I am currently appointed as a research assistant under the Land degradation, Desertification and Restoration research group at the North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus. This position entails assisting Prof Klaus and Dr Arnim Marquart with research (i.e. field work, data analyses and writing of scientific papers for publication). I furthermore am assisting Prof Klaus and Me. Yolande van der Watt in updating Prof Klaus’s EcoRestore webpage.