Caswell Munyai
 Caswell Munyai
Mr Caswell's research interest is on insect diversity and conservation. His recent focus have been on ants (Formicidae) diversity patterns along an altitudinal gradient and in peri-urban landscapes. For the past seven years (major part of his MSc and PhD research), Caswell has been entirely involved in a long-term monitoring program of insects (ants and beetles) and arachnids (spiders and scorpions) diversity along an elevational transect in the centre of endemism, Soutpansberg Mountains of South Africa. He recently returned from shooting the Lost Mountain film in Namuli (Mozambique) and Mulunje (Malawi) mountains as a consultant scientist.
Position: Lecturer
Qualifications:   BEHERM, MENVSc (UniVen)
Discipline:   Entomology
Campus:   Pietermaritzburg
Telephone:   033 260 6086

 Research Areas:

Insect diversity and conservation.

Recent Publications:

Munyai, T.C. & Foord, S.H. 2015 Temporal patterns of ant Diversity across a mountain with climatically contrasting aspects in the tropics of Africa. PloS One 10 (3), e0122035.

Munyai, T.C. & Foord S.H. 2015 An inventory of epigeal ants of the western Soutpansberg mountain range, South Africa. Koedoe 57 (1), 1-12.

Munyai, T.C. & Foord SH (2012) Ants on a mountain: spatial, environmental and habitat association along an altitudinal transect in a centre of endemism. Journal of Insect Conservation, 16: 677-695

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