Stefenie Botha

MSc Entomology candidate



BSc. (Hons) Environmental Management

Thesis title: Monitoring the effects of floods on water hyacinth populations

Supervisors: Julie Coetzee

My name is Stefenie, I live and work near the Kruger National Park on the Crocodile River. I currently work as a Compliance Officer for a citrus company called Komati Group.

I have been with CBC since 2020. My research project focuses on the effects that floods have on water hyacinth populations and their biological control. The Crocodile River was filled with water hyacinth and other water weeds, however after the floods that occurred in February, all water weeds were washed away. The project will monitor the timeframe in which the water hyacinths will return to the river.   

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