Resident Staff

John Mendelsohn

Director

Behavioural ecology, river systems and rural livelihoods

Stéphanie Périquet

Resident Scientist

Spatial and behavioural ecology, carnivores, landscapes of fear, species interactions, camera trapping

William Versfeld

Chief Technician

Curation, entomology, landscape genetics, research methods

Elizabeth Shangano

Administrative Co-ordinator

Simeon Naholo

Technician

Hileni Mupopiwa

Campus & Hospitality Co-ordinator

Albertu Alfeus

General Worker

Research Fellows

Ken Stratford

Since 2003

Founder & Former Director

Personal capacity

Genetics, camera trapping, mathematical modelling, simulation

Dipanjan Naha

2021-2025

Scientist

University of Georgia SREL, USA

Human-wildlife conflict, conservation, risk mapping, spatial ecology

Jeff Muntifering

2021

Visiting Researcher

Save The Rhino Trust

Rhinos, conservation biology

Associates

Agri-Ecological Services

Rangeland management, vegetation ecology

Ongava Game Reserve

Conservation & tourism

The Walter Family

Conservation

Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism

Conservation & wildlife management

Stellenbosch University

Genetics, edible insects

University of Georgia, SREL Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources

Carnivores, human-wildlife conflicts, anthropogenic effects on wildlife

Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism

Conservation & wildlife management

Technische Universität München

Ecology, molecular biology, genetics

University of Namibia

Geography, history, environmental studies, tourism management

Students & Interns

Tomás Antunes de Azevedo
Intern
2022
Integrated Veterinary Practice , Escola Universitária Vasco da Gama

Developing workflow of the Landscape genetics project.

Jessica Rackett Patterson
PhD
2021-2025
University of Georgia, SREL & ORC

An assessment of anthropogenic impacts on wildlife ecology in sub-Saharan Africa.

Corsa Liu
MSc student
2021-2022
Technische Universität München, Germany

Identifying migratory corridors and conservation strategies for large terrestrial mammals in central and northeastern of Namibia.

Kayla Trump
Hons student
2021
Stellenbosch University, SA

New insights on the genetic diversity of African Macrotermes in Namibia and Botswana.

Grant Baker
MSc student
2020-2021
Bangor University, UK

Reliability of camera traps in detecting movement

Hannah Gee
MSc student
2020-2021
Manchester Metropolitain University, UK

Temporal patterns in waterhole visitation using long-term camera trap datasets.

Elizabeth Shangano
Intern
2020-2021
ORC

Various projects

Board of Directors

Chris Brown

Namibia Chamber of Environment

Michelle Gadd

The Walter Family, USA

Martin Hipondoka

University of Namibia

John Mendelsohn

Ongava Research Centre, Namibia

John McFadden

Philadelphia, USA