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.
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New paper by Marta Coll and our very own Lynne Shannon et al “Ecological indicators to capture the effects of fishing on biodiversity and conservation status of marine ecosystems”
New paper by Robert Williamson et al. stemming from his PhD research. “Combining shipboard in situ data with satellite data to estimate daily primary production in a coastal upwelling system: A data mining approach.” R. I. Williamson, J. G. Field, F. A. Shillington, A. Jarre, A. Potgieter.