Change the world

African Centre for Coastal Palaeoscience

 

Prof. Rosa Albert

Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA)

Discipline: Archaeology

Specialisations: Archaeological Prehistory, Paleovegetation and Paleolandscape Reconstruction

Interests: Use of plant resources by past populations, plant diet, fossil plant microremains (phytoliths)

W: https://www.icrea.cat/Web/ScientificStaff/rosa-maria-albert-cristobal-229

   

Prof. Rob Anderson

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Discipline: intertidal and shallow subtidal marine ecology 

Interests: diet of coastal foragers during the Middle Stone Age on the SA south coas

       

Prof. Marion Bamford

Evolutionary Studies Institute, University of the Witwatersrand

Discipline: Palaeobotany

Specialisations: Palaeo-vegetation and climate change using proxies such as wood, leaves, seeds, charcoal, pollen and phytoliths.

W: www.wits.ac.za/esi

W: www.ancient-earth.co.za

   

Dr. Miryam Bar-Matthews

Geological Survey of Israel

Discipline: Geology

Specialisations: Geology, Quaternary Geology, Paleoclimate, Speleothem Research, U-Th Dating, Isotope Geochemistry

W: http://www.gsi.gov.il
W: http://blog.eag.eu.com/invited/speleothems

   

Prof. Rose Boswell

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Discipline: Social Anthropology

Specialisations: Cultural Identity, Heritage Management and Heritage Politics

   

Dr. Kerstin Braun

Institute of Human Origins, Arizona State University

Discipline: Geology

Specialisations: Geochemistry and Reconstruction of Palaeoclimates using Speleothems

   

Dr. Hayley Cawthra

Council for Geoscience

Discipline: Geology

Interests: Sedimentary indicators of sea-level change, marine geophysics, seismic stratigraphy, evolution of continental shelves, ​carbonate diagenesis, submerged landscapes and human use of ancient coastlines 

W: https://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=z6bMFqsAAAAJ&hl=en

   

Prof. Richard Cowling

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Discipline: Botany

Specialisation: Cape evolution

   

Prof. Naomi Cleghorn

University of Texas at Arlington

Discipline: Archaeology

Specialisation: Human adaptation and response to environmental change in the late Pleistocene

W: http://naomicleghorn.weebly.com/

   

Dr. Mark Difford

Discipline: Analytical strategist

Specialisations: Analysis of complex environmental, ecological, and psychological/sociological data sets

W: https://za.linkedin.com/in/mark-difford-309b3a16

   

Prof. Francois Engelbrecht

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research: Climate Studies, Modelling and Environmental Health Group

Discipline: Climate modelling

Specialisation: Southern African climate variability and change

W: www.csir.co.za

   

Prof. Karen Esler

Department of Conservation Ecology & Entomology, Stellenbosch University

Discipline: Botany

Specialisations: Cape Ecology

Interests: USO and other plant resources available to Middle Stone Age humans on the Cape south coast based on inferences from contemporary ecological patterns and processes

W: http://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=psTb5kgAAAAJ&hl=en

W: http://www.sun.ac.za/english/faculty/agri/conservation-ecology

   

Dr. Irene Esteban

University of the Witwatersrand

Discipline: Archaeobotany

Specialisations: Phytolith analysis, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy

Interests: The study of the exploitation and use of plants by past hunter-gatherers and their couple response to vegetation and climate change. The study of plants and surface soils from different types of vegetation as modern analogs for their identification in the fossil record.

W: https://wits.academia.edu/IreneEsteban

W: www.researchgate.net/profile/Irene_Esteban2

W: www.paleoliticovalenciano.es/es 

   

Dr. Erich Fisher

Institute of Human Origins, Arizona State University

Discipline: Archaeology

Specialisations: Archaeology and Archeoinformatics

W: https://webapp4.asu.edu/directory/person/1276646

     

Prof. Janet Franklin

School of Geographical Sciences & Urban Planning, Arizona State University

Discipline: Botany

Specialisations: Plant Geography

Interests: Modeling the past, present and future distributions of plant species, vegetation communities and biomes

W: http://geoplan.asu.edu/franklin

W: https://sites.google.com/a/asu.edu/vale-lab/
   

Dr. Enrico Gennari

Oceans Research

Discipline: Zoology

Specialisation: Movement Ecology, in particular of apex predators

W: http://oceans-research.com/

 

   

Dr. Charles Helm

Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre, Tumbler Ridge

Disciplines: Palaeontology and Ichnology

Specialisation: Fossil trackways of the Cape south coast

W: http://www.prprc.com/

 

   

Dr. Tineke Kraaij

School of Natural Resource Management, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Discipline: Botany

Specialisations: Vegetation, Fynbos and Fire Ecology 

   

Prof. Julia Lee-Thorp

School of Archaeology, University of Oxford

Discipline: Palaeoanthropology and African Archaeology

Specialisations: Stable isotope ecology, Palaeodiet, and Mobility.

W: http://www.arch.ox.ac.uk/JLT.html

   

Prof. Aliza le Roux

University of the Free State - Department of Zoology and Entmology 

Discipline: Zoology

Specialisations: The cognitive ecology of African primates and carnivores

W: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Aliza_Le_Roux

   

Prof. Mandy Lombard

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Discipline: Marine Spatial Planning

Specialisation: Marine Biodiversity Conservation

W: http://cmr.nmmu.ac.za/

   

Prof. Curtis Marean

Institute of Human Origins, Arizona State University

Discipline: Anthropology

Specialisations: Origins of modern human behaviour, paleontology and palaeoenvironments

W: https://webapp4.asu.edu/directory/person/332669

   

Dr. Gerrit Mars

Discipline: Medicine

Interests: Archaeology, Foraging Ecology of Hominins, Fundraising, Nature and Heritage Conservation

   

Dr. Christina Mars

Interests: Preparation of veld food

Instagram: coastal_paleoscape

   

Dr. Thalassa Matthews

Iziko South African Museum

Discipline: Palaeontology

Specialisations: Palaeonvironmental Reconstruction Using Fossil Microfaunal Assemblages

Interests: Taxonomy and taphonomy of South African fossil micromammal and frog assemblages.

W: http://iziko.org.za/static/landing/palaeo-micromammal-research-thalassa-matthews

   

Prof. Guy Midgley

Stellenbosch University

Discipline: Botany

Specialisations: Global Change Ecology and Plant Ecophysiology

W: https://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=maftA6oAAAAJ&hl=en

   

Dr. Frank Neumann

Forschungsstelle für Paläobotanik, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

Discipline: Geology, Palaeontology

Specialisations: Palaeoecology & Palynology of Quaternary, Neogene and Paleogene sites in southern Africa, the Near East and Central Europe

W: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Frank_Neumann2

   

Dr. Simen Oestmo

Arizona State University, Co-director of an archaeological research project and field director in Vleesbaai, Western Cape, South Africa

Discipline: Archaeology

Specialisations: Hunter-gatherer technological adaptation in the South African Middle to Late Pleistocene record

W: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Simen_Oestmo

W: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=X50UxUcAAAA,J&hl=en

   

Prof. Renzo Perissinotto

DST/NRF Research Chair in Shallow Water Ecosystems, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Discipline: Zoology

Specialisations: Aquatic Ecology, Estuarine/Coastal Biodiversity, Food Webs and Ecological Functioning

W: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=iD0zYyoAAAAJ&hl=ja

   

Dr. Alastair Potts

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Discipline: Botany

Specialisations: Phylogeography, Distribution Modelling, and Ecology

W: www.pottsresearch.org.za

   

Dr. Lynne Quick

University of Cape Town

Discipline: Palaeobotany

Specialisations: Palynology and Palaeoecology

Interests: Southern African Quaternary palaeoenvironments, palaeoclimates, geochronology, fynbos ecology and biogeography as well as bioclimatic modelling

   

Prof. Louis Scott

Bloemfontein Palaeosystems Centre, University of the Free State

Discipline: Palaeobotany

Specialisations: Quaternary palynology and palaeo-environmental reconstructions in Southern Africa.

W: www.palaeosystems.co.za/

W: www.ufs.ac.za/natagri/departments-and-divisions/plant-sciences-home/general/staff

   

Prof. Judy Sealy

University of Cape Town

Discipline: Archaeology

Specialisation: Behaviour and environments of pre-colonial human societies in South Africa

W: http://www.archaeology.uct.ac.za/age/faculty-and-staff/judith-sealy

   

Dr. Ben Smit

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Discipline: Zoology

Specialisations: Evolutionary and ecological physiology in vertebrates

W: http://smitlab.blogspot.co.za/

   

Dr. Kale Sniderman

School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne

Discipline: Botany

Specialisations: Late Cenozoic Palaeoenvironments, Palaeovegetation, and Palaeoclimates

Interests: Refinement and application of palynology, particularly of speleothem archives, to better understand past vegetation and climates

W: http://www.isotopegeoscience.org

W: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kale_Sniderman

   

Dr. Jan Venter

School of Natural Resource ManagementNelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Discipline: Ecology

Specialisations: Large Mammals and Vertebrate Biodiversity

W: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jan_Venter3

   

Prof. Tony Verboom

University of Cape Town

Discipline: Botany

Specialisations: Plant Evolutionary Biology, and the Evolution and Ecology of the Greater Cape Flora 

W: http://www.biologicalsciences.uct.ac.za/bio/staff/academic/verboom

   

Dr. Stephanie de Villiers

Oceans and Coasts, Department of Environmental Affairs

Discipline: Chemistry

Specialisations: Chemical Oceanography and Paleoceanography/Marine Carbonate Chemistry

W: https://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=2HYpsXEAAAAJ&hl=en

   

Dr. Lita Webley

Independent Academia

Discipline: Archaeology

Specialisations: Stone Age settlement patterns, arid environments and Heritage management.

W:https.independent.academia.edu/LitaWebley

   

Dr. Jayne Wilkins

Department of Archaeology, University of Cape Town

Discipline: Archaeology

Specialisations: Middle Stone Age Lithic Technologies and Behavioral Adaptations in South Africa

W: https://uct.academia.edu/JayneWilkins

W: http://www.archaeology.uct.ac.za/age/faculty-and-staff/jayne-wilkins

   

Dr. Sarah Wurz

School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand

Discipline: Archaeology

Specialisation: Coastal adaptation and behavior of Middle Stone Age populations at Klasies River

W: https://wits.academia.edu/sarahwurz