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Staff, Students & Associates

Below are the links to the biographies of the staff, students and associates of the Fitz. Because of the nature of the Institute and the people that constitute it, staff and students may be away for much of the time. While this has its advantages in terms of office space it can be frustrating, so, if you have difficulty reaching someone at the Fitz, please contact the Departmental Administrator.

Prof. Peter Ryan - Professor

Academic Staff
Dr Arjun Amar - Senior Lecturer
Prof. David Cumming - Honorary Professor
Dr Susan Cunningham - Lecturer
Dr Robert Thomson - Senior Lecturer

Honorary Research Associates
Dr Phoebe Barnard
Dr Rita Covas
Prof. Graeme Cumming

Dr Tom Flower
Dr David Grémillet
Dr Kristi Maciejewski
Dr Lorien Pichegru

Assoc. Prof. Amanda Ridley
Dr Rob Simmons
Dr Ross Wanless

Research Associates
Dr Steve Boyes
Dr Callan Cohen
Dr Timothée Cook
Dr W. Richard J. Dean
Dr Claire Doutrelant

Dr Andrew Jenkins
Dr Genevieve Jones
Dr Grant Joseph
Dr Ian Little
Dr Azwianewi Makhado
Dr Rowan Martin
Dr Antoni Milewski
Prof. Sue Milton

Dr Martim Pinheiro de Melo
Dr Lizanne Roxburgh
Dr Colleen Seymour
Dr Claire Spottiswoode
Dr Antje Steinfurth
Anthony van Zyl

Support Staff
Gonzalo Aguilar
- Principal Technical Officer
Hilary Buchanan - Departmental Administrator
Cassie Carstens - Project Assistant, Southern Ground-Hornbill Conservation Project
Phelisa Hans - Library Assistant
Tania Jansen - CoE Secretary
Anthea Links - Departmental/Accounts Assistant
Robyn Milne - Blue Skies Programme Coordinator
Susan Mvungi - Niven Librarian

Centre of Excellence Team Members
Prof. Peter Ryan - Director
Prof. Graeme Cumming - Pola Pasvolsky Chair in Conservation Biology
Dr Rob Little - CoE Manager
Tania Jansen - CoE Secretary
Dr Arjun Amar  - Project Leader
Dr Paulette Bloomer - External Project Leader (University of Pretoria)
Dr Rauri Bowie  - External Project Leader (Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of 
Prof. Andrew McKechnie - External Project Leader (University of Pretoria)
Dr Colleen O'Ryan - External Project Leader (Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, UCT)
Dr Pierre Pistorius - External Project Leader (NMMU)

Conservation Biology MSc Lecturers (2015)
Dr Arjun Amar (PFIAO)
Assoc. Prof. Colin Attwood (Biological Sciences, UCT)
Dr Guy Balme (Director, Leopard Program, Panthera)
Dr Jacqui Bishop (Biological Sciences, UCT)
Dr Peter Carrick (Plant Conservation Unit, UCT)
Prof. David Cumming
Prof. Graeme Cumming (PFIAO)
Dr Lindsey Gillson (Biological Sciences, UCT)
Prof. Timm Hoffman (Biological Sciences, UCT)
Assoc. Prof. John Hoffmann (Biological Sciences, UCT)
Dr Cecile Reed (Biological Sciences, UCT)
Dr Robert Thomson (PFIAO)
Prof. Peter Ryan  (PFIAO)
Dr Gladman Thondhlana (Department of Environmental Science, Rhodes University)
Dr Jane Turpie (Environmental Policy Research Unit, School of Economics, UCT)

Postdoctoral Fellows
Dr Eleonore Hellard
Dr Sophie Lardy
Dr Alan Lee
Dr Tiwonge Mzumara
Dr Lisa Nupen
Dr Petra Sumasgutner

Doctoral Students
Julia Baum (Submitted April 2015)
Kate Carstens
Hayley Clements
Daniël Cloete
Davide Gaglio
Marie-Sophie Garcia-Heras
Dominic Henry
Anthony Lowney
Alistair McInnes
Margaux Rat
Chevonne Reynolds
Dominic Rollinson
Gareth Tate

Tanja van de Ven
Rowen van Eeden
Otto Whitehead

Masters Students (Dissertation)
Andrew de Blocq van Scheltinga
Ben Dilley
Selena Flores
Beckie Garbett
Amanda Kyne
John Pallett

Jenni Roberts
Stefan Schoombie
Kim Stevens

Noelle Tubbs

Conservation Biology Masters Students (2015/16)
Jennifer Angoh

Christiaan Brink
Angela Ferguson
Gabriela Fleury
Kyle Lloyd
Hermenegildo Matimele
Penny Pistorius
Adele Pretorius

Jessleena Suri
Wataru Tokura
Julia van Velden
Elke Visser

Conservation Biology Masters Students (2014/15)
John Dickens (submitted Feb 2015)
Binah Motlogelwa
Dara Sands (submitted Feb 2015)

Visiting Students
Judith Ament (Fox Research Fellow 2013-2014)

2015 Graduates (June)

Owen Davies

Jessie Berndt

Lisle Gwynn
Minke Witteveen
Blair Zoghby

Conservation Biology MSc
Salamatu Abdu
Alex Atkins
Bruce Baigrie
Jenna Bowker
Kate Cronin

Marcela Espinaze
Francesca Fazey
Liezl le Roux
Juan Millan

Allie Russo

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