Annette Breckwoldt

Dr. Annette Breckwoldt

Senior Scientist

Phone: +49 (0)421 23800 - 820

Fax: +49 (0)421 23800 - 30

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Office: Fahrenheitstr. 6, Annexe
28359 Bremen
Room: 2202 (2nd floor)

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Research interests

- Marine social sciences
- Science-stakeholder interactions
- 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 of Ecology / Social Sciences / Human Geography / Environmental Psychology


Most recent:

Kitolelei, S., Thaman, R., Veitayaki, J., Breckwoldt, A. and S. Piovano (2021). Na Vuku Makawa ni Qoli: Indigenous Fishing Knowledge (IFK) in Fiji and the Pacific. Frontiers in Marine Sciences 8: 967. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2021.684303

Breckwoldt, A., Lopes, P., Selim, S. (2021). Look who‘s asking: Reflections on participatory and transdisciplinary marine research approaches. Frontiers in Marine Sciences. 8: 627502. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2021.627502


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  • 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)
  • Since March 2019: ZMT's Women's Representative
  • Since January 2021: Member of ZMT's International Scientific Council (Wissenschaftlicher Rat - WiR)