Develop, facilitate and promote demand driven conservation and management focused research aimed at maintaining and/or achieving the desired ecological state of estuarine and coastal social-ecological systems.
The Knysna Estuary is South Africa’s most important in terms of conservation. The high diversity found within this estuary generates a high degree of research interest, both locally and internationally.
The Knysna basin and surrounding catchments provide a vast array of research opportunities and diverse environments, which range from natural forests, rivers, and wetlands to sandy beaches and rocky shores.
Knysna Basin Project is the leading research institute on this system and our aim is to increase our future research output, both as collaborative projects and playing a supportive role to visiting researchers. As part of our scientific research, the Knysna Basin Project functions as a teaching institute by hosting and assisting post-graduate research.
The Knysna Basin Project is fundamentally scientifically focused and we pride ourselves in the standard and quality of our research. There are a number of ongoing research projects. Read more.
POST GRAD RESEARCH
Research projects include examination of the Shaggy sea hare, Spiny starfish, Knysna seahorse and Mediterranean mussel. Read more.
View a list of our publications since 2013, detailing important research within the Knysna estuary. Read more.
Our research facilities include a primary laboratory, satellite wet chemistry laboratory and research vessel. Read more.