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University of Pretoria

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Merit: 5,777

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Openness: 1.4

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Reviewers from University of Pretoria

  • Reviewer

    Armanda Bastos

    My research focuses on wildlife infectious disease epidemiology and incorporates molecular and phylogenetic approaches to determine origin, persistence and spread of viral and bacterial pathogens, against the backdrop of host diversity and structuring. Integral to many projects is the custom development of detection and characterisation assays that address the high levels of host and pathogen diversity in sub-Saharan Africa, and the generation of baseline data to guide formulation of regionally-relevant, conservation-cognisant disease control policies.

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    P.J.N. (Nico) De Bruyn

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    Abraham E. van Wyk

    I am a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Pretoria, where I previously held the Louis Botha Chair in Botany and was curator of the H.G.W.J. Schweickerdt Herbarium [PRU]. I have a broad interest in the natural sciences and although a botanists (plant taxonomist) by training, my interest is more that of a naturalist or natural historian. My students and I have conducted extensive field work throughout southern Africa. These botanical surveys have resulted in the first comprehensive floristic inventories and formal descriptions of many plantgeographical regions, as well as the production of improved classifications for several groups of plants. I have a special interest in the tree flora of southern Africa, as well as in biogeography, plant anatomy and palynology, and have authored or co-authored more than 400 publications on the botany of southern Africa, including several books. I also enjoy making biology accessible to the public and have participated in a weekly science programme on radio since 1994.

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    Christopher Weldon

    I have a research background that encompasses insect behaviour, ecology and physiology. My research has addressed a range of themes using pest fruit flies, particularly the Queensland fruit fly, Bactrocera tryoni, and more recently, the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata, and Natal fly, C. rosa. Much of my research output is applicable to the control of these serious pests using the sterile insect technique while simultaneously addressing important fundamental biological issues including tolerance of environmental stress and the fitness consequences of diet. My current research addresses various interactions between phylogeny, life history, longevity, nutrition, water balance and thermal tolerance using tephritid flies as model organisms.

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    Tom Rhys Bishop

    I am an ecologist interested in using morphology and physiology to understand the distribution of biological diversity, particularly that of the ants.