He did his PhD on Asian aquaculture, using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to evaluate the environmental consequences of European seafood imports from Asia. His main research interests are related to identifying and promoting more sustainable aquaculture practices
With a background in marine biology, Patrik was introduced to LCA during his masters and has since developed a comprehensive approach towards tackling uncertainties around LCA results and product footprints, including the carbon footprint, water footprint, etc. Aquaculture became the natural overlap between aquatic ecosystems and the technosphere. Given that most aquaculture farming is situated in Asian, Patrik spends ample amounts of time visiting different actors in the Asian aquaculture value chain
As part of his post-doc at the Centre, Patrik aim to incorporate social and economic aspects in the Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (LCSA) framework. This will be done using aquaculture in Bangladesh and the Sardine fishery in the Strait of Bali as case studies.
Research news | 2018-03-05
Study from Bangladesh shows that intensification of aquaculture production can reduce some environmental impact, producing more using less
Research news | 2017-10-19
The starting point for a rethink on how we produce our food
Research news | 2017-08-21
Feed resources is the big challenge for expansion of marine aquaculture - not lack of suitable ocean space
Research news | 2017-06-07
New study introduces the 'seafood gap', the forgotten freshwater use in seafood production chains
2018 - Journal / article
Rising inequalities and accelerating global environmental change pose two of the most pressing challenges of the twenty-first century. To explore how these phenomena are linked, we apply a social-ecological systems perspective and review the literature to identify six different types of interactions (or “pathways”) between inequality and the biosphere. We find that most of the research so far has only considered one-directiona...
2018 - Journal / article
Our results reinforce the urgency of conserving mangrove forests and the need to quantify uncertainties around LULUC emissions. It also questions mixed mangrove concurrent shrimp farming, where partial removal of mangrove forests is endorsed based upon the benefits of partial mangrove conservation and maintenance of certain ecosystem services. While we recognize that these activities limit the chances of complete removal, our ...
2017 - Other publication
As authors of " China's aquaculture and the world's fisheries " (Cao et al., Science, 2015), we would like to dispute several claims presented in " A revisit to fishmeal usage and associated consequences in Chinese aquaculture " (Han et al., Reviews in Aquaculture, 2016), as the latter seriously misrepresents the intent and substance of our Science paper. In their review, Han and colleagues argue that although China's aquacult...
2017 - Journal / article
A recent paper by Qin and Suh (2016) provides an interesting test of the assumption of lognormally distributed life cycle inventory (LCI) results. We appreciate the importance of this work, and acknowledge that finding out this result must have taken a long computation time. In that respect, we would like to comment on the remark in section 4 that “conducting uncertainty analysis from the unit process level is neither time-eff...