PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR

Dr Bernard Coetzee

Dr Bernard Coetzee is a global change researcher focusing on how humans are altering the natural environment, how that changes biodiversity, and what that means for our well being. Bernard has a conservation science and policy background, particularly in applying systematic conservation planning, with a special interest in birds, climate change, biogeography and landscape conservation. Lately, he has launched new work on artificial light at night, which may just be the greatest emerging global anthropogenic pressure – particularly on how it alters mosquito biology, and with it, the transferal of vector borne disease. Bernard does fieldwork from Antarctica to the Tropics, and everything in-between, including African savannas.

               

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RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Paul Mrosso

Optimising laboratory rearing conditions for adult malaria vectors: Anopheles funestus

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STUDENT

Layla Fouche

I will be testing whether certain household lights (incandescent, CFL and LED lights) cause the malarial vector, Anopheles funestus, to bite people more.

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STUDENT

Maru Khwashaba

#Did you know that if you can sustainably manage Mopani woodlands you can improve the lives of people in your community?

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STUDENT

Arlin Viljoen

I am researching how light spectra and intensity influence the feeding behaviour of the Anopheles gambiae mosquito.

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STUDENT

Nellie Kaunde

My project focuses on the impact of the use of artificial light at night on mosquito behavior and ecology.