Publications


2020

Alati, Victor Mwakha; Olunga, Jibril; Olendo, Mike; Daudi, Lillian Nduku; Osuka, Kennedy; Odoli, Cyprian; Tuda, Paul; Nordlund, Lina Mtwana

Mollusc shell fisheries in coastal Kenya: Local ecological knowledge reveals overfishing Journal Article

Ocean & Coastal Management, 195 , pp. 105285, 2020, ISSN: 0964-5691.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Gleaning, Local ecological knowledge, Marine shelled molluscs, Seagrass meadows, Shifting baselines

Yvonne J. Sadovy de Mitcheson; Christi Linardich; Joao Pedro Barreiros; Gina M. Ralph; Alfonso Aguilar-Perera; Pedro Afonso; Brad E. Erisman; David A. Pollard; Sean T. Fennessy; Athila A. Bertoncini; Rekha J. Nair; Kevin L. Rhodes; Patrice Francour; Thierry Brul; Melita A. Samoilys; Beatrice P. Ferreira; Matthew T. Craig,

Valuable but vulnerable: Over-fishing and under-management continue to threaten groupers so what now? Journal Article

Marine Policy, 116 , pp. 103909, 2020, ISSN: 0308-597X.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Epinephelidae, Extinction risk, IUCN, Overfishing, Sustainability

Gudka, Mishal; Obura, David; Mbugua, James; Ahamada, Said; Kloiber, Ulli; Holter, Tammy

Participatory reporting of the 2016 bleaching event in the Western Indian Ocean Journal Article

Coral Reefs, 39 (1), pp. 1-11, 2020, ISSN: 1432-0975.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Climate change, Coral bleaching, Coral reefs, El Niño, Western Indian Ocean

Osuka, Kennedy; Rosendo, Sérgio; Riddell, Michael; Huet, Jeremy; Daide, Mario; Chauque, Ercilio; Samoilys, Melita

Applying a Social–Ecological Systems Approach to Understanding Local Marine Management Trajectories in Northern Mozambique Journal Article

Sustainability, 12 (9), 2020, ISSN: 2071-1050.

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Obura, David O

Getting to 2030 - Scaling effort to ambition through a narrative model of the SDGs Journal Article

Marine Policy, 117 , pp. 103973, 2020, ISSN: 0308-597X.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Blue economy, Convention on biological diversity, Ecosystem-based approach, Nature's contributions to people, Sustainability, Sustainable development goals

2019

David O. Obura; Greta Aeby; Natchanon Amornthammarong; Ward Appeltans; Nicholas Bax, Joe Bishop; Russell Brainard; Samuel Chan; Pamela Fletcher; Timothy Gordon; Lew Gramer; Mishal Gudka; John Halas; James Hendee; Gregor Hodgson; Danwei Huang; Mike Jankulak; Albert Jones; Tadashi Kimura; Joshua Levy; Patricia Miloslavich; Loke Ming Chou; Frank Muller-Karger; Kennedy Osuka; Melita Samoilys; Stephen Simpson; Karenne Tun; Supin Wongbusarakum E A C D

Coral Reef Monitoring, Reef Assessment Technologies, and Ecosystem-Based Management Journal Article

Frontiers in Marine Science, 6 , pp. 580, 2019, ISSN: 2296-7745.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Coral reefs

Chassot, Emmanuel; Bodin, Nathalie; Sardenne, Fany; Obura, David

The key role of the Northern Mozambique Channel for Indian Ocean tropical tuna fisheries Journal Article

Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 29 (3), pp. 613-638, 2019, ISSN: 1573-5184.

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Musembi, Peter; Fulanda, Bernerd; Kairo, James; Githaiga, Michael

Species composition, abundance and fishing methods of small-scale fisheries in the seagrass meadows of Gazi Bay, Kenya Journal Article

Journal of the Indian Ocean Region, 15 (2), pp. 139-156, 2019, ISSN: 1948-0881.

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Samoilys, Melita Anne; Osuka, Kennedy; Mussa, Jamen; Rosendo, Sergio; Riddell, Michael; Diade, Mario; Mbugua, James; Kawaka, Joan; Hill, Nicholas; Koldewey, Heather

An integrated assessment of coastal fisheries in Mozambique for conservation planning Journal Article

Ocean & Coastal Management, 182 , pp. 104924, 2019, ISSN: 0964-5691.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Conservation, Coral reefs, Gender, Management, Small scale fisheries

Barkley, A N; Gollock, M; Samoilys, M; Llewellyn, F; Shivji, M; Wetherbee, B; Hussey, N E

Complex transboundary movements of marine megafauna in the Western Indian Ocean Journal Article

Animal Conservation, 22 (5), pp. 420-431, 2019.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: exclusive economic zones, migration, satellite tags, spatial management, tiger sharks, tracking, transboundary, Western Indian Ocean

Samoilys, Melita A; Halford, Andrew; Osuka, Kennedy

Disentangling drivers of the abundance of coral reef fishes in the Western Indian Ocean Journal Article

Ecology and Evolution, 9 (7), pp. 4149-4167, 2019.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: biogeography, biomass, climate, coral reef, fish, geomorphology

Popova, Ekaterina; Vousden, David; Sauer, Warwick H H; Mohammed, Essam Y; Allain, Valerie; Downey-Breedt, Nicola; Fletcher, Ruth; Gjerde, Kristina M; Halpin, Patrick N; Kelly, Stephen; Obura, David; Pecl, Gretta; Roberts, Michael; Raitsos, Dionysios E; Rogers, Alex; Samoilys, Melita; Sumaila, Ussif Rashid; Tracey, Sean; Yool, Andrew

Ecological connectivity between the areas beyond national jurisdiction and coastal waters: Safeguarding interests of coastal communities in developing countries Journal Article

Marine Policy, 104 , pp. 90 - 102, 2019, ISSN: 0308-597X.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Areas beyond national jurisdiction, Coastal zone, Ecological connectivity, Marine ecosystems, Ocean governance

Gamoyo, Majambo; Obura, David; Reason, Chris J C

Estimating Connectivity Through Larval Dispersal in the Western Indian Ocean Journal Article

Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 124 (8), pp. 2446-2459, 2019.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: biophysical model, connectivity, coral reef larvae, dispersal, graph theory analysis

Cowburn, B; Samoilys, M A; Osuka, K; Klaus, R; Newman, C; Gudka, M; Obura, D

Healthy and diverse coral reefs in Djibouti – A resilient reef system or few anthropogenic threats? Journal Article

Marine Pollution Bulletin, 148 , pp. 182 - 193, 2019, ISSN: 0025-326X.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Coral bleaching, coral reef, Ecosystem health, fisheries, Red Sea, Resilience

The future of resilience-based management in coral reef ecosystems

Mcleod, Elizabeth; Anthony, Kenneth R N; Mumby, Peter J; Maynard, Jeffrey; Beeden, Roger; Graham, Nicholas A J; Heron, Scott F; Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove; Jupiter, Stacy; MacGowan, Petra; Mangubhai, Sangeeta; Marshall, Nadine; Marshall, Paul A; McClanahan, Tim R; Mcleod, Karen; Nyström, Magnus; Obura, David; Parker, Britt; Possingham, Hugh P; Salm, Rodney V; Tamelander, Jerker

The future of resilience-based management in coral reef ecosystems Journal Article

Journal of Environmental Management, 233 , pp. 291 - 301, 2019, ISSN: 0301-4797.

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The Northern Mozambique Channel

Obura, David; Salomao, Bandeira; Bodin, Nathalie; V, Burgener; Braulik, Gill; Chassot, Emmanuel; Gullström, Martin; Kochzius, Marc; Nicoll, Martin; Osuka, Kennedy; Ralison, Harifidy

The Northern Mozambique Channel Book Chapter

Chapter 4, 2019, ISBN: 9780081008539.

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