Camille Mazé

Apolimer co-founder & coordinator
CNRS-INEE research scientist at LIENSs, La Rochelle University

Social Sciences of Politics

Camille Mazé is a research fellow in political science at the CNRS in France (INEE), specialized in the study of decision-making processes and modes of governance related to the management of the environment and natural resources. She is particularly interested in government regimes, management scenarios and the distribution of power between institutions, actors, interest groups, networks involved in the regulation of human/nature relationships – that “great divide” which she explores in order to better contribute to surpass it. The tensions between exploration, exploitation and conservation in the face of the new challenges of socio-economic development and the injunctions for sustainable development (UN SDG’s), sustainability and the strengthening of the resilience of socio-ecosystems are at the heart of the research that she deploys in social sciences, in close interaction with ecologists, especially around the notion of management/adaptive governance promoted by environmental science literature in the perspective of (socio)-ecological transition. By doing so, she is helping to strengthen the place of environmental humanities and in particular the social sciences of politics in the field of basic and applied ecology. Her field work is in the marine and land-sea continuum.

Involved in Apolimer projects


TPCoaT & Apclimter


Oceans as commons

Selection of publications

Tixier, P, Lea, M‐A, Hindell, MA, Welsford, D., Mazé, C., Gourguet, S, Arnould J. P.Y. et al. When large marine predators feed on fisheries catches: Global patterns of the depredation conflict and directions for coexistence. Fish Fish. 2020; 00: 1– 23 (

Berman, M., Baztan, J., Kofinas, G., Vanderlinden, J-P., Chouinard, O., Huctin J-M., Kane A., Mazé, C., Nikulina, I. & Thomson, K. Adaptation to climate change in coastal communities: findings from
seven sites on four continents. Nov. 2019. Climatic Change, pp. 1-16. (hal-02407624)

Bretagnolle, V., M. Benoit, M. Bonnefond, V. Breton, J. M. Church, S. Gaba, D. Gilbert, F. Gillet, S. Glatron, C. Guerbois, N. Lamouroux, M. Lebouvier, C. Mazé, J.-M. Mouchel, A. Ouin, O. Pays, C. Piscart, O. Ragueneau, S. Servain, T. Spiegelberger, and H. Fritz. 2019. Action-orientated research and framework: insights from the French long-term social-ecological research network. Ecology and Society 24(3):10. (hal-02413687)

Mazé C., Coston-Guarini J., Danto A., Lambrechts A., Ragueneau O. Dealing with impact. An interdisciplinary, multi-site ethnography of Environmental Impact Assessment in the coastal zone. Natures Sciences Sociétés, EDP Sciences, 2019, 27. (hal-01914554).

Raoux, A., Lassalle, G. Pezy, J.P., Tecchio, S., Safi, G., Ernande, B., Mazé, C., Le Loc’h, F., Lequesne, J., Girardin, V., Dauvin, J.C., Niquil, N. Measuring sensitivity of two OSPAR indicators for a coastal food web model under offshore wind farm construction. Ecological Indicators, Elsevier, 2019, 96, pp.728 – 738. (hal-01938892)

Danto A., Mazé C., Ragueneau O. L’océanographie éco-politiste de la Mer en action. Carnets de terrain d’une ethnographie multisite des modes de gouvernement de la Mer au croisement des sciences sociales
du politique et des sciences de la nature, Social Sciences Information, 2018. FMSH Ed., SAGE journals.

Ragueneau, O., Raimonet, M., Mazé, C., Coston-Guarini, J., Chauvaud, L., Danto, A., Grall, J. Jean, F., Paulet, Y-M., Thouzeau, G. The impossible sustainability of the Bay of Brest? Fifty years of ecosystem
evolution, interdisciplinary knowledge construction and key questions at the science-policy-community
interface, Frontiers in Marine Science, 2018 (April), 5: 124. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00124.

Choquet A., Faure C., Danto A., Mazé C. Governing the Southern Ocean: the science-policy interface
in Environmental Science & Policy, 2018. vol. 89, pp. 23-29.

Raoux, A., M. Dambacher, J., Pezy, J.-P., Mazé, C., Dauvin, J.-C., Niquil, N. Assessing cumulative socio-ecological impacts of offshore windfarm development in the Bay of Seine (English Channel) in
Marine Policy, 2018 (February) vol. 89: 11–20.

Wilson, J., Hinz, S., Coston-Guarini, J., Guarini, J.-M, Mazé, C., Chavaud, L. System Based Assessments – improving the confidence in the EIA process, in Environments. 2017. 4. 95.
Mazé, C., Dahou, T., Ragueneau, O., Weisbein, J., Mariat-Roy, E., Raimonet, M., Danto, A. Knowledge and power in integrated coastal management: For a political anthropology of the sea combined with the marine environment sciences. Comptes-rendus Geoscience, 2017, 349 (6-7), 359-368.

Mazé, C., Ragueneau, O., Weisbein, J., Mariat-Roy, E. Pour une Anthropologie politique de la Mer, Revue internationale d’ethnographie, 2015 n°5 : 189-202.

Mazé, C., Poulard, F., Ventura, C. Dismantling, Reorganization, and Creation: The Introduction to Ethnology Museums: Culture, Politics, and Institutional Change, Museum Anthropology Review, 2015 9/ 1-2: 35-56.

Mazé, C. « Le musée comme trace historique. Un lieu de redéfinition permanent des rapports à l’identité entre science et politique », Revue Essais, 2015, Université Bordeaux 3 : 37-54.