PhD Entomology, Rhodes University
Staatsexamen (MSc equivalent) in Biology & Mathematics, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Office: 3-28, First floor, Zoology Building
Phone: +27 (0)12 420-4616
Email: [email protected]
Researcher ID: E-4180-2010
Behavioural, chemical and evolutionary ecology of social insects
Fields of interest include behavioural, chemical and molecular ecology of insects, as well as population genetics and dynamics - The reproductive division of labour in social insects, especially honeybees and the resulting potential conflicts among members of an insect colony and how these conflicts are solved. - The organisation of groups, mechanisms of coordination and task allocation and the role and means of communication in achieving coherent collective behaviour. - The self-organisation and their underlying mechanisms in social insects. - Interactions and co-evolution between host and parasites, e.g. between honeybee and small hive beetle.
I lead the Social Insects Research Group, which studies fundamental and applied aspects of sociality in ants, bees, termites and wasps, with a particular focus on honeybees.
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I am affiliated with the University of Pretoria Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) to which I contribute entomological capacity and expertise.
Dr. Fabien Demares. University of Pretoria Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr. Ezette du Rand. University of Pretoria Postdoctoral Fellow
Mrs. Aka Antwi-Agyakawa. PhD in Entomology
Miss Laura C. Bester. PhD in Entomology
Mr. Abdelmutalab Gesmalla. PhD in Entomology
Mr. Njelembo Mbewe. PhD in Entomology
Mrs. Fiona Mumoki. PhD in Entomology
Mrs. Nelly Ndungu. PhD in Entomology
Mrs. Beatrice Nganso. PhD in Entomology
Mr. Vincent Nyasembe. PhD in Entomology
Mr. Louwtjie Snyman. PhD in Entomology
Miss Henriek Bosua. MSc in Zoology
Mrs. Chamanti Laing. MSc in Entomology
Miss Mmatsawela Ramahlo. MSc in Zoology
Mr. Gordon Ringani. MSc in Zoology
Miss Zoe van Vuuren. MSc in Entomology
Mr. Alex Nepomuceno. BSc Honours in Entomology
Miss Anneke Schoeman. BSc Honours in Entomology
Mr. Liam Selby. BSc Honours in Zoology
Dr. Olabimpe Okosun. PhD in Entomology (2016)
Dr. Ursula Strauss. PhD in Entomology (2016)