Joe McCarter*

Massey University


Received Sylff Fellowship at Victoria University of Wellington in 2009-2012.
Academic Supervisor: At Victoria, Dr. Michael Gavin
Academic achievements, social engagement initiatives: I was awarded a PhD (Environmental Studies) from Victoria University of Wellington in 2012.
Current affiliation: Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History; Melanesia Program, Wildlife Conservation Society

I am an environmental and social scientist with a decade’s worth of experience working in Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. In my current roles, with the Wildlife Conservation Society and the American Museum of Natural History, I build and manage applied research and conservation work alongside colleagues in Solomon Islands. In previous work, I developed and delivered components of the New Zealand Aid Programme to Vanuatu and worked as a botanist around New Zealand. During my PhD work in Vanuatu, generously supported by the Sasakawa Foundation, I conducted applied research into indigenous knowledge and formal education on Malekula Island.

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