- PhD (Resource and Environmental Planning), Massey University, 2004
- BRP (First Class Honours), Massey University, 1997
Role at Cawthron
Charlotte Šunde is a Social Scientist in the Coastal and Freshwater Group at Cawthron. She is interested in building effective cross-cultural relationships between indigenous peoples and western-trained scientists and resource managers. Charlotte has worked with communities, councils and iwi in many parts of New Zealand.
Charlotte’s work has included studying co-management between iwi and government agencies; experimenting with novel forms of environmental education such as using creative arts; critiquing valuation frameworks to incorporate a wider diversity of values in decision making; and exploring complex systems and ecosystem-based management. Charlotte draws from philosophical traditions in the humanities, theoretical framings in the social sciences, and practical applications in resource management, planning and the environmental sciences.
Technical skills, experience and interests
- Social science skillset, including conducting in-depth interviews and analysis
- Leading and facilitating collaborative management initiatives
- Advising on environmental planning and policy issues
- Developing valuation frameworks and principles
- Association for the Study of Literature, Environment and Culture (ASLEC-ANZ)
- New Zealand Geographical Society
- International Center for Transdisciplinary Research and Studies (CIRET)
View Charlotte's ResearchGate profile
- Šunde C 2016. Flight from the antipodes: the journey of a cosmotheandric man. CIRPIT Review, Monograph No.3. Milano, Italy: Mimesis..
- Longley A, Hutchinson J, Šunde C and Matthewman S, Fisher K 2015. Fluid pixels: communicating water sustainability through digital art. Hyperrhiz 12. Special issue: mapping culture multimodally. .
- Šunde C and Longley A 2013. ‘fluid city’/water in the sustainable city: an arts-science-education collaboration for Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, New Zealand. Duxbury N, ed. Animation of public space through the arts: towards more sustainable communities. Coimbra, Portugal: Almedina..
- Šunde C 2012. Building effective cross-cultural relationships in environmental management: a review and critique of the international literature. Manaaki Taha Moana Research Report No.11. MTM Research Team, Massey University, Palmerston North.
- Šunde C 2012. Cultural knowledge systems and the ecosystem approach: a holistic interpretation for the Iwi Ecosystems Services project. Iwi Ecosystem Services Research Monograph Series No.10. Massey University and Landcare Research, Palmerston North.
- Šunde C 2012. Ecosophy and indigenous spiritualities: dreaming a new ecology of understanding. Hall G, Hendriks J, eds. Dreaming a new earth: Raimon Panikkar and indigenous spiritualities. Preston Victoria, Australia: Mosaic Press..
- Šunde C 2008. Cross-cultural natural sanctuaries: exploring new paths towards sacred secularity. Raimon Panikkar: his legacy and vision. Mumbai, India: Somaiya Publications.
- Šunde C 2008. The open horizon: exploring spiritual and cultural values of the ocean. Patterson M, Glavovic B, eds. Ecological economics of the oceans and coasts. Northampton, UK: Edward Elgar..
- Šunde C 2008. The water or the wave? toward an ecosystem approach for cross-cultural dialogue on the Whanganui River, New Zealand. Waltner-Toews D, Kay JJ, Lister N-M, eds. The ecosystem approach: complexity, uncertainty, and managing for sustainability. New York: Columbia University Press.