Prof James Vonesh
James Vonesh will be spending 2015 based at C·I·B as a U.S. Fulbright Fellow
James Vonesh is an Associate Professor in the Biology Department at Virginia Commonwealth University. James' research is focused
on predator-prey ecology, size- and stage-structured processes in populations and communities, and how organisms with complex life
cycles link aquatic and terrestrial food webs. He is the author of >40 papers and an Associate Editor for Conservation Biology
and Freshwater Science.
He will be spending 2015 based at C·I·B as a U.S. Fulbright Fellow. While based at
Stellenbosch he is collaborating with C·I·B scientists and affiliates to conduct research on invasive predators in
freshwater systems. Specifically, he will be conducting experiments examining the trophic interactions of the African clawed frog,
Xenopus laevis, a species considered invasive in the Western Cape, Europe, and North and South America to better understand the
role of natural enemies in regulating this species in its native and invasive ranges.