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  1.  Altieri K.E., Trollip H., Caetano T., Hughes A., Merven B. &  Winkler H. 2016 Achieving development and mitigation objectives through a decarbonization development pathway in South Africa, Climate Policy, 16:sup1, S78-S91, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2016.1150250
  2. Altieri, K.E., Fawcett, S.E., Peters, A.J., Sigman, D.M. & Hastings, M.G. 2016. Marine biogenic source of atmospheric organic nitrogen in the subtropical North Atlantic. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 113(4):925-930. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1516847113.
  3. Ansorge, I.J., Brundrit, G., Brundrit, J., Dorrington, R., Fawcett, S., Gammon, D., Henry, T., Hermes, J. et al. 2016. SEAmester - South Africa's first class afloat. South African Journal of Science. 112(9-10) DOI:10.17159/sajs.2016/a0171.
  4. Atkins, J.F., Moloney, C.L., Probyn, T.A. & Bernard, S. 2016. In situ measurements and model estimates of NO3 and NH4 uptake by different phytoplankton size fractions in the Southern Benguela upwelling system. Frontiers in Marine Science. 3(OCT) DOI:10.3389/fmars.2016.00194.
  5. Bachèlery, M.-., Illig, S. & Dadou, I. 2016. Forcings of nutrient, oxygen, and primary production interannual variability in the southeast Atlantic Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters. 43(16):8617-8625. DOI:10.1002/2016GL070288.
  6. Bachèlery, M.-., Illig, S. & Dadou, I. 2016. Interannual variability in the South-East Atlantic Ocean, focusing on the Benguela Upwelling System: Remote versus local forcing. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 121(1):284-310. DOI:10.1002/2015JC011168.
  7. Barlow, R., Gibberd, M.-., Lamont, T., Aiken, J. & Holligan, P. 2016. Chemotaxonomic phytoplankton patterns on the eastern boundary of the Atlantic Ocean. Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers. 111:73-78. DOI:10.1016/j.dsr.2016.02.011.
  8. Bonnet, S., Berthelot, H., Turk-Kubo, K., Fawcett, S., Rahav, E., L'Helguen, S. & Berman-Frank, I. 2016. Dynamics of N2 fixation and fate of diazotroph-derived nitrogen in a low-nutrient, low-chlorophyll ecosystem: Results from the VAHINE mesocosm experiment (New Caledonia). Biogeosciences. 13(9):2653-2673. DOI:10.5194/bg-13-2653-2016.
  9. Braby, L., Backeberg, B.C., Ansorge, I., Roberts, M.J., Krug, M. & Reason, C.J.C. 2016. Observed eddy dissipation in the Agulhas Current. Geophysical Research Letters. 43(15):8143-8150. DOI:10.1002/2016GL069480.
  10. Castellanos, P., Campos, E.J.D., Giddy, I. & Santis, W. 2016. Inter-comparison studies between high-resolution HYCOM simulation and observational data: The South Atlantic and the Agulhas leakage system. Journal of Marine Systems. 159:76-88. DOI:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2016.02.010.
  11. Chevane, C.M., Penven, P., Nehama, F.P.J. & Reason, C.J.C. 2016. Modelling the tides and their impacts on the vertical stratification over the Sofala Bank, Mozambique. African Journal of Marine Science. 38(4):465-479. DOI:10.2989/1814232X.2016.1236039.
  12. Collins, C., Hermes, J.C., Roman, R.E. & Reason, C.J.C. 2016. First dedicated hydrographic survey of the Comoros Basin. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 121(2):1291-1305. DOI:10.1002/2015JC011418.
  13. Cossa, O., Pous, S., Penven, P., Capet, X. & Reason, C.J.C. 2016. Modelling cyclonic eddies in the Delagoa Bight region. Continental Shelf Research. 119:14-29. DOI:10.1016/j.csr.2016.03.006.
  14. Dieppois, B., Pohl, B., Rouault, M., New, M., Lawler, D. & Keenlyside, N. 2016. Interannual to interdecadal variability of winter and summer southern African rainfall, and their teleconnections. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 121(11):6215-6239. DOI:10.1002/2015JD024576.
  15. Dilmahamod, A.F., Hermes, J.C. & Reason, C.J.C. 2016. Chlorophyll-a variability in the Seychelles-Chagos Thermocline Ridge: Analysis of a coupled biophysical model. Journal of Marine Systems. 154:220-232. DOI:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2015.10.011.
  16. Dueri S, Guillotreau P, Jiménez-Toribio R, Oliveros-Ramos R, Bopp L, Maury O. Food security or economic profitability? Projecting the effects of climate and socioeconomic changes on global skipjack tuna fisheries under three management strategies. Global Environmental Change, 41:1-2.
  17. Epicoco, I., Mocavero, S., MacChia, F., Vichi, M., Lovato, T., Masina, S. & Aloisio, G. 2016. Performance and results of the high-resolution biogeochemical model PELAGOS025 v1.0 within NEMO v3.4. Geoscientific Model Development. 9(6):2115-2128. DOI:10.5194/gmd-9-2115-2016.
  18. Fennessy, S.T., Roberts, M.J. & Barlow, R.G. 2016. An editorial synthesis of the ACEP project: Ecosystem Processes in the KwaZulu-Natal Bight. African Journal of Marine Science. 38:S217-S223. DOI:10.2989/1814232X.2016.1195778.
  19. Gille S, Josey S and Swart S (2016). New approaches for air-sea fluxes in the Southern Ocean, Eos, 97, doi:10.1029/2016EO052243 
  20. Gimeno, L., Dominguez, F., Nieto, R., Trigo, R., Drumond, A., Reason, C.J.C., Taschetto, A.S., Ramos, A.M. et al. 2016. Major Mechanisms of Atmospheric Moisture Transport and Their Role in Extreme Precipitation Events.
  21. Guastella, L.A. & Roberts, M.J. 2016. Dynamics and role of the Durban cyclonic eddy in the KwaZulu-Natal Bight ecosystem. African Journal of Marine Science. 38:S23-S42. DOI:10.2989/1814232X.2016.1159982.
  22. Guiet, J., Aumont, O., Poggiale, J.-. & Maury, O. 2016. Effects of lower trophic level biomass and water temperature on fish communities: A modelling study. Progress in Oceanography. 146:22-37. DOI:10.1016/j.pocean.2016.04.003.
  23. Guiet, J., Poggiale, J.-. & Maury, O. 2016. Modelling the community size-spectrum: recent developments and new directions. Ecological Modelling. 337:4-14. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2016.05.015.
  24. Halo, I., Dorrington, R., Bornman, T., De Villiers, S. & Fawcett, S. 2016. South Africa in the antarctic circumnavigation expedition: A multi-institutional and interdisciplinary scientific project. South African Journal of Science. 112(9-10) DOI:10.17159/sajs.2016/a0173.
  25. Holton, L., Deshayes, J., Backeberg, B.C., Loveday, B.R., Hermes, J.C. & Reason, C.J.C. 2016. Spatio-temporal characteristics of Agulhas leakage: a model inter-comparison study. Climate Dynamics. :1-15. DOI:10.1007/s00382-016-3193-5.
  26. Hutchinson, K., Swart, S., Meijers, A., Ansorge, I. & Speich, S. 2016. Decadal-scale thermohaline variability in the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 121(5):3171-3189. DOI:10.1002/2015JC011491.
  27. José, Y.S., Penven, P., Aumont, O., Machu, E., Moloney, C.L., Shillington, F. & Maury, O. 2016. Suppressing and enhancing effects of mesoscale dynamics on biological production in the Mozambique Channel. Journal of Marine Systems. 158:129-139. DOI:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2016.02.003.
  28. Keerthi, M.G., Lengaigne, M., Drushka, K., Vialard, J., Montegut, C.B., Pous, S., Levy, M. & Muraleedharan, P.M. 2016. Intraseasonal variability of mixed layer depth in the tropical Indian Ocean. Climate Dynamics. 46(7-8):2633-2655. DOI:10.1007/s00382-015-2721-z.
  29. Kemeny, P.C., Weigand, M.A., Zhang, R., Carter, B.R., Karsh, K.L., Fawcett, S.E. & Sigman, D.M. 2016. Enzyme-level interconversion of nitrate and nitrite in the fall mixed layer of the Antarctic Ocean. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 30(7):1069-1085. DOI:10.1002/2015GB005350.
  30. Kirkman, S.P., Blamey, L., Lamont, T., Field, J.G., Bianchi, G., Huggett, J.A., Hutchings, L., Jackson-Veitch, J. et al. 2016. Spatial characterisation of the Benguela ecosystem for ecosystem-based management. African Journal of Marine Science. 38(1):7-22. DOI:10.2989/1814232X.2015.1125390.
  31. Knapp AN, Fawcett SE, Martínez-Garcia A, Leblond N, Moutin T and Bonnet S (2016). Nitrogen isotopic evidence for a shift from nitrate-to diazotroph-fueled export production in the VAHINE mesocosm experiments. Biogeosciences, 13:4645-4657. doi:10.5194/bg-13-4645-2016
  32. Lamont, T., Van Den Berg, M.A. & Barlow, R.G. 2016. Agulhas current influence on the shelf dynamics of the KwaZulu-Natal bight. Journal of Physical Oceanography. 46(4):1323-1338. DOI:10.1175/JPO-D-15-0152.1.
  33. Le Mézo, P., Lefort, S., Séférian, R., Aumont, O., Maury, O., Murtugudde, R. & Bopp, L. 2016. Natural variability of marine ecosystems inferred from a coupled climate to ecosystem simulation. Journal of Marine Systems. 153:55-66. DOI:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2015.09.004.
  34. Lee, Y.J., Matrai, P.A., Friedrichs, M.A.M., Saba, V.S., Aumont, O., Babin, M., Buitenhuis, E.T., Chevallier, M. et al. 2016. Net primary productivity estimates and environmental variables in the Arctic Ocean: An assessment of coupled physical-biogeochemical models. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 121(12):8635-8669. DOI:10.1002/2016JC011993.
  35. Manatsa, D. & Reason, C. 2016. ENSO-Kalahari Desert linkages on southern Africa summer surface air temperature variability. International Journal of Climatology. DOI:10.1002/joc.4806.
  36. Manyilizu, M., Penven, P. & Reason, C.J.C. 2016. Annual cycle of the upper-ocean circulation and properties in the tropical western Indian Ocean. African Journal of Marine Science. 38(1):81-99. DOI:10.2989/1814232X.2016.1158123.
  37. Mashifane, T.B., Vichi, M., Waldron, H.N., Machu, E. & Garçonc, V. 2016. Modelling nitrite dynamics and associated feedback processes in the Benguela oxygen minimum zone. Continental Shelf Research. 124:200-212. DOI:10.1016/j.csr.2016.05.004.
  38. Massie, P.P., McIntyre, T., Ryan, P.G., Bester, M.N., Bornemann, H. & Ansorge, I.J. 2016. The role of eddies in the diving behaviour of female southern elephant seals. Polar Biology. 39(2):297-307. DOI:10.1007/s00300-015-1782-0.
  39. Messager, C. & Swart, S. 2016. Significant atmospheric boundary layer change observed above an agulhas current warm cored eddy. Advances in Meteorology. 2016 DOI:10.1155/2016/3659657.
  40. Mongwe, N.P., Chang, N. & Monteiro, P.M.S. 2016. The seasonal cycle as a mode to diagnose biases in modelled CO2 fluxes in the Southern Ocean. Ocean Modelling. 106:90-103. DOI:10.1016/j.ocemod.2016.09.006.
  41. Morris T, Hermes J, Ansorge I, Du Plessis M and d’Hotman J (2016). Bounded by oceans. Quest, 12(2):36-37.
  42. Nguvava, M., Kuyper, B., Bucciarelli, E., Waldron, H. & Palmer, C. 2016. Nutrient limitation in two marine diatoms inhibits release of bromoform. African Journal of Marine Science. 38(4):581-588. DOI:10.2989/1814232X.2016.1263239.
  43. Nicholson, S.-A., Lévy, M., Llort, J., Swart, S. & Monteiro, P.M.S. 2016. Investigation into the impact of storms on sustaining summer primary productivity in the Sub-Antarctic Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters. 43(17):9192-9199. DOI:10.1002/2016GL069973.
  44. Olsen, E.K., De Cerf, C.K., Dziwornu, G.A., Puccinelli, E., Ansorge, I.J., Samaai, T., Dingle, L.M.K., Edkins, A.L. et al. 2016. Cytotoxic activity of marine sponge extracts from the sub-Antarctic Islands and the Southern Ocean. South African Journal of Science. 112(11-12) DOI:10.17159/sajs.2016/20160202.
  45. Pivan, X., Krug, M. & Herbette, S. 2016. Observations of the vertical and temporal evolution of a Natal Pulse along the Eastern Agulhas Bank. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 121(9):7108-7122. DOI:10.1002/2015JC011582.
  46. Puccinelli, E., McQuaid, C.D. & Noyon, M. 2016. Absence of an effect of freshwater input on the stable isotope and fatty acid signatures of intertidal filter-feeders. African Journal of Marine Science. 38(4):481-492. DOI:10.2989/1814232X.2016.1227277.
  47. Puccinelli, E., Noyon, M. & McQuaid, C.D. 2016. Does proximity to urban centres affect the dietary regime of marine benthic filter feeders? Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 169:147-157. DOI:10.1016/j.ecss.2015.12.017.
  48. Puccinelli, E., Noyon, M. & McQuaid, C.D. 2016. Hierarchical effects of biogeography and upwelling shape the dietary signatures of benthic filter feeders. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 543:37-54. DOI:10.3354/meps11567.
  49. Puccinelli, E., McQuaid, C.D. & Noyon, M. 2016. Spatio-temporal variation in effects of upwelling on the fatty acid composition of benthic filter feeders in the Southern Benguela ecosystem: Not all upwelling is equal. PLoS One. 11(8): e0161919.  DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0161919.
  50. Reason, C.J.C. 2016. The Bolivian, Botswana, and Bilybara Highs and Southern Hemisphere drought/floods. Geophysical Research Letters. 43(3):1280-1286. DOI:10.1002/2015GL067228.
  51. Renault, L., Molemaker, M.J., Mcwilliams, J.C., Shchepetkin, A.F., Lemarié, F., Chelton, D., Illig, S. & Hall, A. 2016. Modulation of wind work by oceanic current interaction with the atmosphere. Journal of Physical Oceanography. 46(6):1685-1704. DOI:10.1175/JPO-D-15-0232.1.
  52. Ringard, J., Dieppois, B., Rome, S., Diedhiou, A., Pellarin, T., Konaré, A., Diawara, A., Konaté, D. et al. 2016. The intensification of thermal extremes in west Africa. Global and Planetary Change. 139:66-77. DOI:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2015.12.009.
  53. Riser, S.C., Freeland, H.J., Roemmich, D., Wijffels, S., Troisi, A., Belbéoch, M., Gilbert, D., Xu, J. et al. 2016. Fifteen years of ocean observations with the global Argo array. Nature Climate Change. 6(2):145-153. DOI:10.1038/nclimate2872.
  54. Roberts, M.J., Nieuwenhuys, C. & Guastella, L.A. 2016. Circulation of shelf waters in the KwaZulu-Natal Bight, South Africa. African Journal of Marine Science. 38:S7-S21. DOI:10.2989/1814232X.2016.1175383.
  55. Rouault, M., Verley, P. & Backeberg, B. 2016. Wind changes above warm Agulhas Current eddies. Ocean Science. 12(2):495-506. DOI:10.5194/os-12-495-2016.
  56. Roxy, M.K., Modi, A., Murtugudde, R., Valsala, V., Panickal, S., Prasanna Kumar, S., Ravichandran, M., Vichi, M. et al. 2016. A reduction in marine primary productivity driven by rapid warming over the tropical Indian Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters. 43(2):826-833. DOI:10.1002/2015GL066979.
  57. Tagliabue, A., Aumont, O., Death, R., Dunne, J.P., Dutkiewicz, S., Galbraith, E., Misumi, K., Moore, J.K. et al. 2016. How well do global ocean biogeochemistry models simulate dissolved iron distributions? Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 30(2):149-174. DOI:10.1002/2015GB005289.
  58. Trudelle, L., Cerchio, S., Zerbini, A.N., Geyer, Y., Mayer, F.-., Jung, J.-., Hervé, M.R., Pous, S. et al. 2016. Influence of environmental parameters on movements and habitat utilization of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in the madagascar breeding ground. Royal Society Open Science, 3(12):1-22.  DOI:10.1098/rsos.160616.
  59. Van der Lingen, C.D., Hutchings, L., Lamont, T. & Pitcher, G.C. 2016. Climate change, dinoflagellate blooms and sardine in the southern Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem. Environmental Development. 17:230-243. DOI:10.1016/j.envdev.2015.09.004.
  60. Verheye, H.M., Lamont, T., Huggett, J.A., Kreiner, A. & Hampton, I. 2016. Plankton productivity of the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME). Environmental Development. 17:75-92. DOI:10.1016/j.envdev.2015.07.011.
  61. Visinelli, L., Masina, S., Vichi, M., Storto, A. & Lovato, T. 2016. Impacts of data assimilation on the global ocean carbonate system. Journal of Marine Systems. 158:106-119. DOI:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2016.02.011. 

Reason CJC (2016). Storm Hazards in Sub-Saharan Africa. Chapter 7. In: Natural and Human-Induced Hazards and Disasters in Africa. Ed. Genene Mulugeta and Thokozani  Simelane, pp 112-118.  ISBN: 978-0-7983-0494-8


Phd in Ocean & Atmospheric Science:

  1. Nicholson, Sarah-Anne (2016).  Intra-Seasonal Variability of Southern Ocean Primary Production: the Role of Storms and Mesoscale Turbulence. (pp.135) 
  2. Smith, Marie (2016). The use of reflectance classification for chlorophyll algorithm application across multiple optical water types in South African coastal waters

MSc by dissertation in: Ocean & Atmospheric Science 

  1. Schilperoort, Daniel (2016). The Effect of the Agulhas Current on Synthetic Aperture Radar Derived Wind Fields. (pp.110) 

MSc by dissertaion in: Physical Oceanography

  1. Little, Hazel (2016). Quantifying spatial and temporal scales of phytoplankton variability in the Sub-Antarctic Ocean using a high-resolution glider dataset. (pp.81)