Pasture Scientist at Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform
I have 12 years vocational experience as plant ecologist. I started my career in 2000 at a mine rehabilitation company, ECO REHAB, which was affiliated with the North West University in Potchefstroom. At ECO REHAB I was responsible for botanical surveys and the collection and propagation of indigenous trees for mine rehabilitation. In 2002 I was awarded a post doctoral scholarship at the University of North West to assist post graduate students with research and to conduct research on organic waste materials (sludge materials, wood chips and vermicompost) as ameliorants for mine rehabilitation. In 2003 I was appointed at the Agricultural Research Council – Institute for Soil Climate and Water (ARC-ISCW) as Senior Scientist. Since then my work and research has shifted to an agricultural focus using remote sensing and GIS as tools in ecological research. The position at the ARC gave me the opportunity to gain skills in GIS and remote sensing. As from November 2007 I am employed as Pasture Scientist at Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform. My current responsibilities include pasture research focusing on rangeland ecology. I also act as curator of the Döhne Herbarium. Most of my current research focus on the biomass production of grasslands and Nama-Karoo vegetation. A large percentage of my time is also spend on species surveys for farmers and extension services to assess their veld. As senior scientist I also assist in mentoring junior staff, the administration of research activities e.g. secretary of the Departmental Research Committee, editor for departmental semi-scientific journal and compiler of annual research reports for Pasture Section.
I have published 15 scientific papers in national and international journals, 7 papers in semi-scientific journals and I have presented 31 platform & posters at numerous national congresses e.g. SAAB, GSSA.
I have acted as external examiner for two MSc studies.
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