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- Agent-based modelling
- Small-scale fisheries
- Complex adaptive systems
- Cross-scale Interactions
- Mobility and migration
- Marine protected areas
Emilie Lindkvist’s research is focused on using novel simulation models to understand diverse aspects of sustainability in social-ecological systems
Lindkvist uses agent-based simulation models to understand aspects of resilience and sustainability in social-ecological systems. She is interested in novel ways of combining qualitative data into these models, particularly in small-scale fisheries, to explore phenomena such as social differentiation, co-management, cooperation, mobility and migration, sequential resource exploitation, and overfishing.
Lindkvist is leading the research project “Navigating the complexity of small-scale fishery interventions: An intersection of agent-based modeling and participatory empirical research”. She is also participating in the research project “Inequality and the sustainable development goals: A multi-scale analysis of tradeoffs, synergies, and interactions” lead by Carl Folke and the Beijer Young Scholars, and the project “Approaches to causation in the social and natural sciences and their implications for theory building in sustainability science” lead by Maja Schlüter.
Lindkvist has a background in computer science from KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Uppsala University, as well as mathematics from Stockholm University, Sweden. She started working at the Systems Ecology Department at Stockholm University as a modeller together with Jon Norberg in 2004. She later pursued her PhD in sustainability Sciences at the Stockholm Resilience Centre with Jon Norberg and Maja Schlüter, titled “Learning-by-modeling–Novel Computational Approaches for Exploring the Dynamics of Learning and Self-governance in Social-ecological Systems”. In her following postdoc Lindkvist was funded by USA NSF coupled human nature systems grant in collaboration with researchers at Duke University Marine Lab, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of San Diego, and Darling Marine centre at Maine University.
Lindkvist is a member of the Beijer Young Scholars network, the MAREA research team (2016-2019), and the SES-LINK research team.
Blanca González García-Mon, PhD candidate
News articles with Lindqvist, Emelie
Research news | 2022-08-19
To understand complex fisheries, researchers must think outside their boxes
Traditional approaches are insufficient, social-ecological systems thinking can better capture complex interactions between people and ecosystems
Research news | 2022-04-22
How to visualize cause and effect
Study examines the strengths and weaknesses of different visualizations that can be used to illustrate causality in social-ecological systems
Research news | 2022-03-10
Why fishery trade networks are crucial for local food supply
Trade among small-scale fishery traders affects the overall capacity and variability of fish provision
Research news | 2021-05-07
Why small-scale fisheries pursue different ways to survive
Better understanding of diversification strategies could improve policies for the many millions of people who depend on small-scale fisheries
Publications by Lindqvist, Emelie
Visualization of causation in social-ecological systems
Journal / article | 2022
In social-ecological systems (SES), where social and ecological processes are intertwined, phenomena are usually complex and involve multiple interdependent causes. Figuring out causal relationships is thus challenging but needed to better understand and then affect or manage such systems. One important and widely used tool to identify and communicate causal relationships is visualization. Here, we present several common visua...
Untangling social–ecological interactions: A methods portfolio approach to tackling contemporary sustainability challenges in fisheries
Journal / article | 2022
Meeting the objectives of sustainable fisheries management requires attention to the complex interactions between humans, institutions and ecosystems that give rise to fishery outcomes. Traditional approaches to studying fisheries often do not fully capture, nor focus on these complex interactions between people and ecosystems. Despite advances in the scope and scale of interactions encompassed by more holistic methods, for ex...
Book chapter | 2021
This chapter is part of The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods for Social-Ecological Systems which provides a synthetic guide to the range of methods that can be employed in social-ecological systems (SES) research. The book is primarily targeted at graduate students, lecturers and researchers working on SES, and has been written in a style that is accessible to readers entering the field from a variety of different disci...