Leading the Group

Amphibian Parasites and Conservation

Chytrid fungus and Amphibian decline

Professor Louis du Preez

Professor Che Weldon

 Position:
 AACRG Director
 Position:
 Associate Professor
 Qualifications:
 PhD
 Qualifications:
 PhD
 Expertise:
 Parasitology, Herpetology
 Expertise:
 Amphibian disease
 Physical address:
 Potchefstroom campus (NWU)

 Building E6

 Room G16

 Physical address:
 Potchefstroom campus (NWU)

 Building E6

 Room G09

 Telephone number:
 018 299 2372
 Telephone number:
 018 299 2375
 Email address:
 Louis.duPreez@nwu.ac.za
 Email address:
 Che.Weldon@nwu.ac.za
Research focus on the well-being of amphibians with projects on amphibian parasites, Amphibian acoustics, and amphibian conservation.

     

Head of the amphibian disease lab of the AACRG. Projects include long-term chytrid monitoring, epidemiology of chytrid lineages, and development of diagnostic techniques.

   

 

Extraordinary Appointed Professors

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Prof Alan Channing

University of the Western Cape

Prof Atsushi Kurabayashi

Hiroshima University

Prof Les Minter

University of Limpopo

Prof Trent Garner

Institute of Zoology (ZSL)

Mr Marius Burger

Environmental Consultant


 

Post Doctoral Fellows

Dr. Roman Svitin


 

Students

Professor Louis du Preez

Amphibian Parasites and Conservation

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PhD. Candidates

Edward Netherlands

Jaundrie Fourie

 

M.Sc. Candidates

Roxanne Conradie

Anneke Lincoln Schoeman

Jani Reeder

Ferdi de Lange

Fortunate M Phaka

Wentzel Pretorius

Mapule Biko'o

Honours Candidates

Marita Burger

Willie Landman


 

Professor Che Weldon

Chytrid fungus and Amphibian decline

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PhD. Candidates

Pria Ghosh

M.Sc. Candidates

Nadine Lee Lepart

Ruhan Verster

Nicolaas Phillipus du Preez

Zoëgné du Preez

Allécia Boonzaaier

Ryno van Dyk

Mea Trenor

Honours Candidates

Barry Schoonbee

Nick Steyn


 

Alumni

Dr. Leon Nicolaas Meyer

ClinVet International

Dr. Donnavan Kruger

Senior Research Associate, Bloemfontein

Dr. Laurent Héritier

Université de Perpignan

Dr. Jeanne Tarrant

Endangered Wildlife Trust

Esté Matthew (M.Sc.)

Endangered Wildlife Trust

Abigail Pretorius (2017 - M.Sc.)

Teaching in South Korea

Carina Coetzer (2017 - M.Sc.)

Intern

Natasha Kruger (2017 - M.Sc.)

Ph.D Candidate at Stellenbosch University

Werner Conradie (2006 - M.Sc.)

Herpetologist at PE Museum (Bayworld)

Marleen Byron (2011)

Beagle Expeditions & Safari Essence (Botswana)

Maxine Theunissen (2014 - M.Sc.)

Photographer

Joanita Viviers (2013 - M.Sc.)

Field guide