Director: School for Biological Science, North-West University

Professor Wepener is the leading expert in Aquatic Ecotoxicology and in Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA) in South Africa. He has trained students in ERA of pesticides to sediment risk assessments in the marine environment. He was lead author on a Water Research Commission report on identifying the research needs for conducting risk assessment of nanomaterials in aquatic environments. Professor Wepener has published extensively on these themes and has also participated in OECD and NANOSOLUTIONs projects internationally assessing a main contributor from South Africa on these topics.

Experience

  • –present
    Director: School for Biological Science, North-West University