My research interests lie in understanding how large mammal herbivores shape vegetation communities in African ecosystems - both at very large scales and via interactive effects with fire. I’m currently analysing patterns of historical herbivore biomass and fire at continental-scale in Africa. My field research explores grass community responses to frequent grazing. I have a background in plant ecology and animal population dynamics, and have spent two years lecturing for the Organisation for Tropical Studies in the Kruger National Park.
Visiting lecturer, School of Animal, Plant & Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand
Research fellow, South African Environmental Observation Network
Postdoctoral fellow, School of Animal, Plant & Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand
Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cape Town
University of Edinburgh, PhD
University of Cape Town, BSc. Hons (Plant ecology)