North West University Zoology

By | October 26, 2018

North West University Zoology

North West University Zoology,  In Zoology, animal variety, their interaction with each other and the environment, as well as their structure and function are studied. It is of utmost importance that we know the animals (and the plants) that share the planet with us as thoroughly as possible. Animals influence the life and wellbeing of humans in various ways.  We are dependent on animals as food source, as companions in the form of pets, as integral part of the ecosystem and also as a source of labour. We compete with various animals. This includes animals that threaten our food sources as well as those animals that parasitize on both humans and animals. Zoologists are needed in diverse fields including: biosystematics, zoological research, ecology, ecotoxicology, epidemiology, agriculture, nature conservation, natural history museums, environmental management, education, parasitology, pest management, taxidermy, fresh water and marine research and veterinary science.
Zoology consists of the following subjects:

  • Lower invertebrates
  • Higher invertebrates and chordates
  • Developmental Biology
  • Comparative Animal Physiology
  • Ecology
  • Parasitology
  • Ethology
  • Ecology: Tourism

Prof Ché Weldon

Associate Professor in Zoology
  +27 18 299 2375
  [email protected]
  Building E6, Office G09, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom
 BSc (UOFS), BSc Hons (UOFS), MSc (UOFS), PhD (PU for CHE)
 Conservation, ecology and diseases of amphibians

Prof Corrie Wolmarans

  +27 18 299 2389
  [email protected]
  Building E6, Office G15, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom
 Parasitology, Epidemiology

Ms Cynthia Huyser

Senior Administrative Assistant
  +27 18 299 4348
  [email protected]
  Building E4, Office G10, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom

Prof Driekie Fourie

  +27 18 293 3683
  [email protected]
  Eko Rehab, Thabo Mbeki Rd, Potchefstroom, Potchefstroom
 Nematologist that specialises in nematode ecology, host plant resistance and evaluation of eco-friendly strategies to combat plant-parasitic nematodes.

Prof Hannalene du Plessis

  +27 18 293 3863
  [email protected]
  Building E6, Eco-rehabilitation Laboratory, Potchefstroom
 Entomology and integrated pest management

Prof Henk Bouwman

  +27 18 299 2377
  [email protected]
  Building E6, Office 109, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom
 B.Sc. B.Sc Hons, M.Sc. PhD
 Environmental Pollution and Bird Ecology

Prof Johnnie van den Berg

Program Manager: Integrated Pest Management
  +27 18 299 2376
  [email protected]
  Building E6, Office G07, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom
 Integrated Pest Management

Ms Leoné Hudson

Administrative Officer, Zoology
  +27 18 299 2524
  [email protected]
  Building E6, Office G17, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom

Mr Lieb Venter

Laboratory Manager
  +27 18 299 2369
  [email protected]
  Building E6, Office G19, Potchefstroom Campus , Potchefstroom

Prof Louis du Preez

  +27 18 299 2372
  [email protected]
  Building E6, Office G16, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom

Prof Mark Maboeta

Sucject Chair for Zoology and Professor
  +27 18 299 2501
  [email protected]
  Building E6, Office 124, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom
 BSc, BSc Hons, MSc, PhD
 Ecotoxicology and organic waste management

Prof Nico Smit

  +27 18 299 ****
  [email protected]
  Building E4, Potchefstroom
 Aquatic Ecology, Wildlife Parasitology