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Who We Are

Knysna Basin Project is a scientifically based non-profit organisation focused on continued research in the Knysna Basin >>

Community Engagement

Knysna Basin Project aims to create and stimulate public and learner awareness and appreciation of the estuary >>

Public Involvement

Be part of an organization dedicated to the wellbeing of the Knysna Estuary, become a member of the Knysna Basin Project >>

1. A very good synthesis of a number of earlier studies in the Basin is given in:

Russell I A, Randall R M , Kruger N 2009. Garden Route National Park, Knysna Coastal Section: State of Knowledge. South African National Parks. Scientific Services; Sedgefield.
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2. Knysna Estuary
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3. Knysna Estuary – Maintaining a Balance

4.Hydrogeology of Leisure Isle
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5.The Environmental Sensitivity of Leisure Isle
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6. On eelgrass, Leisure Isle Ratepayers Association
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Some of the scientific papers arising from the work on the Project:

 

Allanson B. R. ,L.R.D. Human & L. Claassens 2016. Observation on the distribution and abundance of a greed tide along an intertidal shore, Knysna Estuary. South Africa Journal of Botany.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2016.02.197.

L.R.D.Human, J.B.Adams & B.R.Allanson. 2016. Insights into the cause of an Ulva lactuca Linnaeus bloom in the Knysna Estuary. South Africa Journal of Botany. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2016.0.016

Allanson B R, Smith F and Smith P 2014. The macrobenthos of artificial rocky shores in the Knysna Estaury. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa, 69: 19 – 33.

Allanson B R & Fearon J J 2011. Growth rate of juvenile Siphonaria compressa (Gastropoda:Pulmonata) Invertebrate Reproduction & Development DOI: 1080/07924259.2011.646447.
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Allanson B R & Msizi S C 2010. Reproduction and growth of the endangered Siphonariid limpet Siphonaria compressa (Pulmonatea: Basommatophora). Invertebrate Reproduction and Development 54: 151 -161.
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Allanson B R & Herbert D G 2005. A newly discovered population of the critically endangered false limpet Siphonaria compressa Allanson 1958 (Pulmonata: Siphonariidae) with observations on its reproductive biology. South African Journal of Scence 101:95 -97.

Barnes, R.S.K. 2016. Spatial homogeneity of benthic macrofaunal biodiversity across small spatial scales. Marine Environmental Research, 122, 148-157.

Barnes, R.S.K. & Hendy, I.W.  2015a.  Functional uniformity underlies the common spatial structure of macrofaunal assemblages in intertidal seagrass beds. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 115, 114-126.

Barnes R S K &  Hendy I W  2015b.  Seagrass-associated macrobenthic functional diversity and functional structure along an estuarine gradient. Estuarine, Coastal & Shelf Science, 164, 233-243.

Barnes R S K & Hendy I W 2015.  Functional uniformity underlies the common spatial structure of macrofaunal assemblages in intertidal seagrass beds. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 115, 114-126.

Barnes R S K and Barnes M K S 2014. Spatial uniformity of biodiversity is inevitable if the available species are distributed independently of each other. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 516: 263-266.

Barnes R S K & Barnes M K S 2014. Biodiversity differentials between the numerically-dominant macrobenthos of seagrass and adjacent unvegetated sand in the absence of sandflat bioturbation. Marine Environmental Research, 99, 34-43.

Donors

Thesen Island Home Owners Association Barloworld Rhodes University
Knysna Marathon Club