SAIAB’s research team focuses on the full spectrum of aquatic environments, from marine offshore to continental freshwater catchments. Research covers ecology and conservation biology that links biodiversity at molecular and organism levels with the environment and with genetic and species diversity. See SAIAB’s research team profiles below.
Ecology, phylogeography, historical biogeography, systematics and conservation.
Biology, ecology and movement of coastal fishes; management of declining fishery resources.
Molecular ecology, genomics, and environmental DNA (eDNA).
Estuarine and coastal fish research; global change and impacts on estuarine and coastal systems.
National assessment of South Africa’s Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).
Conservation genetics and management of threatened freshwater fishes.
Coastal systems; marine biology; organismal and population ecology; ecological engineering.
Movement ecology and distribution patterns of aquatic animals.
Freshwater ecology, estuarine ecology and small-scale fisheries.
Inland Fisheries and Freshwater Ecology and stable isotopes, and experimental biology.
Monitoring coastal climate change scenarios, the eco-physiological & behavioural responses of coastal species.
Integrative taxonomy and Biogeography of African freshwater fishes.
The distribution patterns and spatial ecology of selected batoids along the South African coastline.
Freshwater ecology and biodiversity in southern Africa in the face of climate change.
Monitoring the features, drivers and consequences of harmful algal blooms.
Frogs, reptiles and their related cultural practices in South Africa.
Quantifying nursery role of shallow-water subtidal habitats using remote underwater video.
Non-lethal effects of predators and how these effects vary across habitat and ”landscape” types.
Understanding how aquatic organisms interact with their environments.
Biodiversity inventory of the undiscovered freshwater fish parasites biodiversity in southern Africa.
Marine fish systematics, Biology and ecology of marine fishes, and History of ichthyology in South Africa
Quantifying fish trophic interactions and community structures
Evaluating the thermal physiology on early life stages of fish and invertebrates.
Systematics of Tripterygiidae and Clinidae Coral reef conservation and Science Education
Systematics and biogeography of African freshwater fishes.