Research Projects

National Spatial Biodiversity Assessment

This study builds on the Conservation Plan developed for Temperate South African estuaries under the Cape Action for People and the Environment (CAPE) programme’s Regional

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Ecological Changes to Lake Nhlabane

Lake Nhlabane, north of Richards Bay on the Zululand coast is artificially separated from Nhlabane Estuary by a barrage, which was constructed to provide water for the preferred

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Estuarine Health and Function Phase I - Spatial and Temporal Variations in Macrozoobenthic Communiteis in Kwazulu-Natal Temporarily Open/Closed Estuaries

Estuaries are complex ecosystems that, for many reasons are among the most rapidly deteriorating environments worldwide

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Monitoring the Effectiveness of the Pondoland MPA in the Protection of Line Fish and other Marine Resources

ORI undertook a subtidal marine biodiversity survey of the proposed Pondoland MPA during 2002 and 2003 as a contract for Marine and Coastal Management (MCM).

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St Lucia Drought Macrobenthos

The St Lucia estuarine lake complex is the largest of its type in Africa and is characterised by large scale natural physico-chemical spatial and temporal fluctuations

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