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Publications 2018

1. Papers in peer-reviewed journals

1.1 Papers published in 2018

Bland, L.M., Watermeyer, K.E., Keith, D.A., Nicholson, E., Regan, T.J. and Shannon, L.J., 2018. Assessing risks to marine ecosystems with indicators, ecosystem models and experts. Biological Conservation, 227, pp.19-28.

Fu C, Travers-Trolet M, Velez L, Grüss A, Bundy A, Shannon LJ, Fulton EA, Akogly E, Houle JE, Coll M, Verley P, Heymans JJ, John E, Shin Y-J. 2018. Risky business: the combined effect of fishing and changes in primary productivity on fish communities. Ecological Modelling 368: 265-276.

Jarre A, Shannon LJ, Cooper R, Duggan GL, Gammage LC, Lockerbie EM, McGregor ES, Ragaller SM, Visser N, Ward C, Watermeyer KE, Weller FG, Ommer RE. 2018. Untangling a Gordian knot that must not be cut: Social-ecological systems research for management of southern Benguela fisheries. Journal of Marine Systems 18: 149-159,

Krug CB, Schaepman ME, Shannon LJ, Cavender-Bares J, Cheung W, McIntyre PB, Metzger JP, Niinemets U, Obura DO, Schmid B, Strassburg BBN, Van Teeffelen AJA, Weyl OLF, Yasuhara M, Leadly PW. 2018. Observations, indicators and scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services change: a framework to support policy and decision-making. Current Opiniton in Environmental Sustainability 29: 198-206.

Lockerbie EM., Lynam, CP, Shannon LJ, Jarre A. 2018. Applying a decision-tree framework in support of an ecosystem approach to fisheries: IndiSeas indicators in the North Sea. ICES Journal of Marine Science ICES Journal of Marine Science, 75(3): 1009-1020.

Ortega-Cisneros K, Shannon LJ, Cochrane K, Fulton EA, Shin Y-J. 2018. Evaluating the specificity of ecosystem indicators to fishing in a changing environment: a model comparison study for the southern Benguela ecosystem. Ecological Indicators 95: 85-98.

Shannon LJ, Coll M. 2018. Assessing the changing biodiversity of exploited marine ecosystems. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 29: 89-97.

Shannon LJ, Moloney CL. 2018. Introduction to the special issue “Benguela: Opportunity, Challenge and Change”. Journal of Marine Systems 188:1-2.

Shin Y-J., Houle JE, Akoglu E, Blanchard J, Bundy A, Coll M, Demarq H, Fu C, Fulton EA, Heymans JJ, Salihoglu B, Shannon LJ, Sporcic M, Velez L. 2018. The specificity of marine ecological indicators to fishing in the face of environmental change: a multi-model evaluation. Ecological Indicators 89: 317-326.

Watermeyer KE, Jarre A, Shannon LJ, Mulumba P, Botha J. 2018. Frame-based modelling of the Southern Benguela upwelling ecosystem. Ecological Modelling 371: 1–17.

Wilhelm MR, Moloney CL, Paulus SC, Kashava S, Brikman FRV, van der Plas AR, West W, Jarre A, Roux J-P. 2018. Biannual otolith zonation of Cape hake (Merluccius capensis) in response to fish physiology and environment in the northern Benguela. Journal of Marine Systems 188: 98-108.


1.2. Papers accepted for publication / in press



2. Chapters in books


3. Theses

Lockerbie, EM. 2018. A decision tree framework for assessing status of exploited marine ecosystems under changing environmental conditions. PhD thesis, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Duggan, GD. 2018. Return to the realm of the Kob kings: social capital, learning, resilience and action research in a changing fishery. PhD thesis, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Ward, CD. 2018. Climate variability in social-ecological systems of the southern Cape: Integrating farming and fishing perspectives. PhD thesis, University of Cape Town, South Africa.


4. Mimeos / Working group documents / reports

Leadership is provided to the global Indicators for the Seas Working Group sponsored by IOC and EurOceans,


Members of the SARCHI ME&F group contribute regularly to scientific working groups at DAFF:Fisheries and DEA:Oceans and Coasts, as well as their task teams and related workshops.