Marine Ecologist in the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cape Town

I’m a marine ecologist in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Cape Town, where I hold a Research Career Advancement Fellowship from the NRF (2014-present). My main interests lie in coastal ecology, species interactions, ecosystem change, as well as ecosystem modelling and statistical ecology. My research centers around coastal ecosystems, with a strong focus on kelp forest systems and nearshore temperate reefs and the key species inhabiting these systems. I use both empirical and modelling approaches to try and understand the interactions between key species in kelp ecosystems, shifts in ecosystem states, drivers of ecosystem change and how these changes might influence ecosystem goods and services.

Experience:
NRF Research Career Advancement Fellow, University of Cape Town, 2014-present
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Cape Town, 2011-2013

Education:
2010 PhD, Zoology (Marine Ecology), University of Cape Town
2003 BSc(Hons), Marine Ecology, University of Cape Town
2002 BSc, Zoology, University of Cape Town

Grants and Awards:
NRF Research grant for 5 years, 2014-2019
FSU Mote Symposium Young Investigator Award, 2011

Experience

  • –present
    Marine ecologist in the Department of Biological Sciences , University of Cape Town