Associate Professor and Head of Department, Biological Sciences, University of Cape Town

My career began in Kenya, where I was a Research Scientist at the National Museums of Kenya (1993-2008). I have a BSc and MPhil from Moi University (Kenya), PhD from University of Reading (UK), and postdoctoral stints at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew (UK), Rutgers University (USA) and KU Leuven (Belgium). I am a Senior Lecturer (since 2006) teaching courses in Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology and my research is predominantly on Angiosperm Systematics.

Research Interests

Cypereceae: taxonomy and conservation; phylogenetics and biogeography; genome evolution
The taxonomy, speciation and macroevolution of the Cape flora with current focus on Cyperaceae and Fabaceae
Wetland diversity and sustainable extraction of macrophytes
The origin, diversity and utilization of the African savanna biome
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Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor and Head of Department, Biological Sciences, University of Cape Town

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Role:
    Associate Professor and Head of Department, Biological Sciences
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation