Global change in estuaries


January 12, 2023

We recently received funding through the ESSRP programme of the DST/NRF to work on GLOBAL CHANGE in estuaries, specifically on: A Framework to Assess Global Change in Estuaries: Past, Present and Future.

Our aims are to investigate physical and chemical forcings on the estuarine ecosystem under various global change scenarios. Using network analysis and systems dynamic modelling, we investigate biodiversity-ecosytem function, modelling in low-density data environments, and systems responses to climate and anthropogenic forcing. This is a collaboration between the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), University of Zululand (UniZulu), Oceanographic Research Institute (ORI), and the Consortium for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR Durban, Stellenbosch).