Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Garth Harmsworth

Garth Harmsworth
Position: Toi Rangahau Maori
Team: Governance and Policy
Location: Palmerston North
Private Bag 11052
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442
Phone: +64 6 353 4972
Fax: +64 3 321 9998

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Research Interests

Research Interests

Garth Harmsworth (Te Arawa, Ngati Tuwharetoa, Ngati Raukawa) is a senior environmental scientist based in Palmerston North and has worked for Landcare Research since 1992. His career spans over 28 years in resource management, land resource assessment, national environmental databases, GIS applications, and indigenous research. Garth pioneered much of the Māori led research in Manaaki Whenua-Landcare Research Ltd., working on a wide range projects with Māori organisations and regional councils throughout New Zealand, particularly in the areas of land use planning, ecosystem health, bio-physical and cultural indicators, restoring indigenous landscapes, climate change, sustainable iwi/hapu resource development, building Māori research capability, collaborative learning, and indigenous Māori knowledge and values.

Major achievements and publications reflect an in-depth relationship and extensive networking during the last 29 years, work in at least 40 Māori research projects, and a large number of consultancies/working relationships/supply of information to staff in: iwi and hapu organisations; central and local government; non government organisations.

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Waikato
    MSc (Hons) Earth Sciences
    1983
  • Waikato
    BSc Earth Science & Botany
    1981

Publications

Publications

  • Awatere S, Harmsworth G, Rolleston S, Pauling C 2013. Kaitiakitanga o ngā ngahere pōhatu - kaitiakitanga of urban settlements. 10 10 In: Walker R, Jojola T, Natcher D ed. Reclaiming indigenous planning. McGill-Queen's native and northern series ; 70. Montreal, McGill-Queen's University Press. Pp. 236-259. (Book Section, 2013)
  • Harmsworth G 2012. [Abstract] Māori participation in science and science policy in New Zealand. Proceedings: Inaugural Asia Pacific Science Policy Studies (SPS) Research Conference "Constructing National Wellbeing through Science and Innovation", Wellington, NZ, 8-10 February 2012. http://www.sps2012.org.nz/documents/abstracts.pdf (Conference Proceedings, 2012)
  • Greenaway A, Carswell F, Harmsworth G, Russell S . Making sense, taking action in Aotearoa/New Zealand: exploring the situated-ness of mitigation and adaptation strategies. Local Environment. (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Harmsworth G 2011. [Abstract] Māori perspectives for water decision-making and the role of cultural monitoring. Proceedings: 15th IWA International Conference on Diffuse Pollution and Eutrophication, Rotorua, N.Z., 19-23 September 2011. http://on-cue.co.nz/dipcon/DIPCON2011%20Oral%20Abstracts/Tuesday/Session%208%20Indigeneous/Harmsworth.pdf (Conference Proceedings, 2011)
  • Fenemor A, Phillips C, Allen W, Young RG, Harmsworth G, Bowden B, Basher L, Gillespie PA, Kilvington M, Davies-Colley R, Dymond J, Cole A, Lauder G, Davie T, Smith R, Markham S, Deans N, Stuart B, Atkinson M, Collins A 2011. Integrated catchment management - interweaving social process and science knowledge. New Zealand journal of marine and freshwater research 45(3): 313-331. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288330.2011.593529 (Journal Article, 2011)
  • Harmsworth GR, McDowall C 2011. Convenient access to Māori land information. Te Puni Kōkiri Magazine. (Newsletter, 2011)
  • Harmsworth GR 2011. Tikanga Māori - getting collaboration right from day one. Proceedings: Strengthening Relationships with Iwi through Engagement, Partnerships and Collaborative Research, Wellington, 13-14 June 2011. (Conference Proceedings, 2011)
  • Allen W, Fenemor A, Kilvington M, Harmsworth G, Young RG, Deans N, Horn C, Phillips C, Montes de Oca O, Ataria J, Smith R 2011. Building collaboration and learning in integrated catchment management: the importance of social process and multiple engagement approaches. New Zealand journal of marine and freshwater research 45(3): 525-539. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288330.2011.592197 (Journal Article, 2011)

Memberships

Memberships

  • Member, Māori Managers and Senior Māori Scientists in CRIs, Te Ara Putaiao (TAP)
  • Reappointed to the Statistics New Zealand Maori Advisory Committee (MSAC), Statistics New Zealand
  • IGBP NZ Committee Member, Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ) International Geosphere Biosphere Programme (IGBP)
  • Member of the Freshwater Technical Advisory Group, Ministry for the Environment's National Environmental Monitoring and Reporting (NEMaR)

Skills

Skills

  • Catchment Management
  • Environmental Policy
  • Geology
  • GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Application Development
  • Land and Climate Resources
  • Land Evaluation, Soils
  • Land Resource Assessment
  • Land Resource Mapping
  • Land Resources
  • Maori: research issues
  • Maori: research methods
  • Writing funding applications