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Name: Nico J Wolmarans
Position: Graduate Student
Research Description:
Nicolaas J. Wolmarans is a candidate for a Sandwich PhD between the North-West University in South Africa and The University of Antwerp in Belgium funded by the VLIR-UOS. He started his PhD in 2016 under supervision of Prof. Victor Wepener (NWU), Prof. Lieven Bervoets (Uantwerp), and Prof. Patrick Meire (Uantwerp), and aims to complete his degree by 2018. His PhD thesis is an ecological risk assessment of the Phongolo River floodplain which comprises of an ecosystem services assessment alongside a biodiversity risk assessment of the area. His main area of focus is amphibian ecotoxicology specializing in chemical bioaccumulation and biochemical responses of organochlorine pesticides. As part of his thesis he is currently investigating the sub-lethal effects of Malaria vector control pesticides on frogs from the Phongolo River floodplain. He is also involved in several projects concerning the analysis of organochlorine pesticide concentrations in fish tissue, bird feathers and leopard blood.

Contact Information

Water Research Group
Unit for Environmental Sciences and Management
North-West University
South Africa

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