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New Zealand Journal of Ecology is calling for submissions for a 2019 Special Issue entitled Mātauranga Māori and shaping ecological futures. Please forward this email to your networks, so we can create a vibrant issue!
Mātauranga Māori and shaping ecological futures
Māori have distinct cultural knowledge, values, and perspectives that establish rights, responsibilities and relationships with flora and fauna. There is increasing recognition from scientists, practitioners, environmental managers, policy makers and others that mātauranga Māori enhances our understanding of ecology and provides valuable perspectives and frameworks to guide research, management and policy development. However, few papers published in the New Zealand Journal of Ecology address and explore these interfaces.
This special issue invites submissions with a focus on mātauranga Māori and how it is informing current and future research and decision-making in ecology. We seek a mix of short (<5000 word) thematic and review-style manuscripts that showcase how mātauranga Māori is shaping ecological research and decision-making. We also invite submissions that provide opinion and share experiences in this field. As such, submissions may not necessarily conform to the usual manuscript structure of the New Zealand Journal of Ecology. We encourage publication of manuscripts with abstracts in te reo Māori and English, and lay summaries in te reo Māori and English.
Please send a title, list of authors and a preliminary abstract which briefly describes your proposed manuscript to the chief guest editor, Dr Priscilla Wehi (WehiP@landcareresearch.co.nz) by 31 August 2018.
Papers may (but are not limited to) address one or more of the following topics:
•te ao Māori worldview representations in ecology
•Case studies demonstrating the complementarity of mātauranga Māori with western science, and kaupapa Māori approaches for using it effectively alongside western science
•Strategies for effectively engaging with Māori communities, enhancing Māori voices through collaboration, and in science communication
•Indigenous ecological knowledge
•Māori review of research data and interpretation of findings
•Story as research; how narratives and mātauranga Māori are understood, and history, oral history and histiography as they relate to understandings of mātauranga Māori
•Use of mātauranga within kaitiakitanga-based approaches and practices
The anticipated date of publication is 30 November 2019 and the manuscript submission deadline is 15 March 2019. The guest editorial team currently includes Cilla Wehi, Jacqueline Beggs and Tara McAllister. Please send a title, list of authors and a preliminary abstract which briefly describes your proposed manuscript to the chief guest editor, Cilla Wehi (WehiP@landcareresearch.co.nz) by 31 August 2018.
The guest editors will inform authors by the 30 September 2018 whether their proposed manuscript has been selected for the Special Issue. The invitation to submit a full manuscript does not necessarily guarantee acceptance: manuscripts will be subject to the normal peer review process, and authors will need to meet critical time schedules.
Please contact Priscilla Wehi or Tara McAllister (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any queries.