Annette Breckwoldt

Dr. Annette Breckwoldt

Senior Scientist

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- Marine social sciences
- Science-Stakeholder Interactions
- Reef passages
- Integrated coastal management
- Small-scale fisheries
- Local marine resource use and management realities
- Environment and development in small island states
- Island Studies
- Environmental perceptions
- Inter- and transdisciplinarity: Interfaces Ecology / Social Sciences / Human Geography / Environmental Psychology


Most recent:

Kitolelei, S., Breckwoldt, A., Kitolelei, J. and N. Makhoul (2022). Fisherwomen’s Indigenous and local knowledge (ILK) - the hidden gems for the management of marine and freshwater resources in Fiji. Frontiers in Marine Science,

Fache, E., Kon Kam King, J., Riera, L., and A. Breckwoldt (2022). A Sea of Connections: Reflections on Connectivity from/in Oceania. Ambio (Special Section 'Oceania: A Sea of Connections'),

Ganachaud, A., von Schuckmann, K., Whiteside, A., Dupouy, C., Le Meur, P.-Y., Monier, M., Van Wynsberge, S., de Ramon N’Yeurt, A., Mañez Costa, M., Aucan, J., Breckwoldt, A., Cellier, L., Douillet, P., Ferse, S., Holland, E., Kelsey, H., Kumar, V., Nicol, S., Riechers, M., Singh, A., and Varillon, D. (2022). Copernicus Marine Sea Surface Temperature and chlorophyll-a indicators for two Pacific Islands: a co-construction monitoring framework for an integrated, transdisciplinary, multi-scale approach. Section 3.3, Chapter 3: Ocean case studies with socio-economic relevance. In: von Schuckmann, K., P.-Y. Le Traon, N. Smith, A. Pascual, S. Djavidnia, P. Brasseur, M. Grégoire (Eds.) (2022) Copernicus Ocean State Report, Issue 6, Journal of Operational Oceanography, 15:sup1, s100–s110,

Breckwoldt, A. (2022). Ein persönlicher und unfertiger Blick auf Mutterschaft und Wissenschaft in der Pandemie. In: Czerney, S., Eckert, L. and S. Martin. Mutterschaft und Wissenschaft in der Pandemie: (Un-)Vereinbarkeit zwischen Kindern, Care und Krise. Verlag Barbara Budrich. Pp. 230. Paperback ISBN: 978-3-8474-2654-7.

Harding, S., Marama, K., Breckwoldt, A., Matairakula, U., and E. Fache (2022). Marine resources and their value in Kadavu, Fiji. Ambio (Special Section 'Oceania: A Sea of Connections'),

Fache, E., Sabinot, C., Pauwels, S., Riera, L., Breckwoldt, A., David, G., Matairakula, U. and Carrière, S. M. (2022). Encouraging Drawing in Research with Children on Marine Environments in the South Pacific: Methodological and Epistemological Considerations. Human Ecology,

Fache, E., Piovano, S., Soderberg, A., Tuiono, M., Riera, L., David, G., Carrière, S.M., Kowasch, M., Pauwels, S., Breckwoldt, A. and C. Sabinot (2022). “Draw the sea…”: Children’s representations of ocean connectivity in Fiji and New Caledonia. Ambio (Special Section 'Oceania: A Sea of Connections'),

Breckwoldt, A., Dombal, Y., Sabinot, C., Gilbert, D., Riera, L., Ferse, S. and E. Fache (2022). A social-ecological engagement with reef passages in New Caledonia – connectors between coastal and oceanic spaces and species. Ambio (Special Section 'Oceania: A Sea of Connections'),

Nozik, A., Breckwoldt, A., Becker, R., Fache, E. and Piovano, S. (2022). Typology approach from visual interpretation of satellite imagery for reef passages around 9 South Pacific islands. PANGAEA,

Breckwoldt, A., Nozik, A., Moosdorf, N., Bierwirth, J., Fache, E., Ferse, S., Ford, A., Mangubhai, S., Pelletier, D. and S. Piovano (2022). A typology for reef passages. Frontiers in Marine Science 9:786125.

Oloko, A., Fakoya, K., Ferse, S., Breckwoldt, A. and S. Harper (2022). The Challenges and Prospects of Women Fisherfolk in Makoko, Lagos State, Nigeria, Coastal Management, DOI: 10.1080/08920753.2022.2022969



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Projects and Responsibilities

  • 2023-2024: Co-PI PASSES-Project (Reef PASsages within coastal Social-Ecological Systems: Implications for biodiversity conservation and fisheries sustainability in the Southwest Pacific)
  • 2018-2022: German PI on binational French-German Research Project SOCPacific (coordinated together with Dr. Elodie Fache as French PI) (2018-2021)

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  • 2019: PI on SOCPacific's associated project ExFiDe (From overexploitation to adaptation? Exploring vulnerabilities and dependencies for sustainable fisheries governance in Fiji)
  • 2019 - 2020: Exploratory research project on Social and ecological change under isolation, in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Jannika Mattes (Institute for Social Sciences at the University of Oldenburg) and Prof. Dr. Helmut Hillebrand (Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity, HIFMB)
  • Seit März 2019: ZMT's Frauenbeauftragte
  • Seit Januar 2021: Member of ZMT's Scientific Council (Wissenschaftlicher Rat - WiR)