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Louise got the first paper out in 2019, presenting results of her research with small-scale fishers who operate as crew in the commercial handline fishery in the southern Cape. Her results offer an analysis focusing on the stressors in the natural system, social and economic (sub-)systems, policy and regulatory issues and insights into the fishers’ attitude towards change and adaptation options.
In South Africa abalone is threatened because of a number of failures. These include a lack of opportunities combined with poverty...
The IndiSeas project has received coverage in the media and...
Assessing risks to marine ecosystems is critical due to their biological and economic importance, and because many have recently undergone regime shifts due to overfishing and environmental change. Yet defining
Ecological indicators used to monitor fishing effects in the context of climate change and variability need to be informative to enable effective ecosystem-based fisheries management. We evaluated the specificity of the response of ecosystem indicators to different fishing and environmental pressure levels using Ecosim and Atlantis ecosystem models for the southern Benguela ecosystem.
Ecological indicators are widely used to characterise ecosystem health. In the marine environment, indicators have been developed to assess the ecosystem effects of fishing to support an ecosystem approach to fisheries. However, very little work on the performance and robustness of ecological indicators has been carried out.
We are proud of Lynne who was invited to be a member of the #ECCWO18 expert...
The 4th International Symposium on the Effects of Climate Change on the World's Oceans (June 2-8, 2018) )will bring together experts from around the world to better understand climate impacts on ocean ecosystems – and how to respond.
Lynne will be one of the experts in the Opening Panel of this Symposium, which will be widely covered by media. She is also participate in a number of workshops around the conference. An outstanding ambassador of Benguela research!
Sadly, we have to see Dr Florian Weller off today. Florian has recently ported the
Improving understanding of how biodiversity and ecosystems respond to environmental change is needed to guide environmental policy and management. To this end, the bioDISCOVERY project of “Future Earth”, the international programme on global change, initiates and supports international networks of scientists to advance research on monitoring and observations, scenarios of global change, models, and assessments of biodiversity and ecosystems (terrestrial and aquatic).