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 and the NRF. Our professional network includes colleagues in South Africa, southern Africa and world-wide.


Wednesday, 20 February 2019
Congratulations Dr Lockerbie

Dr Emma Lockerbie graduated yesterday, 4 April. Congratulations!

Publication Date:
Fri, 06 Apr 2018 - 08:15
Just Out: The specificity of marine ecological indicators to fishing...

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...

Publication Date:
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 - 11:30
Just out: Assessing the changing biodiversity of exploited marine ecosystems

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

Publication Date:
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 - 13:45
Just out: Frame-based approach for ecosystem...

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

Publication Date:
Tue, 13 Feb 2018 - 11:15