Lincoln McKenzie

Lincoln MacKenzie

Research Scientist – Harmful Algal Blooms and Marine Biotoxins

Role at Cawthron

Lincoln is a research scientist focusing on marine ecosystem research. He is also called on to consult with the New Zealand aquaculture industry, public health protection authorities and seafood export regulatory authorities.

Technical skills, experience and interests

  • Phytoplankton systematics
  • Harmful algal bloom ecology and physiology
  • Marine biotoxin surveillance and analysis
  • Shellfish biochemistry and physiology
  • Environmental effects of aquaculture
  • Biosecurity and biogeochemical processes in coastal environments

Professional affiliations

  • Council member International Society for the Study of Harmful Algae (ISSHA)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Harmful Algae journal, Elsevier Science


  • PhD candidate, University of Auckland (submitted in 2020)

  • MSc (awarded with Distinction, Marine Science), University of Otago, 2010

Lincoln McKenzie