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1 June 2021

Discussion of draft collaborative article led by Michelle Miller:

Miller, M. A., Astuti, R., Hirsch, P., Marschke, M., Rigg, J., Saksena-Taylor, P., Suhardiman, D., Tan, Z. D., Taylor, D. & Varkkey, H. Selective border permeability: Governing complex environmental issues through and beyond COVID-19.

27 April 2021
Discussion of draft paper for planned submission to Environmental Policy and Governance special issue by Thong Tran and Cecilia Tortajada:
Tran, T. A. & Tortajada, C. "Responding to transboundary water challenges in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta: In search of institutional fit."

9 February 2021
Discussion of different sections of collaborative paper entitled "What does COVID-19 mean for transboundary environmental governance?" led respectively by Michelle Miller (& David Taylor), Phil Hirsch (& Melissa Marschke), Helena Varkkey & Zu Dienle Tan, Jonathan Rigg & Rini Astuti  

26 January 2021
Discussion of project-wide collaborative paper led by Michelle Miller on relationship between COVID-19 and transboundary environmental commons tentatively entitled: 
"What does COVID-19 mean for transboundary environmental governance?"

30 September 2020
The first TECSEA Collaborative Writing Meeting to discuss expressions of interest in contributing to a project-wide research paper on "What does COVID-19 mean for transboundary environmental governance?" 

14 July 2020
Discussion of draft paper by Sumiya Bilegsaikhan and Hanee Kang (People's Initiative for Development Alternatives) entitled: "Enacting responsible transboundary relations? The case of South Korean civil society movements in Seoul against hydraulic infrastructures in Laos."

14 July 2020
Discussion of draft paper by Sumiya Bilegsaikhan and Hanee Kang (People's Initiative for Development Alternatives) entitled: "Enacting responsible transboundary relations? The case of South Korean civil society movements in Seoul against hydraulic infrastructures in Laos."

May 11, 2020

Rini Astuti, Michelle Miller, Andrew McGregor, M. Dedy Pratama Sukmara, Wiko Saputra, Sulistyanto, and David Taylor: The governance implications of illegal oil palm plantations: insights from Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

April 06, 2020

Tan, Z., Carrasco, R., Taylor, D. ‘Spatial Correlates of Forest and Land Fires in Indonesia’


Lupascu, M., Varkkey, H., Tortajada, C. (2020) ‘Is flooding considered a threat in the degraded tropical peatlands?’, Science of the Total Environment.

March 09, 2020

Suhardiman, D., Giordano, M. 2014. Legal plurality: An analysis of power interplay in Mekong hydropower. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 104(5): 973-988

February 10, 2020

Rory Padfield, Kate Manzo, Helena Varkkey, Vignaa Ganesan, and Khadijah Syayuti: Time bomb or gold mine? Policy, practice and representations of tropical peatlands in Malaysian media

November 11, 2019

Qinqin Chen, Suzanne McGowan, Chris Gouramanis, Letisha Sarah Fong, Rajasekhar Balasubramanian, and David Taylor: A possible doubling of non-biomass burning-related transboundary atmospheric pollution in Singapore and its implications for sustainable development in Southeast Asia

October 07, 2019

Miller, M. A., Middleton, C., Rigg, J. & Taylor, D. (2019) 'Hybrid governance of transboundary commons: Insights from Southeast Asia', Annals of the American Association of Geographers. DOI: 10.1080/24694452.2019.1624148.

Miller, M.A. (2019). 'B/ordering the environmental commons.', Progress in Human Geography, 1-19. DOI: 10.1177/0309132519837814.

September 04, 2019

Felicia Liu, Vignaa Ganesan, Helena Varkkey, and Thomas Smith: Contrasted Narratives of Sustainability in the Media Coverage of Palm Oil Agriculture on Tropical Peatlands

June 10, 2019

Kees Krul, Peter Ho,  Xiuyun Yang: Incentivizing household forest management through property rights: Limitations to rights-based approaches in China’s recent forest reform

May 13, 2019

Alexander R. Cobb, Charles F. Harvey: Scalar simulation and parameterization of water table dynamics in tropical peatlands

April 03, 2019

a) Felicia H M Liu, Benjamin Tay, Wen Zhang:
Responsible Finance as a solution to Transboundary Haze: A Review

b) Astuti, Rini: Rendering peatland inflammable: The politics of disciplining forest and plantation industries in Indonesia

March 04, 2019

Whitington, Jerome, 2019. Anthropogenic Rivers: The Production of Uncertainty in Lao Hydropower. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press.


  • Chapter 1: Hydropower’s Circle of Influence

  • Chapter 2: Vulnerable at Every Joint

  • Chapter 5: Anthropogenic Rivers

  • Conclusion: Figuring the Anthropogenic

December 03, 2018

October 08, 2018

Vandergeest, P., Ponte, S. and Bush, S. (2015). "Assembling sustainable territories: space, subjects, objects, and expertise in seafood certification." Environment and Planning A, 47, 1907-1925.

September 03, 2018

Alberto Salvo: Local Pollution Drives Global Pollution: Emissions Feedback via Residential Electricity Usage.

August 06, 2018

Friess, Dan., Aung, T.T., Huxham, M., Lovelock, C., Mukherjee, N. and Sasmito, S.: SDG14 ‘life below water’

July 02, 2018

Friess, Dan: 'Consequences of the Sustainable Development Goals on Coastal Forests'

June 04, 2018

“Vos, R., Kohne, M., Roth, D. (2018). “We'll turn your water into Coca‐Cola” : The atomizing practices of oil palm plantation development in Indonesia. Journal of Agrarian Change. 18: 385-405.”

May 07, 2018

Grumbine, R. E., Dore, J., and Xu, J. "Mekong hydropower: drivers of change and governance challenges." Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10(2): 91-98.

April 09, 2018

a) Astuti, R. and McGregor, A. (2016). "Indigenous land claims of green grabs? Inclusions and exclusions within forest carbon politics in Indonesia". The Journal of Peasant Studies 44(2): 455-466


b) Evers, S., Yule, C. M., Padfield, R., O'Reilly, P. and Varkkey, H. (2017). "Keep wetlands wet: the myth of sustainable development of tropical peatlands - implications for politics and management". Global Change Biology 23(2): 534-549.

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