Meet the Team !

Programme Leader and Coordinator

Dr Gordon O'Brien
Programme Leader
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Linda Hulley
Programme Coordinator
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Conservation and genetic

Céline Hanzen
Theme Leader
Slippery customers for conservation : Distribution, genetic diversity and spatial ecology of Anguilla spp. in East African rivers.
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Emily Winter
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Jennifer Cele
Eel recruitment in KZN rivers.
Fortunate Mashaphu
Conservation of Oreochromis mossambicus in KwaZulu-Natal and the importance of Albert Falls Dam fisheries for this species.
Mphateni Mthembu
Mkuze-Imfolozi Fisheries
Lungelo Madiya


FISHTRAC

Matthew Burnett
Theme Leader
Behavioural ecology research on the KwaZulu-Natal Yellowfish (Labeobarbus natalensis).
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Céline Hanzen
Slippery customers for conservation : Distribution, genetic diversity and spatial ecology of Anguilla spp. in East African rivers.
Pumla Dlamini
Fish communities and aspects of the biology of KwaZulu-Natal yellowfish, Labeobarbus natalensis in the uMngeni River.


E-Flows

Mahomed Desai
Theme Leader
Risk Assessment of Multiple Natural and Anthropogenic Stressors to the Wellbeing of Ichthyofauna of the iMfolozi, Hluhluwe and Mkuze Catchments
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Mphatheni Mthembu
Mkuze-Imfolozi Fisheries
Stephanie Schutte
Molefi Mazibuko


Aquaculture

Rendani Luthada-Raswiwi
Theme Leader
Crocodile and fish culture
Fortunate Mashaphu
Conservation of Oreochromis mossambicus in KwaZulu-Natal and the importance of Albert Falls Dam fisheries for this species.


River Health

Carla Higgs
Theme Leader
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Mbali Sosibo
Risk of land based activities to the ecological wellbeing of the lower Amatikulu/Nyoni catchment, KZN
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Nombuso Gongo
Application of the Relative Risk Model to evaluate the risk of current and future land use practices to the socio-ecological features of water resources in KZN.
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Perceverence Tenza
The wellbeing of the freshwater macroinvertebrate communities of the uMvoti and Thukela Rivers.


Ecological Risk

Hazel Govender
Theme Leader
Development of a Regional Scale Ecological Risk Assessment Model for the management of water resources in the uMngeni Catchment, KwaZulu-Natal
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Melissa Wade