Qhamani Mandlana

MSc (Conservation Ecology and Entomology)


Supervisors: Prof Reinette (Oonsie) Biggs, Dr Odirilwe Selomane

Field of research

  • Ecosystem services
  • Social-ecological systems
  • Natural Resource Management


I am a MSc candidate in Conservation Ecology and Entomology. I studied animal science at the University of Fort Hare where I learnt different aspects of agricultural production such as range management, animal breeding, wildlife ecology and management. These lessons exposed me to various issues affecting agricultural production (both environmental and economic) and how, in turn, this can affect social livelihoods. This dynamic has challenged me to seek opportunities that can contribute positively to our understanding of agriculture in a changing world. I will be studying regime shifts in agricultural systems.