Dr Mark Keith

PhD, University of Pretoria

MSc, University of Pretoria

BSc, University of Pretoria


Senior Lecturer

Office: 1-16.9, Ground Floor, Botany Building

Phone: +27 (0)12 420-2569

Email: [email protected]

Researcher ID: Q-1527-2018





Mammal conservation and management

My research focus on ecology of small and medium African mammals, with particular interest how species and communities are influenced by land-use change and management decisions. My research projects cover various parts of southern Africa, with research undertaken in the grain basket of South Africa, in the depths and surrounds of the karst landscapes (Gauteng and Limpopo), in the Okavango Delta and Gobabeb dessert, in the peri-urban wildlands of Gauteng. My research is regularly collaborative, working with virologists and taxonomists on bats and rodents, with toxicologists on the uptake of various pollutants in ecological systems (from plants to insects to mammals), and with the agriculture sector on understanding rodent and carnivore population dynamics. I occasionally dabble in research on spatial behavioural dynamics of marine mammals in marine ecosystems facing human-induced change.


Postgraduate students


A. Smith. PhD

M. Pretorius. PhD

M. Shanahan. MSc

T. T. Nkuana. MSc

C. Prinsloo. MSc

A. Curtis. MSc


L. Labuschagne. MSc (2016)

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