Meet the Team !

Programme Leader and Coordinator

Dr Gordon O'Brien
Programme Leader
Linda Hulley
Programme Coordinator

Senior Researchers 2018

Céline Hanzen
Leader "Biodiversity and conservation" - Phd candidate

Freshwater eels : mysterious slippery customers for conservation

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Matthew Burnett
Leader "Fisheries" - PhD candidate

FISHTRAC - the use of fish behaviour for river management

Mahomed Desai
Leader "Water Resource Protection" - PhD Candidate

Multiple stressors and E-flow studies

Hazel Govender
PhD Candidate

Risks assessment in the Umgeni Catchment

Francois Jacobs
PhD Candidate

Behavioural ecology of the Tigerfish

Madonna Vezi
PhD Candidate
Macro-benthic invertebrate communities assessment of selected river dominated estuaries in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: effects of altered water quality and quantity.

The response of zooplankton communities to altered water quality and quantity in selected river dominated estuaries in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Olekan Agboola
PhD Candidate
Rendani Luthada-Raswiwi
Phd Candidate - UKZN Snr technician

Junior Researchers 2018

Mahlatse Fortunate Mashaphu
MSc Candidate

Conservation, genetic and culture of Mozambique Tilapia

Lungelo Madiya
MSc candidate

Fishcommunities of the uMvoti, Thukela and Amatikulu Estuaries

Mbali Sosibo
MSc candidate
Macroinvertebrate communities of the Amatikulu River and Estuary.
Melissa Wade
MSc Candidate

Ecological Risk Assessment of the lower Thukela River and Estuary

Molefi Mazibuko
MSc Candidate
Mphatheni Mthembu
MSc Candidate

Fish community in Northern KZN

Nombuso Gongo
MSc Candidate

Response of benthic estuarine invertebrates in the Thukela Estuary to altered flows and habitat characteristics

Perceverence Tenza
MSc Candidate

Macroinvertebratecommunities of the uMvotiand Thukela Rivers

Pumla Dlamini
MSc student

Ecology of the Natal Yellowfish

Technicians and interns 2018

Wesley Evans
Jennifer Cele
NRF intern
David Phiri
Philile Sithole
Christine Chiabva
Camille Fritsh