Holle was involved during her time as a student in the monitoring and social research efforts in the Kuyasa CDM Project. Subsequently she led the social research in a pilot solar water heating project for the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality.
I am interested in understanding the physiological mechanisms of plant (especially legumes) adaptation to extreme edaphic conditions and climate change. Legumes are known to be high resource (nutrient) demanding for plant growth and biological nitrogen fixation. And yet, legumes are found in most of the ecosystems of the world including those with infertile and acid soils.
Rachel Wynberg holds a DST/NRF SARChI Chair on the Bio-economy and is based in the Department of Environmental and Geographical Science at the University of Cape Town. Trained in marine biology, environmental policy and the social sciences, her recent research focuses on the governance of natural resources and social justice; bioprospecting, access and benefit sharing; the use and trade of biodiversity; and the implications of new genetic technologies.
Julian Smit completed his BSc (survey) degree at UCT in 1993 and continued with postgraduate studies at the same university under the supervision of Prof. Heinz Rüther. His research involved the application of digital photogrammetric mapping technologies in deep level mining.
I have been at UCT since I came to Cape Town on holiday from Zambia in 1974, and fell in love with the place. I obtained a BSc in Chemistry and Microbiology in 1976, an Hons in Virology in 1977, an MSc in Virology in 1979, and a PhD in the same discipline in 1984.
Serge joined the EGS Dept in April 2009, after having completed my PhD at Rhodes University where his research focussed on the analysis of the governance approaches to high-value abalone and lobster fisheries in the Eastern Cape Province.
After graduating in 1999, he joined Sasol as a process control engineer. Initially involved at the operations level (with Sasol Polymers) he then spent some time with the process development team (Sastech R&D) looking at control aspects of a dynamic model of the slurry phase Firsher-Tropsh reactor.
Andrew’s current research focuses on energy-related climate change mitigation, as well as South African energy policy and governance, and draws on a wide range of skills, including energy analysis and modelling and policy analysis. He also teaches energy studies at a post-graduate level.
Associate Professor Lieman functions in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town where he focuses on environmental and resource economics, cost-benefit analysis and related matters surrounding the informal sector.