Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Garth Harmsworth

Garth Harmsworth
Position: Toi Rangahau Maori
Team: Landscape Policy and Governance
Location: Palmerston North
Private Bag 11052
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

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 30 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 35 years, work in at least 40 Māori led 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

  • Jonathan Procter (1), Cassie Kenney (2), Tai Black (3), Garth Harmsworth (4), Wendy Saunders (5), Darren King (6), Shaun Awatere (7), and Regan Potangaroa (8) 2018: Methods to build resilience in indigenous communities: A case study from Maori, New Zealand. Geophysical Research Abstracts. Vol. 20, EGU2018-PREVIEW, 2018. EGU General Assembly 2018 (Conference Proceedings, 2018)
  • Hutchings J, Smith J, Harmsworth G 2018. Elevating the mana of soil through the Hua Parakore Framework. MAI Journal: A New Zealand Journal of Indigenous Scholarship 7(1): 92-102. www.journal.mai.ac.nz/content/elevating-mana-soil-through-hua-parakore-framework (Journal Article, 2018)
  • Awatere S, Harmsworth G, Robb M 2017. Mātauranga Māori/Māori knowledge. In: Taura Y, van Schravendijk-Goodman C, Clarkson B ed. Te reo o te repo, the voice of the wetland: connections, understandings and learnings for the restoration of our wetlands. Hamilton, New Zealand, Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research and Waikato Raupatu River Trust. Pp. 151-154. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/books/te-reo-o-te-repo (Book Section, 2017)
  • Harmsworth G 2017. Indicators for cultural resources. In: Taura Y, van Schravendijk-Goodman C, Clarkson B ed. Te reo o te repo, the voice of the wetland: connections, understandings and learnings for the restoration of our wetlands. Hamilton, New Zealand, Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research and Waikato Raupatu River Trust. Pp. 51-55. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/books/te-reo-o-te-repo (Book Section, 2017)
  • Gabrielsen H, Procter J, Rainforth H, Black T, Harmsworth G, Pardo N 2017. Reflections from an indigenous community on volcanic event management, communications and resilience. [early view online]. Advances in Volcanology. Berlin, Heidelberg, Springer. Pp. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1007/11157_2016_44 (Book Section, 2017)
  • Collier KJ, Clearwater SJ, Harmsworth G, Taura Y, Reihana K 2017. Physical and chemical attributes affecting survival and collection of freshwater mahinga kai species. ERI Report no. 106. Environmental Research Institute, Faculty of Science and Engineering, The University of Waikato. 65 p. https://www.waikato.ac.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/391615/ERI_Report_106.pdf (Report, 2017)
  • Tipa G, Harmsworth GR, Williams E, Kitson JC 2016. Integrating mātauranga Māori into freshwater management, planning and decision-making. In: Jellyman PG, Davie TJA, Pearson CP, Harding JS ed. Advances in New Zealand freshwater science. New Zealand Hydrological Society & New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society. Pp. 613-637. (Book Section, 2016)
  • Hudson M, Collier K, Awatere S, Harmsworth G, Henry J, Quinn J, Death RG, Hamilton DP, Te Maru J, Watene-Rawiri E, Robb M 2016. Integrating indigenous knowledge and freshwater management: an Aotearoa/New Zealand case study. The International Journal of Science in Society 8(1): 1-14. http://ijiy.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.340/prod.4 (Journal Article, 2016)
  • Ausseil AGE, Bodmin K, Daigneault A, Teixeira E, Keller ED, Kirschbaum MUF, Timar L, Dunningham A, Zammit C, Stephens S, Cameron M, Blackett P, Harmsworth G, Frame B, Reisinger A, Tait A, Rutledge D 2016. Climate change impacts and implications: an integrated assessment in a lowland environment of New Zealand. In: Sauvage S, Sánchez-Pérez JM, Rizzoli AE ed. Proceedings: 8th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (iEMSs), Toulouse, France, July 10-14, 2016. Pp. 1132-1139. http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/iemssconference/2016/Stream-D/76/ (Conference Proceedings, 2016)
  • Harmsworth G, Awatere S, Robb M 2016. Indigenous Māori values and perspectives to inform freshwater management in Aotearoa-New Zealand. Ecology and Society 21(4): 9. https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-08804-210409 (Journal Article, 2016)
  • Gregory B, Wakefield B, Harmsworth G, Hape M, Heperi J 2015. Te Hā o Te Wai Māreparepa “The Breath of the Rippling Waters”: Mauri Monitoring Framework pilot study on the Papanui Stream. 69 p. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/87394/Mauri_Monitoring_Framework.pdf (Report, 2015)
  • Sinner J, Harmsworth G 2015. Māori involvement in collaborative freshwater planning - insights from Hawke's Bay. Landcare Research Manaaki Whenua Policy Brief no. 10, Landcare Research. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/84692/Policy-Brief-10-Collaborative-Freshwater-Planning-Insights-from-Hawkes-Bay.pdf (Pamphlet, 2015)
  • Robb M, Makey L, Awatere S, Harmsworth G 2015. [Abstract] Bicultural methods for biodiversity measurement and monitoring. Proceedings: New Zealand Ecological Society Conference 2015, Christchurch, N.Z., 16-19 November 2015. Pp. 4. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/93594978/NZES%20abstracts%20booklet%20WEB.pdf (Conference Proceedings, 2015)
  • Harmsworth G, Awatere S, Robb M 2015. Māori values and perspectives to inform collaborative processes and planning for freshwater management. Landcare Research Manaaki Whenua Policy Brief no. 14, Landcare Research. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/111042/PB_14_Maori_Values_Perspectives.pdf (Pamphlet, 2015)
  • Harmsworth G, Roskruge N 2014. Indigenous Māori values, perspectives and knowledge of soils in Aotearoa-New Zealand: beliefs and concepts of soils, the environment, and land. In: Churchman GJ, Landa ER ed. The soil underfoot: infinite possibilities for a finite resource. Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press. Pp. 111-126. (Book Section, 2014)
  • Harmsworth G, Roskruge N 2014. Indigenous Māori values, perspectives and knowledge of soils in Aotearoa-New Zealand: Māori use and knowledge of soils over time. In: Churchman GJ, Landa ER ed. The soil underfoot: infinite possibilities for a finite resource. Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press. Pp. 257-268. (Book Section, 2014)
  • Harmsworth G, Awatere S, Procter J 2014. Meeting water quality and quantity standards to sustain cultural values. Proceedings: 21st Century Watershed Technology Conference and Workshop: Improving Water Quality and the Environment, Hamilton, New Zealand, 3-6 November 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.13031/wtcw.2014-016 (Conference Proceedings, 2014)
  • Harmsworth G 2014. Māori and public health: working in partnership to manage freshwater resources. Proceedings: New Zealand Population Health Congress, Auckland, New Zealand, 6-8 October 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/2.1.1564.4160 (Conference Proceedings, 2014)
  • Harmsworth GR, Carswell F, Mason NWH, Kirschbaum M 2013. Opportunities for carbon sequestration on Māori land in New Zealand. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change. http://www.springer.com/earth+sciences+and+geography/atmospheric+sciences/journal/11027 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • 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 GR, Awatere S 2013. Indigenous Māori knowledge and perspectives of ecosystems. In: Dymond JR ed. Ecosystem services in New Zealand: conditions and trends. Lincoln, New Zealand, Manaaki Whenua Press. Pp. 274-286. (Book Section, 2013)
  • Harmsworth G, Awatere S, Pauling C 2013. Using mātauranga Māori to inform freshwater management. Landcare Research Manaaki Whenua Policy Brief no. 7, Landcare Research. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0015/64032/policy-brief-maori-freshwater-management.pdf (Pamphlet, 2013)
  • Harmsworth G, Awatere S 2013. Review and evaluation of cultural monitoring approaches in New Zealand. Landcare Research Fact Sheet, Landcare Research. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/77680/Review_Cultural_Monitoring.pdf (Pamphlet, 2013)
  • Cronin K, Greenaway A, Harmsworth G, Frame B 2013. [Abstract] ‘Igniting Social Knowledge on Climate Change’: urgent deadline, slow fuse. Proceedings: New Zealand Climate Change Conference 2013, Palmerston North, 4-5 June 2013. http://www.nzcccconference.org/images/custom/cronin,_karen_-_igniting_social_knowledge.pdf (Conference Proceedings, 2013)
  • Harmsworth G, Awatere S 2013. Māori knowledge systems, networks and actions for climate change. http://www.nzcccconference.org/images/custom/harmsworth,_garth_-maori_-_ok.pdf (Web Page, 2013)
  • Harmsworth G, Awatere S 2013. [Abstract] Māori knowledge systems, networks and actions for climate change. Proceedings: New Zealand Climate Change Conference 2013, Palmerston North, 4-5 June 2013. http://www.nzcccconference.org/images/custom/harmsworth,_garth_-_maore_knowledge.pdf (Conference Proceedings, 2013)
  • Harmsworth G, Awatere S 2013. Māori values approaches for setting freshwater limits. Landcare Research Link. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/64194/Maori-Values-Approaches-for-Setting-Freshwater-Limits.pdf (Web Page, 2013)
  • King D, Harmsworth G in press 2013. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), 5th Assessment Report (AR5) 2013: WG2 Chapter 11 Section 11.4.7: Climate change and Māori. (Book Chapter, 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 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)
  • Cronin K, Nicholas G, Doody B, Foote J, Greenaway A, Harmsworth G, Winstanley A 2012. Responding to climate change in the land-based sectors: a social science research strategy for New Zealand: full report. MPI Technical Paper No: 2012/35. Ministry for Primary Industries. 135 p. http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/content-aggregator/getIEs?system=ilsdb&id=1624414 (Report, 2012)
  • Harmsworth G, Awatere S 2012. Māori values - Iwi perspectives of freshwater management. Landcare Research Link. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/51729/maori_freshwater_management.pdf (Web Page, 2012)
  • Harmsworth G, Young RG, Walker D, Clapcott JE, James T 2011. Linkages between cultural and scientific indicators of river and stream health. New Zealand journal of marine and freshwater research 45(3): 423-436. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288330.2011.570767 (Journal Article, 2011)
  • Harmsworth G 2011. Resetting science and innovation for the next 20 years: Māori perspectives on the science and innovation system. New Zealand science review 68(1): 45-50. http://scientists.org.nz/files/journal/2011-68/NZSR_68_1.pdf (Journal Article, 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)
  • 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)
  • Harmsworth GR, McDowall C 2011. Visualising Māori land data. Whakamarama, May 2011. (Newsletter, 2011)
  • Harmsworth GR, McDowall C 2011. Convenient access to Māori land information. Te Puni Kōkiri Magazine. (Newsletter, 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 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)
  • Greenaway A, Carswell F, Harmsworth G, Russell S 2011. Making sense, taking action in Aotearoa/New Zealand: exploring the situated-ness of mitigation and adaptation strategies. Proceedings: International Conference on Climate Change & Social Issues 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 14-15 December 2011. http://hdl.handle.net/10535/7744 (Conference Proceedings, 2011)
  • Frame B, Gordon R, Mortimer C ed. 2010. Hatched : the capacity for sustainable development. Lincoln, Landcare Research. 302 p. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/services/sustainablesoc/hatched/ (Edited Book, 2010)
  • Fenemor, A; Young, R; Phillips, C; Harmsworth, G; Allen, W; Collins, A. 2010. Integrated Catchment Management (ICM) FRST Contract C09X0305 Evidence Portfolio 2000-2010. Landcare Research report for FRST research review, October 2010. 43pp + Appendix (Summary of Research Outputs, 56pp). (Other, 2010)
  • Harmsworth G 2010. Working with Māori communities and developing collaborative research: a perspective from within a Crown Research Institute (CRI). Proceedings: Maori Association of Social Science (MASS) Conference 2010, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, 1-3 December 2010. (Conference Paper, 2010)
  • Harmsworth G 2010. [Abstract] A web-based Māori land visualisation tool. Proceedings: National Māori GIS Conference, Lower Hutt, 22-23 September, 2010. (Conference Proceedings, 2010)
  • Harmsworth G 2010. [Abstract] Māori land and environmental statistics using GIS. Proceedings: National Māori GIS Conference, Lower Hutt, 22-23 September, 2010. (Conference Proceedings, 2010)
  • Harmsworth G, McDowall C 2010. [Abstract] Accessing environmental databases trhough Māori land visualisation methods - tools for the future. In: Kingi T, Knox C ed. Proceedings: Whenua Sustainable Futures with Māori Land Conference, Rotorua, 21-23 July 2010. (Conference Proceedings, 2010)
  • Harmsworth G, MacKay A 2010. Land resource assessment and evaluation on Māori land. In: Kingi T, Knox C ed. Proceedings: Whenua Sustainable Futures with Māori Land Conference, Rotorua, 21-23 July 2010. http://www.whenuaconference.co.nz/images/custom/whenua_-_final_programme_final_16-07-10.pdf (Conference Proceedings, 2010)
  • Harmsworth G 2010. Sustainability and Māori business. In: Frame B, Gordon R, Mortimer C ed. Hatched : the capacity for sustainable development. Lincoln, Lancare Research. Pp. 95-107. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/services/sustainablesoc/hatched/documents/hatched_ebook_entire_web.pdf (Book Section, 2010)
  • Harmsworth G, Walker D 2010. Iwi values in integrated catchment management. Discovery 32: 7. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/newsletters/discovery/DiscoveryIssue32.pdf (Journal Article, 2010)

Memberships

Memberships

  • Member, Māori Managers and Senior Māori Scientists in CRIs, Te Ara Putaiao (TAP)
  • StatsNZ, Member, Māori Advisory Committee, Statistics New Zealand
  • International Geosphere Biosphere Programme (IGBP), Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ)
  • Reappointed to the Statistics New Zealand Maori Advisory Committee (MSAC), Statistics New Zealand
  • Environment Maori Expert Group - Stats NZ Invited onto the ‘Maori subject matter expert group for the Domain plan for the Environment’ , Statistics New Zealand
  • IGBP NZ Committee Member, Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ) International Geosphere Biosphere Programme (IGBP)
  • Member of the MfE Freshwater Technical Advisory Group, Ministry for the Environment's National Environmental Monitoring and Reporting (NEMaR)
  • Member, Kāhui Māori, Deep South National Science Challenge, Deep South Science Challenge
  • Expert Reviewer, National Land Domain Report, Ministry for the Environment / Statistics NZ, MfE
  • Expert Advisor, Te Ao Tūroa, New Zealand Primary Sector Science Roadmap, Ministry for Primary Industries
  • Expert Advisor, Māori Land Service Working Group, Te Puni Kōkiri, TPK

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