Dorothy J. Dankel

ResearcherUniversity of Bergen

Dorothy J. Dankel is a researcher with an interdisciplinary marine science background at the Department of Biology at the University of Bergen. She incorporated a variety of scientific themes in her Ph.D. thesis “Building blocks of sustainability in marine fisheries management” including numerical modeling of marine fisheries strategies using harvest control rules.

She has had research stays at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, School of Marine Science and Technology (SMAST), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria, and the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities at the University of Bergen.

From 2009-2015 Dankel chaired the ICES Working Group Fishery Systems (WGFS), and subsequently led the transition to Working Group Maritime Systems (WGMARS). Since 2012, Dankel has been a board member of the Nordic Marine Think Tank.

Dankel is a co-editor for the Routledge textbook Management Science For Fisheries: An introduction to simulation-based methods, and has co-edited two special issues for the academic journal "Futures on social and ethical topics of biotechnology and society and post-normal science in practice".

The Future Earth initiative is

a necessary interdisciplinary network engaged in finding transdisciplinary modes of science and research to address our planet's challenges in the age of the Anthropocene.

My vision for Future Earth is

to provide a renewed legitimacy for transdisciplinary research in fields that are heavily influenced by science and society interactions. This is especially needed in my field of marine science, fisheries and aquaculture where fish quotas, ocean and coastal management, and sustainable practices are dependent on societal engagement, interdisciplinary input and collaborative practices.