Māori Research at the Institute of Agriculture and Environment

Ko te mokopuna me te whenua te whare huinga o te mātauranga
Ko te rangi ko te whenua hai whare huinga mo ngā kokona kāinga o te mātauranga Māori
E rau te pūtahi ki ngā momotu tata, momotu tawhiti ki te mātauranga Māori
Haere ake nei au ko taku whiri kōpae te au e rere ai te kupu
E hau tapu nei te hau, te rongo, kia mau te rongo
Whiri tohu, whiri whāiti
Mā wai rā hai whāngai te mātauranga ki te mokopuna e haere ake nei
Ka taka te marama ki tua o te pae
Ka kohiti e taku mokopuna, haere mai ki to mātauranga nāu ake
Tēnā koutou katoa, nau mai mokopuna ki to mātauranga Māori

Ahorangi Taiarahia Black

Staff in the Institute of Agriculture and Environment work in collaboration with iwi on research including environmental management, volcanic risk assessment and species and ecosystem conservation in New Zealand.

Our expertise

maori-research-collage2.jpg Māori plants

Dr Nick Roskruge (Te Ati Awa ki Taranaki, Ngāti Tama) leads research on the management and production of Māori plants to enhance production and agronomy systems, improve Māori vegetable production and maintain traditional varieties. Learn more about Māori horticulture at the Tahuri Whenua collective.


Environmental management

Fleur Hirst (Te Tipu Pūtaiao recipient) is exploring aspects of social capital, such as collaborative and transformative learning and relationship building, in collaborative environmental management.

Water quality

Dr Jonathan Procter (Muaupoko, Ngai Tahu) is relating mātauranga Māori and water-quality baselines from a Māori perspective to scientific targets and management. Māori values help inform biophysical models.

Natural hazards

Dr Jonathan Procter (Muaupoko, Ngai Tahu) and Dr Tai Black are leading work on the NZ Natural Hazards Platform with Landcare and Ngāti Rangi at Ohakune. Māori communities at risk will benefit from improved monitoring, planning and managing of risk from natural hazards.

Native forest remnant

Prof Doug Armstrong monitors and researches conservation management of native forest remnant on the Rereahu farms administered by the Tiroa & Te Hape Trust.

Tokoriro

Josephine Fitness (Ngāti Whatua) (Te Tipu Putaiao PhD recipient) is investigating the taxonomy of tokoriro (New Zealand cave weta); describing new species and unraveling their whakapapa. Learn more about tokoriro research at Massey.

Avian flightlessness

Dr Gillian Gibb (Ngāti Mutunga) uses comparative genomics to investigate the genetic architecture of flightlessness in island birds. She uses Next Generation Sequencing technology and bioinformatics handling tools to correlate traits and genes.


Marine molluscs

Dr Simon Hills (Ngāti Porou) (Te Tipu Pūtaiao postdoctoral fellow) studies the biodiversity of marine molluscs around the East Cape, and is working in collaboration with local iwi.

 

Contact

Dr Nick Roskruge

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