Arachnology and Myriapodology
National Museum of Namibia
Robert Mugabe Av. 84
B.Sc., Botany and Genetics, 1989,
University of Pretoria (South Africa); H.E.D. (Higher Degree in Education),
1989, University of Pretoria; B.Sc., Entomology, 1998, University of Pretoria;
B.Sc.(Hons.), Entomology, 2000, University of Pretoria; M.Sc., Systematics and
Conservation, 2003, University of Pretoria.
Appointments: Researcher, Museé
Royal de l’Afrique Centrale Reforestation project, Ivory Coast/Belgium,
9/1995–8/1996; Researcher, Museé Royal de l’Afrique Centrale Reforestation
project, Ivory Coast/Belgium, 3–4/1997; Research Technician, Agricultural
Research Council–Plant Protection Research Institute, Insect Ecology Division,
Pretoria, South Africa, 8/1997–2/2002; Curator of Arachnida and Myriapoda,
National Museum of Namibia, Windhoek, 4/2002–.
Interests: I curate the rich
holdings of the Namibian National Collection of Arachnida and Myriapoda. My
research interests are in the taxonomy of southern African arachnids, especially
Araneae (I specialize in Ammoxenidae) and Solifugae, and in scientific
education. I founded EduVentures, a scientific educational NGO, which
leads educational fieldtrips for children in Namibia (http://www.eduventures-africa.org).