By improving our understanding of how free-living mammals function, the Wildlife Conservation Physiology team at the University of the Witwatersrand aims to contribute to informed conservation and management of arid-zone mammals.

We have two main research themes:

  1. to understand the physiological plasticity available to free-living mammals to cope with climate change,

  2. to improve the physiological welfare of mammals during conservation management practices, such as immobilization and translocation.