Gan Moodley
Mr Gan Moodley is a lecturer in the School of Life Sciences.

Discipline:   Biology
Campus:   Westville
Telephone:   031 260 7076
 Email:   moodleygk(at)
 Research Areas:   Marine Biodiversity
Understanding biological diversity of marine invertebrates through biotic surveys and inventories, ecological studies, and specimen-based research. Factors influencing changes in marine biodiversity in space and time.

Biology and Eco-physiology
Reproduction, nutrition and functional biology of marine invertebrates and the biology of their larvae. Ecology and eco-physiology of invertebrates in littoral marine ecosystems.

Marine Ecotoxicology
Ecotoxicology of heavy metals in littoral ecosystems. Biological effects of metal pollutants in marine ecosystems. Assessment of the value in using selected invertebrates and fish as bioindicators and biomonitors of heavy metal pollution and the development of cellular/physiological biomarkers in these organisms. Effects of pollutants on gametes, embryos and larvae of marine invertebrates (e.g. echinoids).
 Recent Publications:   Thandar, A.S., Seoraj, N. & Moodley, G.K. Feeding in laboratory-eviscerated specimens of Holothuria (Semperothuria) cinerascens (Brandt, 1835) (in prep.)

Haffejee, F; Moodley, G.K. & Moodley, K.G. The effect of feeding on cadmium bioaccumulation in Stomopneustes variolaris: implications for biomonitoring. (in prep.)

Haffejee, F; Moodley, G.K. & Moodley, K.G. Experimental cadmium contamination of the echinoid, Stomopneustes variolaris. (in prep.)

Moodley, G.K. & van Wyk, J.H. 2007. Folliculogenesis and ovarian histology of the oviparous gecko, Hemidactylus mabouia (Sauria: Gekkonidae). African Journal of Herpetology. 56(2): 115-135.

Biseswar, R; Moodley, G.K. & Naidoo, A.D. 2002. Note on an invasion of intertidal zooanthid colonies by a chaetopterid polychaete at Park Rynie Beach, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. S. Afr. J. mar. Sci. 24: 371-374.

Munnisunker, J., Moodley, G.K., Thandar, A.S. & Naidoo, Y. 2002. Ultrastructural study of the ovary and oogenesis in Pseudocnella sykion (Lampert, 1885). Proceedings of the 15th International Congress on Electron Microscopy: 461-462.
Postgraduate Candidates:    PG Candidates

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