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Centre for African Conservation Ecology


Doctoral students
Mr Clayton Weatherall-Thomas
Mr Clayton Weatherall-Thomas
Position: Doctoral student
Department: Botany
Room: 120G04
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 083 401 8091
Email: clayton.weatherall-thomas@nmmu.ac.za
Qualifications: MSc

Adriaan Grobler
Mr Barend Grobler
Position: PhD student
Department: Botany
Room: Building 12 Room G 04
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: +27 41 504 2383
Email: barend.grobler@nmmu.ac.za
Qualifications: BSc (Environmental Science); BSc Honours (Botany); MSc (Botany)
My site: http://connect.nmmu.ac.za/Members/s204026091

Stacey Webb
Mrs Stacey Webb
Position: PhD Student
Department: Zoology
Room: 120174C
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 27 41 504 2690
Fax: 27 41 504 2317
Email: s204015456@live.nmmu.ac.za
Qualifications: MSc (NMMU),BSc Hons (NMMU), BSc (NMMU)
Expertise: Animal physiology, hypometabolism, hibernation and torpor, energetic costs, avian sexual selection

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Mr Kristoffer Everatt
Position: PhD candidate
Department: Zoology
Location: Off-campus
Qualifications: MSc Wildlife Management
Expertise: Predator ecology, conservation biology, wildlife management, trophic cascades.

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Leah Andresen
Position: PhD candidate
Department: Zoology
Location: Off-campus
Qualifications: MSc Wildlife Management
Expertise: Terrestrial ecology, conservation biology, wildlife management, human-predator interface

Nokubonga Mgqatsa
Miss Nokubonga Mgqatsa
Position: PhD candidate
Department: Zoology
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Email: s208092108@live.nmmu.ac.za
Qualifications: MSc
Expertise: Ecological cascading effects of elephants

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Ms Elizabeth Le Roux
Position: PhD Student
Department: Zoology
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: +27825599785
Email: leezaleroux@gmail.com
Qualifications: MSc

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Curswan Andrews
Position: PhD Candidate
Department: Zoology
Room: 12-01-09
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: +27798217803
Email: crswnandrews@gmail.com
Qualifications: MSc Primatology
Expertise: Evolutionary Biology, Primate Biology

Masters students
Amarein Judith Gerber
Miss Amarein Gerber
Position: MSc Student
Department: Zoology
Room: 12-01 14d
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 041 504 4284
Email: s211053317@nmmu.ac.za
Qualifications: BSc Hons (Zoology)
Expertise: Lion predation impacts on populations of small herbivores in Addo Elephant National Park

Stephanie Ann Martin
Miss Stephanie Martin
Position: MSc Zoology Student
Department: Zoology
Room: 12-01 14d
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 041 504 4284
Email: s214184714@nmmu.ac.za
Qualifications: BSc Hons Zoology
Expertise: The aardvark (Orycteropus afer) as a keystone species and ecosystem engineer, in a shale gas exploration landscape

Krista N Oswald
Krista Oswald
Position: MSc
Department: Zoology
Location: Summerstrand Campus (North)
Email: s215240057@nmmu.ac.za
Qualifications: BA, BSc Honours
Expertise: Physiological and behavioural mechanisms of the Cape rockjumper in the face of climate change

Natalia Banasiak
Natalia Banasiak
Position: MSc Student
Department: Zoology
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Email: s215325427@nmmu.ac.za
Qualifications: BSc (Hons)
Expertise: Assessing top predator reintroductions in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

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Christiaan Lochner
Position: Student
Department: Zoology
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Email: s210087420@nmmu.ac.za
Qualifications: B-tech Nature Conservation
Expertise: Investigating the short-term influences of habitat expansion in mediating the impacts of elephant in succulent thicket

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Mr Nicholas Pattinson
Position: Masters
Department: Zoology
Room: Post-graduate lab
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: +27822228399
Email: nickpaddie@gmail.com
Qualifications: BSc Honours Zoology
Responsibilities: Tutor

Jerry Molepo
Mr Mokgatla Molepo
Position: MSc Student/ Practical Demonstrator
Department: Centre for African Conservation Ecology (ACE)
Room: Animal Energetic Lab
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: +27765597692
Email: pakunaj@gmail.com
Qualifications: Hons(UL),BSc (Univen)
Expertise: Avian physiology and foraging behaviour

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Dominique Prinsloo
Position: Masters Zoology
Department: Centre for African Conservation Ecology (ACE)
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Email: S215376668@nmmu.ac.za
Qualifications: BSc Honours Zoology
Expertise: Megaherbivore Foraging Ecology

Celesté
Miss Celesté Maré
Position: Student
Department: Zoology
Room: ACE, 12-01-09
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 07227307339
Email: s212375180@nnmu.ac.za
Qualifications: Hons (Zoology)
Expertise: Baboons as ecological engineers: the movement of rocks facilitated by foraging baboon troops in the Eastern Karoo
Responsibilities: Student

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Miss Tara van der Westhuizen
Position: MSc student
Department: Zoology
Room: 12-01 09
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 0723171352
Email: s212246267@nmmu.ac.za
Qualifications: BSc Hons (Zoology)
Expertise: Impacts of chacma baboons rolling rocks on the composition, structure and distribution of hypolithic fauna

Honours students
Toshka Barnardo
Ms Toshka Barnardo
Department: Zoology
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Email: s213340399@nmmu.ac.za

Shayla Tricam
Shayla Tricam
Position: Hons student
Department: Faculty of Science
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 7272 761 8046
Email: s211069582@nmmu.ac.za
Qualifications: BSc. Environmental Science (Zoology & CHemistry)

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Miss Shene van der Westhuizen
Position: Zoology Honours
Department: Zoology
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Email: shenevdw@gmail.com
Qualifications: BSc. Biological Sciences

Recent Graduates
Liaan Minnie
Mr. Liaan Minnie
Position: PhD Student
Department: Zoology
Room: 12 -01 14e
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: +27 41 504 4279
Fax: +27 41 504 2946
Email: liaan.minnie@nmmu.ac.za
Qualifications: M.Sc. (Zoology)
Expertise: Human-carnivore conflict; Carnivore ecology

Ms Katie Gough
Ms Katie Gough
Position: PhD
Department: Zoology
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 27 41 5042424
Fax: 27 41 5042317
Email: s203081609@nmmu.ac.za
Qualifications: M.Sc.

Jessica Leaver
Ms Jessica Leaver
Position: MSc in Zoology student
Department: Zoology
Room: 12-01 14-D
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 0727578646
Email: jes.leaver@gmail.com
Qualifications: BSc degree in Conservation Ecology
Expertise: Conservation ecology
Responsibilities: MSc research

Tiffany Thwaits
Miss Tiffany Thwaits
Position: Masters canidate
Department: Zoology
Room: 12-01-14d
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Email: s209025810@live.nmmu.ac.za
Qualifications: Bsc(Hons)
Expertise: Bat monitoring
Responsibilities: Student, demonstrator

Hayley Clements
Hayley Clements
Department: Zoology
Room: 12-01-09
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Email: clementshayley@gmail.com
Qualifications: MSc Zoology

Mr Shaun Welman
Mr Shaun Welman
Department: Zoology
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: +27 82 712 8556
Email: shaun.welman@gmail.com
Qualifications: MSc Zoology
Expertise: Ecophysiology

Mr Dimitri Veldkornet
Mr Dimitri Veldkornet
Position: MSc student
Department: Botany
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Email: dimitri.veldkornet@nmmu.ac.za
Qualifications: BSc (Hons)
My site: http://www.nmmu.ac.za/DimitriVeldkornet1/

Mr Linus Munishi
Mr Linus Munishi
Position: PhD student
Department: Zoology
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 27 41 5042690
Fax: 27 41 5042317
Email: s208022678@nmmu.ac.za
Qualifications: MSc

Ms Faith Mamfengu
Ms Faith Mamfengu
Position: MSc Student
Department: Centre for African Conservation Ecology (ACE)
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Email: PhozisaFaith.Mamfengu@nmmu.ac.za
Qualifications: BSc Hons

Ms Karien Wolmarans
Ms Karien Wolmarans
Position: MSc Student (Part-time)
Department: Centre for African Conservation Ecology (ACE)
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 27 41 5042424
Fax: 27 41 5042317
Email: s201348136@nmmu.ac.za
Qualifications: B.Sc.

Mr Johan Minnie
Mr Johan Minnie
Position: Student
Phone: 072 6316 299
Email: s203022092@nmmu.ac.za
Qualifications: BSc Hons

Ms Kanyisa Nyafu
Ms Kanyisa Nyafu
Department: Centre for African Conservation Ecology (ACE)
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 27 41 504 2690
Fax: 27 41 504 2317
Email: s206036361@nmmu.ac.za
Qualifications: BSc (Hons)

Ms Therese Rautenbach
Ms Therese Rautenbach
Position: MSc student
Department: Centre for African Conservation Ecology (ACE)
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Email: s208071969@nmmu.ac.za
Qualifications: BSc Hons

Mr Jadon Schmidt
Mr Jadon Schmidt
Position: MSc student
Department: Botany
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 27 41 504 2383
Fax: 27 41 583 2317
Email: jadon.schmidt@nmmu.ac.za
Qualifications: BSc (Hons), MBA
My site: http://www.nmmu.ac.za/JadonSchmidt/