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​Research project​

A Research project is undertaken over the full duration of the course and the research module contributes half of the final score. Various research projects are offered by the staff, though students may also consult with relevant staff members should they wish to develop a project not listed. 

 

During the first term students will be introduced to the Research Groups and the projects they offer. Project selection will be made during the first term and a research proposal prepared and presented in the second term of the first semester.


The Second Semester will be used to finish research and do the write-up.   In addition students are required to make a poster presentation as well as present the findings of this research project at the annual postgraduate research meeting.


Research Project Topics 2021​

 

Research Groups:

Biological Interactions lab             

Supervisors:

Profs. Leanne Dreyer, Anton Pauw, Bruce Anderson, Allan Ellis

 

Behavioural Ecology       

Supervisors: Profs. Michael Cherry, Theresa Wossler

 

Molecular Systematics & Phylogeography             

Supervisors: Profs Conrad Matthee , Savel Daniels, Sophie Von Der Heyden, Dr Victor Rambau

 

Marine Biology 

Supervisor: Profs Sophie Von Der Heyden, Tammy Robinson, Carol Simon

 

Medicinal Plant Biology​

Supervisor: Prof. Nox Makunga

Contact Prof. Nox Makunga for further information: Email: makunga@sun.ac.za

 

Plant Physiology

Supervisor: Prof Alex Valentine

 

Climate & Invasions: Mechanisms in Ectotherms

Supervisors: Prof. Susana Clusella-Trullas

 

Centre for Invasion Biology

Supervisors: Prof. Dave Richardson, Prof. John Wilson, Prof. Susana Clusella-Trullas, Prof. John Measey

 

Global Change Biology Group

Supervisor: Prof Guy Midgley




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