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.


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Obura, D. O. (2015), An Indian Ocean centre of origin revisited: Palaeogene and Neogene influences defining a biogeographic realm. Journal of Biogeography. doi: 10.1111/jbi.12656

Download the paper from the journal website  or request a copy from the author dobura at cordioea.net

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Obura DO (2012) The Diversity and Biogeography of Western Indian Ocean Reef-Building  Corals. PLoS ONE 7(9): e45013. doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0045013

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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

Fish and Fisheries

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. TNC/CORDIO. Download the manual
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.
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Samoilys, MA, Maina GW, Osuka K. (2011). Artisanal fishing gears of the Kenyan coast. Mombasa: CORDIO/USAID
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Swahili version
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).
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Kenya Policy brief, MASMA Migrant FIsheries project, 2010.
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