Lincoln University

Dr James Ataria

Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Tūwharetoa
Deputy Director / Principal Investigator
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga / Cawthron Institute
Lincoln University

Dr James Ataria is a Deputy Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga. He is Senior Lecturer at Lincoln University and an ecotoxicologist at the Cawthron Institute, Nelson and is also an associate trustee of the Tuaropaki Trust and a member of Ngā Kaihautū Tikanga Taiao (Māori Advisory Committee to the board of the Environmental Protection Authority).

Melanie Mark-Shadbolt

Ngāti Porou, Te Arawa, Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Tūwharetoa
Māori Research Manager
Lincoln University

Melanie is an Indigenous environmental sociologist, and the Māori Research Manager – Kaiārahi for the Bio-Protection Research Centre (a Centre of Research Excellence) based at Lincoln University.

Dr Amanda Black

Tūhoe, Whakatōhea, Whānau-ā-Apanui
Lecturer / Māori Kaihautū
Lincoln University

Amanda’s research expertise is in environmental soil and water chemistry, focusing on major nutrient cycling, including the incorporation of molecular techniques to explore the relationship between functional gene expression and soil product activity.