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Centre for African Conservation Ecology


Recent Graduates
Natalia Banasiak
Natalia Banasiak
Position: MSc Student
Department: Zoology
Location: South Campus
Email: s215325427@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BSc (Hons)
Expertise: Assessing top predator reintroductions in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

Amarein Judith Gerber
Miss Amarein Gerber
Position: MSc Student
Department: Zoology
Room: 12-01 14d
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 4284
Email: s211053317@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BSc Hons (Zoology)
Expertise: Lion predation impacts on populations of small herbivores in Addo Elephant National Park

Stephanie Ann Martin
Miss Stephanie Martin
Position: MSc Zoology Student
Department: Zoology
Room: 12-01 14d
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 4284
Email: s214184714@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BSc Hons Zoology
Expertise: The aardvark (Orycteropus afer) as a keystone species and ecosystem engineer, in a shale gas exploration landscape

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Dominique Prinsloo
Position: Masters Zoology
Department: Centre for African Conservation Ecology (ACE)
Location: South Campus
Email: S215376668@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BSc Honours Zoology
Expertise: Megaherbivore Foraging Ecology

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Christiaan Lochner
Position: Student
Department: Zoology
Location: South Campus
Email: s210087420@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: B-tech Nature Conservation
Expertise: Investigating the short-term influences of habitat expansion in mediating the impacts of elephant in succulent thicket

Nokubonga Mgqatsa
Miss Nokubonga Mgqatsa
Position: PhD candidate
Department: Zoology
Location: South Campus
Email: s208092108@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: MSc
Expertise: Ecological cascading effects of elephants

Masters students
Toshka Barnardo
Ms Toshka Barnardo
Position: MSc Student
Department: Zoology
Room: ACE 12-01 14d
Location: South Campus
Email: s213340399@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BScHons (Zoology)

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Miss Celesté Maré
Position: Student
Department: Zoology
Room: ACE, 12-01-09
Location: South Campus
Phone: 07227307339
Email: s212375180@nnmu.ac.za
Qualifications: Hons (Zoology)
Expertise: Baboons as ecological engineers: the movement of rocks facilitated by foraging baboon troops in the Eastern Karoo
Responsibilities: Student

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Miss Tara van der Westhuizen
Position: MSc student
Department: Zoology
Room: 12-01 09
Location: South Campus
Phone: 0723171352
Email: s212246267@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BSc Hons (Zoology)
Expertise: Impacts of chacma baboons rolling rocks on the composition, structure and distribution of hypolithic fauna

Doctoral students
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Mr Kristoffer Everatt
Position: PhD candidate
Department: Zoology
Location: Off-campus
Qualifications: MSc Wildlife Management
Expertise: Predator ecology, conservation biology, wildlife management, trophic cascades.

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Leah Andresen
Position: PhD candidate
Department: Zoology
Location: Off-campus
Qualifications: MSc Wildlife Management
Expertise: Terrestrial ecology, conservation biology, wildlife management, human-predator interface

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Curswan Andrews
Position: PhD Candidate
Department: Zoology
Room: 12-01-09
Location: South Campus
Phone: +27798217803
Email: crswnandrews@gmail.com
Qualifications: MSc Primatology
Expertise: Evolutionary Biology, Primate Biology

Stacey Webb
Mrs Stacey Webb
Position: PhD Student
Department: Zoology
Room: 120174C
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 2690
Fax: 27 41 504 2317
Email: s204015456@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: MSc (NMMU),BSc Hons (NMMU), BSc (NMMU)
Expertise: Animal physiology, hypometabolism, hibernation and torpor, energetic costs, avian sexual selection