Hanneke Van Lavieren

Programme Officer

Profile
Bibliography
  • Hanneke Van Lavieren
    INSTITUTE:
    UNU-INWEH
    OFFICE:
    175 Longwood Road South, Suite 204, Hamilton Ontario L8P 0A1 Canada
    E-MAIL:
    vanlav@unu.edu
    PHONE:
    +1 (905) 667-5488
    NATIONALITY:
    Netherlands

    Education

    MSc, Marine Biology and Ecology, University of Groningen

    Biographical Statement

    Ms. Hanneke Van Lavieren, from the Netherlands, was born in Zambia and has spent most of her life in Africa and Asia. Her master’s degree research focused on the relationship between the structural complexity of corals and associated reef fish communities and the impact of small-scale fisheries in the Spermonde Archipelago, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

    She began her career as a Fisheries Biologist for the Netherlands Institute for Fisheries Research where she studied catch composition and population dynamics of target and non-target fish species in the Dutch beam trawl fishery and alternative fishing methods to reduce by-catch. Longing to return to the tropics, she took up a position as (coastal/marine) Technical Advisor for a conservation project in the Philippines for the Netherlands Development Agency in 1999. Here she worked closely with local communities, conducted extensive coastal monitoring and training activities, and developed an integrated coastal management plan. In 2001, she moved to Kenya to join the United Nations Environment Programme, Regional Seas Programme, where she dealt with issues such as small islands, MPAs, coastal biodiversity, cetacean management, mangroves, climate change and marine invasive species within 18 regional programmes.

    Since September 2006, she has been working for the UNU Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) as the Coastal Zones Programme Officer, and together with Dr. Peter Sale manages and coordinates coastal projects.

  • Technical Papers, Policy Briefs, etc

    • UNEP and Small Island Developing States: 1994-2004 and Future Perspectives. UNEP booklet for Barbados +10 Meeting in Mauritius 2004. ISBN 92 807 2401 0. March 2004.
    • Pacific Island Mangroves in a Changing Climate and Rising Sea. Gilman, E., H. Van Lavieren, J. Ellison, V. Jungblut, L. Wilson, F. Areki, G. Brighouse, J. Bungitak, E. Dus, M. Henry, I. Sauni, Jr., M. Kilman, E. Matthews, N. Teariki-Ruatu, S. Tukia, K. Yuknavage. 2006. UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 179. ISBN: 92-807-2741-9. 2006.
    • Sale, P.F., M.J. Butler IV, A.J. Hooten, J.P. Kritzer, K.C. Lindeman, Y.J. Sadovy de Mitcheson, R.S. Steneck, and H. van Lavieren, 2008. Stemming Decline of the Coastal Ocean: Rethinking Environmental management, Policy brief. UNU-INWEH, Hamilton Canada. ISBN 92-808-6008-9.
    • Van Lavieren, P.F. Sale, H., J. Burt, Feary, D., Cavalcante, G., Marquis, E., Benedetti, L., Kjerfve, B., Trick, C. 2011. Expanding coastlines: managing environmental impacts of coastal development in the Persian Gulf. A policy brief based on the UNU INWEH project: Strategic Management of Marine Ecosystems in Nakheel Projects, Dubai UAE (2006-2009). UNU-INWEH, Hamilton Canada. In Prep.
    • Van Lavieren, H., Spalding, M., Alonghi, D., Kainuma, M. Clusener Godt, M. 2011. Securing the future of mangroves. A policy brief based on the Second Edition of the World Atlas of Mangroves 2010. UNU INWEH, UNESCO MAB with ISME, FAO, ITTO, UNEP WCMC and TNC. In Prep.
    • Whales and Dolphins in the NSMNP. In: The Northern Sierra Madre News. A quarterly newsletter for and by NSMNP stakeholders. Volume 2, Issue 2. The Philippines. March 2000.
    • A community managed fish stock assessment project in NSMNP. In: The Northern Sierra Madre News. A quarterly newsletter for and by NSMNP stakeholders. Volume 2, Issue 3. The Philippines. July 2000.
    • An educational snorkel trip for school children in the NSMNP. In: The Northern Sierra Madre News. A quarterly newsletter for and by NSMNP stakeholders. Volume 2, Issue 4. The Philippines. November 2000.
    • Marine mammals and endangered species survey report (NSMNP). A PLAN International Philippines (Northern Sierra Madre Natural park-Conservation Project) report. The Philippines. December 1999.
    • A Sea Turtle Monitoring Manual for the NSMNP. The Philippines 2000.
    • Marine survey report for the Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park and Options for the Management of Marine resources and habitats. A PLAN International Philippines (Northern Sierra Madre Natural park-Conservation Project) report. The Philippines. March 2000.
    • Pet-Soede, C., van Lavieren, H., van Densen, W.L.T. and Machiels, M.A.M. Cross shelf distribution of fish communities related to reef complexity in Spermonde Archipelago, a coastal area in SW Sulawesi, Indonesia. Phd Thesis. 2000.
    • The NSMNP Conservation Project. Helix 17, number 1. Quarterly Magazine for Biology Department of the University of Science and Mathematics, Groningen, the Netherlands. October 2002.
    • Van Lavieren, H. UNEP. Joint Action for Protecting the West African Manatee. Sirenews Newsletter of the IUCN/SSC Sirenia Specialist Group. Number 44. November 2005.
    • UNEP People and Reefs: successes and challenges in the management of coral reef marine protected areas. UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 176. UNEP 2004. ISBN 92-807-2519-X (co-author).
    • UNEP-WCMC (2008). National and Regional Networks of Marine Protected Areas: A Review of Progress. UNEP-WCMC Cambridge. ISBN: 978-92-807-2975-7 (co-author).
      P.F. Sale, H. Van Lavieren, M.C. Ablan Lagman, J. Atema, M. Butler, C. Fauvelot, J.D. Hogan, G.P. Jones, K.C. Lindeman, C.B. Paris, R. Steneck and H.L. Stewart. 2010. Preserving Reef Connectivity: A Handbook for Marine Protected Area Managers. Connectivity Working Group, Coral Reef Targeted Research & Capacity Building for Management Program, UNU-INWEH. ISBN 978-1-9213-17-06-4.