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)

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. and A. Breckwoldt (2023). Women’s Active Engagement with the Sea Through Fishing in Fiji. Anthropological Forum, (SI ‘Environment & Socialities in Oceania: Practices of Transformation & Cooperation’)

Fache, E. and A. Breckwoldt (2023). Recherches émergentes, Rapport de projet : A Sea of Connections: Contextualizing Fisheries in the South Pacific Region (SOCPacific). Journal de la Société des Océanistes 156: 109-115.

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.



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Projects and Responsibilities

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

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