Postdoctoral Researcher, Stellenbosch University

John is an aquatic ecologist and conservationist. He is a Postdoctoral Researcher at UN IHE Delft, The Netherlands, and Research Fellow at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. John recently received the 2017 Marsh Award for Early Career research in Entomology. He is rated Y2 category researcher (National Research Foundation South Africa). At the School of Public Leadership, John teaches a postgraduate module on Environmental Issues. He is Principal Investigator of a Water Research Commission grant investigating the impact of alien plants on water quality, and an EU COFUND project on using dragonflies as indicators of wetland health. John is a member of the IUCN Biodiversity Monitoring Specialist Group. He serves as Conservation Chair of the South African Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology. He has authored over 30 peer-reviewed publications, and is Associate Editor of the African Journal of Aquatic Science.


  • 2017–present
    Postdoctoral Researcher, UN IHE Delft

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation


2017 Marsh Award for Early Career Entomologist