Publications

  1. Robert W. Schlegel, Albertus J. Smit (submitted) Effects of natural seawater thermal variability, time series length, and in situ instrument precision on the ability of time series to detect temperature trends. Geophysical Research Letters: Oceans.
  2. Albertus J. Smit, John J. Bolton, Robert J. Anderson (submitted) Investigating the components of coastal macroalgal beta-diversity across scales. Global Ecology and Biogeography.
  3. Naidoo T, Glassom D., Smit AJ (in press) Plastic ingestion by estuarine mullet in an urban harbour, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. African Journal of Marine Science.
  4. Omarjee A, de Lecea A, Smit AJ (in press) Understanding Nutrient Uptake Patterns in the KwaZulu-Natal Bight, South Africa. African Journal of Marine Science.
  5. de Lecea A, Omarjee A, Smit AJ (in press) A synthesis of ACEP isotope studies showing integrated processes in the KwaZulu-Natal Bight. South African Journal of Science.
  6. García-Reyes M, Sydeman WJ, Schoeman DS, Rykaczewski RR, Black BA, Smit AJ and Bograd SJ (2015). Under pressure: Climate change, upwelling and eastern boundary upwelling ecosystems. Front. Mar. Sci. 2:109. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2015.00109
  7. Naidoo T, Glassom D, Smit AJ (2015) Plastic pollution in five urban estuaries of KwaZulu–Natal, South Africa. Marine Pollution Bulletin.
  8. Cockburn J, Rouget M, Slotow R, Roberts D, Boon R, Douwes E, O’Donoghue S, Downs C, Mukherjee S, Musakwa W, Mutanga O, Mwabvu T, Odindi J, Odindo A, Proches S, Ramdhani S, Ray-Mukherjee J, Naidoo S, Schoeman C, Smit A, Wale E, Willows-Munro S (2015) How to build science-action partnerships for local land use planning and management: Lessons from Durban, South Africa. Ecology and Society xyz.
  9. de Lecea AM, Cooper R, Smit AJ (2015) Identifying the Drivers of the Pelagic Ecosystem of an Oligotrophic Bight (Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa) using Stable Isotopes (δ13C, δ15N) and C:N Ratio Analyses. Marine and Freshwater Research xx: yy–zz.
  10. du Plooy S, Perissinotto R, Smit AJ (2015) Role of nutrient assimilation in facilitating prolonged bloom persistence of Cyanothece in Lake St Lucia, iSimangaliso Wetland Park (South Africa). Aquatic Microbial Ecology 74: 73–83
  11. de Lecea AM, Smit AJ, Fennessy ST (2015) Riverine dominance of a near-shore marine demersal food web: evidence from stable isotope and C:N ratio analysis. African Journal of Marine Science.
  12. Ayers M, Scharler U, de Lecea AM, Fennessy S, Lamont T, Omarjee A, Pretorius M, Kunnen T, Barlow R, Huggett J, Smit AJ, Muir D, Mackay M (submitted) Elemental stoichiometry (C, N, P) and biomass distribution within the KwaZulu-Natal Bight ecosystem, South Africa. African Journal of Marine Science.
  13. du Plooy S, Smit AJ, Perissinotto R (2014). Nitrogen uptake dynamics of a persistent cyanobacterium Cyanothece bloom in Lake St Lucia, South Africa, African Journal of Marine Science, 36:2, 155-161, DOI: 10.2989/1814232X.2014.922124
  14. Smit AJ, Roberts M, Anderson RJ, DuFois F, Dudley SFJ, Olbers J, Bornman T, Bolton JJ (2013) An inshore seawater temperature dataset for biogeographical studies: large biases between in situ and remotely-sensed data sets around the coast of South Africa. PLoS ONE.
  15. de Lecea AM, Fennessy S and Smit AJ (2013) Processes controlling the benthic food-web of a mesotrophic bight (KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa) revealed by stable isotope analysis. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 484, 97–114.
  16. Massé LM, Séré MG, Smit AJ, Schleyer MH (2013) Sexual Reproduction in Pocillopora damicornis at High Latitude off South Africa. Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science 11: 55-65.
  17. Anderson RJ, Bolton JJ, Smit AJ, da Silva Neto D (2012) The seaweeds of Angola: the transition between tropical and temperate marine floras on the west coast of southern Africa. African Journal of Marine Science 34: 1-13.
  18. Bolton JJ, Anderson RJ, Smit AJ, Rothman MD (2012) South African kelp moving eastwards? The discovery of Ecklonia maxima (Osbeck) Papenfuss at De Hoop Nature Reserve. African Journal of Marine Science 34: 147-151.
  19. de Lecea AM, Cooper R, Omarjee A, Smit AJ (2011) The effects of preservation methods, dyes and acidification on the isotopic values (δ15N and δ13C) of two zooplankton species from the KwaZulu-Natal Bight, South Africa. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 25: 1853-1861.
  20. de Lecea AM, Smit AJ, Fennessy S (2011) The effects of freeze-thaw periods and drying methods on isotopic and elemental carbon and nitrogen in marine organisms. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 25: 3640-3649.
  21. Govender N, Smit AJ, Perissinotto R (2011) Trophic functioning of the St. Lucia estuarine lake during a drought phase assessed using stable isotopes. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 93: 87-97.
  22. Ortega Cisneros K, Smit AJ, Laudien J, Schoeman DS (2011) Complex, dynamic combination of physical, chemical and nutritional variables controls spatio-temporal variation of sandy beach community structure. PLoS ONE 6(8): e23724. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0023724
  23. van Os N, Sara J, Schoeman DS, Smit AJ (2012) Influence of heterotrophic feeding on the growth, survival and feeding rates of Galaxea fascicularis. Aquaculture 330-333: 156-161.
  24. Schoeman DS, Scharler U, Smit AJ (2011) An illustration of the importance of sandy beaches to coastal ecosystem services at the regional scale. A. Bayed (Ed.), Sandy Beaches and Coastal Zone Management. Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Sandy Beaches, 19th-23rd October 2009, Rabat, Morocco, Travaux de l’Institut Scientifique, Rabat (2011), pp. 139–140 série générale n°6
  25. Smit AJ, Robertson-Andersson DV, Bolton JJ (2010) The effect of macroalgal and compound feeds on the sensory quality of cultivated South African abalone, Haliotis midae Linnaeus (Gastropoda). Aquaculture Nutrition 16: 590-603.
  26. Schoeman DS, Smit AJ, Scharler U, Muir D, Govender N, Harris L, Nel R (2008) Squeezed out: sandy beaches as threatened functional ecosystems. World Conference on Marine Biodiversity 2008, Valencia, Spain.
  27. Smit AJ, Robertson-Andersson DV, Peal S, Bolton JJ (2007) Dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) accumulation in abalone Haliotis midae (Mollusca: Prosobranchia) after consumption of various diets, and consequences for aquaculture. Aquaculture 269: 377-389.
  28. Anderson RJ, Bolton JJ, Smit AJ, Gillespie R, Rotmann KWG, Critchley AT (2006) The Seaweed Resources of South Africa. In: Seaweed Resources 1.0 (Critchley AT, Ohno M, Largo D, eds.), ETI BioInformatics, The Netherlands.
  29. Rothman MD, Anderson RJ, Smit AJ (2006) The effect of kelp (Ecklonia maxima) harvesting on kelp population structure, growth rate and recruitment in South Africa. Journal Applied Phycology 18: 335-341.
  30. Smit AJ, Brearley A, Hyndes GA, Lavery PS, Walker DI (2006) δ15N and δ13C analysis of a Posidonia sinuosa seagrass bed. Aquatic Botany 84: 277-282.
  31. Vanderklift MA, Kendrick GA, Smit AJ (2006) Differences in trophic position among sympatric sea urchin species. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 66: 291-297.
  32. Smit AJ (2006) Bioactivity and pharmacology of seaweed natural products. In: Seaweed Resources 1.0 (Critchley AT, Ohno M, Largo D, eds.), ETI BioInformatics, The Netherlands.
  33. Smit AJ, Brearley A, Hyndes GA, Lavery PS, Walker DI (2005) Carbon and nitrogen stable isotope analysis of an Amphibolis griffithii seagrass bed. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 65: 545-556.
  34. Smit AJ (2004) Medical and pharmaceutical applications of seaweed natural products. A review. Journal of Applied Phycology 16: 245-262.
  35. Botes L, Smit AJ, Cook PA (2003) The potential threat of algal blooms to the abalone (Haliotis midae) mariculture industry situated around the South African coast. Harmful Algal Blooms 2: 247-259.
  36. Smit AJ, Fourie AM, Robertson BL, du Preez DR (2003) Control of the herbivorous isopod, Paridotea reticulata, in tank cultures of Gracilaria gracilis. Aquaculture 217: 385-393.
  37. Gartner A, Lavery P, Smit AJ (2002) Using the δ15N values of different functional forms of macroalgae and filter-feeders to reveal temporal and spatial patterns in sewage distribution. Marine Ecology Progress Series 235: 63-73.
  38. Smit AJ (2002) Nitrogen uptake by Gracilaria gracilis (Rhodophyta): adaptations to a temporally variable nitrogen environment. Botanica Marina 45: 196-209.
  39. Smit AJ (2001) Source identification in marine ecosystems: food web studies using δ13C and δ15 In: (Unkovich MJ, Pate JS, McNeil AM, Gibbs J, eds.), Stable Isotope Techniques in the Study of Biological Processes and Functioning of Ecosystems, Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  40. Anderson RJ, Smit AJ, Levitt GJ (1999) Upwelling and fish-factory waste as nitrogen sources for suspended cultivation of Gracilaria gracilis in Saldanha Bay, South Africa. Hydrobiologia 398/399: 455-462.
  41. Smit AJ (1999) Source identification in marine ecosystems: tracing pollutants and food web studies using δ13C and δ15 In: Application of stable isotope techniques to study plant physiology, plant water uptake and nutrient cycling in terrestrial ecosystems. CLIMA, The University of Western Australia and CSIRO, Floreat Park.
  42. Smit AJ, Bolton JJ (1999) Organismic determinants and their effect on growth and regeneration in Gracilaria gracilis. Journal of Applied Phycology 11: 293-299.
  43. Anderson BC, Smit AJ, Bolton JJ (1998) Differential grazing effects by isopods on Gracilaria gracilis and epiphytic Ceramium diaphanum in suspended raft culture. Aquaculture 169: 99-109.
  44. Smit AJ, Robertson BL, du Preez DR (1997) Influence of ammonium-N pulse concentration and frequency, tank condition and nitrogen starvation on growth rate and biochemical composition of Gracilaria gracilis. Journal of Applied Phycology 8: 473-481

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