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

Olwethu Duna
Cross shore and along shore larval distribution and settlement along the south west coast of South Africa.
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Murray Duncan
Thermal physiology of red roman (Chrysoblephus laticeps) in light of exploitation and climate change.
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Siphelele Dyantyi
Mesoscale Alongshore Transport of Larvae Marine organisms such as mussels have a pelagic larval stage which is important in maintaining coastal populations of adults.
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Carla Edworthy
The impact of multiple drivers of climate change on the nursery function of estuaries.
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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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Francois Jacobs
The ecology and conservation of Hydrocynus vittatus (Castelnau, 1861) in the Kavango River, Namibia This research reviews the regional importance of inland fisheries and then the current situation regarding fisheries specifically in Namibia.
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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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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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Pule Mpopetsi
Interacting effects of elevated temperature and acidification on early life history stages of dusky kob (Argyrosomus japonicus).
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Tadiwa Mutizwa
Molecular systematics and historical biogeography of the slender stonebasher, Hippopotamyrus ansorgii, species complex (Teleostei, Mormyridae) in the Zambezi and adjacent river systems.
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Phumza Ndaleni
Larval fish abundance along ocean-estuarine gradients in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.
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Phakama Nodo
Nursery function of near shore marine habitats for estuary-associated marine species in Algoa Bay, South Africa.
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Samantha Ockhuis
Genetic connectivity of the slinger Chrysoblephus puniceus in South African east coast Marine Protected Areas.
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Delsy Sifundza
Distribution, genetic diversity and conservation status of Sandelia bainsii (Teleostei, Anabantidae) in the Great Fish River systems.
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Yonela Sithole
A taxonomic investigation of species relationships in the goatfish genus Parupeneus (Mullidae) in the Western Indian Ocean.
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Lyle Vorsatz
The nursery role of mangrove microhabitats: An invertebrate and fish larval perspective.
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Kerry Ann van der Walt
Thermal tolerance and the effects of climate change on marine organisms in the Kariega Estuary and adjacent intertidal 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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Sibusiso Yokwana
Genetic stock structure of the Blue bream (Pachymetopon auneum), an important linefish species in South Africa.
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