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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. Tim M. Crowe - Professor
Prof. David Cumming
- Honorary Professor
Prof. Graeme Cumming - Pola Pasvolsky Chair in Conservation Biology

Research Associates
Dr Phoebe Barnard - Honorary Research Associate
Dr Steve Boyes - Research Associate
Dr Callan Cohen - Research Associate
Dr Timothée Cook - Research Associate
Dr Rita Covas - Research Associate
Dr Claire Doutrelant - Research Associate
Dr W. Richard J. Dean - Research Associate
Dr Tom Flower - Honorary Research Associate
Dr David Grémillet - Honorary Research Associate
Dr Andrew Jenkins - Research Associate
Dr Grant Joseph - Research Associate
Dr Rob Little - Manager: DST/NRF Centre of Excellence
Dr Azwianewi Makhado - Research Associate
Dr Rowan Martin - Research Associate
Dr Antoni Milewski - Research Associate
Prof. Sue Milton
- Research Associate
Dr Lorien Pichegru - Honorary Research Associate
Dr Martim Pinheiro de Melo - Research Associate
Assoc. Prof. Amanda Ridley - Honorary Research Associate
Dr Lizanne Roxburgh - Research Associate
Dr Rob Simmons - Honorary Research Associate
Dr Claire Spottiswoode - Research Associate
Dr Antje Steinfurth - Research Associate
Anthony van Zyl - Research Associate
Dr Ross Wanless - Honorary Research Associate

Support Staff
Gonzalo Aguilar - Principal Technical Officer
Cassie Carstens - Project Assistant, Southern Ground-Hornbill Conservation Project
Hilary Buchanan - Departmental Administrator (PFIAO)
Tania Jansen - CoE Secretary (PFIAO)
Anthea Links - Departmental/Accounts Assistant
Margaret Koopman - Library Manager
Phelisa Hans - Library Assistant

Centre of Excellence Team Members
Prof. Peter Ryan - Acting Director
Prof. Graeme Cumming - Pola Pasvolsky Chair in Conservation Biology
Dr Rob Little - CoE Manager
Tania Jansen - CoE Secretary
Dr Arjun Amar  - Project Leader
Prof. Tim M. Crowe - 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 (Dept Biological Sciences, UCT)
Dr Guy Balme (Director, Leopard Program, Panthera)
Dr Jacqui Bishop (Dept Biological Sciences, UCT)
Dr Peter Carrick (Plant Conservation Unit, Dept Biological Sciences, UCT)
Prof. David Cumming (Honorary Professor, PFIAO)
Prof. Graeme Cumming (PFIAO)
Dr Lindsey Gillson (Dept Biological Sciences, UCT)
Prof. Timm Hoffman (Dept Biological Sciences, UCT)
Assoc. Prof. John Hoffmann (Dept Biological Sciences, UCT)
Prof. Jeremy Midgley (Dept Biological Sciences, UCT)
Dr Cecile Reed (Dept Biological Sciences, UCT)
Prof. Peter Ryan  (PFIAO)
Dr Gladman Thondhlana (Department of Environmental Science, Rhodes University)
Dr Jane Turpie (Anchor Environmental Consultants)

Postdoctoral Fellows
Dr Susan Cunningham
Dr Eleonore Hellard
Dr Sophie Lardy
Dr Alan Lee
Dr Petra Sumasgutner

Doctoral Students
Julia Baum
Kate Carstens
Hayley Clements
Daniël Cloete
Owen Davies (submitted Nov 2014)
Marie-Sophie Garcia-Heras
Dominic Henry
Alistair McInnes
Chevonne Reynolds
Margaux Rat
Dominic Rollinson
Gareth Tate

Tanja van de Ven
Rowen van Eeden
Otto Whitehead

Masters Students (Dissertation)
Jessie Berndt
Ben Dilley
Davide Gaglio
Lisle Gwynn (submitted Feb 2014)
Amanda Kyne
Beckie Garbett
Selena Flores
John Pallett

Jenni Roberts
Stefan Schoombie
Kim Stevens
Noelle Tubbs
Minke Witteveen
Blair Zoghby

Conservation Biology Masters Students (2015/16)
Jennifer Angoh
Christiaan Brink
Sam Cox
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)
Salamatu Abdu

Alex Atkins
Bruce Baigrie
Jenna Bowker
Kate Cronin
John Dickens
Marcela Espinaze
Francesca Fazey
Liezl le Roux
Juan Millan

Binah Motlogelwa
Allie Russo
Dara Sands

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

2014 Graduates (June)

Potiphar Kaliba
Tshifhiwa Mandiwana-Neudani

Conservation Biology MSc
Wesley Bell
Phil Massie
Robyn Milne
Frances Morling
Phenias Sadondo
Tabitha Stokes

2014 Graduates (December)

Sonja Krüger
Lisa Nupen

Philna Botha
John Heydinger
Corlia Meyer
Dane Paijmans

Conservation Biology MSc
Jordan-Laine Calder
Greg Campbell
Nadia De Souza
Kirsten Gallaher
Rukaya Johaadien
Elliot Kinsey
Zanne Labuschagne

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