Prof. P. J. Nico de Bruyn

PhD Zoology, University of Pretoria

MSc African Mammalogy, University of Pretoria

BSc(Hons) Wildlife Management, University of Pretoria

BSc Zoology, University of Pretoria


Associate Professor

Office: 2-26, Ground Floor, Zoology Building

Phone: +27 (0)12 420-2058

Email: [email protected]

Researcher ID: E-4176-2010




Marion Island Marine Mammal Programme

The identification of the major drivers of demographic change in mammalian populations constitutes my main research interests. I am specifically interested in the interactions between the populations of killer whales, and seals (fur seals and elephant seals) in the Southern Ocean, and how such interactions influence population structure and regulation for these species. My interest in population ecology extends to large terrestrial mammals and advancement of relevant field research methods, particularly the use of photogrammetry.

Click here for more information about the Marion Island Marine Mammal Programme.


Postdoctoral researchers


Dr. W. Chris Oosthuizen. NRF Scarce Skills Postdoctoral Fellowship

Dr. Anne Treasure. Claude Leon Postdoctoral Fellowship

Dr. Mia Wege. NRF Grantholder-linked SANAP Postdoctoral Fellowship


Dr. Martin Postma. PhotoVolumetriX

Dr. Marie Nevoux

Postgraduate students


Mr. Kyle Lloyd. PhD in Zoology

Mr. Nico Lübcker. PhD in Zoology

Miss Erin Church. MSc in Zoology

Mr. Nicolas Prinsloo. MSc in Zoology

Mr. Yinhla Shihlomule. MSc in Zoology

Mr. Sydney Tshilingalinga. MSc in Zoology

Miss Tshepiso Majelantle. BScHons in Zoology


Dr Antoine Marchal. PhD in Zoology (2017)

Dr Mia Wege. PhD in Zoology (2017)

Dr Chris Oosthuizen. PhD in Zoology (2016)

Dr Martin Postma. PhD in Zoology (2015)

Dr Ryan Reisinger. PhD in Zoology (2015)

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