C·I·B Teams

Former Post-docs and Students

Masters
Mr Antoine Bahizi

Antoine is a former C·I·B Masters (2013).

Project Title: Multi-scale pattern analysis of biological soil crusts in relation to vegetation in Fynbos


Mr Stuart Barrow

Stuart is a former C·I·B Masters (2014).

Project Title: The impacts on non-native sports fish (Micropterus spp.) in the Cape Floristic Region.


Ms Christene Helene Basson

Helene is a former C·I·B Masters (2013).

Project Title: Thermal adaptation in the lizard Cordylus oelofseni: physiological and behavioural responses to temperature variation


Ms Patricia Funanani Begwa

Patricia is a former C·I·B Masters (2017).

Project Title: Monitoring of bush encroachment along selected sites of Disaneng, North west province, Mafikeng


Ms Lesley Elizabeth Bloy

Lesley is a former C·I·B Masters (2018).

Project Title: The effect of water temperature on the distribution of the Eastern Cape redfin minnow Pseudobarbus afer


Mr Casey Broom

Casey is a former C·I·B Masters (2016).

Project Title: Thermal adaptation and behaviour: the interplay between performance and personality in the intertidal teleost Clinus superciliosus


Ms Laura Caetano

Laura is a former C·I·B Masters (2015).

Project Title: Environmental conflict and its resolution: The case of alien species management in South Africa


Mr Bernard Coetzee

Bernard is a former C·I·B Masters (2007).

Project Title: The future conservation importance of Important Bird Areas in SA


Mr Casparus Crous

Casparus is a former C·I·B Masters (2010).

Project Title: Vulnerability of selected native and invasive riparian species to projected stream flow variability due to climate change in the fynbos ecosystem


Ms Liana Isabel de Araujo

Liana is a former C·I·B Masters (2019).

Project Title: Do dispersal reproduction trade-offs give invasive insects the edge?


Ms Samantha De la Fontaine

Samantha is a former C·I·B Masters (2013).

Project Title: Assessing the effects of invasive alien species on the livelihoods of rural land users in the Western Cape, South Africa


Mr Francois André de Villiers

André is a former C·I·B Masters (2016).

Project Title: Performance, distribution and demographics of Xenopus in the cape


Mr Jason Donaldson

Jason is a former C·I·B Masters (2013).

Project Title: The invasion ecology of Austrailan Acacia species introduced as ornamental plants to South Africa, with special emphasis on A. elata


Mr Brendon Dredge

Brendon is a former C·I·B Masters (2015).

Project Title: Invasion stage of the five lentic water bodies in the Western Cape, South Africa.


Ms Debbie Du Preez

Debbie is a former C·I·B Masters (2017).

Project Title: Migration and isolation of surf-zone diatoms, with a focus on Southern Africa and using these patterns to create a model for the migration of invasive diatoms and dinoflagellates


Ms Lihle Dumalisile

Lihle is a former C·I·B Masters (2007).

Project Title: Effects of Chromolaena odorata invasion and eradication on invertebrate diversity and processes


Mr Zishan Cassiem Ebrahim

Zishan is a former C·I·B Masters (2016).

Project Title: Amphibian conservation in an urban park: a spatial approach to quantifying threats to Anura in Table Mountain National Park


Dr Katelyn Terri Faulkner

Katelyn is a former C·I·B Masters (2011).

Project Title: The Macrophysiology of marine invertebrates


Ms Hermina Elizabeth Fourie

Ina is a former C·I·B Masters (2016).

Project Title: The impact of invasive riparian trees on stream ecosystem structure and function.


Mr Muhamed Gardee

Muhamed is a former C·I·B Masters (2014).

Project Title: Restoring terrestrial pollinator biodiversity through alien plant removal


Ms Michelle Gibson

Michelle is a former C·I·B Masters (2011).

Project Title: How alien invasive plants fit into pollination/seed dispersal networks in different habitats


Ms Enelge Gildenhuys

Enelge is a former C·I·B Masters (2013).

Project Title: Unravelling taxonomic uncertainties among balloon vine species within the genus Cardiospermum using phylogenetic and biological species concepts.


Ms Jeanne Gouws

Jeanne is a former C·I·B Masters (2006).

Project Title: Intraspecific body size variation in insects


Ms Michelle Greve

Michelle is a former C·I·B Masters (2006).

Project Title: South Africa's avifauna: How they are effected by landscape transformation


Ms Silindile Thobeka Gumede

Thobeka is a former C·I·B Masters (2018).

Project Title: Spatial ecology of common mynas in Pietermaritzburg area


Ms Gené Guthrie

Gené is a former C·I·B Masters (2006).

Project Title: Developing ecologically friendly mechanisms of Arundo donax control for the restoration of biodiversity capital in Cape riparian vegetation


Mr Kyle Harris

Kyle is a former C·I·B Masters (2009).

Project Title: Assessing and monitoring local scale impacts of Opuntia stricta on spider and dung beetle assemblages in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.


Ms Tanya Haupt

Tanya is a former C·I·B Masters (2009).

Project Title: Crassostrea gigas (the Pacific Oyster), as a vector for alien invasives in South African fisheries


Mr Brendan Stephen Havenga

Brendan Stephen is a former C·I·B Masters (2014).

Project Title: Fouling by non-indigenous marine species – Impacts on biodiversity and mariculture


Mr Jan Anton Hough

Anton is a former C·I·B Masters (2010).

Project Title: A case study of the social impact of alien vegetation clearing projects in the Baviaanskloof Megareserve


Dr Sanet Hugo

Sanet is a former C·I·B Masters (2008).

Project Title: Structure of the species richness-human density relationship


Ms Ulrike Irlich

Ulrike is a former C·I·B Masters (2007).

Project Title: Insects, temperature and the metabolic theory of ecology


Mr Llewellyn Edward Oscar Jacobs

Llewellyn is a former C·I·B Masters (2016).

Project Title: Dry-fruited Myrtaceae as invasive species, with focus on Melaleuca and Callistemon in South Africa.


Dr Charlene Janion-Scheepers

CJ is a former C·I·B Masters (2008).

Project Title: The effect of temparature on egg development of collembola from Marion Island: a comparison of indegenous and invasive species


Ms Marinel Janse van Rensburg

Marinel is a former C·I·B Masters (2013).

Project Title: Linking Network Architecture of Species Co-distribution to Community Assemblage Processes


Ms Wilna Jansen

Wilna is a former C·I·B Masters (2013).

Project Title: Understanding spider diversity across an altitude gradient in the Drakensberg, South Arica


Mr Jacques Hendrik Jacobus Jansen van Rensburg

Jacques is a former C·I·B Masters (2016).

Project Title: Effective management of the control of Invasive Alien Plants on privately owned land


Ms Rolanda Julius

Rolanda is a former C·I·B Masters (2013).

Project Title: Molecular prevalence and diversity of zoonotic bacteria of invasive Rattus from South Africa, with emphasis on the genera Rickettsia and Streptobacillus


Ms Keafon Jumbam

Keafon is a former C·I·B Masters (2008).

Project Title: Physiological responses of Argentine ants compared to indigenous ants


Ms Haylee Kaplan

Haylee is a former C·I·B Masters (2012).

Project Title: Assessing the invasiveness of Acacia stricta: is eradication an option?


Ms Catherine Keanly

Katie is a former C·I·B Masters (2019).

Project Title: Encapsulating yachts to manage the transfer of marine alien species


Ms Elizabeth Kleynhans

Elsje is a former C·I·B Masters (2011).

Project Title: The effects of climate on tsetse fleis (Diptera: Glossinidae): from experimental physiology to biophysical distribution modelling


Ms Manqhai Kraai

Manqhai is a former C·I·B Masters (2010).

Project Title: White Rhinoceros as a subsidised invasive species in the Eastern Cape: population establishment and identifying plants at risk


Ms Natasha Kruger

Natasha is a former C·I·B Masters (2017).

Project Title: Spillover or spillback? Invasive toads and their parasites


Ms Dianah Kutama

Dianah is a former C·I·B Masters (2019).

Project Title: Investigating parasite-host dynamics in a fungal-alien beetle system


Ms Asiashu Lithole

Asi is a former C·I·B Masters (2016).

Project Title: Transmission dynamics and mathematical modeling of Bartonella in invasive Rattus species in South Africa.


Ms Wing Pui Amy Liu

Amy is a former C·I·B Masters (2015).

Project Title: Invertebrate radiations in the Cape Floristic Region: springtails as exemplars


Ms Marike Louw

Marike is a former C·I·B Masters (2018).

Project Title: Alien plants and calling animals: Using acoustic arrays to examine the effects of invasive flora on local fauna in the fynbos biome


Mr Nkoliso Magona

Nkoliso is a former C·I·B Masters (2018).

Project Title: Assessing the invasiveness and potential for eradication for Australian acacias with very limited distributions in South Africa


Ms Ndivhuwo Maligana-Shivambu

Ndivhuwo is a former C·I·B Masters (2018).

Project Title: Trade and invasion of Black rat, (Rattus rattus) and Brown rat, (Rattus norvegicus) in the South African Townships, Gauteng Province.


Ms Joy Mangachena

Joy is a former C·I·B Masters (2016).

Project Title: Fynbos bird assemblages as a bio-indicator of passive restoration success in a riparian habitat of the Berg River, Western Cape, South Africa.


Ms Monique Maseng

Monique is a former C·I·B Masters (2010).

Project Title: A risk assessment to establish the probable influx of invasive alien monogeneans, predominantly of the genera Dactylogyrus and Gyrodactylus on their most common vectors.


Mr Dickson Mazibuko

Dickson is a former C·I·B Masters (2012).

Project Title: Phylogenetic relationships of Prosopis in South Africa; An assessment of the extent of hybridization, and the role of genome size and seed size in the invasion dynamics


Ms Nokuthula Mbanyana

Nokuthula is a former C·I·B Masters (2013).

Project Title: Unraveling the phylogeography of the southern African ant genus Tertramorium (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): using a genetic and morphological approach


Ms Mandisa Mgobozi

Mandisa is a former C·I·B Masters (2007).

Project Title: Effects of Chromolaena odorata invasion and eradication on invertebrate diversity


Ms Henintsoa Onivola Minoarivelo

Ony is a former C·I·B Masters (2011).

Project Title: Simple model of ecological networks of co-evolution based on phylogenetic analysis


Mr Lubabalo Mofu

Lubabalo is a former C·I·B Masters (2016).

Project Title: Assessing the biology of the River Goby as a proxy to understand global goby invasions


Mr Phemelo Mogodi

Phemelo is a former C·I·B Masters (2008).

Project Title: Evaluating and restoring woody plant invasion in semi-arid landscapes of the Molopo Area


Mr Mohlamatsane McDonald Mokhatla

McDonald is a former C·I·B Masters (2012).

Project Title: Evaluating frogs species representation and body size turnover across protected areas in South Africa


Ms Desika Moodley

Desika is a former C·I·B Masters (2013).

Project Title: Proteaceae Invasions and the role of horticulture


Ms Ella Elizabeth Morran

Ella is a former C·I·B Masters (2019).

Project Title: Effects of Alien Plant Invasions on a Small Endemic Tortoise, Homopus areolatus.


Ms Elmarie Mostert

Elmarie is a former C·I·B Masters (2009).

Project Title: The invasive Rattus rattus species complex in southern Africa: A molecular and morphological analysis


Ms Elana Mostert

Elana is a former C·I·B Masters (2016).

Project Title: Identifying priority areas for active restoration after alien plant clearing in the City of Cape Town.


Dr Natasha Mothapo

Natasha is a former C·I·B Masters (2008).

Project Title: Role of hydrocarbons in nestmate recognition of the invasive argentine ant


Ms Sarah Muhl

Sarah is a former C·I·B Masters (2008).

Project Title: Grass invasion in Renosterveld: Influence of adjacent land use on soil variable gradients


Mr Fulufhelo Licken Mukhadi

Fulu is a former C·I·B Masters (2010).

Project Title: Phenology of Marion Island Indigenous and Alien Vascular Plants


Ms Mukundi Mukundamago

Mukundi is a former C·I·B Masters (2015).

Project Title: Seed viability and germinability of Cape Flats Sand fynbos species - recommendations for active restoration programmes


Mr Vuledzani Oral Mukwevho

Vuledzani is a former C·I·B Masters (2015).

Project Title: Effect of the invasive Harlequin lady beetle Harmonia axyrids(Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) on the Western cape agricultural and Natural ecosystem fauna


Mr Caswell Munyai

Caswell is a former C·I·B Masters (2011).

Project Title: Climate change, biotic assemblages and a mountainous centre of endemism


Ms Phumza Malibongwe Ndaleni

Phumza is a former C·I·B Masters (2016).

Project Title: Distribution, biology and ecology of Bluegill Lepomis macrochirus in the Kariega River system


Mr Thabisisani Ndhlovu

Thabisisani is a former C·I·B Masters (2011).

Project Title: Prospopis clearing in the Karoo: Assessing the value of restoring Nama Karoo rangeland through the recovery of ecosystem structure, function and agricultural productivity


Mr Takalani Nelufule

Takalani is a former C·I·B Masters (2018).

Project Title: An assessment of alien terrestrial invertebrates in the pet trade in South Africa


Mr Phathutshedzo Israel Netshabumu

Phathutshedzo Israel is a former C·I·B Masters (2015).

Project Title: Regime shift of Fynbos from the invasion of Acacias


Ms Ndivhuwo Netshilaphala-Luruli

Ndivhuwo is a former C·I·B Masters (2006).

Project Title: Distribution of the Argentine Ant at multiple spatial scales in South Africa


Ms Khensani Vulani Nkuna

Khensani is a former C·I·B Masters (2018).

Project Title: Risk assessment of alien grasses in South Africa


Ms Megan Nowell

Megan is a former C·I·B Masters (2011).

Project Title: Determining the net benefits of clearing invasive alien vegetation on the Agulhas Plain


Ms Sinazo Ntsonge

Sinazo is a former C·I·B Masters (2018).

Project Title: An investigation of the value chain for prickly pears in Easter Cape


Ms Savannah Nuwagaba

Savannah is a former C·I·B Masters (2013).

Project Title: Epidemic transmission in a social network: Ungrading the law of mass action to the reality


Ms Kanyisa Nyafu

Kanyisa is a former C·I·B Masters (2009).

Project Title: Warthogs as an invasive species in the Eastern Cape, South Africa


Ms Alexis Amy Olds

Alexis is a former C·I·B Masters (2012).

Project Title: Introduction pathways, distribution and abundance of alien invasive fish species in the Wilderness lakes.


Ms Elizabeth Johanna Opperman

Erika is a former C·I·B Masters (2018).

Project Title: Understanding traits and mechanisms for population establishment in novel environments of insect invasions


Mr David Phair

David is a former C·I·B Masters (2015).

Project Title: Dispersal strategies, rapid geographic range expansion and their effects on the genetic structure in the invasive European starling, Sturnus vulgaris, in South Africa.


Ms Ethel Phiri

Ethel is a former C·I·B Masters (2008).

Project Title: Macroecological patterns of four plant species of which two are alien invasives


Ms Kerushka Robyn Pillay

Kerushka is a former C·I·B Masters (2015).

Project Title: Ecology of urban cats, Felis catus, in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.


Mr Luke Potgieter

Luke is a former C·I·B Masters (2013).

Project Title: Casuarina: a global, national and regional assessment of an important tree genus in a changing world


Ms Jean Purdon

Jean is a former C·I·B Masters (2012).

Project Title: How does Chromolaena odorata affect habitat complexity and resource competition in ant assemblages in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park?


Ms Mmatsawela Ramahlo

Jawi is a former C·I·B Masters (2018).

Project Title: Using behavioural and endocrinology studies to assess the effects of land utilization on small mammals


Ms Tondani Madeleine Ramantswana

Madeleine is a former C·I·B Masters (2012).

Project Title: Comparative phylogeography and genome organization in southern African gerbils


Mr Tshililo Ramaswiela

Tshililo is a former C·I·B Masters (2010).

Project Title: The spatial distribution of alien and invasive vascular plant species on sub-Antarctic Marion Island


Mr Alexander Douglas Rebelo

Alex is a former C·I·B Masters (2016).

Project Title: Morphological and performance traits influence the dispersal and distribution of South African pyxicephalid frogs


Mr Andrew Rogers

Andrew is a former C·I·B Masters (2011).

Project Title: Impact of invasive Acacia stands on avian diversity in the Western Cape, South Africa


Mr Colin Schoeman

Colin is a former C·I·B Masters (2007).

Project Title: The effects of invasive alien plants on functional and taxonomic insect diversity on Vergelen Wine Estate, Western Cape


Ms Elsje Schreuder

Elsje is a former C·I·B Masters (2014).

Project Title: Impacts of alien invasive plants on lizard diversity and thermal habitat quality


Ms Azwinndini Sebola

Azwinndini is a former C·I·B Masters (2013).

Project Title: An assessment of the impact of invasive alien plants on riparian vegetation at Luvuvhu river, Limpopo province


Ms Rebecca Julia May Shinner

Becky is a former C·I·B Masters (2014).

Project Title: Thermal biology of the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis: physiological plasticity, thermoregulatory behaviour and fitness


Mr Cavin Shivambu

Cavin is a former C·I·B Masters (2018).

Project Title: Risk assessment of tarantula species in the pet trade in South Africa


Ms Kirstin Stephens

Kirstin is a former C·I·B Masters (2019).

Project Title: Impacts of invasive birds: assessing the incidence and extent of hybridization between invasive Mallard Ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) and native Yellow-billed Duck (Anas undulata) in South Africa


Mr Vernon Murray Steyn

Vernon is a former C·I·B Masters (2015).

Project Title: Causes and Consequences of Dispersal in Ceratitis capitata: Predicting Invasion Risk under Changing Climatic Conditions.


Mr Thomas Stielau

Thomas is a former C·I·B Masters (2018).

Project Title: Historical Demographic Expansion of the African Clawed Frog


Mr Matthys Strydom

Matthys is a former C·I·B Masters (2012).

Project Title: Seed bank status and dynamics of Acacia saligna in southern Africa


Ms Nolubabalo Tantsi

Nolubabalo is a former C·I·B Masters (2012).

Project Title: Response of ant communities and size to an alien invasive species Chromolaena odorata: effect of temporal variation in invasion and clearing


Mr Corey Thorp

Corey is a former C·I·B Masters (2016).

Project Title: Xenopus laevis: Its invasive impact on other Xenopus species


Ms Martina Treurnicht

Martina is a former C·I·B Masters (2010).

Project Title: Impacts of ploughing and introduction of commercial fynbos species on the biodiversity of sandstone fynbos on the Agulhas Plain, South Africa


Ms Marliese Truter

Marliese is a former C·I·B Masters (2018).

Project Title: Parasite-host adaptations of invasive fish species in non-native regions


Mr Mark Turnbull

Mark is a former C·I·B Masters (2017).

Project Title: Comparative (nature vs. alien) phylogeographic patterns in small mammals: Lessons to be learned?


Ms Julia Francis van der Merwe

Francis is a former C·I·B Masters (2011).

Project Title: Species specific hydrocarbon profiles of South African fig wasp communities


Ms Kerry Ann Van der Walt

Kerry-Ann is a former C·I·B Masters (2014).

Project Title: Assessing vulnerability of headwater fishes to largemouth bass invasions in the Groot Marico Catchment, North West Province, South Africa


Ms Waafeka Vardien

Waafeka is a former C·I·B Masters (2011).

Project Title: Molecular ecology and invasive species management: unravelling the dynamics of Lantana camara invasions in Kruger National Park using a molecular approach


Ms Carlien Vorster

Carlien is a former C·I·B Masters (2011).

Project Title: Argentine ant: Their distribution in South Africa and the public's perception about them as invasive alien species


Ms Shelley Vosse

Shelley is a former C·I·B Masters (2007).

Project Title: Natural rehabilitation potential of riparian zones after alien clearing in the fynbos biome: a study of indegenous seed banks


Mr Gareth Walker

Gareth is a former C·I·B Masters (2016).

Project Title: MSc Proposed project: Plotting the distributional range of Ailanthus altissima (Tree of Heaven) and determining priority areas in which feasible eradication is required.


Ms Georgina Wilson

Georgina is a former C·I·B Masters (2018).

Project Title: Identifying priorities in the landscape for invasive species management and clearing


Ms René Wolmarans

René is a former C·I·B Masters (2009).

Project Title: Evaluating the effect of Pompom weed and its herbicidal control, on biodiversity


PhD
Ms Jessica Allen

Jessica is a former C·I·B PhD (2015).

Project Title: Examining the relative contributions of latitudinal variation and phenotypic plasticity to thermal tolerance in arthropods


Mr Terence Bellingan

Terence is a former C·I·B PhD (2017).

Project Title: The impact of indigenous and alien fish on benthic macroinvertebrate groups in two Eastern Cape river systems


Dr Thomas Rhys Bishop

Thom is a former C·I·B PhD (2016).

Project Title: Taxonomic and functional diversity of ant communities in the Maloti-Drakensberg mountains, southern Africa


Mr Ryan Blanchard

Ryan is a former C·I·B PhD (2014).

Project Title: An assessment of the biodiversity impacts from biofuel in South Africa


Mr Emile Bredenhand

Emile is a former C·I·B PhD (2013).

Project Title: Search for indication in the rapid assessment of biodiversity in the Cape Floristic region


Ms Susan Canavan

Susan is a former C·I·B PhD (2018).

Project Title: A trans-disciplinary approach in assessing the interaction between history, usage and plant invasions: bamboo as a case study


Mr Chrispian Chad Cheney

Chad is a former C·I·B PhD (2019).

Project Title: Alien plant distributions in protected areas and their relationship to clearing history: an evidence base for improving management effectiveness


Ms Lukeshni Chetty

Lukeshni is a former C·I·B PhD (2008).

Project Title: Identity preservation of maize and soybean in a South African environment


Mr Bernard Coetzee

Bernard is a former C·I·B PhD (2012).

Project Title: The effects of interactions among change drivers on the sub-Saharan Africa Protected Areas network


Mr Andrew Davies

Andrew is a former C·I·B PhD (2013).

Project Title: Investigating the role of termitaria in South African savannas


Ms Sarah Jane Davies

Sarah is a former C·I·B PhD (2014).

Project Title: Geographic range, spread and potential distribution of the painted reed frog Hyperolius marmoratus in the Western Cape Province, South Africa


Ms Genevieve Diedericks

Genevieve is a former C·I·B PhD (2017).

Project Title: Determining the mechanisms driving the invasion success of the Smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu, Lacepede 1802)


Ms Benis Egoh

Benis is a former C·I·B PhD (2008).

Project Title: Integrating ecosystem services into conservation planning in South Africa


Dr Katelyn Terri Faulkner

Katelyn is a former C·I·B PhD (2015).

Project Title: Identifying high risk pathways and species to prevent biological invasions in South Africa


Dr Llewellyn Foxcroft

Llewellyn is a former C·I·B PhD (2007).

Project Title: Patterns and proccesses of invasion in an African savanna ecosystem, with emphasis on spatial and temporal scales and implications for management


Ms René Gaigher

René is a former C·I·B PhD (2012).

Project Title: Characteristics of Pheidole megacephala and its ecological connectance as an indigeous versus an invasive ant


Mr Alexander Stuart Hall

Stuart is a former C·I·B PhD (2018).

Project Title: Restoration potential of alien-invaded Cape Flats Sand Fynbos at Blaauwberg Nature Reserve


Ms Tanya Haupt

Tanya is a former C·I·B PhD (2013).

Project Title: Wandering Albatrosses as ecosystem engineers for caterpillars on Marion Island:. And I signed the contract this morning.


Ms Natalie Haussmann

Natalie is a former C·I·B PhD (2010).

Project Title: The biogeomorphology of a keystone species in the Sub-Antarctic


Dr Sanet Hugo

Sanet is a former C·I·B PhD (2012).

Project Title: Investigating the biological dynamics of ecotones in South Africa


Dr Charlene Janion-Scheepers

CJ is a former C·I·B PhD (2013).

Project Title: Arthropod Abundance and Diversity: Springtails as Exemplars


Ms Rolanda Julius

Rolanda is a former C·I·B PhD (2018).

Project Title: Helminth deversity and composition of the commensal rodents Rattus rattus species complex, R. norvegicus and Mastomys coucha in urban and peri-urban Gauteng Province, South Africa


Mr Thomas Lado

Thomas is a former C·I·B PhD (2008).

Project Title: Molecular ecology and invasive species in South Africa and on Marion Island


Ms Jennifer Lee

Jennifer is a former C·I·B PhD (2008).

Project Title: Alien species and propagules in the Antarctic region: marine and terrestrial loads associated with the South African logistics operations


Dr Candice Lyons

Candice is a former C·I·B PhD (2013).

Project Title: Using bottom-up modeling to assess changes in distribution patterns of anopheline vector species and an invasive weevil species with changing climate


Ms Sandra MacFadyen

Sandra is a former C·I·B PhD (2018).

Project Title: Linking long-term patterns of landscape heterogeneity to changing ecosystem processes in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.


Mr Rembuluwani Magoba

Rembu is a former C·I·B PhD (2010).

Project Title: Comparative impacts of alien plants on biodiversity


Dr Elrike Marais

Elrike is a former C·I·B PhD (2008).

Project Title: Physiological responses and thermal tolerance in gall insects.


Dr Sean Marr

Sean is a former C·I·B PhD (2012).

Project Title: Establishing a conservation protocol for the indigenous freshwater fish of the Cape Floristic Region (South Africa)


Mr Gregory McClelland

Greg is a former C·I·B PhD (2013).

Project Title: The ecology of the black-faced sheathbill (Chionis minor) on Marion Island


Dr Matthew McConnachie

Matthew is a former C·I·B PhD (2012).

Project Title: Efficiency in Restoration Ecology and the case of Working for Water


Mr Donald Midoko-Iponga

Donald is a former C·I·B PhD (2008).

Project Title: Invasive potential of the Peruvian pepper tree (Schinus molle) in South Africa


Ms Ingrid Ané Minnaar

Ingrid Ané is a former C·I·B PhD (2018).

Project Title: Is insect invasiveness associated with functional traits and their plasticity?


Ms Henintsoa Onivola Minoarivelo

Ony is a former C·I·B PhD (2015).

Project Title: The structure & stability of ecological networks under disturbance


Mr Nitya Mohanty

Nitya is a former C·I·B PhD (2019).

Project Title: The invasive Indian bullfrog Hoplobatrachus tigerinus on the Andaman Islands: Evaluating drivers of distribution, density, and trophicimpact of an early stage invader


Mr Mohlamatsane McDonald Mokhatla

McDonald is a former C·I·B PhD (2018).

Project Title: Evaluating the effects of changing global climate on amphibian functional groups of southern Africa: a mechanistic modelling approach


Ms Desika Moodley

Desika is a former C·I·B PhD (2016).

Project Title: Assessing the invasiveness of alien aroid climbers in South Africa, using modelling techniques and ecological assessments


Dr Natasha Mothapo

Natasha is a former C·I·B PhD (2013).

Project Title: Resource limitations to the invasion success of Argentine ants within the Fynbos


Mr Caswell Munyai

Caswell is a former C·I·B PhD (2015).

Project Title: Ant diversity and ecosystem processes across an elevational gradient in the Soutpansberg, functional versus taxonomic perspectives in the Soutpansberg mountains, South Africa.


Ms Joice Ndlovu

Joice is a former C·I·B PhD (2013).

Project Title: The molecular basis of plant invasions: Understanding how, why and from where Australian wattles invaded South Africa


Mr Mlungele Nsikani

Mlu is a former C·I·B PhD (2018).

Project Title: Barriers to ecosystem restoration after clearing invasive Acacia species in the South African fynbos: soil legacy effects, secondary invaders and weedy native species


Ms Savannah Nuwagaba

Savannah is a former C·I·B PhD (2017).

Project Title: Co-evolutionary dynamics of complex adaptive networks


Dr Koebraa Peters

Koebraa is a former C·I·B PhD (2017).

Project Title: Assessing the intra-regional transfer of marine alien species along the South African coast


Dr Ulli Unjinee Poonan

Ulli is a former C·I·B PhD (2015).

Project Title: The transformation of the South African National Parks with special reference to the role of the Social Ecology Directorate 1994-2004


Mr Luke Potgieter

Luke is a former C·I·B PhD (2018).

Project Title: Assessing Invasive Alien Plant Impacts on Ecosystem Services in Urban Areas


Dr Sebataolo Rahlao

Sebataolo is a former C·I·B PhD (2009).

Project Title: Current and future vulnerability of ecosystems to perennial grass invasion (using Pennisetum setaceum as a model) under global change scenarios: process, pattern and management


Ms Andriamihaja Ramanantoanina

Mihaja is a former C·I·B PhD (2013).

Project Title: Spreading waves of invasive species.


Dr James Rodger

James is a former C·I·B PhD (2012).

Project Title: The ecology and evolution of mating systems in colonising plants


Mr Sheunesu Ruwanza

Sheunesu is a former C·I·B PhD (2012).

Project Title: The effectiveness of active restoration on fynbos riparian zones heavily invaded by invasive alien Eucalyptus species.


Ms Saachshaini Sadchatheeswaran

Saachi is a former C·I·B PhD (2017).

Project Title: Invasions on rocky shores: Implications for community structure and ecosystem functioning


Dr Ross Shackleton

Ross is a former C·I·B PhD (2016).

Project Title: A multi-scaled, transdisciplinary study on the impacts and management of Prosopis, one of the world’s worst woody invasive plant taxa.


Dr Jeremy Shelton

Jeremy is a former C·I·B PhD (2013).

Project Title: The ecological impact of alien rainbow trout in the Cape Floristic Region, South Africa


Dr Dian Spear

Dian is a former C·I·B PhD (2008).

Project Title: Ungulates in Africa: distributions, correlates and consequences of introductions


Mr Matthys Strydom

Matthys is a former C·I·B PhD (2015).

Project Title: Seedbank dynamics of ant-dispersed Australian Acacia in the Western Cape, South Africa


Mr Farai Tererai

Farai is a former C·I·B PhD (2012).

Project Title: The impacts of invasive alien Eucalyptus species on riparian ecosystems


Ms Genevieve Thompson

Genevieve is a former C·I·B PhD (2012).

Project Title: Molecular ecology of Western Australian Acacia introductions into South Africa


Ms Ann Treasure

Ann is a former C·I·B PhD (2012).

Project Title: Functional Diversity and food webs in the Antarctic: Impacts of climate change and invasion


Ms Charmaine Uys

Charmaine is a former C·I·B PhD (2011).

Project Title: Invasive woody plants: a double edged sword for invertebrate conservation


Ms Lize-Marie Van der Watt

Lize-Marie is a former C·I·B PhD (2011).

Project Title: A Socio-Environmental history of South African Involvement in the sub-antarctic and Antacrctic, C. 1872-2009


Ms Nicola Van Wilgen

Nicola is a former C·I·B PhD (2010).

Project Title: Protocol for assessing risks associated with the introduction of alien species to South Africa


Mr Giovanni Vimercati

Giovanni is a former C·I·B PhD (2016).

Project Title: Exploring the invasion of the guttural toad, Sclerophrys gutturalis in Cape Town through a multidisciplinary approach


Mr Tsungai Zengeya

Tsungai is a former C·I·B PhD (2012).

Project Title: Exotic fish introductions in South Africa: the relationship between exotic Nile Tilapia Oreachromis niloticus and indigenous riverine fishes


Mr Matthew Zylstra

Matthew is a former C·I·B PhD (2014).

Project Title: Towards participatory biodiversity monitoring and invasive species education programmes: A case study in the Baviaanskloof Mega-Reserve


Post-doc
Dr Mhairi Alexander

Mhairi is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2015).

Project Title: Predicting invasive species impacts and testing major hypotheses in invasion biology: comparative functional responses in fundamental and applied invasion ecology


Ms Jessica Allen

Jessica is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2016).

Project Title: Examining the relative contributions of latitudinal variation and phenotypic plasticity to thermal tolerance in arthropods


Dr Adeline Barnaud

Adeline is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2009).

Project Title: Systematics of the family Brassicaceae with special emphasis on canola and its wild relatives


Dr Cécile Berthouly-Salazar

Cécile is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2012).

Project Title: Genetic structure, spatial dynamics and local scale impacts of the invasive common myna Acridotheres


Dr Thomas Rhys Bishop

Thom is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2018).

Project Title: Spatial and temporal constraints on biodiversity


Dr Brigitte Braschler

Brigitte is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2009).

Project Title: A system of functional groups for ants in the Cape Floristic Region


Dr Brigitte Braschler

Brigitte is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2013).

Project Title: SAIAB Barcoding project


Dr Susana Clusella-Trullas

Susana is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2009).

Project Title: The size-grain hypotheses as a test of evolutionary trade-offs


Dr Alana Den Breeyen

Alana is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2009).

Project Title: Role of fungal endophytes in promoting invasiveness of Australian Acacia species


Dr Shelley Edwards

Shelley is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2014).

Project Title: Plastic platannas: Phenotypic differences in Xenopus laevis (Anura: Pipidae)


Mr Bruce Ellender

Bruce is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2015).

Project Title: Towards understanding the role of hydrological alterations in facilitating non-native fish invasions in South Africa


Dr Jennifer Fill

Jennifer is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2017).

Project Title: Evaluating restoration success in mountain fynbos


Dr Mirijam Gaertner

Mirijam is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2012).

Project Title: Effects of invasive alien plants species and cultivation on nitrogen cycling, plant species composition, and colonisation by secondary invaders: Implications for the ecological restoration of fire-pro


Dr Laure Gallien

Laure is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2018).

Project Title: A global perspective on the historical drivers of species invasiveness


Dr Sjirk Geerts

Sjirk is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2012).

Project Title: Reproductive ecology of incipient plant invaders


Dr Emily Gray

Emily is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2006).

Project Title: Metabolic rate and desiccation resistance in insects


Dr Matthew Hill

Matt is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2015).

Project Title: Invasive insects


Dr Heidi Hirsch

Heidi is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2015).

Project Title: Molecular ecology of invasive acacias: Implications for effective management


Dr Heidi Hirsch

Heidi is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2018).

Project Title: Molecular ecology of invasive Acacias: Implications for effective management


Dr Cang Hui

Cang is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2008).

Project Title: Biodiversity consequences of biological invasions. Understanding the dynamics of the abundance and distribution of invasive species


Dr Michelle Jackson

Michelle is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2015).

Project Title: Reciprocal impacts of multiple invaders on food web structure and functional diversity across ecosystem boundaries


Dr Michelle Jackson

Michelle is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2015).

Project Title: The impact of multiple anthropogenic stressors on freshwater food webs


Dr Charlene Janion-Scheepers

CJ is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2013).

Project Title: Soil Ecology and Invertebrate Taxonomy


Dr Jesse Kalwij

Jesse is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2007).

Project Title: The role of roadside verges as invasion corridors


Dr Rainer Krug

Rainer is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2012).

Project Title: Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Biocontrol Agents and their Target Species on a Landscape Scale and Implications for Alien Invasive species.


Dr Sabrina Kumschick

Sabrina is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2015).

Project Title: Developing objective ways of prioritising risk of impact for non-native organisms


Dr Guillaume Latombe

Guillaume is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2019).

Project Title: TOWARDS A METACOMMUNITY THEORY OF INVASION ECOLOGY


Dr Pete Le Roux

Pete is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2010).

Project Title: Consequences of an ecosystem engineer, the cushion plant Axorella selago, for community structure and dynamics of sub Antarctic Marion Island


Ms Jennifer Lee

Jennifer is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2011).

Project Title: Molecular evidence for glacial refugia in Antarctica


Dr Michael Latter Logan

Mike is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2016).

Project Title: Natural selection on physiological performance in Cordylus cordylus after a rapid shift in climate


Dr Steven Lowe

Steven is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2009).

Project Title: Ecology of indigenous aquatic communities


Dr Denise Mager

Denise is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2010).

Project Title: Larg scale ecosystem functioning


Dr Denise Mager

Denise is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2012).

Project Title: Spatial structure of biological soil crusts in drylands of Southern Africa


Dr Sean Marr

Sean is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2019).

Project Title: Towards understanding the consequences of sharptooth catfish invasions in South Africa


Dr Natasha Mavengere

Natasha is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2013).

Project Title: Changes in mutualistic networks – the influence of invasive acacias on nitrogen-fixing symbiont diversity and its impact on native ecosystems.


Dr Matthew McConnachie

Matthew is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2013).

Project Title: The cost-effective management of plant invasions in the Fynbos.


Dr Matthew McConnachie

Matthew is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2016).

Project Title: The cost-effective management of plant invasions in the Fynbos.


Mr Donald Midoko-Iponga

Donald is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2009).

Project Title: Invasive potential of the Peruvian pepper tree (Schinus molle) in South Africa


Dr Natasha Mothapo

Natasha is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2015).

Project Title: Synergistic impacts of interspecific competition and mutualistic associations of Argentine ants with carbohydrate resources in the Fynbos lead to the collapse of an important myrmechorous mutualism


Dr Ana Novoa Perez

Ana is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2014).

Project Title: The invasive ecology of Cactacea in South Africa: Towards a strategic plan for management


Dr Ana Novoa Perez

Ana is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2017).

Project Title: The strategic management of succulent plants introduced to South Africa


Dr Ana Luisa Nunes

Ana is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2017).

Project Title: Fighting crayfish invasions in South Africa: how bad is the situation and what can be done?


Dr Melissa Plasman

Melissa is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2017).

Project Title: Climate change effects on vertebrate ectotherm fitness


Dr Şerban Procheş

Şerban is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2006).

Project Title: Insect loads on alien plants in the Cape Floristic Region


Dr Marc Rius

Marc is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2010).

Project Title: A multidisciplinary approach to studying biological marine invasions in South Africa


Dr Nuria Roura Pascual

Nuria is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2009).

Project Title: Developing an integrated tool for managing biological invasions across spatial scales


Dr Wolf-Christian Saul

Wolf-Christian is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2019).

Project Title: Novel associations and eco-evolutionary dynamics in invaded myrmecochore seed-dispersal networks in the fynbos biome


Dr Ross Shackleton

Ross is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2016).

Project Title: Social-ecological impacts of invasive plants


Dr Ross Shackleton

Ross is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2017).

Project Title: Assessing the social-ecological impacts of biological invasions


Dr Gyan Prakash Sharma

Gyan is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2009).

Project Title: Effect of habitat fragmentation and plant invasions on plant functional traits


Dr Justine Shaw

Justine is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2010).

Project Title: Invasion and functional change: the sub Antarctic flora as a model system


Dr Jeremy Shelton

Jeremy is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2017).

Project Title: Influence of climate change on interactions between native and non-native freshwater fish in the Cape Floristic Region


Dr Dian Spear

Dian is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2011).

Project Title: Aliens in Parks (Continuation of the development of the invasion indicator)


Dr Dian Spear

Dian is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2012).

Project Title: Developing lists of introduced species: understanding the sources of error and the costs of compiling comprehensive inventories.


Dr John Terblanche

John is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2011).

Project Title: Climate change impacts on tsetse in southern Africa


Dr Krystal Tolley

Krystal is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2005).

Project Title: Do genetic patterns show a recent extra-limital range expansion for Hyperolius marmoratus?


Dr Mark Van Kleunen

Mark is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2007).

Project Title: Can invasiveness of introduced plants be predicted from their life-history characteristics


Dr Ruan Veldtman

Ruan is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2006).

Project Title: Abundance structure and range limits of the biological control agent Trichilogaster on Acacia longifolia in South Africa


Ms Madonna Vezi

Madonna is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2019).

Project Title: Managing the effects of aquatic alien invasive fauna in a protected tropical estuarine ecosystem in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.


Mr Giovanni Vimercati

Giovanni is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2017).

Project Title:


Dr Vernon Visser

Vernon is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2013).

Project Title: Ecological and environmental correlates of species invasiveness: a phylogenetic approach.


Dr Vernon Visser

Vernon is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2015).

Project Title: Google Earth as a tool for monitoring and forecasting the distributions of invasive alien plants


Dr Bruno Walther

Bruno is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2006).

Project Title: The winter distribution and habitat use of the near threatened Cinereous Bunting Emberiza cineracea


Dr Ryan Wasserman

Ryan is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2016).

Project Title: Biological interactions in aquatic environments, with particular emphasis on disturbance


Dr Christopher Weldon

Chris is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2011).

Project Title: Environmental Physiology of insect invasive potential


Dr John Ross Wilson

John is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2007).

Project Title: Aquatic weed population dynamics


Dr John Ross Wilson

John is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2009).

Project Title: Using genetic techniques to improve understanding and management of invasive alien plant species in South Africa


Dr Darragh Woodford

Darragh is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2013).

Project Title: Assessing the role of irrigation infrastructure in facilitating fish invasions in the Eastern Cape


Dr Florencia Angelina Yannelli Lucero

Florencia Angelina is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2019).

Project Title: Happily ever after? Examining the temporal dynamics of legacy effects on soil microbial community structure and function following restoration of Acacia invasions


Dr Feng Zhang

Feng is a former C·I·B Post-doc (2013).

Project Title: Assessing the effect of biological invasions on the structure and function of mutualistic networks