Dr Pip Wallace

Convenor, Undergraduate Student Adviser (Environmental Planning)

Qualifications: LLB Auck, LLM (Hons) Waikato, PhD Waikato

School of Social Sciences


About Pip

It was my interest in and practice of resource management law which led me to take up teaching positions at the University of Waikato. I have taught resource management law at various levels in the Environmental Planning Programme in Arts and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

I teach specifically in the Environmental Planning programme. My particular areas of research interest are:

  • All areas of  Environmental Law, with particular focus on the Resource Management Act 1991 and statutory processes governing resource use, development and protection.
  • Spatial planning, regulation and governance
  • Local government law and planning
  • The common law as it relates to the environment
  • Special focus areas - resource management plans, development, conservation, biodiversity, threatened species, planning methods, spatial planning, internalisation of effects, property rights, farming, organic production, professional planning practice

Teaching Awards

  • 2015 The University of Waikato Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2015 The Faculty of Arts and Social Science Teaching Excellence Award


Environment; Environmental Impacts; Environmental Law; Environmental Policy and Politics; Environmental Resources and Planning; Law

Resource management law, planning law, resource management plans, conservation and wildlife protection conservation planning, organic farms and the law

Recent Publications

  • Wallace, P. (2016). Unnatural divides: Species protection in a fragmented legal landscape.. Policy Quarterly, 12(1), 10-16. Retrieved from Open Access version: hdl:10289/10005

  • Wallace, P. (2016). Aerial conflicts: Drone regulation and gaps in spatial protection. Resource Management Journal, (August), 17-22. Open Access version: hdl:10289/10666

  • Wallace, P. (2016). Managing human disturbance of wildlife in coastal areas. New Zealand Geographer, 72(2), 133-143. doi:10.1111/nzg.12124

  • Wallace, P. J. (2016). Looking upwards - Aerial conflicts and the protection of coastal airspace. In New Zealand Coastal Society Conference. Conference held at University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Papers Taught

Associations and Memberships

Member Resource Management Law Association

Associate Member New Zealand Planning Institute

Member IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law

Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Wallace, Pip 9167 pwallace HI.2.03 Environmental Planning