Jan Venter

Position: Associate Professor – Nature Conservation / Head of Department

Expertise: Large terrestrial mammal ecology; wildlife ecology and management

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Willem Matthee

Position: Lecturer – Nature Conservation

Expertise: Ecology; ornithology; bird conservation; botany; Karoo rehabilitation; island biogeography; frog ecology and conservation.

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Anina Coetzee

Position: Lecturer – Nature Conservation

Expertise: Pollination biology, community ecology, urban ecology, ornithology; conservation

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James George Sekonya

Position: Lecturer

Research interests and expertise: As a human geographer, my research interests and expertise lie in the themes around equitable access and sustainable use; commercialisation; governance; and conservation of biodiversity. My have experience working in areas of wildlife conservation and environmental education; environmental observation and research; and science education. These experiences have distilled my enthusiastic research interest in the transformative and sustainable conservation approaches of natural resource commons for improving household livelihoods and resilience in rural and peri-urban contexts.

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Anton Schmidt

Position: Senior Lecturer

Expertise: Veld rehabilitation

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