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Bettine van Vuuren

Bettine van Vuuren is a molecular ecologist interested in biological patterns across various spatial scales. Her research includes pan-African species (with a strong focus on Southern Africa) and the sub-Antarctic and Antarctic region (largely focusing on the Prince Edward Islands). She is the Director of the Centre for Ecological Genomics and Wildlife Conservation, and a Professor in, and current Head of the Department of Zoology, University of Johannesburg. She is also the current Chair of the South African National Committee for the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research.


  • –present
    Molecular ecologist, University of Johannesburg

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation