Current students/interns/research assistants
Stephanie de Lange: Prevalence and intensity of polydorid infestations on farmed oysters
Rachelle Stofberg: The effect of algal secondary metabolites on abalone larval survival
Lauren Flinders: Radula development of Haliotis midae in relation to diatom availability
Prof. Kenneth Halanych, Auburn University, Alabama, USA
Dr. Dan Thornhill, Auburn University, Alabama, USA
Prof. Matt Bentley, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Dr Gary Caldwell, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Mr. Tim Worsfold, Unicomarine, Letchworth, UK
Boonzaaier, M. Neethling, S., Mouton, A. and Simon, C. 2014. Polydorid polychaetes (Spionidae) on farmed and wild abalone (Haliotis midae) in South Africa: an epidemiological survey. African Journal of Marine Science http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2014.952249
David, A.A. and Simon, C.A. 2014. The effect of temperature on larval development of two non-indigenous poecilogonous polychaetes (Annelida: Spionidae) with implications for life history theory, establishment and range expansion. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 461 (2014) 20–30
David, A.A., Matthee, C.A. and Simon, C.A. (2014). Poecilogony in Polydora hoplura (Polychaeta: Spionidae) from commercially important molluscs in South Africa. Mar Biol (2014) 161:887–898 DOI 10.1007/s00227-013-2388-0
Simon, C.A., San Martín, G and Robinson, G. 2014. Two new species of Syllis (Polychaeta: Syllidae) from South Africa, one of them viviparous, with remarks on larval development and vivipary. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 2014, 94(4), 729–746
Simon, C.A. (2011) Polydora and Dipolydora (Polychaeta: Spionidae) associated with molluscs on the south coast of South Africa, with descriptions of two new species. African Invertebrates, 52 (1): 39–50
Stofberg, R.L., Simon, C.A. and Snyman, R.G. (2011) Effects of heavy metals and a diatom-derived aldehyde on the development and survival of Haliotis midae larvae. African Journal of Marine Science, 33 (2) : 339–345
Simon, C.A., Bentley, M.G. and Caldwell, G.S. (2010) 2,4-decadienal: exploring a novel approach for the control of polychaete pests on cultured abalone. Aquaculture, 310: 52-60.
Simon, C.A., Worsfold, T. Lange, L and Sterley, J. (2010) The genus Boccardia (Polychaeta: Spionidae) associated with mollusc shells on the south coast of South Africa. Journal of the Marine Biological Association, U.K. 90(3), 585–598.
Simon, C.A., Thornhill, D.J. Oyarzun, F. and Halanych, K.M. (2009) Genetic similarity between Boccardia proboscidea from Western North America and cultured abalone, Haliotis midae, in South. Aquaculture 294: 18–24
Simon, C.A. (2009) Pseudopolydora species associated with mollusc shells on the south coast of South African, with a description of Ps. dayii sp. nov. J. Mar Biol. Assoc. UK 89(4): 681-687.
Simon, C.A. and Booth, A. (2007) Population structure and growth of polydorid polychaetes that infest the cultured abalone, Haliotis midae. African Journal of Marine Science 29(3) 499-509.
Simon, C.A., Ludford, A. and Wynne, S. (2006) Spionid polychaetes infesting cultured abalone, Haliotis midae, in South Africa. African Journal of Marine Science 28(1): 167-171.
Simon, C.A., Kaiser, H. and Britz, P.J. (2005) The effect of age on the reproductive output of the abalone pest, Terebrasabella heterouncinata (Polychaeta: Sabellidae: Sabellinae). African Journal of Marine Science 27(2): 513-516.
Simon, C.A., Kaiser, H. and Britz, P.J. (2005) The life history responses of the abalone pest, Terebrasabella heterouncinata, under natural and aquaculture conditions. Mar. Biol. 147(1): 135-144.
Simon, C.A. and Rouse, G.W. (2005) Ultrastructure of spermiogenesis, sperm and the spermatheca of Terebrasabella heterouncinata (Polychaeta: Sabellidae: Sabellinae). Invertebr. Biol. 124(1) 40-50.
Simon, C.A. (2004) Ultrastructure of oogenesis in the abalone pest, Terebrasabella heterouncinata (Polychaeta: Sabellidae: Sabellinae). Invertebr. Reprod. Dev. 46(1): 19-26.
Simon, C.A., Kaiser, H. and Britz, P.J. (2004) The infestation of the abalone, Haliotis midae, by the sabellid, Terebrasabella heterouncinata, under intensive culture conditions, and the influence of infestation on abalone growth. Aquaculture 232: 29-40.
Simon, C.A., Kaiser, H., Booth, A.J. and Britz, P.J. (2002) The effect of diet and live host presence on the growth and reproduction of Terebrasabella heterouncinata. Invert. Reprod. Develop. 41: 227 - 286. Proceedings of the 9th International Congress on Invertebrate Reproduction and Development, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.
Simon, C.A. and McQuaid, C.D. (1999) Extracellular digestion in two co-occurring intertidal mussels (Perna perna and Choromytilus meridionalis) and the role of enteric bacteria in their digestive ecology. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 234: 59-81.
Craig, A.J.F.K and Simon, C.A. (1991) Sunbird and sugarbird seasons. Safring News 20: 9-12.
- Duvenage, E., and Simon, C.A. (2008) Warmer water boosts perlemoen pests, researchers show. http://www.scienceinafrica.co.za/2008/august/abalone.htm
- Simon, C.A. (2006) Polychaetes that infest cultured perlemoen – they’re not just boring worms. http://www.scienceinafrica.co.za/2006/february/polychaetes.htm