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Louise C. Gammage

Postdoctoral research fellow - Marine Ecology & Fisheries, University of Cape Town

Trained as an environmental geographer, my current interdisciplinary work focuses on marine social-ecological systems (SESs) and fisheries specifically within the context of South Africa. Taking a systems view I focus on using integrative and iterative methods to promote understanding of and informing decision-making in marine SESs at various scales of interaction.

I am particularly interested in exploring innovative methodologies, such as structured decision-making tools and participatory modelling, to (amongst others) address challenges related to scale and decision-making in complex adaptive systems; understanding drivers of change in SESs with an eye to improving present and future decision-making; and exploring ways for local stakeholders (such as fishers) to build capacity to enhance their well-being while informing governance and policy at the larger decision-making scales through the use of approaches such as scenario planning.


  • –present
    Post Doctoral Research fellow - Marine Ecology and Fisheries, University of Cape Town


  • 2019 
    University of Cape Town, PhD: Environmental and Geographic Science