This publication is designed as a resource book that summarizes the wealth of information available from research conducted in the Bay. The publication is about the biology, ecology, physical and geological features as well as natural resources and management of Chwaka bay. It also deals with how people living in the surrounding villages interact with their environment on a daily basis to make their living. It highlights current challenges facing the Bay and its people, threats and research gaps. The contents of this volume are divided into the major themes of natural systems, including biology and ecology, interlinkages, human-related activities, and wider social issues relevant for management.
The publication has been broken down as below. Please click to download specific sections of the publication.
Synthesis: Towards an Integrative Research Approach on Coastal Ecosystems – The example of Chwaka Bay Thomas J. Lyimo, Maricela de la Torre-Castro, Yohanna W. Shaghude, Narriman S. Jiddawi, Mats Björk and Lars Lindström
10. Biological Connectivity and Nursery Function of Shallow-Water Habitats in Chwaka Bay. Martin Gullström, Martijn Dorenbosch, Blandina R. Lugendo, Augustine W. Mwandya, Yunus D. Mgaya and Charlotte Berkström