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Conservation Biology Masters Students (2015/16)

Adele Pretorius

Adele Pretorius

Email: adele-pretorius@hotmail.com

Adele grew up in the east rand of Johannesburg and moved to Cape Town to study Nature Conservation at the then Cape Technikon (now Cape Peninsula University of Technology, CPUT) after her matric year. During her National Diploma in Nature Conservation experiential training year, Adele worked at Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve where she completed two short research projects: one on seasonal fluctuations in fish recruitment into Zandvlei Estuary, and one on community involvement in monitoring Western Leopard Toads. Adele went on to work at the City of Cape Town in various positions and completed her BTech Nature Conservation degree part-time. Adele has a passion for capacity building and is involved in formal upliftment and student training programmes. As part of this, Adele assists with reviewing the research component of CPUT National Diploma experiential training students. In her spare time Adele enjoys nature walks, photography, and keeping a life list of all fauna species seen and identified. Adele hopes to move into research of genetics and animal behaviour as the next step in her career.

Mini-thesis

Of mice, birds and Protea, do diel patterns of nectar production reflect pollinator dependence in the threatened Fynbos biome?  (Supervisor: Dr Sandy-Lynn Steenhuisen)