Maori decision drivers for forest management and national sustainability
PhD Candidate: Stephanie Rotarangi
Supervisors: Professor Hugh Campbell (CSAFE; Department of Sociology, Gender, and Social Work); Dr. Chris Rosin (CSAFE)
Project dates: 2008-2011
This PhD research sets out to investigate the relationship between Maori resource management values and plantation forestry in New Zealand. In particular, this research will define the physical, socio-cultural, policy, and tenure characteristics of plantation forestry that enable or constrain Maori resource management values.
The research objectives are to define:
- The resource management values articulated by Maori for plantation forestry;
- The characteristics of plantation forest management that enable or constrain the realisation of such values;
- If these characteristics can be manipulated to realise these values more effectively;
- If a model can be developed that ascertains the impact of land-management decisions on intergenerational resource management values.
This research project is funded by a grant of $97,222 through the Ministry of Science & Innovation (MSI). Stephanie has been awarded a Te Tipu Pūtaiao Doctoral Fellowship.