Carl Folke

Ph.D., Ecological Economics/Natural Resource Management

Science Director & Chair of the Board, Stockholm University

Carl Folke is Science Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre and the Director of the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, one of the collaborating partners of the Stockholm Resilience Centre. Folke has extensive experience in transdisciplinary collaboration between natural and social scientists, and has worked with ecosystem dynamics and services as well as the social and economic dimension of ecosystem management and proactive measures to manage resilience.


Troell M., Naylor R.L., Metian M., Beveridge M., Tyedmers P.H., Folke C., Arrow K.J., Barrett S., Crépin A.S., Ehrlich P.R., Gren A., Kautsky N., Levin S.A., Nyborg K., Österblom H., Polasky S., Scheffer M., Walker B.H., Xepapadeas T., Zeeuw A.D., 2014, Does aquaculture add resilience to the global food system?, Aquaculture, Food Security, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111, 13257-13263., DOI 10.1073/pnas.1404067111, link

Österblolm, H., Jouffray, J., Folke, C., Rockström, J., 2017, Emergence of a global science–business initiative for ocean stewardship, PNAS, 114(34), 9038–9043, link

Crona B., Daw T., Swartz W., Nyström M., Norström A., Thyresson M., Österblom H., Folke C., Sundberg J., 2015, Masked, diluted and drowned out: why signals from local marine ecosystems are not transmitted through global seafood markets, Fisheries, Economics, Fish and Fisherieslink

Österblom H., Merrie A., Metian M., Boonstra W.J., Blenckner R., Watson J.R., Rykaczewski R.R., Ota Y., Sarmiento J.L., Christensen V., Schlüter M., Birnbaum S., Gustavsson B.G., Humborg C., Mörth C-M., Müeller-Karulis B., Tomczak M.T., Troell M., Folke C., 2013, Modeling social-ecological scenarios in marine systems., Marine Ecosystem, Fisheries Management, Governance, BioScience, 63, 735-744, DOI 10.1093/bioscience/63.9.735, link