1st – 6th July 2019

28 October 2015


Session XXI: Development in coral reef monitoring and research

1100 – K. Pothin, M. Facon, M. Pinault, S. Pioch, J.P. Quod, L. Bigot, B. Cauvin, R. Garnier, D. Obura – A comparative study of the accuracy and effectiveness of Line-Intercept and Point-Intercept methods for monitoring subtropical coral communities

1120 – L.D. Bigot, B. Cauvin, P. Chabanet, K. Pothin – Lessons from an exceptional long term coral reef monitoring conducted at Reunion Island (Southwest Indian Ocean) since the last 18 years

1140 – D.A. Zacarias – Visualizing research landscapes associated to coral reefs at the Indian Ocean: a bibliometric approach

1200 – V. Munbodhe – Retrospective study- Evaluating phase shift in coral reef research priorities in a changing climate

Session XXII: Restoration of Coastal ecosystems

1400 – P. H. Montoya-Maya, A. J. Burt, C. Reveret, K. Rowe, S. Frias-Torres – Coral transplantation effects on fish and benthic community structure at a naturally damaged coral reef

1420 – R. M. Pillay, B.G. Suraj, M. P. Ruby, N. Arnaud, B. Pamela, S. Vedant, N. Nazurally, N. Arnaud – Small Scale Reef Rehabilitation in Mauritius

1440 – N. Shah, P.H. Montoya-Maya, S. Frias-Torres – Reef Restoration in the WIO: a success story in the Republic of Seychelles

1500 – M. Randrianirina, H. Rakotondrazafy, D. Randriamanantena, J. Rakotondrazafy – Climate-smart Mangrove Restoration in the Delta of Tsiribihina (Western Madagascar)

Session XXIII: Coral reef science: Implications for management

1600 – J. Cinner – Bright spots among the world’s coral reefs

1620 – T. McClanahan – Modeling regional fish biomass, recovery potential, and marine protected area and fisheries management priorities in the western Indian

1640 – H. Reuter – Management of coral reef based marine resource uses – application of agent-based models

1700 – J. Robinson, N. Graham, J. Cinner, A. Gruss, C. Gerry, J. Bijoux – Highly variable catchability in a siganid spawning aggregation fishery: implications for management

1720 – N.A. Muthiga, T.R. McClanahan – Population changes of sea urchins in coral reef closures and implications for reef ecology and management

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Session XXIV: Vulnerability and resilience of social-ecological systems

1100 – S. P. Mbense, J. Adams, A. Rajkaran – Resilience of mangrove ecosystems

1120 – D. K. Nicolau, C. Macamo, H. Mabilana, S. Bandeira – Mangrove structural studies, long term climate impact and options for adaptation – a case of the Quirimbas National Park, Northern Mozambique

1140 – N. L. Phair, S. Heyden, D. Pillay – Vulnerability, resilience and adaptation: the future for the seagrass, Zosteracapensis

1200 M. Pfaff – South Africa’s National Rocky Shore Monitoring Programme

Session XXV: Adaptation strategies

1400 – M.T. Paubert – Assessment of potential halieutic resources and propositions of climate variability adaptation in the deep southern Madagascar

1420 – E. Darling, J. Maina, D. Mouillot, T. McClanahan – Data-driven portfolios of coral diversity and climate adaptation in the Western Indian Ocean

1440 H.H. Rakotondrazafy, A. Belokurov, V. Ramahery, L. Andriamaharo, J.H. Bakarizafy, Y. Razafimandimby – Climate Adaptation Methodology for Protected Areas (CAMPA) – Innovative tool applied in two marine protected areas (MPAs) in Madagascar

1500 – L.A. Ojwang, D. Obura, S. Oluoch, M. Murunga, A. Muiti, J. Kamula, E.M. Mwangi, E. Ng’ang’a, L. Celliers, S. Rosendo – Potential barriers to effective climate change adaptation by local coastal government in Kenya

Session XXVI: Assessing carbon stocks

1600 – V.O. Otieno – Evaluation of carbon sequestration in seagrass meadows of Malindi-Watamu Marine Parks, Kenya

1620 – C.E. Stringer, C. Trettin, S. Bandeira, C. Macamo, D. Nicolau – Carbon Stock of Intact Mangroves in the Zambezi River Delta, Mozambique

1640 – A. H. Mohamed, F.L. Tamooh, J. G. Kairo – Carbon accounting for REDD in transboundary mangrove forest in WIO

1700 – M.N. Githaiga, L. Gilpin, J.G. Kairo, M. Huxham – Carbon Stocks in Seagrass Meadows, Gazi Bay, Kenya

1720 – M. Dahl, D. Deyanova, L.D. Lyimo, J. Näslund, G. Samuelsson, M. Björk, M. Gullström – Effects of shading and simulated grazing on carbon sequestration in a tropical seagrass meadow

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Session XXVII: Fish reproduction patterns

1100 – B.S. Malauene, C.L. Moloney, B. Atanasio, F. Marsac, M. Roberts – Spawning pattern of banana shrimps on the Sofala Bank: Identification and characterization

1120 – S.J. Collocott, S. Fennessy, S.Weerts – Patterns and influencing factors in the larval fish assemblage on the east coast of South Africa

1140 – J.P. Bijoux – Post-translocation spawning site fidelity of the spinefoot shoemaker (Siganus sutor)

1200 – B. O. Ogongo – The distribution and reproductive patterns of the Epinephelus genus groupers off Kenyan south coast marine waters

Session XXVIII: Small-scale/Commercial fisheries – species composition

1400 – C. Mwakosya, N. Jiddawi – Shallow Water Prawn Fishery: Species Composition, Abundance and Distribution along the Tanzanian Coastal Waters

1420 – G. Berke, J. Bijoux, C. Gerry, F. Lesperance, J. G. Hiddink – Using Baited Remote Underwater Video Stations (BRUVS) to study the distribution and abundance of the demersal fish assemblages on the Seychelles continental shelf

1440 – K.R.J. Luc, C. Jadot, A. Brenier – Small-scale reef fishery in the north west of Madagascar: a relatively healthy fishery

1500 – J. Rehren, M. Wolff, N. Jiddawi – A Preliminary Evaluation of the Fishery of Chwaka Bay, Zanzibar Based on Stock- and Ecosystem Based Assessments

Session XXIX: Impacts and effectiveness of fishing gears

1600 – M. Wolff, M. H. Taylor, G. Tesfaye – Exploring the impact of small gillnets on yield per recruit (Y/R) and escapement spawning stock (ESS) for different fish species – a theoretical exploration

1620 – M.K. Mbaru – Evaluating the role of gear technology innovations in coral reef fisheries in the Indian Ocean: A proof of concept

1640 – J. A. Kawaka, K. Osuka, M. Samoilys – Assessing catches of gillnets to help eradicate illegal beach seines in Kenya’s artisanal fisheries

1700 – C.M. Kihia – Perspectives on Sustainable Management of Bait Fishery along the Western Indian Ocean Region

1720 – R.E. Short, E.J. Milner-Gulland, M. Rowcliffe, N. Hill, S. Rosendo – Disentangling the net: the socio-ecological dynamics of mosquito net fishing

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Session XXX: Impacts of anthropogenic activities

1100 – G.R. Narayan – Are Zanzibar’s coastal ecosystems undergoing change? Foraminifera bio-indicators for assessing Zanzibar’s coastal ecosystem health

1120 – N.N. Herrán, C. Reymond and H. Westhphal – Local impacts are reducing calcium carbonate production in Zanzibar coral reefs: indication or implication for improved management?

1140 – E. Longépée – The effects of recent changes on the resilience of WIO atolls, some hints from Kiribati (Pacific islands)

1200 – J. Kitheka – Analysis of the achievements of the UNEP-GEF WIO-LaB Project focused on addressing land-based sources and activities in the Western Indian Ocean

Session XXXI: Seaweed: Chemical composition and farming activities

1400 – Y.S. Yussuf – Characterization of agar extracted from Gracilaria species collected along Tanzanian Coast

1420 – G. M. Mutia, Mtolera S.P M., E. Akunda – Variations in Nutritional Composition of Seaweeds Ulva rigida, C. Agardh and Ulva reticulata, Forsskal and their Potential for use in Aquaculture, South Coast of Kenya

1440 – J.G. Wakibia, H. M. Mwalugha, G.M. Kenji – Chemical composition of some common seaweed species from the Kenya coast

1500 – C. Halling, S.A Tano, M. Eggertsen, A. Buriyo, F.E .Msyua, S.A. Wikström – The introduction of South East Asian seaweed and its ecological implications for East African coastal waters; Can indigenous African seaweed be a potential alternative for farming?

Session XXXII: Mariculture

1600 – A. J. Mmochi – Growth rates of selected Oreochromis species cultured at different salinities

1620 – M.C. Ndaro, A.J. Mmochi, M.S. Mtolera, M.K. Maalim – Ammonium Nitrogen Removal and Total Suspended Solids Control Efficiency Using Hyphaene compressa (H. Windl., 1878) Fronds and Effective Microorganisms (EM) Consortium in a Semi-intensive Mariculture System

1640 – K. Narrain, P.V. Ramjeawon, M. Madhou, A. Suddhoo – Community-based Gracilaria salicornia farming in the coastal village of Grand Sable in Mauritius

1700 – F. G. Maherizo – Role of the metabolites of Byssochlamys Laguncularia isolated from shrimp against the White Spot virus

1720 – V.S. Assanaly – Analysis of environmental factors that could influence growth and apparition of diseases on seaweed Kappaphycusalvarezii farming

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Session XXXIII: Elasmobranchs of the WIO – Sharks & Rays

1100 K. Naidoo, A. Chuturgoon, G. Cliff, M. Gregory, M. Ellis, N. Otway, S. Singh – Early capsule release and dentition of raggedtooth (Carcharias taurus) embryos in South Africa

1120 – C. Prebble, C. Rohner, F. Cagua, A. Armstrong, S. Pierce, J. Cochran, M. Berumen, T. Sinclair-Taylor – Residency and feeding ecology of whale shark (Rhincodon typus) aggregation at Mafia Island, Tanzania

1140 – C. Elston – The ecology of stingrays at the St. Joseph Atoll, Seychelles

1200 – A.D. Marshall, D. van Duinkerken, C. Murie, S.J. Pierce – Manta ray cleaning stations in the Inhambane Province, Mozambique and the effects of marine tourism

Session XXXIV: Effectiveness of MPAs

1400 – J. Eklöf, S. Bandeira, S. Bystedt, A. Hennyey, N. S. Jiddawi, H. Linderholm, S. Skoglund, V. Thunell, J. Nduku-Uku, M. Gullström – Predictable effects of marine protected areas on ecosystem multifunctionality

1420 – B. Randriamanantsoa, A. Brenier, C. Jadot, J. Maharavo, L. Bigot, P. Chabanet – A Successful Example of Marine Protected Area Adaptive Management in the Western Indian Ocean

1440 – A. Brenier, B. Randriamanantsoa, C. Andrianaivojaona – Collaborative Enforcement of Marine Parks in Madagascar

1500 – M. Dlamini – An investigation into the asymmetries in fish assemblages in sanctuaries, partially protected and open areas of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa using Baited Remote Underwater Video (BRUV) surveys

Session XXXV: Planning for establishment of MPAs

1600 – H.A. Ratsimbazafy – Estimating an efficient spatial arrangement for the future network of Marine Protected Areas (MPA) of Madagascar, based on the connectivity of marine population

1620 – S.P. Jorge, T. Pereira, C. Corne, Z. Wijtten, D. Ponce-Taylor, A. Woods-Ballard, M. Omar, J. Katello, M.Kinyua, D. Oro, M. Louzao – Combining occurrence and abundance models to evaluate the suitability of an existing Marine Protected Area for dolphins

1640 – R. Henriques, S. Heyden – Marine Protected Areas in the 21st century: using Phylogenetic Diversity as a tool for spatial planning

1700 – J.M. Harris – Phakisa Initiative: fast-tracking establishment of an effective and representative network of Marine Protected Areas for South Africa

1720 – C. Floros, M. Schleyer, B. Mann – Differential movement patterns in two predatory coral reef fish species: Implications for Marine Protected Area design