Annette Breckwoldt

Dr. Annette Breckwoldt

Senior Scientist

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Office: Fahrenheitstr. 6, Annexe
28359 Bremen
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Curriculum Vitae: Dr. Annette Breckwoldt

Research interests

- 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 of Ecology / Social Sciences / Human Geography / Environmental Psychology


Most recent:

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

Harding, S., Marama, K., Breckwoldt, A., Matairakula, U., and E. Fache (in print). 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. (in print). 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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  • 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 Scientific Council (Wissenschaftlicher Rat - WiR)