STELLENBOSCH TEAM

-Research Team-

  • Cang Hui, Professor; Group head; Mathematical and theoretical ecology
  • Pietro Landi, Postdoctoral Fellow; Adaptive  dynamics and diversification
  • Henintsoa O. Minoarivelo, Postdoctoral Fellow; Co-evolutionary mutualistic networks
  • Wolf-Christian Saul, Postdoctoral Fellow; Myrmecochory and its potential for plant invasions
  • Genevieve Diedericks, Postdoctoral Fellow; Morphometrics and population genetics of smallmouth bass
  • Guillaume Latombe, Postdoctoral Fellow; Bring community theories to invasion science
  • James G. Rodger, Postdoctoral Fellow; Allee effects from pollen competition
  • Olugbenga O. Oluwagbemi, Postdoctoral Fellow; Epidemiological modelling
  • Vanessa du Plessis, Mrs; Administrator and PA to the group head; contact person

-Postgraduates- (*: co-supervised)

  • Sandra MacFadyen, PhD student; Landscape heterogeneity of Kruger National Park
  • Savannah Nuwagaba, PhD student; Adaptive antagonistic ecological networks
  • Antoine Bahizi, PhD student; Darwin’s naturalization hypothesis and the 4th corner problem
  • Chinenye A. Nnakenyi, PhD student; Island biogeography of mutualistic networks
  • Benjamin du Toit, PhD student; Spatial maximum entropy theory of communities
  • Vitalis K. Lagat, PhD student; Multi-species co-occurrence metrics and patterns 
  • Luthando Mayekiso, PhD student; Fish stock assessment with Big Data informatics
  • Ingrid Minnaar, PhD student (*); Adaptive plasticity of invasive ladybirds
  • Jan-Hendrik Keet, PhD student (*); Below- and above-ground mutualistic networks of invasive legumes
  • Marcela P.A. Espinaze Pardo, PhD student (*); Parasite load on African penguins
  • David Phair, PhD student (*); Herd immunity in social ants
  • Chavoux Luyt, PhD student (*); Mitigating conflicts between conservation and farming
  • A. Lawal Suleiman, PhD student; On modelling natural branching phenomena
  • Gassan A.M.O. Farah, PhD student; Niche partitioning during adaptive diversification
  • Kathleen A. Green, PhD student (*); Multilevel modelling of human glucose metabolism
  • Luisa S. Morais, MSc student (*); Acoustic dialects of invasive starlings
  • Gilbert K. Langat, MSc student; Adaptive interaction switching in competitive communities
  • Karimatou Djenabou, MSc student; Optimal foraging and prey switching
  • Josephine N.A. Tetteh, MSc student; Energy consumption during avian flight
  • Asmaa Tbaeen, MSc student; Effects of stochasticity on persistence and coexistence
  • Tremaine Robertson, MSc student; Modelling spread with integrodifference equations
  • Mmatlou S. Kubyana, MSc student; Spatial modelling of tri-trophic interactions
  • Handre Janse van Vuuren, Honours student; Trait diversification in metapopulations
  • Thandiwe P. Njepe, Honours student; Scaling up metapopulation dynamics 

SA COLLABORATION

  • Dave Richardson, Centre for Invasion Biology, Stellenbosch U
  • Jaco le Roux, BotZoo, Stellenbosch U
  • Anton Pauw, BotZoo, Stellenbosch U
  • Zahn Munch, GeoEnv, Stellenbosch U
  • Helen de Klerk, GeoEnv, Stellenbosch U
  • Susana Clusella-Trullas, BotZoo, Stellenbosch U
  • Theresa Wossler, BotZoo, Stellenbosch U
  • Sophie von der Heyden, BotZoo, Stellenbosch U
  • John Terblanche, ConsEnt, Stellenbosch U
  • Alison Leslie, ConsEnt, Stellenbosch U
  • Hardus Diedericks, Appl Math, Stellenbosch U
  • Jacky Snoep, Biochemistry, Stellenbosch U
  • Olaf Weyl, SAIAB
  • John Wilson, SANBI
  • Farai Nyabadza, MathSci, Stellenbosch U
  • Linke Potgieter, Logistics, Stellenbosch U

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION

  • Melodie McGeoch, Monash University, Australia
  • Ulf Dieckmann, IIASA, Austria
  • Åke Brännström, Umeå University, Sweden
  • Luz Boyero, University of the Basque Country, Spain
  • Karl Evans, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Núria Roura-Pascual, Universitat de Girona, Spain
  • Joe Miller, CSIRO, Australia
  • Lluís Brotons, CTFC, Spain
  • Jessica Gurevitch, NY Stony Brook University, USA
  • Gordon Fox, University of South Flordia, USA
  • Dongxia Yue, Lanzhou University, China
  • Feng Ge, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Mirijam Gaertner, Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Umwelt, Germany
  • Bill Kunin, University of Leeds, UK

ALUMINI

 

  • Christopher Bosc, PhD student; Herbivory and pollination networks in Fynbos after bird removal
  • Mmatlou S. Kubyana, Honours; Crop-aphid-parasitic wasp interactions
  • Mozzamil Mohammed, MSc; Developing a spatially explicit seed-dispersal model
  • Frieda Geldenhuys, MSc; Species distribution models for African penguins
  • Nozi Mbongwa, MSc student; Phylogenetic diversity and species richness
  • Jeremy Bingham, Honours; The evolution of cooperation
  • Delene Bezuidenhout, Honours; Spread of non-native amphipods
  • Larisse Bolton, PhD student; modelling white blood cell count in children, UFS
  • Chris Broeckhoven, Postdoctoral Fellow; Adaptive morphometrics of Cordylidae; U Antwerp
  • Fatumah Atuhaire, MSc student; Scale effect of spatial synchrony
  • Steve Cygu, MSc student; Detecting lymphocyte cell markers
  • Jessica Toms, MSc student; Phylogenetic richness of nudibranch molluscs
  • Curtis Bailey, MSc student; Species turnover scaling
  • Heléne van Schalkwyk, MSc student; Modelling the biocontrol of water hyacinth
  • Irene Kyomugisha, MSc student; Modelling cancer HIV interactions
  • Casey Brooms, MSc student; Fitness shifting in the intertidal teleost
  • Pietier Botha, MSc student; Robustness of networks to species removal
  • Mihaja Ramanantoanina, Postdoc; Eco-evolutionary dynamics
  • Gebretsadkan Teklu Gebreyohannes, Structured MSc; Prey-switching functional response
  • Beverley Grieshaber, Postdoc; Dynamic energy budget model
  • Evans Ochiago, MSc; Occupancy and diversity scaling
  • John B.H. Njagarah, Postdoc; Current: Lecturer, Botswana International University of Science & Technology
  • Elani Steenkamp, MSc; Foraging decision making of predators
  • James Wilsenach, Honours; A physical model for trait coevolution
  • Inge Marx, Honours; Dietary niche partitioning in invasive fish
  • Phathu Netshabumu, MSc; Current: Administrator, Nedbank, Johannesburg
  • Belthasara Assan, MSc; Modelling waterbug transmitted disease
  • Princess Gatyeni, MSc; Modelling drug addiction dynamics
  • James Rodger, Postdoc; Allee effects in pollination systems
  • Feng Zhang, Postdoc; Current: A/Professor & Director, Center for Quantitative Biology, Gansu Agricutlural University
  • Maria Schelling, Internship; R package modMax for calculating network modularity
  • Ben Weighill, Honours; Recent experience driven foraging
  • Alisa Volkmann, 4th yr; Phylogenetic diversity of Chitonsv
  • Denise Mager, Postdoc; Current: Research Scientist, JAYMAT Enviro Solutions cc, Cape Town
  • Marinel Willemse (Janse van Rensburg), Honours & MSc; Current: Oceanographic Research Institute, Durban
  • Msimelelo Sogoni, MSc; Paradox of enrichment 
  • Darragh Woodford, Postdoc; Current: Lecturer, Witwatersrand University
  • Cecile Berthouly-Salazar, Postdoc; Current: Researcher, Institute for Research and Development (IRD), Montpellier, France
  • Martin van der Merwe, Honours & MSc; Games on networks
  • Rendani Mulaudzi, Honours; Current: Java Developer at DVT (Johannesburg)
  • Nthatheni Norman Nelufule, MSc (1 yr); Current: PhD study, Chiba University, Japan
  • Hlupheka Evans Chauke, Honours; Capturing the red queen in predator-prey coevolution
  • Linke Potgieter, Honours; Current: Senior Lecturer, Stellenbosch University