Dr Michael Knight
Director

MICHAEL HARRISON KNIGHT BSc Hon, MSc, Ph.D.B.Sc
(Zoology & Botany) University of Cape Town B.Sc Hons (Mammal Research Institute) University of Pretoria M.Sc (Zoology - Mammal Research Institute) University of Pretoria Ph.D (Zoology)
University of Pretoria - Thesis title "Ecology of the Gemsbok (Oryx gazella gazella) and Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) in the Southern Kalahari

1984-88 Research Officer, National Parks Board, Kalahari Gemsbok National Park
1989-90 Senior Research Officer, National Parks Board, Kalahari Gemsbok National Park
1990-94 Senior Scientist Officer, National Parks Board, Kimberley
1994-96 Specialist Scientist, National Parks Board, Kimberley
1996 Manager, Scientific Services (Northern Parks) National Parks Board, Kimberley

Dr Michael Knight has a total of thirty six scientific papers, two books, seven popular articles, fourteen conference papers and twelve poster presentations published to date. He is a current member of the following groups: The Rhino Management Group of Southern Africa, IUCN Species Survival Commission, African Rhino Specialist Group, Antelope Specialist Group, Zoological Society of South Africa, South African Wildlife Management Association, American Society of Mammalogists, Rhino and Elephant Foundation and the Society for Conservation Biology.

Dr Knight has extensive experience in large mammal ecology and ecophysiology, park development and animal re-introductions. He has also worked in a number of African countries.

 

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