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Associates of Gobabeb

Mary Seely

Associate of Gobabeb


Joh Henschel

Associate of Gobabeb

Joh is an ecologist who has been at or otherwise affiliated with Gobabeb for 36 years in the positions of intern (1977-1978), post-doctoral fellow (1986-1990), data manager (1992-1993), research coordinator (1996-2001), executive director (2002-2011) and associate (since). He continues to express his passion for the Namib as member of NERMU and manager of EnviroMEND, conducting research, training, environmental assessments and regularly writing scientific and popular environmental articles. His fields of research include biodiversity, community ecology, landscape ecology, and restoration ecology.



Cornelis van der Waal

Associate of Gobabeb

Cornelis has a background in rangeland ecology. He has been an associate of Gobabeb for the last 6 years, where he assisted with learner and student projects, environmental impact assessments, as well as various research activities as member of the Namib Ecological Restoration and Monitoring Unit (NERMU). Cornelis continuous to be actively involved in the Sendelingsdrif Ecological Restoration Research Programme. Among other interests, he is passionate about finding practical ways to restore and manage natural systems, particularly degraded rangelands.


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