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Prof Christopher McQuaid

Chair of Zoology and

SARCHI Research Chair in Marine Biology

Head of the Coastal Research Group 

PhD University of Cape Town (1980)

Phone: + 27 (0) 46 603 8535
Email: c.mcquaid@ru.ac.za


  • Intertidal Biology
  • Southern Oceans research


MSc - Cassandra Barker (BSc Hons, Rhodes)

PhD - Aldwin Ndlhovo (MSc, Rhodes)

PhD - Celiwe Yekani (MSc, WSU)

PhD - Moline Gusha (MSc, Rhodes)

PhD - Olwethu Duna (MSc, Rhodes)

PhD - Sebbi Kankondi (MSc, Rhodes)

Post Docs 

Aldi Nel (PhD, University of Stellenbosch)

Mauricio Orostica (PhD, Bangor)

Tshifhiwa Given Matumba (PhD, Rhodes)

Recent Publications

  • Katy R. Nicastro, Christopher D. McQuaid, Gerardo I. Zardi. Between a rock and a hard place: combined effect of trampling and phototrophic shell-degrading endoliths in marine intertidal mussels. 2019. Marine Biodiversity https://doi.org/10.1007/s12526-018-0924-3
  • Molline N.C. Gusha, Tatenda Dalu, Ryan J. Wasserman, Christopher D. McQuaid. Zooplankton grazing pressure is insufficient for primary producer control under elevated warming and nutrient levels. 2019. Science of the Total Environment 651 (2019) 410–418. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.09.132 
  • Cristián J. Monaco, Erika M. D. Porporato, Justin A. Lathlean, Morgana Tagliarolo, Gianluca Sarà, Christopher D. McQuaid. Predicting the performance of cosmopolitan species: dynamic energy budget model skill drops across large spatial scales. 2019. Marine Biology 166:14 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-018-3462-4
  • Maëlle Connan, Bo Bonnevie & Christopher McQuaid. 2018. Ontogeny, tissue, and species but not sex influence stable isotopic values of three albatross species. Polar Biol 41: 1175-1186 DOI 10.1007/s00300-018-2276-7
  • Rosemary A. Dorrington, Amanda T. Lombard, Thomas G. Bornman, Janine B. Adams, Hayley C. Cawthra, Shaun H.P. Deyze, Wayne S. Goschen, Kenneth Liu, Jacques Mahler-Coetzee, Gwynneth F. Matcher, Christopher McQuaid, Shirley Parker-Nance, Angus Paterson, Renzo Perissinotto, Francesca Porri, Michael Roberts, Bernadette Snow, Patrick Vrancken. 2018. Working together for our oceans: A marine spatial plan for Algoa Bay, South Africa. SA J Sci Volume 114: 3/4
  • Katy R. Nicastro, Roberto Lo Savio, Christopher D. McQuaid, Pedro Madeira, Ugo Valbusa, Fábia Azevedo, Maria Casero, Carla Lourenço, Gerardo I. Zardi. 2018. Plastic ingestion in aquatic-associated bird species in southern Portugal. Marine Pollution Bulletin 126: 413-418 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.11.050
  • Sebbi L. Kankondi, Christopher D. McQuaid, Morgana Tagliaro. 2018. Influence of respiratory mode on the thermal tolerance of intertidal limpets. PLoS ONE 13(9): e0203555. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0203555
  • Jenny M. Booth, Antje Steinfurth, Marco Fusi, Richard J. Cuthbert, Christopher D. McQuaid. Foraging plasticity of breeding Northern Rockhopper Penguins, Eudyptes moseleyi, in response to changing energy requirements. Polar Biology (2018) 41:1815–1826. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00300-018-2321-6
  • Eleonora Puccinelli, Christopher D. McQuaid, Isabelle J. Ansorge. 2018. Factors affecting trophic compositions of offshore benthic invertebrates at a sub-Antarctic archipelago. Limnol. Oceanogr. 63, 2018, 2206–2228. doi: 10.1002/lno.10934
  • Eleonora Puccinelli, Charles E. O. von der Meden, Christopher D. McQuaid, Isabelle J. Ansorge. Biological characteristics of the rafting bivalve Gaimardia trapesina in the Southern Ocean. Mar Biol (2018) 165:172. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-018-3430-z
  • Cristián J. Monaco & Christopher D. McQuaid. 2018. Applicability of Dynamic Energy Budget (DEB) models across steep environmental gradients. Scientific Reports (2018) 8:16384 | DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-34786-w
  • G. I. Zardi, C. D. McQuaid, R. Jacinto, C. R. Lourenc¸o, E. A. Serra˜o and K. R. Nicastro. 2018. Re-assessing the origins of the invasive mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis in southern Africa. Marine and Freshwater Research https://doi.org/10.1071/MF17132
  • Christopher D. McQuaid. 2018. Implications of long-term climate change for biogeography and ecological processes in the southern ocean. Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review, 2018, 56, 1-72

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