March 2020 Updates

Dear POLLEN Members and Friends,

During these turbulent times we were happy to receive a large amount of input from members across the network. It’s great to see that the POLLEN sense of community is being upheld, despite the challenges we all face during the pandemic. 

This month we have a lot of exciting new publications and blog posts, information about a new page on the website with tips for moving our (working) lives online, a couple of PhD announcements and some other bits and bobs. We are also sad to announce the cancellation of POLLEN20 this coming June. Read more about all this by scrolling down. 

NOTE: the updates below are a copy of the original newsletter, and therefore might not contain all hyperlinks and media. To access the original with full content, as well as to see previous newsletters, follow this link:

Best wishes, 

POLLEN Secretariat
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The Conservation Revolution: A Dialogue

Following the recent publication of our new book The Conservation Revolution: Radical Ideas for Saving Nature beyond the Anthropocene, we have invited a range of readers to respond with their own thoughts on the book and the proposals it advances. These responses are collected below, under this blog post. If you would like to include your own response in this exchange please contact Bram or Rob.


Help us build a resource base for taking teaching/research/sharing online

Dear POLLEN friends, 

As a way of trying to help the POLLEN community and others adapt to the measures taken to slow down the spread of COVID19, we would like to gather and share resources that can inspire/help us moving conference panels, workshops, teaching, etc. online. If you know of any such resources, please share them with us on! We will add a page a page under Political Ecology Resources where you will be able to find these materials. 

Looking forward to reading your inputs!

#POLLEN20 postponed due to COVID-19

Dear POLLEN friends,

We regret that we must announce that the POLLEN 20 conference, which was scheduled for 24-26 June 2020, has postponed by the hosts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In light of this, the conference organizers are taking some time to consider carefully alternative arrangements for hosting the conference. We will be updating registered delegates and the wider POLLEN community about the new plan for the conference as information becomes available.

Those who have already submitted final session or presentation details and registered as part of an organized session can use this form to indicate their current intentions, including whether they wish to withdraw from the conference, cancel registration and / or request a refund of fees.

All session organizers and registered delegates will receive email notifications of the delay tomorrow morning, 18 March. We thank you for your patience and understanding at this time and will be updating the ‘news and updates’ section of the conference web site and the main POLLEN web site as new information becomes available.

With best regards,
The POLLEN20 organizing team

Call for Newsletter Inputs!

Dear all, 

As many of us are seeing our lives changed by COVID19 and the measures taken to delay and contain it, we believe there is value in trying to uphold the POLLEN sense of community. 

Thus, as always, we hope those of you who are able to, will share with us your updates, new publications, blog posts, and anything else you think is interesting for the upcoming POLLEN newsletter. Please send these to by Wednesday, 25th of March.

Please also make sure that your input is academic and surrounding political ecology.

Best wishes,

POLLEN Secretariat