Te Tai Ao - Natural Environment

Te Tai Ao - Natural Environment

Professor Michael Walker

The University of Auckland

Professor Michael Walker is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and the Royal Institute of Navigation in London. He is best known for his research on the existence, capacities and use of the magnetic sense in navigation over long distances. Recently, he has developed research investigating the mechanisms of the lunar and tidal rhythms in marine organisms.

Professor Helen Moewaka Barnes

Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Manu
Director of Whāriki and Co-director of the SHORE and Whariki Research Centre
Massey University

Professor Helen Moewaka Barnes is based out of Massey University and is currently Director of Whāriki and Co-director of the SHORE and Whariki Research Centre. She has worked on research in many areas; more recently relationships between the health of people and the health of environments, sexual coercion, alcohol and youth well-being and identity.

Dr Shaun Ogilvie

Te Arawa (Ngāti Whakahemo), Ngāti Awa (Ngāti Pukeko)

Shaun Ogilvie has a PhD in Ecology from the University of Canterbury and is the Director of Eco Research Associates Ltd, a private environmental research company.  He is also the Māori Business Development Consultant for the Cawthron Institute in Nelson, and a contractor to other organisations, including Lincoln University and The Environmental Protection Authority.
Shaun is the principal investigator on several Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga research projects: