Henrik Österblom, together with Line Gordon, is Deputy Science Director at Stockholm Resilience Centre. Henrik is also joint theme leader for the centre theme Governance and ecosystem management of coastal and marine systems.
He holds a position as senior lecturer in environmental sciences with a particular focus on ecosystem-based management of the Baltic Sea. His primary research interests are 1) Social-ecological dynamics of the Baltic Sea, 2) International marine governance and 3) Seabirds and ecosystem change.
He is currently involved in two main research projects related to governance of marine resources: 1) Baltic Ecosystem Adaptive Management (BEAM), a strategic research investments to strengthen multidisciplinary cooperation at Stockholm University, and 2) The Nereus project - a global social-ecological research program focusing on the future of the oceans, funded by the Japanese Nippon foundation.
Henrik has a PhD in marine ecology from Stockholm University and his thesis described the effects of fisheries and fish stock dynamics on marine birds. He has worked with a global network of seabird researchers with an ambition to understand linkages between forage fish dynamics and seabirds. Henrik has also worked on fisheries management, compliance and IUU fishing, focusing specifically on the Southern Ocean. More recently, he has worked on patterns of globalisation and dynamics across geographical scales, investigating their implication for ecosystem management in the Baltic Sea and elsewhere.
Henrik is subject editor for Ecology and Society and Journal of Applied Ecology