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Associate Professor Nicola Wheen

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Nicola joined the Faculty as a student in 1984. She teaches and convenes Public Law, Environmental Law and International Environmental Law. Nicola’s research interests lie in the environmental and conservation law about marine mammals, wildlife protection, protected areas, precaution, fisheries, genetically modified organisms, rivers and lakes, and the Treaty of Waitangi.

Photo: IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium, Baltimore 2012, courtesy of the University of Maryland.​

Research Interests

Environmental law, Public Law, Treaty of Waitangi, International Environmental Law

Contact

Tel +64 3 479 8866
Office 9th Floor - 9N11
Email nicola.wheen@otago.ac.nz

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Publications

Strack, M., Wheen, N., Lovelock, B., & Carr, A. (Eds.). (2018). Riverscapes: Research essays on the social context of southern catchments of Aotearoa New Zealand. Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago, 102p.

Wheen, N. (2018). Southern catchments and the evolution of New Zealand's environmental law. In M. Strack, N. Wheen, B. Lovelock & A. Carr (Eds.), Riverscapes: Research essays on the social context of southern catchments of Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 31-46). Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago.

Wheen, N. R. (2018). The protection and conservation of ecosystems and species. In P. Salmon & D. Grinlinton (Eds.), Environmental law in New Zealand. (2nd ed.) (pp. 909-980). Wellington, New Zealand: Reuters.

Wheen, N. (2018). Shark cage diving and hunting, killing and catching wildlife under the Wildlife Act 1953. Resource Management Journal, (November), 14-18.

Wheen, N. (2017). Squid Fishery Management Company Ltd v Ministry of Fisheries CD 39/04, 7 April 2004: Judgement. In E. McDonald, R. Powell, M. Stephens & R. Hunter (Eds.), Feminist judgements of Aotearoa New Zealand: Te Rino: A two-stranded rope. (pp. 370-387). Oxford, UK: Hart.

Edited Book - Research

Strack, M., Wheen, N., Lovelock, B., & Carr, A. (Eds.). (2018). Riverscapes: Research essays on the social context of southern catchments of Aotearoa New Zealand. Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago, 102p.

Warnock, C., & Wheen, N. (Eds.). (2014). Environmental legislation handbook 2014. Wellington, New Zealand: Thomson Reuters, 1337p.

Wheen, N. R., & Hayward, J. (Eds.). (2012). Treaty of Waitangi settlements. Wellington, New Zealand: Bridget Williams Books, 283p.

Hayward, J., & Wheen, N. R. (Eds.). (2004). The Waitangi Tribunal: Te Roopu Whakamana i te Tiriti o Waitangi. Wellington, New Zealand: Bridget Williams Books, 296p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Wheen, N. (2018). Southern catchments and the evolution of New Zealand's environmental law. In M. Strack, N. Wheen, B. Lovelock & A. Carr (Eds.), Riverscapes: Research essays on the social context of southern catchments of Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 31-46). Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago.

Wheen, N. (2017). Squid Fishery Management Company Ltd v Ministry of Fisheries CD 39/04, 7 April 2004: Judgement. In E. McDonald, R. Powell, M. Stephens & R. Hunter (Eds.), Feminist judgements of Aotearoa New Zealand: Te Rino: A two-stranded rope. (pp. 370-387). Oxford, UK: Hart.

Wheen, N. R. (2015). The protection and conservation of ecosystems and species. In P. Salmon & D. Grinlinton (Eds.), Environmental law in New Zealand. (pp. 855-920). Wellington, New Zealand: Thomson Reuters.

Warnock, C., & Wheen, N. (2014). Introduction. In C. Warnock & N. Wheen (Eds.), Environmental legislation handbook 2014. (pp. 2-28). Wellington, New Zealand: Thomson Reuters.

Wheen, N. (2013). An updated history of New Zealand environmental law. In E. Pawson & T. Brooking (Eds.), Making a new land: Environmental histories of New Zealand. (pp. 277-292). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Wheen, N. R., & Hayward, J. (2012). Conclusion. In N. R. Wheen & J. Hayward (Eds.), Treaty of Waitangi settlements. (pp. 201-203). Wellington, New Zealand: Bridget Williams Books.

Wheen, N. R., & Hayward, J. (2012). The meaning of Treaty settlements and the evolution of the Treaty settlement process. In N. R. Wheen & J. Hayward (Eds.), Treaty of Waitangi settlements. (pp. 13-25). Wellington, New Zealand: Bridget Williams Books.

Wheen, N. R. (2008). Waitutu block and Tutae-Ka-Wetoweto indigenous forests. In K. Bosselmann, R. Engel & P. Taylor (Eds.), Governance for sustainability: Issues, challenges, successes. (pp. 227-235). Gland, Switzerland: IUCN.

Wheen, N. R. (2008). Hector's and Maui's dolphins. In K. Bosselmann, R. Engel & P. Taylor (Eds.), Governance for sustainability: Issues, challenges, successes. (pp. 237-246). Gland, Switzerland: IUCN.

Wheen, N. R., & Ruru, J. (2004). The environmental reports. In J. Hayward & N. R. Wheen (Eds.), The Waitangi Tribunal: Te Roopu Whakamana i te Tiriti o Waitangi. (pp. 97-112). Wellington, New Zealand: Bridget Williams Books.

Wheen, N. R., & Adams, J. (2003). Environmental law: Field work. In J. Dawson & N. Peart (Eds.), The law of research: A guide. (pp. 133-154). Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago Press.

Wheen, N. R. (2003). Environmental law: The research facility. In J. Dawson & N. Peart (Eds.), The law of research: A guide. (pp. 105-132). Dunedin: University of Otago Press.

Wheen, N. R. (2002). A history of New Zealand environmental law. In E. Pawson & T. Brooking (Eds.), Oxford Environmental Histories of New Zealand. (pp. 261-274). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

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Chapter in Book - Other

Wheen, N. R. (2018). The protection and conservation of ecosystems and species. In P. Salmon & D. Grinlinton (Eds.), Environmental law in New Zealand. (2nd ed.) (pp. 909-980). Wellington, New Zealand: Reuters.

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Journal - Research Article

Wheen, N. (2018). Shark cage diving and hunting, killing and catching wildlife under the Wildlife Act 1953. Resource Management Journal, (November), 14-18.

Baillie, H. M., & Wheen, N. (2017). Public participation and genetically modified organisms. Resource Management Journal, (November), 22-25.

Wheen, N. R. (2016). Marine protected areas in the exclusive economic zone: UNCLOS or the TPPA's looming presence? Otago Law Review, 14(2), 351-359.

Wheen, N. R. (2016). International Whaling Commission (IWC). Yearbook of International Environmental Law, 27, 540-547. doi: 10.1093/yiel/yvx075

Wheen, N. R. (2016). Sea change: The Resource Legislation Amendment Bill's proposed amendments to the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012. Resource Management Journal, August, 13-17.

Wheen, N. (2015). Undermining conservation? The 2013 changes to the Crown Minerals Act 1991, s 61 and Schedule 4. Resource Management Journal, (August), 10-14.

Wheen, N. R. (2014). International Whaling Commission (IWC). Yearbook of International Environmental Law, 25(1), 613-622. doi: 10.1093/yiel/yvv056

Warnock, C., & Wheen, N. (2012). Sex work in New Zealand: The re-importation of moral majoritarianism in regulating a decriminalized industry. Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, 24(2), 414-438. doi: 10.3138/cjwl.24.2.414

Wheen, N. R. (2012). How the law lets down the 'down-under dolphin': Fishing-related mortality of marine animals and the law in New Zealand. Journal of Environmental Law, 24(3), 477-497. doi: 10.1093/jel/eqs017

Wheen, N., & Ruru, J. (2011). Providing for Rāhui in the law of Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of the Polynesian Society, 120(2), 169-182.

Wheen, N. R. (2009). Legislating for indigenous peoples' ownership and management of minerals: A New Zealand case study on pounamu. Management of Environmental Quality, 20(5), 551-565. doi: 10.1108/14777830910981212

Warnock, C., & Wheen, N. (2008). Climate change, wildlife movement and the law: A case study from New Zealand. Commonwealth Law Bulletin, 34(3), 527-550. doi: 10.1080/03050710802038379

Wheen, N. R. (2005). Belief and environmental decision-making: Some recent New Zealand experience. Journal of Environmental Law & Practice, 15(3), 297-317.

Wheen, N. R. (2004). Genetic modification, risk assessment, and maori belief under New Zealand's Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996. Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 8(3-4), 141-176.

Wheen, N. R. (2002). Fairness and indigenous forests law in New Zealand. Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 7, 7-24.

Wheen, N. R. (2002). Foul play? Government and the SILNA forests. New Zealand Journal of Environmental Law, 6, 279-296.

Wheen, N. R. (2001). The SILNA saga continues: Guest editorial. Butterworths Resource Management Bulletin, 1-4.

Wheen, N. R. (2001). Desperate remedies and the West Coast sawmillers. New Zealand Universities Law Review, 19, 351-366.

Wheen, N. R., Juric, B., & Holt, A. (1998). Satisfaction with environmental perspectives: Survey results. Environmental Perspectives, 20, 9-11.

Wheen, N. R. (1997). A natural flow: a history of water law in New Zealand. Otago Law Review, 9, 71-110.

Wheen, N. R. (1997). The Resource Management Act 1991 - A "greener law for water"? New Zealand Journal of Environmental Law, 1, 165-198.

Wheen, N. R. (1996). Seizing the shore: Falkner v Gisborne District Council. Bill of Rights Bulletin, (1), 2-8.

Wheen, N. (1995). The angle grinder, the swastika, and the airport: Resource management and the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990. Bill of Rights Bulletin, 4, 54-60.

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Journal - Research Other

Wheen, N. R. (2015). [Review of the book Focus on resource management law]. Resource Management Journal, (April), 22-23. [Book Review].

Wheen, N. (2013). [Review of the book Environmental law for a sustainable society]. Resource Management Journal, (August), 32-33. [Book Review].

Wheen, N. R. (2007). [Review of the book Foreshore and seabed]. Otago Law Review, 11(3), 513-522.

Wheen, N. (2005). [Review of the book Differential treatment in international environmental law]. Otago Law Review, 11(1), 149-150.

Wheen, N. R. (1998). The RMA: A "tool of social engineering?" Environmental Perspectives, 18, 5-9.

Wheen, N. R. (1998). [Review of the book International environmental law, policy and ethics]. Environmental Perspectives, 19, 10.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Wheen, N. R. (2003). Belief and environmental decision-making. Proceedings of The Courts and the Environment - serious issues: Environmental and Resource Management Law Intensive. (pp. 85-97). Wellington: New Zealand Law Society. [Full Paper]

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Wheen, N. (2013). From people and environment to state: A history of Environmental Law in New Zealand. Proceedings of the Australia New Zealand Law and History Society (ANZLHS) Conference: People, Power and Place. Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/law/conferences/anzlhs.html

Wheen, N. (2013). Treaty of Waitangi settlements and environmental governance and management in New Zealand. Proceedings of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Annual Colloquium. Retrieved from http://iucnacademy2013.org.nz/papers/

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