New Editorial Team for the African Journal of Aquatic Science

Posted 10 July 2018 by under Announcements & Notices • Journal: African Journal of Aquatic Science
New Editorial Team for the African Journal of Aquatic Science

NISC is  proud to announce a new team to lead the African Journal of Aquatic Science. Editors-in-Chief , Professor Cate Brown and Doctor Nick Rivers-Moore were appointed by the Southern African Society of Aquatic Scientists at their 2018 congress at the end of June.

Professor Cate Brown is a Senior Consultant with Southern Waters Ecological Research and Consulting and an Extraordinary Professor with the University of Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa. She has been the Director of Southern Waters for over 20 years. Southern Waters is an independent company with academic ties to the Institute for Water Studies, Department of Earth Sciences, University of the Western Cape. During her tenure at Southern Waters, it has been company-policy to focus on projects where the bulk of the team is drawn from the host country(ies). In this way she and her team have trained more than 1000 water-resource professionals from around the world in various aspects of assessing, implementing and monitoring EFlows.

Dr Nick Rivers-Moore is a consulting aquatic ecologist with 15 years of professional experience in this field.  He has considerable experience in fish and aquatic macroinvertebrate sampling, and collection and analysis of water temperature data, further facilitated through a suite of metrics he developed to assess such time series in terms of changes in magnitudes, frequency, duration and timing of thermal stress events.  These skills are complemented by extensive experience in water temperature modelling, and development of ecological response models based on flow and water temperature inputs, both of which have been used in scenario analyses. Dr Rivers-Moore is also a published regional expert on freshwater conservation planning. He has already served a term on the journal’s editorial board as Co-Editor-in-Chief.

NISC would like to congratulate their two Editors-in-Chief on their appointment/re-appointment. 

The African Journal of Aquatic Science is devoted to the study of the aquatic sciences, covering all African inland and estuarine waters. The journal publishes peer-reviewed original scientific papers and short articles in all the aquatic science fields including limnology, hydrobiology, ecology, conservation, biomonitoring, management, water quality, ecotoxicology, biological interactions, physical properties and human impacts on African aquatic systems. 

Perhaps the most important change, in terms of bringing the Journal to a wider audience, has been its publishing in collaboration with the NISC (Pty) Ltd.
- Stan Pillar, Editor of the African Journal of Marine Science (1996-2013)
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- Chris Stones, IPJP Editor-in-Chief since 2003
It has been an enriching experience working with such enthusiastic and professional people at NISC who have become more friends than business partners over the years.
- Stan Pillar, Editor of the African Journal of Marine Science (1996-2013)
Since 1995, NISC has systematically built up competence and the necessary capacity in all aspects of publishing high-level research journals, with the professionalism needed to flourish in the increasingly competitive world of international research publications. No other publisher in South Africa commands the necessary technical skills, experience, competence, enthusiasm and resources to the same degree as NISC, in my view.
- Graham Baker, Editor of the South African Journal of Science (1973-2008)
The biggest development in the history of Quaestiones Mathematicae was the association with NISC and to have the journal running in a very stable way without severe financial concerns.
- Barry Green, QM Editor