| Service on boards and committees
Conservation Ecology and Entomology
M Addison: chairperson of the local Deciduous Fruit IPM Group.
Dr P Addison: assistant editor: South African Journal of Enology and Viticulture
Prof KJ Esler: president of South African Association of Botanists; HERS advisory board member; Fynbos Forum Committee; organising committee for International Conservation Biology Meeting; organising committee for International Association for Vegetation Scientists; council of South African Association of Botanists; Succulent Karoo Ecosystem Plan (SKEP) advisory board; South African Biota Liaison Committee; Paarl Mountain Advisory Board; Western Cape Branch Committee member of South African Association of Women in Science and Engineering.
Dr AJ Leslie: committee member of the IUCN Crocodile Specialist Group; member of the IUCN Leatherback Turtle Task Force Team, IUCN; board member, Pabalelo Conservation Trust, Botswana.
Prof MA McGeoch: steering committee member of Africanness: Global Change Research Network for Africa; member of DIVERSITAS Scientific Committee; associate editor: Journal of Biogeography; alternate member: National Environmental Advisory Forum (NEAF), Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism; member: advisory committee to South African Minister of Agriculture and Land Affairs: Genetically Modified Organisms; member: Monitoring and Reporting Advisory Team, South African National Biodiversity Institute.
Prof SJ Milton: Chairperson of the ecology research panel of for the Working for Water Project; NRF Advisory Panel Inland Systems; Succulent Karoo Ecosystem Programme (SKEP) research panel; Arid Zone Forum (AZEF) Committee; associate editor: Journal of Arid Environments (Elsevier, Amsterdam); associate editor: Journal of Applied Ecology (Blackwell, UK).
Dr KL Pringle: subeditor of African Entomology; editorial committees: South African Journal of Enology and Viticulture, African Plant Protection, East African Journal of Science; member of DFPT Peer Review Group.
Prof MJ Samways: editorial committees: Conservation Biology, Biodiversity and Conservation, Odontologica, Journal of Insect Conservation, Journal of Orthoptera Research; advisory committees: International Board of Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and Orthopterists Society, IUCN/SSC (executive committee), IUCN/SSC Invertebrate Conservation Committee (chair), IUCN/SSC Southern African Invertebrate Specialist group, Worldwide Dragonfly Association, Biodiversity and Wine Initiative.
JPJ Swart: waarnemerstatus op Papiervervaardigers Vereniging (PAMSA).
Prof MJ Samways is involved in the Working for Water Programme, the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative, landscape design with MONDI and restoration of two Seychelles islands. Prof KJ Esler is associated with SAWISE (treasurer) and HERS-SA (board member). Both of the latter organisations provide important networking opportunities for women in academia. In 2007 a CIB workshop was held to explore trans-disciplinary solutions for management of road and river corridors. Participants from a variety of academic, government, non-government, public and private institutions were invited to participate.After the publication of the book, “Karoo veld: Ecology and Management”, and to raise awareness for sound management of the Karoo ecosystem, a series of farmers’ days and talks were presented throughout the Karoo region. Prof Sue Milton is involved in the RNC Alliance (www.rncalliance.org/) and makes inputs on restoration and disturbance issues concerning the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, WfW and SANParks. Dr Scotney Watts is involved in Kayamandi High School, providing computer literacy and career guidance to high school learners. He is extending this programme to four high schools in the Atlantis Township as part of the Underprivileged Learner Initiative for Tertiary Education (ULITE) to motivate learners to commit to their studies and prepare them for university education. Dr Shayne Jacobs is also involved in environmental education initiatives in the Stellenbosch region, specifically via the Stellenbosch Community Learning Centre. Dr Allison Leslie and her research team run a schools educational and environmental awareness programme in Botswana as part of the Okavango crocodile project. Through Earthwatch Institute’s grant programme, 46 international volunteers assisted in the project and an additional 20 students joined the programme as short-term volunteers in 2006. Dr P Addison runs monthly Integrated Pest Management meetings with technical, research and deciduous fruit industry personnel. Dr KL Pringle is active in technical training at all levels in the deciduous fruit industry. The IPM meeting draws a wide range of people from the deciduous fruit industry to monthly meetings in the Department. Dr Shelley Johnson is involved in the IPM meetings held in the department to discuss current issues with growers and keep them informed on development in IPM and phytosanitary pest research.