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Beatrice Crona

Beatrice Crona

Post Doctoral Associate, School of Human Evolution and Social Change

School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Arizona State University
P.O. Box 872402
Tempe, AZ 85287-2402


  • Post Doctoral Associate, School of Human Evolution and Social Change


Crona s research has focused on links and feedbacks between the social and ecological components in social-ecological systems, with particular interest in stakeholder ecological knowledge, communication networks for transfer of such knowledge and the effect of social network structure on adaptive management of natural resources. Her work at CSID will aim to apply aspects of social network analysis to issues of development and planning in an urban context. Other areas of interest include knowledge generation and cognitive processes, structural effects of social networks on social capital for resource management and coast zone management.

She affiliated with the Department of Systems Ecology and the Stockholm Resilience Center, Stockholm University.

Journal Articles


Folke, C., H. Osterblom, J. Jouffray, E. F. Lambin, W. Adger, M. Scheffer, B. Crona, M. Nystrom, S. A. Levin, S. R. Carpenter, J. M. Anderies, F. S. Chapin III, A. Crepin, A. Dauriach, V. Galaz, L. J. Gordon, N. Kautsky, B. H. Walker, J. R. Watson, J. Wilen and A. de Zeeuw. 2019. Transnational corporations and the challenge of biosphere stewardship. Nature Ecology and Evolution 3(Oct):1396-1403. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-019-0978-z. (link )


Crona, B., A. Y. Wutich, A. Brewis and M. Gartin. 2013. Perceptions of climate change: Linking local and global perceptions through a cultural knowledge approach. Climatic Change 119(2):519-531. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-013-0708-5. (link )


Parker, J. and B. Crona. 2012. On being all things to all people: Boundary organizations and the contemporary research university. Social Studies of Science 42(2):262-289. DOI: 10.1177/0306312711435833. (link )


Crona, B. I. and J. N. Parker. 2011. Network determinants of knowledge utilization: Preliminary lessons from a boundary organization. Science Communication 33(4):448-471. DOI: 10.1177/1075547011408116. (link )

York, A. M., D. Barnett, A. Y. Wutich and B. Crona. 2011. Household bottled water consumption in Phoenix: A Lifestyle Choice. Water International 36(6):708-718. DOI: 10.1080/02508060.2011.610727. (link )


Gartin, M., B. Crona, A. Y. Wutich and P. K. Westerhoff. 2010. Urban ethnohydrology: Cultural knowledge of water quality and water management in a desert city. Ecology and Society 15(4):36. (link )



Wutich, A. Y., B. Crona, M. Seetharam, P. Gober, P. K. Westerhoff, Z. Hasan and S. Avent. 2009. Ethnohydrology: A mixed method study of local water knowledge. Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at 11th Annual Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) Poster Symposium, Tempe, AZ. January 15, 2009.


Avent, S., A. Y. Wutich, B. Crona, P. Gober, M. Seetharam and P. K. Westerhoff. 2008. An ethnohydrologic evaluation of water quality in Phoenix, AZ. Poster presented at 10 January 2008 CAP LTER 10th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )



Wutich, A. Y., A. A. Brewis and B. Crona. 2009. Cross-cultural approaches to studying climate change: results from Arizona, Fiji, Bolivia, and New Zealand. Presentation at the Society for Applied Anthropology 69th Annual Meeting, Santa Fe, NM.


Wingren, E., J. Parker and B. Crona. 2008. Performance and perception at a science and policy boundary. Presentation April 10, 2008 at the Pacific Sociology Association General Meeting, Portland, OR.