Terry Everson

Dr Terry Everson Honorary Lecturer 033 260 5509 EversonT@ukzn.ac.za PhD Grassland Science Pietermaritzburg campus Dr Everson is a senior research associate in the School of Life Sciences. She has 17 years of lecturing experience in rangeland ecology and management and 20 years of research experience in the development of communal grazing systems, community-based natural resource

Denis Brothers

Prof Denis Brothers Professor Emeritus 033 260 5106 Brothers@ukzn.ac.za PhD Entomology Pietermaritzburg campus Prof Brothers is internationally recognized as an authority on the higher classification of the stinging Hymenoptera (wasps, ants and bees); his PhD work (published in 1975) established the system still generally in use. He is involved in long-term systematic studies of various

Manqoba Zungu

Dr Manqoba Zungu Researcher and Lecturer 033 260 5113 ZunguM1@ukzn.ac.za PhD Biology Pietermaritzburg campus Dr Zungu is an ecologist, naturalist, and conservation biologist. His primary interests lie in plant-animal mutualistic interactions. He is particularly interested in how these are affected by human impacts. He also has a parallel interest in systematic conservation planning. His current

Sandi Willows-Munro

Prof Sandi Willows-Munro Associate Professor 033 260 5436 Willows-munro@ukzn.ac.za PhD Genetics Pietermaritzburg campus Prof Willows-Munro has been at the University of KwaZulu-Natal since 2010. Her field of interest covers evolutionary and molecular biology. Specifically, she uses phylogenetic, phylogeographic and population genetic techniques to examine the genetic factors underpinning evolutionary processes. Her recent research has focused

Timo Van der Niet

Prof Timotheus van der Niet Associate Professor 033 260 6492 VanDerNietT@ukzn.ac.za PhD (Systematic Botany), MSc (Ecology) Ecology Pietermaritzburg campus Prof Timo van der Niet is fascinated by two aspects of biodiversity: variation in form and a large number of species. He seeks answers to questions related to the function of morphological diversity and the origin

Zivanai Tsvuura

Dr Zivanai Tsvuura Senior Lecturer 033 260 5805 Tsvuuraz@ukzn.ac.za PhD Biological Sciences Pietermaritzburg campus Dr Z. Tsvuura is a plant ecologist. He holds an MSc in Tropical Resource Ecology and a PhD in Ecological Sciences. He teaches courses in biostatistics, ecology, and grassland science. Dr Tsvuura’s research focuses on dynamics and functioning of forest and

Michelle Tedder

Dr Michelle Tedder Senior Lecturer 033 260 5107 Tedder@ukzn.ac.za PhD Grassland Science Pietermaritzburg campus 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

Adam Shuttleworth

Dr Adam Shuttleworth Researcher: Insect Sensory Ecology 033 260 6559 ShuttleworthAdam@gmail.com PhD Ecology Pietermaritzburg campus Dr Adam Shuttleworth is broadly interested in evolutionary ecology with a particular focus in chemical ecology and the mechanisms underlying ecological interactions, particularly between insects and plants. More specifically, he is interested in the role of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in

Peter Scogings

Prof Peter Scogings Associate Professor 033 260 6018 ScogingsP@ukzn.ac.za PhD Ecology Pietermaritzburg campus Prof Scogings is Associate Professor in the School of Life Sciences. After completing his MSc, he worked at Fort Hare University for 13 years, in the Agricultural & Rural Development Research Institute, and in the Dept Livestock & Pasture Science. At ARDRI,

Stefan Schmidt

Dr Stefan Schmidt Professor 033 260 5523 SchmidtS@ukzn.ac.za PhD Microbiology Pietermaritzburg campus Stefan Schmidt has three decades of research experience in the area of applied and environmental microbiology. Before joining UKZN, he did his PostDoc in the UK, lectured Microbiology at his alma mater, and worked for Fraunhofer (the world’s leading applied research organization). He