Dr Michelle Tedder


Before joining the University of KwaZulu-Natal Dr Michelle Tedder worked for a number of research organisations including Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and SAEON. Her PhD was based in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, where she developed a vegetation map and investigated the influence of management on vegetation structure and composition. Her MSc focussed on bush encroachment examining the above and belowground interactions between trees and grasses.

Position:   Lecturer
Qualifications:   PhD (Grassland Science)
MSc (Grassland Science)
BSc Hons (Wildlife Science)

Campus:   Pietermaritzburg
Telephone:   033 260 5107  
 Email:   tedder@ukzn.ac.za
 Research Areas:   Biodiversity conservation
Plant species distribution
Ecosystem drivers
Effects of short and long-term management factors and land use
Biological invasions (invasive plants)

 Recent Publications:  

McGranahan DA, Ramaano R, Tedder MJ and Kirkman KP. 2016. Variation in grassland fuel curing in South Africa. Fire Ecology. 12(3):40-52. 

Tedder MJ, Kirkman KP, Morris CD, Trollope WSW & Bonyongo MC. 2015. Determinants of the occurrence of a native encroacher species, Pechuel-Loeschea leubnitziae (Wild Sage) in the eastern Okavango Delta, Botswana. African Journal of Range and Forage Science. 32(4):253-259.

Tedder MJ, Morris CD, Fynn RWS and Kirkman KP. 2014. Tree-grass competition along a catenal gradient in mesic grassland, South Africa. Grassland Science. 60(1):1-8.

Tedder MJ, Kirkman KP, Morris CD, Trollope WSW and Bonyongo MC. 2013. A classification of the dry woodland and savanna in the eastern Okavango Delta, Botswana. Koedoe. Koedoe 55(1), Art. #1100, 8 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v55i1.1100.

Tedder MJ, Morris CD, Fynn RWS and Kirkman KP. 2012. Do soil nutrients mediate competition between grasses and Acacia seedlings? Grassland Science 58(4):238-245.

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