Dr Camilla Floros

PhD (University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2011)

Research Interests

  • Coral reef ecology
  • Reef fish
  • Coral communities
  • Marine protected areas
  • Effects of human activities


  • Importance of Acropora austera on reef fish communities
  • Coral associated indicators
  • MPA connectivity in reef fish
  • Long-term monitoring of coral communities at Sodwana Bay
  • Management of underwater temperature data from Sodwana Bay

Current students



  • Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
  • iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authorities
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB)

Recent publications

  • Floros C. 2013. First observation of Acropora robusta (Dana, 1846) on the high-latitude coral reefs of South Africa: A species range extension. Western Indian Ocean J. Mar. Sci. 11: 209-209
  • Floros C, Schleyer MH & JQ Maggs. 2013. Fish indicators of diving and fishing pressure on South African coral reefs. Ocean and Coastal Management 84: 130-139
  • Floros C, Schleyer MH, Maggs J & L Celliers. 2012. Ichthyological baseline assessment of high-latitude coral reef fish communities in southern Africa. African Journal of Marine Science. 34(1): 55-69
  • Floros C & Schleyer MH. 2012. Critical habitats in the Western Indian Ocean: status and links to fisheries. In: Van der Elst RP (ed). Mainstreaming biodiversity in fisheries management: a retrospective analysis of existing data on vulnerable organisms in the South West Indian Ocean. Specialist report prepared for the South West Indian Ocean Project. SWIOFP RMU, KMFRI, Mombasa, Kenya. 206p.
  • Maggs JQ, Floros C, Pereira MAM & Schleyer MH. 2010.  Rapid visual assessment of fish communities on selected reefs in the Bazaruto Archipelago. Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science. 9(1):115-134
  • Schleyer MH, Celliers L, Glassom D, Macdonald AHH, Kruger A, Starzak DE, & Floros C. 2008. South Africa Reefs: current status and research. In: Coastal Ocean research and development in the Indian Ocean: Status Report 2008. CORDIO, Mombasa:107-111
  • Floros C, Samways MJ, & Armstrong B. 2005.  Polychaete (Spirobranchus giganteus) loading on  South African corals. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 15:  289-298
  • Floros C, Samways MJ, & Armstrong B. 2004. Taxonomic patterns of bleaching in a South African coral assemblage. Biodiversity and Conservation. 13: 1175-1194.


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