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PhD, Zoology

6+ years experience


He is a scientific editor and has numerous publications under his name. He is specialized in zoology and has reviewed for journals such as the South African Journal of Science, Diversity, and Distributions, Journal of Biogeography, Koedoe, Acta Oecologica, Climatic Change, Land Use Policy, and International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management.

Areas of expertise

Zoology, Conservation Biology, Ichthyology, African Vertebrate Biodiversity


PhD, Zoology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
MSc, Conservation Biology, University of Cape Town, South Africa
BSc, Hons African Vertebrate Biodiversity, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
BSc, Zoology and Ichthyology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

Publication experience

2019. Harnessing diverse knowledge and belief systems to adapt to climate change in semi-arid rural Africa. Climate Services 14, 31-36.
2019. Avenues of understanding: mapping the intersecting barriers to adaptation in Namibia. Climate and Development doi: 10.1080/17565529.2019.1613952
2019. Building transformative capacity in Southern Africa: surfacing knowledge and challenging structures through participatory Vulnerability and Risk Assessments. Action Research 17, 19-21.
2018. Understanding the current state of collaboration in the production and dissemination of adaptation knowledge in Namibia. Environment, Development and Sustainability doi: 10.1007/s10668-018-0231-y
2018. Livelihoods on the edge without a safety net: the case of smallholder crop farming in north-central Namibia. LAND 7, 79.
2018. Considering religion and tradition in Climate Smart Agriculture: insights from Namibia. In: Rosenstock, T., Nowak, A. and Girvetz, E. (Eds). The Climate-Smart Agriculture Papers: Investigating the Business of a Productive, Resilient and Low Emission Future.
Springer International Publishing: Basel, Switzerland.
2017. Transformation, adaptation and development: relating concepts to practice. Palgrave Communications 3: palcomms201792
2017. The utility of weather and climate information for adaptation decision-making: current uses and future prospects in Africa and India. Climate and Development doi: 10.1080/17565529.2017.1318744
2019. Assessing the association between pathways of alien plant invaders and their impacts in protected areas. Neobiota 43, 1–25.
2015. An assessment of the information content of South African alien species databases. Bothalia 45: 11 pages.
2014. Biomass of large herbivores in South African subtropical thicket. African Journal of Ecology 52: 577-580.
2014. A standardized set of metrics to assess and monitor tree invasions. Biological Invasions 16: 535-551.
2014. Biological invasions in the cape Floristic Region; history, current patterns, impacts, and management challenges. In: Allsopp, N, Colville, J.F. and Verboom, G.A. (Eds). Fynbos: ecology, evolution and conservation of a megadiverse region. Oxford University Press.
2013. Human population de

Certificates and awards

SANBI EDRR Postdoctoral research fellowship, 2012-2013
NRF Innovation Postdoctoral research bursary, 2011
DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology, Postdoctoral research bursary, 2009-2010
DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology, PhD bursary, 2005-2008
CIB travel prize for the best presentation by a Post Graduate student, 2005
Percy FitzPatrick Institute Scholarship, 2004
Andrew Mellon Foundation Honours Scholarship, 2003
Beth Cumming Memorial Prize for the best 3rd year zoology research project, 2002
Dean’s Merit List, 2002
Golden Key International Honour S

Work experience

Southern Africa Lead and Research Fellow, Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR), African Climate and Development Initiative, University of Cape Town
Climate Adaptation Specialist (consultant), United Nations Environment Programme, Afghanistan
Conservation Scientist and Climate Change Consultant, C4 EcoSolutions, Cape Town, South Africa
Post-doctoral Researcher, Centre for Invasion Biology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Affiliations / Memberships

Underwater Club, 2002
Zoology Society, 2001
Environmental Society, 2001
Student Action Group for the Environment, 2001

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