Welcome to the home of the Southern African Fisheries and Ecology Research (SAFER) Lab. We are based at the Department of Ichthyology and Fisheries Science at Rhodes University, South Africa. We maintain a broad focus of study on coastal and estuarine fish and fisheries. Our research interests include fish life history, physiology and movement, with an emphasis on how these are influenced by environmental change (at a range of timescales) and exploitation. This page is a platform to broadcast our research and interact with a wider audience. Follow us to receive updates on blog posts, publications, media releases and see what we are all about.