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TRIATLAS Summer School at UCT
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 - 15:45

Lynne, Astrid and Louise are very pleased to have contributed to teaching the first summer school of our EU-funded project to a good 25 participants from Africa, South America and Europe.

Two graduates … and a newbie on stage
Mon, 16 Dec 2019 - 22:30

Congratulations to Clara Steyn and Emily Weigum for having graduated as Masters  in Conservation Biology and Applied Ocean Sciences, respectively. It was also the first time for Dr Marieke Norton, Post-Doc in our group, to join faculty on stage! 


New article out
Wed, 06 Nov 2019 - 21:45

Louise has just published a non-specialised summary of her PhD in The Conversation. The article discusses how to get linefishers in the southern Cape to be more involved in decision-making that affects them.

Just out
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 - 15:30

Based on 18 months of Marieke's ethnographic fieldwork for her PhD, Marieke and Astrid suggest ways in which marine resource lave enforcement can be evaluated at the level of individual fisheries compliance inspectors. We show how individual assessments can be scaled up to station, regional and provincial levels, where they can also contribute to, e.g.,  Ecological Risk Assessments. 

Just out
Mon, 12 Aug 2019 - 21:45

As an ecosystem researcher in the Benguela, Lynne made a contribution to a synthesis paper on ocean boundary currents and how these are being monitored globally. Read the paper here.

Just out
Thu, 08 Aug 2019 - 15:45

Remember when Ivan Martins visited us from Saõ Paulo during his PhD research? Now the paper stemming from Ivan's and Louise's collaboration during this time has been published in Human Ecology. It compares the vulnerability of fishing communities in the southern Brazil Bight and in the southern Cape. Find the paper here.

Congratulations Dr Gammage!
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 - 21:45
Louise was formally capped last Friday, "for a thesis that uses structured decision-making tools in a scenario-based approach with small-scale fishers in the southern Cape, in support of improved decision-making in marine social-ecological systems under global change". Since her full citation didn't make it into the graduation booklet, we bring in here:
Just Published: "Toward exploring possible future states of the Southern Benguela"
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 - 18:45

"Well done!!" to Emma and Lynne for their research towards assessing possible future states of the southern Benguela marine ecosystem, by combining systems modelling and an indicator-based framework for a synthetic evaluation of the results.

2019 IMBeR Open Science Conference
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 - 15:30

Lynne delivered a very well received keynote address at the IMBeRFuture Oceans Open Science Conference in Brest, France this morning. Her address was entitled “Navigating the ocean under stress: The combined effects of fishing and environmental variability on ecosystem dynamics.” With her flight delay, we are pleased she made it in time to present!

IPBES global assessment
Mon, 13 May 2019 - 09:30

The IPBES Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services is being released at long last. Well done, Lynne, on your leading contribution to Chapter 2, "Status and Trends – Drivers of Change, Nature and Nature’s Contributions to People"! Find more info in the UCT article here:

Newly graduated
Mon, 13 May 2019 - 09:15

MSc Casey T. Lyttle and Dr Catherine D. Ward graduated in April.

Casey researched nearshore wave variability and change off the south coast, and Cath integrated farming and fishing perspectives towards understanding climate variability in the southern Cape.  Congratulations!!