These projects form the backbone of Te Pūnaha Matatini’s research from 2021 to 2024.
Improving the ability of a diversity of research voices to influence policy in critical domains for Aotearoa New Zealand.
Understanding how the outcomes of spreading processes on real-world networks are affected by the multilayer and multiplex network structures and by different network topologies.
Integrating legal, economic, social, and cultural factors into the well-established models of the topology of braided rivers, along with models of climatic uncertainty to better understand these unique landscape features.
Understanding the driving forces of knowledge propagation through communities and to investigate whether aspects of this process can shine light on quality and/or value associated with certain items of knowledge
Collating, analysing and transforming data on te reo Māori into an assessment of the current and future trajectory of the language.
Developing new tools to both understand the consequences of interactions between artificial intelligence (AI) and the systems they purport to study.
Human activity in the McMurdo Dry Valleys. Rescue, knowledge and understanding our role as a vector of change.
Accessing, rescuing, and analysing the vast range of (mostly hidden) historical information about human activities in this geographically and scientifically distinctive region.
Creating a system-wide map to identify effective levers for systems change in the interrelated complex systems reproducing health inequalities and environmental degradation.
Modelling healthcare delivery and optimising for wellbeing, justice, equity, and efficiency.
Investigating the origin of cooperation in its various guises for the first time from the ground up.
Leveraging data and models to identify solutions to increase the resilience of river ecosystems to uncertain futures both nationally and globally.
Investigating how Māori drew on the knowledge of the founding Polynesian ancestors and developed unique perspectives and practices in response to the Ahuahu Great Mercury Island landscape.