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2023 - Peer-reviewed journal publications 

Prof Francois Engelbrecht 

  • Ndarana, T., Lekoloane, L. E., Rammopo, T. S., Reason, C. J., Bopape, M. J. M., Chikoore, H., & Engelbrecht, F. A. (2023). Downstream development during ridging South Atlantic Ocean anticyclones. Climate Dynamics, 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-023-06717-7  
  • Maisha, R. T., Ndarana, T., Engelbrecht, F. A., Thatcher, M., Bopape, M. J. M., van der Merwe, J., ... & Masemola, C. (2023). Simulation of the eThekwini Heat Island in South Africa. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. https://doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-21-0231.1   
  • Singo, M.V., Chikoore, H., Engelbrecht, F.A. et al. Projections of future fire risk under climate change over the South African savanna. Stoch Environ Res Risk Assess 37, 2677–2691 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00477-023-02412-5  

Prof Laura Pereira 

  • Durán, A. P., Kuiper, J. J., Aguiar, A. P. D., Cheung, W. W., Diaw, M. C., Halouani, G., ... & Pereira, L. M. (2023). Bringing the Nature Futures Framework to life: creating a set of illustrative narratives of nature futures. Sustainability Science, 1-20.https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-023-01316-1  
  • Coste, M., Pereira, L., Charman, A., Petersen, L., & Hawkes, C. (2023). ‘Hampers’ as an effective strategy to shift towards sustainable diets in South African low-income communities. Development Southern Africa, 40(2), 350372. https://doi.org/10.1080/0376835X.2022.2028605   
  • Lübker, H. M., Keys, P. W., Merrie, A., Pereira, L. M., Rocha, J. C., & Ortuño Crespo, G. (2023). Imagining sustainable futures for the high seas by combining the power of computation and narrative. Ocean Sustainability, 2(1), 4. https://doi.org/10.1038/s44183-023-00012-y   
  • Pereira, L. M., Crespo, G. O., Amon, D. J., Badhe, R., Bandeira, S., Bengtsson, F., ... & Zhou, W. (2023). The living infinite: Envisioning futures for transformed human-nature relationships on the high seas. Marine Policy, 153, 105644. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2023.105644 
  •  Rammelt, C. F., Gupta, J., Liverman, D., Scholtens, J., Ciobanu, D., Pereira, L.M., Abrams, J. F., ... & Zimm, C. (2023). Impacts of meeting minimum access on critical earth systems amidst the Great Inequality. Nature Sustainability, 6(2), 212-221. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-022-00995-5   
  • Gupta, J., Liverman, D., Pereira, L….. & Prodani, K. et al. Earth system justice needed to identify and live within Earth system boundaries. Nat Sustain 6, 630–638 (2023).  https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-023-01064-1   
  • Rutting, L., Vervoort, J., Mees, H., Pereira, L., Veeger, M., Muiderman, K., ... & Driessen, P. (2023). Disruptive seeds: a scenario approach to explore power shifts in sustainability transformations. Sustainability Science, 18(3), 1117-1133. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-022-01251-7    
  • Wood, A., Queiroz, C., Deutsch, L., González-Mon, B., Jonell, M., Pereira, L., ... & Wassénius, E. (2023). Reframing the local–global food systems debate through a resilience lens. Nature Food, 4(1), 22-29. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43016-022-00662-0   
  • Pereira, L. M. (2023). Follow the ‘Ting: Sorghum in South Africa. Food, Culture & Society, 26(1), 116-144. https://doi.org/10.1080/15528014.2021.1984631   
  • Biggs, R., Reyers, B., Blanchard, R., Clements, H., Cockburn, J., Pereira, L.M., Cumming, G. S., ... & Tengö, M. (2023). The Southern African Program on Ecosystem Change and Society: an emergent community of practice. Ecosystems and People, 19(1), 2150317. https://doi.org/10.1080/26395916.2022.2150317    
  • Collste, D., Aguiar, A. P. D., Harmáčková, Z. V., Galafassi, D., Pereira, L. M., Selomane, O., & van Der Leeuw, S. (2023). Participatory pathways to the Sustainable Development Goals: inviting divergent perspectives through a cross-scale systems approach. Environmental Research Communications, 5(5), 055014. https://doi.org/10.1088/2515-7620/acce25  

Prof Mulala Simatele 

  • Sibiya NP, Das DK, Vogel C, Mazinyo SP, Zhou L, Kalumba MA, Sithole M, Adom RK, Simatele MD. Overcoming Bureaucratic Resistance: An Analysis of Barriers to Climate Change Adaptation in South Africa. Climate. 2023; 11(7):145. https://doi.org/10.3390/cli11070145   
  •  Okunola, O. H., Simatele, M. D., & Daramola, O. (2023). To live or to die: cultural and social factors influencing flood preparedness in Nigerian cities. African Geographical Review, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/19376812.2023.2184841   
  • Ilo, O. P., Mkhize, N. M., & Simatele, M. D. (2023). The Contribution of Pyrolysis of Water Hyacinth to South Africa’s Low-carbon and Climate Resilient Economy Transition: A Mini Review. Environmental and Climate Technologies, 27(1), 103-116. https://doi.org/10.2478/rtuect-2023-0009    
  • Jaison, C., Reid, M., & Simatele, M. D. (2023). Asset Portfolios in Climate Change Adaptation and Food Security: Lessons from Gokwe South District, Zimbabwe. Journal of Asian and African Studies, 00219096231158340. https://doi.org/10.1177/00219096231158340   
  • Ilo, O. P., Nkomo, S. P. L., Mkhize, N. M., Mutanga, O., & Simatele, M. D. (2023). Optimisation of process parameters using response surface methodology to improve the liquid fraction yield from pyrolysis of water hyacinth. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 30(3), 6681-6704. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-022-22639-z  

2022 - Peer-reviewed journal publications 

 Prof Francois Engelbrecht 

  • Bopape M.M-J., Engelbrecht F.A., Maisha R., Chikoore H., Ndarana T., Lekoloane L., Thatcher M., Mulovhedzi P.T., Rambuwani G.T., Barnes M.A., Mkhwanazi M. and Mphepya J. (2022). Rainfall Simulations of High-Impact Weather in South Africa with the Conformal Cubic Atmospheric Model (CCAM). Atmosphere 13 1987. https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos13121987  
  • Engelbrecht F., Wright C.Y. and Vogel C. (2022). Living with climate health risks–opportunities and challenges in southern Africa. Wits Journal of Clinical Medicine 4 195-198. https://hdl.handle.net/10520/ejc-wjcm_v4_n3_a13  
  • Hlahla, S., Simatele, M. D., Hill, T., & Mabhaudhi, T. (2022). Climate–Urban Nexus: A Study of Vulnerable Women in Urban Areas of KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. Weather, Climate, and Society, 14(3), 933-948. https://doi.org/10.1175/WCAS-D-20-0180.1  
  • Ilo, O. P., Mkhize, N. M., Mutanga, O., & Simatele, M. D. (2022). Optimisation of process parameters using response surface methodology to improve the liquid fraction yield from pyrolysis of water hyacinth. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 1-24.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-022-22639-z  
  • Ilo, O. P., Nkomo, S. P. L., Mkhize, N. M., Mutanga, O., & Simatele, M. D. (2022). The effects of Trichoderma atroviride pretreatment on the biogas production from anaerobic digestion of water hyacinth. Energy & Environment, 0958305X221141397. https://doi.org/10.1177/0958305X221141397  
  • Itzkin, A., Clifford-Holmes, J. K., Scholes, M., & Coetzer, K. (2022). Approaches to Enhance Integration and Monitoring for Social-Ecological Systems. Land, 11(10),  https://doi.org/10.3390/land11101848  
  • Kuiper, J. J., Van Wijk, D., Mooij, W. M., Remme, R. P., Peterson, G. D., Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, S., ... & Pereira, L. M. (2022). Exploring desirable nature futures for Nationaal Park Hollandse Duinen. Ecosystems and People, 18(1), 329-347. https://doi.org/10.1080/26395916.2022.2065360  
  • Lavery C, Pereira L, Chibwe B, Moonsamy N, Onwaulu C, Terry N. Mosquitoes, mushrooms, magic:Africanfuturist sci-fi for nature’s futures. Vector [Internet]. September 27, 2022; Available from: https://vector-bsfa.com/2022/09/27/mosquitoes-mushrooms-magic-africanfuturist-sf-for-natures-futures/  
  • Manyuchi, A. E., Vogel, C., Wright, C. Y., & Erasmus, B. (2022). The self-reported human health effects associated with heat exposure in Agincourt sub-district of South Africa. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 9(1), 1-12. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41599-022-01063-1  
  • Manyuchi, A. E., Chersich, M., Vogel, C., Wright, C. Y., Matsika, R., & Erasmus, B. (2022). Extreme heat events, high ambient temperatures and human morbidity and mortality in Africa: A systematic review. South African Journal of Science, 118(11-12), 1-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/sajs.2022/12047  
  • Mathetsa, S. M., Simatele, M. D., & Rampedi, I. T. (2022). Applying the participatory approach to assess the Water-Energy-Climate Change nexus in South Africa. Development Southern Africa, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/0376835X.2022.2090898  
  • Mathetsa, S. M., Simatele, M. D., & Rampedi, I. T. (2022). A Water-Centric Approach in the Assessment and Governance of the Water-Energy-Climate Change Nexus in South Africa. Front. Sustain. Food Syst. 6: 691704. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2022.691704  
  • Maviza A., Grab S. and Engelbrecht F. (2022). Twentieth century precipitation trends in the upper Mzingwane sub-catchment of the northern Limpopo basin, Zimbabwe. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00704-022-04040-5. 
  • Ndarana, T., Lekoloane, L. E., Rammopo, T. S., Reason, C. J., Bopape, M. J. M., Chikoore, H., & Engelbrecht, F. A. (2022). Downstream development associated with two types of ridging South Atlantic Ocean anticyclones over South Africa. Weather and Climate Dynamics Discussions, 1-29. https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2022-2  
  • Ngubane, D., Parrini, F., de Lemos, H., & Ernst, Y. (2022). Matching land surface phenology with the phenology of net ecosystem exchange (NEE) in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment, 28, 100840. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rsase.2022.100840  
  • Norström, A. V., Agarwal, B., Balvanera, P., Baptiste, B., Bennett, E. M., Brondízio, E... Pereira, L. M., & Spierenburg, M. (2022). The programme on ecosystem change and society (PECS)–a decade of deepening social-ecological research through a place-based focus. Ecosystems and People, 18(1), 598-608. https://doi.org/10.1080/26395916.2022.2133173  
  • Okunola, O. H., Simatele, M. D., & Olowoporoku, O. (2022). The influence of socioeconomic factors on individual and household adaptation strategies to climate change risks in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences, 19(1), 273-288. https://doi.org/10.1080/1943815X.2022.2143821  
  • Pereira, L. M., & Hawkes, C. (2022). Leveraging the Potential of Sorghum as a Healthy Food and Resilient Crop in the South African Food System. Local, Traditional and Indigenous Food Systems in the 21st Century to Combat Obesity, Undernutrition and Climate Change, 85.  https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2022.786151  
  • Pereira, L. M., Kushitor, S. B., Cramer, C., Drimie, S., Isaacs, M., Malgas, R., ... & Willis, J. (2022). Leveraging the potential of wild food for healthy, sustainable, and equitable local food systems: learning from a transformation lab in the Western Cape region. Sustainability Science, 1-20. (On the unclaimed list but no volume number yet)06/02/23. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-022-01182-3  
  • Ramphele, M., Vogel, C., & Reddy, D. (2022). Special SFSA Plenary Debate: The future of transdisciplinarity: How do we relearn to be human in new ways? South African Journal of Science, 118(SPE2), 1-4. http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/sajs.2022/14787  
  • Roffe, S. J., Steinkopf, J., & Fitchett, J. M. (2022). South African winter rainfall zone shifts: A comparison of seasonality metrics for Cape Town from 1841–1899 and 1933–2020. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00704-021-03911-7  
  • Satori, David, et al. Pereira, L "Prioritising crop wild relatives to enhance agricultural resilience in sub‐Saharan Africa under climate change." Plants, People, Planet 4.3 (2022): 269-282. https://doi.org/10.1002/ppp3.10247  
  • Sibiya, N., Sithole, M., Mudau, L. and Simatele, M.D., 2022. Empowering the Voiceless: Securing the Participation of Marginalised Groups in Climate Change Governance in South Africa. Sustainability, 14(12), p.7111. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14127111  
  • Steinkopf J. and Engelbrecht F. (2022). Verification of ERA5 and ERA-Interim precipitation over Africa at intra-annual and interannual timescales. Atmospheric Research 280 106427. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosres.2022.106427  
  • Vogel, C. and O’Brien, K., (2022). Getting to the heart of transformation. Sustainability Science, 17(2), pp.653-659. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-021-01016-8  
  • Weiskopf, Sarah R., Zuzana Harmáčková, Ciara G. Johnson, María Cecilia Londoño-Murcia, Brian W. Miller, Bonnie JE Myers, Laura Pereira et al. "Increasing the uptake of ecological model results in policy decisions to improve biodiversity outcomes." Environmental Modelling & Software (2022): 105318. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2022.105318  
  • Weiskopf, S. R., Myers, B. J., Arce-Plata, M. I., Blanchard, J. L., Ferrier, S., Fulton, E. A., ... Pereira, L.M., & Rosa, I. M. (2022). A conceptual framework to integrate biodiversity, ecosystem function, and ecosystem service models. BioScience, 72(11), 1062-1073. https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biac074 

Prof Laura Pereira 

  • Biggs, R., Clements, H. S., Cumming, G. S., Cundill, G., de Vos, A., Hamann, M., ... Pereira, L.M., & Reyers, B. (2022). Social-ecological change: insights from the Southern African Program on Ecosystem Change and Society. Ecosystems and People, 18(1), 447-468. https://doi.org/10.1080/26395916.2022.2097478  
  • Benedum, M., Goldstein, B. E., Ely, A., Apgar, M., Pereira, L., & Manuel-Navarrete, D. (2022). Lessons for Transformations Organizations from the Pathways Network: A Transformations Community Dialogue. Social Innovations Journal, 15(5). Retrieved from https://socialinnovationsjournal.com/index.php/sij/article/view/4974 y 
  • Coste, M., Pereira, L., Charman, A., Petersen, L., & Hawkes, C. (2022). ‘Hampers’ as an effective strategy to shift towards sustainable diets in South African low-income communities. Development Southern Africa, 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1080/0376835X.2022.2028605

Prof Mulala Simatele 

  • Adom, R. K., Simatele, M.D. (2022). Enhancing Employee Performance in the Water Sector in South Africa: The Role of Training and Skill Development Programmes. International Journal of Research and Review.  Vol. 9; Issue: 7; July 2022 
  • Adom, R. K., Simatele, M.D. (2022).  Addressing Structural and Systematic Constraints to Small-Scale Agro- Processing Projects in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Journal of Advances in Agronomy and Crop Science 
  • Adom, R. K., Simatele, M. D., & Reid, M. (2022). Addressing the challenges of water-energy-food nexus programme in the context of sustainable development and climate change in South Africa. Journal of Water and Climate Change, 13(7), 2761-2779. https://doi.org/10.2166/wcc.2022.099  
  • Adom, R. K., Simatele, M. D., & Reid, M.., 2022. The Threats of Climate Change on Water and Food Security in South Africa. American Journal of Environment and Climate, 1(2), pp.73-91 https://doi.org/10.54536/ajec.v1i2.568  
  • Adom, R. K., & Simatele, M. D. (2022). Systemic and Structural Challenges to Sustainable Water Management in South Africa. https://doi.org/10.1142/S1464333222500028  
  • Adom, R. K., & Simatele, M. D. (2022). The role of stakeholder engagement in sustainable water resource management in South Africa. In Natural Resources Forum (Vol. 46, No. 4, pp. 410-427). Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1111/1477-8947.12264 
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