Matt Pinkerton is a Principal Scientist at NIWA in Wellington, specialising in satellite remote sensing of the ocean and ecosystem modelling.
Matt’s research seeks to understand how marine food-webs are structured and the relationship between structure and dynamics. He leads the NIWA “Structure and Function of Marine Food-webs Programme” and has led three FRST/MBIE programmes.
Matt is pelagic ecosystem objective leader in the Antarctic Science Platform and has worked on many projects for DOC, Fisheries New Zealand, MfE, NGOs and commercial organisations. He has also represented New Zealand at CCAMLR meetings and Southern Ocean bioregionalisation workshops and collaborated widely internationally.