April 19, 2013
Fishy economics wins research award
The winner of Otago University's award for distinction in research says the prize will help her work study into pre-settlement Ngāi Tahu tribes and their resource management methods.
Viktoria Kahui, a professor of economics with expertise in fisheries and environment economics, says she has used the $5000 grant to hire a short term research assistant.
She says the study will aim to identify and learn from the systems the tribes used for fishing, as well as for general resources like bamboo and flax.
The research could contribute to coastal forest restoration and sustainable harvesting methods.
Professor Kahui’s previous research has focused on sustainable management of fisheries and the economic viability of marine resources.
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