Peter Ryan awarded SANCOR’s Gilchrist Medal

Posted 30 August 2017 by NISC under Announcements & Notices
Peter Ryan awarded SANCOR’s Gilchrist Medal

NISC wishes to congratulate Prof Peter Ryan, a regular contributor to our journals, on his receipt of the SANCOR Gilchrist Medal. 

Prof Ryan is one of the most prolific marine scientists in Southern Africa and as an a rated NRF researcher he has authored or co-authored more than 320 peer-reviewed papers (127 as first author). 

Prof Ryan is currently the Director of the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology. Prof Ryan primarily works on seabirds and their conservation, has a wide-ranging interest in avian biology, and maintains an interest in plastic pollution, especially in marine systems. 

Prof Ryan has published articles in African Journal of Marine Science, Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology and African Zoology. A selection of his articles published in these NISC journals  can be accessed at no cost until the end of September 2017 here: 

Patterns and trends in seabird bycatch in the pelagic longline fishery off South Africa African Journal of Marine Science, Volume 39, Issue 1, 2017. 

Recent population trends of sooty and light-mantled albatrosses breeding on Marion Island African Journal of Marine Science, Volume 38, Issue 1, 2016.                                                                                                                            

Seasonal changes in movement and habitat use by Southern Ground-Hornbills in the South African lowveld Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology, Volume 86, Issue 1-2, 2015.

Pseudo-egg and exotic egg adoption by Kelp Gulls Larus dominicanus vetula African Zoology Volume 50, Issue 1, 2015.

Blue Petrels Halobaena caerulea discovered breeding on Gough Island Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology, Volume 86, Issue 1-2, 2015.

Estimating scavenger and search bias for collision fatality surveys of large birds on power lines in the Karoo, South Africa Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology, Volume 85, Issue 1, 2014.

The effect of wind direction on flying fish counts African Journal of Marine Science, Volume 35, Issue 4, 2013.

A review of Jouanin's Petrel records in the eastern Indian Ocean Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology, Volume 84, Issue 2, 2013.

Are African penguins worth saving? The ecotourism value of the Boulders Beach colony African Journal of Marine Science, Volume 34, Issue 4, 2012.

The November 2011 Irruption of Buoy Barnacles Dosima Fascicularis in the Western Cape, South Africa African Journal of Marine Science, Volume 34, Issue 1, 2012.
 

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)
The paper was wonderfully laid out and rapidly published
- Author- Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
Excellent attention by editor-in-chief; very good work of reviewers; good time for review and processing.
- Author - African Journal of Range & Forage Science
The editorial experience was excellent: the reviewers were timely and their feedback was generative. The co-editor of the special issue was proactive about communicating information to me. In latter stages, the staff that shepherded the essay through the copy-editing stages was also very helpful and in good contact.
- Author - Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies
The proofs look great! Thank you so much. The efficiency of the journal now is really excellent. Easy to work with, and so thorough. I appreciate it.
- Regular SAJP Author on his first interaction with NISC