The Centre for Sustainability collaborates with New Zealand and international researchers and works with a wide range of research institutes, local and national Māori, and related industries.
Centre researchers work on projects funded from a variety of sources.
- Ministry of Science and Innovation
- Marsden Fund (Royal Society)
- Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga
- Ngai Tahu
- Sustainable Farmers Fund (Ministry for Primary Industries)
- Dunedin City Council
- Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority
Centre researchers have formed relationships with New Zealand and international scholars, as well as working with a wide range of departments within the University of Otago.
- Centre for Theology and Public Issues
- National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies
- Otago Energy Research Centre
- Lincoln University
- Massey University
- University of Auckland
- University of Canterbury
- University of Waikato
- Victoria University of Wellington
Crown Research Institutes
We have collaborative partnerships in place with several Crown Research Institutes.
- Cawthron Institute
- Landcare Research – Manaaki Whenua
- National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)
Iwi and hapū
We carry out research with iwi and hapū from across New Zealand.
- Ngai Tahu
- East Otago Taiāpure Committee
- Hokonui Rūnanga
- Oreti Mātaitai Management Committee
- Rakiura muttonbirding community
The Centre has also built links with industry.
- Canterbury Meat Packers
- Mercury Energy
- Organics Aotearoa New Zealand
Our Tirohia he Huarahi (Marsden) project involves active collaboration with two world leaders in issues of co-management and Traditional Ecological Knowledge of indigenous communities:
- Distinguished Professor Fikret Berkes (University of Manitoba, Canada)
- Distinguished Professor Nancy Turner (University of Victoria, Canada)
Collaborative seabird research projects have been undertaken with:
- Professor Henri Weimerskirch (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France)
- Dr. John Takekawa (USGS Western Ecological Research Center California)
- Dr Scott Shaffer (San Jose State University, California)
Other international links include long-term collaborations with:
- Emeritus Professor Anne Murcott (University of Nottingham, UK)
- Professor Mike Burgess (University of British Columbia, Canada)
- Professor Mike Bell (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
- The Centre for Rural Research (Trondheim, Norway)
We work closely with several Government ministries and agencies, through funding grants, consultation and collaboration: