Ms. Alice McGrath

Department of Biological sciences
John Day Building, University Avenue,
University of Cape Town,



My research thus far has been focused on the inter-connected relationship between the physical and biological aspects of the ocean. In 2015, I achieved my Oceanography Honours degree. My thesis looked at Cape anchovy spawner distribution and its relationship with sea surface temperatures on the Agulhas Bank. I started my Masters in the Department of Biological Sciences in February 2016, under the supervision of Dr Coleen Moloney, Dr Carl van der Lingen and Dr Juliet Hermes. My dissertation is investigating the influence of spatial and temporal variability of sardine spawning areas on the transport and retention of eggs and larvae in South African waters using a regional hydrodynamic ocean model.