Steven Weerts

PhD candidate
Steven Weerts

359 King George V Avenue


The influence of connectivity on the fishes of selected estuarine ecosystems in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. 

This thesis comprises two main parts: the first deals with marine/estuarine/freshwater connectivity and how the diversity in life histories of estuary-associated fishes is affected by this primary driver. The second part of the thesis will examine selected species case studies in systems with varying degrees of connectivity with marine and estuarine environments.

Registered: Rhodes University (Department of Ichthyology and Fisheries Science)

Supervisors: Prof Alan Whitfield and Prof Digby Cyrus