Program on Earth Systems
Office: 343 Y2E2
Address: 473 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305-4216
Phone: (206) 849-5577
E-mail: ‘sdiver’ AT ‘stanford’ DOT ‘edu’
Stanford University, Department of Earth System Science, Post Doctoral Scholar, 2015 – 17
University of California, Berkeley, PhD, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, 2008 – 2014
University of Washington, Coursework in salmon ecology, marine conservation policy, statistics. 2002 – 03
Stanford University, B.A. Dual degree in Slavic Studies and Human Biology, with honors, 1997
Awards and Fellowships:
Stanford Sustainability Seed Funding, Initiative for Environmental Equity and Sustainability at Stanford (Co-PI) $120,000 (2020)
2019 Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education (JCWRE) Paper of the Year Award (2019)
National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (awarded 2012)
Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues Mini-Grant (summer 2012)
Edward Hildebrand Fellowship for Berkeley, Department of Canadian Studies (summer 2011)
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (awarded 2009)
Berkeley Fellowship for Graduate Study (awarded 2008)
Lecturer, Stanford University, Earth Systems Program, 9/20 – present
Research Scientist, Stanford University, Dept. of Earth System Science 9/16-8/20
Post Doctoral Scholar, Stanford University, Dept. of Earth System Science 9/14-8/16
Research Affiliate, Water in the West, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, 9/14-present
Graduate Student Researcher, University of California – Berkeley, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy and Management 8/08-11/14
Senior Russia Program Associate, Pacific Environment 11/05-6/08
Coalition Coordinator, Toxic-Free Legacy Coalition 5/03-10/05
Commercial Fisheries Observer, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 7/03-10/03
International Exchange Coordinator, Pacific Environment 10/99-8/02
Instructor, Stanford University, (water governance, environmental governance, environmental justice) 2016-present
Graduate Student Instructor for ESPM C11: Americans and the Global Forest, with Professor Lynn Huntsinger, 2014
Guest Lecturer, UC Berkeley (environmental policy, restoration ecology, participatory research), 2009-2014, 2017
Science & Environmental Science Instructor, Eagle Rock School & Professional Development Center 8/98-8/99
Science Instructor, Marine Science Institute, 1997-1999
Environmental Science Instructor, Putney School, 1995, 1996
Ecology Docent, Jasper Ridge Biological Reserve, Stanford University, 1996-1999
Bourassa, C., Oleson, E., Diver, S., & McElhaney, J. In press. Cultural Safety. In K. Graham, & D. Newhouse (Eds.), Sharing the Land, Sharing the Future: The Legacy of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. Manitoba: University of Manitoba Press.
Polk, E.M., Diver, S. 2020. Situating the Scientist: Creating Inclusive Science Communication Through Equity Framing and Environmental Justice. Frontiers in Communication. 5:6. https://doi.org/10.3389/fcomm.2020.00006.
Weir, J.K.; Woelfle-Erskine, C.; Fuller; S., Diver, S.; Higgins, M. 2019. Investigating Best Practice: Doctoral Fieldwork Experiences With and Without Indigenous Communities in Settler-colonial Societies. ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies.
Diver, S., Ahrens, D., Arbit, T. Bakker, K. 2019. Engaging Colonial Entanglements: “Treatment as a State” Policy for Indigenous Water Co-Governance. Global Environmental Politics. 19(3):33-56. https://doi.org/10.1162/glep_a_00517
Rachel Arsenault, Carrie Bourassa, Sibyl Diver, Deborah McGregor, and Aaron Witham. 2019. Including Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Environmental Assessments: Restructuring the Process. Global Environmental Politics. 19(3):120-132. https://doi.org/10.1162/glep_a_00519
Diver, S. Vaughan, M. Baker-Médard, M., and Lukacs, H. 2019. Recognizing “reciprocal relations” to restore community access to land and water. International Journal of the Commons, 13(1). http://doi.org/10.18352/ijc.881
Diver, S. 2018. Native Water Protection Flows Through Self-Determination: Understanding Tribal Water Quality Standards and “Treatment as a State”. Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education. 163: 6-30. ttps://doi.org/10.1111/j.1936-704X.2018.03267.x
Arsenault, R., Diver, S., McGregor, D., Witham, A., and Bourassa, C. 2018. Shifting the Framework of Canadian Water Governance through Indigenous Research Methods: Acknowledging the Past with an Eye on the Future. Water 10(1), 49. https://doi.org/10.3390/w10010049
Diver, S. 2017.Visual Timeline Technique, in Design as Democracy: Techniques for Collective Creativity. Edited by David de la Pena, Diane Jones Allen, Randolph T. Hester, Jeffrey Hou, Laura J. Lawson, and Marcia J. McNally. Island Press: Washington, DC. https://islandpress.org/book/design-as-democracy
Diver, S. 2017. Negotiating Indigenous Knowledge at the Science-Policy Interface: Insights from the Xáxli’p Community Forest. Environmental Science and Policy 73, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2017.03.001
Diver, S. 2016. Co-management as a catalyst: Pathways to post-colonial forestry in the Klamath Basin, California. Human Ecology 44(5): 533–546. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10745-016-9851-8
Andrade, K., Corbin, C., Diver, S., Eitzel, M.V., Williamson, Brashares, J. and Fortmann, L. 2014. Finding your way in the interdisciplinary forest: Notes on educating future conservation practitioners. Biodiversity and Conservation. October, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-014-0818-z
Diver, S.W. and Higgins, M.N. 2014. Giving Back Through Collaborative Research: Towards a Practice of Dynamic Reciprocity. Journal of Research Practice. 10(2).
Diver, S.W. 2014. Giving Back Through Time: A Collaborative Timeline Approach to Researching Karuk Indigenous Lands Management History. Journal of Research Practice. 10(2).
Hallett, L. M., Diver, S., Eitzel, M. V., Olson, J. J., Ramage, B. S., Sardinas, H., Statman-Weil, Z. and Suding, K. N. 2013. Do We Practice What We Preach? Goal Setting for Ecological Restoration. Restoration Ecology 21: 312-319. https://doi.org/10.1111/rec.12007
Diver, S. 2012. Columbia River Tribal Fisheries: Life History Stages of a Co-management Institution. In Keystone Nations: Indigenous Peoples and Salmon Across the Northern Pacific, edited by Benedict J. Colombi and James F. Brooks. School for Advanced Research Press: Santa Fe, New Mexico. pp. 207-235.
Eitzel, M.V., Diver, S., Sardiñas, H., Hallett, L.M., Olson, J.J., Romero, A., de L. T. Oliveira, G., Schuknecht, A.T., Tidmore, R., Suding, K.N. 2012. Insights from a Cross-Disciplinary Seminar: 10 Pivotal Papers for Ecological Restoration. Restoration Ecology 20:147-152. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1526-100X.2011.00840.x
Diver, S., Hammond, H., and Adolph, A. Participatory mapping for eco-cultural restoration on Xaxli’p Survival Territory, British Columbia, Canada. Proceedings of the 7th Conference of the Pacific Rim Community Design Network. “Sustainable Landscapes, Sustainable Communities.” Awaji Landscape Planning & Horticulture Academy (ALPHA), Awajishima, Japan, September 11-14, 2010.
Nora Bartolomé Gutiérrez, Earl Crosby, Sibyl Diver, Susan Fricke, Michelle Hladik, and Grant Johnson. 2020. Karuk Tribe Watershed Research Collaboration: A Pilot Study to Understand the Pesticide Impacts from Cannabis Cultivation within Karuk Aboriginal Territory (Surface Water and Sediments). Technical Report prepared for the Karuk Tribe.
Ball, J., Diver, S., and Hwan, J. 2009. Evidence of Streamflow and Sediment Effects on Juvenile Coho and Benthic Macroinvertebrates of Lagunitas Creek and San Geronimo Creek, Marin County, California. UC Berkeley: Water Resources Center Archives.
Gilbert, S.G., Diver, S., and Miller, E. with the Seattle Precautionary Principle Working Group. 2004. A Policy Framework for Adopting the Precautionary Principle. White paper submitted by the Seattle Precautionary Principle Working Group to the City of Seattle and King County for consideration as an amendment to the 2004 City and County Comprehensive Plans. Accepted by the City of Seattle.
Piatote, B, Sullivan, C, Smith, C, Diver, S, Weir, J, Burton, NM, and H Goldring (in prep). ‘Pass the Ball’, So you care about Indigenous scholars? poster series, Ad Astra Comix, Canada.
Smith, C, Piatote, B, Sullivan, C, Weir, J, Diver, S, Burton, NM, and H Goldring (in prep). ‘Extraction Zombies’, So you care about Indigenous scholars? poster series, Ad Astra Comix, Canada.
Sullivan, C, Piatote, B, Smith, C, Weir, J, Diver, S, Burton, NM, and H Goldring (in prep). ‘Indigenous Land’, So you care about Indigenous scholars? poster series, Ad Astra Comix, Canada.
Smith, C, Sullivan, C, Piatote, B, Diver, S, Weir, J, Burton, NM, and H Goldring (in prep). ‘SS Academy’, So you care about Indigenous scholars? poster series, Ad Astra Comix, Canada.
Diver, S. 2016. Community Voices: The Making and Meaning of the Xaxli’p Community Forest. A Report to the Xaxli’p Community Forest. Retrieved from http://xcfc.ca
Diver, S. 2014. Negotiating knowledges, shifting access: Natural resource governance with Indigenous communities and state agencies in the Pacific Northwest. Doctoral Dissertation. University of California, Berkeley.
Diver, S., Liu, L., Canchela, N., Tannenbaum, S., Silberblatt, R., and Reed, R. Karuk Lands Management Historical Timeline. May 7, 2010. Web published at http://karuktimeline.wordpress.com. Currently exhibited at the Karuk People’s Center (Happy Camp, CA). Previously exhibited at the Clark Museum of Anthropology (Eureka, CA).
Sea of Hope. The State of Bioresources in the Russian Portion of the Bering Sea: Conservation Issues and the Public’s Role. The Living Sea Coalition and ISAR-RFE. 2004. Russkiy Ostrov: Vladivostok, 200 pages. Translator for Russian language chapters.
BothENDS Foundation. Blending Traditional Use Studies and Ecosystem-Based Landscape Planning: A Case Study for Culturally and Ecologically Sustainable Land Use Planning for Xáxli’p Survival Territory, British Columbia, Canada. 2003. Co-written by Sibyl Diver, Art Adolph, Herb Hammond, and Misha Jones. For web publication.
Undergraduate thesis, “Foraging and Aggression Behavior in Kamchatka Gulls.” For Stanford University undergraduate thesis committee. June 1997. On file with the Stanford Program in Human Biology.
Popular Literature and Outreach Publications:
Polk, E.M. with Diver, S. Why Inclusive Science Communication Benefits All People. Future Earth Blog. December 17, 2019.
Diver, S. Native Waters at Risk: Learning to Listen. Water in the West: Insights. March 27, 2018.
Diver, S. and Reed, R. 2013. Talking Traditional Foods at Ti Creek; Karuk Department of Natural Resources Food Security Project Leads Traditional Foods Workshop. Karuk Tribe Fall Newsletter, p. 6-7.
Diver, S. The Karuk Lands Management Historical Timeline: An Ongoing Story of Place. News from the Mid-Klamath Watershed Council, Spring 2010.
Diver, S. Engaging sustainability & equity: Natural resource governance with Indigenous peoples. Department of Earth System Science Colloquium, January 2020.
Protecting salmon and their waters: Comparing two Indigenous environmental governance institutions on the Columbia and Klamath Rivers (Pacific Northwest, U.S.) Охрана лосося и водных ресурсов: сравнительный анализ двух систем управления природных ресурсов коренными народами на реках Колумбии и Кламат (Северо-Запад США). Kamchatka Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Kamchatka Branch of the Pacific Geographical Institute, and colleagues, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia, May 2019.
Diver. S. Looking up to the Xaxli’p Community Forest: A model for sustainability and self-determination. Xaxli’p Community Forest Corporation Annual General Meeting, January 2019.
Diver, S. and Eitzel, M.V. Mapping Indigenous water governance and colonial legacies in the lower Klamath River, California. Invited Session. American Association of Anthropology Annual Meeting, San Jose, CA, November 2018.
Diver, S. Co-management as a catalyst: Pathways to post-colonial forestry in the Klamath. Pikyav Lecture Series, Karuk Tribe, Orleans, California, April 2017.
Diver, S. Thinking like a partner: Making community-engaged research work. UC Berkeley Masters in Development Policy Program, Berkeley, California, April 2017.
Diver, S. Beyond Collaborative Watershed Management: Indigenous Sovereignty and Sustainability on the Klamath River. Department of Earth System Science Colloquium, Stanford University, California, April 2016.
Diver, S. Building Indigenous institutions for eco-cultural resource management in the Pacific Northwest: The role of resource management agreements. Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management Colloquium, UC Berkeley, California, August 2014.
Diver, S. Whose Environmental Science? The Roles of Indigenous Knowledge and Science in Watershed Governance. UC Berkeley Environmental Engineering Seminar Series, Berkeley, California, April 2013.
Diver, S. Columbia River Tribal Fisheries: Adaptive Co-Management Institutions in the Making. UC Berkeley Masters in Development Policy Program, Berkeley, California, September 2012.
Diver, S. Bridging Knowledge Systems Through Eco-cultural Restoration. UC Berkeley Restoration Ecology Lecture, Berkeley, California, March 2012.
Diver, S. The Xaxli’p Community Forest: Articulating Knowledges to Legitimize First Nation Sovereignty. UC Berkeley Canadian Studies Program, Departmental Colloquium, Berkeley, California, November 2011.
Diver, S., Reed, R., and Lake, F. The Karuk Lands Management Historic Timeline: A participatory approach to understanding natural resource management on Karuk Aboriginal Territory. Public Lecture at the Clarke Museum of Anthropology, Eureka, California, October 2011.
Diver, S. Columbia River Tribal Fisheries: Life History Stages of a Co-management Institution. Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management Colloquium, UC Berkeley, California, February 2011.
Diver, S., Eitzel, M.V, Fricke, S. Networked Sovereignties: Indigenous Science & Water Governance in the Klamath River Basin (California, Oregon US). American Association of Geographers, April 2019.
Diver, S., Eitzel, M.V, Fricke, S. Networked Sovereignties: Indigenous Science & Water Governance in the Klamath River Basin (California, Oregon US). Society for Applied Anthropology. Portland, Oregon, March 2019.
Diver, S. Native Water Protection Flows Through Self-Determination: Understanding Tribal Water Quality Standards & “Treatment as a State.” American Association of Geography Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2018.
Diver, S., Baker-Médard, M., Lukacs, H., Vaughn, M., Reciprocal relations: Increasing community access to land by rethinking our responsibilities towards nature. International Association for the Study of the Commons, Utrecht, Netherlands, July 2017.
Diver, S. Negotiating Indigenous Knowledge at the Science-Policy Interface: Insights from the Xaxli’p Community Forest, B.C., Canada. Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, June 2017.
Diver, S. Reporting back to the Xaxli’p Community Forest. Xaxli’p Survival Territory, Canada, September 2016.
Diver, S. Beyond collaborative watershed management: Tribal sovereignty and sustainability on the Klamath River. American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 2016.
Diver, S. Building legitimacy for Indigenous institutions resource management institutions in the Pacific Northwest. International Association for the Study of the Commons, Edmonton, Alberta (Canada), May 2015.
Diver, S. Negotiating Indigenous knowledge and science: A case study of co-management and eco-cultural restoration with the Karuk Tribe (Klamath Basin, California). Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Sacramento, California, August 2014.
Diver, S. Leveraging co-management for resource access: Karuk eco-cultural restoration strategies in the Klamath Basin, California. Rural Sociological Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 2014.
Diver, S., with the Karuk-UC Berkeley Collaborative. Introduction to Community Mapping Strategies. Karuk Department of Natural Resources Community-based Mapping Workshop, July 2014.
Diver, S. Building Indigenous institutions for eco-cultural resource management in the Pacific Northwest: The role of resource management agreements. Native American Indigenous Studies Association Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas, May 2014.
Diver, S. and Conrad, A. Creating Ties, Maintaining Ties: Travels from the Klamath to Berkeley, and Back Again. Crossing Paths: Graduate & Undergraduate Exchanges of Indigenous Research Speaker Series, April 2014.
Negotiating Indigenous knowledge and science: Karuk eco-cultural revitalization in the Klamath Basin (Northern California). Research Symposium: Perspectives on Native Landscapes: Exploring Relationships Between Our Peoples and the Environment, February 2014.
Diver, S. Mapping History Together: Co-Creating the Karuk Lands Management Historical Timeline. Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Meeting, September 2013.
The Xaxli’p Community Forest: Shifting Access to Indigenous Lands and Resources in British Columbia, Canada. American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, April 2013.
Participatory Research Methods. Interdisciplinary Food and Agriculture, Course Mini-Lecture, UC Berkeley, February 2013.
The Xaxli’p Community Forest: Shifting Access to Natural Resources through Eco-cultural Restoration. Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Annual Conference, Mohegan Territory, Connecticut, June 2012.
Evaluating Co-management Institutions and Cases: Negotiating the Xaxli’p Community Forest in British Columbia, Canada. Watershed Governance Group, Berkeley, California, March 2012.
The Xaxli’p Community Forest: Eco-Cultural Restoration as a Third Space of Sovereignty in British Columbia, Canada. American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, New York, New York, February 2012.
Columbia River Tribal Fisheries: Life History Stages of a Co-management Institution. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Seattle, Washington, September 2011.
Shifting the “Common Sense” of Co-management: Articulating Knowledges to Legitimize Indigenous Sovereignty. Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Annual Conference, Sacramento, CA, May 2011.
Assessing Inter-tribal Fisheries Co-management Institutions. Mendocino Sonoma Tribal Environmental Programs Committee, Redwood Valley, California, May 2011.
Participatory mapping for eco-cultural restoration on Xaxl’ip Survival Territory, British Columbia, Canada. The 7th Conference of the Pacific Rim Community Design Network, Sustainable Landscapes, Sustainable Communities, Awajishima, Japan, September 2010.
Mapping for Eco-cultural Restoration on Xaxli’p Survival Territory, British Columbia, Canada. Indigenous Mapping Network Conference “Restoring our Home Places,” Suquamish, Washington, June 2010.
The Karuk Lands Management Historic Timeline: A Participatory Approach to Understanding Natural Resource Management on Karuk Aboriginal Territory. Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management Graduate Research Symposium, Berkeley, May 2010.
Towards Sustainable Fisheries: Assessing Co-management Effectiveness for the Columbia River Basin. Ecological Society of America Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, August 2009. http://precedings.nature.com/documents/3754/version/1
Students for a Sustainable Stanford, Advisory Board – Member 2020 – present
Stanford Sustainability Science and Practice Program Advisory Committee – Member 2020 – present
Stanford Environmental Justice Working Group – Member 2017 – present
Sustainable Water Governance and Indigenous Law Project, Indigenous Research Methods Working Group – Member, 2016 – present
Karuk-UC Berkeley Collaborative – Member, 2009 – present
Indigenous Peoples Specialty Group, American Association of Geographers – Board member, 2013 – 2014, 2018 – present
American Indian Graduate Studies Association at UC Berkeley – Member, 2009 – 2014
Indigenous Mapping at UC Berkeley, student organization – Co-founder, 2008 – 2011
Watershed Governance Graduate Discussion Group, Coordinator/Member, 2011 – present
International Association for the Study of the Commons, member
Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, member
American Association of Geographers, member
Ecological Society of America, member
Stephanie M. Carlson, Associate Professor of Freshwater Fish Ecology, UC Berkeley, ESPM (co-chair)
Kimberly TallBear, Associate Prof., Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta (co-chair)
Lynn Huntsinger, Professor of Rangeland Ecology and Management, UC Berkeley, ESPM
Mary E. Power, Professor of Community Ecology, UC Berkeley, Dept. of Integrative Biology
Louise Fortmann, Professor of the Graduate School (Natural Resource Sociology), UC Berkeley