Find out more about the people behind Cawthron Institute.

Marc Tadaki

Postdoctoral Researcher – Policy and Planning


  • PhD Geography, University of British Columbia, Canada, 2019
  • MSc Geography, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2012
  • BSc Geography, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2010
  • BA Economics and Film Studies, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2010

Role at Cawthron

Marc is a human geographer interested in understanding how science and governance arrangements can work together to secure just and sustainable outcomes. His research focusses on 1) advancing theory and practice of environmental governance, 2) critical analysis of New Zealand’s resource management system, and 3) understanding how environmental science both reflects and shapes societal values.

Marc draws from a range of theoretical traditions in the social sciences, including environmental geography, political ecology, environmental sociology, planning, and critical policy studies, as well as interdisciplinary fields like sustainability science and ecological economics.

Technical skills, experience and interests

  • Environmental science in/and decision making
  • Collaborative environmental governance
  • Freshwater and marine resource management
  • Expertise and democracy
  • Qualitative social science methods including interviewing, participant observation, and discourse analysis

Professional affiliations

  •  New Zealand Geographical Society

View Marc's Google Scholar profile HERE.

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