Scientific Advisory Board


  • Örjan Bodin | Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC). Bodin is internationally recognized for his work on coupled social-ecological systems (SES) using a wide range of analytical techniques. His crossdisciplinary network analytical approach allows him to apply the same set of methods and conceptualization in studying such different things as power asymmetries resulting from different patterns of social and economic relationships among small-scale fishermen to large-scale analyses of seed dispersals in human-dominated and fragmented landscapes. It thus facilitates systemic analyses of SES that bridge scientific disciplines.

  • Phil Levin | The Nature Conservancy (TNC) & University of Washington (UW) is a community ecologist and conservation biologist who is interested in bridging the gap between theory and practice in conservation biology and developing modelling and statistical approaches to inform EBM. He developed scientific tools to inform Integrated Ecosystem Assessments (IEA) and Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning in the US. Specifically, he created the so-called Levin’s cycle (Levin et al. 2009), an international reference framework for IEA. Levin leads the Ecosystem Science Program at NOAA and currently works at TNC and WU.

  • Debbi Pedreschi | Marine Institute (MI, Ireland). This young transdisciplinary researcher has developed successful participatory initiatives: Debbi, together with Dave Reid, co-chaired ICES WKIrish (Workshop on an Ecosystem-based Approach to Fishery Management for the Irish Sea). WKIrish has been flagged by ICES as a successful example of incorporation of fishers ecological knowledge into science as fishers helped reconstruct a times series of fishing effort that was crucial to calibrate a mass-balanced model (EwE). SNAPQUIVIR has a broader scope –beyond fisheries– but Pedreschi’s advice will be instrumental in incorporating stakeholders views and knowledge. Pedreschi has been appointed by ICES as chair of its IEA steering group (