Dr. Pete Wilson

Principal Coastal Scientist – Asia Pacific



Pete is a Principal Coastal Scientist based in our Waikato office with over 12 years of experience in local government, consulting, and academia. He is experienced in resource management, ecological impact assessments, and designing, implementing, and reporting on monitoring programmes, including regional state of the environment programmes.

Pete’s expertise is primarily in marine sediment and water quality. He has developed his expertise in assessing coastal sediment and water quality working on a range of small- and large-scale projects, including developing a rapid method for assessing the environmental impact of marine farms; carrying out investigations to identify sources of faecal contamination using microbial source tracking; and developing, implementing, and reporting on regional state of the environment coastal water and sediment quality programmes.

He routinely provides technical advice to a broad range of audiences, including councillors, policy writers, resource consent staff, district councils, district health boards, community boards and the general public. One of Pete’s strengths is communicating technical information to non-technical audiences.

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