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Sisanda Mvandaba

Entomology Masters Candidate

 

Phone: +27 83 874 4967

Email: mvandabasf@yahoo.com

 

BSc (Hons) University of Fort Hare (2013)

 

 

 

Thesis Title

The thermal physiology of Stenopelmus rufinasus and Neohydronomus affinis (Coleoptera:Curculinidae), two biological control agents for the invasive alien aquatic weeds, Azolla filiculoides and Pistia stratiotes respectively.


Supervisor: Dr Julie Coetzee, Co-supervisor: Prof. Steve Compton

 

General Summary

Sisanda completed her Honours degree in Entomology (pest management) at the University of Fort Hare in 2013. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of fertilizer by green peach aphid (Myzus persicae) on Brassica varieties (Brassica oleracea) to help communal farmers in controlling pests. Her current research involves the thermal physiology of Stenopelmus rufinasus and Neohydronymus affinis, two biological control agents for invasive alien aquatic weeds. This current study focusses on improving water quality using biological agents in South Africa.

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