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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.

News

Tuesday, 27 June 2017
Congratulations, Emma!

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...

Publication Date:
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 13:45
Sound scientific input to difficult tradeoffs in modern management

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”.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 13:30
Well done, Tammy!

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”.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 13:30
Just Out
Publication Date:
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 13:15

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