Bayworld Centre for Research & Education
BCRE

Oceanography
Zooplankton

Research Associate:Dr Jenny Huggett (PhD - University of Cape Town)
Marine and Coastal Management
(Honorary Research Associate)
Research Interests:
  • Zooplankton ecology in the South-western Indian Ocean, particularly the Mozambique Channel
  • Zooplankton and ichthyoplankton dynamics and spatio-temporal variability in the Benguela upwelling system
  • Zooplankton dynamics and long-term variability on the Agulhas Bank
Current Projects:
  • The role of zooplankton and ichthyoplankton in ecosystem functioning in the South-western Indian Ocean
  • The role of zooplankton in ecosystem functioning in the KwaZulu-Natal Bight
  • Monitoring the variability of the food environment of pelagic fish
  • Long-term and decade-scale variability of coastal zooplankton
  • Monitoring of fish eggs and larvae in the Benguela jet current
Former Projects:
  • Comparative ecology of the copepods Calanus agulhensis and Calanoides carinatus
  • Individual-based model (IBM) of anchovy in the Benguela upwelling system
  • Effect of Koeberg Nuclear Power station on entrained zooplankton
Collaborators:Hans Verheye (Head: Biological Oceanography)
  - Marine and Coastal Management
 James Mwaluma (Research Officer)
  - Kenyan Marine Fisheries Research Institute
 Keshnee Pillay (Marine Scientist)
  - Marine and Coastal Management
 Larry Hutchings (Chief Specialist Scientist)
  - Marine and Coastal Management
 Mark Gibbons (Professor of Marine Biology)
  - University of the Western Cape
 Nadine Strydom (Senior Lecturer)
  - Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
 Pascal Cotel (Acoustic Engineer)
  - Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, La Reunion
 Sean Fennessey (Senior Scientist)
  - Oceanographic Research Institute, Durban
 Sven Kaehler (Research Associate)
  - Rhodes University
 Tarron Lamont (Marine Scientist)
  - Marine and Coastal Management
Current Students:Registered at: University of the Western Cape
 Michelle Pretorius
(PhD)
Copepod community structure of the KZN Bight
 Registered at: Cape Peninsula University of Technology
 Samantha Ockhuis
(B Tech)
Zooplankton associated with eddies in the Mozambique Channel