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).
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 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.
Dr Emma Lockerbie graduated yesterday, 4 April. Congratulations!
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...
Marine biodiversity and ecosystem functioning have changed and are continuing to change in marine ecosystems across the world.