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Postdoctoral Fellows

 Dr Marie-Lou Bachèlery 









Dr Marie-Lou Bachèlery is currently working as a post-doctoral fellow in the context of the PREFACE international project and the NRF Sarchi chair.

Research Interest: Her research covers physical and biogeochemical oceanography, physical/biogeochemical interactions, regional processes, and numerical modelling (coupled regional oceanic simulations) in coastal and open ocean sectors. She is mainly interested in the regional variability of the South-Eastern Atlantic Ocean with a special focus on the Benguela Upwelling System. Her research apprehends equatorial dynamics and its connection with the interannual coastal variability off the coasts of Angola, Namibia, and South-Africa.

Advisor:  Associate Professor Mathieu Rouault

Affiliations: PREFACE, Nansen-Tutu Centre



 Dr Rondrotiana Barimalala











Research interests: climate variability, coupled ocean - atmosphere processes, climate modelling. 
Currently focusing on the role of the tropical Indian Ocean on Central and Southern African climate variability.


Affiliation: This work is part of the UMFULA project , within the Future Climate For Africa Programme



Dr Ross Blamely

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 Dr Eleonora Puccinelli 











Dr Eleonora Puccinelli is a Marine Ecologist working as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Cape Town. She is specialized in trophic ecology of benthic intertidal and deep-sea ecosystems, focussing on the Southern Ocean Prince Edward Islands and the coastal area of False Bay in South Africa.

Research interest: Her research mainly focuses on understanding the effects of climate change, environmental factors and human activities on trophic dynamics of these ecosystems, and to evaluate possible solutions to these threats. Read more





Dr Anne Treasure 















Dr Anne Treasure completed a PhD on invasive species and climate change impacts on the sub-Antarctic Prince Edward Islands.

Research interest: Current research interests include using ecosystem modelling to investigate the impacts of the latitudinal variability of the sub-Antarctic front on marine ecosystems around the Prince Edward Islands.

Advisor:  Prof Nico de Bruyn (Pretoria) and A/Prof Isabelle Ansorge (UCT)

Affiliations:  Marion Island Marine Mammal Programme, University of Pretoria (MIMMP), Marine Research Institute, UCT (MaRe), South African National Antarctic Programme (SANAP), Marine Mammals Exploring the Oceans Pole to Pole (MEOP)