Beijer Fellows

Max Troell | Associate Professor (Ecologist), Researcher

Max Troell is an Associated Professor and holds a dual research appointment between Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) and the Beijer Institute of ecological economics. He jointly leads SRC’s Governance of Coastal and Marine Systems theme and directs Beijer’s Global Aquaculture program. He is a system ecologist that for almost two decades has worked with environmental and social possibilities and challenges associated with aquaculture development. This work has involved identification of key linkages between supporting natural and social systems and aquaculture. Besides an aquaculture focus Troell has also worked more generally with the ecological basis for valuation of coastal ecosystems, biodiversity and resilience. Dr. Troell is a world-leading scientist in aquaculture research, with experience spanning Asian, South America and African systems. His work pointing to the possibilities and challenges of sustainable farming been published in Nature, Science, PNAS, Global Environmental Change etc. and has received as much attention in science as policy fora. Dr. Troell has been acting in an advisory capacity for a number of organisations and committees and has established strong links with a wide range of academic and non-academic organisations around the world.

Max Troell

Contact

Phone + 46 8 673 95 32
Fax + 46 8 15 24 64
E-mail 
Address: The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Box 50005, SE-104 05 Stockholm Sweden


Presentation

Scientific expertise and communication experience - overview

A system ecologist that for almost two decades worked with environmental and social possibilities and challenges associated with aquaculture development. Work has involved identification of key linkages between supporting natural and social systems and aquaculture. Besides an aquaculture focus ecological basis for valuation of coastal ecosystems, biodiversity and resilience been researched. Sustainable seafood utilisation been addressed out from a broader global sustainability perspective - embracing both equity and poverty related issues. Aquaculture research include work in Asia, South America and Africa. More than 90 publications from research cutting across normal barriers into fields such as environmental management, ecological economics, resource biology, social-ecological modelling, etc. published in e.g. Nature, Science, PNAS, Global Environmental Change as well as aquaculture specific journals. Advisor for a number of organisations and committees and has established strong links with a wide range of academic and non-academic organisations around the world. Been involved in FAOs work on the Ecosystem Approach to Aquaculture (EAA) and been a pioneer in contributing to global development of integrated aquaculture. Communicating results through various scientific symposiums and also at government/NGOs initiated workshops and symposiums as well as targeted working group and writing articles in newspapers.

Total number of peer-reviewed publications: 87 (incl. book chapters); WoS 56; Citation 3027; Avg. citation 54; h-index 25

Senior lecturer expertise

Experience from leading and administrating university courses, as well as teaching as lecturer at different university courses including Stockholm University, Umeå University, Uppsala University, Gotland University and KTH. Focus on different aspects of sustainable development, resource systems, systems ecology, aquaculture and marine ecology. Also involved in the Environmental Economics PhD program at Gothenburg University - course leader for PhD course “Ecology and Economic management”. Supervision of PhD, MSc and BSc students working with sustainable coastal zone management issues and sustainability in fisheries and aquaculture - in developing countries in Africa and Asia, Sweden and global perspectives. Supervision: 3 Post-docs, 7 PhD and 28 MSc/BSc. Examiner for international and national courses, opponent and member of evaluation committees for a number of Licentiate Philosophy Thesis and Doctoral thesis.