Peter Scogings
After completing his MSc in Wildlife Management, Peter Scogings worked at the University of Fort Hare for 13 years, initially in the Agricultural & Rural Development Research Institute and then in the Department of Livestock & Pasture Science. While at ARDRI, he completed his PhD and postdoctoral research on the interactions between trees and goats. He moved to the University of Zululand in 2003 to be Head of the Department of Agriculture, and joined the School of Life Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in April 2015. Peter has held a C rating of the NRF since 2006.
Position:   Associate Professor (Terrestrial Ecology) & Academic Leader (Biodiversity & Evolutionary Biology)
Qualifications:   PhD (Pasture Science) (Fort Hare); MSc (Wildlife Management) (Pretoria); BSc (Environmental Biology & Geology) (Natal)
Discipline:   Biodiversity & Evolutionary Biology
Campus:   Westville
Telephone:   031 260 8626
 Research Areas:   Plant-herbivore interactions; secondary metabolites; savanna ecology; rangeland management
Recent Publications:

Mkhize, N.R., Heitkӧnig, I.M.A., Scogings, P.F., Dziba, L.E., Prins, H.H.T. & de Boer, W.F. 2015. Condensed tannins reduce browsing and increase grazing time of free-ranging goats in semi-arid savannas. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 169: 33-37.

Scogings, P.F. 2014. Large herbivores and season independently affect woody stem circumference increment in a semi-arid African savanna. Plant Ecology 215: 1433-1443.

Basha, N.A.D , Scogings, P.F., Dziba, L.E. & Nsahlai, I.V. 2012. Diet selection of Nguni goats in relation to season, chemistry and physical properties of browse in sub-humid subtropical savanna. Small Ruminant Research 102: 163-171.

Hattas, D., Hjältén, J., Julkunen-Tiitto, R., Scogings, P.F. & Rooke, T. 2011. Differential phenolic profiles in six African savanna woody species in relation to antiherbivore defense. Phytochemistry 72: 1796-1803. 

Scogings, P.F., Hjältén, J. & Skarpe, C. 2011. Secondary metabolites and nutrients of woody plants in relation to browsing intensity in African savannas. Oecologia 167: 1063–1073. 

Website:     Peter Scoging's Research

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