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Robert (Bob) Scholes

Acting Director of the Global Change Institute (GCI), University of the Witwatersrand, University of the Witwatersrand

Bob Scholes died in 2021.

Dr Bob Scholes is Distinguished Professor of Systems Ecology at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is a Member of the South African Academy of Science, a Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa, and International Member of the US National Academy of Science. An expert on global climate change and on African savannas, he teaches ecology in the School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Science, as well as systems theory on the Wits Business School Masters of Management in Energy Leadership and the Cambridge University's Business Leadership Programme.


  • –present
    Fellow of CSIR, University of the Witwatersrand

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Fellow of CSIR
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation


FRSSA, MASSAF, US NAS Intl Member, Fellow of TWAS