Steve is a physical oceanographer based at NIWA in Wellington. He has wide range of interests spanning physical oceanography and its impacts on and control of biogeochemical processes in the ocean.
Steve’s interest includes making better observations of the mean and variability of the ocean circulation of the New Zealand region. He uses these observations to evaluate numerical ocean circulation models.
He has also investigated the dispersal of marine organisms that leads to the connectivity of separated populations. More recently, he has become interested in the physical control of primary production and the consequent fate of organic material in the global ocean.