He did his PhD on Asian aquaculture, using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to evaluate the environmental consequences of European seafood imports from Asia. His main research interests are related to identifying and promoting more sustainable aquaculture practices
With a background in marine biology, Patrik was introduced to LCA during his masters and has since developed a comprehensive approach towards tackling uncertainties around LCA results and product footprints, including the carbon footprint, water footprint, etc. Aquaculture became the natural overlap between aquatic ecosystems and the technosphere. Given that most aquaculture farming is situated in Asian, Patrik spends ample amounts of time visiting different actors in the Asian aquaculture value chain
As part of his post-doc at the Centre, Patrik aim to incorporate social and economic aspects in the Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (LCSA) framework. This will be done using aquaculture in Bangladesh and the Sardine fishery in the Strait of Bali as case studies.
Research news | 2017-06-07
New study introduces the 'seafood gap', the forgotten freshwater use in seafood production chains
Research news | 2017-02-03
Recent Science paper on China’s aquaculture industry met with criticism from peers
Research news | 2016-11-03
New grant from Formas will fund research on how to sustainably increase production and consumption of seafood in Sweden
2017 - Journal / article
Freshwater use for food production is projected to increase substantially in the coming decades with population growth, changing demographics, and shifting diets. Ensuring joint food-water security has prompted efforts to quantify freshwater use for different food products and production methods. However, few analyses quantify freshwater use for seafood production, and those that do use inconsistent water accounting. This inh...
2016 - Journal / article
The Perspective on food sustainability (T. Garnett, 16 September, 353/6305) gives valuable insights related to links between dietary choices, environmental impacts and health. Substituting meat with fish could, as stated, only result in a transfer of impacts. If, however, fish is caught sustainably, respecting biological limits and using smart fishing methods, capture fisheries can produce low-impact food without requiring lan...
2015 - Journal / article
In their article “Global trends in antimicrobial use in food animals” (1), Van Boeckel et al. provide important insights into antimicrobial use in terrestrial animal production. Although aquaculture was deliberately excluded from their study, some extreme facts on antimicrobial use in aquaculture were mentioned. Here we briefly complement their study with more up-to-date information about the present use and trends of antimicr...