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Registered Research Projects

Senior Researcher Project Title Date Registered
Allanson, B.R. The natural history of the critically endangered false limpet, Siphonaria
compressa, in the Knysna Estuary
2010/02/12
Anderson, R.J. Documenting seaweed diversity and biogeography on the South African
South Coast
2008/03/25
Baade, J. Long-term lake sedimentation study in the Garden Route National Park
Wilderness Coastal Section (GRNP-WCS)
2013/10/09
Barnes, R.S.K. Latitude effects on Microgastropod dominance diversity and abundance in
intertidal eelgrass (Nanodostera) beds
2009/02/04
Bateman, M.D. Mid to late quaternary landscape evolution of the Wilderness dune cordons 2009/03/20
Bester, S.P. National Herbarium (PRE) National Plant Collecting Programme: SANParks 2004/11/22
Blanckenberg, M.C. The spatial distribution of chacma baboons in Nature’s Valley in relation to
patterns of human-baboon conflict
2014/05/20
Bornman, T.G. Impact of climate change on Salt Marsh biodiversity - Knysna Estuary 2008/08/25
Brown, M. Tsitsikamma Rivers Research Project 2013/11/26
Brown, M. Tsitsikamma Fynbos Research Program 2013/03/25
Bushula, T A river Health Programme assessment of stressed river systems in the
Garden Route National Park
2004/07/07
Chimphango, S. Cape Legumes : An ecosystem approach to investigate distribution,
evolution and conservation using GIS tools and their economic use
2010/07/27
Chown, S.L. limbovane: exploring South African biodiversity and change 2005/11/15
Chown, S.L. Soil Biodiversity in the Fynbos : Patterns and Process 2009/02/25
Claassens, L. The distribution of the seahorse (Hippocampus capensis: Syngnathidae) in
the Thesen Islands Marina and the ecological factors in control
2014/04/08
Coetzee, C. Biomes and their boundaries : Forest / Fynbos boundaries 2010/08/31
Coetzee, J.C. Biodiversity and Biogeography of basidiomycetous and ascomycetous
macromycetes of South Africa's National Parks
2011/05/19
Coetzer, B. Diversity survey of Lepidoptera (SABCA) 2012/12/06
Cole, M.L. Biodiversity and Biogeography of terrestrial molluscs, with special
emphasis on the genus Chondrocyclus
2009/07/30
Cowley, P.D. Shore angling tag & release study 1991/01/01
Cumming G. S. Spatial Resilience of Protected Areas in South Africa 2012/08/31
Currie, B. Designing a participatory process to facilitate social learning in complex
social ecological systems
2012/12/12
De Lange, F Anuran diversity and habitat utilization of frogs in the Garden Route
National Park
2013/09/16
De Moor, F The diversity of macro invertebrates in selected rivers of the Cape floristic
Region
2012/01/11
De Witt, M. Brittle deformation and the joint system of the Groot River, Bobbejaans and
Bloukrans river canyons of the Cape Supergroup
2012/06/12
Donald, I. R. A preliminary analysis of the sediment budget across the Swartvlei Mouth. 2012/12/12
Dorendahl, E. I Boundary work for enhanced water resources management- A study of
boundary dynamics at the Garden Route and Incomati Catchment, South
Africa.
2011/10/27
Durrheim, G. Permanent sample plot monitoring in timber utilization compartments and
nature reserves in the Garden Route National Park
2014/02/26
Durrheim, G. Forest dynamics monitoring programme in the Garden Route National Park 2014/07/11
Durrheim, G. Forest gap dynamics monitoring in the Garden Route National Park 2013/12/19
Durrheim, G. Forest tree senility monitoring in the Garden Route National Park 2014/02/26
Fisher, R.C. Sediment dynamics of closed bar-built Groot River estuary in Tsitsikamma
National Park
2005/03/03
Gartrell, N.L. Genetic diversity, relatedness and gene flow in the endemic seagrass,
Zostera capensis
2014/07/09
Giddy, J.K. The Influence of the Environment on Nature-based Adventure Tourism 2014/07/11
Glen, R A taxonomic and molecular systematic revision of the Aquatic Alismatales
of Southern Africa
2013/05/13
Götz, A. Continuation of a long-term monitoring site for subtidal nearshore reef
communities in the Tsitsikamma MPA
2010/01/21
Götz, A. Monitoring of sub-tidal reef communities in the Tsitsikamma National Park
Marine Protected Area by baited remote underwater stereo-video systems
(stereo-BRUVs)
2013/07/31
Grobler, B.A. The contribution of national road reserves to the conservation of the
eastern Fynbos Biome
2014/07/11
Grundlingh, F. Gathering of spatial data for red list assessments in collaboration with Prof
Samway
2010/05/05
Gush, M A comparative analysis of water use, growth rates and water use
efficiencies within a selection of indigenous and introduced tree species in
the southern Cape region of South Africa as determined using sap flow and
biomass measurements
2013/05/13
Hanekom, N.M. Suitability of camera traps to determine and monitor the distribution and
abundance of cryptic mammal species in forest and thicket habitat in the
GRNP
2010/05/05
Hanekom, N.M. Qualitative survey of the avifauna of Tsitsikamma National Park 1995/01/01
Hanekom, N.M. A quantitative survey of the intertidal region of the Tsitsikamma National
Park
1982/01/01
Hanekom, N.M. Recolonisation of denuded intertidal areas in the Tsitsikamma National
Park
1982/01/01
Hanekom, N.M. Weather & sea temperature patterns occurring in the Tsitsikamma National
Park
1982/01/01
Hanekom, N.M. Subtidal macrobenthic & ichthyofaunal community survey of the
Tsitsikamma area
1988/06/10
Hanekom, N.M. Surveillance of sandprawn (Callichirus kraussi) populations in the Swartvlei
estuary
2013/12/19
Harker, W. Environmental management : small scale fishing and livelihoods challenges
along the Knysna coastal waters
2012/05/28
Hawkes, A.D. Tracking Sea-Level Source Contributions: A Hemispheric Approach to High
Resolution Sea-Level Variations Over the Last Two Millennia
2014/05/05
Heyns, E Trophic ecology of shallow and deep reefs in the Tsitsikamma National
Park Marine Protected Area
2011/10/07
Hockey, P.A.R. Oystercatcher conservation program - whole SA coast 1997/02/01
Hodgson, A.N. Biology and ecology of the littoral amphipod Orchestia platensis 2008/09/12
Hodgson, A.N. Seasonality of reproduction, population dynamics and activity in Cerithidea
decollata (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in the Knysna Lagoon
2008/09/12
Hodgson, A.N. Biology and ecology of the invasive mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis in the
Knysna estuary
2013/03/25
Hodgson, A.N. Biodiversity of man-made structures in the Knysna estuarine embayment
and the canals of Thesen Island Marina
2014/03/28
Hodgson, A.N. Utilization of seagrass meadows by fish in the Knysna Estuary 2014/03/28
Holmes, P Determining bedrock bathymetry and palaeodrainage channels of selected
vleis in the Garden Route National Park and surrounds.
2011/08/25
Jaloszynski, P. Gondwanan relic Staphylinoidea, scirtoidea and curculionoidea beetles
(insecta : coleoptera) of South Africa
2012/11/01
James, B.M Southern African Indigenous Wood- Benefits of Sustainable Development 2011/01/12
Janak, I. J Biodiversity of Coleoptera (insecta) in South African forests- case study-
Staphylinoidea and Carabidae (Scaritinae)
2011/10/26
Kraaij, T. Fire regime monitoring in the Garden Route National Park 2014/05/20
Kraaij, T. Determining the ecological fire season and frequency in Garden Route
fynbos from Proteaceae recruitment
2010/04/16
Larkin, D.T. Impacts of Acacia melanoxylon R. Br. on the composition and species
diversity of invaded plant communities within the Knysna Forest
2014/04/15
Lombard, A.T Monitoring of common carp (Cyprinus carpio) in the Wilderness Lakes
System (Island Lake), Garden Route National Park
2013/05/13
Luyt, J. An application of light stable isotope biogeochemistry to shed light in the
environmental changes in the Southern African winter and all-year rainfall
zones
2013/04/12
Lyle, R. Arachnida biodiversity in the Garden Route National Park 2013/04/16
Macpherson, A.J. Benchmarks for the future: Long term vegetation change along 1 500km
aridity gradient in South Africa derived from palaeoecology and historical
ecology
2012/04/11
Marean, C. Survey of coastal and near coastal Pleistocene archaeological sites within
the Knysna and Wilderness regions
2012/06/29
McCulloch, S. Assessing the absorptive capacity of selected public-sector organizations
for adaptation to environmental change
2014/04/01
McIntyre, T. Comparative diet of Cape clawless otter (Aonyx capensis) along the South
African coastline
2014/04/15
McManus, J.S. Conservation of the leopard (Panthera pardus) in the Eastern and Western
Cape: investigating the effect of gene flow, corridors and land management
2013/05/28
Midgley, J. Dynamics of Lilyvlei Indigenous Forest 2012/08/08
Millar, J. Conservation challenges and policies in place to protect the survival of the
Hippocampus capensis population
2012/06/28
Milne, R. Conservation challenges and policies in place to protect the survival of the
Hippocampus capensis population
2014/09/30
Moolman, L. Incidence of spread and success with control of Australian blackwood in
the southern Cape's Afrotemperate forests, GRNP
2012/11/14
Moolman, L. Re-construction of the southern Cape elephant population diet and
identification of historically preferred habitat types
2012/11/14
Moolman, L. The Knysna Elephant population structure 2012/12/06
Naskercki, P A Survey of Southern African Orthopteroid Insects (Grasshoppers,
Katydids, Crickets and relatives)
2011/05/03
Ngubeni. N. The effect of bank stripping on growth and defense reaction on native trees
in SA
2012/04/05
Ngubeni. N. Forest succession and tree response to fire damage on indigenous forest
margins in the Tsitsikamma, Garden Route National Park
2013/06/24
Oberholster, P.J. Catchment level management of water quality in the Gouritz coastal subwater
catchment area : GouWater
2012/11/13
Odendaal, L. Phyleography and the evolution of acoustic divergence amongst
populations of the endemic Gape Horseshoe Bat, Rhinolophus capensis
(Chiroptera : Rhinolophidae)
2010/03/02
Onstein, R The role of plant functional traits in the Pynaeceae (Myrtales) radiations 2011/09/06
Pistorius, P. Role and effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) for marine
mammal conservation in the Southern Cape
2013/06/04
Radzilani, P.M. Riverine macro-invertebrates assessment in the Garden Route National
Park
2011/03/11
Radzilani. P. M Wetland delineation in the Knysna Protected Environment and surrounding
river systems
2011/10/28
Rivers-Moore, N.A Current and future impacts of alien plant infestations on water
temperatures, and freshwater biodiversity
2013/06/04
Roberts, M.J. Tsitsikamma Oceanography 2001/02/13
Robinson, T. How invaded are the Marine Protected Areas of the Eastern and Western
Cape
2013/08/16
Roets, A. A preliminary assessment of the hydrodynamics of the Touw River and
Wilderness Lakes system with emphasis on management of the estuary
mouth
2012/12/12
Roux, J. Wood rot fungi in the Garden Route National Park of South Africa: impact,
taxonomy and epidemiology
2014/05/01
Roux, J Fungal tree pathogens and their insect associates in the Garden Route
National Park
2011/07/18
Roux, J.P Documenting the distribution spread and impact of alien invasive fern
species on the native flora of south Africa
2008/06/11
Ruiz-Martin, J. Evolution of heterostyly in South African Linum (Linaceae) species : a
Mediterranean convergence?
2010/12/02
Russell, I.A. Monitoring fish communities in the saline lakes & estuaries of the
Wilderness NP
1991/01/01
Russell, I.A. Monitoring water bird abundance in the lakes and estuaries of the
Wilderness National Park
1991/01/01
Russell, I.A. Monitoring water quality in the lakes, rivers and estuaries of the Wilderness
National Park
1991/01/01
Russell, I.A. Standing biomass of submerged aquatic plants on the littoral zone of the
saline waterbodies of the Wilderness NP
1991/01/01
Sandberg, R Response of biotic communities to habitat fragmentation as a natural
process and as an anthropogenic impact: which fragments will survive?
2011/08/26
Scherman, P.A. Reserve determination studies for the selected surface water, groundwater,
estuaries and wetlands in the Gouritz Water Management Area
2013/12/04
Seifert, T. Characterization of structure and growth of natural forests 2009/12/09
Seifert, T. Tracing the effect of anthropogenic forest habitat change on diversity and
pathogen prevalence in bats
2012/01/11
Seifert, T. Impact of drought on mortality, ingrowth and diameter increment in the afrotemperate
forests of the Southern Cape, South Africa
2012/12/06
Seifert, T. Compiling structural data for the management of natural forests in the
Diepwalle area
2010/07/27
September, J. Ecological Interventions and Long Term Conservation of seeds in South
African National Parks
2014/02/26
Sieben, E.J.J Expanding upon wetland vegetation database for the purpose of
conservation planning and wetland rehabilitation
2011/09/21
Smit, N.J. Marine Ecology Field trip for Zoology Students (UJ) 2004/02/25
Smit, N.J. The intertidal zone as a practical model to illustrate biodiversity, ecology
and succession
2006/04/10
Smit, N.J. Biodiversity, ecology and systematics of gnathiid Isopoda (Crustaceae)
parasitic on marine fishes of South Africa
2006/06/31
Smith, F.D. Investigation of the Faunistic and Detritus Structure of the Knysna Estuary
Marine Influenced Strand Line
2013/09/16
Smith, M.K.S. An assessment of recreational and subsistence resource utilization within
the Knysna Estuary
2009/01/21
Smith, M.K.S. An assessment of recreational and subsistence resource utilization within
the Swartvlei Estuary
2008/10/30
Smith, M.K.S. Assessing Trail Runners as Potential Vectors of Alien Plant Dispersal 2014/11/26
Southey, PK. Exploring Different Approaches in the Prioritisation of Protected Areas: A
Case Study in the Western Cape of South Africa
2014/04/10
Steenkamp, E. Evolution, diversity and phylogeography of bradyrhizobia (and other
rhizobia) associated with Southern African legumes of the core genistoid
clade (which includes legumes in the Tribes Crotalarieae and Genisteae)
2014/02/26
Stollberg, R. Groundwater / seawater interaction along the South African South Coast
and its effects on sustainable coastal and water resource management
2014/10/06
Svensson, E Field body Temperature in South African dragonflies and Damselflies and
Implications for Climate and Future Biogeogarphic Ranges
2011/04/11
Swart, R.C. Determining the effect of exotic plantations on the arthropods of the
indigenous forests and fynbos of the Garden Route National Park
2014/02/26
Tadema, N. Monitoring gap dynamics of woody species in terms of demographics and
functional diversity in Diepwalle
2012/12/14
Tate, G.J. Investigating plumage polymorphism in the Black Sparrowhawk Accipiter
melanoleucus
2014/03/28
Teske, P. R. A second look at the conservation genetics of the Endangered Knysna
seahorse: can new molecular tools improve management practices
2014/05/20
Turner, D. Monitoring of Red Data Plant Species at Wilderness NP 2007/10/26
Underhill, L South African Bird Atlas Project 2 2009/02/18
Underhill, L.G. South African Butterfly Conservation Assessment (SABCA) 2007/08/29
Van der Bank, M. DNA barcode library for South Africa's Flora 2010/09/22
Van Wijk, Y. Southern Cape Herbarium - Collecting plant specimens of the Southern
Cape region
2004/08/19
Vlok, A. Influence of stakeholder identities on benefit sharing related to use of the
Wilderness and Swartvlei lake system
2012/07/16
Von Gadow, K. Forest Ecosystems: Structure and Dynamics 2014/11/16
Weitz, F.M Genetic Differentiation and National red List Status of South African
population of Primeval Forest Lichen Lobaria pulmonaria
2007/10/05
Weyl, O. Introduction pathways, distribution and abundance of alien invasive fish
species in a South African RAMSAR wetland, Wilderness Lakes.
2010/05/27

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