South African Insitute for Aquatic Biodiversity


Somerset Street, Makhanda (Grahamstown), 6139, South Africa

Region Active


Research institute


Marine research, Biodiversity, Fish


SAIAB serves as a major scientific resource for knowledge and understanding the biodiversity and functioning of globally significant aquatic ecosystems. SAIAB’s science focuses on the full spectrum of aquatic environments: from marine offshore to continental freshwater catchments. Research covers ecology and conservation biology that links biodiversity at molecular and organism levels with the environment and genetic and species diversity.