1st – 6th July 2019

Marine biodiversity and threatened marine species

  1. Ada, A.; O. De Clerck; S. Tembe; B. Nassongole; C. Sardinha; F. Leliaert; I. Da Silva; Y. Samyn. Increasing Marine Taxonomic Knowledge in Mozambique: the Case of Two Neglected Taxa.
  2. Adrian, J.; M. Gibbons; R. Cedras. Pontellid copepods: their distribution and relationships in the South Indian Ocean Gyre.
  3. Ah Shee, T., L.; D. Puchooa; V. Bhoyroo; C. Appadoo. An assessment of nudibranchs (Mollusca: Euthyneura) biodiversity in Mauritius.
  4. Ahmed, F.; T. Leshan; M. Olendo. Nesting Behavior of Sea Turtles in Kiwayu and Mvundeni Beaches, Lamu County.
  5. Alfredo, A.; L. Vieira; A. Soares; F. Morgado. Spatial-Temporal Dynamics of the Zooplankton Community in the Pemba Bay (Mozambique).
  6. Allagapen, K.; H. Apadoo; V. Gunness; H. Seelochan; S. Sandooyea; H. Avé; M. Soondur; A. Gopeechund; D. Kaullysing; R. Bhagooli. Micro-zooplankton and micro-phytoplankton distribution in tropical coastal ecosystems around Mauritius Island.
  7. Amisi, J.; C. Munga; N. Wambiji; E. Kimani. Assessing Vertical and Horizontal Distribution of Meiobenthos Diversity as Indicators of Ecological Change along Salinity Gradient in the Estuaries of Rivers Sabaki and Tana, Kenya.
  8. Andriamanohisoa, J.; J. Rasojarivelo; N. Andrianarivelo; L. Ranivoarivelo. Knowledge and perception of local populations on the current state of dugongs and seagrass beds in the northwest of Madagascar.
  9. Carpouron, J.; C. Appadoo. An assessment of meiofauna of two mangrove ecosystems in the South coasts of Mauritius.
  10. Cedras, R.; E. Bagøien; A. Bajo; R. Toresen. Pelagic copepod communities of the South Indian Ocean Gyre.
  11. Chumun, P.; V. Seetapah; H. Jhumun; S. Perrine. Evaluating the population of the hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbracata) in the Blue Bay Marine Protected Area, Republic of Mauritius..
  12. Coetzee, V.; S. Kerwath; D. Parker. Novel methods to distinguish among stocks of spotted grunter: an overexploited estuarine small-scale fisheries target.
  13. Conand, C.; M. di Simone; A. Horellou. Toward CITES listing of some commercial sea cucumbers from the Indo-Pacific: the teatfish Holothuria (Microthele) spp.
  14. Cullain, N.; M. Carpenter; A. Hanusch; M. Hamelinck. Spatio-temporal variation of sharks and rays in Zavora, Mozambique: Evaluating distribution patterns and conservation needs.
  15. Daniel, R.; M. Remanevy; P. Tsimanaoraty; G. Lasserre. Catch structure of Lobsters in Southeastern Madagascar.
  16. Davies, T. The major threats to seabirds in the West Indian Ocean.
  17. Dhurmeea, Z.; H. Pethybridge; C. Appadoo; N. Bodin. Spatial variations of fatty acid and stable isotope trophic markers in albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) in the western Indian Ocean.
  18. Ducarme, F. Inventorying Indian Ocean reef biodiversity in the XXIth century: new challenges and opportunities.
  19. Dyantyi, S.; P. Pattrick; C. McQuaid; F. Porri. Mesoscale Alongshore and Cross-Shore Transport and Settlement of Invertebrate Larvae on the South East Coast of South Africa.
  20. Escobar Porras, J.; A. MacDonald. Genetics and conservation of two shark species in South Africa, blacktip sharks Carcharhinus limbatus and the endemic catshark complex Holohalaelurus..
  21. Fernand, M.; S. Bueno; E. Mara; D. Raberinary; G. Lasserre; A. Farenako; E. Ranaivoson. Biological and pharmacological endemicity of marine fauna (Sponges) of Madagascar.
  22. Fernandes, R.; M. Pereira. Marine turtle mortality in Mozambique (1991-2018): how big is the iceberg?
  23. Frazier, J. Marine Turtles as Flagships: Navigating the Currents Between the Natural and Social Sciences.
  24. Ghilardi, M.; P. Emmanuel; E. Gibbons. Guitarfish fishing in southwest Madagascar: An assessment of the status of grayspotted guitarfish (Acroteriobatus leucospilus).
  25. Garvin, G.; Ofer, G,; S, Bogorodsky. Which gapers (Pisces: Champsodontidae: Champsodon) occur in the Western Indian Ocean? A DNA barcoding and taxonomic perspective.
  26. Haupt-Schuter, T.; R. Payne; T. Samaai; A. Nadjim; C. Muhando; T. Kithakeni; S. Ndaro; L. Janson; L. Snyders; N. Iraba; M. Mokoele; S. Ndibo; A. Kassim; B. Moustarchid; T. Assane Abdoullatuf. Spatial Variability & Descriptive Overview of Benthic Invertebrate Communities in the Western Indian Ocean.
  27. Hempson, T.; M. Ziembicki. The Northern Mozambican Channel – A marine biodiversity hotspot at a crossroads.
  28. Hlati, K.; S.Kirkman; O. Vargas-Fonseca; H. Lin; G. Latha; M. Mahanty; P. Pistorius. Temporal occurrence patterns and activities of coastal dolphins (Sousa plumbea and Tursiops aduncus) in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa.
  29. Hoarau, F.; A. Darnaude; M. Labonne; T. Poirout; S. Jaquemet. First study of the age, growth and habitat use of the tiger and bull sharks around the Reunion Island.
  30. Imbayi, L.; E. Okuku; M. Mkonu; A. Fulanda; C. Mwalugha. Spatial and Temporal Trends of Phytoplankton Community Structures Along the Kenyan, Coast.
  31. Inteca, G.; A. Giovanni; G. Pavan. Monitoring and Conservation Strategies of Dugong in Northern Mozambique.
  32. Jaime, G.; I. da Silva. Characterization of Intertidal Benthic Communities of Pemba, North of Mozambique.
  33. Jones, B.; J. Eklöf. The influence of ecosystem structure and diversity on fisheries productivity within seagrass meadows in the Western Indian Ocean.
  34. Jung, J.; V. Sarano; F. Sarano; J. Girardet; H. Vitry; A. Preud’homme; R. Heuzey; F. Delfour; H. Glotin; O. Adam. Kinship relations in a Mauritian sperm whale group through the use of individual-targeted non-invasive sampling and genetic analysis.
  35. Kaimenyi, D. Metagenomic Barcoding of Microbiomes from Seagrass Found in Coastal Kenya Using 16s rRna Sequencing.
  36. Kimakwa, E.; M. Ntiba; A. Muthumbi. The distribution, growth and population parameters of Swordfish (Xiphias gladius-Linnaeus, 1758) in the Coastal Waters of Kenya.
  37. Kuboja, P.; Matiku. Elasmobranch fishing in Tanzania. Preliminary analysis based on species distribution and composition from the landed weight.
  38. Le Gouvello, D.; R. Nel; S. Bacho. Long term monitoring data reveal a size decline in loggerhead turtles nesting in South Africa.
  39. Macuio, J.; I. da Silva; M.A. Malaquias. Density and Population Structure of Tridacna maxima (Röding, 1798) in Pemba beaches and Vamizi Island (Quirimbas Archipelago).
  40. Mafambissa, M.; C. Gimo; A. Macia. Evaluation of exploitation level by fishing of the oysters Pinctada capensis and Saccostrea cucullata (Class Bivalvea) at Inhaca Island.
  41. Mahingika, H. How an environmental value defies socio-economic benefits of Community based aquaculture (CBA).
  42. Mdluli, N.; N. Carrasco; S. Harris. The distribution and abundance of larval brachyurans in the nearshore coastal environment of KwaZulu-Natal.
  43. Mualeque, D.; E. Morais; C. Amoda; Z. Secanhe. Reproductive biology and commercialization of mangrove crab (Scylla serrata, Forskal, 1775) in Zambézia province, Mozambique.
  44. Mumba, S.; J. Manyala; J. Njiru; F. Benard. Effect of Change in Salinity Levels in Water Quality Parameters in Relation to Crab Species Distribution in North Coast Kenya.
  45. Nunkoo, I.; C. Reed; S. Kerwath; C. van der Lingen. Two centuries of marine ichthyoparasitology in South Africa.
  46. Obota, C.; K. Osuka; M. Samoilys; B. Kiilu. Characteristics of the artisanal shark and ray fishery at key landings sites in Kenya.
  47. Pavel, I. Contribution to the biological study and diversity of exploited spiny lobster species in the trap fishery in Anosy region: Case of Evatraha Village.
  48. Pierrat, J.; L. Bigot; A. Cuvillier; P. Frouin. Environmental factors driving benthic macrofauna communities in a tropical seagrass bed (Hermitage-La Saline reef, Reunion Island).
  49. Plön, S.; V. Thakur; L. Parr; S. Lavery. Phylogeography of the dugong (Dugong dugon) based on historical samples identifies vulnerable Indian Ocean populations.
  50. Rakotoarimino, L.; M. Ramiandrisoa; P. Davis. Using incentivized Environmental Stewardship to conserve dugongs and seagrass habitat at an identified national hotspot.
  51. Ramah, S.; N. Taleb-Hossenkhan; P. Todd; R. Bhagooli. Seasonal variation of giant clam, T. maxima, in the waters of Rodrigues Island: A case study between two protected areas.
  52. Rasolofoarivony, N. Study of the Distribution of Sea Leaves and Benthic Macrofaunes in Battery Range, Ifaty and Mangily; Southwest Shore of Madagascar.
  53. Ratsimbazafindranahaka, M. Photogrammetric Analysis and Swimming Dynamics of Humpback Whale (Megaptera Novaeangliae) Calves Accompanied by their Mother.
  54. Ravelohasina, H.; R. Rasolofonirina; H. Jaonalison; G. Lepoint; D. Ponton; B. Frédérich. Inter-annual trophic plasticity of two dominant seagrass-associated fishes in Toliara lagoon (southwestern Madagascar)”.
  55. Ravelosaona, V. Comparative study of the marine resource’s target of the foot fishing in the south-west region of Madagascar case of the village of Andavadoaka.
  56. Reusch, K.; N. Suárez; L. Pichegru. Movement patterns of Kelp Gulls in several South African colonies.
  57. Ruttanah, A.; M. Félicité; L. Kristnamah; D. Mungur; M. Fatemamode; H. Avé; M. Soondur; A. Gopeechund; D. Kaullysing; R. Bhagooli. Study on micro- and macro-biofoulers’ density and diversity in tropical coastal ecosystems around Mauritius Island.
  58. Sardinha, C.I.V.; A. Macia; D. Cossa; M. Lipassula. Composition and Space-Temporal Variation of the Zooplanktonic Community in the Espírito Santo Estuary and the Barra Norte (Maputo Bay).
  59. Schutte, Q.; L. Vivier; D. Cyrus; S. Ndwandwe. Loss of fish biodiversity and estuarine functionality due to prolonged mouth closure of the St Lucia Estuarine system (South Africa).
  60. Tsanwani, M.; B. Mdokwana; K. Siswana. Distribution of the carbonate species off the coast of Mozambique and Tanzania.
  61. van der Bank, M.; D. Raimondo; D. van der Colff; K. Sink. The state of knowledge on the threatened status of marine species in South Africa.
  62. Van Nieuwenhove, A.; H. Ratsimbazafy; M. Kochzius. Cryptic diversity and limited connectivity in two commercially important octopus species revealed by COI.
  63. West, L. Evidence of a green turtle (Chelonia mydas) fishery in Lindi Region, Tanzania.
  64. Zafinirina, D.; J. Rakotovao. Study of the diversity and effect the vibrios on Holothuria scabra raised at the IOT in Toliara (Madagascar).