- Anthropocene ocean
- Marine social-ecological systems
- Coral reefs
- Transnational corporations
- Seafood industry
- R software
Jean-Baptiste Jouffray’s research focuses on the interlinked social, economic and ecological challenges that shape the new global ocean context
Jouffray is a postdoctoral researcher exploring what the Anthropocene means for the ocean, what it entails for how we study marine social-ecological systems and, essentially, what can be done to improve sustainability. His research involves inter- and transdisciplinary approaches, ranging from the Hawaiian archipelago and indicators for effective coral reef management to the global seafood industry, the role of transnational corporations, and whether there could be entry points for sustainability considerations into mainstream financial mechanisms.
Jouffray has a background in natural science with a BSc in Biology of Organisms, Populations and Ecosystems from University Paul-Sabatier (France), and an MSc in Ecology from Stockholm University (Sweden). In 2020, he graduated as a joint PhD in Sustainability Science of the Global Economic Dynamics and Biosphere programme at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University. His doctoral thesis was entitled “The Anthropocene Ocean – Risks and opportunities for global sustainability”.
Jouffray is involved in the Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship (SeaBOS) initiative, a co-production project between scientists and large transnational corporations, aimed at leading a global transformation towards sustainable seafood production and a healthy ocean. He is also engaged with The Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance, a multi-sector collaboration between governments, financial institutions, the insurance industry, environmental organisations and stakeholders from the Global South.
Jouffray is a member of the Resilience Alliance Young Scholars (RAYS) and Beijer Young Scholars (BYS).
News articles with Jouffray, Jean-Baptiste
Research news | 2021-06-11
Getting the seafood sector’s big fish to swim together for sustainability
Centre researcher Jean-Baptiste Jouffray reflects on what it will take to get the world’s biggest seafood companies to transform and what science must do to help them
Research news | 2021-06-09
Four signs the seafood industry is getting wiser about the ocean
“Bitter realities” remain but signs exist that seafood industry operations are starting to be more reflective of stewardship ideals
Research news | 2021-06-08
Six principles for a thriving Blue Economy
Increasing interactions between sectors like fishing, drilling and shipping risk side-lining efforts for ocean equity and sustainability. A new review provides guidelines for sustainably and more just use of the ocean
Research news | 2021-01-13
The “Ocean 100”: how a small group of companies dominate ocean economy
The 100 largest companies that operate within eight ocean industries took an estimated 60% of all revenues. The next step will be to explore their environmental footprint