Jonas Hentati Sundberg

Jonas Hentati Sundberg


Senior Lecturer at the Department of Aquatic Resources, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden. September 2021 - 

Associate Senior Lecturer at the Department of Aquatic Resources, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden. September 2017 - 2021.  

PhD from Stockholm Resilience Centre (Stockholm University) 2015. PhD thesis title: "SEA CHANGE - Social-ecological co-evolution in Baltic Sea fisheries". 

Research interests: 

- The use of Ai for biodiversity monitoring and applied research, in particular using video suveillance, animal-borne loggers and sailing drones, in marine systems. 

- Novel hydro-acoustical tools (eg. broadband hydroacoustics, marine drones) for fish data collection 

- Interactions between fish-eating seabirds (particularly common guillemot), fish stocks and fisheries. 

- Dynamics of linked social-ecological systems (such as fisheries) and the role of management in shaping fisheries and other resource use systems. 

I'm studying seabirds at Stora Karlsö in the Baltic Sea, where AI is increasingly used to monitor the birds' daily life. See more here: here.

Since November 2019, my department SLU Aqua owns a sailing drone (SLU Aqua Sailor) which can collect high resolution fish data for extended periods (weeks - months) completely without CO2 emissions. Read more about this here.


Teaching 2017 - 2021: 

- SLU Sustainability perspectives on contemporary fisheries. Where have all the fishes gone? (MX0143)
- Uppsala University, Global Challenges and Sustainable Futures (1MV071), 2019
- SLU Ecology, basic course (BI1039).  

- SLU Ecology for Fish Management and Conservation (BI1269)

- SLU Principles of Fisheries Science (BI1270)

- SLU Prospects and Challenges for Sustainable Food Systems (LV0103)


I'm a Work Package leader for fisheries acoustics in the EFICA consortium (European Fisheries Inventory in the Central Arctic Ocean), a EU-funded consortium to investigate fish biodiversity, abundance and distribution in the Central Arctic Ocean (CAO). The consortium will participate in two expeditions to the Central Arctic Ocean, the Mosaic expedition with R/V Polarstern October 2019 - October 2020 and with R/V Oden July - October 2020.  

En bräda med segel på ett lugnt hav
SLU Aqua Sailor, a sailing drone
En vuxen fågel och en unge på en klipphylla
Guillemot, adult and chick, on the Karlsö Auk lab
Nio fåglelindivider med färgade rutor runt varje fågel
Guillemot filmed with surveillance camera and detected using an Object Detection algorithm.




Emma Björkvik, co-supervisor, M.Sc., Stockholm University, 2013

Maja Berggren, co-supervisor, M.Sc., Stockholm University, 2013

Katharina Fryers-Hellqvist, main supervisor, B.Sc., Stockholm University, 2014

Jessica Spijkers, co-supervisor, M.Sc., Stockholm University, 2015

Per-Arvid Berglund, co-supervisor, M.Sc., Stockholm University, 2016

Emelie Delphin, main supervisor, M.Sc. Stockholm University 2019

Elida Lundgren, co-supervisor, B.Sc. Uppsala University 2019

Emma Björvik, co-supervisor, Ph.D. Stockholm University 2020

Blanca Sarzo, co-supervisor, Ph.D. University of Valencia 2020

Emma Engwall, co-supervisor, B.Sc., Linnaues University 2020

Erika Karlsson, main supervisor, B.Sc., Umeå University, 2020 

Elin Rydevik, main supervisor, B. Sc., Umeå University, 2021

Astrid Carlsen, co-supervisor, PhD, SLU (ongoing)


Publikationer i urval

31. Bates, A.E., Primack, R.B., PAN-Environment Working Group, Duarte, C.M., 2021. Global COVID-19 lockdown highlights humans as both threats and custodians of the environment. Biological Conservation,

30. Hentati-Sundberg J., Berglund P-A., Hejdström A. & Olsson O. 2021. COVID-19 lockdown reveals tourists as seabird guardians. Biological Conservation 254: 108950. 

29. Sarzo B., King R., Conesa D. & Hentati-Sundberg J. Correcting bias in survival probabilities for partially monitored populations via integrated models. Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics accepted 29 Oct 2020.

28. Saraux C., Sydeman W., Piatt J., Anker-Nilssen T., Hentati-Sundberg J., Bertrand S., Cury P., Furness R.W., Mills J.A., Österblom H., Passuni G., Roux J-P., Shannon L.J., Crawford R.J.M. (2020) Seabird-induced natural mortality of forage fish varies with fish abundance: evidence from 5 ecosystems. Fish & Fisheries, accepted 10 sept 2020

27. Maggini I., Cardinale M., Hentati-Sundberg J., Spina F., Fusani L.Recent phenological shifts of migratory birds at a Mediterranean spring stopover site: species wintering in the Sahel advance passage more than tropical winterers. (2020) Plos One, accepted 10 sept 2020 

26. Hentati-Sundberg J., Raymond C., Sköld, M., Svensson O., Gustafsson, B & Bonaglia, S. (2020) Fueling of a marine-terrestrial ecosystem by a major seabird colony. Scientific Reports, accepted 25 aug 2020

25. Hentati-Sundberg J., Olin A., Evans T., Isaksson N, Berglund, P-A., Olsson O. (2020) A mechanistic framework to inform the spatial management of conflicting fisheries and top-predators. Journal of Applied Ecology, accepted 13 aug 2020.

24. Weidner L., Stranne C., Hentati-Sundberg J. Weber T.C., Mayer L. & Jacobsson M. (2020) Tracking the spatiotemporal variability of the oxic-anoxic interface in the Baltic Sea with broadband acoustics. ICES Journal of Marine Science, accepted 29 July 2020.

23. Wijermans, N., Boonstra WJ, Orach K, Hentati-Sundberg J. & Schlüter M. (2020) Careful what you fish for: Addressing behavioural diversity in fishery models. Fish & Fisheries, published online 29 June 2020.  

22. Caswell B., Klein E., Alleway H., Ball J., Botero J., Cardinale M., Eero M., Engelhard G., Fortibuoni T., Giraldo A-J., Hentati-Sundberg J., Jones P., Kittinger J., Krause G., Lajus D., Lajus J., Lau S., Lescrauwaet A-K., MacKenzie B., McKenzie M., Ojaveer H., Pandolfi J., Raicevich S., Russel B., Sundelof A., Thorpe R., zu Ermgassen P. & Thurstan R. (2020) Something old, something new: historical perspectives provide lessons for blue growth agendas. Fish & Fisheries, accepted 6 March 2020.

21. Björkvik, E., W. J. Boonstra, and J. Hentati-Sundberg. 2020. Why fishers end up in social-ecological traps: a case study of Swedish eel fisheries in the Baltic Sea. Ecology and Society 25(1):21. 

20. Hentati-Sundberg J. Fryers-Hellqvist K. & Duit A. (2019) Iron-triangles and subsidies. Understanding the long-term role of the government on Swedish commercial fisheries. Ecology & Society 24 (4): 18.

19. Sarzo B., Armero C., Conesa D., Hentati-Sundberg J. & Olsson O. (2019) Bayesian Immature Survival Analysis of the Largest Colony of Common Murre (Uria aalge) in the Baltic Sea. Waterbirds 42: 304-313

18. Hamann M., Berry K., Chaigneau T., Curry T., Heilmayr R., Henriksson P.J.G., Hentati-Sundberg J., Jina A., Lindkvist E., Lopez-Maldonado Y., Nieminen E., Piaggio M., Qiu J., Rocha J.C., Schill C., Shepon A., Tilman A., van den Bijgaart I. & Wu T. (2018) Inequality and the Biosphere. Annual Review of Environment and Resources43: 61-83.  

17. Yletyinen, J., J. Hentati-Sundberg, T. Blenckner, and Ö. Bodin. (2018). Fishing strategy diversification and fishers' ecological dependency. Ecology and Society 23(3):28. 

16. Hentati-Sundberg, J., Evans, T., Österblom, H., Hjelm, J., Larson, N., Bakken, V., Svenson, A. & Olsson, O. (2018). Fish and seabird spatial distribution and abundance at the largest seabird colony in the Baltic Sea. Marine Ornithology 46 (1): 61-68

15. Haider L. J., Hentati-Sundberg J., Giusti M., Goodness J., Hamann M. Masterson V. A. Meacham M., Merrie A. Ospina D., Schill C. & Sinare H. (2018) The undisciplinary journey: early-career perspectives in sustainability science. Sustainability Science 13: 191-204.

14. Olsson O. & Hentati-Sundberg J. (2017) Population trends and status of four seabird species (Uria aalge, Alca torda, Larus fuscus, Larus argentatus) at Stora Karlsö in the Baltic Sea. Ornis Svecica 27: 64-93. 

13. Österblom H., Hentati-Sundberg J., Nevonen N. & Veem K. (2017) Tinkering with a tanker – slow evolution of a Swedish ecosystem approach. ICES Journal of Marine Science 74: 443-452

12. Hentati-Sundberg J. & Olsson O. (2016) Amateur photographs reveal population history of a colonial seabird. Current Biology 26: 226-228. This paper was featured in international media in many countries, including Der Speigel, the Economist and Toronto Star.

11. Boonstra W. J. & Hentati-Sundberg J. (2016). Classifying fishers’ behaviour. An invitation to fishing styles. Fish and Fisheries 17 (1): 78-100.

10. Kadin M., Olsson O., Hentati-Sundberg J., Willerström Ehrning E. & Blenckner T. (2016) Common Guillemot Uria aalge parents adjust provisioning rates to compensate for low food quality. Ibis 158: 167-178.

9. Crona B., Daw T.M., Swartz W., Norström A.V., Nyström M., Thyresson M., Folke C., Hentati-Sundberg J., et al. (2016) Masked, diluted and drowned out: how global seafood trade weakens signals from marine ecosystems. Fish and Fisheries 17 (4): 1175-1182

8. Lade S.J., Niiranen S., Hentati-Sundberg J., Blenckner T., Boonstra W.J., Orach K., et al. (2015) An empirical model of the Baltic Sea reveals the importance of social dynamics for ecological regime shifts. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 112: 11120–11125

7. Hentati-Sundberg, J., Hjelm, J., Boonstra, W. J., & Österblom, H. (2015). Management Forcing Increased Specialization in a Fishery System. Ecosystems 18 (1): 45-61

6. Hentati-Sundberg, J., Hjelm, J., & Österblom, H. (2015). Does fisheries management incentivize non-compliance? Estimated misreporting in the Swedish Baltic Sea pelagic fishery based on commercial fishing effort. ICES Journal of Marine Science 71: 1846-1853

5. Hentati-Sundberg J., & Hjelm J. (2014). Can fisheries management be quantified? Marine Policy 48, 18–20.

4. Cross, A. D. P., Hentati-Sundberg, J., Österblom, H., McGill, R. A. R., & Furness, R. W. (2014) Isotopic analysis of island House Martins Delichon urbica indicates marine provenance of nutrients. Ibis 156, 676–681.

3. Hentati-Sundberg J., Österblom H., Kadin M., Jansson Å. & Olsson O. (2012) The Karlsö Murre Lab methodology can stimulate innovative seabird research. Marine Ornitology 40: 11–16.

2. Kadin M., Österblom H., Hentati-Sundberg J. & Olsson O. (2012) Contrasting effects on food quantity and quality on a marine top predator. Marine Ecology Progress Series 444: 239-249

1. Österblom H., Sumaila U.R., Bodin Ö., Hentati-Sundberg J., Press A.J., (2010) Adapting to Regional Enforcement: Fishing Down the Governance Index. PLoS ONE 5(9): e12832.


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