Cathy is involved as PhD fellow at the Instituteof Environmental Scienceand Technology (ICTA), Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). She was a PhD fellow in the Marie Curie Research Training network GoverNat (www.governat.eu). The project was on Multi-level Governance of Natural Resources: Tools and Processes for water and biodiversity in Europe. She holds a Masters degree in Biology of Evolution and Ecology and 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. 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 society. She also focuses on the needs approach and the stakeholders’ strategies used to meet their needs. This needs-based approach implemented in participatory processes, permits to map and resolve environmental conflict, to co-construct sustainable scenarios, to reverse the bottom-up flow of knowledge that improves concomitantly the governance in biodiversity.
Human Needs Theory, environmental conflict, participatory process, multilevel governance in biodiversity, science-society interfaces, scenarios
Jolibert, C., Max-Neef, M., Rauschmayer, F., Paavola, J. 2011. Should We Care About the Needs of Non-humans? Needs Assessment: A Tool for Environmental Conﬂict Resolution and Sustainable Organization of Living Beings. Environmental Policy and Governance 21, 259–269.
Jolibert, C. and Wesselink, A. 2012. Research impacts and impact on research in biodiversity conservation: Influence of Stakeholder Engagement. Environmental Science & Policy 22,100–111.
Santaoja, M., Treffny, R., Mertens, C., Jolibert, C. with Farrell K.N. 2012. Looking for a place to anchor: Confusing thoughts along an interdisciplinary dissertation journey. Extract from the book Beyond reductionism: A passion for interdisciplinarity, Edited by Farrell, K.., Luzzati, T., van den Hove, S. Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics, Routledge, London.
Jolibert, C., Paavola, J., Rauschmayer, F., Dendoncker, N. 2011.Addressing needs in the search for sustainable planning. A proposal for needs-based scenario building. Submitted at the Journal Environmental Values, 2012.