Landcare Research Manaaki Whenua

Whai Rawa - Māori Economies
Economic Development
Landcare Research Manaaki Whenua
Whai Rawa - Māori Economies
Economic Development
Landcare Research Manaaki Whenua

Dr Phil Lyver

Landcare Research Manaaki Whenua

Phil’s research has used ecological science and indigenous and local knowledge to interpret changes in demographic trends and abundance of wildlife populations (e.g. terrestrial and marine birds). The key focus of his research has been on climatic and anthropogenic (e.g. harvest) drivers of population change, and the development of models to forecast population trends. He has expertise in interpreting ecosystem structure and function within scientific and indigenous worldviews, in particular the ways that different cultures ‘sense’ the environment.

Garth Harmsworth

Te Arawa, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Raukawa
Capability Leader
Landcare Research Manaaki Whenua

Garth 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.