I am interested in the processes underlying abundance, distribution, diversity and dynamics of organisms. I believe that there is ample potential for the application of ecological theory and technology to support sustainable development and food production. I enjoy working on real-world problems using fundamental principles. I combine mathematical, statistical, computational, and eco-informatic approaches. I collaborate with scientists and technicians from different disciplines, including oceanographers, geomorphologists, economists and engineers.
I also enjoy working across disciplinary boundaries using systems analysis approaches to obtain broad understanding of issues of global environmental and societal concern. My hope is that such understanding will be useful to our planet and society.
Folmer, E.O., C.J.M. Philippart, M. van Katwijk, T. Dolch, U. Gräwe, J. van Beusekom. (2016)
Consensus Forecasting of Intertidal Seagrass Habitat in the Wadden Sea. Journal of Applied
Ecology 53, 1800-1813.
Folmer, E.O., J. Drent, K. Troost, H. Büttger, N. Dankers, J. Jansen, M. van Stralen, G. Millat, M.
Herlyn, C.J.M. Philippart. (2014) Large-scale spatial dynamics of intertidal mussel (Mytilus edulis
L.) bed coverage in the German and Dutch Wadden Sea. Ecosystems, 17, 550-566.
Folmer, E.O., Geest, M. van der, Jansen, E., Olff, H., Anderson, T.M., Piersma, T. & Gils, J.A. van.
(2012) Seagrass–sediment feedback: an exploration using a non-recursive structural equation
model. Ecosystems, 15, 1380–1393.
Folmer, E.O., Olff, H. & Piersma, T. (2012) The spatial distribution of flocking foragers: disentan-
gling the effects of food availability, interference and conspecific attraction by means of spatial
autoregressive modeling. Oikos, 121, 551–561.
2012 PhD "Self-organization on mudflats" Animal Ecology Group, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Advisors Prof. Dr. T. Piersma and Prof. Dr. H. Olff
2003 MSc Biology, University of Groningen