George Mason Centre for the Natural Environment


The George Mason Centre for the Natural Environment (GMCNE) is a multi-disciplinary research centre in the Faculty of Science that focuses on environmental restoration, conservation and sustainability.

  • About

    We are proud to be a nexus of research for and about the natural environment.

  • Our research

    The centre fosters solutions-focused research to support a diverse range of projects that address questions within and across different natural ecosystems.

  • Our people

    Our governance board includes a representative of the George Mason Charitable Trust, the Dean of Science and representatives from across the University.

  • Partnerships

    Our partnership with Foundation North is one of many relationships that we aim to develop in order to create an opportunity for the centre to show leadership in natural environment research and its application.

  • Contact us

    We welcome enquiries. Please contact us if you want to know more about the centre research or connect with us.

  • Can we restore our unique natural environment?

    Dr George Mason talks about the huge challenge of restoring New Zealand's natural environment and his motivation for offering such generous support in this video about his life and work.