The current team:
Serban Proches - Professor
Contact Serban: setapionatgmaildotcom
Current PhD Students
Evert Kasiringua - PhD student
(co-supervised by Prof. Gregory Kopij
at University of Namibia)
Evert is a lecturer at University of Namibia, and his PhD project is looking at ungulates in Namibia's Waterberrg.
Contact Evert: avrilkasiatgmaildotcom
Lindani Mavimbela - PhD student
(co-supervised with Erwin Sieben at UKZN Geography)
Lindani is looking at spatial patterns in alien plants in Durban forest patches.
Contact Lindani: vimbi28atgmaildotcom
Desika Moodley - PhD student
(co-supervised by Prof. John Wilson at SANBI)
Desika is funded by SANBI to look at Araceae invasive in South Africa.
Contact Desika: desikamoodley29atgmaildotcom
News flash: Desika has completed her degree!
Nasiphi Ntshanga (co-supervised by Dr. Jasper Slingsby at SAEON)
Nasiphi will be considering biodiversity impacts in Western Cape biotic communities linked to climate change, alien plant invasions, and landscape transformation.
Contact Nasiphi: nasiphidotntshangaatgmaildotcom
Ashlyn Padayachee - (co-supervised by Prof. Mathieu Rouget at UKZN Pietermaritzburg and Prof. John Wilson at SANBI)
Ashlyn is funded by SANBI to look at urban invasions in the eThekwini Municipality.Contact Ashlyn: ashlyndotlevadiaatgmaildotcom
Current MSc students
Sandrini Moodley - MSc student (co-supervised by Dr. Syd Ramdhani) Sandrini is looking at global beetle biogeography
David Styles - MSc student
David is the editor of the Plant Life magazine, and is wrapping up his MSc project, looking at the grassland endemics of the Cato Ridge area between Durban and Pietermaritzburg.
Forner team members:
(postdoc, UKZN) - currently a researcher with the Sharjah Academy of Sciences, UAE
(Diplom = MSc at University of Rostock; co-supervised with Profs. Richard Cowling and Stefan Porembski) - currently an environmental consultant in Germany
Rebecca Joubert (MSc, UKZN; co-supervised with Prof. Fred Ellery) - currently PhD student at Rhodes University
(MSc, UKZN; cosupervised by Drs. Sanil Singh and Linda Bester) - currently on Marion Island in the Subantarctic!!
Nikara Mahadeo (MSc, UKZN, co-supervised with Dr. Syd Ramdhani) - currently a strategy manager for Wildlands, based in Hilton, KZN Youkita Naidoo (MCom, UKZN, co-supervised with Dr. Muhammad Hoque) - currently a research analyst with A1 Capital
Sandun Perera (PhD, then postdoc, UKZN) - currently senior lecturer at Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
Sarisha Perumal (MSc, UKZN) - currently an environmental consultant at uMoya-Nilu, Durban
(postdoc, UKZN) - currently lecturer in Life Sciences at UKZN
Croc River (Mpumalanga)
Rain in the Transkei (Eastern Cape)
Mud in the Transkei (Eastern Cape)
Nelson Bay Cave (Western Cape)
Braai in Maputaland (KwaZulu-Natal)
Sandun and the bushbabies
Nikara in the Drakensberg
Bhengu measuring an Ochna trunk
with Sharon Louw and Tom Buthelezi