Short Bio Cathy Jolibert is involved as Phd candidate at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and as one of the nine PHD fellows in the Marie Curie Research Training network GoverNat (www.governat.eu). The project is on Multi-level Governance of Natural Resources: Tools and Processes for water and biodiversity in Europe. The Ph.D. research develops an interdisciplinary analysis of the contribution that stakeholder engagement processes in EU-funded biodiversity research projects make to the interface between science and policy. She holds a Masters degree in Biology of Evolution and Ecology. She has different experiences such as coordinator and writer at the French Institute for the Environment (IFEN), as project manager on the study of the impact of the December 1999 storms at the French Ministry of Environment and as teacher of ecology in Management and Protection of Nature. She is now involved in several EU research projects and framework: FRAP, EDIT, ALARM, EcoChange, SCALES, EPBRS. She is particularly interested in the design of stakeholder engagement processes in research and in stakeholders' needs as a participatory approach to map and resolve environmental conflict, and improve biodiversity governance.
Research Interests: Human Needs Theory, environmental conflict, participatory process, multilevel governance in biodiversity, science-policy interfaces, scenarios.
Selected Publication: Jolibert C (2009). Need assessment: a tool for environmental conflict resolution in multilevel governance. Paper submitted at the Environmental Policy and Governance Journal, the 15th of September. Awards for the best student papers at the ESEE 2009 Conference: Transformation, Innovation and Adaptation for Sustainability – Integrating Natural and Social Sciences, 2009 at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.