Below is our current news in reverse chronological order. Please click through for the full the post.
Congratulations to Louise, who just had the twin papers emanating from her MSc research (UCT, 2015) accepted for publication in the SA Journal of Science:
As contribution to DAFF’s scientific basis for management advice, we have prepared three documents for the attention of the International Panel:
Good governance and management - good fisheries - healthy ecosystems. A comparative study by the Human Dimensions Task Group of the global IndiSeas Programme supports the widespread impression
Congratulations to Lynne and the IndiSeas team for their new comparative paper, which confirms the value...
Congratulations to Kate, whose first paper from her PhD has been published in PLoS ONE...
Heartfelt congratulations to Lynne who has been invited to serve as a lead author for Chapter 2 in the global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services of IPBES (the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services)...
For Mandela Day our industrious lab members have been knitting away at these beautiful squares for KnitNominations. Thank you Catherine, Emma, Louise, Kate and Lynne for knitting as well as the not-so-knit-skilled members for funding! The squares will be turned into blankets for the Zoe Project at Retreat Maternity Hospital.
Emma Lockerbie has published the first paper from her ongoing PhD research. Contributing to the global IndiSeas research project, her findings shows that the sequential analysis of suites of ecological, fishing and environmental indicators can be used in order to determine ecosystem trends in the Southern...
A letter to the editor of Ecological Modelling in support of a systems approach to management of human activities in the southern Benguela has just been published. It highlights “The perilous conservation status of the African penguin and the increasing pressure on our global marine environment, underline the need for modelling tools that the enable the examination of trade-offs across management alternatives in the immediate future by considering all available information in an ecologically meaningful way”.
Congratulations to Tamsyn Tyler, who graduated with a MSc in Applied Marine Science (by coursework and dissertation) last week and was awarded Distinction for her degree. Her thesis is “Examining the feeding ecology of two mesopelagic fishes (Lampanyctodes hectoris andMaurolicus walvisensis) off the west coast of South Africa using stable isotope and stomach content analyses”.
New book chapter by Ander M. De Lecea & Rachel Cooper. “The importance of the Thukela River Estuary, East Coast of South Africa, for the biology of the near-shore environment and associated human aspects: a review.”
The chapter is from a newly published book...
Our lab’s very own Sven Ragaller took part in the Cape Town Cycle Tour this past weekend. With 35 000 cyclists participating, this is the largest individually timed bicycle race in the world. The 109km long route meanders along the beautiful Cape peninsula. Riders start in batches, each containing about 500 riders. In the photo below there about 1500 riders, which makes the scale and organisation of this 39th edition an impressive feat.