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Professor Henrik Moller is a passionate advocate of conservation through sustainable use of land and resources. Much of his 25 years of research and teaching of environmental management has sought to empower individuals, families and local communities to achieve more sustainable and resilient lifeways.
Henrik's research and collaborative learning approaches to enable ‘bottom-up’ approaches for improved environmental and social wellbeing have been complemented by ongoing advice to national-level policy-makers for improved management of both production landscapes and Protected Natural Areas.
Henrik has applied population and community ecology to identify practical tools and strategies for efficient pest control, conservation, and sustainable land and resource management. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers on topics ranging from experimental design, mathematical modeling, interface of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (Mātauranga Māori) and science, environmental indicators, biocontrol, chemical pest control, mammal behaviour and population dynamics, invertebrates, forest birds, and seabirds.
He has placed enormous emphasis on communication to wider society and individual resource users by co-authoring an additional 200+ popular articles and unpublished reports; production of four educational packages, three educational videos, and numerous press releases; and feature articles for newspapers and newsletters to inform public debates on contentious issues of environmental management and sustainability.
Since 1993, Henrik has had a special interest in promoting bicultural collaborative management partnerships for improved environmental management and research, partly to support kaitiakitanga (Māori environmental stewardship), but also to encourage fellow Pākehā to become ‘native to this place’ called New Zealand/Aotearoa.
From CSAFE, Henrik leads the ARGOS Programme's environmental objective and co-directs the Sustainable Agriculture Research Cluster. He is also the Principal Investigator of three mātauranga Māori and science partnership projects to support sustainable tītī (muttonbird) harvesting, island ecosystem management, and improved cultural and environmental wellbeing from mātaitai and taiāpure (Māori-led customary-use reserves in rivers and estuaries, and along coasts).