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Details of  Dawit Yemane Ghebrehiwet   


Gender male
Job title Research
Department Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries
Fisheries Branch (
Foretrust Building, Martin Hammerschlag way, Private Bag X2, Cape Town 8012
Fisheries Branch Foretrust Building, Martin Hammerschlag way, Private Bag X2,
Cape Town
Western Cape
South Africa
Regions Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin
Tel 27 021 4023319
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Job type Research
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Fisheries, Aquaculture , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Fisheries, Aquaculture
Research Activities fisheries ecology: modelling factors regulating the abundance and distribution of important fish species. community ecology; evaluation of spatial fisheries management tools; climate change related research
Skills/Expertise Application of various statistical models to address marine and fisheries ecology problems.

JC Groeneveld , SP Kirkman , M Boucher & D Yemane (2012): From biomass mining to sustainable fishing ? using abundance and size to define a spatial management framework for deep-water lobster, African Journal of Marine Science, 34:4, 547-557 Shin, Y. J., Bundy, A., Shannon, L. J., Blanchard, J. L., Chuenpagdee, R., Coll, M., ... & Richardson, A. J. (2012). Global in scope and regionally rich: an IndiSeas workshop helps shape the future of marine ecosystem indicators. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 22(3), 835-845. Steve P. Kirkman ,D. Yemane, W. H. Ooshtuizen, M.A. Meyer, P. G. H. Kotze, H. Skrypzek, F. Vaz Velho, and L. G. Underhill. 2012 .Spatio-temporal shifts of the dynamic Cape fur seal population in southern Africa, based on aerial censuses (1972?2009). Marine Mammal Science. DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-7692.2012.00584.x Kreiner, A., Yemane, D., Stenevik, E. K., and N. E. Moroff. 2011. The selection of spawning location of sardine (Sardinops sagax) in the Northern Benguela after changes in sock structure and environmental condition. Fish. Oceanogr. 20: 560 ? 569.
Samaai, T. Gibbons, M., Kerwath, S., Yemane, D., Sink, K. 2010 Sponge richness along a bathymetric gradient within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa. Mar. Biodiv. 40: 205 ? 217. Julia L. Blanchard, Marta Coll, Verena M. Trenkel, Rémi Vergnon, Dawit Yemane, Didier Jouffre, Jason Link and Yunne Jai-Shin. 2010. Trend analysis of indicators: a comparison of recent changes in the status of marine ecosystems around the world. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 67: 732 ? 744. Marta Coll, Lynne J. Shannon, Dawit Yemane, Jason S. Link, Henn Ojaveer, Sergio Neira, Didier Jouffre, Pierre Labrosse, Johanna Jacomina Heymans, Elizabeth A. Fulton and Yunne-Jai Shin. 2010. Ranking the ecological relative status of exploited marine ecosystems. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 67: 769 ? 786. Lynne J. Shannon, Marta Coll, Dawit Yemane, Didier Jouffre, Sergio Neira, Arnaud Betrand, Erich Diaz and Yunne Shin. 2010. Comparing data-based indicators across upwelling and comparable systems for communicating ecosystem states and trends. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 67: 807 ? 832. Link, Jason S., Dawit Yemane, Lynne J. Shannon Marta Coll, Yunne J. Shin, Louise Hill, Maria F. Borges. 2010. Relating marine ecosystem indicators to fishing and environmental drivers: An elucidation of contrasting responses. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 67: 787 ? 795. Shin Yunne-Jai, Lynne J. Shannon, Alida Bundy, Marta Coll, Julia L. Blanchard, Maria-Fatima Borges, John Cotter, Philippe M. Cury, Johanna J. Heymans, Didier Jouffre, Jason Link, C Möllmann, Henn Ojaveer, Khairdine O.M. Abdallahi, Marie-Joëlle Rochet, Dawit Yemane . 2010. Using indicators for evaluating, comparing, and communicating the ecological status of exploited marine ecosystems. Part 2: setting the scene. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 67: 692 ? 676. Yemane, D., Field, J. G. and R. W. Leslie. 2010. Spatio-temporal patterns in the diversity of demersal fish communities of south coast of South Africa. Mar. Biol. 157: 269 ? 281. DOI 10.1007/s00227-009-1314-y. Yemane, D., Shin, Y.-J., and Field, J. G 2009. Exploring the effect of marine protected areas on the dynamics of fish communities in the southern Benguela: an Individual Based Modelling approach. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 66: 378 ? 387. Yemane, D., Field, J. G. and R. W. Leslie 2008. Indicator of change in the size structure of fish communities: a case study from the south coast of South Africa. Fish. Res. 93: 163 ? 172. Yemane, D., Griffiths, M. H. and J. G. Field 2005. Comparison of fish community size spectra based on length frequencies and mean lengths: A Note. Afr. J. Mar. Sci. 27 : 337 ? 341. Yemane, D., Field, J. G. and R. W. Leslie 2005. Exploring the effects of fishing on fish assemblages using Abundance Biomass Comparison (ABC) curves. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 62: 374 ? 379. Yemane, D., Field, J. G. and M. H. Griffiths 2004. Effects of fishing on the size and dominance structure of linefish of the Cape region, South Africa. In Ecosystem Approaches to Fisheries in the Southern Benguela. Shannon, L. J., Cochrane, K. L. and S. C. Pillar (Eds). Afr. J. Mar. Sci. 26 : 161 ? 177. Zekeria, Z. A., Dawit Y., Ghebremedhin, S., Naser, M. and J. J. Videler 2002. Resource partitioning among four butterflyfish species in the Red Sea. Marine and Freshwater Research 53(2) 163 ? 168.

Created: 2011-05-13 Last Updated: 2016-06-16