Staff

Academic staff

Prof. Armanda Bastos Head of Department / Molecular epidemiology and zoology
Prof. Nigel Bennett South African Research Chair in Mammalian Behavioural Ecology and Ecophysiology
Prof. Chris Chimimba Systematics of southern African fauna
Prof. P. J. Nico de Bruyn Marion Island Marine Mammal Programme
Prof. Andre Ganswindt Director - Mammal Research Institute / Vertebrate endocrinology and conservation physiology
Dr Jeyanthi Gopalraj Physiology / Immunological aspects of goat-tick relationships
Dr Grant Hall Manager - Stable Isotope Laboratory / Stable isotope ecology and paleo-environment reconstruction
Dr Almuth Hammerbacher Chemical interactions
Dr Brett Hurley Tree Protection Cooperative Programme
Dr Mark Keith Mammal conservation and management
Prof. Kerstin Krüger ARPPIS Local Coordinator / Insect-plant interactions
Dr Heike Lutermann Undergraduate Academic Advisor / Behavioural ecology, parasite ecology and ecophysiology
Prof. Andrew McKechnie South African Research Chair in Conservation Physiology
Dr Carel Oosthuizen First-year Zoology Coordinator / Molecular ecology and evolution
Prof. Christian Pirk Honours Coordinator / Behavioural, chemical and evolutionary ecology of social insects
Prof. Mark Robertson Community ecology, macro-ecology and biological invasions
Prof. Adrian Shrader Behavioural ecology of mammalian herbivores
Prof. Catherine Sole Postgraduate Coordinator / Molecular systematic and evolutionary zoology
Prof. Michael Somers Eugène Marais Chair of Wildlife Management
Prof. Chris Weldon Marketing and Media Liaison / Applied and physiological entomology
Dr Abdullahi Ahmed Yusuf Chemical ecology of social insects

Support staff

Mr Human Buirski IT Support [email protected] +27 (0)12 420-5147
Mrs Marna Ferreira Control Technical Assistant [email protected] +27 (0)12 420-2367
Mrs Karin Fischer Personal Assistant, Mammal Research Institute [email protected] +27 (0)12 420-2066
Mrs Revonne Harris Administrator [email protected] +27 (0)12 420-3235
Mr Joseph Mabogwane Messenger [email protected] +27 (0)12 420-4607
Ms Stokana Mahapa First Technical Assistant / Health and Safety Officer [email protected] +27 (0)12 420-2608
Mrs Estme Msiza Laboratory Assistant [email protected] +27 (0)12 420-4607
Mr Tlhogi Selaledi Control Technical Assistant / Building maintenance [email protected] +27 (0)12 420-2748
Ms Kitty Stamhuis Control Technical Assistant [email protected] +27 (0)12 420-3230
Ms Vongani Maboko Departmental Administrator [email protected] +27 (0)12 420-2539

Senior research associates

Prof. Marthan Bester Population biology and ecology of pinnipeds in the Southern Ocean
Prof. Sue Nicolson Pollinator ecophysiology
Prof. Clarke Scholtz Scarab taxonomy, systematics and biology
Prof. Rudi van Aarde Community Ecology Research Unit

Postdoctoral researchers

Dr Dina Mustafa Fagir Parasitology of Elephantulus and Micaelomys
Dr Zenon Czenze Thermoregulation of bats in a changing climate
Dr Gudrun Dittrich-Schroder Population genetics of forestry pests
Dr Katelyn Faulkner Biological invasions
Dr Mesfin Gossa Forest Entomology
Dr Sasha Hoffmann Sengi behavioural ecology
Dr Kévin Malod Fruit fly ageing, diet and nutritional ecology
Dr Katarina Medger Reproductive biology of small mammals
Dr Olabimpe Okosun Pheromonal communication and reproductive physiology of honeybees
Dr Marietjie Oosthuizen Neuroendocrinology and anatomy of reproduction, circadian biology, memory and learning of small mammals
Dr W. Chris Oosthuizen Marine top predators
Dr Els Vermeulen Population structure and viability of Indian Ocean humpback dolphins (Sousa plumbea) in South Africa
Dr Cornelia Voigt Endocrinology and neuroendocrinology of Damaland mole-rats
Dr Mia Wege Foraging and behavioural ecology
Dr Tanya Wolf

Giraffe reproductive endocrinology

Contract appointments

Dr Adrian L.V. Davis Researcher   [email protected]  
Mr Christian Deschodt Senior Research Assistant [email protected]  
Mr Johan Fourie First Technical Assistant [email protected]  
Dr Robert Guldemond Researcher (C2) / Conservation Ecology Research Unit [email protected] +27 (0)12 420-3231
Miss Alexandra Howard NRF Intern [email protected]  
Dr Hannelie Human Researcher (C2) / Social Insects Research Group [email protected] +27 (0)12 420-2548
Ms Carmen Jacobs Senior Technical Assistant [email protected]  
Mr Daniel Kewane Laboratory Assistant [email protected] +27 (0)12 420-4607
Dr Camilla Norgaard First Technical Assistant [email protected] +27 (0)12 420-2561
Mrs Janine Snyman Senior Administrative Officer [email protected]  
Ms Nicola Visagie Technical Assistant [email protected]  

Extraordinary professors

Prof. Tim Clutton-Brock Director of Research, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK  
Prof. Robin Crewe Director, Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship, University of Pretoria, South Africa  
Prof. Ansie Dippenaar-Schoeman ARC - Plant Protection Research Institute, South Africa  
Prof. Johan du Toit S. J. & Jessie E Quinney College of Natural Resources, Utah State University, Utah, USA  
Prof. Chris Faulkes Reader in Evolutionary Ecology, Queen Mary University of London, UK  
Prof. Rami Kfir Formerly Research Institute Manager, ARC - Plant Protection Research Institute, South Africa  
Prof. Mervyn Mansell Formerly USDA-APHIS  
Prof. Robin Moritz Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany  
Prof. Peter Neumann Vinetum Professor, Institute of Bee Health, University of Bern, Switzerland  
Prof. Stuart Pimm Doris Duke Chair of Conservation Ecology, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Texas, USA  

Extraordinary lecturers

Dr Tom Rhys Bishop University of Liverpool, UK  
Dr Jackie Dabrowski Director, Confluent Environmental, South Africa  
Dr Fredrik Dalerum University of Oviedo, Spain  
Dr Vincent Dietemann Agroscope, Bern, Switzerland  
Dr Ian Engelbrecht South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa  
Dr Hannelie Human Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria  
Dr Ferran Jori CIRAD, Montpellier, France  
Dr Peter Lindsey Policy Initiative Coordinator, Lion Program, Panthera  
Dr Berndt Janse van Rensburg School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia  
Dr Diedrich Visser Agricultural Research Council - Vegetable and Ornamental Plants, South Africa  
Dr Tsungai Zengeya Senior Scientist - South African National Biodiversity Institute  

 

- Author C. Weldon
Published by Christopher Weldon

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