Jouffray is a joint PhD candidate between Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, and the Global Economic Dynamics and Biosphere programme (GEDB) at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
As a PhD-candidate in Sustainability Science, his primary interest lies in exploring the intertwined relationship between humans and marine ecosystems in the Anthropocene, with the ambition to provide empirical novel approaches and analytical methods for understanding social-ecological system dynamics around the world.
His research encompasses multiple scales and systems, ranging from the Hawaiian archipelago and indicators for effective coral management, to the seafood industry at a global scale and the role of transnational corporations and the financial sector.
Jouffray has a background in natural science with an undergraduate degree in Biology of Organisms, Populations and Ecosystems from University Paul-Sabatier (France), and a MSc in Ecology from Stockholm University. After defending his MSc thesis in 2013, he joined the Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere program at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences as a research analyst for one year, before starting a PhD in Sustainability Sciences.
At Stockholm Resilience Centre, Jouffray is affiliated to the theme Governance of coastal and marine systems and the stream Patterns of the Anthropocene, working primarily with Magnus Nyström, Albert Norström, Henrik Österblom and Beatrice Crona. Other collaborators include researchers from the Center for Ocean Solutions - Stanford University, Hawaii University, NOAA, Bangor University, Lancaster University, Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology and University of St Andrews.
The Hawaiian case study is run in collaboration with the NCEAS group Ocean Tipping Points that seeks to identify critical thresholds and indicators for effective coral reef management in the Hawaiian Islands.
Jouffray is also a member of the Resilience Alliance Young Scholars (RAYS) network.
Emmy Wassenius, MSc candidate
Research news | 2019-03-14
Why universities and scientists should play a pivotal role in better disclosing sample origin of marine genetic data
Research news | 2019-02-21
Coral reefs face a new reality dominated by human impact and it is time for traditional coral reef ecological paradigms to follow suit
Research news | 2019-02-13
New study uses machine learning and an unprecedented dataset from more than six hundred reefs to analyse coral reef tipping points
Research news | 2018-06-06
Who owns ocean biodiversity? New study reveals how a single company has registered half of all existing patents associated with genes from marine species
2019 - Journal / article
Coral reefs worldwide face unprecedented cumulative anthropogenic effects of interacting local human pressures, global climate change and distal social processes. Reefs are also bound by the natural biophysical environment within which they exist. In this context, a key challenge for effective management is understanding how anthropogenic and biophysical conditions interact to drive distinct coral reef configurations. Here, w...
2018 - Journal / article
We are in the Anthropocene—an epoch where humans are the dominant force of planetary change. Ecosystems increasingly reflect rapid human‐induced, socioeconomic and cultural selection rather than being a product of their surrounding natural biophysical setting. This poses the intriguing question: To what extent do existing ecological paradigms capture and explain the current ecological patterns and processes we observe? We arg...
2018 - Journal / article
The release of classified documents in the past years have offered a rare glimpse into the opaque world of tax havens and their role in the global economy. Although the political, economic and social implications related to these financial secrecy jurisdictions are known, their role in supporting economic activities with potentially detrimental environmental consequences have until now been largely ignored. Here, we combine qu...