Living World

Scientist: Yvonne Taura

(Ngāiterangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Hauā, Ngāti Uenuku, Ngāti Tūwharetoa)

        Brief overview of mahi: Yvonne works for Mānaaki Whenua for Manaaki Taiao rōpū (Māori research team). SHe is involved in collaborating with iwi on mātauranga Māori and Western science, particularly around repo, freshwater ecosystems.

Links and possible activities:

https://www.curiousminds.nz/profiles/yvonne-taura/
https://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/te-reo-o-te-repo/

 

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Scientist: Melanie Cheung

Area of Interest: Neurobiology

Links:

http://instructionalseries.tki.org.nz/Instructional-Series/Connected/Connected-2015-level-4-Is-That-So/Reconnecting-the-Brain
https://unidirectory.auckland.ac.nz/profile/m-cheung
https://100maorileaders.com/dr-melanie-cheung

 

Scientist: Matire Harwood

Area of Interest: Clinical Research

Links:

https://unidirectory.auckland.ac.nz/profile/m-harwood
http://www.maramatanga.co.nz/person/dr-matire-harwood
https://www.maoritelevision.com/news/regional/maori-health-scientist-awarded-work-on-indigenous-health
http://www.viva.co.nz/article/beauty-wellbeing/dr-matire-harwood/
https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/sunday/clips/the-good-doctor

 

Scientist: Meto Leach

Area of Interest: Ethnobotany

Links:

https://www.waikato.ac.nz/news/archive.shtml?article=112
http://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/164085/1m-project-to-tap-native-plant-potential
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0703/S00018/distinctive-new-zealand-flavours.htm

 

Scientist: Aleise Puketapu

Area of Interest: Entomology

Links:

http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/about-massey/news/article.cfm?mnarticle_uuid=91628436-96BF-57FE-A19B-D02EC53E3E2D
https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2545-matauranga-maori-and-science
    https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1067-taewa-and-psyllid-resistance

 

Scientist: Lisa te Morenga

Area of Interest: Human nutrition, Health equity

Links:

https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/ourchangingworld/audio/2018717805/honour-a-sweet-reward-for-sugar-research
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDdWGrOfWyo
https://www.otago.ac.nz/otagomagazine/issue38/opinion/otago069384.html
https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2194-new-weight-loss-research

 

Scientist: Nick Waipara

Area of Interest: Kauri dieback, biosecurity

Links:

https://conversations.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/sites/conversations.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/files/pdf/nick_waipara.pdf
http://newspix.nzherald.co.nz/preview.asp?image=NZH-1067483
http://www.bioprotection.org.nz/users/nick-waipara/
http://www.biologicalheritage.nz/programmes/maori-biosecurity-network/team/nick-waipara
https://www.plantandfood.co.nz/page/careers/meet-our-people/science-staff/bioprotection/nick-waipara/

 

Scientist: Shane Wright

Area of Interest: Evolution in the Tropics

Links:

http://www.sbs.auckland.ac.nz/people/sd-wright
http://www.maramatanga.co.nz/news-events/news/nz-scientist-wins-race-solve-central-riddle-about-evolution
http://www.maramatanga.co.nz/project/new-paradigm-evolution-does-flow-energy-determine-rate-evolutionary-change
http://www.maramatanga.co.nz/news-events/news/nz-scientist-wins-race-solve-central-riddle-about-evolution     http://www.maramatanga.ac.nz/sites/default/files/TO%20Te%20Ara%20P%C5%ABtaiao%20Maori%20scientists.pdf

 

 

Scientist: Kiri Reihana

Area of Interest: Ocean Microbes

Links:

https://www.curiousminds.nz/profiles/kiri-reihana/https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC2005/S00043/new-mapping-package-gives-iwi-and-conservation-groups-the-tools-to-monitor-progress.htm