Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2013
    Executive Director, Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere, Royal Swedish Academy of Science

  • Since 2012
    Associate Professor, Stockholm Resilience Center, Stockholm University

  • 2007 – 2008
    Post doctoral fellowship at The Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity, Arizona State University.

  • 2006
    Doctor of Philosophy’s Degree, Ph.D. Systems Ecology, Marine Ecology and Natural Resource Management.

    Master of Science in Systems Ecology

Selected publications

  • Bodin, Ö. and B.I. Crona (2009) The role of social networks in natural resource governance: What relational patterns make a difference? Global Environmental Change 19(3): 366–374.

  • Galaz , V. B. Crona, T. Daw, Ö. Bodin, M. Nyström, and P. Olsson (2010) Detecting approaching catastrophic shifts is possible – early warning and response to abrupt losses of ecosystem services. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 8(2):99-104doi:10.1890/070204

  • Parker, J. and Crona, B.I (2012) On Being All Things to All People: Boundary Organizations & the Contemporary Research University. Social Studies of Science 42(2):1-28. Doi: 10.1177/0306312711435833

  • Crona, B.I. and Parker, J. (2012) Learning in support of Governance: Theories, methods and a framework to assess how bridging organizations contribute to adaptive resource governance. Ecology and Society 17(1):32

  • Crona, B.I., van Holt, T., Petersson, M., Daw, T.M., Buchary, E. (2015) Using social-ecological syndromes to understand impacts of international seafood trade on small-scale fisheries. Global Environmental Change 35:162–175. doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2015.07.006

  • Österblom, H., Crona, BI., Folke, C., Nyström, M., Troell, M. (2016) Marine ecosystem science on an intertwined planet. Ecosystems 20: 54–61, DOI: 10.1007/s10021-016-9998-6

  • Ekstrom, J., Crona, B.I. (2017) Institutional misfit and environmental change: A systems approach to address ocean acidification. Science of the Total Environment 576, 599-608

Complete list of publications

Media coverage

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Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • Politics, Processes of societal change


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