Andrea is director of the research group and a Professor in the School of Physiology at the University of the Witwatersrand, and an Extraordinary Lecturer in the Department of Paraclinical Sciences at the University of Pretoria.
Robyn is a Researcher in the School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Leith is an Associate Professor in the Department of Paraclinical Sciences at the University of Pretoria, and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the School of Physiology at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Shane is a Professor of Physiology and Head of the School of Human Sciences at the University of Western Australia, Australia, and an Honorary Professorial Research Fellow in the School of Physiology at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Richard is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the School of Physiology at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Duncan is Emeritus Professor and Honorary Professorial Research Fellow in the School of Physiology at the University of the Witwatersrand, and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Human Sciences at the University of Western Australia.
Benjamin is a Research Assistant at the Biometry and Evolutionary Biology Laboratory at the University of Lyon, in France, and an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Physiology at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Ned, a Claude Leon Foundation postdoctoral fellow, is a comparative physiologist with an interest in understanding the relationships between structure and function across a range of species. He obtained his PhD at the University of Adelaide, under the supervision of the eminent comparative physiologist, Roger Seymour.
Tanja studied the responses of birds to heat during her PhD at the University of Cape Town, under the supervision of Susie Cunningham and Andrew McKechnie. Having lived in the Kalahari for much of that time, she extends her interests now to understand how mammals in hot, arid environments will cope with climate change.
Technical staff & NRF interns
Associate research officer and PhD candidate: Body temperature patterns as an indication of nutritional well-being in ungulates.
PhD candidate: A comparative study of movement and thermoregulatory responses of blue wildebeest and gemsbok to aridity.
PhD candidate: Effects of size, social status and age on body temperature regulation: a comparison of free-living chacma baboons and vervet monkeys.
PhD candidate: Flexibility of body temperature and behaviour in sable antelope.
PhD candidate: Body temperature, diet and activity of free-living ground pangolins (Smutsia temminckii) in a semi-arid environment.
MSc candidate: Effect of lactation on body temperatures of free-living vervet monkeys.
PhD candidate: Physiological effects of rapid intravenous infusion of fluids for the treatment of hypovolaemic hypotension in anaesthetised cats.
Veterinary Senior Manager, South African National Parks
PhD (2017): Understanding the physiological basis for managing anaesthetic related hypoxia in wildlife.
Guide, Londolozi Game Reserve, South Africa
MSc (2016): The relationship between body and environmental temperatures in savanna elephants (Loxodonta africana).
Park Warden, Gondwana Collection, Namibia
MSc (2016): Tremors in white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) during chemical immobilisation.
MBA candidate, Stanford University, USA
PhD (2016): Reduction of respiratory depression during chemical immobilization of herbivores.
Lecturer, University of Arizona, USA
Postdoctoral fellow (2014)
Research Assistant, University of Pretoria, South Africa
MSc (2016): Behavioural thermoregulation in free-ranging savanna elephants (Loxodonta africana).
PhD (2017): Thermoregulation, febrile responses and intestinal fluid secretion of local pigs: responses that could buffer effects of climate change.
Conservation Biologist, Arizona, USA
Postdoctoral fellow (2015)
Senior Lecturer, University of South Africa (UNISA), South Africa
PhD (2017): Water conservation strategies of large African ungulates.
Project Officer, International Panel for Climate Change, Germany
PhD (2018): Physiological plasticity of free-living aardvark (Orycteropus afer) during changes in climate and resource availability.