Associate professor, deputy science director
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- Marine & Fisheries governance
- Seafood trade & value chains
- Cross-scale interactions and adaptive governance
- Finance and global environmental commons
- Social network analysis
Beatrice Crona’s work centers on various aspects of oceans and fisheries governance, as well as understanding different emerging global connectivities and their effects on social-ecological outcomes at multiple scales
Crona is one of the leaders of the ‘Patterns of the Anthropocene’ research stream at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. She also leads a research programme, Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere, at the Royal Academy of Science with a focus on global economic dynamics and the biosphere. As such, a large part of her more recent work has focused on understanding different types of emerging global connectivities and their effects on social-ecological outcomes at multiple scales.
She also supervises a number of SRC PhD students working on various aspects of marine related issues; from small-scale fisheries value chains, to global trade of marine resources and financial flows.
Cronahas a joint major in Biology and Geology (BioGeo) from Stockholm University. She holds a MSc in Marine Ecotoxicology, and a PhD in Systems Ecology from Stockholm University, which focused on mangrove ecology and marine governance.
In 2007-2008 she held a postdoc at the Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity at Arizona State University with Professor Marty Anderies, which focused on adaptive governance and science policy interactions related to water.
She returned to Sweden in 2008 to take up a position as Assistant Professor (funded by Formas) at SRC where she applied a transdisciplinary perspective on natural resource management, with particular focus on the capacity of the social system to maintain sustainable provision of ecosystem services. Crona now holds a Researcher position at SRC and leads a research program at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Crona has been involved in developing the SRC-EAT research agenda and continues to be involved in the SRC-EAT research and outreach related activities. She is part of the EAT-Lancet commission on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems (2016-2017).
She was a member of the SRC Strategic Advisory Council from 2011-2014, and has been part of educational initiatives directed at dignitaries, such as the Swedish Crown Princess.
She has led hackathons in collaboration with the fishing industry, and has helped improve reporting guidelines for fisheries improvement projects in collaboration with Sustainable Fisheries Partnership. She is also a long-time Subject Editor for the academic journal, Ecology and Society.
In 2001, in collaboration with Bror Fredrik Jönsson and Thomas Hahn, Crona helped develop the popular Stockholm University Bachelor-level course ‘Världens Eko,’ which is still offered annually.
Awards and achievements:
- Crona’s work has been featured in various popular science and public news media channels, such as in Environment Magazine and The Guardian
- Voted 3rd most innovative paper in 2010 by subject editors in Ecology and Society for ”Power asymmetries in small-scale fisheries– a barrier to governance transformability?”
- Elected member of the Swedish Young Academy (Sveriges Unga Akademi) (2012 – 2017)
- Member of E15 expert group on trade and marine resources, coordinated by International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development in collaboration with World Economic Forum
News articles with Crona, Beatrice
Research news | 2021-06-09
Four signs the seafood industry is getting wiser about the ocean
“Bitter realities” remain but signs exist that seafood industry operations are starting to be more reflective of stewardship ideals
Research news | 2021-06-08
Six principles for a thriving Blue Economy
Increasing interactions between sectors like fishing, drilling and shipping risk side-lining efforts for ocean equity and sustainability. A new review provides guidelines for sustainably and more just use of the ocean
Research news | 2021-06-02
Why sustainable finance risks undermining its own efforts
Many ‘green’ investment strategies will not meaningfully contribute to sustainability because they are flawed, researchers warn
Research news | 2021-04-01
Ensuring a thriving ocean economy for everyone
Webinar on the rapidly developing scientific and policy attention associated to the ocean. Watch it here