Professor Henrik Österblom

Theme Leader and Deputy Science Director at Stockholm Resilience Center

Henrik’s research focuses on globalization and marine social-ecological systems, in particular on how fisheries and marine ecosystems are managed.

Henrik investigates interactions and dynamics of complex systems – ranging from ecosystems to social systems and integrated social-ecological systems – at regional and global scales. He has studied ecological cascading effects in the Baltic Sea, co-evolutionary social-ecological processes in international actor settings in the Southern Ocean, and the historical and present dynamics of major actors (nations and transnational corporations) in marine systems. He is particularly interested in investigating the role, dynamics, power, and futures of global actors and their ability to actively enable transformative change in the global seafood systems. Seabirds and the Baltic Sea remain key areas of interest.