Siyasanga Mnciva

Entomology Masters Candidate

Siya MSc

Office: F11, First Floor, Life Science Building

BSc, Biological Sciences, Walter Sisulu University (2015)
BSc (Hons), Botany, University of Fort Hare (2016)

Thesis title: Enhancement of Megamelus scutellaris (M. scutellaris) by naturally occurring phytopathogens for the biological control of Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes).

Supervisors: Prof. Julie Coetzee and Dr Candice Coombes

I am a young driven and women from a small town of Mbizana in the Amampondo region of the Eastern Cape, a town with very rich heritage. I completed my honours degree at the University of Fort Hare, doing Plant physiology as my major research project looking at the physiological effects on germination and growth of Phaseolus vulgaris. I am currently working am working on the biological control of Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes), using phytopathogens to enhance the insect biological control agent, Megamelus scutellaris, for biocontrol.

Research Interests

  • Invasion Biology
  • Agricultural Entomology
  • Biological Control
  • Plant Pathology

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