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									                       CURRICULUM VITAE – B.J. VAN RENSBURG



1. PERSONAL DETAILS
Full name:                       Berndt J. van Rensburg
Current address:                 Department of Zoology & Entomology
                                 University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
                                 Tel: (+2712) 420-4627, Fax: (+2712) 362 5242
                                 E-mail: bjvanrensburg@zoology.up.ac.za
Residential address:             705 Petrus Street, De Oude Waterkloof 55, Rietvalleirand,
                                 Pretoria 0002, South Africa
                                 Tel: (+2712) 345-1004
                                 Mobile: (+2782) 780-9124
Place and date of birth:         Benoni, South Africa, 6 July 1972
Nationality:                     South African
Identity number:                 7207065052080
Gender:                          Male
Marital status:                  Married to I. van Eck (6 December 2003)
Health:                          Excellent
Sports and hobbies:              Jogging, hiking, photography, bird watching
Military service:                None

2. EDUCATION
Matriculation (1990) at Brandwag High, Benoni, South Africa

B.Sc. Zoology & Biochemistry (1993/09/06) University of the Free State, South Africa

B.Sc. Hons. Zoology, (1994/09/04) University of the Free State, South Africa

M.Sc. Zoology, cum laude (1998/10/1) University of Pretoria, South Africa

Ph.D. (2002/07/01) University of Pretoria, South Africa

Ph.D. Thesis topic:        Avian diversity in southern Africa: patterns, processes and conservation
Examiners:                 K.J. Gaston, Sheffield University, U.K.
                           T.M. Blackburn, University of Birmingham, U.K.
                           R.P. Duncan, Lincoln University, New Zealand
                           S.L. Chown, University of Pretoria

3. EMPLOYMENT
1997 - 1998: Temporary teaching assistant, Department of Zoology & Entomology, University of
Pretoria.

1999 - 2002: Main coordinator of an annual environmental foreign study program in Africa,
Foreign Study Program of the Dartmouth College, USA.

2003 - 2006: Lecturer, Department of Zoology & Entomology, University of Pretoria, South
Africa.


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2007 ->: Senior lecturer, Department of Zoology & Entomology, University of Pretoria, South
Africa.

4. RESEARCH INTERESTS
My research is focused on the patterns in diversity at both local and regional scales, the
processes responsible for these patterns, and the conservation implications thereof. The aim of
my research is to contribute towards the identification of priority areas for conservation action
and how conservation efforts might best be reconciled with other forms of land use, especially in
developing countries such as South Africa. I am therefore engaged in biogeographic and
macroecological studies, spatial ecology, invasion biology and the integration of these fields.

5. AWARDS
1. Mellon Foundation Mentoring Programme award, 1999 – 2002.
2. Richards Bay Minerals Senior Prestige Award for best PhD dissertation in the Department of
   Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, 2003.

6. LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
A. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS (h-index: 11; average citations: 10.03; total citations: 271)
1999 - 2002
Van Rensburg, B.J., McGeoch, M.A., Chown, S.L. & van Jaarsveld, A.S. 1999. Conservation of
   heterogeneity among dung beetles in the Maputaland Centre of Endemism, South Africa.
   Biological Conservation 88, 145-153.
Van Rensburg, B.J., Chown, S.L., McGeoch, M.A. & van Jaarsveld, A.S. 2000. Spatial
   variation and biogeography of sand forest avian assemblages in South Africa. Journal of
   Biogeography 27, 1385-1401.
Van Rensburg, B.J., McGeoch, M.A., Matthews, W.S., Chown, S.L. & van Jaarsveld, A.S.
   2000. Testing generalities in the shape of patch occupancy frequency distributions using Sand
   Forest and Mixed Woodland species assemblages. Ecology 81, 3163-3177.
Gaston, K.J., Rodrigues, A.S.L., van Rensburg, B.J., Koleff, P. & Chown, S.L. 2001.
   Complementary representation and ecological transition. Ecology Letters 4, 4-9.
McGeoch, M.A., van Rensburg, B.J. & Botes, A. 2002. The verification and application of
   bioindicators: a case study of dung beetles in a savanna ecosystem. Journal of Applied
   Ecology 39, 661-672.
Van Rensburg, B.J., Chown, S.L. & Gaston, K.J. 2002. Species richness, environmental
   correlates, and spatial scale: a test using South African birds. American Naturalist 159, 566-
   577.

2003
Chown, S.L., van Rensburg, B.J., Gaston K.J., Rodrigues, A.S.L. & van Jaarsveld, A.S. 2003.
   Energy, species richness, and human population size: conservation implications at a national
   scale. Ecological Applications 13, 1233-1241.

2004
Van Rensburg, B.J., Erasmus, B.F., van Jaarsveld, A.S., Gaston, K.J. & Chown, S.L. 2004.
   Conservation during times of change: interactions between birds, climate, and people in South
   Africa. South African Journal of Science 100, 266-272.
Van Rensburg, B.J., Koleff, P., Gaston, K.J. & Chown, S.L. 2004. Spatial congruence of
   ecological transition at the regional scale in South Africa. Journal of Biogeography 31, 843-
   854.

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2005
Richardson, D.M., Rouget, M., Ralston, S.J., Cowling, R.M., van Rensburg, B.J. & Thuiller, W.
   2005. Species richness of alien plants in South Africa: environmental correlates and the
   relationship with indigenous plant species richness. EcoScience 12, 391-402.

2006
Botes, A., McGeoch, M.A. & van Rensburg, B.J. 2006. Elephant- and human-induced changes
   to dung beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) assemblages in the Maputaland Centre of
   Endemism. Biological Conservation 130, 573-583.
Evans, K.L., van Rensburg, B.J., Gaston, K.J. & Chown, S.L. 2006. People, species richness
   and human population growth. Global Ecology and Biogeography 15, 625-636.
Kark, S. & van Rensburg, B.J. 2006. Ecotones: Marginal or central areas of transition? Israel
   Journal of Ecology and Evolution 52, 29-53.
Van Eeden, D.G., van Rensburg, B.J., De Wijn, M. & Bothma, J. du P. 2006. The value of
   community-based conservation in a heterogeneous landscape: an avian case study from sand
   forest in Maputaland, South Africa. South African Journal of Wildlife Research 36, 153-157.

2007
Coetzee, B.W.T., van Rensburg, B.J. & Robertson, M.P. 2007. Invasion of grasslands by silver
   wattle, Acacia dealbata (Mimosaceae), alters beetle (Coleoptera) assemblage structure.
   African Entomology 15, 328-339.
Peacock, D.S., van Rensburg, B.J. & Robertson, M.P. 2007. The distribution and spread of the
   invasive alien Common Myna Acridotheres tristis, L (Aves: Sturnidae) in southern Africa.
   South African Journal of Science, 103, 465-473.
Wilson, J.W., van Aarde, R.J. & van Rensburg, B.J. 2007. Effects of habitat fragmentation on
   bird communities of sand forests in southern Mozambique. Ostrich 78, 37-42.

2008
Belton, L.E., Dalerum, F. & van Rensburg, B.J. 2008. Factors associated with suni distribution
   in Tembe Elephant Park, South Africa; implications for management and conservation of a
   small antelope. African Journal of Ecology 46, 631-636.
Foord, S.H., Mafadza, M.M., Dippenaar-Schoeman, A.S., van Rensburg, B.J. Micro-scale
   heterogeneity of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) in the Soutpansberg, South Africa: a
   comparative survey and inventory in representative habitats. African Zoology 43, 156-174.
Greve, M., Gaston, K.J., van Rensburg, B.J. & Chown, S.L. 2008. Environmental factors,
   regional body size distributions, and spatial variation in body size of local avian assemblages.
   Global Ecology and Biogeography 17, 514-523.
Hugo, S. & van Rensburg, B.J. 2008. The persistence of a positive spatial correlation between
   South African bird species richness and human population density. Global Ecology and
   Biogeography 17, 611-621.
Kalwij, J.M., Robertson, M.P. & van Rensburg, B.J. 2008. Human activity facilitates altitudinal
   expansion of exotic plants along a road in montane grassland, South Africa. Applied
   Vegetation Science 11, 491-498.
Wilson, J.W., van Rensburg, B.J., Ferguson, W.H. & Keith, M. 2008. The relative importance
   of environment, human activity and space in explaining species richness of South African bird
   orders. Journal of Biogeography 35, 342-352.

2009

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Coetzee, B.W.T., Robertson, M.P., Erasmus, B.F.N., van Rensburg, B.J., Thuiller, W. Ensemble
  models predict Important Bird Areas in southern Africa to become less effective for
  conserving endemic birds under climate change. Global Ecology and Biogeography, in press.
Haddad, C.R., Honiball, A., Dippenaar-Schoeman, A., Slotow, R., van Rensburg, B.J. Spiders
  as potential indicators of elephant-induced habitat changes in endemic sand forest,
  Maputaland, South Africa. African Journal of Ecology, in press.
Hugo, S. & van Rensburg, B.J. Alien and native birds in South Africa: patterns, processes and
  conservation. Biological Invasions, in press.
Van Rensburg, B.J., Levin, N. & Kark, S. Spatial congruence between ecotones and range
  restricted species: implications for conservation biogeography at the national scale. Diversity
  and Distributions, in press.
Van Rensburg, Peacock, D.S. & Robertson, M.P. Biotic homogenization and alien bird species
  along an urban gradient in South Africa. Landscape and Urban Planning, in press.

In review
Harris, K.R., van Rensburg, B.J., Robertson, M.P., Coetzee, J.A. & Dippenaar-Schoeman, A.S.
    How best to collect spiders (Araneae) in an alien plant invaded African savanna: using the
    Kruger National Park as a case study. African Entomology, in review.
Wolmarans, R., Robertson, M.P. & van Rensburg, B.J. Predicting invasive alien plant
    distributions: how geographical bias in occurrence records influences model performance.
    Journal of Biogeography, in review.

B. PEER-REVIEWED CONTRIBUTIONS TO SCIENTIFIC REPORTS
Mace G.M., Baillie J., Masundire H., Ricketts T.H., Brooks T.M., Hoffmann M., Stuart S.,
   Balmford A., Purvis A., Reyers B., Wang J., Revenga C., Kennedy E.T., Naeem S., Alkemade
   R., Allnutt T., Bakarr M., Bond W., Chanson J., Cox N., Fonseca G., Hilton-Taylor C.,
   Loucks C., Rodrigues A., Sechrest W., Stattersfield A.J., van Rensburg B.J. & Whiteman C.
   (2005) Biodiversity. In: Millennium Ecosystem Assessment: Current State and Trends:
   Findings of the Condition and Trends Working Group. Ecosystems and Human Well-being,
   vol. 1. Island press, Washington DC.
Shvidenko A., Barber C.V., Persson R., Gonzalez P., Hassan R., Lakyda P., McCallum I.,
   Nilsson S., Pulhin J., van Rensburg B.J. & Scholes B. (2005) Forest and woodland systems.
   In: Millennium Ecosystem Assessment: Current State and Trends: Findings of the Condition
   and Trends Working Group. Ecosystems and Human Well-being, vol. 1. Island press,
   Washington DC.

C. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS
Matthews, W.S., Page, B.R., & van Rensburg, B.J. 1995. The vegetation, potential for
   reintroduction and carrying capacities for wildlife in the Malongane concession area in
   southern Mozambique. Unpublished report.

D. MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTIONS
Botes, A., Krell, F.T., Scholtz, C.H., Davis, A.L.V., Stals, R., van Rensburg, B.J., Le Roux, P.,
   & McGeoch, M.A. 2002. Key to the dung beetles in Tembe Elephant Park, KwaZulu-Natal,
   South Africa. CD-Rom.

7. PRESENTATIONS AT CONFERENCES AND ELSEWHERE
A. INTERNATIONAL
I. Symposia

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Papers
Conservation of heterogeneity among dung beetles in the Maputaland Centre of Endemism,
   South Africa. Annual British Ecological Society (BES) Winter Meeting, University of Leeds,
   U.K., 20-22 December 1999.
Testing an ecological bioindicator system: dung beetles in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South
   Africa. Student Conference on Conservation Science, University of Cambridge, U.K, 28-31
   March 2000.
Species richness, environmental correlates, and spatial scale: a test using South African birds.
   The Pre-annual Meeting LTER All Scientists Meeting, Snowbird, Utah, U.S.A., 2-4 August
   2000.
Testing an ecological bioindicator system: dung beetles in Northern Kwazulu-Natal, South
   Africa. Abstracts of the XXI International Congress of Entomology, Iguazzu, Brazil, 20-26
   August 2000 [M. A. McGeoch, senior co-author].
Species richness, environmental correlates, and spatial scale: a test using South African birds.
   Student Conference on Conservation Science, University of Cambridge, U.K., 28-30 March
   2001.
Species richness, environmental correlates, and spatial scale: a test using South African birds.
   Ecological Society of Australia Annual Meeting, University of Wollongong, Australia, 26-28
   September 2001.
Human demographics, biodiversity and future of conservation areas in South Africa. XIX Annual
   Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology, University of Brasilia, Brazil, 15-19 July
   2005.
Species richness of alien plants in South Africa: environmental correlates and the relationship
   with indigenous plant species richness. Ecological Society of Australia Annual Meeting,
   University of Queensland, Australia, 29 November-2 December 2005.
Are areas of ecological transition important for biodiversity conservation? 21st Annual Meeting of
   the Society for Conservation Biology, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa,
   1-5 July 2007.
The current and future threats to the South African Important Bird Areas network. 21st Annual
   Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University,
   South Africa, 1-5 July 2007. [B.W.T. Coetzee, senior co-author].
Species richness and human density: explanations for a positive spatial correlation. 21st Annual
   Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University,
   South Africa, 1-5 July 2007. [S. Hugo, senior co-author].
Considering explanatory factors simultaneously when explaining species richness patterns. 21st
   Annual Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan
   University, South Africa, 1-5 July 2007. [J. Wilson, senior co-author].
Objectivos principales y resultados del Centro de Biologia de Invasiones (CIB) Sudafrica.
   Reunion bi nacional de Ecologia: la teoria y sus aplicaciones, La Serena, Chile, 30
   September – 4 October 2007. [S. Clusella-Trullas, senior co-author].
Investigating data quality when making range predictions for alien plant invaders. 22nd Annual
   Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA,
   13-17 July 2008. [R. Wolmarans, senior co-author].
The invasive Common Myna Acridotheres tristis, L., is one of the most common bird species
   along an urban gradient in South Africa. International Invasive Bird Conference, Maritime
   Museum, Fremantle, WA, Australia, 1-4 December 2008.

Posters
Do complementarity methods target areas of high beta diversity? Student Conference on
  Conservation Science, University of Cambridge, U.K., 28-31 March 2000.
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Birds, humans and Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in South Africa. 8th Student Conference on
   Conservation Science, University of Cambridge, U.K., 27-29 March 2007. [B.W.T. Coetzee,
   senior co-author].
Assessing local scale impacts of Opuntia stricta (Cactaceae) invasion on arthropod assemblages
   in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. 21st Annual Meeting of the Society for
   Conservation Biology, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa, 1-5 July 2007.
   [K. Harris, senior co-author].
Distribution of exotic plants along a steep altitudinal gradients facilitated by anthropogenic
   activities. 22nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology, University of
   Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA, 13-17 July 2008.

II. Invited lectures
Conservation of heterogeneity among dung beetles in the Maputaland Centre of Endemism,
    South Africa. Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, U.K.,
    December 1999.
Do complementarity methods target areas of high beta diversity? Department of Conservation,
    Wellington, New Zealand, September 2001.
Testing an ecological bioindicator system: dung beetles in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South
    Africa. Landcare Research, Lincoln, New Zealand, September 2001.

B. NATIONAL
Symposia
Papers
Nesting sea turtles along the coast of Maputaland, South Africa. Congress of the South African
   Academy of Arts & Science, Bloemfontein, September 1994.
Habitat-associated heterogeneity, endemism, and biogeographic affiliations of Sand Forest avian
   assemblages in South Africa: Conservation implications. Integrating Zoology: Subdisciplines
   and the Subcontinent. Annual ZSSA Symposium, University of Pretoria, 8–12 July 1996.
Organismal and distance scaling patterns: possible generalities in the shape of species occupancy
   distributions. Natal Parks Board Annual Research Symposium Queen Elizabeth Park,
   Pietermaritzburg, November 1996.
Conservation of heterogeneity among dung beetles in the Maputaland Centre of Endemism,
   South Africa. Insects in African Economy and Environment. Proceedings of the Joint
   Congress of The Entomological Society of Southern Africa (11th congress), and The African
   Association of Insect Scientists (12th congress), Stellenbosch, 30 June - 4 July 1997.
Conservation of heterogeneity among dung beetles in the Maputaland Centre of Endemism,
   South Africa. Natal Parks Board Annual Research Symposium Queen Elizabeth Park,
   Pietermaritzburg, November 1997.
Habitat-associated heterogeneity, endemism, and biogeographic affiliations of Sand Forest avian
   assemblages in South Africa: Conservation implications. Annual ZSSA Symposium, University
   of the North, 18-21 July 1999.
Species richness, environmental correlates, and spatial scale: a test using South African birds.
   Annual ZSSA Symposium, University of Port Elizabeth, 9-12 July 2001.
Energy, species richness, and human population size: conservation implications at a national
   scale. Annual ZSSA Symposium, University of Cape Town, 30 June – 4 July 2003.
Assessing local scale impacts of Opuntia stricta (Cactaceae) invasion on arthropod assemblages
   in the KNP, South Africa. 5th Annual Kruger National Park Science Network Meeting,
   Skukuza, 15 - 20 April 2007. [K. Harris, senior co-author].



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Predicting the potential ranges of alien plant invaders using distribution records from the native
   and adventive range. 35th Annual Weeds Workshop, Amanzimtoti, 3 - 8 June 2007. [R.
   Wolmarans, senior co-author].
Factors affecting the presence of suni (Neotragus moschatus zuluensis) in Tembe Elephant Park,
   South Africa. South African Wildlife Management Association, Port Alfred, 16 - 19
   September, 2008. [L.E. Belton, senior co-author].

Posters
Patterns in dung beetle (Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae) and miniature dung chafer (Aphodiidae)
   assemblages across a gradient of urbanization in the greater Pretoria city region. The 33rd bi-
   annual Conference of the Zoological Society of Southern Africa, North-West University,
   Potchefstroom, South Africa, 8-11 July 2007. [E. Mertz, senior co-author].
Preliminary patterns of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) diversity in the Savanna Biome of South
   Africa. The 33rd bi-annual Conference of the Zoological Society of Southern Africa, North-
   West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa, 8-11 July 2007. [S. Foord, senior co-author].
An assessment of antropogenic threats associated with areas important for frog conservation. The
   33rd bi-annual Conference of the Zoological Society of Southern Africa, North-West
   University, Potchefstroom, South Africa, 8-11 July 2007. [M. Mokhatla, senior co-author].
What do we know about the invasive common myna, Acridotheres tristis, L., in South Africa?
   Symposium on “Fifty years of invasion ecology – the legacy of Charles Elton”. DST-NRF
   Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, 12-14
   November 2008.

8. RESEARC VISITS
1. One month with Dr. K.J. Gaston (University of Sheffield, U.K.), December 1999.
2. One month with Dr. K.J. Gaston (University of Sheffield, U.K.), March 2001.
3. Four days with Prof. J. Shepherd (Dartmouth College, U.S.A.), May 2003.
4. Three weeks with Dr. S. Kark (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel), July 2006.

9. RESEARC GUESTS
1. Dr. C.L. Parr, Department of the Environment, Oxford University, April – May 2007.

10. POST-GRADUATE STUDENTS
COMPLETED
STUDENT                                  ENROLEMENT                      COMPLETED
MASTERS (* with distinction)
Cheryl A. Tosh                           2003                            2005
John W. Wilson*                          2003                            2004
Lydia Belton                             2004                            2005
Danie G. van Eeden                       2001                            2006
Michelle Greve*                          2005                            2006
Bernard Coetzee                          2006                            2007
Sanet Hugo*                              2006                            2007
Kyle Harris                              2005                            2009

DOCTORAL
Erin Bohensky                            2002                            2005

CURRENT
MASTERS
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Dylan Prentice                          2007                          Current
René Wolmarans                          2007                          Current
Bradley Reynolds                        2008                          Current
Andrew Davies                           2008                          Current
McDonald Mokhatla                       2008                          Current

CURRENT
DOCTORAL
Sanet Hugo                              2008                          Current
David Allan                             2009                          Current

11. LECTURING EXPERIENCE
*Courses designed and taught

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA (2003 - onwards)
UNDERGRADUATE
COURSE                                   SECTION                                DURATION
*Conservation Ecology 364 (2003-onwards) Theory and practical                   Full semester
Community Ecology 353 (2005 ONLY)        Theory and practical                   Half semester

POST-GRADUATE
COURSE
HONOURS                                        SECTION                          DURATION
*Ecology 705 (2003-onwards)                    Theory                           Three weeks

MASTERS
*Macroecology 809 (2003-onwards)               Theory                           Three weeks
Populations and communities 872
(2003-onwards)                                 Theory                           Two weeks

12. MEMBERSHIP OF SCIENTIFIC SOSIETIES
Member of the Zoological Society of Southern Africa [ZSSA homepage: http://www.zssa.co.za/].
Member of the Ecological Society of Australia.

13. SCIENTIFIC EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES
Referee
International Journals
Conservation Biology, Diversity and Distributions, Ecography, Ecological Applications, Ecology
Letters, Global Change Biology, Global Ecology and Biogeography, Journal of Biogeography,
Journal of Zoology, Oecologia.

Southern African Journals
African Entomology, South African Journal of Science.

14. REVIEWS FOR FUNDING AGENCIES
PROJECT EVALUATION
South African National Research Foundation

15. COMMITTEES
NATIONAL
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1. ZSSA representative at the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) and the
   Scientific, Engineering and Technological Societies and Allied Professions Group of South
   Africa (SETAG) (2006 – onwards) [NSTF homepage: http://www.nstf.org.za/].
2. Council member of the Zoological Society of Southern Africa, biodiversity
   portfolio (2006 – onwards) [ZSSA homepage: http://www.zssa.co.za/].

16. INVOLVEMENT AT OTHER UNIVERSITIES AND SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTIONS
A. RESEARCH PROGRAMMES
I. SA Department of Science and Technology – National Research Foundation, Centre of
Excellence for Invasion Biology (CIB), University of Stellenbosch
1. CIB Core Research Team Member (2004 – onwards). [CIB homepage:
    http://academic.sun.ac.za/cib/].
2. CIB Board member acting as Core Team Member representative (2007 – onwards).

II. Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
1. Young Research Fellow, 2003 – 2005 [MA homepage:
    http://www.millenniumassessment.org/en/index.aspx].

B. EXTERNAL EXAMINER
Undergraduate
Third year Conservation Ecology (HESCEC -6/1) at the University of South Africa (UNISA).

Masters
1. Conservation Ecology, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.
2. School of Biological & Conservation Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal (PMB), South
   Africa.

17. ORGANIZATION OF SCIETIFIC MEETINGS
1. Assistance with the Symposium of the Zoological Society of southern Africa, University of
   Pretoria, July 1996.
2. Organizer of the Annual General Meeting of the Department of Zoology & Entomology,
   University of Pretoria, South Africa (2003-onwards).

18. PROJECT MANAGEMENT
University of Pretoria Academic Programme Director, Environmental Foreign Study Programme
in Africa (Dartmouth College, U.S.A.), involving 20 undergraduate Dartmouth students, two
senior Dartmouth staff members, and an annual budget of c. US$ 100 000 (2003 – onwards).

19. RESEARCH SUPPORT
A. SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION
1. Core programme student support 1995 – 2002:                         US$ 20 000
2. Thuthuka programme (co-investigator) 2004 – 2007:                   US$ 10 000 p.a.

B. UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA
1. Distinction Grant 1999 - 2002:                                      US$ 1 000 p.a.
2. Research Development Programme 2003 – 2005:                         US$ 3 000 p.a.

C. MELLON FOUNDATION
Mentoring Programme prestigious scholarship 1999 – 2001:               US$ 11 500 p.a.


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D. DST-NRF CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
Centre for Invasion Biology 2004 – onwards:                         c. US$ 50 000 p.a.

E. THE RUFFORD SMALL GRANT FOUNDATION
Innovation Grant (co-investigator) 2008 – 2009:                     US$ 25 000 p.a.

20. COMMUNITY SERVICE
COURSES
Zoogeography (ZOO 55P3), 2003-owards. Zoology course given to teachers at secondary
education level from previously disadvantaged communities – Pretoria University.




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