Stacey Gerber is a MSc candidate, registered at the North West University and a member of Rivers of Life at the University of Mpumalanga, Nelspruit. She has a B-Tech in Nature Conservation from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Stacey has approximately 8 years of combined experience in conservation as well as nature guiding within Blaauwberg Nature Reserver (Cape Town), the Kruger National Park, Pilanesberg National Park, Selati Game Reserve and Madikwe Game Reserve. Stacey is an experienced environmental manager and conservationist who now specialises in water resource management particularly understanding the effect of multiple stressors to riparian vegetation and water resources in South Africa. In Rivers of Life, Stacey is working as a Junior Scientist on existing ROL projects and programs. Stacey’s research currently pertains to the understanding how altered flow affects vegetation community structures to assist conservation managers in making informed decisions regarding their aquatic ecosystems to ensure the systems are able to provide the ecosystem services that we rely upon and maintain healthy ecosystem functioning. Stacey’s mission is to contribute to sustainable water resource and natural environmental management to maintain our region’s biodiversity.