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Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research

Priscilla Wehi web

Priscilla Wehi is based at the Dunedin office of Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research. She completed degrees in both English literature and Zoology, before focusing on conservation biology. She is new to Antarctic research, and only recently visited Antarctica for the first time with the Homeward Bound Women in STEM leadership programme in 2018 (HB2). Much of her current research is strongly interdisciplinary, focused on human-nature relationships, including biocultural and linguistic diversity; and past, present and future Indigenous environmental relationships. She also works on introduced species that challenge native ecosystems, and at the interface of behaviour and physiology in conservation research. In current work, she is exploring our sense of belonging to landscape, and physiological responses to landscape. She is also Incoming Co-Director of Te Pūnaha Matatini Centre of Research Excellence in Complex Systems. Her personal webpage is at

Research projects / interests:

  • Antarctic environmental history and management
  • Indigenous environmental frameworks and Antarctica
  • Anthropogenic impacts on Antarctic wildlife

For publications visit: Priscilla's publications page

To get in touch: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Areas of interest: 

  • Tourism
  • Humanities
  • Literature
  • History
  • Environmental Management
  • Human Geography
  • Anthropology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Environment
  • Values

Keywords: Indigenous knowledge, environmental history, anthropogenic impacts