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The group around the South African Research Chair in Marine Ecology and Fisheries (SARCHI ME&F) is concerned with developing methodology for the implementation of an ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF) in the Benguela large marine ecosystem , and more generally, methodology for a systems approach to managing human interactions with the ocean. This includes coping with, and adapting to, climate change in marine social-ecological systems.

The interdisciplinary team is led by Associate Professor Astrid Jarre and Dr. Lynne Shannon.

We are a part of UCT’s Marine Research (MA-RE) Institute and UCT’s Centre for Statistics in Environment, Ecology and Conservation (SEEC). We are grateful for core funding by the DST/NRF South African Research Chair Initiative, and additional funding from the CEC, UCT, NRF, the A W Mellon Foundation, the Leiden Conservation Trust and the Responsible Fisheries Alliance . Our professional network includes colleagues in South Africa, southern Africa and world-wide.


Tuesday, 27 June 2017
New IndiSeas Paper Just Out

Congratulations to Lynne and the IndiSeas team for their new comparative paper, which confirms the value...

Publication Date:
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 14:00
Spatial Indicators for Ecosystem Change in the Southern Benguela

Congratulations to Kate, whose first paper from her PhD has been published in PLoS ONE...

Publication Date:
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 12:45
Dr Lynne Shannon invited as lead author of IPBES global assessment

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)...

Publication Date:
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 13:45
Mandela Day KnitNomination!

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.

Publication Date:
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 13:45