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Wassénius is a joint PhD candidate between Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, and the Global Economic Dynamics and Biosphere programme (GEDB) at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Her PhD project focuses on identifying and understanding risks and vulnerabilities in the global food production system. Using this global approach allows her to investigate emergent patterns, and potentially emergent risks, that are not visible at the regional or local level. Similarly, looking at the food production system as a single system rather than at its sectoral components (e.g. fisheries, aquaculture and agriculture) allows for investigation into the connectivity between these sectors and its implication on risk and sustainability.
Outside her PhD project, Wassénius is involved in several projects focusing on the sustainable use of marine resources at a global scale. These different projects examine how different marine resource use activities interact with each other and their implication for sustainability.
Wassénius holds a MSc degree in Social-Ecological Resilience for Sustainable Development from Stockholm Resilience Centre and a BSc in Marine Biology from the University of St Andrews (UK). After completing her MSc degree, Wassénius worked for two years as a research assistant in the GEDB programme, before commencing her PhD in Sustainability Science.
Research news | 2019-10-02
Hardly any bank loan to industries within fisheries or aquaculture includes demands for a more sustainable business approach. Doing so could significantly reduce pressure on seafood resources
J.-B. Jouffray, B. Crona, E. Wassénius, J. Bebbington, B. Scholtens.
2019 - Journal / article
Can finance contribute to seafood sustainability? This is an increasingly relevant question given the projected growth of seafood markets and the magnitude of social and environmental challenges associated with seafood production. As more capital enters the seafood industry, it becomes crucial that investments steer the sector toward improved sustainability, as opposed to fueling unsustainable working conditions and overexploi...