Peer Reviewed Publications

Papers submitted for the Special Issue in Ocean & Coastal Management:

"East African Coastal Current: At the Frontier of Climate Change and Food Security"




Joseph N. Kamau, Zoe L. Jacobs, Fatma Jebri, Stephen Kelly, Edward Kimani, Amina Makori, James Mwaluma, Elizabeth Mueni, Harrison Ong'anda, Matthew R. Palmer, Ekaterina Popova, Michael J. Roberts, Sarah F.W. Taylor, Juliane U. Wihsgott, Stuart C. Painter (2021) Managing emerging fisheries of the North Kenya Banks in the context of environmental change, Ocean & Coastal Management, Volume 209, 105671, ISSN 0964-5691.

Damaris Mutia, Stephen Carpenter, Zoe Jacobs, Fatma Jebri, Joseph Kamau, Stephen J. Kelly, Amon Kimeli, Philip Kibet Langat, Amina Makori, Francesco Nencioli, Stuart C. Painter, Ekaterina Popova, Dionysios Raitsos, Michael Roberts (2021) Productivity driven by Tana river discharge is spatially limited in Kenyan coastal waters, Ocean & Coastal Management, Volume 211, 105713, ISSN 0964-5691. James Mwaluma, Noah Ngisiang'e, Melckzedeck Osore, Joseph Kamau, Harrison Ong'anda, Joseph Kilonzi, Mike Roberts, Ekatarina Popova, Stuart C. Painter (2021) Assemblage structure and distribution of fish larvae on the North Kenya Banks during the Southeast Monsoon season, Ocean & Coastal Management, Volume 212, 105800, ISSN 0964-5691.

Z.L. Jacobs, A. Yool, F. Jebri, M. Srokosz, S. van Gennip, S.J. Kelly, M. Roberts, W. Sauer, A.M. Queirós, K.E. Osuka, M. Samoilys, A.E. Becker, E. Popova (2021) Key climate change stressors of marine ecosystems along the path of the East African coastal current, Ocean & Coastal Management, Volume 208, 105627, ISSN 0964-5691.

Baraka Sekadende, Lucy Scott, Jim Anderson, Shankar Aswani, Julius Francis, Zoe Jacobs, Fatma Jebri, Narriman Jiddawi, Albogast T. Kamukuru, Stephen Kelly, Hellen Kizenga, Baraka Kuguru, Margareth Kyewalyanga, Margaux Noyon, Ntahondi Nyandwi, Stuart C. Painter, Matthew Palmer, Dionysios E. Raitsos, Michael Roberts, Sévrine F. Sailley, Melita Samoilys, Warwick H.H. Sauer, Salome Shayo, Yohana Shaghude, Sarah F.W. Taylor, Juliane Wihsgott, Ekaterina Popova (2020) The small pelagic fishery of the Pemba Channel, Tanzania: What we know and what we need to know for management under climate change, Ocean & Coastal Management, Volume 197

Stuart C. Painter, Baraka Sekadende, Angelina Michael, Margaux Noyon, Salome Shayo, Brian Godfrey, Mtumwa Mwadini, Margareth Kyewalyanga (2021) Evidence of localised upwelling in Pemba Channel (Tanzania) during the southeast monsoon, Ocean & Coastal Management, Volume 200, 105462, ISSN 0964-5691. Kennedy E. Osuka, Colin McClean, Bryce D. Stewart, Brian J. Bett, Tim Le Bas, John Howe, Colin Abernerthy, Saleh Yahya, David Obura, Melita Samoilys (2021) Characteristics of shallow and mesophotic environments of the Pemba Channel, Tanzania: Implications for management and conservation, Ocean & Coastal Management, Volume 200,105463, ISSN 0964-5691. Baraka C. Sekadende, Angelina Michael, Stuart C. Painter, Salome Shayo, Margaux Noyon, Margareth S. Kyewalyanga (2021) Spatial variation in the phytoplankton community of the Pemba Channel, Tanzania, during the south-east monsoon, Ocean & Coastal Management, Volume 212, 105799, ISSN 0964-5691.

In Review Process

Y.Shaghude et al., Seasonal variations of remotely-sensed Chlorophyll-a and associated physical conditions in the Tanzanian channels

Hellen J. Kizenga, Fatma Jebri, Yohana Shaghude, Dionysios E. Raitsos, Meric Srokosz, Zoe L. Jacobs, Francesco Nencioli, Mwanahija Shalli, Margareth S. Kyewalyanga, Ekaterina Popova (2021) Variability of mackerel fish catch and remotely-sensed biophysical controls in the eastern Pemba Channel, Ocean & Coastal Management, Volume 207, 105593, ISSN 0964-5691. Matthew R. Palmer, Yohana W. Shagude, Michael J. Roberts, Ekaterina Popova, Juliane U. Wihsgott, Shankar Aswani, Jack Coupland, John A. Howe, Brian J. Bett, Kennedy E. Osuka, Colin Abernethy, Sofia Alexiou, Stuart C. Painter, Joseph N. Kamau, Ntahondi Nyandwi, Baraka Sekadende (2021) Marine robots for coastal ocean research in the Western Indian Ocean, Ocean & Coastal Management, Volume 212,  105805, ISSN 0964-5691.

Sarah F.W. Taylor, Shankar Aswani, Narriman Jiddawi, Jack Coupland, Phillip A.S. James, Stephen Kelly, Hellen Kizenga, Michael Roberts, Ekaterina Popova (2021) The complex relationship between asset wealth, adaptation, and diversification in tropical fisheries, Ocean & Coastal Management, Volume 212, 105808, ISSN 0964-5691.

A.R. Gates, J.M. Durden, M.D. Richmond, C.A. Muhando, Z.A. Khamis, D.O.B. Jones (2021) Ecological considerations for marine spatial management in deep-water Tanzania, Ocean & Coastal Management, Volume 210, 105703.


In Review Process

R.Wilson et al., Large projected reductions in marine fish biomass for Kenya and Tanzania in the absence of climate mitigation



Papers submitted for the Special Issue in Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography:

"Dynamics of Agulhas Bank, South Africa - ecosystem shifts and future trends in the squid fishery"



In Review Process Mazwane, S.L., Poulton, A.J., Hickman, A., Jebri, F., Jacobs Z., Roberts, M., Noyon, M. Seasonal and long-term stability of Net Primary Production on the Agulhas Bank, 1998 - 2018  
In Review Process Poulton, A.J., Mazwane, S.L., Godfrey, B., Carvalho, A., Mawji, E., Wihsgott, J.U., Noyon, M. Primary production dynamics on the Agulhas Bank in autumn (March 2019).  
In Review Process Noyon, M., Poulton, A.J., Asdar, S., Weitz, R., Giering, S. Mesozooplankton community distribution on the Agulhas Bank: size structure and production.  

In Review Process

Giering, S., Noyon, M., Godfrey, B., Poulton, A.J., Briggs, N., Roberts, M. Optical particle measurements indicate resuspension as dominant mechanisms behind the formation of benthic nepheloid layers on the Agulhas Bank.  

In Review Process

Jacobs, Z., Roberts, M., Jebri, J., Srokosz, M., Kelly, S., Sauer, W.H.H., Bruggeman, J., Popova, E. Drivers of productivity on the Agulhas Bank and the importance for marine ecosystems.  

In Review Process

Jebri, J., Raitsos, D.E., Gittings, J.A., Jacobs, Z., Srokosz, M.,Gornall, J., Sauer, W.H.H., Roberts, M., Popova, E. Unravelling links between squid catch variations and biophysical mechanisms in South African waters.  
In Review Process Asdar, S., Jacobs, Z., Popova, E., Noyon, M., Sauer, W.H.H., Roberts, M. Projected climate change impacts on the ecosystems of the Agulhas Bank, South Africa.  
In Review Process

Bruggeman, J., Jacobs, Z., Popova, E., Sauer, W.H.H., Gornall, J.M., Brewin, R.J.W., Roberts, M. The paralarval stage as key to predicting squid catch: hints from a process-based model.



Other SOLSTICE Papers

Peer-Reviewed Papers Published by SOLSTICE Researchers



ALTMETRICS Queirós, A. M., Talbot, E., Beaumont, N. J., Somerfield, P. J., Kay, S., Pascoe, C., Dedman, S., Fernandes, J., Jueterbock, A., Miller, P. I., Sailley, S. F., Sará, G., Carr, L. M., Austen, M. C., Widdicombe, S., Rilov, G., Levin, L. A., Hull, S. C., Walmsley, S. F., & Nic Aonghusa, C. (2021). Bright spots as climate-smart marine spatial planning tools for conservation and blue growth. Global Change Biology, 00, 1– 18.

Jacobs, Z. L.; Jebri, F.; Raitsos, D. E.; Popova, E.; Srokosz, M.; Painter, S. C.; Nencioli, F.; Roberts, M.; Kamau, J.; Palmer, M.; Wihsgott, J. (2020) Shelf‐break upwelling and productivity over the North Kenya Banks: The importance of large‐scale ocean dynamics. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 125 (1).

Jacobs, Zoe; Jebri, Fatma ; Srokosz, Meric ; Raitsos, Dionysios E.; Painter, Stuart C.; Nencioli, Francesco; Osuka, Kennedy; Samoilys, Melita; Sauer, Warwick; Roberts, Michael; Taylor, Sarah F. W.; Scott, Lucy; Kizenga, Hellen; Popova, Ekaterina. (2020) A major ecosystem shift in coastal East African waters during the 1997/98 Super El Niño as detected using remote sensing data. Remote Sensing, 12 (19), 3127.

Jebri, Fatma; Jacobs, Zoe L.; Raitsos, Dionysios E.; Srokosz, Meric; Painter, Stuart C.; Kelly, Stephen; Roberts, Michael J.; Scott, Lucy; Taylor, Sarah F. W.; Palmer, Matthew; Kizenga, Hellen; Shaghude, Yohana; Wihsgott, Juliane; Popova, Ekaterina (2020) Interannual monsoon wind variability as a key driver of East African small pelagic fisheries. Scientific Reports, 10 (1), 13247.

Lamont, T., Barlow, R.G., Brewin, R.J.W. (2018). Variations in Remotely-Sensed Phytoplankton Size Structure of a Cyclonic Eddy in the Southwest Indian Ocean. Remote Sensing, 10(7):1143.

Lamont, T., Brewin, R.G., Barlow, R.J.W. (2018). Seasonal variation in remotely-sensed phytoplankton size structure around southern Africa. Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 204, Pages 617-631, ISSN 0034-4257.

Painter, Stuart (2020). The biogeochemistry and oceanography of the East African Coastal Current. Progress in Oceanography, 102374.

Popova, E., Vousden, D., Sauer, W.H.H., Mohammed, E.Y., Allain, V., Downey-Breedt, N., Fletcher, R., Gjerde, K.M., Halpin, P.N., Kelly, S., Obura, D., Pecl,G., Roberts, M., Raitsos, D.E., Rogers, A., Samoilys, M., Sumaila, U.R., Tracey, S., Yool, A. (2019). Ecological connectivity between the areas beyond national jurisdiction and coastal waters: Safeguarding interests of coastal communities in developing countries. Marine Policy, Volume 104, Pages 90-102, ISSN 0308-597X

Semba, M., Lumpkin, R., Kimirei, I., Shaghude, Y., Nyandwi, N. (2019) Seasonal and spatial variation of surface current in the Pemba Channel, Tanzania. PLoS ONE 14(1): e0210303.

Taylor, S.F.W., Roberts, M.J., Milligan, B., Ncwadi, R. (2019) Measurement and implications of marine food security in the Western Indian Ocean: an impending crisis?. Food Security, 11, 1395–1415.


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