Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Yvonne Taura

Yvonne Taura
Position: Kairangahau Māori
Team: Landscape Policy and Governance
Location: Hamilton
Private Bag 3127
Hamilton 3240

Research Interests

Research Interests

Yvonne Taura (Ngāiterangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Hauā, Ngāti Uenuku, Ngāti Tūwharetoa) is a kairangahau Māori (researcher) in the Manaaki Taiao rōpū (Māori research team), based in Hamilton. She completed a two-year part-placement secondment in partnership with Waikato-Tainui (2016). Her main project was to support the development of mātauranga Māori understanding by Waikato-Tainui tribal members for application in the management of key ecosystems such as freshwater. In 2017, Yvonne co-edited and released the cultural wetland handbook - Te Reo o Te Repo, a collaborative project between Manaaki Whenua and Waikato-Tainui. The handbook includes processes for facilitating renewed and vibrant connections between whānau and their repo; understanding cultural resources; and learnings from on-the-ground case studies of wetland restoration and monitoring, utilising cultural indicators. In 2018, Yvonne started her PhD with the University of Waikato with the support of Manaaki Whenua, which focuses on exploring appropriate communication of mātauranga Māori and Māori-centred collaborative science research for Māori.

Her research interests are kaupapa Māori research, freshwater science research and iwi environmental management.

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Waikato
    MSc (Hons) Biological Sciences
    2013

Publications

Publications

  • Taura Y 2017. Raakau preservation technique - unlocking dormant 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. 155-164. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/books/te-reo-o-te-repo (Book Section, 2017)
  • Taura Y, Duggan I 2017. Impacts of willow and willow control on zooplankton. 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. 129-134. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/books/te-reo-o-te-repo (Book Section, 2017)
  • Taura Y, Dixon L, Turner M 2017. The Ake Ake Model - forever and ever. 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. 23-39. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/books/te-reo-o-te-repo (Book Section, 2017)
  • Taura Y, van Schravendijk-Goodman C, Clarkson B ed. 2017. 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. 201 p. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/books/te-reo-o-te-repo (Edited Book, 2017)

Memberships

Memberships

  • Board Member - Sponsorship Delegate, House of Science Central Waikato
  • Representative , Freshwater Science Māori Research Group
  • Scientific Organising Commitee Member, 11th INTECOL International Wetlands Conference

Skills

Skills

  • Ecology