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Österblom, H., Cvitanovic, C., van Putten, I., Addison, P., Blasiak, R., Jouffray, J.B., Bebbington, J., Hall, J., Ison, S., LeBris, A. and Mynott, S., 2020. Science-Industry Collaboration: Sideways or Highways to Ocean Sustainability?. One Earth, 3(1), pp.79-88.
There is substantial and unexplored potential for scientists to engage with the private sector for a sustainable ocean. The importance of such cooperation is a frequent emphasis of international dialogues and statements, it is embedded within the Sustainable Development Goals, and has been championed by prominent business leaders and scientists. But an uncritical embrace of science-industry collaboration is unhelpful, and cand...
Ford, A.K., Jouffray, J-B., Norström, A.V., Moore, B.R., et.al. 2020. Local Human Impacts Disrupt Relationships Between Benthic Reef Assemblages and Environmental Predictors. Front. Mar. Sci., 21 October 2020 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.571115
Human activities are changing ecosystems at an unprecedented rate, yet large-scale studies into how local human impacts alter natural systems and interact with other aspects of global change are still lacking. Here we provide empirical evidence that local human impacts fundamentally alter relationships between ecological communities and environmental drivers. Using tropical coral reefs as a study system, we investigated the in...
Folke, C., Österblom, H., Jouffray, J-B., Lambin, E.F., et.al. 2020. An invitation for more research on transnational corporations and the biosphere. Nat Ecol Evol 4, 494, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-020-1145-2
We welcome the interest in our work on transnational corporations (TNCs) and biosphere stewardship. TNCs have rarely been linked to ecosystem dynamics, and even less so considered suitable partners for knowledge co-production in sustainability research. How TNCs shape the intertwined nature of people and planet therefore represents a timely and critical topic and the Correspondence articles by Schneider et al. and Etzion offer...
Jouffray, J-N., Blasiak, R., Norström, A., Österblom, H., Nyström, H. 2020. The Blue Acceleration: The Trajectory of Human Expansion into the Ocean. One Earth, Perspective, Vol. 2, Issue 1, p. 43-54. DOI: /10.1016/j.oneear.2019.12.016
Does humanity's future lie in the ocean? As demand for resources continues to grow and land-based sources decline, expectations for the ocean as an engine of human development are increasing. laiming marine resources and space is not new to humanity, but the extent, intensity, and diversity of today's aspirations are unprecedented. We describe this as the blue acceleration—a race among diverse and often competing interests fo...
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Bebbington, J., Österblom, H., Crona, B., Jouffray, J-B, Larrinaga, C. et.al. 2019. Accounting and accountability in the Anthropocene. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, DOI 10.1108/AAAJ-11-2018-3745
The purpose of this paper is to interrogate the nature and relevance of debates around the existence of, and ramifications arising from, the Anthropocene for accounting scholarship. The paper’s aim is achieved through an in-depth analysis of the Anthropocene, paying attention to cross-disciplinary contributions, interpretations and contestations. Possible points of connection between the Anthropocene and accounting scholarshi...
Nyström, J.-B. Jouffray, A. V. Norström, B. Crona, P. Søgaard-Jørgensen, S. R. Carpenter, Ö. Bodin, V. Galaz, C. Folke. 2019. Anatomy and resilience of the global production ecosystem. Nature, Volume 575, DOI: 10.1038/s41586-019-1712-3
Much of the Earth’s biosphere has been appropriated for the production of harvestable biomass in the form of food, fuel and fibre. Here we show that the simplification and intensification of these systems and their growing connection to international markets has yielded a global production ecosystem that is homogenous, highly connected and characterized by weakened internal feedbacks. We argue that these features converge to y...
J.-B. Jouffray, B. Crona, E. Wassénius, J. Bebbington, B. Scholtens. 2019. Leverage points in the financial sector for seafood sustainability. Sci. Adv. 5, eaax3324
Can finance contribute to seafood sustainability? This is an increasingly relevant question given the projected growth of seafood markets and the magnitude of social and environmental challenges associated with seafood production. As more capital enters the seafood industry, it becomes crucial that investments steer the sector toward improved sustainability, as opposed to fueling unsustainable working conditions and overexploi...
Folke, C., H. Österblom, J.-B. Jouffray, E. Lambin, M. Scheffer, B.I. Crona, M. Nyström, et.al. 2019. Transnational Corporations and the Challenge of Biosphere Stewardship. Nature Ecology & Evolution doi 10.1038/s41559-019-0978-z
Sustainability within planetary boundaries requires concerted action by individuals, governments, civil society and private actors. For the private sector, there is concern that the power exercised by transnational corporations generates, and is even central to, global environmental change. Here, we ask under which conditions transnational corporations could either hinder or promote a global shift towards sustainability. We sh...
Jouffray, J-B., Wedding, L.M, Norström, A., Donovan, M.K. et.al. 2019. Parsing human and biophysical drivers of coral reef regimes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 6 February 2019 Volume 286 Issue 1896
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...
Aston, E.A., Williams, G.J., Green, J.A.W., Davies, A.J. et.al. 2019. Scale‐dependent spatial patterns in benthic communities around a tropical island seascape. Ecography, Volume42, Issue3, March 2019, Pages 578-590
Understanding and predicting patterns of spatial organization across ecological communities is central to the field of landscape ecology, and a similar line of inquiry has begun to evolve sub‐tidally among seascape ecologists. Much of our current understanding of the processes driving marine community patterns, particularly in the tropics, has come from small‐scale, spatially‐discrete data that are often not representative of ...
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