Pete Russell

Pete Russell

Principal Investigator


Pete Russell is based 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

He 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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