Fostering sustainable fisheries needs robust science and engagement of stakeholders. My project is built on the joint execution of large-scale field experiments in cooperation among scientists and angler communities to generate high quality ecological knowledge co-produced by science and stakeholders. The experimental work was paired with intensive science communication activities, involving roadshows, seminars, comics, movies, documentaries, pod cats, publications to reach a diverse audience.
Interdisiplinary fisheries scientist working at the interface of science and society. Masters in aquatic ecology 2000, PhD in fisheries with a specialization in quantitative social sciences 2003, junior professor of inland fisheries management at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU) 2006 and W-2-S professor in integrative fisheries management at HU 2013. Recipient of numerous science and science communication awards, editor of Fish and Fisheries and author of over 500 articles/books.