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


Publications

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503 Ocean space for seafood
Troell, M., M. Jonell, P.J.G. Henriksson. 2017. Nature Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-017-0304-6

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501 Seafood from a changing Arctic
Troell, M., A. Eide, J. Isaksen, Ø. Hermansen and A.-C. Crépin. 2017. Ambio 46(Suppl. 3):S368–S386

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498 Rewiring Food Systems to Enhance Human Health and Biosphere Stewardship
Gordon, L.J., V. Bignet, B. Crona, P. Henriksson, T. van Holt, M. Jonell, T. Lindahl, M. Troell, S. Barthel, L. Deutsch, C. Folke, J. Haider, J. Rockström, and C. Queiroz. 2017. Environmental Research Letters 12:100201 https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aa81dc

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494 Aquaculture
Troell, M., N. Kautsky, M. Beveridge, P. Henriksson, J. Primavera, P. Rönnbäck, C. Folke, and M. Jonell (2017). In: Reference Module in Life Sciences. Elsevier, ISBN: 978-0-12-809633-8.

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470 Shocks to fish production: Identification, trends, and consequences.
Gephart, J. A., L. Deutsch, M. L. Pace, M. Troell, and D. A. Seekell. (2017). Global Environmental Change 42:24–32.

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468 Is fish a fish - adding fish to the global food sustainability transformation.
Troell, M., F. Ziegler, and P. Henriksson. (2016) Science 353(6305):1202–1204. DOI: 10.1126/science.aah4765

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462 Feasibility of extensive, small-scale mud crab (Scylla serrata) farming in East Africa
Moksnes, P-O., Mirera D., Lokina, R., Ochiewo, J., Mahudi, H., Jiddawi, N., Hamad, M. Troell, M. (2015) WIO Journal of Marine Science 14 (1 & 2), 23-38

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455  Marine ecosystem science on an intertwined planet
Österblom, H., B.I. Crona, C. Folke, M. Nyström and M. Troell (2017). Ecosystems 20: 54. doi:10.1007/s10021-016-9998-6

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448 Towards a typology of interactions between small-scale fisheries and the global seafood trade
Crona, B., X. Basurto, D. Squires, S. Gelcich, T.M. Daw, A. Khan, E. Havice, V. Chomo, M. Troell and E. Buchary (2016). Marine Policy 65:1-10.

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441 Comment on ‘Water footprint of marine protein consumption—aquaculture’s link to agriculture’
Troell, M. M. Metian, M. Beveridge, M. Verdegem, and L. Deutsch (2014). Environ. Res. Lett. 9, 109001 (4pp). doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/10/109001

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440 A revolution without people? Closing the people–policy gap in aquaculture development
Krause, G., C. Brugere, A. Diedrich, M.W. Ebeling, S.C.A. Ferse, E. Mikkelsen, J.A. Pérez Agúndez, S.M. Stead, N. Stybel, M. Troell (2015). Aquaculture, 44:44-55. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2015.02.009

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437 Synchronous failure: the emerging causal architecture of global crisis.
Homer-Dixon, T., B. Walker, R. Biggs, A.-S. Crépin, C. Folke, E. F. Lambin, G. D. Peterson, J. Rockström, M. Scheffer, W. Steffen, and M. Troell (2015). Ecology and Society 20(3): 6. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-07681-200306

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436 Contagious exploitation of marine resources.
H. Eriksson, H. Österblom, B. Crona, M. Troell, N. Andrew, J. Wilen, C. Folke. 2015. Front Ecol Environ 13(8): 435–440, doi:10.1890/140312

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426 Antimicrobial use in aquaculture: Some complementing facts
Henriksson, P.J.G., M. Troell and A. Rico. (2015) Letter. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112(26):E3317.

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425 Use of Wastewater from Striped Catfish (Pangasianodon hypophthalmus) Pond Culture for Integrated Rice–Fish–Vegetable Farming Systems in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam
Thi Da, C., L. H., Phuoc, H. N. Duc, M. Troell and H. Berg. (2015) Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 39(5):580-597.

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415 Transnational Corporations as ‘Keystone Actors’ in Marine Ecosystems
Österblom, H., J.-B. Jouffray, C. Folke, B. Crona, M. Troell, A. Merrie and J. Rockström. (2015) PLoS ONE 10(5): e0127533.

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411 Masked, diluted and drowned out: how global seafood trade weakens signals from marine ecosystems
Crona, B.I., T. Daw, W. Swartz, A. Norström, M. Nyström, M. Thyresson. C. Folke, J. Hentati-Sundberg, H. Österblom, L. Deutsch and M. Troell. (2015) Fish and Fisheries. doi: 10.1111/faf.12109

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407 Does aquaculture add resilience to the global food system?
Troell M., R. L. Naylor, M. Metian, M. Beveridge, P.H. Tyedmers, C. Folke, K. J. Arrow, S. Barrett, A.-S. Crépin, P.R. Ehrlich, Å. Gren, N. Kautsky, S.A. Levin, K. Nyborg, H. Österblom, S. Polasky, M. Scheffer, B.H. Walker, T. Xepapadeas and A. de Zeeuw. (2014) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111(37):13257-13263.

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405 China’s aquaculture and the world’s wild fisheries
Ling Cao, L., R. Naylor, P. Henriksson, D. Leadbitter, M. Metian, M. Troell, W. Zhang (2015). Science 347(6218):133-135.

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392 Stepwise function of natural growth for Scylla serrata in East Africa: a valuable tool for assessing growth of mud crabs in aquaculture
Moksnes, P.-O., D. O. Mirera, E. Björkvik, M. I. Hamad, H. M. Mahudi, D. Nyqvist, N. Jiddawi, and M. Troell. (2014) Aquaculture Research 1-16.

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391 Applying resilience thinking to production ecosystems
Rist, L., A. Felton, M. Nyström, M. Troell, R. A. Sponseller, J. Bengtsson, H. Österblom, R. Lindborg, P. Tidåker, D. G. Angeler, R. Milestad, and J. Moen. (2014) Ecosphere 5(6):73.

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390 Farming of Bluefin tuna – reconsidering global estimates and sustainability concerns
Metian M., S. Pouil, A. M. Boustany, and M. Troell. (2014) Reviews in Fisheries Science & Aquaculture 22(3):184-192.

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377 Meeting the food and nutrition needs of the poor: the role of fish and the opportunities and challenges emerging from the rise of aquaculture
Beveridge, M. C. M., Thilsted, S. H., Phillips, M. J., Metian, M., Troell, M., Hall, S.J. (2013) Journal of Fish Biology 83(4):1067–1084.

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375 Regime shifts and management
Crépin, A.-S., R. Biggs, S. Polasky, M. Troell, and A. de Zeeuw (2013). In: Shogren, J.F. (ed.). Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resource, and Environmental Economics, Vol. 2., Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Pp. 339–348.

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366 Eco-certification of Farmed Seafood: Will it Make a Difference?
Jonell, M., Phillips, M., Rönnbäck. P., and M. Troell (2013). Ambio 42. DOI 10.1007/s13280-013-0409-3

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365 Confronting Feedbacks of Degraded Marine Ecosystems
Nyström, M., A.V. Norström, T. Bleckner, M. de la Torre Castro, J.S. Eklöf, C. Folke, H. Österblom, R.S. Steneck, M. Thyresson, and M. Troell (2012). Ecosystems 15:695-710.

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362 Aquaculture
Troell, M., Kautsky, N., Beveridge, M., Henriksson, P., Primavera, J., Rönnbäck, P., and C. Folke (2013). In: Levin S.A. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, second edition, Volume 1, pp. 189-201. Waltham, MA: Academic Press.

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360 Life Cycle Assessments and Their Applications to Aquaculture Production Systems
Henriksson, P., Pelletier, N., Troell, M., and P. Tyedmers (2012). Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology. Meyers, Robert A. (Ed.) 1st Edition, (2012), 10500 p.

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359 Social-ecological systems as complex adaptive systems: modeling and policy implications
Levin, S., T. Xepapadeas, A.-S. Crepin, J. Norberg, A. de Zeeuw, C. Folke, T.P. Hughes, K.J. Arrow, S. Barrett, G. Daily, P. Ehrlich, N. Kautsky, K.-G. Mäler, S. Polasky, M. Troell, J. Vincent, and B.H. Walker (2013). Environment and Development Economics (2012), CJO2012. doi:10.1017/S1355770X12000460.

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358 Regime shifts and management
Crépin, A.-S., Biggs, R., Polasky, S., Troell, M., and A. de Zeeuw (2012). Ecological Economics 84:15–22.

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330 Growth and reproductive simulation of candidate shellfish species at fish cages in the Southern Mediterranean: Dynamic Energy Budget (DEB) modelling for integrated multi-trophic aquaculture
Sarà, G., Reid, G.K., Rinaldi, A., Palmeri, V., Troell, M., Kooijman, S.A.L.M. Aquaculture 324-325 (2012) 259–266.

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324 Sea Cucumber Aquaculture in the Western Indian Ocean: Challenges for Sustainable Livelihood and Stock Improvement
Hampus Eriksson, Georgina Robinson,Matthew J. Slater, Max Troell. (2011). Ambio, DOI 10.1007/s13280-011-0195-8

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323 Global trade of fisheries products: Implications for marine ecosystems and their services
Lisa Deutsch, Max Troell, Karin Limburg, Miriam Huitric In T. Köllner (ed.), Ecosystem Services and Global Trade of Natural Resources: Ecology, Economics and Policies. Routledge, London, UK. 304 pp

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322 Energy Intensity of Agriculture and Food Systems
Nathan Pelletier, Eric Audsley, Sonja Brodt, Tara Garnett,Patrik Henriksson, Alissa Kendall, Klass-Jan Kramer, David Murphy, Thomas Nemecek,and Max Troell Annual Review of Environment and Resources. Vol. 36.

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315 Commentary to: Does bivalve mollusc polyculture reduce marine finfish farming environmental impact.
Troell, M., Chapin, T., Reid, G., Robinson, S., Sará, G. Aquaculture (2010).

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292 Integrated marine and brackishwater aquaculture in tropical regions: research, implementation and prospects.
Max Troell. In D. Soto (ed.). Integrated mariculture: a global review. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper. No. 529. Rome, FAO. pp. 47—131.

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290 Prawn postlarvae fishing in coastal Bangladesh: Challenges for sustainable livelihoods
Nesar Ahmed, Max Troell, Edward H. Allison, James F. Muir Marine Policy 34 (2010) 218–227

Beijer Discussion Paper
249 Indicators for sustainable seafood production
Anne-Sophie Crépin, Sebastian Petrick, Edgar Morgenroth, Michel André, Arne Eide, Øystein Hermansen, John Isaksen, Therese Lindahl, Anna Stammler-Gossman and Max Troell. 2014.

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246 Feeding Aquaculture Growth through Globalization; Exploitation of Marine Ecosystems for Fishmeal
Deutsch, L., S. Gräslund, C. Folke, M. Huitric, N. Kautsky, M. Troell and L. Lebel. 2007 Global Environmental Change 17:238-249 (2007).

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233 Adaptive Management of the Great Barrier Reef and the Grand Canyon World Heritage Areas
Terence P. Hughes, Lance H. Gunderson, Carl Folke, Andrew H. Baird, David Bellwood, Fikret Berkes, Beatrice Crona, Ariella Helfgott, Heather Leslie, Jon Norberg, Magnus Nyström, Per Olsson, Henrik Österblom, Marten Scheffer, Heidi Schuttenberg, Robert S. Steneck, Maria Tengö, Max Troell, Brian Walker, James Wilson and Boris Worm. 2007 Ambio, Vol. 36, No. 7, November 2007 (2008).

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232 Ecosystem Goods and Services from Swedish Coastal Habitats: Identification, Valuation, and Implications of Ecosystem Shifts
Patrik Rönnbäck, Nils Kautsky, Leif Pihl, Max Troell, Tore Söderqvist and Håkan Wennhage Ambio, Vol. 36, No. 7, November 2007 (2008)

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223 Shift in Fish Assemblage Structure Due to Loss of Seagrass Zostera marina Habitats in Sweden
Leif Pihl, Susanne Baden, Nils Kautsky, Patrik Rönnbäck, Tore Söderqvist, Max Troell and Håkan Wennhage, 2006 Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 67:123-132 (2006).

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220 Abalone Farming in South Africa: An Overview with Perspectives on Kelp Resources, Abalone Feed, Potential for On-farm Seaweed Production and Socio-Economic Importance
M. Troell, D. Robertson-Andersson, R.J. Anderson, J.J. Bolton, G. Maneveldt, C. Halling and T. Probyn, 2006 Aquaculture 257:266-281 (2006).

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211 Regime Shifts and Ecosystem Services in Swedish Coastal Soft Bottom Habitats: When Resilience is Undesirable
Max Troell, Leif Pihl, Patrik Rönnbäck, Håkan Wennhage, Tore Söderqvist and Nils Kautsky, 2005 Ecology and Society 10 (1): 30

Beijer Discussion Paper
210 The Ecosystem Approach to Aquaculture: An analysis of adaptive governance and management of small-scale coastal shrimp aquaculture in Thailand
Robert Johnson and Max Troell. 2008

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210 Remote Sensing and Ethnobotanical Assessment of the Mangrove Forest Changes in the Navachiste-San Ignacio-Macapule Lagoon Complex, Sinaloa, Mexico
Rubi Hernández Cornejo, Nico Koedam, Arturo Ruiz Luna, Max Troell and Farid Dahdouh-Guebas. 2005 Ecology and Society 10(1): 16

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208 Mangrove Dependence and Socio-economic Concerns in Shrimp Hatcheries of Andhra Pradesh, India
P. Rönnbäck, M. Troell, T. Zetterström and D.E. Babu, 2003 Environmental Conservation 30 (4):344-352 (2003).

Beijer Discussion Paper
187 When Resilience is Undesirable: Regime Shifts and Ecosystem Service Generation in Swedish Coastal Soft Bottom Habitats
Max Troell, Leif Pihl, Patrik Rönnbäck, Håkan Wennhage, Tore Söderqvist and Nils Kautsky. 2004

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160 Integrating Seaweeds Into Marine Aquaculture Systems: A Key Toward Sustainability
Thierry Chopin, Alejandro H. Buschmann, Christina Halling, Max Troell, Nils Kaustsky, 2001 et al. J. Phycol. 37, 975-986 (2001)

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150 Misplaced Critique: Assumptions and Applications of the EF
Max Troell, Lisa Deutsch, Patrick Rönnbäck, Carl Folke and Nils Kautsky. 2002

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146  Ecosystem Perspective on Management of Disease in Shrimp Pond Farming
Nils Kautsky, Patrik Rönnbäck, Michael Tedengren and Max Troell,2000 Aquaculture 191 (2000) pp. 145-161

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137 The ‘Ecological Footprint’: Communicating Human Dependence on Nature’s Work
Lisa Deutsch, Åsa Jansson, Max Troell, Patrik Rönnbäck, Carl Folke, Nils Kautsky, 2000 Ecological Economics 32 (2000) pp.351-355

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116 The Ecological Footprint Concept for Sustainable Seafood
Carl Folke, Nils Kautsky, Håkan Berg, Åsa Jansson, and Max Troell 1998 Ecological Applications 8(1) Supplement, 1998, pp. S63-S71

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112 Applicability of Integrated Coastal Aquaculture Systems
Max Troell, Nils Kautsky, Carl Folke. 1999 Ocean & Coastal Management 42 (1999) 63-69

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88 Salmon Farming in Context: Responses to Black et al
Carl Folke, Nils Kautsky, and Max Troell. 1997 Journal of Environmental Management 50, pp 95-10

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73 Managing Aquaculture for Sustainability in Tropical Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe
Håkan Berg, Petra Michélsen, Max Troell, Carl Folke, and Nils Kautsky, 1996 Ecological Economics 18:141-159.

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21 Internalizing Environmental Costs of Salmon Farming
Carl Folke, Nils Kautsky and Max Troell. 1992

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20 The Costs of Eutrophication from Salmon farming: Implications for Policy
Carl Folke, Nils Kautsky, Max Troell. 1994 Journal of Environmental Management 40: 173-182