Selected Publications by theme:

***Please see CV for a full list of publications.***

Indigenous water governance & co-governance:


Diver, S. Eitzel, M.V., Brown, M., Hazel, A. Fricke, S., and Reed, R. 2022. Indigenous nations at the confluence: Water governance networks and system transformation in the Klamath Basin. Ecology and Society. 22(4): 4.

Diver, S., Eitzel, M.V., Fricke, S. and Hillman, L. 2022. Networked sovereignty: polycentric water governance and Indigenous self-determination in the Klamath Basin. Water Alternatives. 15(2): 523-550.

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.

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.

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).

Bartolome, N., Crosby, E., Diver, S., Fricke, S., Hladik, M, and Johnson, G. 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, December 2019.

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.

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.

Community engaged research, decolonizing methodologies, and environmental justice:


Reed, R. and S. Diver. 2023. Pathways to healing: Indigenous revitalization through family-based land management in the Klamath Basin. Ecology and Society 28(1):35.

Smith, C., Diver, S., Reed, R. 2023. Advancing Indigenous futures with two-eyed seeing: Strategies for restoration and repair through collaborative research. Environment and Planning F. (0):0.

Sullivan. C., Diver, S., Weir, J. Smith, C., Piatote, B. (In review.) Intercultural transnational collaboration as active resistance: Indigenous scholars and accomplices speaking back to the academy through comic art. In Grieve-Williams, V. (ed) A Collection on Global Activism @theMargins. 

Piatote, B, Sullivan, C, Smith, C, Diver, S, Weir, J, Burton, NM, and H Goldring. 2020. ‘Pass the Ball’, So you care about Indigenous scholars? poster series, Ad Astra Comix, Canada. (Also, see posters ‘Extraction Zombies’, ‘Indigenous Land’, and ‘S.S. Academy’)

Polk, E.M., Diver, S. 2020. Situating the Scientist: Creating Inclusive Science Communication Through Equity Framing and Environmental Justice. Frontiers in Communication. 5:6.

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.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. 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.

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

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).

Collaborative management of natural resources:


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.

Diver, S. 2016. Co-management as a catalyst: Pathways to post-colonial forestry in the Klamath Basin, California. Human Ecology  44(5):  533–546.

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.

Interdisciplinary environmental science/policy: sustainability and equity

Chapman, M. S., Oestreich, W. K., Frawley, T. H., Boettiger, C., Diver, S., Santos, B. S., Scoville, C., Armstrong, K., Blondin, H., Chand, K. Haulsee, D. E., Knight, C. J. & Crowder, L. B. (2021). Promoting equity in the use of algorithms for high-seas conservation. One Earth4(6), 790-794.

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.