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:
Research news | 2020-08-24
Increasing gap between current targets and future projections puts China at a crossroads. What options do they have and how will that affect global seafood supply?
Research news | 2020-05-28
Centre researchers contribute to sessions on ocean finance and marine food production
Research news | 2020-05-05
United Nations Global Compact urges governments to work together to keep ocean-related supply chains moving
Research news | 2020-03-19
Four-year programme receives SEK 64 million from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research (Mistra)
2020 - Journal / article
We welcome the interest in our work on transnational corporations (TNCs) and biosphere stewardship. TNCs have rarely been linked to ecosystem dynamics, and even less so considered suitable partners for knowledge co-production in sustainability research. How TNCs shape the intertwined nature of people and planet therefore represents a timely and critical topic and the Correspondence articles by Schneider et al. and Etzion offer...
2019 - Journal / article
The purpose of this paper is to interrogate the nature and relevance of debates around the existence of, and ramifications arising from, the Anthropocene for accounting scholarship. The paper’s aim is achieved through an in-depth analysis of the Anthropocene, paying attention to cross-disciplinary contributions, interpretations and contestations. Possible points of connection between the Anthropocene and accounting scholarshi...
2019 - Journal / article
Much of the Earth’s biosphere has been appropriated for the production of harvestable biomass in the form of food, fuel and fibre. Here we show that the simplification and intensification of these systems and their growing connection to international markets has yielded a global production ecosystem that is homogenous, highly connected and characterized by weakened internal feedbacks. We argue that these features converge to y...
2019 - Journal / article
Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs) are a form of private governance using seafood supply chains to reduce environmental impacts of fishing in some of the most challenged fisheries. Some FIPs are industry-led, others are championed by NGOs. They range across many different fishery types, in both high- and low-income settings. Their diversity is notable, and their proliferation remarkable. This rapid growth suggests FIPs are be...