Dr Mandla Magoro

Post Doc Researcher
Dr Mandla Magoro
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Research Interests

Research Interests

Freshwater ecology, estuarine ecology and small-scale fisheries

My main research work is on mapping the current distribution of invasive alien Nile tilapia in the Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces, South Africa. Furthermore, I am currently involved in a Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations Illuminating Hidden Harvests country case-study that seeks to elucidate the current contributions, impacts and drivers of change in small-scale fisheries at the national and international level. My PhD research focused on the characterization and ecology of micro-estuaries and micro-outlets in the Eastern Cape Province, with particular emphasis on their role as nursery areas for marine estuary-associated biota. The research work covered physico-chemical properties, sediment characteristics, phytoplankton, benthic microalgae, fish, zooplankton and benthic macro-invertebrates. Other previous research projects include an investigation into the impact of introduced largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides on indigenous fish and invertebrate species using stable isotopes, fatty acids analyses and acoustic telemetry.

Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

Researchgate

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