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Postdoctoral researcher, Stellenbosch University

Nicole is a marine scientist whose research has primarily focused on the implications of climate change and biological invasions for marine biota. After graduating top of her class for both her Bachelor's and Honour's degrees, Nicole completed her PhD in 2022. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Stellenbosch University and aims to better understand the drivers of global change with the purpose of reducing human caused destruction of our planet, especially to our oceans. She hopes to inspire everyone to live life sustainably

Experience

  • –present
    Postdoctoral researcher in marine science, Stellenbosch University

Education

  • 2022 
    Stellenbosch University, PhD
  • 2017 
    Stellenbosch University, BSc Honours
  • 2016 
    Stellenbosch University, BSc (Biodiversity and ecology)

Publications

  • 2022
    Predicted future changes in ocean temperature and pH do not affect prey selection by the girdled dogwhelk Trochia cingulata, African Journal of Marine Science
  • 2022
    Predicted changes in temperature, more than acidification, affect the shell morphology and survival of the girdled dogwhelk, Trochia cingulata (Linnaeus, 1771), Journal of Molluscan Studies
  • 2020
    Double trouble: the implications of climate change for biological invasions, NeoBiota

Grants and Contracts

  • 2021
    Ph.D. bursary
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology
  • 2020
    Ph.D. bursary
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology
  • 2019
    M.Sc. bursary
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    Harry Crossley Foundation
  • 2019
    M.Sc. bursary
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology
  • 2018
    M.Sc. bursary
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology
  • 2018
    M.Sc. bursary
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    Harry Crossley Foundation
  • 2017
    B.Sc. Honours bursary
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology
  • 2017
    Innovation B.Sc. Honours bursary
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation