Patrick Larter

Research Assistant

About

patrick-larter1Patrick is a Research Assistant at the Community Conservation Research Network (CCRN) secretariat. Patrick holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from Saint Mary’s University and is currently a Master of Arts in Geography student at Saint Mary’s University. His Masters research focuses on “sense of place” and well-being. Specifically, his research explores how sense of place is re-established after a beloved place is destroyed, particularly after long-term restoration to that place has occurred. He is also the recipient of the CIHR (Canadian Institute of Health Research) Tri-Council Agency scholarship and the NSHRF (Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation) Scotia Scholars award. Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Patrick is familiar with the challenges coastal environments face, most notably, the devastating Hurricane Juan in 2003. This gives him passion to better understand the relationship between humans and the environment, or social-ecological systems. His research interests include: the use of our natural resources, the impact of climate change on the natural and human environment, and the influence of nature on well-being.

Key Publications

  • Larter, P. (2016). The impact of long-term urban park restoration on place attachment and psychological well-being: The case study of Point Pleasant Park after Hurricane Juan. In Proceedings of The Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Culture: Culture and the Everyday, Saint Mary’s University.
  • Water Resources Committee, Saint Margaret’s Bay Stewardship Association. (2014). Water Brief I: Water Quality Wet-Pro Parameters applied in three sub-watersheds of Saint Margaret’s Bay. (Vol. 1.). Halifax, NS, Canada: Larter, P., & Hill, T.