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.
Plant species distribution
Effects of short and long-term management factors and land use
Biological invasions (invasive plants)