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Members Lecture with Robert Arlinghaus
Transdisciplinarity and science communication with fisheries stakeholders: personal reflections of 15 years of stakeholder-inclusive research projects
05 May 2023, IRI THESys
12.00-13.00 Lunch Chat | 13.15-14.45 Members Lecture
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).
Robert Arlinghaus is Professor for Integrative Fisheries Management at the Faculty of Life Sciences at HU Berlin in joint professorship with the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries. For his inter- and transdisciplinary accomplishments he and his team have received several awards, including the Award of Excellence by the American Fisheries Society or the UNESCO award for an outstanding project on “education for sustainable development”. In 2020, Robert received the German Communicator Prize, the highest national award for science communication.