Matthew Scott


  • Phone: +64 3 363 0932
  • Mobile: +64 27 945 1486
  • Email: Show email
  • ORCID: 0000-0002-9629-1521
  • Team: Ecology and Environment
  • Role: Scientist, Forest Ecology and Management


Dr Matthew Scott is an ecologist who specialises in processes that regulate ecological communities, species interactions and biodiversity. His research interests include links between soil faunal communities and ecosystem processes, aboveground-belowground linkages, ecosystem responses to changing environments, and forest restoration and management.


  • PhD Ecology (University of Otago, New Zealand)
  • BSc Environmental Science (University of New Hampshire, USA)

Research capabilities

  • Plant, invertebrate and microbial ecology
  • Soil processes and mechanisms
  • Invasive plant ecology and management
  • Ecological restoration
  • Vertebrate behaviour, ecology and conservation
  • Geospatial modelling and mapping

Career highlights

  • Scientist, Systems Ecology, Scion 2017-present
  • Scientist, Institute of Eastern Himalaya Biodiversity Research 2010-2012