Prof. Carl Folke. Photo: M. Axellson/Azote
Prof. Carl Folke. Photo: M. Axellson/Azote

The National Academy of Sciences membership now totals 2,290 (with voting rights) and 475 foreign associates (without). To be elected requires distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Membership is a widely considered one of the highest honours that a scientist can receive. At the 2017 annual meeting Carl Folke, professor of Natural Resource Management at Stockholm University and Science Director at Stockholm Resilience Centre, was elected as one of 21 foreign members.

Carl Folke is, apart from being one of the founders and Scientific Director of SRC and Director of the Beijer Institute, also deeply involved in several international research organisations such as Resilience Alliance, Global Resilience Partnership and Keystone Actors dialogues. He has been a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences since 2002 and was one of he world´s most cited researchers in 2016.

More information about the members and the election process may be found at http://www.nasonline.org/membership/