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Blue Economy Research Institute


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Mrs. Sylvanna Antat

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  • Stafford, K., Boussarie, G., Caputo, M., Irvine, L. M., Laing, S., Nancy, E., Pearson, H., & Kiszka, J. J. (2023). Acoustic detections and sightings of blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) in the Seychelles, western tropical Indian Ocean (2020-2022). Endangered Species Research. 



  • Duncan, M. (2023). Seychelles’ Marine Protect Areas can boost fisheries catch, Sealife magazine. 


  • Lee, C. B., Martin, L., Traganos, D., Antat, S., Baez, S. K., Cupidon, A., Faure, A. J., Harlay, J., Morgan, M., Mortimer, J. A., Reinartz, P., & Rowlands, G. (2023). Mapping the National Seagrass Extent in Seychelles Using PlanetScope NICFI Data. Remote Sensing. 


  • Etongo, D., Bristol, U., Epule, T. E., Bandara, A., & Sinon, S. (2023). Expert elicitations of smallholder agroforestry practices in Seychelles: A SWOT-AHP analysis. Regional Sustainability. 


  • Etongo, D., Serret, L., Epule, T. E., Bristol, U., Nancy, K., & Sinon, S. (2023). Farm households’ adoption of climate-smart agricultural practices: empirical evidence from Seychelles. GeoJournal. 


  • Etongo, D., Lafleur, H., & Vel, T. (2023). Community perceptions and attitudes towards the management of protected areas in Seychelles with Morne Seychellois National Park as case study. World Development Sustainability. 



  • Duncan, M. I., Micheli, F., Boag, T. H., Marquez, J. A., Deres, H., Deutsch, C., & Sperling, E. A. (2023). Oxygen availability and body mass modulate ectotherm responses to ocean warming. Nature Communications. 


  • Pringle, B. A., Duncan, M. I., Winkler, A. C., Mafwila, S., Jagger, C., McKeown, N. J., Shaw, P. W., Henriques, R., & Potts, W. M. (2023). Ocean warming favours a northern Argyrosomus species over its southern congener, whereas preliminary metabolic evidence suggests that hybridization may promote their adaptation. Conservation Physiology; Oxford University Press. 


  • Stefanoudis, P. V., Fassbender, N., Samimi-Namin, K., Adam, P. A., Ebrahim, A., Harlay, J., Koester, A., Samoilys, M., Sims, H., Swanborn, D. J. B., Talma, S., Winter, S., & Woodall, L. C. (2023). Trait-based approaches reveal that deep reef ecosystems in the Western Indian Ocean are functionally distinct. Science of the Total Environment; Elsevier BV. 


  • Baldacchino, G. & Antat, S. (2023). Degrees of Success: The Alliance of Small Islands States (AOSIS) at the 2025 Paris Climate Change Conference IN Baldacchino, G. (Ed.), The Success of Small Islands States in International Relations: Mice That Roar? pp. Taylor & Francis. DOI: 10.4324/9781003314745-10 


  • Muthmbi, A., Mozumdar, L., Ampomah, J.A., Lian, W.L., Wangondu, V., Etongo, D., Shampa, S., Islam, M.A., Kamau, T., Bristol, U., Kinyunzu, J., Zannar, E., Musyoki, C., Bleischwitz, R. (2023). COVID-19 and Climate Change: Prospect for a Green Recovery in the Indian Ocean Region. Research Study Report. IORA. 


  • Etongo, D., Bandara, A., Murugaiyan, A., Bristol, U., Nancy, K., Petrousse, B., Sinon, S. (2022). Risk perceptions, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change at farm level across four agricultural zones in Seychelles, World Development Sustainability, Volume 1, 2022. 


  • Holly J. Niner, Noel C. Barut, Tom Baum, Daniela Diz, Daniela Laínez del Pozo, Stuart Laing, Alana Malinde S.N. Lancaster, Kirsty A. McQuaid, Tania Mendo, Elisa Morgera, Payal N. Maharaj, Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood, Kelly Ortega-Cisneros, Tapiwa V. Warikandwa, Sian Rees (2022). Issues of context, capacity and scale: Essential conditions and missing links for a sustainable blue economy. Environmental Science & Policy (130). pp25-35. ISSN 1462-9011. 


  •  Arthur Woods, Amy L. Moran, David Atkinson, Asta Audzijonyte, Michael Berenbrink, Francisco O. Borges, Karen G. Burnett, Louis E. Burnett, Christopher J. Coates, Rachel Collin, Elisa M. Costa-Paiva, Murray I. Duncan, Rasmus Ern, Elise M. J. Laetz, Lisa A. Levin, Max Lindmark, Noelle M. Lucey, Lillian R. McCormick, James J. Pierson, Rui Rosa, Michael R. Roman, Eduardo Sampaio, Patricia M. Schulte, Erik A. Sperling, Aleksandra Walczyńska, and Wilco C. E. P. Verberk (2022). “Integrative approaches to understanding organismal responses to aquatic deoxygenation.” The Biological Bulletin 243, no. 2: 85-103.


  • Edworthy, C., Potts, W. M., Dupont, S., Duncan, M. I., Bornman, T. G., & James, N. C. (2022). A baseline assessment of coastal pH variability in a temperate South African embayment: implications for biological ocean acidification research. African Journal of Marine Science, 44(4), 367-381. 


  • Etongo, D., & Naidu, H. (2022). Determinants of household adoption of solar energy technology in Seychelles in a context of 100% access to electricity. Discover Sustainability, 3(1), 1-13. 


  • Ramessur, R. T., Dupont, S., Harlay, J., Pearton, D., Porter, S. N., de Abreu, D. C., Kirimei, A.,Neehaul, Y.,Boodhoo, K., Okuku, E., Rushingisha, G & Scarlet, M. P. (2022). Ocean Acidification: A hidden risk to sustainable development in the Western Indian Ocean. WIO Science to Policy Platform Series, 1-7. 


  • Blamey, L.K., de Lecea, A., Jones, L., Branch, G.M. (2019). Diet of the spiny lobster Jasus paulensis from the Tristan da Cunha archipelago: comparisons between islands, depths and lobster sizes. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 219: 262–272. 


  • Djenontin, I.N.S., Zulu, L.C., Etongo, D. (2020). Ultimately, what is FLR in practice? Embodiments in sub-Saharan Africa and implications for future FLR design. Journal of Environmental Management. DOI: 10.1007/s00267-020-01360-y 


  • Etongo, D. (2019). Climate change adaptation in Seychelles: Actors, actions, barriers and strategies for improvement. Seychelles Research Journal, 1(2): 43-66 


  • Etongo, D., D’offay, K., Vel, T., Murugaiyan, P., Henriette, E. (2020). Growth rate and survivorship of Rhizophora mucronata, Avicennia marina and Ceriops tagal seedlings with freshwater and seawater treatment for mangrove propagation in nurseries. Journal of Coastal Conservation  


  • Etongo, D., Monthy, M., Vel, T. (2019). Floristic composition, diversity and its potential for future regeneration between native and exotic species in the Caiman forest of Seychelles. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology. 


  • Etongo, D., Amelie, V., Pouponneau, A., Leal Filho, W. (2020). Identifying and overcoming barriers to climate change adaptation in the Seychelles. African Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation, Springer, The Netherlands. 


  • Fagan, G.H., Etongo, D., Zerihun, Z., Tafere, K. (2019). Rural households’ access to water resources under climate impacts based on field evidence in Tigray Region, Ethiopia. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 13(6): 228-240. 


  • Gordon, N. (2019). Aquaculture in the Seychelles: A review on challenges within the sector. Seychelles Research Journal 1(2): 83 – 101. 


  • Harlay, J., Walton, R. (2019). The Nekton First Descent Expedition. Seychelles Research Journal 1(2): 162 -165.  


  • Krütli, P., Nef, D., Zumwald, M., Haupt, M., Harlay, J., & Stauffacher M. (Eds.) (2018). Waste Management in the Seychelles – Pathways for Systemic Change. USYS TdLab Transdisciplinary Case Study 2018. ETH Zürich, USYS TdLab. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.32472.96003 


  • Holly J. Niner, Noel C. Barut, Tom Baum, Daniela Diz, Daniela Laínez del Pozo, Stuart Laing, Alana Malinde S.N. Lancaster, Kirsty A. McQuaid, Tania Mendo, Elisa Morgera, Payal N. Maharaj, Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood, Kelly Ortega-Cisneros, Tapiwa V. Warikandwa, Sian Rees, Issues of context, capacity and scale: Essential conditions and missing links for a sustainable blue economy (2022). Environmental Science & Policy (130). pp25-35 


  • Laing, S.C.S. (2020). Blue Economy and blue bonds: An overview of the concepts and the pioneering case of Seychelles. Seychelles Research Journal, 2:1, 155-164 


  • Morgera, E., Pitt, J, McGarry D., Hoareau K. (2019) The One Ocean Hub: Transforming Ocean Governance. Seychelles Research Journal 1(2): 146 – 148. 


  • Ouédraogo, K., Dimobe, K., Zerbo, I., Etongo, D., Zare, A., Thiombiano, A. (2019). Traditional knowledge and cultural importance of Gardenia erubescens Stapf & Hutch. In Sudanian Savanna of Burkina Faso. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine. 


  • Zandebasibi, M., Vacik, H., Etongo, D., Dorfstetter, Y., Soosani, J., Pourhashemi, M. (2019). Application of time-cost trade-off model in forest management projects: The case of Oak decline project. Journal of Forest Science, 65(12): 481-492. 

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