Daniel Robinson

Associate Professor

Dr Daniel Robinson has a background in human geography, environmental science and environmental law. Daniel's research focuses on the regulation of nature and knowledge. His papers and books cover themes including 'biopiracy', access and benefit-sharing relating to biological resources, appropriation and regulation of Indigenous knowledge, Indigenous/customary laws and biocultural protocols, ethical biotrade, political ecology, environmental policy and management. Daniel also has an interest in the environmental and social implications of multilateral, regional and bilateral trade rules and negotiations, and has several papers/chapters on the negotiation politics of these forums.

On these issues, Daniel has acted as a researcher and policy advisor for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and with their joint project with UNCTAD, The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environment Facility (GEF), the German development implementation agency (GIZ), AusAid and Department of Environment, the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT), The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand, amongst others.

Daniel is the Academic Co-Lead for the Pacific, for the UNSW Institute for Global Development, a university-wide strategic initiative. See: http://www.international.unsw.edu.au/institute_global_development

Daniel is currently the Pacific Regional Manager of the Access and Benefit-Sharing Capacity Development Initiative, which has a 5 year project implementing the Nagoya Protocol in the Pacific from 2017 to 2021. See: http://www.abs-initiative.info/

Daniel is Chief Investigator with Dr Margaret Raven on the 5 year Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project(DP180100507): Indigenous knowledge futures: protecting and promoting indigenous knowledge (2018-2022).

 

Subject areas

Publications

Books
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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,
2017
Robinson DF, 2014, Biodiversity, access and benefit-sharing: Global case studies,
2014
Robinson D, 2010, Confronting Biopiracy: Challenges, Cases and International Debates, Earthscan, London,
2010
Book Chapters
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2019, 'New Challenges for the Nagoya Protocol: Diverging Implementation Regimes for Access and Benefit-Sharing', in Correa C; Sueba X (ed.), , Springer, Singapore, pp. 377 - 404
2019
Robinson DF; von Braun J, 2019, 'New challenges for the Nagoya Protocol: Diverging implementation regimes for access and benefit-sharing', in Intellectual Property and Development: Understanding the Interfaces: Liber amicorum Pedro Roffe, pp. 377 - 403,
2019
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,
2018
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,
2017
McDuie-Ra D; Robinson DF, 2017, '‘The ancestry land’: China’s pursuit of dominance in the south China sea', in Property, Place and Piracy, pp. 140 - 156,
2017
Robinson DF; Roffe P; Abdel-Latif A, 2017, 'Introduction: Mapping the evolution, state-of- play and future of the WIPO IGC', in Protecting Traditional Knowledge: The WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore, pp. 1 - 9,
2017
Robinson D, 2017, 'Traditional knowledge and biocultural diversity', in Biodiversity Conservation in Southeast Asia: Challenges in a Changing Environment, pp. 33 - 46,
2017
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
2016
Parfitt CR; Robinson DF, 2015, 'Trade-related intellectual property: Implications for the global seed industry, food sovereignty and farmers' rights', in Handbook on the Globalisation of Agriculture, pp. 291 - 308,
2015
Robinson, DF; Drozdzewski D; Kiddell, L, 2014, 'You can’t change our ancestors without our permission: Cultural Perspectives on Biopiracy', in Arvanitakis J; Fredriksson M (ed.), Piracy: Leakages from Modernity, Litwin Books, LLC, Sacramento, CA., pp. 55 - 76,
2014
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,
2014
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,
2012
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,
2012
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,
2012
Robinson D, 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
2010
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
2010
Robinson D, 2008, 'Beyond `Protection` : Promoting Traditional Knowledge Systems in Thailand', in Patenting Lives: Life Patents, Culture and Development, ASHGATE, Aldershot, pp. 121 - 138
2008
Conference Papers
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Robinson DF, 2008, 'Local agri-cultural and environmental knowledge: working with local institutes and communities in Thailand', in Jennings J; Packham R; Woodside D (eds.), Proceedings: APEN Forum 07 'Capture, Consolidate and Communicate', APEN Forum 07: Capture, Consolidate and Communicate, ANU Canberra, pp. 253 - 268, presented at APEN Forum 07: Capture, Consolidate and Communicate, ANU Canberra, 01 June 2007
2008
Journal articles
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2019, 'Recognising Indigenous customary law of totemic plant species: Challenges and pathways', Geographical Journal,
2019
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,
2019
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,
2019
Robinson DF; McDuie-Ra D, 2018, '(En)countering counterfeits in Bangkok: The urban spatial interlegalities of intellectual property law, enforcement and tolerance', Geographical Journal, vol. 184, pp. 41 - 52,
2018
Robinson DF; Graham N, 2018, 'Legal pluralisms, justice and spatial conflicts: New directions in legal geography', Geographical Journal, vol. 184, pp. 3 - 7,
2018
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,
2017
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,
2017
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,
2016
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,
2016
Robinson DF; Forsyth M, 2016, 'People, plants, place, and rules: the Nagoya Protocol in pacific island countries', Geographical Research, vol. 54, pp. 324 - 335,
2016
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,
2015
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,
2015
Robinson D, 2015, 'TRIPS and Developing Countries: Towards a New IPR World Order?', GEOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH, vol. 53, pp. 111 - 113,
2015
Robinson D, 2014, 'Nagoya Protocol in the Spotlight with CBD meet ahead', ICTSD, pp. 4 - 8
2014
Robinson D, 2014, 'Business and biodiversity: Towards sustainable use value chains?', ICTSD, pp. 16 - 19,
2014
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,
2013
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,
2013
McDuie-Ra D; Robinson D; Kaewmahanin J, 2013, 'Spatial dysfunction in post-tsunami Baan Lion: Taking the Moken beyond vulnerability and tradition', Geoforum, vol. 48, pp. 145 - 155,
2013
Robinson D; Gibson C, 2011, 'Governing knowledge: Discourses and tactics of the european union in trade-related intellectual property negotiations', Antipode, vol. 43, pp. 1883 - 1910,
2011
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,
2011
Zhang C; Robinson D; Wang J; Liu J; Liu X; Tong L, 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,
2011
Robinson DF, 2010, 'Locating biopiracy: Geographically and culturally situated knowledges', Environment and Planning A, vol. 42, pp. 38 - 56,
2010
Robinson DF, 2010, 'Dealing with Traditional Knowledge Under the ABS Protocol', Bridges Trade BioRes Review, vol. 4, pp. 8 - 10,
2010
Robinson DF, 2009, 'Biopiracy concerns heat up over chilli pepper', Bridges Trade BioRes Review, vol. 3, pp. 6 - 7,
2009
Kuanpoth J; Robinson DF, 2009, 'Protection of Geographical Indications: The Case of Jasmine Rice and Thailand', Intellectual Property Quarterly, vol. 2009, pp. 281 - 398
2009
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,
2009
Robinson D; Edwards D, 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,
2009
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
2008
Gibson CR; Robinson DF, 2004, 'Creative Networks in Regional Australia', Media International Australia, Incorporating Culture and Policy, vol. 112, pp. 83 - 100
2004
Reports
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Robinson DF, 2012, Towards Access and Benefit-Sharing Best Practice: Pacific Case Studies, DSEWPAC and GIZ, Canberra and Eschborn, ABS Initiative Case Studies,
2012
Robinson DF; Defrenne E, 2011, Argan: A case study on ABS?, Union for Ethical Biotrade, Geneva,
2011
Mullapudi S; Robinson DF, 2008, Towards a Balanced 'Sui Generis' Plant Variety Regime: Guidelines to Establish a National PVP Law and an Understanding of TRIPS-Plus Aspects of Plant Rights, United Nations Development Programme, New York, Bureau for Policy Development - Intellectual Property,
2008
Working Papers
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Robinson DF, 2010, Traditional Knowledge and Biological Product Derivative Patents: Benefit-Sharing and Patent Issues Relating to Camu Camu, Kakadu Plum and Açaí Plant Extracts, United Nations University, Darwin, United Nations University Traditional Knowledge Initiative,
2010