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Academic and support Staff

Name Position Research Interest
Dr MB Kekana
BSc, Hons, MSc and PhD: Univ. of Limpopo
Tel: +27 15 268 4000
Email: millicent.kekana@ul.ac.za
HOD,
Senior Lecturer
Water quality
Freshwater ecosystems
Biomarkers
Ecotoxicology
Citizen science
Aquatic macroinvertebrates as bioindicators
Prof SM Dippenaar
BSc, MSc and HDE: Univ. of Pretoria,
PhD: Univ. of the North
Tel: +27 15 268 3112
Fax: +27 15 268 2976
Email: susan.dippenaar@ul.ac.za
Professor Copepodology
Systematics
Population Genetics
Prof A Addo-Bediako
BSc (Hons), Dip. Ed: Univ. of Cape Coast; MSc: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University; PhD: Univ. of Pretoria
Tel: +27 15 268 3145
Email: abe.addo-bediako@ul.ac.za
Professor Ecology of aquatic ecosystems,
Environmental impact assessment, Crop protection –Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Risk analysis of invasive species, Physiological ecology of insects.
Prof SM Mahlo
BSc, BSc (Hons), MSc: Univ. of Limpopo
PhD: Univ. of Pretoria
Tel: +27 15 268 4139
Fax: +27 15 298 9008
Email: mamokone.mahlo@ul.ac.za
Professor Ethnobotany, Phytochemistry, Medicinal Plants, Plant Ecology.
Prof GD Engelbrecht
BSc, BSc (Hons) and MSc: Rand Afrikaans Univ., South Africa, PhD: Univ. of Limpopo, South Africa
Tel: +27 15 268 2269
Fax: +27 15 268 2976
Email: derek.engelbrecht@ul.ac.za
Associate Professor Avian breeding ecology, Parental care strategies of birds, Biometrics and moult pattern of birds, avian vocal mimicry.
Dr HJ du Plessis
M.Sc. (UP), H.E.D. (UP) Pr. Nat. Sci
Tel: +27 15 268 2361
Fax: +27 15 268 2184
Email: helena.duplessis@ul.ac.za
Senior Lecturer In vivo and in vitro plant propagation, Polyploidisation, Plant stress physiology, Phytoremediation
Dr WJ Smit
BSc (NWU) BSc Honours (UP), MSc (Univ. of Limpopo), PhD (Univ. of Limpopo)
Tel: +27 15 268 2307
Email: willem.smit@ul.ac.za
Senior Lecturer Parasites, fish health, ecology
Dr P Mangena
MSc: Univ. of Limpopo, PhD: Univ. of Limpopo
Tel: +27 15 268 4715
Email: phetole.mangena@ul.ac.za
Senior Lecturer In vivo and in vitro plant propagation, Plant Stress Physiology, Phytochemistry, Plant Biotechnology
Ms PT Mabulwana
BSc, BSc Hons and MSc: Univ. of Limpopo
Tel: +27 15 268 3344
Email: paseka.mabulwana@ul.ac.za
Lecturer Plant Physiology
Ms MA Modiba
BSc and MSc: University of Limpopo
Tel: +27 15 268 4045
Fax: +27 15 268 2976
Email: mokgadi.modiba@ul.ac.za
Lecturer Taxonomy, invertebrate biodiversity & phylogenetics of spiders
Mr F Nukeri
M.Sc. (UNIN)
Tel: +27 15 268 2871
Email: frank.nukerif@ul.ac.za
Lecturer Plant Nutrition
Hydroponics
Mr T Mangena
MSc: Univ. of Limpopo
Tel: +27 15 268 4011
Email: tshepo.mangena@ul.ac.za
Lecturer Copepodology
Mr PJ Mokumo
MSc: Univ. of Limpopo
Tel: +27 15 268 2743
Email: peter.mokumo@ul.ac.za
Lecturer Entomology
Mr DM Pretorius
BSc and BSc Honours Univ. of Stellenbosch
Tel: +27 15 268 2299
Fax: 086 265 5964
Email: malan.pretorius@ul.ac.za
Junior Lecturer Distribution and diversity of small mammals in Limpopo province
Small mammal ecology and behaviour.
Dr JR Sara
M.SC (UPE), Ph.D (UKZN)
Tel: +27 15 268 2933
Email: joseph.sara@ul.ac.za
Senior Researcher Inland fisheries
Mr EA Mogotlane
MSc: Univ. of Limpopo
Tel: +27 15 268 3695
Email: emmanuel.mogotlane@ul.ac.za
Senior Laboratory Assistant Plant Physiology and Plant Biotechnology
Ms MC Lebepe
MSc: Univ. of Limpopo
Tel: +27 15 268 4728
Email: modjadji.lebepe@ul.ac.za
Senior Laboratory Assistant Copepodology
Ms TP Ramalepe
MSc: Univ. of Limpopo
Tel: +27 15 268 4763
Email: tshepiso.ramalepe@ul.ac.za
Senior Laboratory Assistant Ecology of ungulates
Mr B Mdaka
MSc: Univ. of Limpopo
Tel: +27 15 268 4232
Email: blessing.mdaka@ul.ac.za
Senior Laboratory Assistant In vivo and in vitro plant propagation, Plant Stress Physiology, Phytochemistry, Plant Biotechnology

Biodiversity Chair

Prof WJ Luus-Powell
BSc, BSc Hons and MSc: Rand Afrikaans Univ. (now Univ. of Johannesburg), South Africa; PhD: Univ. of Limpopo, South Africa
Tel: +27 15 268 2304
Fax: 086 516 9272
Email: wilmien.powell@ul.ac.za
Professor
Chair: Biodiversity Research Chair
Fish health
Parasitology
Metazoan parasites of fish
Fish diseases
Aquatic ecosystem health
Ecology of freshwater ecosystems

Science Education Centre

Name Position Research Interest
Prof MJ Potgieter
MSc: University of Pretoria, PhD: Univ. of Limpopo
Tel: +27 15 268 2224
Fax: 086 651 3164
Email: martin.potgieter@ul.ac.za
Associate Professor Ethnobotany, invasive plants, medicinal plants, savannah ecology
Dr BA Egan
BSc, BSc Hons: WITS Univ., MSc: Univ. of Port Elizabeth, PhD: Univ. of Limpopo
Tel: +27(0)15 268 2227
Email: bronwyn.egan@ul.ac.za
Herbarium Curator Indigenous knowledge (useful plants, edible insects), taxonomy, threatened plants, herbarium procedures