PresenterQualificationsCurrent InstitutionRoleSubject MatterPresentations
Llewellyn  Taylor
Dr Llewellyn Taylor
Qualifications
  • Ph.D. Aquatic Zoology
  • University of Johannesburg
Current Institution
Taylor Environmental
Role
CEO
Subject Matter
  • Aquatic Assessments
  • Aquaculture
  • Ecological Sensitivity Analysis
  • Risk Assessment
  • Planning and conducting field excursions, developing leadership skills and eco-tourism opportunities
  • Environmental Education: emphasis on both the Western Scientific Method and the Indigenous Scientific Method and Indigenous (Ecological) Knowledge Systems
Coming Soon
Rion Lerm
Mr Rion Lerm
Qualifications
  • M.Tech.
  • Tshwane University of Technology
Current Institution
SA Environmental Observation Network
Role
Senior Technician and PhD candidate
Subject Matter
  • Research infrastructure maintenance
  • Data collection and data collation
  • Trip camera maintenance
  • Data collection and data collation
  • Biodiversity surveying and report-writing
  • Statistical (univariate and multivariate) data analyses and scientific writing
  • GIS and remote sensing incl. drone operation and aerial image post-processing
  • Assisting post-graduate students with GIS and remote sensing
  • Ecological advisor, involvement with anti-poaching and other conservation operations for a non-profit company.
Coming Soon
Neal Schoof
Dr  Neal Schoof
Qualifications
  • Ph.D. New urbanism and landscape architecture
  • University of Pretoria
Current Institution
Insite Group
Role
Professional Landscape Architect & Partner
Subject Matter
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Project Management
Coming Soon
Armand Biko'o
Mr Armand Biko'o
Qualifications
  • M.Tech. Nature Conservation
  • Tshwane University of Technology
Current Institution
Trace Wildlife Forensics Network
Role
Project Manager
Subject Matter
  • Vegetation
  • Environmental management
  • Biodiversity assessment and management
  • Development of wildlife forensic capacity
Coming Soon
Melissa Martin
Dr Melissa Martin
Qualifications
  • Ph.D. Fisheries Studies
  • University of Tasmania
Current Institution
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
Role
Researcher & lecturer
Subject Matter
  • Taxonomy and phylogeny (morphological and molecular) of crustacean isopods and fish parasites.
Rejaene Van Dyk
Ms Rejaene Van Dyk
Qualifications
  • B.Tech. Library Science
  • UNISA
Current Institution
Independent Contractor
Role
E-content Consultant
Subject Matter
  • Information management
  • Scientific knowledge sharing
  • Open Access & Institutional Repositories
Coming Soon
Bradley Nelson
Prof Bradley Nelson
Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Robotics
  • Carnegie Mellon University
Current Institution
ETH Zürich, Multi Scale Robotics Lab
Role
Professor
Subject Matter
  • Microrobotics & Nanorobotics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Biomedicine
Coming Soon
Pedro Van der Werf
Mr Pedro Van der Werf
Qualifications
  • Ing, Electronica
  • Haagse Hogeschool
Current Institution
Independent consultant
Role
Independent Consultant
Subject Matter
  • Business development
  • Quality assurance
  • Strategic planning
  • Information Technology for business
  • Customer service
Coming Soon
Wilmien Luus-Powell
Prof Wilmien Luus-Powell
Qualifications
  • Ph.D. Parasitology/Zoology
  • University of Limpopo
Current Institution
University of Limpopo
Role
Lecturer
Subject Matter
  • Metazoan parasites of freshwater fish including ecology, distribution, morphology, taxonomy and biology
  • Health assessment of freshwater fish
  • Helminth parasites of game species
  • The influence of different pollution levels on the occurrence and composition of fish parasites and the health of fish in freshwater ecosystems
  • Browse quality in the mopani veld (specifically involved in movement patterns, browse quality and selection of kudu and possible influence of tannins on the internal parasite composition of kudu)
Coming Soon
Edem Eniang
Prof Edem Eniang
Qualifications
  • Ph.D in Wildlife Resources Management and Herpetology
Current Institution
University of Uyo
Role
Lecturer
Subject Matter
  • Wildlife Resource Management
  • Herpetology
  • Bushmeat crisis
Taryn Murray
Dr Taryn Murray
Qualifications
  • Ph.D. Ichthyology
  • Rhodes University
Current Institution
South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity
Role
ATAP Instrument Scientist
Subject Matter
  • Fish movement behaviour
  • Acoustic telemetry
  • Estuarine ecology
Jessica Glass
Dr Jessica Glass
Qualifications
  • PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Yale University
Current Institution
South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity
Role
Researcher
Subject Matter
  • Population genomics and environmental adaptation
  • Phylogenomics and biogeography
  • The genomics of migration and stress tolerance
Josie South
Dr Josie South
Qualifications
  • Ph.D.
  • Queens University - Belfast
Current Institution
South African Institute of Aquatic Biodiversity
Role
Researcher
Subject Matter
  • Impact assessments and status monitoring of freshwater crayfish invasions in Southern Africa
  • Ecological impact exerted by established and emerging aquatic invaders across Southern Africa
  • Finding nature based mitigation solutions
Liesl   Van As
Prof Liesl Van As
Qualifications
  • Ph.D.
Current Institution
University of the Free State
Role
Associate Professor
Subject Matter
  • Aquatic parasitology
John Lyakurwa
Mr John Lyakurwa
Qualifications
  • MSc in Life Sciences from the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science & Technology
Current Institution
University of Dar es Salaam
Role
Researcher
Subject Matter
  • Herpetofauna throughout Tanzania
Coming Soon
David Ebert
Dr David Ebert
Qualifications
  • Ph.D.
Current Institution
Pacific Shark Research Center (PSRC)
Role
Programme Director
Subject Matter
  • Shark Specialist
  • IUCN Shark Specialist Group Red List species assessments
  • Finding and discovering little known, or unknown, sharks
  • Fostering research and educational partnerships
Andrea Marshall
Ms Andrea Marshall
Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Manta Ray Ecology & Biology from the University of Queensland
Current Institution
Marine Megafauna Foundation
Role
Co-founder
Subject Matter
  • Effective management and conservation of threatened marine animals.
  • Manta Ray Ecology & Biology
Coming Soon
Nina Maritz
Ms Nina Maritz
Qualifications
  • Bachelors in Architecture from UCT
Current Institution
Nina Maritz Architects
Role
Director
Subject Matter
  • Sustainable Design
Coming Soon
Johan  Marais
Dr Johan Marais
Qualifications
  • BVSc(Hons) MSc
Current Institution
Saving The Survivors
Role
Founder
Subject Matter
  • Veterinary care of animals that survived wildlife crime
Coming Soon
Belinda Low Mackey
Miss Belinda Low Mackey
Qualifications
  • M.Sc. Conservation Biology. Durrell Institute of Conservation & Ecology
Current Institution
Grevy's Zebra Trust
Role
Executive Director
Subject Matter
  • Grevy Zebra conservation
  • Establishment of grassroot community conservation programmes in the context of pastoral communities
Coming Soon
Rael Loon
Mr Rael Loon
Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science (Zoology and Environmental Law) at Wits
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) at UCT
  • Masters Degree at the Center for Environment and Development (University of Kwazulu-Natal).
Current Institution
International Conservation Services
Role
Associate
Subject Matter
  • Protected Areas
  • Biodiversity
  • Ornithology
  • Rhino conservation
  • Elephant conservation
  • Biomimicry
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Environmental Policy
Coming Soon
Lucinda  Lawson
Dr Lucinda Lawson
Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology
  • University of Chicago
Current Institution
University of Cincinnati
Role
Assistant Research Professor
Subject Matter
  • Herpetology
  • Computational Molecular Biology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Conservation Biology
Coming Soon
Timothy Kuiper
Dr Timothy Kuiper
Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Illegal Wildlife Trade
  • University of Oxford
Current Institution
University of Oxford
Role
Postdoctoral Fellow
Subject Matter
  • Protected area management policy
  • Anti-poaching policy in Zimbabwe
  • Statistical and geospatial modelling methods to better understand human-nature interactions across time and space
  • Human-carnivore conflict
  • Elephant population dynamics in South Africa
  • Maximizing ranger-collected data
Coming Soon
Clarissa Hughes
Ms  Clarissa Hughes
Qualifications
  • 30 years of experience in the tourism industry
Current Institution
-
Role
Consultant & Entrepreneur
Subject Matter
  • Concession Development
  • Ecotourism
  • Marketing
  • Environmental Communication
  • Content marketing
  • Conservation concepts in indigenous cultures
Coming Soon
Cleo Grieve
Ms Cleo Grieve
Qualifications
  • M.Sc. Applied Animal Behaviour & Animal Welfare
  • University of Edinburgh
Current Institution
Sorabi Rock Reserve
Role
Researcher
Subject Matter
  • Behavioural Analysis
  • Analytical Skills
  • Biodiversity
  • Academic Writing
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Project Management
Coming Soon
Bruce Ellender
Dr  Bruce Ellender
Qualifications
  • Ph.D. Fisheries Science
  • Rhodes University
Current Institution
WWF Zambia
Role
Researcher
Subject Matter
  • Fish Biology
  • Fish Invasions
  • Invasion Ecology
Coming Soon
Nontembeko Dube
Dr Nontembeko Dube
Qualifications
  • Ph.D. Entomology
  • University of Kwazulu-Natal
Current Institution
University of the Free State
Role
Senior Lecturer and Researcher
Subject Matter
  • Entomology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular biology
Coming Soon
Tomas Diagne
Mr Tomas Diagne
Qualifications
  • Buffet Award for Leadership in Conservation in Africa
Current Institution
African Aquatic Conservation Fund
Role
Co-founder
Subject Matter
  • African freshwater turtle and tortoise conservation
Coming Soon
Francois Deacon
Dr Francois Deacon
Qualifications
  • Ph.D.
Current Institution
University of the Free State
Role
Senior Lecturer and Researcher
Subject Matter
  • Habitat Ecology: focused on giraffe and rhino in their natural habitat using GIS and spatial ecology tools
Coming Soon
Frank Chidawanyika
Dr Frank Chidawanyika
Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Entomology
Current Institution
International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology
Role
Scientist
Subject Matter
  • Insect physiology
  • Plant-insect ecology
  • Biological control of invasive alien weeds
Coming Soon
William Bond
Prof William Bond
Qualifications
  • Ph.D. (University of California - Los Angeles)
Current Institution
University of Cape Town
Role
Emiritus Professor
Subject Matter
  • Processes most strongly influencing vegetation change in the past, present and future, including fire, vertebrate herbivory, climate extremes, atmospheric [CO2] and habitat fragmentation.
Longji Bako
Mr Longji Bako
Qualifications
  • M.Sc. in Conservation Biology
  • University of Jos
Current Institution
University of Jos
Role
Research Assistant Lecturer
Subject Matter
  • Ornithology
  • Agro-ecology
Coming Soon
Peter Apps
Dr Peter Apps
Qualifications
  • Ph.D. Zoology
  • University of Pretoria
Current Institution
Botswana Predator Conservation
Role
Senior Researcher
Subject Matter
  • Use of predator chemical signals to protect livestock
Coming Soon
Ryan Daly
Dr Ryan Daly
Qualifications
  • PhD (Rhodes University)
Current Institution
Oceanographic Research Institute
Role
Researcher
Subject Matter
  • Shark and ray research and conservation
  • Marine Protected Area research and management
  • coustic and satellite telemetry
  • Fish biology, conservation and taxonomy
Michele Menegon
Dr Michele Menegon
Qualifications
  • PhD Ecology & Conservation Biology (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Current Institution
PAMS Foundation
Role
Director
Subject Matter
  • Herpetology
  • Ecology
Raabia Hawa
Ms Raabia Hawa
Qualifications
  • -
Current Institution
Ulinzi Africa Foundation
Role
Founder & Executive Director
Subject Matter
  • Game ranger training & empowerment
Ofir Drori
Mr Ofir Drori
Qualifications
  • World Wildlife Fund Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Medal
  • Interpol Ecomessage Award
Current Institution
EAGLE Network & The Last Great Ape organization (LAGA)
Role
Founder
Subject Matter
  • Wildlife crime prosecution
Christiaan Brink
Mr Christiaan Brink
Qualifications
  • MSc Conservation Biology (UCT)
  • PhD currently on-going (UCT)
Current Institution
BirdLife SA
Role
Raptor and Large Terrestrial Bird Project Manager
Subject Matter
  • Raptor conservation
  • Vulture conservation
Talitha Noble
Ms Talitha Noble
Qualifications
  • -
Current Institution
Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation
Role
Conservation Manager
Subject Matter
  • Turtle ecology and conservation
Cheryl Ogilvie
Dr Cheryl Ogilvie
Qualifications
  • Ph.D.
  • Tshwane University of Technology
Current Institution
Tshwane University of Technology
Role
Lecturer
Subject Matter
  • Effectiveness of environmental education in adverse socio-economic conditions
Pieter Nel
Mr Pieter Nel
Qualifications
  • MSc Plant Ecology (University of Pretoria)
  • Master of Business Leadership (UNISA)
Current Institution
North West Parks & Tourism Board
Role
Ecologist
Subject Matter
  • Ecology
Coming Soon
Muthama Muasya
Prof Muthama Muasya
Qualifications
  • PhD (University of Reading)
Current Institution
University of Cape Town
Role
Lecturer & Keeper of Bolus Herbarium
Subject Matter
  • Cyperaceae Systematics and evolution
  • Wetland flora - floristic composition and biogeography patterns
  • Legumes - taxonomy, ecology & evolution
  • Origin and evolution of the African savanna
Coming Soon
Richard Mazebedi
Dr Richard Mazebedi
Qualifications
  • PhD Physical Geography/Ecology (UCL)
  • MPhil Biology (University of Botswana)
Current Institution
Botswana International University of Science & Technology
Role
Lecturer
Subject Matter
  • Relationships between aquatic organisms and environmental variables
  • Trophic interactions of aquatic organisms
  • Cave ecosystems
Vatosoa Rakotondrazafy
Ms Vatosoa Rakotondrazafy
Qualifications
  • Masters in Fisheries Management
  • University of British Columbia
Current Institution
-
Role
MIHARI - President, INDRI - National Coordinator
Subject Matter
  • Involvement of local communities in policy development of natural resource management
Coming Soon
Maureen Kinyanjui
Ms Maureen Kinyanjui
Qualifications
  • MSc (University of Kent)
  • PhD (University of Edinburgh)
Current Institution
University of Kent
Role
-
Subject Matter
  • human-elephant interaction / conflict
  • Integrated livelyhood projects
Clive Horlock
Mr Clive Horlock
Qualifications
  • BSc (University of KwaZulu-Natal)
Current Institution
-
Role
-
Subject Matter
  • Cultural tourism
  • Professional guiding
Andy Holman
Mr Andy Holman
Qualifications
  • -
Current Institution
University of Wisconsin
Role
Lecturer
Subject Matter
  • Accounting
Enslin Van Rooyen
Prof Enslin Van Rooyen
Qualifications
  • PhD in Public Administration
Current Institution
University of Limpopo
Role
Acting Faculty Research Professor
Subject Matter
  • Corporate and public policy
  • Strategic and project management
  • Organisational dynamics
  • Leadership
  • Performance management
  • Environmental accountability in the execution of public administration practice.
Coming Soon
Carolyn  Robinson
Prof Carolyn Robinson
Qualifications
  • Ph.D. Anthropology
  • Purdue University
Current Institution
Chengeta Wildlife
Role
Director of Sociocultural Research & Engagement
Subject Matter
  • Biocultural Anthropology
  • Huma-wildlife interaction
  • Locally inclusive conservation practices
  • Human-Wildlife Dynamics and Resource Use in a Central African Forests
Coming Soon
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