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Academic Staff
Dr Nadine Strydom
Prof Nadine Strydom
Position: Associate Professor
Department: Zoology
Room: 0151
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 2041
Fax: 27 41 504 2317
Email: nadine.strydom@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: PhD
Expertise: Fish & Fisheries Ecology; Estuarine & Marine Biology and Ecology; Ichthyoplankton Ecology
Responsibilities: Lecturing, Post Graduate Supervision, Marine and Estuarine Research

Prof Graham Kerley
Professor Graham Kerley
Position: Professor, Zoology & Director: Centre for African Conservation Ecology
Department: Zoology
Room: 12-114c
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 2308
Fax: +27(0)41 504 1908
Email: graham.kerley@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: B.Sc.(Hons.)(UPE), M.Sc.(Pret), Phd(UPE).
Expertise: Animal-plant and predator-prey interactions, and conservation biology.

Ronel Nel
Prof Ronel Nel
Position: Associate Professor
Department: Zoology
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 2024
Fax: 27 41 5042317
Email: ronel.nel@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: PhD
Expertise: Coastal Ecology, Beaches & Turtles

Dr Pierre Pistorius
Dr Pierre Pistorius
Position: Senior Lecturer
Department: Zoology
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 2710
Fax: 27 41 504 2317
Email: pierre.pistorius@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: PhD
Expertise: Population Ecology, Resource Management, Climate Change, Marine Top Predators
Responsibilities: Lecturing, Research

Mr Matthys Potgieter
Mr Matthys Potgieter
Position: Lecturer: Zoology
Department: Zoology
Location: South Campus
Phone: +27 41 504 1320
Fax: +27 41 504 2583
Email: mpotgieter@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: MSc
Responsibilities: Teaching, Student Development

Mr Shaun Welman
Mr Shaun Welman
Department: Zoology
Location: South Campus
Phone: +27 82 712 8556
Email: shaun.welman@gmail.com
Qualifications: MSc Zoology
Expertise: Ecophysiology

Administration Staff
Ms Michelle Myles
Ms Michelle Myles
Position: Secretary
Department: Zoology
Room: 120156
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 2690
Fax: 27 41 504 2317
Email: michelle.myles@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA (Unisa), M Phil (Stell)

Research Associate
Dr Vic Cockcroft
Dr Vic Cockcroft
Position: Centre for Dolphin Studies, Plettenberg Bay
Department: Zoology
Location: Off-campus
Phone: 27 44 5336185
Fax: 27 44 5336185
Email: research@dolphinstudies.co.za
Qualifications: PhD

Maëlle Connan
Dr Maëlle Connan
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Department: Zoology
Room: R0174
Location: South Campus
Phone: +27 (0)41 504 2137
Fax: +27 (0)41 504 2317
Email: maelle.connan@gmail.com
Qualifications: PhD

Joris Cromsigt
Dr. Joris Cromsigt
Position: Research Associate
Department: Zoology
Location: South Campus
Phone: 46 70 676 0097
Fax: 46 90 786 8162
Email: jcromsigt@hotmail.com
Qualifications: PhD
Expertise: Savanna ecology, trophic interactions, community ecology, large herbivores

Shaun Deyzel
Dr Shaun Deyzel
Position: Sentinel Site Coordinator (SAEON Elwandle Node); Research Associate (Zoology Department/ICMR, NMMU)
Department: Zoology
Location: Bird Street Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 4604
Fax: 27 41 504 3435
Email: shaun@saeon.ac.za
Qualifications: PhD
Expertise: Biological oceanography, coastal and estuarine zooplankton ecology

Dr Matthew Hayward
Dr Matthew Hayward
Position: School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Department: Zoology
Location: Off-campus
Phone: 61 350 245859
Fax: 61 350 245859
Email: hayers111@aol.com
Qualifications: PhD
Expertise: conservation ecology

Dr Stephen Holness
Dr Stephen Holness
Department: Zoology
Location: Off-campus
Phone: 041 508-5414
Fax: 041 508-5415
Email: sholness@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: PhD
Expertise: systematic conservation planning; spatial biodiversity assessment and GIS; climate change, land degradation processes, fluvial geomorphology, integrated catchment management and rehabilitation of damaged ecosystems

Dr Michael Knight
Dr Michael Knight
Position: General Manager Planning & Development SANP
Department: Zoology
Room: 87-OG
Location: South Campus
Phone: +(0) 41-5085411
Fax: +(0)41-5085415
Email: m.knight@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: PhD
Expertise: Conservation planning, large mammal ecology, ecophysiology, black rhino ecology, aerial surveys,
Responsibilities: Park expansion & development, contractual parks, Chair: IUCN African Rhino Specialist Group, Chair: SADC Rhino Management Group, Member IUCN Antelope Specialist Group.

Dr Wayne Linklater
Dr Wayne Linklater
Position: Research Associate
Department: Zoology
Location: Off-campus
Phone: 64 4 463 5233
Fax: 64 4 463 5331
Email: wayne.linklater@vuw.ac.nz
Qualifications: PhD
Expertise: large herbivore behavioural ecology, source-recipient population dynamics and management

Dr Stephen Holness
Dr Stephen Holness
Department: Zoology
Location: Off-campus
Phone: 041 508-5414
Fax: 041 508-5415
Email: sholness@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: PhD
Expertise: systematic conservation planning; spatial biodiversity assessment and GIS; climate change, land degradation processes, fluvial geomorphology, integrated catchment management and rehabilitation of damaged ecosystems

Anton McLachlan
Anton McLachlan
Department: Zoology
Location: South Campus

Dr Nomakwezi Mzilikazi
Dr Nomakwezi Mzilikazi
Position: Research Associate
Department: Centre for African Conservation Ecology (ACE)
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 12 420 6851
Email: kwezi.mzilikazi@up.ac.za
Qualifications: PhD
Expertise: Ecophysiology; Small Mammal Biology; Reproduction; Energetics
Responsibilities: Supervision of Post Graduate Students; Research

Dr Ane Oosthuizen
Dr Ane Oosthuizen
Position: Fisheries Science, SANP
Department: Zoology
Location: Off-campus
Email: Ane.Oosthuizen@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: PhD

Dr Dave Schoeman
Dr Dave Schoeman
Department: Zoology
Location: Off-campus
Phone: 
Email: 

Dr AR Palmer
Dr AR Palmer
Department: Zoology
Location: Off-campus
Qualifications: PhD

Dr Shirley Parker-Nance
Dr Shirley Parker-Nance
Position: Researcher
Department: Zoology
Room: South Campus Building 12
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 2316
Fax: 27 41 504 2946
Email: Shirley.Parker-Nance@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BSc(Pret)Hons(UPE)MSc(UPE)PhD(UPE)
Expertise: Marine benthic invertebrate ecologist and taxonomist
Responsibilities: Research
My site: http://connect.nmmu.ac.za/Members/sparkernance

Lorien Pichegru
Dr Lorien Pichegru
Position: Research Fellow
Department: Coastal and Marine Research Unit
Room: Room 174
Location: South Campus
Phone: +27 78 844 38 63
Fax: +27 41 504 2317
Email: lorienp@hotmail.com
Qualifications: PhD
My site: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lorien_Pichegru

Dr Malcolm Smale
Dr Malcolm Smale
Department: Zoology
Location: Off-campus
Email: msmale@mandela.ac.za

Dr Phil Whittington
Dr Phil Whittington
Position: Research Associate
Department: Zoology
Location: Off-campus
Phone: 27 41 504 4281
Fax: 27 41 504 2317
Email: philip.whittington@mandela.ac.za
Expertise: ornithology, ecology of coastal birds

Dr Deo Winter
Dr Deo Winter
Position: Lecturer
Phone: 27 41 504 2710
Fax: 27 41 504 2317
Email: deo.winter@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: PhD
Expertise: Ecophysiology, Aquaculture, Biostatistics, Ecotoxicology

Prof Tris Wooldridge
Prof Tris Wooldridge
Position: Professor
Department: Zoology
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 2425
Fax: 27 41 504 2317
Email: tris.wooldridge@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: PhD
Expertise: Estuarine ecology, Estuarine invertebrates, Marine crustaceans
Responsibilities: Teaching, Research and Community Involvement

Technical
Mr Pieter du Toit
Mr Pieter du Toit
Position: Senior Technician
Department: Zoology
Room: 12OG45
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 5042168
Fax: 27 41 5042317
Email: pieter.dutoit@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: B.Sc (Hons)

Ms Magda Hawkins
Ms Magda Hawkins
Position: Technician
Department: Zoology
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 2379
Fax: 27 41 504 2317
Email: magda.hawkins@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: B.Sc (Hons)