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Published: 2012-09-11
Students' blog on experiences doing research within a transdisciplinary BNI project
Two students, supervised by Wijnand Boonstra, have written blogs about their experiences interviewing fishers within the FORMSAS project Regime shifts in the Baltic Sea ecosystem
The project Regime shifts in the Baltic Sea ecosystem - modelling complex adaptive ecosystems and governance implications is a transdisciplinary project at the Stockholm University, partly lead by the Baltic Nest Institute.

One of its Work Packages (WP 4) deals with response capacity in management, aiming to identify, analyze and evaluate multi-level, multi-lateral governance strategies that are able to respond promptly to new ecological information, as well as steer away from critical ecological thresholds, large scale ecosystem crises and move out of undesirable states when regime shifts have already taken place.

What keeps fishers fishing in the Baltic Sea?
Wijnand Boonstra manages some of the projects under WP4. Two of his students have conducted fieldwork within the project, interviewing Swedish fishers. Their research focuses on power, culture and traditions as drivers of fishing practices in the Baltic.

They have now written blogs about their research, sharing their experiences, in the newsblog Sustainable Development Update (SDU). SDU focuses on the links between ecology, society and the ecobomy.

Below you can find a link to the blogs:
1. Maja Berggren: What keeps fishers fishing in the Baltic Sea? – In the Gothenburg Archipelago.
2. Emma Björkvik: Small-scale fishing in the Baltic. What keeps them going?

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Updated: 2012-09-11
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