Carl Folke

Professor, Natural Resource Management; Science Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre; Director of the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences 


Dr. Carl Folke is a systems thinker in integrative science for sustainability. He has broken new interdisciplinary ground across the natural and social sciences and contributed to the development of new areas of research, concepts and approaches that have spread in science, education, policy and practice and more recently into the business community. His major research focus is on social-ecological systems and resilience thinking and he is recognised as a leader in these research areas worldwide.