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Emma is interested in marine resource management, particularly in the relationship between fishing practices, societal and ecological contexts and fishers’ local ecological knowledge.
In her research, Emma combines quantitative methods with qualitative in order to better understand the long-term development of Swedish coastal fisheries in the Baltic Sea and the potential of fishers’ local ecological knowledge in sustainable management of marine resources.
Before Emma started as a PhD student at the SRC, she worked as a research assistant at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. She has a MSc in Sustainability Science from Stockholm University and a BSc in biology from Gothenburg University.
Boonstra, W.J., S. Birnbaum, E. Björkvik
2016 - Journal / article
A substantial amount of scientific effort goes into understanding and measuring compliance in fisheries. Understanding why, how and when fishers follow or violate rules is crucial for designing effective fishery policies that can halt overfishing. Non-compliance was initially explained almost exclusively with reference to economic and self-interested motivations. More recently, however, most explanations involve a combination ...
Moksnes, P.-O., D.O. Mirera, E. Björkvik, M.I. Hamad, H.M. Mahudi, D. Nyqvist, N. Jiddawi, M. Troell
2015 - Journal / article
Predicting growth is critical in aquaculture, but models of growth are largely missing for mud crab species. Here, we present the first model of natural growth in juvenile and adult mud crabs Scylla serrata from East Africa using a stepwise growth function based on data on intermoult periods and growth at moult from field mark-recapture, pond and laboratory studies. The results showed a sigmoid growth pattern in carapace wid...