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Just Out: Observations, indicators and scenarios...
Tue, 08 May 2018 - 09:15

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).

Two Post-doc positions in the Lab
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 - 07:00

The South African Research Chair in Marine Ecology and Fisheries, based at the University of Cape Town, is home to a dynamic research environment

Just out: Globally comparative methodology for...
Fri, 06 Apr 2018 - 12:00

Just out: Globally comparative methodology for assessing vulnerability of coastal communities

The Post-Doctoral research of Dr James Howard, alumni of our group, on a comparative methodology for assessing social vulnerability in a global, comparative framework has just been published in Climate & Development. 

Congratulations Dr Lockerbie
Fri, 06 Apr 2018 - 08:15

Dr Emma Lockerbie graduated yesterday, 4 April. Congratulations!

Just Out: The specificity of marine ecological indicators to fishing...
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 - 11:30

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...

Just out: Assessing the changing biodiversity of exploited marine ecosystems
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 - 13:45

Marine biodiversity and ecosystem functioning have changed and are continuing to change in marine ecosystems across the world.

Just out: Frame-based approach for ecosystem...
Tue, 13 Feb 2018 - 11:15

Congratulations to Dr Kate Watermeyer, who just had the frame-based model...

Just Out: Applying a decision tree framework...
Tue, 30 Jan 2018 - 11:45

We are pleased to announce that our work on decision tree frameworks to support an ecosystem approach to fisheries

BBC Podcast on Flies and Fisheries
Sun, 08 Oct 2017 - 07:15

As part of the BBC World series "The Food Chain", Dr Lynne Shannon was interviewed in

SCIFR at Resilience 2017 Conference
Tue, 03 Oct 2017 - 11:45

Last month the SCIFR (Southern Cape Interdisciplinary Fisheries Research) team attended the Resilience 2017 Conference held in

Come back soon!
Thu, 28 Sep 2017 - 09:15

A few days ago, we said good-bye to Ivan Machado Martins and family as Ivan's just over three month long visit came to an end.

Lynne Shannon part of IPBES author's meeting in Cape Town
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 - 09:45

The second meeting of authors of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)