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Lynne Shannon

Lynne Shannon

Ma-Re Institute
John Day Building
University Avenue
University of Cape Town
Rondebosch, 7701, RSA

Ph: # (0)21 650 5454

Email: lynne.shannon(at)uct.ac.za
Website: http://www.eaf.uct.ac.za

Research:

A marine ecologist and oceanographer by background, Lynne explores practical ways in which ecosystem considerations can be incorporated into fisheries management procedures in the Benguela. She arranged an internationally-attended workshop in December 2002, to start putting some of these ideas into practice in South African fisheries management, and was instrumental in the formation of the South African Working Group (MCM) on Ecosystem Approaches for Fisheries Management, which was initiated in August 2003 to take this process further. Lynne co-chairs the international IndiSeas (Indicators for the Seas) Working Group which aims to evaluate the effects of fishing and natural variability on marine ecosystems by means of a suite of ecological, environmental, biodiversity and socio-economic indicators using a comparative approach across a broad range of ecosystem types.

Latest Publications:

  1. Brander, K., Botsford, L., Ciannelli, L., Fogarty, M., Heath, M., Planque, B., Shannon, L.J., and Wieland, K. 2010. Human impacts on marine ecosystems. pp 41-71 in Barange, M., Field, F.G., Harris, R., Hoffmann, E.E., Perry, I. and Werner, F.E. (Eds). Marine Ecosystems and Global Change. 412pp. ISBN 978-0-19-955802-5
  2. Bundy, A., Shannon, L. J., Rochet, M.-J., Neira, S., Shin, Y.-J., Hill, L., and Aydin, K. 2010. The Good(ish), the Bad and the Ugly: a tripartite classification of ecosystem trends. ICES Journal of Marine Science 67:745-768.
  3. Coll, M., Shannon, L. J., Yemane, D., Link, J., Ojaveer, H., Neira, S., Jouffre, D., Labrosse, P., Heymans, J. J., Fulton, E.A., and Shin, Y.-J. 2010. Ranking the ecological relative status of exploited marine ecosystems. ICES Journal of Marine Science 67: 769-786.
  4. Link, J. S., Yemane, D., Shannon, L. J., Coll, M., Shin, Y.- J., Hill, L., and Borges, M.-F. 2010. Relating Marine Ecosystem Indicators to Fishing and Environmental Drivers: An Elucidation of Contrasting Responses. ICES Journal of Marine Science 67: 787-795.
  5. Rose, K.A., Allen, J.I., Artioli, Y., Barange, M., Blackford, J., Carlotti, F., Cropp, R., Daewel, U., Edwards, K., Flynn, K., Hill, S.L., Hillerislambers, R., Huse, G., Mackinson, S., Megrey, B., Moll, A., Rivkin, R., Salihoglu, B., Schrum, C., Shannon, L., Shin, Y.-J., Smith, S.L., Smith, C., Solidoro, C., St. John, M., Zhou, M. 2010. End-To-End Models For The Analysis Of Marine Ecosystems: Challenges, Issues, And Next Steps. Marine And Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, And Ecosystem Science 2:115–130.
  6. Shannon, L.J., Coll, M., Yemane, D., Jouffre, D., Neira, S., Bertrand, A., Diaz, E., and Shin, Y.-J. 2010. Comparing data-based indicators across upwelling and comparable systems for communicating ecosystem states and trends. ICES Journal of Marine Science 67: 807-832.
  7. Shin, Y.-J., and Shannon, L. J. 2010. Using indicators for evaluating, comparing and communicating the ecological status of exploited marine ecosystems. 1. The IndiSeas Project. ICES Journal of Marine Science 67: 686-691.
  8. Shin, Y.-J., Shannon, L. J., Bundy, A., Coll, M., Aydin, K., Bez, N., Blanchard, J.L., Borges, M.-F., Diallo, I., Diaz, E., Heymans, J.J., Hill, L., Jogannesen, E., Jouffre, D., Kifani, S., Labrosse, P., Link, J., Mackinson, S., Masski, H., Mollmann, C., Neira, S., Ojaveer, H., Abdallahi, K.o.M., Perry, I., Thiao, D., Yemane, D. and Cury, P. 2010. Using indicators for evaluating, comparing and communicating the ecological status of exploited marine ecosystems. 2. Setting the scene. ICES Journal of Marine Science 67: 692-716.
  9. Shin, Y.-J., Bundy, A., Shannon, L. J., Simier, M., Coll, M., Fulton, E., Link, J., Jouffre, D., Ojaveer, H., Mackinson, S., Heymans, J.J. and Raid, T. 2010. Can simple be useful and reliable? Using ecological indicators for representing and comparing the states of marine ecosystems. ICES Journal of Marine Science 67: 717-731.
  10. Travers, M., Watermeyer, K., Shannon, L.J., Shin, Y.-J. 2010. Changes in food web structure under scenarios of overfishing in the southern Benguela: Comparison of the Ecosim and OSMOSE modelling approaches. Journal of Marine Systems 79(1-2):101-111.

Students:

Honours: None

Masters:

Wisaal Osman
Loic Gasche

PhD:

Lara Atkinson
Sam Mafwila
Kate Watermeyer

Related Websites:

www.eaf.uct.ac.za/
www.IndiSeas.org