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Jean-Baptiste Jouffray

Jean-Baptiste's research focuses on the interlinked social, economic, and ecological challenges that shape the new global ocean context. His work explores what the Anthropocene means for the ocean, what it entails for how we study marine social-ecological systems and, essentially, what can be done to improve ocean stewardship.

Initially trained as an ecologist, Jean-Baptiste has embraced inter and trans-disciplinary approaches over the course of his PhD studies in sustainability science, ranging from indicators for effective coral reef management to the global seafood industry, the role of transnational corporations in biosphere stewardship, and whether there could be leverage points for ocean sustainability in financial mechanisms. In doing so, his research aims to link ecosystems to their distal socioeconomic drivers, unpack the risks and opportunities associated with the ocean economy, and contribute to current efforts at the science-policy-practice interface to translate knowledge into action.

Jean-Baptiste has a background in natural science with a BSc in biology of organisms, populations, and ecosystems from University Paul-Sabatier (France), an MSc in ecology from Stockholm University (Sweden), and a PhD in sustainability science from the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University and Global Economic Dynamics and Biosphere Programme at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. He joined the Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions as a Wallenberg Postdoctoral Fellow, with a focus on managing ocean risk.