Aldwin Ndhlovu

PhD Candidate (Marine Biology)

BSc (Hons) National University of Science and Technology, Bulawayo (2012)

Msc Rhodes University (2016)

Office: F11, First Floor, Life Science Building


Thesis Title

Endolithic cyanobacteria infestation of inter-tidal molluscs: biogeographic patterns and consequences for energy allocation

Supervisor Prof. Christopher McQuaid

Aldwin completed his MSc at Rhodes University in 2016 and is currently in his third year of PhD. He is looking at biogeographic patterns of endolithic cyanobacteria infestation on intertidal molluscs and the effects of endolithic cyanobacteria on mussels with regards to energy use, temperature tolerance, shell strength, attachment strength and reproductive output along the South African coast.

Research Interests 

  • Intertidal biology 
  • Endolithic cyanobacteria 
  • Climate change 


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