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KAREN ESLER IS THE FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT OF SAAB

Prof. Karen Esler, Associate Professor in the Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology and core team member of the Centre for Invasion Biology, started her term as President of SAAB (South African Association of Botanists) at the recent Annual General Meeting at UCT (15 18 January). She is the first woman president of the Society in the 33 years of its existence.

The 2007 SAAB Council, from left to right: Dr Riekert van Heerden (North-West University), Dr Quenton Kritzinger (University of Pretoria), Prof Marion Meyer (outgoing president, University of Pretoria), Prof Gideon Smith (SANBI, Pretoria), Mr Glendon Ascough (Student President of SAAB, UKZN), Dr Mariana Smith (secretary), Prof Laco Mucina (Stellenbosch University), Prof Karen Esler (president, Stellenbosch University), Dr Leanne Dreyer (Stellenbosch University). Not Present: Dr Stephan Siebert (University of Zululand), Prof Rudi Verhoeven (University of the Free State)