Dr Örjan Bodin

Email: orjan.bodin@su.se
Mobile: + 46 703 410 121
Phone: +46 8 674 76 71


Dr. Örjan Bodin is joint theme leader for the theme Adaptive governance, networks and learning. He is also Lab manager for the Modelling and Visualisation Lab.

In his research on social-ecological systems (SES) he combines and integrate methods and theories from several different scientific disciplines. Bodin's main focus is to develop better understanding of SES through quantitative modeling and analyses.

In this work, he uses and develops theoretical/conceptual models and simulations, as well as engaging in empirical studies and empirical data analyses. Bodin often describes and models social, ecological and coupled SESs as complex and intricate webs of interactions between, and among, different ecological and/or social components. This cross-disciplinary network analytical approach allows him to apply the same set of methods and conceptualization in studying such different things as power asymmetries resulting from different patterns of social and economical relationships among small-scale fishermen to large-scale analyses of seed dispersals in human-dominated and fragmented landscapes. It thus facilitates systemic analyses of SES that bridge scientific disciplines.

In conjunction with the network modelling approach, Bodin has applied methods and techniques such as formal mathematical analysis, agent-based simulation modelling, GIS and spatial explicit modelling and analysis, mathematical graph-theory, and statistical modelling.

Bodin has published in both natural and social science journals, and has been engaged (in addition to several theoretically oriented studies) in cases studies of small-scale fisheries in east Africa, landscape connectivity in southern Madagascar, and urban ecology in Stockholm, Sweden.



Water Coalitions: A Comparative Analysis of Agenda Implementation Strategies in Peru and Brazil through the Study of Basin Councils
07/09/2015 - 06/09/2017

This project aims at establishing and explaining the reasons behind coalition formation and coalition sustainability in water management. It sets its scope on selected basin councils operating in two Latin American countries, Peru and Brazil. Both countries, and the Latin Amer...

Transforming toward ecosystem based coastal zone management in Sweden: A longitudinal assessment of possibilities and challenges.
01/01/2011 - 31/12/2011
Regional samförvaltning ägnas alltmer intresse inom naturresursförvaltning. Samtidigt har ekosystembaserad (EBF) förvaltning lyfts fram som ett holistiskt verktyg för hållbar förvaltning av ekosystem. Målet med det föreslagna projekt...

Collaborating with

Schultz, Lisen
Lisen Schultz holds a Schwartz Research Position since January 2011. Her research aims at deepening understanding of conditions and strategies that enable resilience-based management of landscapes and seascapes. Her work focuses on the role of bridging actors, who catalyze collab...

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