Professional 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
Mr Mthunzi Gumede 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
Dr 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. Robin Crewe Director, Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Prof. Sue Nicolson Pollinator ecophysiology
Prof. Clarke Scholtz Scarab taxonomy, systematics and biology
Prof. Rudi van Aarde Conservation Ecology Research Unit

Postdoctoral researchers

Dr Gudrun Dittrich-Schröder Population genetics of forestry pests  
Dr Mesfin Gossa Forest Entomology  
Dr Daniel Hart Ecological, behavioural, physiological and biomedical studies of African vertebrates  
Dr Sasha Hoffmann Sengi behavioural ecology  
Dr PJ Jacobs  
Dr Fiona Mumoki  
Dr Olabimpe Okosun Pheromonal communication and reproductive physiology of honeybees  
Dr Els Vermeulen Population structure and viability of Indian Ocean humpback dolphins (Sousa plumbea) in South Africa    
Dr Cornelia Voigt Endocrinology and neuroendocrinology of Damaraland mole-rats    
Dr Tanya Wolf

Giraffe reproductive endocrinology


Contract appointments

Ms Danielle Conry Research Assistant (de Bruyn) [email protected]  
Mr Johan Fourie First Technical Assistant / Conservation Ecology Research Unit [email protected]  
Ms Kerryn Grenfell

Research Assistant (Bennett/Robertson)

[email protected]  
Dr Robert Guldemond Researcher (C2) / Conservation Ecology Research Unit [email protected] +27 (0)12 420-3231
Dewald Kleynhans Research Assistant (Bastos)

[email protected]

Monica Leitner Research Assistant (Robertson, de Bruyn) [email protected]        
Dr Hannes Louw Researcher / Conservation Ecology Research Unit [email protected]        
Celeste Maré Research Assistant / Conservation Ecology Research Unit [email protected]        
Ms Lesedi Moagi Research Assistant (McKechnie) [email protected]  
Ms Camilla Nørgaard First Technical Assistant / Conservation Ecology Research Unit [email protected] +27 (0)12 420-2539
Jarryd Outram Research Assistant / Conservation Ecology Research Unit [email protected]  
Mr Yinhla Shihlomule Research Assistant (de Bruyn) [email protected]        
Mrs Janine Snyman Technical Assistant (Krüger) [email protected] +27 (0)12 420-4616      
Mr Frikkie van der Vyvery Research Assistant (de Bruyn) [email protected]        
Ms Nicola Visagie Technical Assistant (Krüger) [email protected] +27 (0)12 420-4616      

Extraordinary professors

Prof. Jeremy Allison Great Lakes Forestry Centre, Natural Resources Canada, Canada  
Prof. Tim Clutton-Brock Director of Research, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK  
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. Kerstin Krüger Head of Phytopathology, KWS Saat, Germany  
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. Kate Parr School of Environmental Sciences, University of Liverpool, UK  
Prof. Stuart Pimm Doris Duke Chair of Conservation Ecology, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA / Conservation Ecology Research Unit  
Prof. Diane Six W.A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation, University of Montana, USA  
Prof. Baldwyn Torto International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya  

Extraordinary lecturers

Dr Tharina Bird Ditsong National Museum of Natural History, South Africa  
Dr Tom Rhys Bishop University of Liverpool, UK    
Dr Jackie Dabrowski Director, Confluent Environmental, South Africa    
Dr Fredrik Dalerum University of Oviedo, Spain    
Dr Ian Engelbrecht South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa  
Dr Katelyn Faulkner Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria  
Dr Hannelie Human Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria  
Dr Ferran Jori CIRAD, Montpellier, France  
Dr Teresa Kearney Small Mammals Curator, Ditsong National Museum of Natural History, South Africa  
Dr Peter Lindsey Policy Initiative Coordinator, Lion Program, Panthera  
Dr Heike Lutermann Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria  
Dr Pieter Olivier M.A.P. Scientific Services, South Africa  
Dr Berndt Janse van Rensburg School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia  
Mr Luke Verburgt Enviro-Insight, South Africa  
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

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