The MA-RE Institute, University
of Cape Town, is the leading marine research organisation in
Africa, representing the interests of some 40 permanent marine
researchers. The MA-RE Institute's principal focus is research,
which underpins its teaching, training, capacity development
and consultancy activities.
10 June 2010 Global Change magazine (June 2010, Issue 74) The June 2010 issue of Global Change can now be accessed online (click the link above). Print copies will be posted in a week or so.
In this issue, you can read: an interview with Nobel laureate Elinor Ostrom; an elucidation of new emissions scenarios; an opinion piece on climate scepticism; a perspective on the science and politics of land in Africa.
08 June 2010 A two year Masters Proposal An integrated application of trophic markers (stable isotopes, fatty acids and persistent organic pollutants) to determine the trophic structure of the southern Benguela ecosystem
08 June 2010 Nansen - Tutu Centre The Marine Research Institute (Ma-Re) and the Nansen Environmental & Remote Sensing Centre (NERSC) have played an instrumental
role in establishing the Nansen-Tutu Centre in Cape Town.
01 June 2010 How Whales Have Changed Over 35 Million Years ScienceDaily (May 31, 2010) — Whales are remarkably diverse, with 84 living species of dramatically different sizes and more than 400 other species that have gone extinct, including some that lived partly on land. Why are there so many whale species, with so much diversity in body size?
01 June 2010 Spawning Habitat of Bluefin Tuna in Gulf of Mexico: Critical Area Intersects Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill ScienceDaily (May 31, 2010) — Electronic tagging and fisheries catch data have revealed pronounced differences in preferred habitat of Atlantic bluefin tuna and yellowfin tuna in the Gulf of Mexico, despite their close ancestry, according to a new study published today in the peer-reviewed journal PLoS ONE. Bluefin tuna return to the same regions of the Gulf of Mexico during spring months to spawn. The bluefin are selecting a particular habitat along the slope waters of the Gulf of Mexico, which has unique oceanographic properties that are predictable and can be seen from satellites. Yellowfin tuna are more widely distributed throughout the warm Gulf waters and occupy the region throughout the year.
10 May 2010 SA Career Focus MA-RE & ACCESS Scientists featured in SA Career Focus
28 April 2010 World Conference on Marine Biodiversity The Universities of Aberdeen and St Andrews are delighted to announce that the World Conference on Marine Biodiversity will take place on 26 - 30 September 2011 in Aberdeen
28 April 2010 THE AFRICAN CLIMATE AND DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE The African Climate and Development Initiative at the University of Cape Town aims to inspire a future of responsible earth stewardship
through research, teaching and social engagement.
27 January 2010 XBT Workshop - August 2010 The Cluster of Excellence "Integrated Climate System Analysis and
Prediction" (/CliSAP/) of the University of Hamburg, Germany, is going
to host the second XBT Fall Rate Workshop in August-September 2010.