Abigail Pretorius

Behaviour, thermoregulation and skin pathogen control in Chiromantis xerampelina  

Adrian Armstrong

Lending a helping hand (or ear) to KwaZulu-Natal’s threatened frogs: provincial monitoring protocols and citizen science to implement these

Adrian Shrader

Using spatial and social ecology for habitat and population management of white and black rhinos

Alan Short

Reviving range monitoring using fixed-point photographs and field measurements in Marakele Park, Limpopo Province, South Africa

Amy Harvey

Possible effects of agricultural pesticides on tadpoles  

Annie Van de Venter-Radford

Rock art tourism and conservation: lessons from the Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Mountains World Heritage Site  

Annie Van de Venter-Radford

A tale of two parks: comparing rock art management practices in Kakadu National park, Australia and the Maloti-Drakensberg Park

Ansie Dippenaar-Schoeman

The South African National Survey of Arachnida (SANSA) – the way forward  

Ashrenee Govender

DNA barcoding of Hemiptera in an urban environment (eThekwini, South Africa)

Bheka Memela

Reflection: engaging Ingonyama land stakeholders for biodiversity stewardship partnership in the eThekwini Municipal Area  

Bheka Nxele

Climate change adaptation in eThekwini Municipality: implementation challenges on Ingonyama Trust Land  

Bulelani Dayonase

Predator prey relationships, prey selection and effects on threatened species to inform risk management, after the reintroduction of lion to Mountain Zebra National Park

Burgert Muller

Digitisation projects at the KwaZulu-Natal Museum and their potential importance to conservation  

Cameron Mclean

Durban’s Systematic Biodiversity Plan: refining environmental planning at a local level

Carmen Jacobs

Documenting South Africa’s dung beetle diversity (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae; Scarabaeinae)  

Catherine Namono

Challenges of cultural heritage conservation and mining on the Makgabeng Plateau, Limpopo Province, South Africa  

Celine Gossa

Mind the gap! How conservation practitioners and researchers exchange scientific information in conservation science

Charmaine Drury

Floristics of KwaZulu-Natal Sandstone Sourveld within the eThekwini Municipal Area, an island biogeography study

Che Weldon

Considerations for invasive disease surveillance from an amphibian host perspective

Cleo Gosling

Determinants of vegetation patterns in Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park

Cliff Dlamini

Management and control strategies of invasive alien plant species in Swaziland: An overview  

Cobus Theron

Barriers to the successful implementation of Biodiversity Stewardship initiatives in South Africa

Coena Cholo

People and parks programme in South Africa: “Conservation for the people with the people”

Coert Geldenhuis

Assessing access, util. & mngt of marine resources at uMthwalume

Colette Terblanche

Famine weed – a way forward

Connal Eardley

The importance of accurate biodiversity information: an atlassing perspective  

Dominic Wieners

Conservation plans: Do we have too many? An implementation perspective

Donovan Kruger

Effect of airplane noise on the calls of the critically endangered Pickersgill’s reed frog, implications for passive acoustic monitoring of an endangered species

Ed Granger

Fire regime, fire frequency and the survival of Protea roupelliae subsp. roupelliae Meisn. in the Sani Valley, uKhahlamba-Drakensberg

Edward Netherlands

Passive acoustic monitoring of amphibians in the Ndumo Game Reserve

Esther Matthew

Operant conditioning of dogs for use in amphibian conservation ecology  

Felicity Elliot

What does SPLUMA mean for the securing of the KwaZulu-Natal biodiversity network?

Frik Lemmer

Foraging range, airspace and habitat use of Cape Vultures (Gyps coprotheres) in the Northern Maloti-Drakensberg

Greg Marindale

Development of a wild game certification scheme in KwaZulu-Natal biodiversity stewardship sites

Harrier Davies-Mostert

Using conservation evidence to make mammal management more effective

Heather Tarrapon

Encompassing provincial monitoring within the National Monitoring Framework

Ian Engelbrecht

Environmental diversity as a surrogate for species diversity: an assessment

Inam Yekwayo

Effect of the surrounding grassland and pine plantation on natural forest arthropod assamblages within Kwa-Zulu Natal timber production areas

Isabel Johnson

Threatened plant species and vegetation types in KwaZulu-Natal: the role of the Biodiversity Stewardship Programme in ensuring their survival

James Pryke

Documenting South Africa’s dung beetle diversity (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae; Scarabaeinae)  

Jean Verster

Predation success of native and invasive fish species as biological control for mosquitoes

Jeanetta Selier

Transfrontier elephant populations: challenges to their management

Jeanne Tarrant

Evidence-based conservation for amphibians: relevance for South Africa

Jessica Cockburn

Stewardship: what does it mean?

Joanita Viviers

Pit tagging as a tool in monitoring amphibian populations

Jorge Renteria

Potential distribution and habitat susceptibility of emerging invasive alien plant species in South Africa

Joris Comsigt

Rhino and former human land use as important drivers of heterogeneity and biodiversity in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park

Judy Mann

Leaping into action – the role of ex situ in in situ amphibian conservation

Julia Van Schalkwyk

All corridors are equal, but some are more equal than others - dung beetle and ant assemblage responses to grassland corridor size within a timber production landscape

Kevin Kirkman

Cross-continental comparison of fire and grazing influence on vegetation diversity

Kevin McCann

Introduction to Special Session  

Lieneke De Visser

The KAZA project: integration or alienation?  

Liza Le Roux

Temporal changes in the large herbivore fauna of Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park

Lize Brown

Monitoring the calling activity responses of Quecket’s River Frog (Amietia quecketti) to changes in atmospheric conditions

Louis du Preez

Are our frogs about to croak?  

Lucas Letsoalo

The effect of livestock grazing systems on rangeland condition of the emerging farmers of Gauteng province, South Africa

Lutendo Mugwedi

Restoration planning for Buffelsdraai landfill site in the eThekwini Municipality  

Lyle Ground

The coastal grasslands of the eThekwini Municipality: a floristic investigation with focus on climatic and disturbance drivers of species richness and species composition variation across patches  

Mark Robertson

Ant diversity across an altitudinal gradient in the Maloti-Drakensberg

Mark Robertson

Using atlas datasets for making more informed conservation decisions  

Matt Dicken

Socio-economic aspects of the Sodwana Bay SCUBA diving industry, with a specific focus on sharks

Matt Pretorius

Wildlife and Energy Programme - partnership with Eskom

Matthieu Rouget

Mapping ecological infrastructure in the uMgeni catchment

Mea Trenor

Population level conservation strategy of the critically endangered Pickersgill's Reed Frog (Hyperolius pickersgilli)

Megan Loftie-Eaton

The power of citizen science at the Animal Demography Unit  

Mervyn Mansell

Afrotropical Neuroptera and Megaloptera (Insecta) Biodiversity Database  

Michelle Delport

Do parasites pose a threat to frogs?

Michelle Dye

Terrestrial laser scanning as a tool to improve management of cultural heritage in protected areas

Nandipha Bhengu

Monitoring of South Africa’s Protected Areas Management Effectiveness: a national evaluation of progress since 2010 baseline study, using METT

Natalie Rebelo Da Silva

Tried and tested: approaches to improve research uptake

Natasha Govender

One piece at a time: the makings of a nature reserve  

Natasha Kruger

The importance of crabs and clawed frogs for the kangaroo leech Marsupiobdella africana (Hirudinea: Glossiphoniidae)

Navashni Govender

Comparing two fire management strategies in the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park: consequences for fire regimes and biodiversity

Neal Haddaway

Knowledge brokering on the conservation front lines

Neo Mathola

You can’t go back and sample the past!

Nicky McLeod

Changing tack: alternative management approaches for controlling the spread of invasive wattle in communal landscape

Nonhle Mngadi

Lessons from evaluating the value contribution of marine resources to livelihoods options of some coastal communities of KwaZulu-Natal

Pascall Taruvinga

From the island to the mainland; delineation of physical boundaries of World Heritage properties in Africa

Patrick Khubeka

Congruency of selected biological indicators to Wet-Health scores: simplifying the assessment of agricultural impacts on wetlands in the KZN Midlands  

Paul Cryer

Conservation in an uncertain future: is there social and institutional backing?  

Paul Gordijn

Assessment of long-term changes in grassland composition in relation to fire treatment in the Cathedral Peak research catchments

Paul Gordijn

Elephant movement and impact on woody vegetation, Ithala Game Reserve

Peter Taylor

Afromontane small mammals feel the heat

Rashieda Davids

Incorporating ecosystem service hotspots into urban conservation planning  

Richard Boon

Description of the vegetation types of the eThekwini Municipal Area circa 1850 as a baseline for the preparation of a fine-scale systematic biodiversity plan

Ricky Taylor

Land use and water resources management – afforestation impacts in the Maputaland Coastal Plain

Roger Porter

Challenges faced in nominating the Okavango Delta, Botswana to be listed a World Heritage Site

Rowan Buhrmann

Effects of simulated elevated temperatures on KwaZulu-Natal Sandstone Sourveld vegetation  

Ruth Kruger

Vulnerability, parks and people: lessons from land claims on protected areas

Sandi Willows-Munro

DNA barcoding of urban environments: a look at the invertebrate diversity in the eThekwini Municipal Area (South Africa)

Sanelisiwe Duze

The utility of DNA barcoding in Diptera of eThekwini

Sarah Findlay

Clearing the confusion: the roles of local formal institutions in regulating firewood harvesting in Bushbuckridge, South Africa

Scotty Kyle

Subsistence vs. commercial: use and abuse of our living natural resources

Sean Porter

Marine biodiversity and protected area targets - a global review with recommendations for South Africa  

Sharon Louw

Augmentation of the critically endangered species, Aloe saundersiae  

Sifiswo Keswa

Comparison of medicinal trees densities in False Bay Park and on the Nibela Peninsula

Simon Morgan

Wildlife ACT monitoring

Siran Offman

Socioeconomic impact of marine invertebrates collection on Chuiba and Maringanha beaches

Sizwe Hlatshwayo

Mapping wood density variation and canopy cover percentage in the KwaZulu-Natal Sandstone Sourveld using Worldview-2  

Sizwe Nkambule

Biodiversity conservation and utilisation in peri-urban communities: experiences from Inanda and Buffelsdraai

Stefan Foord

Surrogates of spider diversity, leveraging the conservation of a poorly known group in the Savanna Biome of South Africa

Steven Germishuizen

A conservation strategy for the plantation industry and the role of certification

Susan Viljoen

Lessons learnt from implementation of Catchment Stewardship Tools in the Upper uMngeni  

Suvarna Parbhoo

Citizen scientists making significant contributions to the conservation of threatened plants  

Sven Ragaller

Stony point: African Penguin management in a residential area

Tanya Smith

Wattled Crane: Symbols of Water, Wetlands and Life. How to conserve this Critically Endangered Species?

Taryn Gilroy

Satellite tracking priority species  

Tim O'Conner

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: A review of bush-encroachment in southern Africa: changes and causes

Tim O'Connor

Simplification of the composition, diversity and structure of woody vegetation in a semi-arid African savanna reserve following the re-introduction of elephants

Tlou Masehala

Why honeybee forage resources are essential for crop pollination services in South Africa: Results from the Honeybee Forage Project  

Ursula Franke

Conserving Chrissiesmeer: developing a management plan for Mpumalanga’s largest Protected Environment

Vusani Mauda

Ant diversity in an arid peri-urban landscape of the Vhembe Biosphere, South Africa

Warren Schmidt

Removing invasive animals: recent case studies in South Africa and the importance of communication  

Xander Combrink

Home ranges of Nile crocodiles in the Lake St Lucia estuarine system

Zoegne Du Preez

The use of electronic information services to evaluate the status of amphibian conservation in South Africa