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Sustainability Research Unit

2017

  1. Rawat, Y.S. 2017. Sustainable biodiversity stewardship and inclusive development in South Africa:  a novel package for a sustainable future.  Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 2017, 24:89-95.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2017.03.003
  2. Mudombi, S., Fabricius, C., Van Zyl-Bulitta, V. and Patt, A. 2017. The use of and obstacles to social learning in climate change adaptation initiatives in South Africa.  Journal of Disaster Risk Studies, Vol 9, No 1 (2017).  https://doi.org/10.4102/jamba.v9i1.292
  3. Roux, D.J., Nel, J.L., Cundill, G., O’Farrell, P. and Fabricius, C. 2017. Transdisciplinary research for systemic change:  who to learn with, what to learn about and how to learn.  Sustainability Science for Meeting Africa’s Challenges.  DOI 10.1007/s11625-017-0446-0
  4. Mapeto, T., Gush, M. and Louw, J. 2017. Southern Forests:  a Journal of Forest Sciencehttp://dx.doi.org/10.2989/20702620.2016.1274861

2016

  1. Barendse, J., Roux, D., Currie, B., Wilson, N. and Fabricius, C. 2016. A broader view of stewardship to achieve conservation and sustainability goals in South Africa. South African Journal of Science 112(5/6), Art. #2015-0359. http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/sajs.2016/20150359
  2. Barendse, J., Roux, D., Erfmann, W., Baard, J., Kraaij, T. and Nieuwoudt, C. 2016 Viewshed and sense of place as conservation features: a case study and research agenda for South Africa’s national parks. Koedoe 58(1), a1357. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v58i1.1357
  3. Bousquet, F., A. Botta, L. Alinovi, O. Barreteau, D. Bossio, K. Brown, P. Caron, M. D'Errico, F. DeClerck, H. Dessard, E. Enfors Kautsky, C. Fabricius, C. Folke, L. Fortmann, B. Hubert, D. Magda, R. Mathevet, R. B. Norgaard, A. Quinlan, and C. Staver. 2016. Resilience and development: mobilizing for transformation. Ecology and Society 21(3):40. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-08754-210340
  4. Esler, K.J., Downsborough, L., Roux, D.J., Blignaut, J., Milton, S., Le Maitre, D. and De Wit, M.P. 2016. Interdisciplinary and multi-institutional higher learning: reflecting on a South African case study investigating complex and dynamic environmental challenges. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 19:76–86. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877343515300142
  5. Fabricius, C. 2016. Resilience, Development and Global Change. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa: 1–2. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/306913807_Fabricius_C_2016_ResilienceDevelopment_and_Global_Change_Transactions_of_the_Royal_Society_of_South_Africa1-2 and http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0035919X.2016.1218374
  6. Nel, J.L., Roux, D.J., Driver, A., Hill, L., Maherry, A., Snaddon, K., Petersen, C., Smith-Adao, L.B., Van Deventer, H. and Reyers, B. 2016. Knowledge co-production and boundary work to promote implementation of conservation plans. Conservation Biology 30(1): 176–188. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/277780859_Knowledge_co-production_and_boundary_work_to_promote_implementation_of_conservation_plan
  7. Novellie, P., H. Biggs, and D. Roux. 2016. National laws and policies can enable or confound adaptive governance: Examples from South African national parks. Environmental Science & Policy 66:40–46. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901116305147
  8. Roux, D.J., Nel, J.L., Fisher, R-M and Barendse, J. 2016. Top-down conservation targets and bottom-up management action: creating complementary feedbacks for freshwater conservation. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 26: 364-380.https://www.researchgate.net/publication/280528444_Top-down_conservation_targets_and_bottom-up_management_action_Creating_complementary_feedbacks_for_freshwater_conservation
  9. Sitas, N., Reyers, B., Cundill, G., Prozesky, H.E., Nel, J.L. and Esler, K.J.  2016.  Fostering collaboration for knowledge and action in disaster management in South Africa.  Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 19, 94-102.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2015.12.007 and https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Heidi_Prozesky/publication/292345157_Fostering_collaboration_for_knowledge_and_action_in_disaster_management_in_South_Africa/links/56de8ecd08aeb8b66f95ccd8.pdf
  10. Turak, E., I. Harrison, D. Dudgeon, R. Abell, A. Bush, W. Darwall, C. M. Finlayson, S. Ferrier, J. Freyhof, V. Hermoso, D. Juffe-Bignoli, S. Linke, J. Nel, H. C. Patricio, J. Pittock, R. Raghavan, C. Revenga, J. P. Simaika, and A. De Wever. (2016). Essential Biodiversity Variables for measuring change in global freshwater biodiversity. Biological Conservation. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2016.09.005 and https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Harmony_Patricio/publication/308748307_Turak_etal_2016_EBVs/links/57ee2fd308ae886b897283e8.pdf
  11. Von Maltitz, G.P., Gasparatos, A., Fabricius, C., Morris, A., Willis, K.J.  Jatropha cultivation in Malawi and Mozambique:  impact on ecosystem services, local human well-being, and poverty alleviation.  Ecology and Society 21 (3):3.  http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-08554-210303
  12. Fabricius, C. and McCulloch, S. 2016. Environmental Slogans:  Memes with diverging interpretations.  Southern African Journal of Environmental Education, Vol. 32, 2016. http://www.ajol.info/index.php/sajee/article/view/152746/142335

2015

Barendse J, Francis J. 2015. Towards a standard nomenclature for seafood species to promote more sustainable seafood trade in South Africa. Marine Policy 53: 180-187.

Bohensky, E., Evans, L., Anderies, M., Biggs, D. and Fabricius, C. 2015. Principle 4: foster complex adaptive systems thinking. In: Principles for Enhancing the Resilience of Ecosystem Services, edited by R. Biggs, M Schulter and M Schoon. Cambridge University Press. http://www.cambridge.org/za/academic/subjects/life-sciences/natural-resource-management-agriculture-horticulture-and/principles-building-resilience-sustaining-ecosystem-services-social-ecological-systems

Cundill, G., D. J. Roux and J. N. Parker. 2015. Nurturing communities of practice for transdisciplinary research. Ecology and Society 20 (2): 22. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol20/iss2/art22/

Currie, B. 2015.  Chapter 12. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University George Campus Student Mobilisation Change Project.  In: Lotz-Sisitka, H. et al. (Eds) Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability. African Universities: Stories of Change. Rhodes University Environmental Learning Research Centre.

Fabricius, C., and B. Currie. 2015. Adaptive Co-Management. Pages 147–179 in C. R. Allen and A. S. Garmestani, editors. Adaptive Management of Social-Ecological Systems. Springer Netherlands. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9682-8_9

Fabricius, C., and T. Pereira. 2015. Community Biodiversity Inventories as Entry Points for Local Ecosystem Stewardship in a South African Communal Area. Society & Natural Resources:1–13. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08941920.2015.1014591

Nel, J. L., Roux, D. J., Driver, A., Hill, L., Maherry, A. C., Snaddon, K., Petersen, C. R., Smith-Adao, L. B., Van Deventer, H. and Reyers, B. (2015), Knowledge co-production and boundary work to promote implementation of conservation plans. Conservation Biology. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12560

Phair, N., Barendse, J., Smith, M.K.S. & von der Heyden, S. 2015. Molecular analysis confirms genetically distinct populations of two indigenous estuarine fish species in isolated coastal lake: implications for the management of introduced ichthyofauna. Conservation Genetics doi:10.1007/s10592-015-0701-9

Pittock, J., Finlayson, M., Arthington, A. H., Roux, D., Matthews, J. H., Biggs, H., Harrison, I., Blom, E., Flitcroft, R., Froend, R., Hermoso, V., Junk, W., Kumar, R., Linke, S., Nel, J., Nunes da Cunha, C., Pattnaik, A., Pollard, S., Rast, W., Thieme, M., Turak, E., Turpie, J., van Niekerk, L., Willems, D. and Viers, J. (2015) ‘Managing freshwater, river, wetland and estuarine protected areas’, in G. L. Worboys, M. Lockwood, A. Kothari, S. Feary and I. Pulsford (eds) Protected Area Governance and Management, pp. 569–608, ANU Press, Canberra.

Reyers, B., Nel, J.L., O’Farrell, P.J. and Nel, D.C. 2015. Navigating complexity through knowledge coproduction: mainstreaming ecosystem services into disaster risk reduction. PNAS, doi/10.1073/pnas.1414374112

Roux DJ, Nel JL, Fisher, R-M and Barendse J. 2015. Top-down conservation targets and bottom-up management action: Creating complementary feedbacks for freshwater conservation. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2577

Roux D.J., Kingsford, R.T., McCool S.F., McGeoch M.A. and Foxcroft L.C. 2015. The Role and Value of Conservation Agency Research. Environmental Management. doi:10.1007/s00267-015-0473-5

2014

Barendse, J. & Best, P. B. 2014. Shore-based observations of seasonality, movements, and group behavior of southern right whales in a nonnursery area on the South African west coast. Marine Mammal Science. doi:10.1111/mms.12116.

Carvalho, I., Loo, J.,  Collins, T., Barendse, J. Pomilla, C., Leslie, M. S. Ngouessono, S. Best, P. B. & Rosenbaum, H. C. 2014. Does temporal and spatial segregation explain the complex population structure of humpback whales on the coast of West Africa? Marine Biology: 1-15.

Elwen, S.H., Tonachella, N., Barendse, J. Collins, T., Best, P.B, Rosenbaum, H.C., Leeney, R.H. & Gridley, T.2014. Humpback whales off Namibia: occurrence, seasonality, and a regional comparison of photographic catalogs and scarringJournal of Mammalogy. 95: 1064-1076.

Fabricius, C., & Cundill, G. 2014. Learning in adaptive management: insights from published practice. Ecology and Society 19(1): 29. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-06263-190129.

Roux, D.J., Breen, C.M. & Carruthers, J. 2014. Reflections on the history of aquatic science in South Africa with particular reference to the period after 1994. Water SA 40: 255-262. http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/wsa.v40i2.7

Von Maltitz, G., Gasparatos, A. & Fabricius, C. 2014. The Rise, Fall and Potential Resilience Benefits of Jatropha in Southern Africa. Sustainability 6:3615-3643. doi:10.3390/su6063615

2013

Barendse, J., Best, P.B., Carvalho, I. & Pomilla, C. 2013. Mother knows best: occurrence and associations or resighted humpback whales suggest maternally derived fidelity to a Southern Hemisphere coastal feeding ground. PLoS ONE 8(12) e81238. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0081238.

Blignaut, J., Esler, K.J., de Wit, M.P., Le Maitre, D., Milton, S.J. & Aronson, J. 2013. Establishing the links between economic development and the restoration of natural capitalCurrent Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 5:1-8.

Brown, K., O'Neil, S. & Fabricius, C. 2013. Social science understandings of transformation. Pages 100 -107 in ISSC and UNESCO, World Scocial Science Report 2013, Changing Global Environments. OECD Publishing and UNESCO Publishing, Paris.

Cilliers, P., Biggs, H.C., Blignaut, S., Choles, A.G., Hofmeyr, J.S., Jewitt, G.P.W. & Roux, D. 2013. Complexity, Modeling, and Natural Resource Management. Ecology and Society 18(3):1. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-05382-180301.

Roux, D.J.  & Nel, J.L. 2013. Freshwater conservation planning in South Africa: Milestones to date and catalysts for implementation. Water SA 39(1): 151-163.

2012

Cundill, G., Cumming, G., Biggs, D. & Fabricius, C., 2012. Soft systems thinking and social learning for adaptive managementConservation Biology 26:13-20.

Nkhata BA, Mosimane A, Downsborough L, Breen C and Roux DJ. 2012. A typology of benefit sharing arrangements for the governance of social-ecological systems in developing countries. Ecology and Society 17(1): 17. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-04662-170117.

Ryan, P.G., Glass, P.G., Glass, T., Barendse, J. & Cuthbert, R.J., 2012.Eradication of New Zealand flax Phormium tenax on Inaccessible and Nightingale Islands, Tristan da CunhaConservation Evidence 9:58-62.

2011

Biggs, D., Turpie, J., Fabricius, C. & Spenceley, A., 2011. The value of avitourism for conservation and job creation: an analysis from South AfricaConservation and Society 9(1): 80-90.

Brink, M., Cameron, M., Coetzee, K., Currie, B., Fabricius, C., Hattingh, S., Schmidt, A. & Watson, L., 2011. Responsible resource management through improved governance in the game industry. South African Journal of Wildlife Research 41: 110-119.

Roux, D.J. & Foxcroft, L.C., 2011, ‘The development and application of strategic adaptive management within South African National Parks’, Koedoe 53(2), Art. #1049, 5 pages. doi:10.4102/koedoe .v53i2.1049. URL: http://www.koedoe.co.za/index.php/koedoe/article /view/1049.

Schoon, M., Fabricius, C., Anderies, J.M. & Nelson, M., 2011. Synthesis: vulnerability, traps, and transformations—long-term perspectives from archaeology. Ecology and Society 16 (2):24. [online] URL:http://ecologyandsocitey.org/vol16/iss2/art24/.

2010

Cundill, G. & Fabricius C., 2010. Monitoring the Governance Dimension of Natural Resource Co-management. Ecology and Society 15 (1): 15. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol15/iss1/art15/.

Fabricius, C. & Cundill, G., 2010. Chapter 3. Building adaptive capacity in systems beyond the threshold: the story of Macubeni, South Africa.Pp 43-66 in: Armitage D. and Plummer R. (Eds). Adaptive capacity and Environmental Governance. Springer Verlag. ISBN 978-3-642-12193-7.

Lagabrielle E., Botta A., Dare, W., David, D., Aubert S. & Fabricius, C., 2010. Modelling with stakeholders to integrate biodiversity into land-use planning – Lessond learned in Reunion Island (Western Indian Ocean) Environmental Modelling and Software 25 (11): 1413-1427.

Lombard, A., Cowling, R.M.C., Vlok, J. & Fabricius, C., 2010. Designing conservation corridors in production landscapes: assessment methods, implementation issues and lessons learned. Ecology and Society 15 (3): 7. [online] URL: http://ecologyandsociety.org/vol15/iss3/art7/

Mmbengwa, V.M., Groenewald, J.A., Gundidza, M.B., vanSchalkwyk H.D. & Maiwashe, A.N., 2010. Critical assessment of the performance and sustainability of Land Bank customers among emerging farmers in South AfricaAfrican Journal of Business Management 4(13):2753-2762.

Shackleton, C.M., Shackleton, S.E., Gambiza, J., Nel, E., Rowntree, K., Urquhart, P., Fabricius, C. & Ainslie, A., 2010. Livelihoods and vulnerability in the semi-arid lands of southern Africa: exploring the links between ecosystem services and poverty alleviation. Nova Publishers. ISBN 978-1-60876-940-7.

2009

Cundill G. & Fabricius C., 2009. Adaptive co-management under resource poor conditions – lessons from South Africa in: Exploring Sustainability Science: a Southern African perspective, pp. 537-568, edited by M. Burns and A. Weaver. African Sun Media, Stellenbosch.

Fabricius, C. & Quinlan, A., 2009. Challenges and opportunities for resilience assessment in Tajikistan. Resilience Alliance, Ottawa and Mountain Societies Development Support Programme, Dushanbe.