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Dr Pete Russell

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Office Office 310 Castle Street, room 150
Email peter.russell@otago.ac.nz

Academic qualifications

BSc (Physics), Otago
MSc (Electronics), Otago
PhD (Oceanography), Otago

Research interests

My primary research interests are in physical processes that support marine ecosystems. I integrate a number of research areas, including:

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

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

Current funded research

  • Coastal People: Southern Skies CORE – Co PI for Understanding Local and Regional Thermal Regimes to Prepare for Climate Change. (Co PI Rob Smith, Otago). This project investigates potential climate refuges along the East Otago and Stewart Island coasts
  • Marsden fund - AI on Crossing the Dimensional Divide: Non-linear Interaction between Sub-mesoscale eddies and Turbulence. (PI Craig Stevens, NIWA). This project investigates Sub-mesoscale eddies in Cook Strait through measurements and modelling

Courses

  • MARI 201 Oceanography: The Physical Ocean
  • MARI 301 Marine Ecology and Ecosystems
  • MARI 322 Coastal and Shelf Seas Oceanography
  • AQFI 301 Field Methods in Applied Marine Science
  • AQFI 421 Advanced Aquaculture and Fisheries

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Publications

Russell, P., & Vennell, R. (2017). High-resolution observations of secondary circulation and tidally synchronised upwelling around a coastal headland. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122(2), 890-913. doi: 10.1002/2016JC012117

Russell, P., & Vennell, R. (2019). High resolution observations of an outer-bank cell of secondary circulation in a natural river bend. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 04019012. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001584

Russell, P., & Vennell, R. (2014). Distribution of vertical velocity inferred from secondary flow in a curved tidal channel. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 119(9), 6010-6023. doi: 10.1002/2014JC010003

Russell, P., Hepburn, C. D., Rayment, W. J., Twist, B. A., & Kearney, E. J. F. (2014). Ngā Tipa o Te Whaka ā Te Wera Mātaitai: Stratified survey of the Paterson Inlet customary scallop (Pecten novaezelandiae) fishery, 2013: New Zealand Fisheries Assessment Report 2014/16. Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry for Primary Industries. 40p.

Russell, P., & Vennell, R. (2021). Observations of momentum advection due to secondary circulation in a curved tidal channel. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 51(2), 272-289. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2020.1825001

Russell, P., & Vennell, R. (2017). High-resolution observations of secondary circulation and tidally synchronised upwelling around a coastal headland. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122(2), 890-913. doi: 10.1002/2016JC012117

Journal - Research Article

Russell, P., & Vennell, R. (2019). High resolution observations of an outer-bank cell of secondary circulation in a natural river bend. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 04019012. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001584

Journal - Research Article

Russell, P., & Vennell, R. (2014). Distribution of vertical velocity inferred from secondary flow in a curved tidal channel. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 119(9), 6010-6023. doi: 10.1002/2014JC010003

Journal - Research Article

Russell, P., Hepburn, C. D., Rayment, W. J., Twist, B. A., & Kearney, E. J. F. (2014). Ngā Tipa o Te Whaka ā Te Wera Mātaitai: Stratified survey of the Paterson Inlet customary scallop (Pecten novaezelandiae) fishery, 2013: New Zealand Fisheries Assessment Report 2014/16. Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry for Primary Industries. 40p.

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Russell, P., & Vennell, R. (2021). Observations of momentum advection due to secondary circulation in a curved tidal channel. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 51(2), 272-289. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2020.1825001

Journal - Research Article

Russell, P., & Vennell, R. (2021). A simple diagnostic model for the cross-channel distribution of the depth average velocity in curved open channels. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 51(2), 242-271. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2020.1803926

Journal - Research Article

Stevens, C. L., Paul-Burke, K., & Russell, P. (2021). Pūtahitanga: The intersection of western science and mātauranga Māori in the context of Aotearoa New Zealand’s physical oceanography. New Zealand Journal of Marine & Freshwater Research, 55(1), 249-263. doi: 10.1080/00288330.2019.1698621

Journal - Research Article

Hepburn, C. D., Russell, P., Smith, A. K., Pritchard, D. W., Leahy, E. O., Coyle, L., Flack, B., Russell, K., Vanderburg, P. H., Dale, M., & Jackson, A.-M. (2019). Teaching the next generation of scientists to support communities in their restoration of ecosystems and ways of life. New Zealand Science Review, 75(4), 80-86.

Journal - Research Article

van Halderen, L., Russell, P., Pritchard, D., Brownstein, G., Paterson, R., Dale, M., Hepburn, C., Jackson, A.-M., & Flack, B. (2016). He Pātaka Wai Ora Project: Environmental monitoring on the Waikouaiti River. Karitane, New Zealand: Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki. 115p. Retrieved from http://www.puketeraki.nz

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Jackson, A.-M., Rewi, T., Hakopa, H., Phillips, C., Russell, P., Parr-Brownlie, L. C., Hulbe, C., Leoni, G., Mita, N., Hepburn, C., Wikaira, J., … Elder, H. (2020). Towards building an Indigenous Science Tertiary Curriculum (Part 2). New Zealand Science Review, 76(1-2), 25-31.

Journal - Research Article

Jackson, A.-M., Hakopa, H., Phillips, C., Parr-Brownlie, L. C., Russell, P., Hulbe, C., Rewi, T., Leoni, G., Mita, N., Jackson, S., Poa, D., Hepburn, C., Wikaira, J., … Elder, H. (2019). Towards building an Indigenous Science Tertiary Curriculum. New Zealand Science Review, 75(4), 69-73.

Journal - Research Article

Russell, P., & Vennell, R. (2009). Observations of secondary flow and upwelling at Cape Saunders, Otago Peninsula. Proceedings of the Australasian Coasts and Ports Conference. [CD-ROM] Coasts and Ports. [Full Paper]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Russell, P., & Vennell, R. (2007). Observations of secondary flow induced by a wharf. Proceedings of the Australasian Coasts and Ports Conference. [CD-ROM] Engineers Australia. [Full Paper]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

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