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Partnering with Ocean Cities for the UN Decade of the Oceans
Mon, 05 Jul 2021 - 17:30

 

We are very happy for having been selected as a partner in the OC-NET project, officially endorsed by the UN for its contribution to the Oceans Decade. Louise is co-ordinating the UCT contribution. Read more here

PhD research opportunities - start in 2022
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 - 14:30

 

Interested in joining us in 2022 to conduct your PhD research in marine social-ecological systems? We are offering two opportunities for research projects, pending confirmation of funding. Please find details here. Note the relatively short deadline for Step 1: 21 June 2021.

PhD research opportunities - start in 2022
Wed, 09 Jun 2021 - 14:30

 

Interested in joining us in 2022 to conduct your PhD research in marine social-ecological systems? We are offering two opportunities for research projects, pending confirmation of funding. Please find details here. Note the relatively short deadline for Step 1: 21 June 2021.

Three Master's research projects available
Tue, 08 Jun 2021 - 15:15

 

Interested in joining us? We are offering three projects for Master's research. Find the details here. Deadline for applications 21 June 2021. 

Just out
Fri, 28 May 2021 - 11:15

Congratulations to Clara Steyn, whose MSc research has just been published in Food Webs! Clara used Ecopath with EcoSim modelling to explore "Changes in food-web structure and energy flow in kelp forest ecosystems on the south-west coast of South Africa following the invasion of Jasus lalandii" -  our West Coast rock lobster.

Interested in joining us? Looking for two Post-Docs
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 - 11:00

We have two positions available for postdoctoral research fellows. See the advertisement here

Just out: A Cursory Look at the Fishmeal/Oil Industry From an Ecosystem Perspective
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 - 14:15

This paper examines the much-debated question as to whether it is justified to take away food from marine predators to subsidize agriculture via the fishmeal industry. It examines potentially more sustainable alternatives to fishmeal in the light of the increasing aquaculture industry and the associated increasing demand in recent decades for fishmeal and oil to sustain cultured fish.

Just out: Two articles emanating from IMBER OSC 
Thu, 25 Mar 2021 - 12:45

Frontiers in Marine Science has been the journal of choice for publications from the IMBER Open Science Conference in Brest in June 2019. We've just got two articles out! 

Astrid has been part of a powerful team looking at the relative merits of the various system-based approaches to management of human activities in the oceans (such as EAF) and suggesting to create “quilts of sustainable ocean governance".

Louise has published the overarching approach behind her PhD research in a suite of papers from the IMBER OSC highlighting the work of early career researchers.

Just out: Teaching the next generation of marine stakeholders about change
Wed, 03 Mar 2021 - 10:00

Congratulations to Greg for getting another chapter of his PhD published in the Journal of Environmental Education. In this study, which is part of our SCIFR project, Greg developed and conducted integrated modules on change in marine social-ecological systems for middle school (Gr 7-9) learners in two underprivileged schools. 

Just out
Tue, 08 Dec 2020 - 16:00

Lynne is a co-author on a paper just published in PNAS this week. It is the culmination of Chapter 2’s work on Naure’s Contributions to People (NCP) for the IPBES Global Biodiversity Assessment.

Just out
Mon, 07 Dec 2020 - 19:30

Congratulations to Marieke, who just had a paper published in the ICES Journal of Marine Science! It is only recently that this renowned international journal has started to open up to the human dimensions in fisheries (and their management), and Marieke is one of the first anthropologists whose work is being recognised in this way. 

 

"As die see byt": Collaborative production experiment
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 - 08:15

We are extremely excited to be collaborating with "The Rainbow Exchange" on a theatrical production based on Dr. Louise Gammages PhD research in the southern Cape, specifically the scenario stories she developed together with fishers from Melkhoutfontein. This production, "As die see byt", will be performed in Melkhoutfontein next week. Fingers firmly crossed that Covid-2019 doesn't trip us up.

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