Bogdan Cristescu researched predator spatial and feeding ecology in an Eastern Cape reserve for his MSc at the Universtiy of Leeds (UK). He went on to complete a PhD in Ecology at the Universtiy of Alberta (Canada), studying grizzly bear response to open-pit mining development and reclamation. Bogdan is Research Coordinator on the PEACE Project with the Cape Leopard Trust and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Cape Town. In addition to studying predator ecology and informing wildlife-human coexistence, he has wider interests in applied ecological research with conservation relevance. personal website
Arthur Benjamin Cloete is from Concordia, Namaqualand, South Africa and works for Conservation South Africa. As MNI Officer for the Meat Natural Initiative Team Arthur is part of the Eco-Ranger Project in the Kamiesberg in the Northern Cape, South Africa, Namaqualand. He is passionate about development of small scale farmers in Namaqualand and conservation of South Africa's natural heritage.
Heidi Hawkins has a research background in plant ecophysiology in both farmed and natural systems. In 2009 she joined the conservation non-governmental organization, Conservation South Africa (affiliated to Conservation International). This was out of a growing need to contribute to conservation through research, with an emphasis on understanding of how people, nature and economics are all functional parts of the environment. Areas that particularly interest her are the ecosystem-based approach to sustainable resource use, for example, sustainable agriculture within the context of climate change, ecosystem services provided by soils and rangelands, human-wildlife conflict and cascading interactions between wildlife, vegetation and soil.
Kristine Teichman completed a BSc (Animal Biology, Hons, Cooperative Education) at Thompson Rivers University (Canada) before graduating from the MSc program at the University of Alberta (Canada). She has volunteered on predator ecology projects in North, Central and South America to pursue her interests in wildlife behavioural ecology and predator-human coexistence. Kristine is currently a researcher working with the Cape Leopard Trust on the Predator Ecology and Coexistence Experiment in collaboration with Conservation South Africa and South African National Parks. She is also a PhD student at the University of British Columbia (Canada). personal website
Elanza van Lente is the Tourism and Anatolian Dog Project Manager at Namaqua National Park (South African National Parks). Elanza has played a key role with introductions of Anatolian puppies to farmlands, ensuring all dogs receive veterinary care, maintaining farmer relations and assisting wiith the application of corrective behavioural measures to Anatolian dogs as they get used to their new sheep and goat families.
Corlé Jansen has always been fascinated with nature and its beauty. In 2009 she received a diploma in professional photography (City Varsity, Cape Town) and later enrolled in the BSc program (Conservation Ecology) at Stellenbosch University in 2010. Corlé joined the Cape Leopard Trust in 2013 where she helped run a camera survey in the Cederberg. Using photos she compared Cederberg leopard density to Fynbos and Karoo biomes (Booysen prize: best 4th year research project). Corlé is now working on the PEACE project for her MSc work at Stellenbosch University. She will be comparing diets of predators between farmlands and a protected area.
Malinda Gardiner works for Conservation South Africa as the Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator of the Namaqualand Landscape Program. She has worked with farmers on conservation and sustainable agriculture since 2008 and has acted as Communications Coordinator for the Namaqualand Landscape Program. She manages the Ecoranger side of the study and assists with farmer relations.
Dr. Karen Hodges, University of British Columbia, Canada
Dr. Justin O'Riain, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Dr. Alison Leslie, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Field work is complete and data analysis is underway.
Chris Vlautin, PhD Elbe Visser
Ryan Wilbur, BSc Samantha Childs, BSc
Alex Potash, BSc Steph Cunningham, BSc
Luca Mendes, DVM Sean McHugh, BSc
David Roberts, DVM George Simpson, BSc
JC Botha, DVM Mark Bellstadt, BSc
Bradley Larson, BSc Ulysse Faure, BSc
Charlotte Beaton, BSc Shea O'Driscoll, BSc
Jenny Gelling, DVM Lauren Shinkwin, BSc
Jessica Gomez, BSc Cadi Schiffer, BSc
Carolyn Dunford, BSc Levi Borka, DVM
Jared Franklin, BSc Dan Armstrong, BSc
Kenneth Loonam, BSc Kelsey Wellington, BSc
Victor Martin, DVM Jacques de Satge, BSc
Sam Puls, MSc Gillian Piper, BSc
Sinead Reynolds, MSc Julie Thomas, BSc
Hannah Kobluk, BSc Jack Rossiter, BSc
Amanda Dailey, BSc Josa Persson, BSc
Cassandra Flint, BSc Hennie Venter, DVM
Lina Gerber, DVM Bruce Stevens, DVM
Brandon Bernhardt, BSc Joseph Broughton
Jizel Miles, BSc Hannah Watkins
Karin Snyder, BSc