Prof Carlos Bezuidenhout

  UESM Director
  018 299 2315
  carlos.bezuidenhout@nwu.ac.za
  Building E4, Room G03, Potchefstroom
  PhD Microbiology
  Aquatic microbiology, Antimicrobial Resistance in the environment Water, Sanitation, Health and Energy
Affiliations
Sub-programme: Aquatic Ecosystem Health 
Subject group: Microbiology
Research group: Aquatic Microbiology

  Prof Sarina Claassens

  Director: School of Biological Sciences
  +27 18 299 2368
  sarina.claassens@nwu.ac.za
  Building E6, Room G21, Potchefstroom
  PhD Environmental Sciences
  Soil Microbiology & Microbial Ecology with a Multidisciplinary Scope
Affiliations
Subject group: Microbiology
Research group: Soil Ecology, Ecotoxicology and Microbiology (SEEM)

  Prof Sanet Janse van Vuuren

  Associate Professor
  +27 18 299 2514
  10202668@nwu.ac.za
  Building E6, Room 134, Potchefstroom
  PhD
  Taxonomy & Ecology of Algae (Phycology)
Affiliations
FNAS School: School of Biological Sciences
Sub-programme: Aquatic Ecosystem Health
Subject group: Botany
Research group: Algal Research Group

  Prof Roelof Burger

  Professor
  +27 18 299 4269
  Roelof.Burger@nwu.ac.za
  Building D1, Room G15, Potchefstroom
  PhD
  Geography with a focus on atmospheric science; atmospheric processes and their interaction with human activities; air pollution; climate change; weather nowcasting; weather modification
Affiliations 
Research group: Climatology Research Group

  Prof Sandra Barnard

  Professor
  +27 18 299 2508
  Sandra.Barnard@nwu.ac.za
  Building E6, Room 136, Potchefstroom
  PhD Botany
  Water Quality, Aquatic Ecology & Ecosystems, Problem Algae, Water Purification, Molecular Ecology
Affiliations
Sub-programme: Aquatic Ecosystem Health
Subject group: Botany
Research group: Algal Research Group

  Prof Stefan Siebert

  Professor
  +27 18 299 2507
  Stefan.Siebert@nwu.ac.za
  Building E6, Room 137, Potchefstroom
  PhD Botany
  Geoecology
Affiliations
Subject group: Botany
Research group: GeoEco Lab

  Prof Dewald van Niekerk

  Professor
  +27 18 299 1634
  Dewald.Vanniekerk@nwu.ac.za
  Building D1, Room G09, Potchefstroom
  PhD Disaster Risk Reduction
  Disaster risk governance, resilience building, complexity and complexity theory, anticipatory governance, building institutional capacities for disaster risk reduction, and transdisciplinary disaster risk reduction
Affiliations
Sub-programmes: Disaster Risk Studies
Research group: Disaster Risk Science (social media: Twitter, Facebook)

  Prof Klaus Kellner

  Professor
  +27 18 299 2510
  Klaus.Kellner@nwu.ac.za
  Building E6, Room 303, Potchefstroom
  PhD
  Land Degradation, Desertification, Restoration Ecology, Vegetation Dynamics, Arid & Semi-arid Rangelands, Bush Encroachment.
Affiliations
Subject group: Botany
Research group: Terrestrial Ecology

  Prof Dirk Cilliers

  Professor
  +27 18 299 1589
  Dirk.Cilliers@nwu.ac.za
  Building D1, Room G14, Potchefstroom
  PhD
  Environmental management; Conservation planning; Spatial analysis
Affiliations
Research group: Protected Areas Research Group (PARG)

  Prof Jacques Berner

  Professor
  +27 18 299 2513
  Jacques.Berner@nwu.ac.za
  Building E6, Room 133, Potchefstroom
  PhD Botany  
  Environmental Influence on Photosynthesis; Weed Physiology; New Crop Development.
Affiliations
Subject group: Botany

  Prof Rialet Pieters

  Professor
  +27 18 299 02379
  Rialet.Pieters@nwu.ac.za
  Building E6, Room 114, Potchefstroom
  PhD Zoology
  Determining Biological Effects such as Endocrine Disruption and Oxidative Stress from Environmental Samples using Cell Based Bioassays; Instrumental Chemical Analysis & Biological Effects
Affiliations
Sub-programme: Aquatic Ecosystem Health
Subject group: Zoology
Research group: Envitrox
Other
Inaugural address: Research talk from 24:50 min

  Prof Lobina Palamuleni

  Professor
  +27 71 033 8984
  Lobina.Palamuleni@nwu.ac.za
  Building A12, Room 101, Mahikeng
  PhD Geography and Environmental Management
  Applied Remote Sensing and Water Resources Management
Affiliations
Sub-programme: Aquatic Ecosystem Health 

  Prof Victor Wepener

  Professor
  +27 18 299 2385
  Victor.Wepener@nwu.ac.za
  Building E6, Room 129, Potchefstroom
  PhD Zoology
  Principal Investigator in the National Aquatic Bioassay Facility (NABF), Nanoecotoxicology; Expert in Ecological Risk Assessment.
Affiliations
Sub-programmes: Aquatic Ecosystem Health 
Subject group: Zoology
Research group: Water Research Group (social media: TwitterFacebook)

  Prof Ernst Drewes

  Professor
  +27 18 299 2543
  Ernst.Drewes@nwu.ac.za
  Building E4, Room G25, Potchefstroom
  PhD Urban & Regional Planning
  Regional Policy; Land Use Management; Regional Economics; Planning Law
Affiliations
 

  Prof Johnnie van den Berg

  Professor
  +27 18 299 2376
  Johnnie.VanDenBerg@nwu.ac.za
  Building E6, Room G07, Potchefstroom
  PhD Entomology
  Agricultural Entomology; Grain Cropping Systems; Arthropod Diversity; Non-target Organisms, Insect Resistance Management in Bt Crops.
Affiliations
Subject groupZoology

  Prof Mark Maboeta

  Professor
  +27 18 299 2501
  mark.maboeta@nwu.ac.za
  Building E6, Room 124, Potchefstroom
  PhD
  Earthworm ecotoxicology; Soil ecotoxicology; Vermicomposting
Affiliations
Subject group: Zoology
Research group: Soil Ecology Ecotoxicology and Microbiology

  Prof Livhuwani Nemakonde

  Professor
  +27 82n908 3004
  livhu.nemakonde@nwu.ac.za
  Building E4, Room G49, Potchefstroom
  PhD Development and Management
  Chairperson of the Disaster Risk Science Scientific Committee and Coordinator of SASDiR Biennial Conference. My research interests include disaster risk governance, climate change adaptation, systems thinking and building community resilience
Affiliations
Sub-programme: Disaster Risk Studies
Research group: Disaster Risk Science

  Prof Rasheed Adeleke

  Professor
  +27 18 299 2495
  rasheed.adeleke@nwu.ac.za
  Building E6, Room 210, Potchefstroom
  PhD
  Plant-Microbe Interactions; Food Production; Agricultural Microbiology; Soil Ecology
Affiliations
Subject group: Microbiology
Research group:  Agricultural Microbiology and Environmental Biotechnology

  Prof Oriel Thekisoe

  Professor
  +27 18 299 2521
  oriel.thekisoe@nwu.ac.za
  Building E6, Room G15, Potchefstroom
  PhD Veterinary Sciences
  Veterinary Parasites & Zoonoses with Emphasis on Vectors and Vector-borne Diseases & Zoonotic Pathogens. Application of Molecular Techniques for Diagnosis, Characterization, Epidemiology & Control of Parasites & Pathogens of Zoonotic Importance.
Affiliations
Subject group: Zoology

  Prof Henk Bouwman

  Professor
  +27 18 299 2377
  Henk.Bouwman@nwu.ac.za
  Building E6, Room 109, Potchefstroom
  PhD
  Ecotoxicology; Bird Ecology; Terrestrial, Aquatic, Marine and Space Biology
Affiliations
Subject group: Zoology
Research group: Persistent Organic Pollutants and Toxicants (POPT)

  Prof Sarel Cilliers

  Professor
  +27 18 299 2523
  Sarel.Cilliers@nwu.ac.za
  Building E6, Room 304, Potchefstroom
  PhD Plant Ecology
  Small & Medium-sized Urban Areas; Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services; Urbanization & Socio-economic Gradients with Social, Cultural & Legacy Effects as Drivers; Community Gardens as Complex Social-ecological Systems
Affiliations
Research group: Urban Ecology

  Prof Stuart Piketh

  Professor
  +27 18 299 1582
  Stuart.Piketh@nwu.ac.za
  Building E4, Room G36, Potchefstroom
  PhD
  Atmospheric Research
Affiliations 
Research group: Climatology Research Group

  Prof Frances Siebert

  Professor
  +27 18 299 2374
  Frances.Siebert@nwu.ac.za
  Building E6, Room G10, Potchefstroom
  PhD Botany
  Plant Ecology; Forbs Ecology (i.e. ‘Wildflowers’) in Tropical & Subtropical Grasslands & Savannas of Southern Africa; Patterns of Forb Diversity & Functional Responses
Affiliations
Subject group: Botany

  Prof Louis du Preez

  Professor
  +27 18 299 2372
  Louis.DuPreez@nwu.ac.za
  Building E6, Room G16, Potchefstroom
  PhD
  Amphibian Conservation & Amphibian Parasite Diversity
Affiliations
Subject group: Zoology

  Prof Jonathan Taylor

  Professor
  +27 18 299 1096
  Jonathan.Taylor@nwu.ac.za
  Building E6, Room 132, Potchefstroom
  PhD Environmental Sciences
  Using Diatoms as Indicators of Water Quality Impact; Diatom Taxonomy & Systematics; Curates the South African National Diatom Collection
Affiliations
Sub-programme: Aquatic Ecosystem Health
Subject group: Botany
Research group: Algae Research Group

  Prof Jaco Bezuidenhout

  Professor
  +27 18 299 2311
  10926542@nwu.ac.za
  Building E6, Room 218, Potchefstroom
  PhD
  Data analysis, Antimicrobials in water; Bioinformatics
Affiliations
Sub-programme: Aquatic Ecosystem Health
Subject group: Microbiology

  Prof Frank Neumann

  Professor
  +27 18 299 2528
  Frank.Neumann@nwu.ac.za
  Building E4, Room 103, Potchefstroom
  PhD Geology
  Geology/Palaeontology, Specialised in Palaeoecology, Palynology and Aerobiology
Affiliations
Subject group: Geology

  Prof Christo Coetzee

  Professor
  +27 18 299 1620
  Christo.Coetzee@nwu.ac.za
  Building E4, Room 112, Potchefstroom
  PhD Development and Management (Disaster Risk Management)
  Disaster Risk Studies; Disaster Resilience; Disaster Risk Governance and Urban Disaster Risk
Affiliations
Sub-programme: Disaster Risk Studies

  Prof Francois Retief

  Professor
  +27 18 299 1585
  Francois.Retief@nwu.ac.za
  Building D1, Room 133, Potchefstroom
  PhD (University of Manchester)
  Effectiveness of Environmental Policy Instruments & Achieving Their Intended Outcomes.
Affiliations
Sub-programme: Environmental Management 
Subject group: Environmental Management 
Research group: Protected Areas Research Group

  Dr Jaco Koch

  Senior Lecturer
  +27 76 463 8952
  21046832@nwu.ac.za
  Building B8, Room G11, Potchefstroom
  PhD Environmental Sciences
  Environmental Soil Science and Mine Rehabilitation
Affiliations
Subject group: Geology

  Dr Courtney Cook

  Senior Lecturer
  Courtney.Cook@nwu.ac.za
  Building E6, Room 122, Potchefstroom
  PhD Zoology
  Blood Haemoparasites (e.g. Apicomplexans & Flagellates of Ectotherms, & Potential Vectors). Tick-borne Pathogens Infecting Reptiles.
Affiliations
Subject group: Zoology
Research group: Water Research Group (social media: TwitterFacebook)

  Dr Gerhard du Preez

  Senior Lecturer
  +27 18 299 2723
  Gerhard.DuPreez@nwu.ac.za
  Building E4, Room G29, Potchefstroom
  PhD Environmental Sciences
  Nematology; Soil Ecology; Environmental Health; Climate-smart Agriculture, Sustainable Intensification of Food Production; Assessment and Restoration of Soil Ecosystem Health and Functioning in Small- and Large-Scale Farming Systems
Affiliations

  Dr Sheldon Strydom

  Senior Lecturer
  sheldon.strydom@nwu.ac.za
  Building A12, Mahikeng
  PhD Agrometeorology
  I study trends and variability in the climate, and investigate the associated impacts on various sectors (such as the agricultural sector) and phenomena (such as wildfire activity).
Affiliations

  Dr Madeleen Struwig

  Senior Lecturer
  +27 18 389 2288
  madeleen.struwig@nwu.ac.za
  Building A12, Room G10, Mahikeng
  PhD
  Plant taxonomy; ethnobotany
Affiliations
Subject group: Botany
 

  Dr Delia Ah Goo

  Senior Lecturer
  +27 16 910 3457
  Delia.Ahgoo@nwu.ac.za
  Building A22, Room G16, Vanderbijlpark
  PhD Geography
  Urban regeneration and in particular gentrification and displacement
Affiliations
Sub-programme: Disaster Risk Studies
Research group: Disaster Risk Science

  Mr Ricart Boneschans

  Lecturer
  +27 18 299 2526
  21548005@nwu.ac.za
  Building E4, Potchefstroom
  MSc Environmental Sciences
  Expertise in Mineralogy, Igneous petrology and Geobotany. Study of Rock-soil -plant interactions, and applied mineralogy for environmental remediation.
Affiliations
Subject group: Geology
Research group: GeoEco Lab

  Dr Kerry (Hadfield) Malherbe

  Senior Lecturer
  +27 18 299 4252
  Kerry.Malherbe@nwu.ac.za
  Building E6, Room G25, Potchefstroom
  PhD Zoology
  Aquatic parasitology, Predominately Parasitic Crustacea
Affiliations
Subject group: Zoology
Research group: Water Research Group (social media: TwitterFacebook)

  Dr Kgaugelo Lekota

  Senior Lecturer
  +27 18 299 2381
  37747959@nwu.ac.za
  Building E6, Room 212, Potchefstroom
  PhD Veterinary Sciences
  Zoonotic Bacterial Pathogens in Livestock & Wildlife; Ecology & Transmission of Disease Outbreaks; Genetic Population Structure of Pathogens
Affiliations

 


  Dr Brigitte Language

  Senior Lecturer
  Brigitte.Language@nwu.ac.za
  Building E4, Room G35, Potchefstroom
  PhD
  Physical Geography; Geomorphology; Atmospheric Science; Air Pollution; Climate Change

Affiliations
FNAS School: School of Geo- and Spatial Sciences
Sub-programmes: Climate Change, Air Quality and Impacts
Subject group: Geography and Environmental Studies
Research group: Climatology Research Group (CRG)


  Dr Wynand Malherbe

  Senior Lecturer
  +27 83 739 6911
  Wynand.Malherbe@nwu.ac.za
  Building E6, Room G31, Potchefstroom
  PhD Aquatic Health
  Aquatic ecology in rivers, wetlands & estuaries in Southern Africa. Specialist in assessing water quality, sediment, macroinvertebrates & fish communities in these systems.
Affiliations
Subject group: Zoology
Research group: Water Research Group (social media: Twitter, Facebook)

  Dr Reece Alberts

  Senior Lecturer
  +27 18 299 2467
  Reece.Alberts@nwu.ac.za
  Buidling D1, Room 107, Potchefstroom
  Bcom, LLb, LLM (Environmental Law), MEnv Management, PhD
  Protected areas, EIA, nature conservation, environmental law, environmental governance and environmental leadership.
Affiliations
Sub-programme: Environmental Management 
Research group: Protected Areas Research Group

  Dr Deidré Van Wyk

  Senior Lecturer
  +27 18 389 2134
  20418876@nwu.ac.za
  Building A12-B, Room G02, Mahikeng
  PhD Environmental Sciences
  Molecular Microbiology with a Specific Focus on Next-generation Sequencing & Genomics
Affiliations
Sub-programme: Aquatic Ecosystem Health
Subject group: Microbiology

  Mr Theunis Meyer

  Senior Lecturer
  +27 18 299 1467/ +27 83 627 0637
  Theunis.meyer@nwu.ac.za
  Building D1, Room 106, Potchefstroom
  M Environmental Management & MSc Agric (Pasture Science)
  Environmental Auditing, EIA, Environmental Law, Mine Closure & Rehabilitation, Plant-Animal Interactions.
Affiliations
Sub-programme: Environmental Management
Subject group: Environmental Management

  Dr Eugene Bergh

  Senior Lecturer
  +27 18 299 1092
  Eugene.Bergh@nwu.ac.za
  Building E4, Room 115, Potchefstroom
  PhD Geology
  Marine Geology and Geochemistry, Stratigraphy, Environmental Micropalaeontology, Palaeoenvironments and Recent Environmental Change
Affiliations
Subject group: Geology

  Dr George van Zijl

  Senior Lecturer
  +27 18 299 2335
  George.Vanzijl@nwu.ac.za
  Building E4, Room G41, Potchefstroom
  PhD Soil Science
  Pedometrics; Digital Soil Mapping Methods and Calibration Algorithms for Soil Spectroscopy
Affiliations
Research group: Pedometrics

  Dr Leandri Kruger

  Senior Lecturer
  +27 18 299 1006
  Leandri.Kruger@nwu.ac.za
  Building E4, Room 122, Potchefstroom
  PhD Geography and Environmental Management
  Environmental Management; Disaster Risk Management.; Social dimension of Environmental Management and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Social Impact Assessment (SIA), social resilience and Disaster Risk Assessment (DRA).
Affiliations
Sub-programme: Disaster Risk Studies
Research group: Disaster Risk Science

  Dr Claudine Roos

  Senior Lecturer
  +27 83 204 8703
  Claudine.Roos@nwu.ac.za
  Building E4, Room G17, Potchefstroom
  PhD Environmental Sciences
  Environmental Management and Waste Management in Protected Areas

Affiliations

Sub-programme: Environmental Management
Research group: Protected Areas Research Group

  Dr Dimakatso Ramphisa

  Lecturer
  +27 18 299 1080
  Dimakatso.Ramphisa@nwu.ac.za
  Building E4, Room G56, Potchefstroom
  PhD Soil Science
  Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
Affiliations
Subject group: Environmental Management

  Mrs Nicole van Gessellen

  Lecturer
  +27 18 389 2793
  Nicky.VanGessellen@nwu.ac.za
  Building A12, Room G06A, Mahikeng
  MSc Environmental Sciences
  Aquatic Ecosystem Health, with specific reference to Marine Ecotoxicology
Affiliations
Sub-programmes: Aquatic Ecosystem Health 
Research group: Persistent Organic Pollutants and Toxicants (POPT)

  Dr Samuel Nde

  Lecturer
  +27 63 519 9357
  ndesamuelche@gmail.com
  Building A12, Room G06, Mahikeng
  PhD In Environmental Sciences
  Soil and water contamination; Environmental tracing
Affiliations

 


  Dr Wayde Pandy

  Lecturer
  +27 81 794 7359
  44696744@nwu.co.za
  Geography Buidling, Room 209, Mahikeng
  PhD Tourism
  Human Geography; Local Economic Development; Tourism as a means of Job Creation; Climate Change Impacts on Business
Affiliations

  Ms Selna Cornelius

  Lecturer
  +27 83 638 2078
  selna.cornelius@nwu.ac.za
  Building E4, Room G28, Potchefstroom
  MSc Urban and Regional Planning
  Participatory and community-based planning, Informal settlement development, co-production and insurgent planning
Affiliations

  Mr Jako Viviers

  Lecturer
  +27 82 775 5293
  Jako.Viviers@nwu.ac.za
  Building E4, Room G30, Potchefstroom
  MSc Urban and Regional Planning
  New Urbanism, Green Urbanism, New Ruralism, Multifunctionality, Rural Landscapes, Urban Design
Affiliations

  Mr Danie Boshoff

  Lecturer
  +27 16 910 3558
  Danie.Boshoff@nwu.ac.za
  Building A22, Vanderbijlpark
  MSc Geography
  My main research focus is on fire science and examining fire events from a geographical perspective.
Affiliations

  Dr Theuns De Klerk

  Lecturer
  +27 18 299 1583
  theuns.deklerk@nwu.ac.za
  Building E4, Room G23A, Potchefstroom
  PhD
  GIS
Affiliations

  Mr Phathutshedzo Mukwevho

  Lecturer
  +27 18 299 1588
  26584484@nwu.ac.za
  Building D1, Room 110, Potchefstroom
  MSc Environmental Management 
   Environmental- and Air Quality Governance and Management
Affiliations

  Ms Kristel Fourie

  Lecturer
  +27 18 299 1632
  Kristel.Fourie@nwu.ac.za
  Building E4, Room 123, Potchefstroom
  MA Development and Management (Disaster Studies)  
  Disaster Risk Reduction; Communicationn with experience in Community Participation and Engagement in Risk Reduction.
Affiliations
Sub-programme: Disaster Risk Studies

  Ms Ncobile Nkosi

  Lecturer
  +27 60 771 9765
  Ncobile.Nkosi@nwu.ac.za
  Building A12, Room 112, Mahikeng
  MSc Environmental Sciences
  Air quality, Geomorphology, Water borne diseases, Climate change and science communication
Affiliations
Research group: Climatology Research Group

  Mr Gideon Wentink

  Lecturer
  +27 18 299 1624
  Gideon.Wentink@nwu.ac.za
  Building E4, Room 117a, Potchefstroom
  MSc Development and Management
  Disaster Risk Generalist; Communication.
Affiliations
Sub-programmes: Disaster Risk Studies
Research group: Disaster Risk Science

  Mr Tshepiso Seobi

  Lecturer
  +27 18 299 4299
  Tshepiso.Seobi@nwu.ac.za
  Building E4, Room G22, Potchefstroom
  MSc Environmental Soil Science  
  Environmental Soil Science, Soil Biology, Agronomy, Land Use Planning
Affiliations

  Mr Jasper Dreyer

  Lecturer
  +27 18 299 1085
  Jasper.Dreyer@nwu.ac.za
  Building E4, Room 104, Potchefstroom
  MSc Soil
  Soil Science; Soil Classification and Digital Soil Mapping
Affiliations
Subject group: Geology

  Mr Jurie Moolman

  Lecturer
  +27 18 299 1588
  20035551@nwu.ac.za
  Building D1, Room 105, Potchefstroom
  MSc Environmental Sciences
  Environmental Management Systems & Water Governance
Affiliations
Sub-programme: Environmental Management
Subject group: Environmental Management

  Mr Charles Pheeha

  Junior Lecturer
  +27 18 299 1671
  lesetja.pheeha@nwu.ac.za
  Building E4, Room 117B, Potchefstroom
  MSc Geology
  Optimising target generation/exploration, mining and geo-metallurgy of metalliferous ore deposits
Affiliations
Subject group: Geology

  Dr Tshegofatso Sebitloane

  Junior Lecturer
  +27 18 389 2186
  18029981@nwu.ac.za
  Building A12, Room G36, Mahikeng
  PhD Environmental Sciences 
  Land Degradation & Restoration; Rehabilitation Ecology
Affiliations
Subject group: Botany
Research group: EcoRestore 

  Ms Suna Meyer

  Junior Lecturer
  +27 18 299 1620
  Suna.Meyer@nwu.ac.za
  Building E4, Room 120, Potchefstroom
  BCom Hons Human Resource Management
  Disaster Risk Assessment and Preparedness and Response.
Affiliations
Sub-programme: Disaster Risk Studies
Subject group: Environmental Management
Research group: Disaster Risk Science

  Miss Moteng Moseri

  Junior Lecturer
  +27 18 299 1087
  Moteng.Moseri@nwu.ac.za
  Building E4, Room 106, Potchefstroom
  MSc Geology
  Application and Research of Palynology, Sedimentary Geology and Stratigraphy in the Reconstruction of Palaeoenvironments
Affiliations
Subject group: Geology

  Dr Anja Erasmus

  Postdoctoral Fellow
  +27 82 550 3762
  23599235@student.g.nwu.ac.za
  Building E6, Potchefstroom
  PhD Environmental Sciences
  My research focus is on environmental parasitology and the data management of our marine parasite collection
Affiliations
Subject group: Zoology
Research group: Water Research Group (social media: TwitterFacebook)

  Dr Joshua Izegaegbe

  Postdoctoral fellow
  joshizegs@gmail.com
  PhD Zoology
  Estuarine and Marine ecotoxicology; Trace metal pollution and bioaccumulation studies; Sediment and water quality assessment; Ecological and human health risk assessments; Biomarkers and estuarine zoobenthic studies
Affiliations
Sub-programme: Aquatic Ecosystem Health 
Subject group: Environmental Management
Research group: Water Research Group (social media: TwitterFacebook)

  Dr Russell Yong

  Postdoctoral fellow
  rqy.yong@uqconnect.edu.au
  Building E6, Potchefstroom
  PhD
  Fish parasitology and Taxonomy and Systematics of Trematodes in Marine Fishes
Affiliations
Sub-programme: Aquatic Ecosystem Health
Subject group: Zoology
Research group: Water Research Group (social media: TwitterFacebook)

  Dr Niké Jacobs

  Postdoctoral Fellow
  Nikesjacobs@gmail.com
  Building G23, Room G07, Potchefstroom
  PhD
  Niké is a social scientist with research interests including quality if life, community engagement, qualitative social research, and development economics.
Affiliations
Research group: Climatology Research Group

  Dr Milad Rashidifard

  Postdoctoral Fellow
  Milad.Rashidifard@nwu.ac.za
  Building M1 (EcoRehab), Potchefstroom
  PhD Environmental Sciences
  Nematology
Affiliations

  Dr Armin Marquart

  Postdoctoral Fellow
  marquart@protonmail.com
  Building E6, Room 305, Potchefstroom
  PhD Ecology
  Shrub Encroachment and Subsequent Restoration on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning
Affiliations
Subject group: Botany

  Ms Bianca Greyvenstein

  Postdoctoral Fellow
  +27 83 644 8085
  biagrey90@gmail.com
  Building E6, Room G14, Potchefstroom
  PhD Environmental Sciences
  Mantodea of South Africa and Biodiversity of Insects in Agricultural Settings
Affiliations

  Dr Zaakirah Jeeva

  Postdoctoral Fellow
  +27 18 299 2486
  Zaakirah.Jeeva@gmail.com
  Building E5, Room G10, Potchefstroom
  PhD Urban Planning
  Adminstrative Spatial Reform
Affiliations

  Dr Oluwatosin Akinyemi

  Postdoctoral Fellow
  +27 73 278 1050
  tosin2667@gmail.com
  Building E6, Room 217, Potchefstroom
  PhD Food and Industrial Microbiology
  Food Safety; Mycotoxicology; Antimicrobials; Microbial Ecology
Affiliations
Subject group: Microbiology
Research group: Agricultural Microbiology and Environmental Biotechnology

  Dr Lizaan de Necker

  Postdoctoral Fellow
  lizaan.denecker@gmail.com
  Building E6, Potchefstroom
  PhD Environmental Sciences
  My research focuses predominantly on the effects of climate change, anthropogenic pressures and natural phenomena such as droughts and floods on aquatic biota, particularly in freshwater ecosystems. Recently, my research has expanded into studying Neglect
Affiliations
Sub-programme: Aquatic Ecosystem Health
Subject groupZoology
Research group: Water Research Group

  Dr Oladayo Idris

  Postdoctoral Fellow
  +27 18 299 2501
  oladayo.idris@nwu.ac.za
  Building E6, Potchefstroom
  PhD Botany
  Plant scientist with years of extensive experience in ethnobotany and ecotoxicology research and teaching. Project leadership skills, as well as personal management, team-player abilities, and results-driven. A dedicated researcher with a track record of
Affiliations
Subject group: Zoology
Research group: Soil Ecology Ecotoxicology and Microbiology

  Dr Tomi Adetunji

  Postdoctoral Fellow
  +27 73 357 7414
  lois.olatunji@gmail.com
  Building E6, Room 140, Potchefstroom
  PhD Botany
  Nutritional profiling, phytochemical analysis, and pharmacological evaluation of indigenous African medicinal plants
Affiliations
Subject group: Botany

  Dr Hannes Erasmus

  Postdoctoral Fellow
  +27 18 285 2279
  22119809@mynwu.ac.za
  Building E6, Potchefstroom
  PhD Environmental Sciences
  My main focus is on freshwater ecotoxicology, especially on the exposure and effects of mining activities on freshwater environments. In the past six years I focused my studies on gold, platinum and coal mining in South Africa and the effects thereof on a
Affiliations
Sub-programmes: Aquatic Ecosystem Health
Subject group: Zoology
Research group: Water Research Group (social media: TwitterFacebook)

  Dr Fortunate Phaka

  Postdoctoral Fellow
  +27 71 436 6065
  mafetap@gmail.com
  Building E6, Room G36, Potchefstroom
  PhD Environmental Sciences
  I research how South Africa’s frog and reptile biodiversity has interactions with the country’s diversity of indigenous cultures. Better understanding of this interaction can improve conservation planning and also make it more socially inclusive.
Affiliations
Subject group: Zoology

  Dr André Tiawoun Makuete

  Postdoctoral Fellow
  +27 78 185 4339
  aptiawoun@gmail.com
  Building A12, Room G35, Mahikeng
  PhD Botany
  I am currently a postdoc with a Doctoral degree in Botany. My qualifications include 9 years of experience tutoring and lecturing various botany courses and managing a large group of students.
Affiliations
Sub-programme: Environmental Management 
Subject group: Botany

  Dr Prosper Opute

  Postdoctoral Fellow
  +27 60 484 6227
  ashibudike.opute@uniben.edu
  Building E6, Room 121, Potchefstroom
  PhD Physiology and Ecotoxicology
  My research focus is ecotoxicology (at the cellular and organismal levels) with bias for aquatic (fish) and terrestrial (earthworms) organisms.
Affiliations
Subject group: Zoology
Research group: Soil Ecology Ecotoxicology and Microbiology

  Dr Yaroslav Syrota

  Postdoctoral Fellow
  +27 60 770 7297
  goobar4.699@gmail.com
  Building E6, Room G35, Potchefstroom
  PhD
  I am a helminthologist focused on helminths of vertebrates. Currently, my scientific interests include the taxonomy of separate helminth groups (predominantly platyhelminths), molecular verification of the helminth species, and analysing the helminthologi
Affiliations
Subject group: Environmental Management 

  Dr Aline Acosta

  Postdoctoral fellow
  alineacosta1@gmail.com
  Building E6, Room 123, Potchefstroom
  PhD
  Taxonomy, systematics, and phylogenetic relationships of monogenean parasites of freshwater and marine fishes
Affiliations
Sub-programme: Aquatic Ecosystem Health
Subject group: Zoology
Research group: Water Research Group (social media: TwitterFacebook)

  Dr Tsepo Ramatla

  Postdoctoral Fellow
  +27 18 299 2521
  21205450@nwu.ac.za
  Building E6, Room G15, Potchefstroom
  PhD Animal Health
  Zoonotic diseases, , Bacterial Drug Resistance
Affiliations
Subject groupZoology

  Dr Frank Tatsing Foka

  Postdoctoral fellow
  +27 18 389 2416
  frankeric2023@yahoo.fr
  Building A12, Room G38, Mahikeng
  PhD Biology
  Microbial Genomics; Microbial Proteomics and Vaccinology
Affiliations
Subject group: Microbiology
Research group: Virology

  Dr João Silva

  Postdoctoral fellow
  +27 79 740 5312
  j.msilvabot@gmail.com
  Building E6, Room B08/09, Potchefstroom
  PhD in Evolution and Diversity
  Trophic ecology; Plant-soil Interactions and Transfer of Metals
Affiliations
Subject groups: Environmental Management (main); Botany
Research group: GeoEco Lab

  Dr Sutapa Adhikari

  Postdoctoral fellow
  +27 73 807 8554
  sutapaa4@gmail.com
  Building A12, Room G35, Mahikeng
  PhD Botany
  Application of Plant Morphometrics in Taxonomy; Pollution Studies; Plants as ‘green’ filters in polluted environments
Affiliations
Subject group: Botany

 


  Dr Nanamhla Gwedla

  Postdoctoral Fellow
  +27 73 070 9948
  Nhanagwedla@gmail.com
  Building E6, Room 305, Potchefstroom
  PhD Environmental Sciences
  Social-ecological systems researcher. Specialization: Urban ecology and urban forestry research. Research interests:  Green infrastructure, Ecology of cities, Urban sustainability, Environmental justice, Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Knowledge co-producti
Affiliations
FNAS SchoolSchool of Biological Sciences
Subject group: Botany

  Mr Glenville Fransman

  Senior Administrative Assistant
  +27 18 299 2329
  Glenville.Fransman@nwu.ac.za
  Building E6, Room 219, Potchefstroom
  Admin; Inventories; Orders; Marks
Affiliations
Subject group: Microbiology

  Mr Makatu Mashanyu

  Laboratory Technician
  +27 18 299 2396
  Makatu.Mashanyu@nwu.ac.za
  Building E6, Room B25, Potchefstroom
  Teaching and Learning Support; Research Support for Geology and Soil Sciences; Geology Laboratory Management; Geology Museum Management
Affiliations
Subject group: Geology

  Dr Arthurita Venter

  Administrative Officer
  +27 18 299 2517
  10066551@nwu.ac.za
  Building E6, Room 138, Potchefstroom
  PhD Botany
  Admin; Cyanobacteria; Soil Algae
Affiliations
Sub-programme: Aquatic Ecosystem Health
Subject group: Botany

  Ms Adri Joubert

  Senior Project Administrator
  +27 18 299 2493
  Adri.Joubert@nwu.ac.za
  Building E4, Room G12, Potchefstroom
  Management of WRG Projects

  Ms Tsebo Mothibedi

  Administrative Assistant
  +27 18 299 1543
  Tsepo.Mothibedi@nwu.ac.za
  Building E4, Room G05, Potchefstroom

  Ms Corène van der Merwe

  Senior Administrative Officer
  +27 18 285 2443
  Corene.VanDerMerwe@nwu.ac.za
  Building E4, Room G16, Potchefstroom
  Taught Masters Program; Human Resources Administration
Affiliations
Sub-programme: Environmental Management

   JC van Rooyen

  Senior Adminstrative Officer
  +27 18 299 4069
  21150079@nwu.ac.za
  Building E4, Room G07, Potchefstroom
  Post-graduate Students; UESM Vehicles

  Ms Sarah Piketh

  Senior Administrative Assistant
  +27 18 299 4348
  Sarah.Piketh@nwu.ac.za
  Building E4, Room G11, Potchefstroom

  Ms Anita du Preez

  Senior Financial Officer
  +27 18 299 1573
  Anita.DuPreez@nwu.ac.za
  Building E4, Office G06, Potchefstroom

  Ms Cynthia Huyser

  Senior Administrative Assistant
  +27 18 299 4348
  Cynthia.Huyser@nwu.ac.za
  Building E4, Office G10, Potchefstroom

   Mr Lieb Venter

  Laboratory Manager
  +27 18 299 2369
  Lieb.Venter@nwu.ac.za
  Building E6, Office G19, Potchefstroom Campus , Potchefstroom
  Environmental ecotoxicology in water. Small Mammal Ecology, Health and Safety