Biodiversity Staff

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Name Position Research Interest
Dr MM Matla
MSc: Univ. of the North
PhD: Univ. of Limpopo
Tel: +27 15 268 2300
Fax: 086 512 2461
Email: matshwele.matla@ul.ac.za
Senior Lecturer and HOD     Freshwater Fish parasitology
Health of aquatic environments    
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 RV Nikolova
M.Sc. (Sofia Univ., Bulgaria ), Ph.D. (The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic , Czech Republic )
Tel: +27 15 268 2889
Fax: +27 15 268 2184
Email: roumiana.nikolova@ul.ac.za
         
Professor In vivo and in vitro plant propagation, Polyploidisation, Plant stress physiology, Phytoremediation
Prof A Addo-Bediako
BSc (Hons), Dip. Ed: Univ. of Cape Coast, Ghana; MSc: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Univ, Port Elizabeth;
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.
Dr 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
Associate Professor Ethnobotany, Phytochemistry, Medicinal Plants, Plant Ecology.
Prof SN Mashego
Ph.D (Univ. of the North)
Tel: +27 15 268 4076
Email: sevid.mashego@ul.ac.za
Research Professor Freshwater Fish Parasitology
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 PW Mokwala
M.Sc. (UNIN), Ph.D (UP) D.T.E. (UNISA)
Tel: +27 15 268 2360
Email: phatlane.mokwala@ul.ac.za
Senior Lecturer In vivo and in vitro plant propagation, Plant Stress Physiology, Phytochemistry, Plant Biotechnology
Dr TG Mandiwana-Neudani
BA and BSc (Hons.): Univ. of Venda, South Africa, MSc and PhD: Univ. of Cape Town, South Africa
Tel: +27 15 268 3347
Fax: 0865105164
Email: tshifhiwa.mandiwana@ul.ac.za
Senior Lecturer       Avian systematics research &  taxonomy,
Investigation of phylogenetic relationships & understanding
of biogeographical patterns,
Determining the direction of colonisation and the timing of divergences between taxa
Mrs 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
Lecturer In vivo and in vitro plant propagation, Polyploidisation, Plant stress physiology, Phytoremediation
Ms MB Kekana
BSc, Hons and MSc: Univ. of Limpopo
Tel: +27 15 268 4000 Email: millicent.kekana@ul.ac.za
Lecturer     Water quality
Freshwater ecosystems
Biomarkers
Fish health
Ecotoxicology
South African Scoring system (SASS5)
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 WJ Smit
BSc (NWU) BSc Honours (UP), MSc (Univ. of Limpopo)
Tel: +27 15 268 2307
Email: willem.smit@ul.ac.za
Lecturer Parasites, fish health, ecology
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 P Mangena
MSc: Univ. of Limpopo
Tel: +27 15 268 4715
 Email: phetole.mangena@ul.ac.za
Lecturer In vivo and in vitro plant propagation, Plant Stress Physiology, Phytochemistry, Plant Biotechnology
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

Technical Staff
Position Name Qualification Office-Location Telephone Fax E-mail
Principal Technician Ms BP Jordaan Dip. Anim. Lab. Tech. Sci. (Tech RSA) L-Block 1004 +27 15 268 2296 +27 15 268 2976 bea.jordaan@ul.ac.za
Senior Technician Mr HE Hattingh Matric L-Block +27 15 268 3320 /2825 hendrick.hattingh@ul.ac.za
Senior Laboratory Assistant Mr EA Mogotlane B.Sc. Hons(UL) H-0012 015 2683695 emmanuel.mogotlane@ul.ac.za
Senior Laboratory Assistant Mr F Nukeri M.Sc. (UNIN) P-Block 2015 +27 15 268 2871 /3126 Frank.nukeri@ul.ac.za
Herbarium Curator Dr B Egan B.Sc. Hons. (WITS) M.Sc. (UPE) Herbarium +27 15 268 2227 Brownwyn.egan@ul.ac.za

Support Staff
Name Location
Mr NS Kgofelo L-block 1004
Mr MJ Matlebjane L-block 1004
Mr MJ Mehlape Animal Unit
Mr MD Ramohlale Animal Unit
Ms S Mahlangu Animal Unit