Collaborating Institutions

The C·I·B is an inter-institutional Centre of Excellence established within the Department of Science and Innovation Centres of Excellence Programme, and is co-funded by DSI-NRF and the University of Stellenbosch.

Although the C·I·B is housed at the University of Stellenbosch, it does research work and student training with the help of a network of researchers at several South African universities and institutions. These include the University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of Cape Town, University of Pretoria, University of Venda, University of the Witwatersrand, South African National Parks (SANParks), South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB), South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), and Rhodes University.


We actively collaborate with a range of researchers and organisations devoted to invasion biology on a national and international level. These include Cape Nature; Drankenstein Trust; LIB, Universidad de Concepción; Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic; BirdLife South Africa; Soil Ecosystem Research Group; City of Cape Town; Western Cape Education Department; the Working for Water Programme; The Honolulu Challenge; The Nature Conservancy; and Centre for Statistics in Ecology, Environment and Conservation.

Rhodes University University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity University of Kwazulu-Natal South African National Parks Department Science and Innovation University of Venda South Arican National Biodiversity Institute National Research Foundation University of Cape Town University of Pretoria Stellenbosch University The Nature Conservancy The Honolulu Challenge on Invasive Alien Species Western Cape Education Department Working for Water Programme City of Cape Town Statistics in Ecology, Environment and Conservation Soil Ecosystem Research Group BirdLife South Africa LIB, Universidad de Concepcion Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Cape Nature