Conservation and land-use conflicts arise when people have different needs and interests concerning a protected area or land space. The management of these types of conflicts often has to broach disciplinary divides to ensure that appropriate consideration is given to the many complex and diverse issues that surround them, such as social justice, food production, biodiversity, the history of a place, and the attitudes and values of local stakeholders. The Law School invites students to express an interest in research related to these complex problems. The environmental lawyers in the school have extensive experience on governance issues related to conflicts involving wildlife, conservation and protected areas, mining and resource extraction, and farmlands.
Contact the supervisor or Dr Evan Hamman, Dr Felicity Deane, Professor Amanda Kennedy or Associate Professor Afshin Akhtar-Khavari for more information.