of seafood in the future food system

Results from the research project Seawin will be presented at the project’s final seminar 24 November 2022, 10-12 (CET).   The event focuses on the role of seafood in the future food system – in Sweden and the world. Shorter presentations are interspersed with discussion about sustainability, health, and development potential with different actors in Sweden. Much of the focus is on cultivation, but the...

Anna Tompsett

Tompsett’s research focuses primarily on public goods. These are goods whose presence or absence affects many people simultaneously, like a stable climate, an effective treatment for a disease, or a source of safe drinking water. Her research leverages novel sources of data combined with natural and field experiments.   One strand of her research asks how public goods shape the trajectories of human development. She...

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

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...

Henrik Österblom

With a background in marine ecology and having served as strategic advisor to the Swedish government in the environmental advisory council, I have explored how diverse actors collaborate to solve complex challenges in the Southern Ocean. Drawing in these experiences, I took part in developing the SeaBOS initiative, where scientists and seafood business representatives – from Japan, Norway, Korea and Thailand – collaboratively explore solutions...

Krisztina Jónás

Krisztina Jónás is a research assistant within the Behaviour, Economics and Nature (BEN) Programme. She explores the connection between human behavior, governance, and the biosphere. Her research interests furthermore include aquatic ecosystems, and the role of human behaviour in just sustainability transformations. Previously, Jónás worked with anticipatory governance and complex-adaptive systems at the SES-Link team of Stockholm Resilience Centre and with a wide range of...