Find out more about the people behind Cawthron Institute.

Deanna Elvines

Marine Ecologist – Benthic Surveys, Environmental Effects Monitoring and Coastal Ecology


  • MMCon (Masters of Marine Conservation). Victoria University of Wellington, 2012
  • BAppSc (Environmental Management. Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, 2008
  • DipSci (Marine Science). Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, 2007

Role at Cawthron

Deanna is a marine ecologist within the Coastal and Freshwater Group. She works mainly on marine monitoring projects, and is involved with the monitoring of oil and gas operations in the offshore Taranaki region. Deanna has also worked on marine mammal distribution surveys, AEEs and consent monitoring programs.

 Technical skills, experience and interests

  • Marine environmental effects monitoring
  • Benthic surveys (baseline and monitoring), particularly soft bottom marine environments
  • Marine mammal distribution surveys 
  • Desktop impact assessments
  • Fisheries and deep water ecology

Publication links

+64 548 2319
[email protected]