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Dr Cecile Reed

Dr Cecile C Reed
Applied Marine Parasitology
Phone: 021 6504767

Research interests

My research interests lie broadly in the field of marine parasitology, including basic biodiversity studies and applied research that may contribute to informing marine fisheries management. The use of parasites as biological tags or as indicators of environmental change is a growing field globally and the usefulness of parasite data in such studies is becoming widely recognized.

Recent publications (2015 – 2018)

NUNKOO, I., REED, C., ATTWOOD, C. and KERWATH, S. 2015. First record of the walking catfish, Clarias batrachus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Pisces: Clariidae), from the island of Mauritius, South Western Indian Ocean. African Journal of Zoology (accepted and in press).

PODDUBNAYA, LG., REED, C. and GIBSON, DI. 2015. The surface topography of Callorhynchocotyle callorhynchi (Manter, 1955) (Monogenea: Hexabothriidae), a parasite of the holocephalan fish Callorhinchus capensis. Parasitology Research (accepted and in press). DOI 10.1007/s00436-015-4565-1.

PODDUBNAYA, LG., HEMMINGSEN, W., REED, C. and GIBSON, DI. 2015. Ultrastructural characteristics of the caeca of basal polyopisthocotylean monogeneans of the families Chimaericolidae and Hexabothriidae parasitic on cartilaginous fishes. Parasitology Research (accepted and in press).

REED CC. 2015. Copepods and their allies. A guide to freshwater life in southern Africa (Ed. Charles Griffiths, Mike Picker and Jenny Day) Struik Publishers, Cape Town.

WESTON, LF., REED, CC., HENDRICKS, M., WINKER, H. and VAN DER LINGEN, CD. 2015. Stock discrimination of South African sardine (Sardinops sagax) using a digenean parasite biological tag. Fisheries Research 164: 120-129.

REED, CC. 2016. Parasite studies of commercial marine fishes in sub-Saharan Africa. Parasitology, 142 Special Issue 01: 109-124.

van der Lingen, CD., REED, CC., WESTON, L. and SSEMPA, N. 2016. Incorporating parasite data in population structure studies of South African sardine Sardinops sagax. Parasitology, 142 Special Issue 01: 156 - 167.

MORRIS, T., OLDEWAGE, A., LAMBERTH, S. and REED, CC. 2016. Shark parasites as bio-indicators of metals in two South African embayments. Marine Pollution Bulletin 104: 221–228.

NUNKOO, MAI., REED, CC. and KERWATH, SE. 2016. Community ecology of the metazoan parasites of snoek Thyrsites atun (Euphrasen, 1791) (Perciformes: Gempylidae) off South Africa. African Journal of Marine Science 38(3): 363-371.

HALEY, C., VON DER MEDEN, C., ATKINSON, L. and REED, C. 2017. Habitat associations and distribution of the hyperbenthic shrimp, Nauticaris marionis, around the sub-Antarctic Prince Edward Islands. Deep-Sea Research Part I 127: 41–48.

NUNKOO, MAI., WESTON, M., REED, CC., VAN DER LINGEN, C.D. and KERWATH, SE. 2017. First account of the Metazoan Parasite Fauna of Oilfish Ruvettus pretiosus Cocco, 1829 (Perciformes: Gempylidae) in South African. Waters. African Zoology 52(4):237-241.

BARTOŠOVÁ-SOJKOVÁ, P., LÖVY, A., REED, C.C., LISNEROVÁ, M., TOMKOVÁ, T., HOLZER, A. S., FIALA, I. (accepted in Plos One, Jan 2018). Life in a rock pool: Radiation and population genetics of myxozoan parasites in hosts inhabiting restricted spaces.