John Pinnegar

  • Principal Scientist and Lead Advisor (Climate Change), Director of the International Marine Climate Change Centre (iMC3), Director of the Collaborative Centre for Sustainable Use of the Seas (CCSUS) - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia (UEA)

Research interests

Lead author for the 6th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Dr Pinnegar’s research interests include long-term changes in marine ecosystems, the impacts of future climate change on marine animal populations, as well as marine food-webs and fisheries modelling.

He has a particular interest in the development of socio-political scenarios for the oceans as well as public understanding of maritime climate change issues.

John has worked all around the world including, most recently in a number of Caribbean and Indian Ocean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) as well as the Middle East.

He is Lead Advisor on marine climate change issues to the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).