Transdisciplinarity and science communication with fisheries stakeholders: personal reflections of 15 years of stakeholder-inclusive research projects

Peer-reviewed papers are great, social impact is even better. Ever since Robert Arlinghaus started his career as a fisheries researcher in 2000, he was obsessed by wanting our science output be used in practice. Peer-reviewed papers are necessary, but were found insufficient. Therefore, Robert strategically reoriented his research program in the year 2010 to transdisciplinary, stakeholder-inclusive approaches where he works with anglers or fishers in their systems. During his lecture, he has a few personal insights to share about what worked and what did not, and how to keep yourself in balance (or not).