LASEG's research spans across three main areas or themes: Indigenous and local ecological knowledge; Environmental governance and biodiversity conservation; and Resilience and transformation. These are described below.

Research areas

Indigenous and local ecological knowledge

We strive for a better understanding of the conditions under which indigenous and local ecological knowledge can contribute to positive environmental outcomes and to the understanding of the manifestations, drivers and impacts of nature degradation ...

  • Traditional Ecological Knowledge
  • Local Environmental Knowledge
  • Ethno-climatological Knowledge
  • Climate Change Adaptation

Environmental governance and conservation

We examine  the political, social, behavioural and ecological conditions that enhance or undermine the success of climate change mitigation and adaptation, biodiversity conservation and sustainable land-use management policies and projects, with ...

  • Environmental Governance
  • Agricultural Intensification
  • Protected Areas
  • Community-based Conservation
  • Social-environmental Conflicts
  • Poverty and Wellbeing

Resilience and transformation

We investigate socio-economic, ecological, digital and policy transformative pathways that can reduce the vulnerability of urban and rural citizens to global environmental change whilst enhancing their resilience, with specific attention being ...

  • Green Infrastructure
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Urban Resilience
  • Integrated Valuation
  • Landscape and Urban Planning
  • Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES)
  • Biodiversity Offsets
  • REDD+
  • Biocultural Diversity
  • Cultural Scosystem Services
  • Ecological-distribution Conflicts

Other research

LASEG members also investigate or write about issues that do not strictly fit with our three main areas, since our interests span across other dynamics of policy and social-ecological change. As engaged scholars, we often participate in ...

  • Global change
  • Rural and urban planning
  • Feminist academia
  • Academic Environmental Impact
  • Science and technology studies
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