My PhD research (2015-2018) aims to understand how environmental factors and functional traits determine demographic variation, large-scale population dynamics and ecological niches of Proteaceae species in the Cape Floristic Region (CFR, South Africa). Supervised by: Prof. Frank M. Schurr; Prof. Karen J. Esler, Dr. Jörn Pagel and Dr. Jasper Slingsby. More information about the project here.
This research was based at the following institutions:
- Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
- South African Environmental Observation Network, Cape Town, South Africa.
- Institute of Landscape and Plant Ecology, University of Hohenheim, Germany.
I am currently preparing several manuscripts (watch this space!) from this research and pondering what the future may hold…
Protea obtusifolia (Limestone Sugarbush)