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Brosius, J.P., and L.M. Campbell, 2010. “Collaborative Event Ethnography: Conservation and Development Trade-Offs at the Fourth World Conservation Congress.” Conservation and Society 8 (4): 245-255. DOI: 10.4103/0972-4923.78141. [OPEN ACCESS]

Buscher, Bram. 2014. “Collaborative Event Ethnography: between Structural Power and Empirical Nuance?.” Global Environmental Politics 14 (3): 132-138.

Campbell, L.M. and Gray, N. 2019. “Area Expansion Versus Effective and Equitable Management in International Marine Protected Areas Goals and Targets.” Marine Policy 100: 192-199.

Campbell, L.M., C. Corson, N.J. Gray, K.I. MacDonald, and J.P. Brosius, 2014a. “Studying Global Environmental Meetings to Understand Global Environmental Governance: Collaborative Event Ethnography of the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity.” Global Environmental Politics 14 (3): 1-20.

Campbell, L.M., N.J. Gray, L.W. Fairbanks, J.J. Silver, and R.L. Gruby, 2013. “Oceans at Rio+20.” Conservation Letters 6 (6): 439-447. [OPEN ACCESS]

Campbell, L.M., S. Hagerman, and N.J. Gray, 2014b. “Producing Targets for Conservation: Science and Politics at the Tenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity.” Global Environmental Politics 14 (3): 41-63.

Corson, C., N. Gray, L. Campbell, and P. Wilshusen. 2019. “Assembling Global Conservation Governance.” Geoforum. 103: 56-65 doi: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2019.03.012

Corson, C., S. Brady, A. Zuber, J. Lord, and A. Kim, 2015. “The Right to Resist: Subordinating Civil Society at Rio+20.The Journal of Peasant Studies 42 (3): 859-878. 

Corson, C., L.M. Campbell, and K.I. MacDonald, 2014a. “Capturing the Personal in Politics: Ethnographies of Global Environmental Governance.” Global Environmental Politics 14 (3): 21-40.

Corson, C., R.L. Gruby, R. Witter, S. Hagerman, D. Suarez, S. Greenberg, M. Bourque, N.J. Gray, and L.M. Campbell, 2014b. “Everyone’s Solution? Defining and Re-Defining Protected Areas in the Convention on Biological Diversity.” Conservation and Society 12 (2): 71-83. [OPEN ACCESS]

Corson, C. K. Macdonald, and B. Neimark. 2013. “Introduction to Special Issue: Grabbing ‘Green:’ Markets, Environmental Governance and the Materialization of Natural Capital.” Human Geography 6 (1): 1-15.

Corson, C., and K.I. MacDonald, 2012. “Enclosing the Global Commons: The Convention on Biological Diversity and Green Grabbing.” The Journal of Peasant Studies 39 (2): 263-283.

Corson, C., J. Worcester, S. Rogers, and I. Flores-Ganley, in prep. “From Paper to Practice: Making a Rights-Based Conservation Alliance.” Environment and Planning E.

Doolittle, A.A., 2010. “The Politics of Indigeneity: Indigenous Strategies for Inclusion in Climate Change Negotiations.” Conservation and Society 8 (4): 286-291. [OPEN ACCESS]

Duffy, Rosaleen. 2014. “What Does Collaborative Event Ethnography (CEE) Tell Us About Global Environmental Governance?Global Environmental Politics 14 (3): 125-131.

Gray, N., C. Corson, L. Campbell, P. Wilshusen, R. Gruby and S. Hagerman. 2019. “Doing Strong Collaborative Fieldwork in Human Geography”. Geographical Review. 110 (1-2): 117-132. doi: 10.1111/gere.12352

Gray, N.J., 2010. “Sea Change: Exploring the International Effort to Promote Marine Protected Areas.Conservation and Society 8 (4): 331-338. [OPEN ACCESS]

Gray, N.J., R. Gruby, and L.M. Campbell, 2014. “Boundary Objects and Global Consensus: Scalar Narratives of Marine Conservation in the Convention on Biological Diversity.” Global Environmental Politics 14 (3): 64-83.

Gray, N. 2018. “Charted Waters? Tracking the Production of Conservation Territories on the High Seas.” International Social Science Journal. pp. 257-272. [OPEN ACCESS]

Gruby, R.L., and L.M. Campbell, 2013. “Scalar Politics and the Region: Strategies for Transcending Pacific Island Smallness on a Global Environmental Governance Stage.” Environment and Planning A 45 (9): 2046-2063.

Gruby, R.L., L. Fairbanks, L. Acton, E. Artis, L.M. Campbell, N.J. Gray, L. Mitchell, S.B.J. Zigler, and K. Wilson, 2017. “Conceptualizing Social Outcomes of Large Marine Protected Areas.” Coastal Management 45 (6): 416-435. [OPEN ACCESS]

Gruby, R.L., N.J. Gray, L.M. Campbell, and L. Acton, 2016. “Toward a Social Science Research Agenda for Large Marine Protected Areas.” Conservation Letters 9 (3): 153-163. [OPEN ACCESS]

Hagerman, Shannon, and Ricardo Pelai. 2016. “’As Far as Possible and as Appropriate’: Implementing the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.” Conservation Letters 9 (6): 469-478. [OPEN ACCESS]

Hagerman, S., Rebecca Witter, Catherine Corson, Edward M. Maclin, Daniel Suarez, Maggie Bourque, and Lisa M. Campbell, 2012. “On the Coattails of Climate? Biodiversity Conservation and the Utility of a Warming Earth.” Global Environmental Change 22 (3): 724-735.

Hagerman, S., T. Satterfield, and H. Dowlatabadi, 2010. “Climate Change Impacts, Conservation and Protected Values: Understanding Promotion, Ambivalence and Resistance to Policy Change at the World Conservation Congress.” Conservation and Society 8 (4): 298-311. [OPEN ACCESS]

Hitchner, S.L., 2010. “Heart of Borneo as a ‘Jalan Tikus’: Exploring the Links between Indigenous Rights, Extractive and Exploitative Industries, and Conservation at the World Conservation Congress 2008.” Conservation and Society 8 (4): 320-330. [OPEN ACCESS]

MacDonald , K. I. 2014. “Nature for Money: The Configuration of Transnational Institutional Space for Environmental Governance.” in The Gloss of Harmony: The Politics of Policy Making in Multilateral Organizations, edited by B. Muller. London: Pluto Press, 227-253. [OPEN ACCESS]

MacDonald, K.I., and C. Corson, 2012b. “TEEB Begins Now: A Virtual Moment in the Production of Natural Capital.” Development and Change 43 (1): 159-184. [OPEN ACCESS]

MacDonald, K.I., 2010a. “Business, Biodiversity and New “Fields” of Conservation: The World Conservation Congress and the Renegotiation of Organizational Order.” Conservation and Society 8 (4):, 256-275. [OPEN ACCESS]

MacDonald, K.I., 2010b. “The Devil Is in the (Bio)Diversity: Private Sector “Engagement” and the Restructuring of Biodiversity Conservation.” Antipode 42 (3): 513-550. [OPEN ACCESS]

Maclin, E.M., and J.L.D. Bello, 2010. “Setting the Stage for Biofuels: Policy Texts, Community of Practice, and Institutional Ambiguity at the Fourth World Conservation Congress.” Conservation and Society 8 (4): 312-319. [OPEN ACCESS]

Marion Suiseeya, Kimberly R. 2014. “Negotiating the Nagoya Protocol: Indigenous Demands for Justice.” Global Environmental Politics 14 (3):102-124.

Monfreda, C., 2010. “Setting the Stage for New Global Knowledge: Science, Economics, and Indigenous Knowledge in ‘the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity’ at the Fourth World Conservation Congress.” Conservation and Society 8 (4): 276-285. [OPEN ACCESS]

Pena, Pablo. 2010. “NTFP and REDD at the Fourth World Conservation Congress; What is In and What is Not.” Conservation and Society 8(4): 292-297. [OPEN ACCESS]

Scott, Deborah, Sarah Hitchner, Edward M. Maclin, and Juan Luis Dammert B., 2014. “Fuel for the Fire: Biofuels and the Problem of Translation at the Tenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity.” Global Environmental Politics 14 (3): 84-101.

Silver, J.J., Noella J. Gray, Lisa M. Campbell, Luke W. Fairbanks, and R.L. Gruby, 2015. “Blue Economy and Competing Discourses in International Oceans Governance.” The Journal of Environment and Development 24 (2): 135-160.

Suarez, D. and C. Corson. 2013. “Seizing Center Stage: Ecosystem Services, Live, at the Convention on Biological Diversity!” Human Geography 6 (1): 64-79

Welch-Devine, M., and L.M. Campbell, 2010. “Sorting out Roles and Defining Divides: Social Sciences at the World Conservation Congress.” Conservation and Society 8 (4): 339-348. [OPEN ACCESS]

Wilshusen, P., and K.I. MacDonald, 2017. “Fields of Green: Corporate Sustainability and the Production of Economistic Environmental Governance.” Environment and Planning A 49: 1824-1845.

Wilshusen, P.R., 2019. “Environmental Governance in Motion: Practices of Assemblage and the Political Performativity of Economistic Conservation.” World Development. 124 (120). doi: 10.1016/j.worddev.2019.104626.

Witter, Rebecca, Kimberly R. Marion Suiseeya, Rebecca L. Gruby, Sarah Hitchner, Edward M. Maclin, Maggie Bourque & J. Peter Brosius. 2015. “Moments of Influence in Global Environmental Governance.” Environmental Politics 24 (6): 894-912. [OPEN ACCESS]

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"Several of us have received institutional feedback (both formal and informal) that we ought to write more single-authored or first-authored papers to demonstrate our contributions as scholars. Others of us have been encouraged to better account for our contributions to collaborative work... What this accounting system fails to recognize is that strong collaborative work is also strong individual work —each author on a CEE paper has participated in all aspects of the research, and the collective interpretation reached would not be possible without the contribution of each individual involved."

- Gray, Corson, Campbell, Wilshusen, Gruby, and Hagerman, 2020