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, he completed his PhD on interactions between trees and goats. He moved to Zululand University in 2003 as Head of Department of Agriculture, and joined UKZN in 2015 as Academic Leader (Biodiversity & Evolutionary Biology), a position he held for 3.5 years. He recently edited a 21-chapter book on savanna ecology that was published in 2020, and holds a C rating from the National Research Foundation.