High Impact Publications


This page highlights our main publications based on their use and interest from partners – download them directly from here, or follow the links to the website pages for more information.

Large-scale conservation



Obura DO, Burgener V, Nicoll ME, Ralison HO & Scheren P (2015) The Northern Mozambique Channel. Setting the foundations for a regional approach to marine governance.” href=”http://cordioea.net/nmc/”>Go to project page A Background Document. WWF International and CORDIO East Africa


Bell, J, Cheung W, De Silva S, Gasalla M, Frusher S, Hobday A, Lam V, Lehodey P, Pecl G, Samoilys M, Senina I (2016) Impacts and effects of ocean warming on the contributions of fisheries and aquaculture to food security. In: Laffoley, D., & Baxter, J.M. (eds). 2016. Explaining Ocean Warming: Causes, Scale, Effects and Consequences. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. pp. 456. Download PDF


Samoilys, M., Pabari, M., Andrew, T., Maina, G.W., Church, J., Momanyi, A., Mibei, B., Monjane, M., Shah, A., Menomussanga, M., Mutta, D. (2015). Resilience of Coastal Systems and Their Human Partners in the Western Indian Ocean. Nairobi, Kenya: IUCN ESARO, WIOMSA, CORDIO and UNEP Nairobi Convention. x + 74pp


Obura, D.O., Church, J.E. and Gabrié, C. (2012). Assessing Marine World Heritage from an Ecosystem Perspective: The Western Indian Ocean. World Heritage Centre, United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). 124 p.Download the report; Policy brief- English / French; Go to project page

Biodiversity


Cowburn, B., Samoilys, M. A., & Obura, D. (2018). The current status of coral reefs and their vulnerability to climate change and multiple human stresses in the Comoros Archipelago, Western Indian Ocean. Marine pollution bulletin. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.04.065.


Patterns in reef fish assemblages: Insights from the Chagos Archipelago: Samoilys M, Roche R, Koldewey H, Turner J (2018) Patterns in reef fish assemblages: Insights from the Chagos Archipelago. PLoS ONE 13(1): e0191448. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0191448 Download PDF

Obura, D. O. (2015), An Indian Ocean centre of origin revisited: Palaeogene and Neogene influences defining a biogeographic realm. Journal of Biogeography. 43:229–242 doi: 10.1111/jbi.12656. Link to journal. View paper.

Obura, D. O. (2015), An Indian Ocean centre of origin revisited: Palaeogene and Neogene influences defining a biogeographic realm. Journal of Biogeography. 43:229–242 doi: 10.1111/jbi.12656. Link to journal. View paper.

Fish and Fisheries


Samoilys M., Osuka K., Muthiga N., Harris A. (2017). Locally managed fisheries in the Western Indian Ocean: a review of past and present initiatives, iv + 40p.WIOMSA. WIOMSA Book Series 17. Download pdf  

Kawaka, J., Samoilys, M., Murunga, M., Maina, G.W., King, J. and Michelmore F. (2016) Coral Reef Monitoring in Eastern Africa: A Guide for Communities.Download manual

Kawaka, Joan A., et al. “Developing locally managed marine areas: Lessons learnt from Kenya.” Ocean & Coastal Management 135 (2017): 1-10. Download paper

Samoilys, Melita A., et al. “Artisanal fisheries on Kenya’s coral reefs: Decadal trends reveal management needs.” Fisheries Research 186 (2017): 177-191.Download paper and supplementary information; Figure / Table


Osuka, Kennedy, et al. “Linkage between fish functional groups and coral reef benthic habitat composition in the Western Indian Ocean.” Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom (2016): 1-14. Download paper 

Robinson J and Samoilys MA (Co-editors) (2013) Reef Fish Spawning Aggregations in the Western Indian Ocean: Research for Management. WIOMSA/SIDA/SFA/CORDIO. WIOMSA Book Series 13.Download the book

Samoilys, MA, Maina GW, Osuka K. (2011). Artisanal fishing gears of the Kenyan coast. Mombasa: CORDIO/USAID
English version; Swalihi versionGo to project page

Policy Brief – Recommendations for sustainable and responsible fishing in Kenya’s coastal artisanal fisheries. Samoilys, M.A, Maina, G.W, Ater, S. & Osuka, K. (October 2011).Download the policy brief; Go to project page