Dr Elandrie Davoren

Phone: +27 466037011
Email: E.Davoren@ru.ac.za

I completed my BSc, MSc and PhD at the North-West University in Potchefstroom. My PhD was completed under the supervision of Profs. Sarel Cilliers and Stefan Siebert from the Unit for Environmental Sciences and Management. The aim of my doctorate thesis was to collect and compare information on the flora present in the domestic gardens of five different settlements across northern South Africa and to determine if the garden management practices and socioeconomic status of householders influenced the plant species richness and diversity of their gardens. My focus is on urban ecology and human-environment interactions.

Educational Background:

Ph.D. Environmental Sciences (2017) (North-West University, Potchefstroom campus) - Plant diversity patterns of domestic gardens in five settlements of South Africa.

Masters of Environmental Sciences - Environmental Sciences and Management (2010) (North-West University, Potchefstroom campus) - Plant diversity patterns of a settlement in the North-West Province, South Africa.

Baccalaureus Scientiae (2007) (North-West University, Potchefstroom campus)

Major subjects: Botany and Zoology

Journal articles:

Davoren, E., Cilliers, S.S., Siebert, S.J.  2018.  Socio-economic status as a driver of floristic patterns in the domestic gardens of five settlements in northern South Africa.  Ecology and Society – submitted to journal.

Cilliers, S.S., Siebert, S.J., Du Toit, M.J., Barthel, S., Mishra, S., Cornelius, S.F. and Davoren, E., 2017. Garden ecosystem services of Sub-Saharan Africa and the role of health clinic gardens as social-ecological systems. Landscape and Urban Planning. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.01.011].

Davoren, E., Siebert, S., Cilliers, S. and Du Toit, M.J., 2016. Influence of socioeconomic status on design of Batswana home gardens and associated plant diversity patterns in northern South Africa. Landscape and ecological engineering, 12(1), pp.129-139. [https://link-springer-com.nwulib.nwu.ac.za/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs11355-015-0279-x.pdf].

Molebatsi, L.Y., Siebert, S.J., Cilliers, S.S., Lubbe, C.S. & Davoren, E. 2010. The Tswana tshimo: a home garden system of useful plants with a particular layout and function.  African Journal of Agricultural Research 5:2952-2963. [http://www.academicjournals.org.nwulib.nwu.ac.za/journal/AJAR/article-full-text-pdf/3F8D28A34576].

Book chapters:

Cilliers S.S., Siebert S.J., Du Toit M.J. and Davoren E.  2017.  Managing urban green spaces for biodiversity conservation: African perspective. (Book Chapter – in press).

Cilliers, S.S., Siebert, S.J., Davoren, E. & Lubbe, C.S.  2011.  Social aspects of urban ecology in developing countries with emphasis on urban domestic gardens. (In Richer, M. and Weiland, U. eds.  Applied urban ecology – A framework.  Blackwell Publishing.)


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