Luke Potgieter

Research and Background

I completed my BSc in Conservation Ecology at Stellenbosch University in 2011 and my MSc in Botany at the C·I·B in 2013. For my MSc project, I investigated the distribution, status, invasion dynamics and management of Casuarina species at multiple spatial scales. I am currently in the first year of my PhD in Botany at the C·I·B. My supervisors are Dr. Mirijam Gaertner, Dr. Patrick O’Farrell and Prof. Dave Richardson.

Current Research

For my PhD, I am investigating the impact of urban plant invasions on ecosystem services (ESs). The study consists of 5 chapters: