Marc Tadaki

Marc Tadaki

Social Scientist

Role at Cawthron

Marc is a broadly trained human geographer interested in environmental politics, values and decision making. His research focusses on 1) advancing theory and practice of environmental governance, 2) understanding New Zealand’s resource management system, and 3) understanding how environmental science shapes societal values.

Marc draws from a range of theoretical traditions in the social sciences, including human geography, political ecology, science and technology studies, environmental sociology, planning, and critical policy studies, as well as interdisciplinary fields like sustainability science and ecological economics.

Technical skills, experience and interests

  • Freshwater values and management
  • Science in environmental decision making
  • Participatory environmental governance
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Transdisciplinary research practice
  • Qualitative social science methods including interviewing, participant observation, and discourse analysis

Professional affiliations

  • New Zealand Geographical Society
  • American Association of Geographers
  • Associate Editor, Kōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online
  • Editorial board, Progress in Environmental Geography


  • PhD Geography, University of British Columbia, 2019
  • MSc Geography, University of Auckland, 2012
  • BSc Geography, University of Auckland, 2010
  • BA Economics and Film Studies, University of Auckland, 2010

Marc Tadaki