Ross Shackleton


I graduated with a BSc in Environmental Science and Economics from Rhodes University in 2011, and went on to do my BSc(Hons) in Environmental Science at Rhodes in 2012. My honours project looked at links between social and ecological landscape change in the Transkei. I am now currently in my second year of Masters at the Centre for Invasion Biology, Stellenbosch under the supervision of Dave Richardson and David Le Maitre.

Current research

My MSc is investigating social and ecological impacts of Prosopis invasions in South Africa and working toward creating a national management strategy for the genus to improve management in the future. Taxa from the genus Prosopis are major invaders in the semiarid and arid interior of South Africa.

The study consists of four chapters: