Professor Henrik Moller
Professor Emeritus, Centre for Sustainability – Agriculture, Food, Energy & Environment, University of Otago
Managing Director, Ecosystems Consultants Ltd, Dunedin
Early in his career, Henrik specialised in botany and zoology science, working 20 years as an ecologist to help species recovery, sustainable harvesting and pest control. His current interest focuses on people and enabling collaboration for sustainability. Henrik seeks ways to partner the local and traditional knowledge of farmers and kaitiaki with social and ecological science and economics, for robust community-led decision-making. For the Hill Country Futures programme, Henrik will design virtual choice models to try out strategies and tools to balance future options for our land, water, community wellbeing, profit and production.
“It’s already been an amazing and humbling experience to hear people’s passion for the future of hill country and to be trusted with their knowledge and vision. I look forward to three years of building links between all the layers and players and feeding in insights from ecology, social research and economics. If we pull together, we can make hill country farming more resilient, successful and enduring for people, profit and the planet.”