Ms Sindiso Chamane

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Ms Chamane's research interests include grassland vegetation and herbivore/fire interactions within grassland and savanna ecosystems, with the focus on understanding the mechanisms of system function and applying this knowledge to the management of conservation and agricultural systems.

As a recipient of the NRF-Thuthuka grant, she is pursuing her PhD, looking at the impact of short duration, high density stocking on plant diversity in South African mesic grasslands.

Research keywords: wildlife systems, fire ecology, rangeland ecology and management, plants and herbivores, grasslands, savanna.  


Position:   Developmental lecturer
Qualifications:   MSc (UKZN in collaboration with Yale University) in Grassland Science
BSc and BSc Hons (UKZN) in Biological Sciences 
     
Discipline:  

Grassland and rangeland ecology

Campus:   Pietermaritzburg
Telephone:   033 260 5508
 Email:   Chamane@ukzn.ac.za
     
 Research Areas:  

Grassland vegetation and herbivore/fire interactions within grassland and savanna ecosystems, with the focus on understanding the mechanisms of system function and applying this knowledge to the management of conservation and agricultural systems.

 Recent Publications:  

Chamane SC*, Kirkman KP, Morris C and O’Connor TG. 2017. Does high density stocking affect perennial forbs in mesic grassland. African Journal of Range and Forage Science 34: 133-142.

Chamane SC, Kirkman KP, Morris C and O’Connor TG. 2017. What is the long-term effect of high density, short duration stocking on the soils and vegetation of mesic grassland in South Africa? African Journal of Range and Forage Science 34: 111-121.

O’Connor, TG and Chamane, S.C. 2012. Bush clump succession in grassland in the Kei Road region of the Eastern Cape, South Africa. African Journal of Range and Forage Science 29: 133-146.

Chamane, S.C. and Downs, C.T. 2009. Seasonal effects on metabolism and thermoregulation abilities of the Red-winged Starling (Onychognathus morio). Journal of Thermal Biology 34: 337- 341.

hamane SC*, Kirkman KP, Morris C and O’Connor TG. 2017. Does high density stocking affect perennial forbs in mesic grassland. African Journal of Range and Forage Science 34: 133-142. 

Chamane SC, Kirkman KP, Morris C and O’Connor TG. 2017. What is the long-term effect of high density, short duration stocking on the soils and vegetation of mesic grassland in South Africa? African Journal of Range and Forage Science 34: 111-121. 

O’Connor, TG and Chamane, S.C. 2012. Bush clump succession in grassland in the Kei Road region of the Eastern Cape, South Africa. African Journal of Range and Forage Science 29: 133-146.

Chamane, S.C. and Downs, C.T. 2009. Seasonal effects on metabolism and thermoregulation abilities of the Red-winged Starling (Onychognathus morio). Journal of Thermal Biology 34: 337- 341.

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