Students

SAIAB researchers supervise over 40 MSc and PhD students.  While most of these students are registered at Rhodes University and are co-supervised by researchers who work in the Department of Ichthyology and Fisheries Science, a number come from further afield, including other southern African countries.

To find out more about supervision offered by SAIAB contact our Chief Scientist, Professor Alan Whitfield

Modiegi Bakane
Biology and Management of Threespot tilapia (Oreochromis andersonii) in the Chobe District of Botswana.
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Terrence Bellingan
The impact of native and non-native fishes on benthic macroivertebrate groups in selected South African river systems.
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Eugin Borman
Habitat structural complexity and connectivity influences the quantity of fish in an estuarine setting: Exploring the nursery role of mangrove species and submerged macrophytes.
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Rowshyra Castaneda
Developing a novel detection technique for rare freshwater fishes.
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Mike Dames
Factors affecting dispersal dynamics and habitat connectivity of Pomadasys commersonnii (Lacépède, 1801) in two Eastern Cape estuaries, South Africa.
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Genevieve Diedericks
Determining the mechanisms driving the invasion success of the smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu, Lacepède 1802).
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Brendon Dredge
The status and development of a fisheries independent monitoring protocol for five Western Cape dams.
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Murray Duncan
Thermal physiology of red roman (Chrysoblephus laticeps) in light of exploitation and climate change.
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Carla Edworthy
A climate change perspective: the effect of CO2 driven seawater acidification on Argyrosomus japonicus.
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Chantel Elston
The trophic and spatial ecology of stingrays at the St Joseph Atoll, Seychelles.
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Bernard Erasmus
Assessing heightened pCO2 on the early development of dusky kob, Argyrosomus japonicus.
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Taryn Murray (PDP Post Doctoral Fellow)
Ecology and movement behaviour of a piscivorous predator, leervis Lichia amia (Pisces: Carangidae).
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Manda Juliet Kambikambi
Stable isotope analysis is frequently used to assess the trophic ecology and characterise the food webs of river, lake and terrestrial ecosystems.
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Rachel Kramer
An evaluation of alternative management approaches for estuarine-dependent linefish species.
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Timothy Leslie
Assessing the nursery habitats for juvenile Cape stumpnose (Rhabdosargus holubi) in the Bushmans Estuary.
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Fiona Mackay
Multi-scale variability, patterns and distribution gradients of macrobenthic invertebrate assemblages in selected South African subtropical estuaries.
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Jade Maggs
An evaluation of movement patterns of important fishery species in coastal waters of southern Africa Movement of fishes is an integral part of their daily life, but has significant implications for fishery management.
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Mandla Magoro
Ecology of coastal micro-inlets in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.
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Bruce Mann
An assessment of the effectiveness of the St Lucia Marine Reserve in the protection of shore angling fish species.
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Nokubonga Mbandzi
Feeding ecology of two abundant planktivorous fish species in the Kariega Estuary, South Africa.
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Lubabalo Mofu
Biology and ecology of the River Goby Glossogobius callidus (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from irrigation impoundments in the Sundays River Valley of the Eastern Cape, South Africa.
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Tadiwa Mutizwa
The idea that paleo-drainage history shaped the contemporary distribution patterns of extant freshwater fishes has been expressed by many ichthyologists and evolutionary biologists.
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Phumza Ndaleni
Biology and ecology of bluegill sunfish Lepomis macrochirus populations in the Kariega river system, South Africa.
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Phakama Nodo
The distribution and abundance of demersal fish, with emphasis on spotted grunter and dusky kob, in the Kariega and Great Fish estuaries.
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Richard Peel
Fish population dynamics in Lake Liambezi, an ephemeral lake in northeastern Namibia.
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Melissa Pollard
Preferential use of eelgrass (Zostera capensis) meadows and bare sediment littoral areas by Mugilidae and Sparidae in the Knysna Estuary, South Africa.
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Mpho Ramoejane
Evolution and conservation of Southern African Labeo fishes in relation to water management.
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Geraldine Taylor
Understanding the variation in growth rates of the fishes of the Zambezi, Kavango and Kwando rivers, Namibia.
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Kerry Ann van der Walt
Thermal tolerance and the potential effects of climate change on coastal and estuarine organisms in the Kariega and Bushmans estuaries and adjacent coastline.
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Steven Weerts
The influence of connectivity on the fishes of selected estuarine ecosystems in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
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Shannon Wilsnagh
Assessing the attraction of juvenile dusky kob (Argyrosomus japonicus) to different water types during recruitment.
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