Postdoctoral Researcher (DST-NRF Innovation Fellow) DST-NRF Research Chair in Shallow Water Ecosystems Ocean Sciences Campus, Nelson Mandela University
Jackie is a postdoctoral fellow at the Nelson Mandela University (Port Elizabeth, South Africa) where she completed her PhD in 2016. In the last 3 years her research has focused on assessing responses of blue carbon habitats in South Africa to current and predicted threats associated with global climate change. She has used quantitative modelling approaches to examine drivers of mangrove distribution and predict the potential for range expansion at the southern African continental limit. She has also carried out spatial modelling to assess responses of salt marshes to sea-level rise and predict loss of habitat as a result of coastal squeeze. Jackie has worked collaboratively with the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the South African Environmental and Observation Network (SAEON) towards knowledge transfer across the science, policy and management spectrum in South Africa.
Feb 26, 2020 07:37 am UTC| Nature
Scientists around the world are looking for ways to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This gas is a natural component of the atmosphere, released by processes of respiration and decomposition of organic...