Sibyl Diver, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Department of Earth System Science, Stanford University. I study issues of natural resource governance with Indigenous peoples, with a focus on Pacific Northwest salmon watersheds. This research includes analysis of co-management arrangements (collaborative or cooperative management) between Indigenous communities and state agencies. I also do engaged research on Indigenous water governance. By examining natural resource conflict and institutional decision-making in this way, I hope to better understand how changes in environmental governance occur.
I completed my PhD research at the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at UC Berkeley. Taking a community-engaged scholarship approach, I have worked with two Pacific Northwest Indigenous communities – the Xaxli’p Indigenous Community in British Columbia, Canada and the Karuk Tribe in Northern California, USA. Both communities are negotiating with forest management agencies to shift natural resource management practices within disputed aboriginal territories.
Working at the intersection of sustainability and equity, my research interests include environmental governance, community-based participatory research, Indigenous land management, environmental justice, community-based natural resource management, commons property resources, decolonizing methodologies, and political ecology.
I teach courses in environmental justice, and environmental governance. See December 2018 news article on environmental justice teaching at Stanford, here.
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