Annabelle Constance

Annabelle is a PhD student at the University of Zurich. She is an ecologist with interest in vegetation dynamics of island ecosystems, she aims to understand better the conservation threats posed to small islands, as a result of climate change.  She has spent nine years working in conservation in the Seychelles Islands specifically, as a […]

Philile Mvula

Philile Mvula, is a Marine Biology, Master of Science student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. In addition to her research she has also been an NRF intern at the University of Kwa-Zulu-Natal where she worked on bioacoustics, estuarine hydrodynamics, marine pollution and fish health. Her Masters research is on ecological research on the intertidal rocky […]

Ayesha Bobat

Ayesha Bobat is a Marine Research Assistant at WILDOCEANS under the supervision of Dr Jean Harris. Her project title is: Surveys of the Comoros Archipelago to gain knowledge about the mesophotic reef biodiversity in order to support action for increased ocean protection. The overall objectives of this study are to: i) improve the knowledge of the biodiversity of […]

Veronica van der Schyff

Veronica is a PhD student from the North-West University, South Africa. She has spent the last 6 years studying the impacts of various pollutants on coral reefs in the western Indian Ocean. In September 2014, she had the life changing opportunity to participate in the Mascarene Coral Island Expedition and, with a team of six […]

Dr Stephanie Plön

Stephanie Plön is a marine biologist at the Bayworld Centre for Research and Education in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Her research interests focus on whales and dolphins (cetaceans), specifically their natural history, trophic ecology, anatomy, population genetics, strandings and health. For this she uses a diverse array of research methods and also collaborates widely with […]

Emojong Mercy Amai

“Be epitome of energetic, young female scientist intent on making professional wave in ocean governance“ What accomplishment are you most proud of? “Being part of small contingent of female Environment and Maritime subject matter experts in Kenya, the EAC and COMESA economic region. I hope to be a role model in empowering Africans to take […]