Dr. Pete Strutton is a biological oceanographer from the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania. Pete grew up in Adelaide, South Australia and has degrees from Flinders University. He was a postdoc at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (California), then held faculty positions at Stony Brook University (New York) and Oregon State University, before returning to Australia in 2010 to take up a research fellowship. Pete’s research interests include the interaction between ocean physics and biological productivity, and the consequences for air-sea CO2 exchange. He combines data from moorings, ships, satellites and autonomous vehicles to understand how processes such as mixing, upwelling and internal waves drive biological variability. On research vessel Falkor, Pete will be measuring the biological uptake of nitrogen, to understand how internal waves deliver nutrients to the surface ocean, and how much of those nutrients are consumed by phytoplankton – the base of the ocean food chain.