Mātauranga Māori: Pūtaiao Tūhono

Recent research that incorporating substantive mātauranga Māori perspective, along with the profiles of staff who bring togethe the knowledge systems of western Science and mātauranga Māori.

One of the distinguishing aspects of Te Aka Mātuatua - School of Science, is our commitment to connecting the knowledge systems of mātauranga Māori and western Science. We appreciate the importance of developing a shared understanding of value to best preserve and protect our beautiful natural world.

Below you will find some of our recent research that incorporates a substantive mātauranga Māori perspective, along with the profiles of staff who have a particular strength in terms of bringing together the knowledge systems of western Science and mātauranga Māori. Please don't hesitate to get in contact with any of our research staff if you'd like more information or if you think that there might be an opportunity for a new research partnership.

Recent research highlights

kakahi

What is the best method for iwi to monitor kākahi populations in their lakes?

New evidence from Caution Bay, south coast of Papua New Guinea.

pacific dating

Why are we still unable to refine the chronology of NZ colonisation beyond a three tiered model of time?

How can Indigenous and colonizing peoples create meaningful and empowering partnerships with each other to restore native ecosystems within our cities?

Congratulations to Shari Gallop!

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Dr Andrew La Croix

Senior Lecturer

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Professor Christopher Battershill

Professor Chair in Coastal Science

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Associate Professor Fiona Petchey

Associate Professor

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Associate Professor Ian Duggan

Deputy Team Leader of Ecology, Biology and Animal Behaviour

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Dr Kiri Wallace

Research Fellow

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Professor Margaret Barbour

Dean of Te Aka Mātuatua - School of Science

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Merilyn Manley-Harris

Emeritus Professor

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Dr Shari Gallop

Honorary Lecturer