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Profile summary

  • Aquaculture
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Antibiotics
  • Seafood
  • Inequality
  • Blue Food
  • Nutrition security

Patrik Henriksson explores the future role of Blue Foods in a more sustainable global food portfolio

Henriksson has worked at SRC with the support from WorldFish since 2015, first as a post-doc, later as a researcher. His expertise is on Life Cycle Assessments of food commodities, with a focus on Blue Foods.

He is also exploring ways of reducing the environmental impact of aquaculture, especially in the Global South. This also includes ways to reduce antimicrobial use in fish farming.

Together with the Beijer Young Scholars, Henriksson is also trying to understand the interactions between inequality and the biosphere, using seafood and palm oil in Indonesia as a case study.

Henriksson has a background in marine biology, with a focus on environmental footprinting of aquaculture products. With an MSc from Stockholm University, he completed a PhD at Leiden University, the Netherlands in 2015.

After completing his PhD, Henriksson received funding from Vinnova to pursuit a post-doc between SRC and WorldFish. He later received funding from FORMAS to continue as a researcher, first through the SeaWin project, and later through the Inequality and the Biosphere project.

Henriksson is a scientific advisor for SEABOS, mainly through TFIII focusing on antibiotic stewardship in aquaculture. He has also contributed to the Blue Food Assessment, and is a proud member of the Beijer Young Scholars. He is also collaborating with Oxford University to develop the HESTIA platform, a standardised format to represent agri-environmental data.

Awards and achievemnts

  • Stiftelsen Konung Carl XVI Gustafs 50-årsfond för vetenskap, teknik och miljö
  • Expert Advisor for the WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award

Current funding

  • FORMAS Inequality and the Biosphere project (2020- 00454).
  • FORMAS SeaWin project (2016-00227)
  • CGIAR Trust Fund

Key publications

Gephart JA, Henriksson PJG, Parker RWR, et al (2021) Environmental performance of blue foods. Nature 597:360–365.

Henriksson PJG, Troell M, Banks LK, et al (2021) Interventions for improving the productivity and environmental performance of global aquaculture for future food security. One Earth 4:1220–1232.

Henriksson PJG, Belton B, Jahan KM-, Rico A (2018a) Measuring the potential for sustainable intensification of aquaculture in Bangladesh using life cycle assessment. Proc Natl Acad Sci 115:2958–2963.

Henriksson PJG, Rico A, Troell M, et al (2018b) Unpacking factors influencing antimicrobial use in global aquaculture and their implication for management: a review from a systems perspective. Sustain Sci 13:1105–1120.

Henriksson PJG, Rico A, Zhang W, et al (2015) Comparison of Asian Aquaculture Products by Use of Statistically Supported Life Cycle Assessment. Environ Sci Technol 49:14176–14183.

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Publications by Henriksson, Patrik