Masters Students


Jonathan Bell

Jonathan Bell

Right time, right place: a mixed method approach for assessing property access for invasive alien species management.

With 10 years of experience in managing invasive populations, Jonathan is now tackling the problem of how to gain entry to private property in an urban context using empirical data from home owners in Cape Town. He will also determine how best managers can use their time once inside a property.

Domonic Henry at UCT


Dan van Blerk

Dan van Blerk

Impact of invasive fish on South Africa’s ghost frogs

South Africa boasts a remarkable diversity in stream-adapted endemic anurans, as well as a history in introductions of alien fish. For his Master's thesis, Dan will be looking for evidence of impacts on endemic, stream-adapted anurans by invasive fish in the Cape Fold Mountains. He will also incorporate environmental and habitat variables into a model that will hopefully shed light on which factors would best determine the presence or absence of tadpoles in mountain streams.

From January 2021

Stellenbosch University

Jeremy Shelton (FRCSA) & Josie Pegg (SAIAB)