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D.G. Webster is an associate professor in the Environmental Studies Department at Dartmouth. Her research focuses on the precursors to governance, or the processes that social-ecological systems have to go through to be ready to design and implement effective environmental policies. She is author of two books, multiple peer reviewed articles, and a number of successful interdisciplinary research proposals. She also serves as editor of the journal Global Environmental Politics and contributes to her field through service to the Environmental Studies Section of the International Studies Association and the Ocean Taskforce of the Earth Systems Governance Project.
Webster, D.G. 2015. Beyond the Tragedy: Evolution and Sustainability in Global Fisheries Governance. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. https://direct.mit.edu/glep/article/16/4/138/14873/Webster-D-G-2015-Beyo...
Webster, DG. 2009. Adaptive Governance: The Dynamics of Atlantic Fisheries Management. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 391 p.
Peer Reviewed Articles/Book Chapters
Webster, D.G., Mark Axelrod, and Semra Aytur. 2023. Turbulence and transition to healthy governance. In Dauvergn, Peter and Leah Shipton, eds. Global Environmental Politics in a Turbulent Era. London: EE Publishing.
Gonçalves, Leandra R., Candace K. May, and D.G. Webster. 2022. The Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development: What is at Stake? Introduction to the Special Issue: Science for Ocean Sustainability. Earth System Governance Journal. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2589811622000246
Akporiaye, Alero and D.G. Webster. 2022. Social License and CSR in Extractive Industries: A Failed Approach to Governance. Global Studies Quarterly. 2:3, 1-14 https://academic.oup.com/isagsq/article/2/3/ksac041/6705246
Webster, D.G. 2022. Introduction to ESG's Ocean Taskforce. A Trans- and Interdisciplinary Scientific Community Working Toward the Achievement of the SDGs. Side Event at UN Oceans Conference. Lisbon, Portugal. June 28-July1.
Webster, D.G. 2022. Precursors to Governance in the Chesapeake River Basin. Chesapeake Community Research Symposium. Annapolis, June 6-8.
Akporiaye, Alero and D.G. Webster. 2021. Social License and CSR in Extractive Industries. 2021. International Studies Association Annual Convention. Virtual Conference, April 6-9.
Webster, D.G., Mark Axelrod , Semra A. Aytur , Robyn S. Wilson , Joseph A. Hamm , Linda Sayed , Amber L. Pearson , Pedro Henrique C. Torres , Alero Akporiaye , and Oran Young. 2021. Learning from the Past: Pandemics and Transnational Health Governance. Earth Systems Governance Annual Conference. Bratislava, September 7-9.
Young, Oran R., D.G. Webster*, et al. 2020. Beyond Panaceas in Fisheries Governance. Coastal Science and Policy Seminar. University of California, Santa Cruz, May 11. [Virtual due to Covid]
Webster, D.G. Precursors to Governance: Reconciling the Environment and Social Justice. (book project)
Theodore C Lim, Pierre Glynn, Gary Shenk, Joseph Guillaume, Patrick Bitterman, D.G. Webster, and John Little. In Review. Recognizing political influences in participatory social-ecological systems modeling. Socio-Environmental Systems Modeling.
Global Environmental Politics: Editor (2022-date), Associate Editor (2016-2022), Editorial Board (2013-2016)
Environmental Politics: Editorial Board (2021-date)
Earth Systems Governance Journal: Editorial Board (2021-date)
2021-2022 Special Feature: Science for Ocean Sustainability. Earth Systems Governance. https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/earth-system-governance/special-is...
2015-2018 Special feature Envisioning Sustainable Transitions. Elementa: Sustainability Traditions https://online.ucpress.edu/elementa/collection/246/Special-Feature-Envis...
2013-2015 Special Issue International Fisheries: Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences
Environmental Studies Section of the International Studies Association
Chair (2013-2015, 2022-23)
Program Chair (2011-2013)
Execuitve Committee (2016-2018)
Earth Systems Governance Project
2021-date Member of the Scientific Steering Committee
2017-date Lead Research Fellow, Co-Lead Oceans Taskforce (http://www.earthsystemgovernance.net/oceans/?page_id=95)
2017-date Senior Research Fellow
2016-2017 Research Fellow