Centre for Land Environment and People (LEaP)
LEaP aims to enhance the economic, environmental and social sustainability of societies by improving the understanding of local-global change interactions and by motivating and engaging stakeholders in New Zealand and elsewhere. The Centre's mission statement is 'a network for creating and sharing knowledge', with strategic goals to:
- Undertake high quality interdisciplinary theoretical and applied research and critique of the changing relationships within and between society and the environment
- Promote stewardship, health and wellbeing of the environment, society and its diverse cultures, through our educational and research activities
More information is available from the LEaP Web site.
Collections in this community
A synthesis of historical environmental changes to Brooklands Lagoon/Te Riu o Te Aika Kawa, Canterbury (Lincoln University | Te Whare Wānaka o Aoraki. LEaPLincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand, 2021-02)Brooklands Lagoon / Te Riu o Te Aika Kawa (‘Brooklands’) is an important wetland and estuarine ecosystem in Canterbury. It is a site of cultural significance to Ngāi Tūāhuriri, and is also valued by the wider community. ...
A snapshot of water quality from sampling freshwater invertebrates in Purau stream, Lyttelton Harbour/Whakaraupō (Lincoln University | Te Whare Wānaka o Aoraki. LEaPLincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand, 2021-02)Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour is a partnership between Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, the Lyttelton Port Company, Environment Canterbury and Christchurch City Council. The partnership is working to restore the ...
Stakeholder perspectives on the implications of increases in tourism on local users of nature-based recreation settings in the Selwyn District, New Zealand (Lincoln University. LEaPLincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand, 2020-12)The pre-COVID-19 growth in international tourism to New Zealand and the dispersal of visitors into the regions resulted in pressure at nature-based settings where both recreation and tourism occur. This research used data ...
(Lincoln University. LEaPLincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand, 2020-11)This report presents the findings from a 2020 survey of Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail (A2O) cyclists. COVID-19 cancelled fieldwork before data collection was complete. The limited data indicate that cyclists are extremely ...
The implications of increases in tourism on local users of nature-based recreation settings in the Selwyn District, New Zealand: A review of the literature and selected research methods (Lincoln University. LEaPLincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand, 2020-04)Tourism growth is placing pressure on New Zealand’s natural resources as increasing numbers of international visitors seek out scenic attractions often located in areas managed for conservation and public access. Many of ...