PhD

Name: Meggan Spires

Research project title: Local government planned community-based climate change adaptation: Analysing barriers in four South African municipalities

Research aim: Climate change adaptation is essential, as regardless of mitigation action, we’ll be dealing with climate change impacts for decades to come. My research aims to identify and understand how the multiple and interacting barriers to planned climate change adaptation operate, with a specific focus on community-based adaptation planned and implemented by South African municipalities.

Supervisor: Professor Sheona Shackleton

Email: megglewis@hotmail.com

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Name: Makame, Makame Omar

Research project title: Vulnerability and adaptation of Zanzibar coastal communities to climate variability and change, and other linked stressors

Research aim: aims to understand the vulnerability and adaptation of coastal communities to observed variability and change in climate and sea level in order to acquire insight regarding the vulnerability of these communities to future variability in climate and interacting stressors.

Supervisor: Professor Sheona Shackleton

Email: maqam04@yahoo.co.uk

 

Name: Mashoko Stephen Grey

Research project title: Missing the ingredient - rethinking drought disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation: a case study of Chirumhanzu District, Zimbabwe

Research aim:  To explore the opportunity of integrating environmental disaster risk reduction (EDRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) approaches to deal with future climate change and community vulnerability. 

Supervisor: Professor Sheona Shackleton

Email: mashokogs@yahoo.com

 

Name: Tata Precillia Ijang-Ngome

Research project title: Exogenous and endogenous drivers shaping the contribution of wild foods to food security in the Lobeke National Park in the Sangha Trinational Landscape of the Congo Basin

Supervisor:  Professor Charlie Shackleton

Emailijang2001@yahoo.fr

Name: Rebecca Joubert

Research project title: Geomorphic form and recent dynamics of the Baviaans River floodplain, Eastern Cape: implications for floodplain restoration

Research aim: To describe the geomorphological form and recent (last 100yrs) dynamics of the Baviaans River floodplain in the Eastern Cape and investigate drivers of change with a view to evaluating the planned restoration interventions for the river-floodplain, and provide a knowledge-base to support future restoration planning.  

Supervisor: Professor Fred Ellery

Email: rebeccajoub@gmail.com

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Name: Malgorzata Bryja

Research project title: Challenges and opportunities for promoting adaptive co-management with the Waodani nationality in Yasuní Biosphere Reserve, Ecuadorian Amazon

Research aim: To evaluate potential for successful adaptive co-management (ACM) in the Waodani socio-ecological system in the Ecuadorian Amazon. I am interested in the two parts of the equation; the Waodani people and their readiness for and attitudes towards collaboration as well as external actors, their perceptions about the Waodani and their own readiness for a challenging and long term commitment to collaborative processes.

Supervisor: Professor Sheona Shackleton

Email: gbryja@wcs.org

 

Name: Rhoda Kachali

Research project title: Edible caterpillars: a tool for forest conservation.

Supervisor: Dr James Gambiza

Email: kachali@gmail.com

 

Name: Lilian Goredema

Research project title: CBNRM Forums as social networks: Contribution to CBNRM Policy and Practice in southern Africa

Research aim: to investigate the functions, roles, structure and learning processes within CBNRM forums and how they contribute to CBNRM policy and practice within southern Africa.

Supervisor: Professor Sheona Shackleton

Email: lrgoredema@gmail.com

 

Name: Claire Ntshane

Research project title: Land use change scenarios for two biosphere reserves in the Limpopo province.

Supervisor: Dr James Gambiza

Email: g09N7631@campus.ru.ac.za

 

Name: Vurayai Mutekwa

Research project title: Forest governance and use: reconciling conservation goals and livelihoods needs - the case of Mapfungautsi state forest and forest-adjacent communities in Gokwe, Zimbabwe.

Supervisor: Dr James Gambiza

Email: mutekwat@msu.ac.zw

Name: Jim Saunders

Research project title: Application of methods for imputing economic value to ecological factors at a microeconomic scale: A case study of the Knysna River.

Supervisor: Professor Fred Ellery

Email: jim.saunders@pixie.co.za

 

Name: Daniel Angwenyi

Research project title: Biodiversity conservation and rural livelihoods in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Supervisor: Dr James Gambiza

Email: danielangwenyi@gmail.com

 

Name: Manyewu Mutamba

Research project title: Influence of distance to markets on Non Timber Forest Product (NTFP) commercialisation.

Supervisor: Professor Charlie Shackleton

 

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