Prof. dr. An Cliquet
An Cliquet has a Master in Law and an Advanced Master in Port and Maritime Sciences (Ghent University). In 2001 she became Doctor in Law on the subject of “Nature conservation in the marine and coastal environment, with specific reference to the Belgian marine and coastal environment”.
The research of An Cliquet is situated in the field of international, European and national biodiversity law and policy. The research encompasses both marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Specific research topics include: international and European biodiversity legislation; international and national legislation on marine nature conservation; integrated coastal zone management in Belgium; public support for nature policy.
More recently she is involved in research or supervising PhD research on more global issues such as climate change and nature conservation; ecological refugees; gender and biodiversity; legal protection of ecosystem services; a rights-based approach to conservation.
An Cliquet has been involved in several commissions or working groups on nature policy, such as the Science & Policy Working Group of SER International. She is a member of the faculty environmental commission.
At the Department of Public International Law of Ghent University An Cliquet is a lecturer and she is teaching several courses on public international law in general, international and European biodiversity law and ethics and law on marine nature conservation.
She is also involved in the M.Sc. “Management of protected areas” at Klagenfurt University (Austria), in which she teaches the legal aspects on the management of protected areas.