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Evans Vusani Mauda

Evans Mauda  

Entomology Doctoral Candidate

Phone: +27 (0) 73 063 0234

Email: mauda.evans@gmail.com

BSc (Hons) Conservation Biology- University of Venda (2012)

MSc in Zoology- University of Venda (2016)


Thesis Title

Insects associated with Lycium ferocissimum (African boxthorn) in South Africa.

Supervisor: Dr Grant Martin, Co-supervisor: Prof Martin Hill


General summary

Mr Evans Vusani Mauda is a PhD candidate in Entomology at Rhodes University, South Africa. He received his Bachelor and MSc Degree in Zoology, University of Venda, South Africa. For his MSc, he worked on “Ant and spider diversity in a rural landscape of the Vhembe Biosphere, South Africa”. He has always been passionate by everything related to entomology, and related field. His current work continues in the same purpose this time focusing on the Biological control of Native South African plant (Lycium ferocissimum-African boxthorn) which has been invasive in Australia. Evans will be looking into identifying insects associated with L. ferocissimum which will be then imported to Australia, with the help of Australian government through CSIRO collaboration with Rhodes University, Zoology and Entomology department. His current work aims to develop a biological control agent to be used in Australia and also determine the distribution of the plant. 

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