Publications 2020

  • Burnett, M.J., O’Brien, G.C., Jacobs, F.J., Botha, F., Jewitt, G., Downs, C.T., 2020. The southern African inland fish tracking programme (FISHTRAC): An evaluation of the approach for monitoring ecological consequences of multiple water resource stressors, remotely and in real-time. Ecological Indicators 111, 106001.
  • Hanzen, C., Lucas, M.C., O’Brien, G., Downs, C.T., Willows-Munro, S., 2020. African freshwater eel species (Anguilla spp.) identification through DNA barcoding. Marine and Freshwater Research.
  • Hanzen, C., Lucas, M.C., OʼBrien, G., Calverley, P., Downs, C.T., 2020. Surgical implantation of radio tags in three eel species ( Anguilla spp.) in South Africa. Journal of Fish Biology 96, 847–852.
  • Jacobs, F.J., Næsje, T.F., Ulvan, E.M., Weyl, O.L.F., Tiyeho, D., Hay, C.J., O’Brien, G.C., Downs, C.T., 2020. Implications of the movement behaviour of African tigerfish Hydrocynus vittatus for the design of freshwater protected areas. Journal of Fish Biology 96, 1260–1268.
  • Vezi, M., Downs, C., Wepener, V., O’Brien, G., 2020. Application of the relative risk model for evaluation of ecological risk in selected river dominated estuaries in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Ocean & Coastal Management 185, 105035.

Publications 2019

  • Agboola, O.A., Downs, C.T., O’Brien, G., 2019. Macroinvertebrates as indicators of ecological conditions in the rivers of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Ecological Indicators 106, 105465.
  • Desai, M., Husted, A., Fry, C., Downs, C.T., O’Brien, G.C., 2019. Spatial shifts and habitat partitioning of ichthyofauna within the middle–lower region of the Pungwe Basin, Mozambique. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 34, 685–702.
  • Dickens, C., Smakhtin, V., McCartney, M., O’Brien, G., Dahir, L., 2019. Defining and Quantifying National-Level Targets, Indicators and Benchmarks for Management of Natural Resources to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainability 11, 462.
  • Fouchy, K., McClain, M.E., Conallin, J., O’Brien, G., 2019. Chapter 10 – Multiple Stressors in African Freshwater Systems, in: Sabater, S., Elosegi, A., Ludwig, R. (Eds.), Multiple Stressors in River Ecosystems. Elsevier, pp. 179–191.
  • Hanzen, C., Weyl, O.L.F., Lucas, M.C., Brink, K., Downs, C., O’Brien, G., 2019. Distribution, ecology and status of anguillid eels in East Africa and the Western Indian Ocean., in: Don, A., Coulson, P. (Eds.), Eels : Biology, Monitoring, Management, Culture and Exploitation. 5M publishing, pp. 33–57. Available on request via RG
  • Lynch, A.J., Baumgartner, L.J., Boys, C.A., Conallin, J., Cowx, I.G., Finlayson, C.M., Franklin, P.A., Hogan, Z., Koehn, J.D., McCartney, M.P., O’Brien, G., Phouthavong, K., Silva, L.G.M., Tob, C.A., Valbo-Jørgensen, J., Vu, A.V., Whiting, L., Wibowo, A., Duncan, P., 2019. Speaking the same language: can the sustainable development goals translate the needs of inland fisheries into irrigation decisions? Mar. Freshwater Res. 70, 1211–1228.
  • O’Brien, G.C., Ross, M., Hanzen, C., Dlamini, V., Petersen, R., Diedericks, G.J., Burnett, M.J., 2019. River connectivity and fish migration considerations in the management of multiple stressors in South Africa. Marine and Freshwater Research 70, 1254.
  • Vezi, M., Downs, C.T., Wepener, V., O’Brien, G., 2019. Response of zooplankton communities to altered water quality and seasonal flow changes in selected river dominated estuaries in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Ecohydrology & Hydrobiology 19, 393–406.

Publications 2018

  • Burnett, M.J., O’Brien, G.C., Wepener, V., Pienaar, D., 2018. The spatial ecology of adult Labeobarbus marequensis and their response to flow and habitat variability in the Crocodile River, Kruger National Park. African Journal of Aquatic Science 43, 375–384.
  • O’Brien, G.C., Wepener, V., Dickens, C., Hines, E., Stassen, R., 2018. A regional-scale ecological risk framework for environmental flow evaluations.
  • Ramesh, T., Downs, C.T., O’Brien, G.C., 2018. Movement response of Orange-Vaal largemouth yellowfish (Labeobarbus kimberleyensis) to water quality and habitat features in the Vaal River, South Africa. Environ Biol Fish 101, 997–1009.
  • Silva, A.T., Lucas, M.C., Castro-Santos, T., Katopodis, C., Baumgartner, L.J., Thiem, J.D., Aarestrup, K., Pompeu, P.S., O’Brien, G.C., Braun, D.C., Burnett, N.J., Zhu, D.Z., Fjeldstad, H.-P., Forseth, T., Rajaratnam, N., Williams, J.G., Cooke, S.J., 2018. The future of fish passage science, engineering, and practice. Fish Fish n/a-n/a.
Jacobs, F.J., Weyl, O.L.F., Libala, N.S., O’Brien, G.C., Downs, C.T., 2017. Retention of plastic-tipped dart tags in African tigerfish Hydrocynus vittatus. African Journal of Aquatic Science 42, 299–301.

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