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Robinson DF, 2020, The Moroccan Argan Trade, Routledge,

O’Donnell T; Robinson DF; Gillespie J, 2019, Legal Geography, Routledge,

Robinson DF; Abdel-Latif A; Roffe P, (eds.), 2017, Protecting Traditional Knowledge. The WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore, Routledge, London; New York,

Robinson D, 2014, Biodiversity, Access and Benefit-Sharing: Global Case Studies, Routledge, Oxon, UK,

Robinson DF, 2010, Confronting Biopiracy: Challenges, Cases and International Debates, Earthscan, London,

Book Chapters

Robinson D; Von Braun J, 2019, 'New Challenges for the Nagoya Protocol: Diverging Implementation Regimes for Access and Benefit-Sharing', in Correa C; Sueba X (ed.), Intellectual Property and Development: Understanding the Interfaces Liber amicorum Pedro Roffe, Springer, Singapore, pp. 377 - 404

Robinson D; Raven M; Hunter J, 2018, 'The limits of ABS laws. Why Gumby Gumby and other bush foods and medicines need specific indigenous knowledge protections', in Lawson C; Adhikari K (ed.), Biodiversity, Genetic Resources and Intellectual Property Developments in Access and Benefit Sharing, Routledge, New York, pp. 185 - 207,

Robinson D, 2018, 'Is the whole greater than the sum of its parts? A critical reflection on the WIPO IGC', in McManis C; Ong B (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Biodiversity and the Law, Routledge, Oxon, pp. 350 - 358,

Robinson D, 2017, 'Traditional knowledge and biocultural diversity', in Biodiversity Conservation in Southeast Asia: Challenges in a Changing Environment, pp. 33 - 46,

Robinson D; Roffe P; Abdel-Latif A, 2017, 'Introduction: Mapping the Evolution, State-of-play and Future of the WIPO IGC', in Robinson DF; Abdel-Latif A; Roffe P (ed.), Protecting Traditional Knowledge The Wipo Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore, Routledge Research in International Environmental Law, Oxon, pp. 3 - 9,

Robinson D; Chiarolla C, 2017, 'The Role of Databases, Contracts and Codes of Conduct', in Robinson DF; Roffe P; Abdel-Latif A (ed.), Protecting Traditional Knowledge The Wipo Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore, edn. 1, Routledge Research in International Environmental Law, Oxon, pp. 108 - 121,

Yuan J, 2017, '‘The ancestry land’: China’s pursuit of dominance in the south China sea', in Property, Place and Piracy, pp. 140 - 156,

Bavikatte SK; Robinson D, 2016, 'Putting Peoplehood at the Center of the Green Economy', in Kohli K; Menon M (ed.), Business Interests and the Environmental Crisis, Sage Publications Pvt. Limited, New Delhi, pp. 207 - 237

Robinson D; Parfitt C, 2015, 'Trade-Related Intellectual Property: Implications for the Global Seed Industry, Food Sovereignty and Farmer's Rights', in Handbook on the Globalisation of Agriculture, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 291 - 308,

Robinson, DF; Drozdzewski D; Kiddell, L, 2014, 'You can’t change our ancestors without our permission: Cultural Perspectives on Biopiracy', in Fredriksson M; Arvanitakis J (ed.), Piracy: Leakages from Modernity, edn. 1, Litwin Books, LLC, Sacramento, CA., pp. 55 - 76,

Robinson DF, 2012, 'Biopiracy and the Innovations of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities', in Drahos P; Frankel S (ed.), Indigenous Peoples’ and Innovation: Intellectual Property Pathways to Development, edn. Original, ANU E-Press, Canberra, pp. 73 - 90,

Kalpage S; Merson J; Robinson DF, 2012, 'Landscape-based conservation and sustainable resource use in the developing world: A case study from Sri Lanka', in Merson J; Cooney R; Brown P (ed.), Conservation in a Crowded World: Case studies from the Asia-Pacific, edn. Original, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 16 - 33,

Robinson DF, 2012, 'Potential gains and challenges from biodiversity access and benefit-sharing: lessons from case studies and national systems', in Merson J; Cooney R; Brown P (ed.), Conservation in a Crowded World: Case studies from the Asia-Pacific, edn. Original, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 277 - 298,

Robinson DF, 2010, 'Local Agricultural and Environmental Knowledge: Working with Thai Institutes and Communities', in Jennings J; Packham R; Woodside D (ed.), Shaping Change: Natural Resource Management, Agriculture and the Role of Extension, edn. Original, APEN, Australia, pp. 102 - 108

Robinson DF, 2010, 'Sui Generis Systems for Plant Variety Protection and Traditional Knowledge in Asia', in Melendez-Ortiz R; Roffe P (ed.), Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development: Development Agendas in a Changing World, Edward Elgar, London, pp. 235 - 270

Robinson DF, 2008, 'Beyond `Protection` : Promoting Traditional Knowledge Systems in Thailand', in Patenting Lives: Life patents, culture and development, ASHGATE, Aldershot, pp. 121 - 138

Journal articles

Robinson DF; Raven M, 2020, 'Recognising Indigenous customary law of totemic plant species: Challenges and pathways', Geographical Journal, vol. 186, pp. 31 - 44,

Masud S; Robinson DF; Sultana N, 2019, 'Factors influencing communities’ flood risk perceptions: outcome of a community survey in the Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment, Australia', Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 26, pp. 407 - 425,

Lai JC; Robinson DF; Stirrup T; Tualima HY, 2019, 'Māori knowledge under the microscope: Appropriation and patenting of mātauranga Māori and related resources', Journal of World Intellectual Property, vol. 22, pp. 205 - 233,

Robinson DF; Graham N, 2018, 'Legal pluralisms, justice and spatial conflicts: New directions in legal geography', Geographical Journal, vol. 184, pp. 3 - 7,

Robinson DF; McDuie-Ra DA, 2018, '(En)counter-feiting Bangkok: The urban spatial interlegalities of intellectual property law, enforcement and tolerance', The Geographical Journal, vol. 184, pp. 41 - 52,

Robinson D; Humphries F; Loban H, 2017, 'Implications of indigenous land tenure changes for accessing indigenous genetic resources from northern australia', Environmental and Planning Law Journal, vol. 34, pp. 560 - 579,

Robinson D; Raven M, 2017, 'Identifying and Preventing Biopiracy in Australia: patent landscapes and legal geographies for plants with Indigenous Australian uses', Australian Geographer, vol. 48, pp. 311 - 331,

Robinson DF; Forsyth M, 2016, 'People, plants, place, and rules: the Nagoya Protocol in pacific island countries', Geographical Research, vol. 54, pp. 324 - 335,

Robinson DF; Drozdzewski D, 2016, 'Hybrid identities: juxtaposing multiple identities against the ‘authentic’ Moken', Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, vol. 23, pp. 536 - 554,

Masud S; Merson J; Robinson DF, 2016, 'Adapting a holistic approach to flood management in the Hawkesbury–Nepean region: complexities and perceptions of the agencies involved', Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, vol. 59, pp. 1126 - 1147,

Robinson D; Bavikatte KS; Oliva MJ, 2015, 'Biocultural Community Protocols: Dialogues on the Space Within', IK: Other Ways of Knowing, vol. 1, pp. 1 - 31,

Drozdzewski D; Robinson DF, 2015, 'Care-work on fieldwork: taking your own children into the field', Children's Geographies: advancing interdisciplinary understanding of younger people's lives, vol. 13, pp. 372 - 378,

Robinson D, 2015, 'TRIPS and Developing Countries: Towards a New IPR World Order?', GEOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH, vol. 53, pp. 111 - 113,

Robinson D, 2014, 'Business and biodiversity: Towards sustainable use value chains?', ICTSD, pp. 16 - 19,

Robinson D, 2014, 'Nagoya Protocol in the Spotlight with CBD meet ahead', ICTSD, pp. 4 - 8

Robinson DF, 2013, 'Legal geographies of intellectual property, 'traditional' knowledge and biodiversity: Experiencing conventions, laws, customary law, and Karma in Thailand', Geographical Research, vol. 51, pp. 375 - 386,

Bartel R; Graham N; Jackson S; Prior JH; Robinson DF; Sherval M; Williams S, 2013, 'Legal geography: An Australian perspective', Geographical Research, vol. 51, pp. 339 - 353,

McDuie-Ra D; Robinson DF; Kaewmahanin J, 2013, 'Spatial dysfunction in post-tsunami Baan Lion: Taking the Moken beyond vulnerability and tradition', Geoforum, vol. 48, pp. 145 - 155,

Zhang C; Robinson DF; Wang J; Liu J; Liu X; Tong LJ, 2011, 'Factors influencing farmers' willingness to participate in the conversion of cultivated land to wetland Program in Sanjiang National Nature Reserve, China', Environmental Management, vol. 47, pp. 107 - 120,

Robinson DF; Gibson C, 2011, 'Governing knowledge: Discourses and tactics of the european union in trade-related intellectual property negotiations', Antipode, vol. 43, pp. 1883 - 1910,

Bavikatte K; Robinson DF, 2011, 'Towards a People's History of the Law: Biocultural Jurisprudence and the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing', Law, Environment & Development Journal, vol. 7, pp. 35 - 55,

Robinson DF, 2010, 'Dealing with Traditional Knowledge Under the ABS Protocol', Bridges Trade BioRes Review, vol. 4, pp. 8 - 10,

Robinson DF, 2010, 'Locating biopiracy: Geographically and culturally situated knowledges', Environment and Planning A, vol. 42, pp. 38 - 56,

Robinson DF, 2009, 'Biopiracy concerns heat up over chilli pepper', Bridges Trade BioRes Review, vol. 3, pp. 6 - 7,

Kuanpoth J; Robinson DF, 2009, 'Protection of Geographical Indications: The Case of Jasmine Rice and Thailand', Intellectual Property Quarterly, vol. 2009, pp. 281 - 398

Robinson DF; Edwards DJ, 2009, 'Sustainable housing design: measurement, motivation, and management in Sutherland Shire, Sydney, Australia', Environment and Planning B - Planning and Design, vol. 36, pp. 336 - 354,

Robinson DF; Kuanpoth J, 2009, 'The Traditional Medicines Predicament: A Case Study of Thailand', The Journal of World Intellectual Property, vol. 11, pp. 375 - 403,

Robinson DF, 2008, 'Sui Generis Plant Variety Protection Systems: liability rules and non-UPOV systems of protection', Journal of intellectual property law and practice, vol. 3, pp. 659 - 665

Gibson CR; Robinson DF, 2004, 'Creative Networks in Regional Australia', Media International Australia, Incorporating Culture and Policy, vol. 112, pp. 83 - 100

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