Pete Russell

Pete Russell

Principal Investigator


Dr Pete Russell (Ngāpuhi) is a senior lecturer in the Department of Marine Science at the University of Otago. Pete’s primary research interests are in physical processes that support marine ecosystems. He integrates a number of research areas, including:

  • Coastal and estuarine processes
  • Tropical cyclone generated primary production
  • Putahitanga – Intersection of mātauranga and oceanography
  • Sea ice physics

Pete is also a member of the Coastal People: Southern Skies collaboration that connects communities with world-leading, cross-discipline research to rebuild coastal ecosystems.

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