Te Tai Ao - Natural Environment

Dr Erica Williams

Te Arawa, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Pikiao, Te Whānau a Āpanui
Scientist - Māori Environmental Research (Te Kūwaha)
NIWA - Taihoro Nukurangi

Erica (Te Arawa, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Pikiao, Te Whānau ā Apanui) started at NIWA in 1995. After completing a MSc (University of Waikato) developing a blue mussel embryo-larval toxicity test, she spent a number of years in the NIWA freshwater fisheries team. Here she gained skills in fish population studies, the downstream migration adult eels and fish passage through culverts.

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.

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