Arnim Marquart

Within the DFFE projects, I have mainly worked on the ‘Bush Expert’ project, both in the field participating in field work and in data analysis. During data collection, I have contributed to soil analysis by taking hydrological measurements at many of the sites. Within the same project, I supervised a Hns. study that investigated insect […]

Jaco Fouche

Jaco Fouche Previously : Jaco Fouche was working on the C4 Ecosolutions Project with Prof Klaus Kellner

Dr. Helga van Coller

Dr. Helga van Coller 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 […]

Ms. Jadia Hoffman

Ms. Jadia Hoffman I am a Junior Ecologist with experience in the arid areas of South Africa, specifically the Southern Kalahari and Bushmanland. I am passionate about the conservation of our unique arid areas and finding sustainable environmental management practices. I am currently completing my Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences under the supervision of Prof […]

Ms. Elsche Cronje

Ms. Elsche Cronje I am working as a junior ecologist in the Southern Kalahari. I have gained valuable experience in the environmental consulting field and biodiversity related projects. I am currently busy with my M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences under the supervision of Prof Klaus Kellner and Ms. Chrizette Neethling. My study is focussed on the […]

Ms. Elelwani Nenzhelele

Ms. Elelwani Nenzhelele Elelwani is currently a Biology lecturer at Sol Plaatje University under the department of Biological and Agrictural Sciences. Elelwani’s research on her PhD will be looking at the Restoration after Prosopis control and impacts on ecosystem services in the Northern Cape, South Africa province. This study will evaluate the impact of restoration […]

Dr. Reletile Tshepiso Mangani

Dr. Reletile Tshepiso Mangani My research formed part of the bush encroachment and management in priority areas of the NRM programme. To determine the effects of bush encroachment as a form of land degradation on the biodiversity and how to restore these degraded lands, especially after the bush has been cleared. Developing Standard Operating Procedures […]

Ms. Thsegofatso Sebitloane

Ms. Thsegofatso Sebitloane Submitted PhD thesis for examination. Project title: “Restoration after bush control and socio-economics of rural communities at Taung”. The project formed part of the “Bush Expert” Decision Support System of the North-West University, funded by the Natural Resource Management Program (NRM) of the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE), in […]

Dr. Nanette van Staden

Dr. Nanette van Staden I am appointed as a research assistant under the Land degradation, Desertification and Restoration research group at the North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus. The position entails assisting Dr. Arnim Marquart and Prof. Klaus with a biodiversity project conducted in the Kalahari region. More specifically, I assisted with the project’s fieldwork in April […]