D. Giebels MSc

(external) researcher Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences Department of Public Administration and Sociology (DPAS).
Location
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Room
T17-54
Telephone
+31 10 4082119
Email
giebels@essb.eur.nl

Latest academic publication

D. Giebels, J. Edelenbos & M.W. van Buuren (2016). Knowledge governance for ecosystem-based management: Understanding its context-dependency. Environmental Science & Policy, 55, 424-435.

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Diana Giebels (1980) is a PhD student at the Department of Public Administration of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

She studied Political Science (cum laude) at Leiden University, The Netherlands. Her master thesis explored the impact of EU, national and regional policy on Corporate Social Responsibility practices in the food sector of Germany, The Netherlands and Great Britain. In January 2011 she started her PhD project aiming to explore and evaluate the relation between science and policy in the Wadden Sea in an international perspective. She conducts this project together with Prof. Dr. Jurian Edelenbos (promotor) and Dr. Arwin van Buuren (daily supervisor).

Areas of interests:

Ecosystem-based management
Sustainable development
EU policy
International governance
Complex systems analysis

In the Wadden Sea region many actors are engaged in the search for a sustainable balance between socio-economical development on the one hand and the restoration as well as maintenance of the Wadden Sea ecosystem and its subsystems on the other hand. Ecosystem-based management has been developed and implemented as a holistic and evidence-based management paradigm in principal being capable and better suited to achieve sustainable balances. Ecosystem-based management is, among other elements, characterized by decision-making based on knowledge about the object under decision. As ecosystem-based management approaches however typically emerge in a context characterized by many different actors, institutions and/or countries, it consequently has to deal with diverging and sometimes conflicting ways of knowing. However not much empirical studies have systematically explored and evaluated the role of knowledge in successful ecosystem-based management approaches in general and in the Wadden Sea region in particular.

Aim of our research project therefore is to find out to which extent ecosystem-based management approaches are applied in the Wadden Sea region and whether and how knowledge contributes to these approaches, as well as how the interface between knowledge and policy could be improved. To achieve that aim we will conduct three in depth case studies on the role and impact of knowledge and the way it was organized in selected decision-making processes that have successfully evolved as an ecosystem-based management approach. For the exploration and evaluation of these decision-making processes we have developed a framework based on the principles of ecosystem-based management, which we use as a normative framework. As relevant cases we have selected a Danish river restoration project (the Houting project), a Dutch harbour development project (the Mainport Rotterdam project) and an international case of ecosystem-based management represented by the seal management efforts of the Trilateral Cooperation. With the systematic analysis and evaluation of these cases we hope to enlarge our theoretical as well as practical knowledge on how to provide an effective role of knowledge in ecosystem-based management approaches.

This research is part of the National Sea and Coastal Research Program (ZKO) of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). For further information please consult http://www.nwo.nl/onderzoek-en-resultaten/onderzoeksprojecten/90/2300164990.html

      • D. Giebels & V.N. de Jonge (2014). Making ecosystem-based management effective: identifying and evaluating empirical approaches to the governance of knowledge. In J.W. Meek & K.S. Marshall (Eds.), Administrative Strategies for Complex Governance Systems (pp. 199-220). Litchfield Park Arizona: Emergent Publications
      • D. Giebels, J. Edelenbos & L. Gerrits (2014). Understanding the role of knowledge in ecosystem-based management: Ten variables defining its empirical manifestation. In J.W. Meek & K.S. Marshall (Eds.), Administrative Strategies for Complex Governance Systems (pp. 169-198). Litchfield Park Arizona: Emergent Publications
      • F. van der Molen, J. Floor, W. van Enst, C. Seijger, D. Giebels, D. Puente-Rodríguez, J. van Tatenhove, H. Runhaar & H.J. van der Windt (2014). Van frustratie naar integratie: Handelingsperspectieven om kennis en beleid over de Waddenzee beter op elkaar aan te laten sluiten. (Extern rapport). : Deltares
      • D. Giebels, W. van Enst, M.W. van Buuren, H. Runhaar, J. Edelenbos & P.P.J. Driessen (2011). Putting the science-policy interface into context: a literature review on science-policy interfaces and their effectiveness. Paper presented at: Mare Centre Conference 2011, People and the Sea VI: Bridging Science and Policy for Sustainable Coasts and Seas: Amsterdam (2011, juli 6 - 2011, juli 9).
      • V.N. de Jonge & D. Giebels (2014). Handling the knowledge paradox in estuarine and coastal management. Paper presented at the ECSA annual conference: Coastal systems under change: tuning assessment and management tools (2014, May 12 - 2014, May 16): Sesimbra, Portugal (2014, mei 14).
      • V.N. de Jonge, J. Ryu & D. Giebels (2013). Survey on the perception of policy problems of ECSA 53 delegates. Survey organized at ECSA annual conference: Estuaries and coastal areas in times of intense change: Shanghai, China (2013, oktober 13 - 2013, oktober 17).
      • D. Giebels, V.N. de Jonge & D. Puente-Rodríguez (2013). Science for Policy,. Workshop organized at the ECSA annual conference: Estuaries and coastal areas in times of intense change: Shanghai, China (2013, oktober 13 - 2013, oktober 17).
      • D. Giebels & V.N. de Jonge (2013). Exploring and evaluating ecosystem-based management in the Wadden Sea. Paper presented at the INFOWEB workshop: Wilhelmshaven, Germany (2013, februari 26 - 2013, februari 27).
      • D. Giebels, M.W. van Buuren & J. Edelenbos (2012). The Environmental Knowledge Paradox. Paper and poster presented at the International Wadden Sea Scientific Symposium: Leeuwarden, The Netherlands (2012, november 21 - 2012, november 23).
      • D. Giebels, M.W. van Buuren & J. Edelenbos (2011). Exploring and evaluating science-policy interfaces in the Wadden Sea. Poster presented at the International conference Restoration of streams with special emphasis on the houting and the Houting project: Tønder, Denmark (2011, oktober 3 - 2011, oktober 5).
      • D. Giebels, J.A.A. Swart, M.W. van Buuren & J. Edelenbos (2014, april 9). Towards ecosystem-based management in the Wadden Sea? Exploring and evaluating national constraints to evidence-based decision-making in the case of seal management. Ottawa, Canada, Paper presented at IRSPM annual conference 2014, April 09 – 2013, April 14.
      • D. Giebels, L. Gerrits & J. Edelenbos (2013, juni 5). Facing complex socio-ecological systems by ecosystem-based management: towards an evidence-based typology. La Verne, California, USA, Paper presented at the COMPACT II conference.
      • D. Giebels (2013, oktober 31). Dynamics of complex policy processes and how to manage them, Insights from the Rotterdam harbor extension (Maasvlakte II) and the Danish Houting project. The Hague, The Netherlands, Guest lecture at ISS Mastercourse Comparative Public Policy.
      • D. Giebels, M.W. van Buuren & J. Edelenbos (2013, april 12). Knowledge as a means to solve the 'wicked issue' of sustainable river restoration? Insights from the Danish Houting project. Prague, Czech Republic, Paper presented at IRSPM annual conference.
      • D. Giebels (2013, oktober 13). The ecosystem-based management approach of the Mainport of Rotterdam. Historical development and current practices. Shanghai, China, Paper presented at the ECSA annual conference: Estuaries and coastal areas in times of intense change.
      • D. Giebels (2013, oktober 13). Using knowledge as a means to solve the 'wicked issue' of sustainable river restoration. Insights from the Danish Houting project. Shanghai, China, Paper presented at the ECSA annual conference workshop 'Science for policy'.
      • D. Giebels & V.N. de Jonge (2013, juni 5). Effective governance of ecosystems: exploring the tool box for socio-ecological integration. La Verne, California, USA, Paper presented at the COMPACT II conference.
      • V.N. de Jonge & D. Giebels (2013, oktober 13). Estuarine ecosystem health and governance. Shanghai, China, Keynote speech at the ECSA annual conference: Estuaries and coastal areas in times of intense change.
      • D. Giebels (2012, november 29). Effective knowledge utilization in an ecosystem-based management approach: the case of the Houting project. Leuven, Belgium, Paper presented at the NIG Annual Work Conference.
      • D. Giebels (2012, november 7). Matching knowledge base and source: experiences from Denmark’s second largest river restoration project. The Hague, The Netherlands, Paper presented at the NWO-ZKO symposium.
      • D. Giebels (2011, oktober 10). Governance and adaptive management in the Wadden Sea. Texel, The Netherlands, Keynote speech presented at the International Symposium on the Ecology of the Wadden Sea.
      • D. Giebels (2011, december 1). Addressing knowledge struggles in water governance by an ecosystem-based management approach. Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Paper presented at the NIG Annual Work Conference.
      • D. Giebels, J. Floor, L. Van Hoof & H. Lindeboom (2011, oktober 10). Governance in the Wadden Sea: Towards sustainable ecosystem-based management? A review on governance and the role of knowledge in the Wadden Sea Management. Texel, The Netherlands, Paper presented at the International Symposium on the Ecology of the Wadden Sea.
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    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Department
    Department of Public Administration and Sociology (DPAS).
    Country
    The Netherlands
    Telephone
    +31 10 4082119

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