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Work experience

2013
July-Sept               Annual August road cruising for Western Leopard Toads: breeding times, numbers and road mortality. Bergvliet, Cape Town. Tony Rebelo and James Morton
Sept                        Monitoring the Capensibufo rosei breeding sites at Cape Point and Silvermine, one day fieldwork. Shelly Edwards
2012
Dec                         Zululand Tree Project, UCT student 3rd year trip. 2 weeks. Excavating Mopani and Acacia nigrescens to observe effect of climate on root and stem growth in and around Kruger N.P. Nikki Stevens. Measuring the burn height and regrowth in Hluhluwe N.P. Heath Beckett.
Nov                        Seed collection for restoration project, Blaauwberg N.R. Pat Holmes and Stewart Hall
July-Sept               Annual August road cruising for Western Leopard Toads: breeding times, numbers and road mortality. Bergvliet, Cape Town. Tony Rebelo and James Morton
July                        Measuring morphological differences between Xenopus gilli and X. laevis at Cape Point, 1 day, John Measy
June                       Grysbok census at Lentegeer Conservation Area. Cliff Dorse (City of Cape Town) and James Morton
Feb                         Stomatal conductance rate of Palmiet at Jonkershoek N.R. 1 day fieldwork. Alanna Rebelo
2012                      Cushion stars: setting up enclosures. 2 days fieldwork. Welly Qwabe
2012                      Seagrass lab work: counting, measuring and cleaning >50 hours of work. Cloverley Lawrence
2011
Nov                        Seagrass sampling at Laangebaan, 2 separate days of fieldwork. Cloverley Lawrence
July-Sept               Annual August road cruising for Western Leopard Toads: breeding times, numbers and road mortality. Bergvliet, Cape Town. Tony Rebelo and James Morton
July                        Field observation and data collection of Girdled Lizards (Cordylus Oelofseni) on Landdroskop, Western Cape. Helene Basson (MSc University of Stellenbosch) and Dr S Clusella-Trullas (University of Stellenbosch).
Jan                         Noosing of lizards, DNA samples, bite force measurements and endurance tests. Week trip. Klein Karoo and Groot Winterhoek Wilderness Area, Western Cape. John Measy, Krystal Tolley and Bieke Vanhooydonck
Jan                         Noosing of lizards, DNA samples, bite force measurements and endurance tests. Week trip. Heidelberg, Western Cape. John Measy and Bieke Vanhooydonck.
2011                      Processing frog specimens for preservation at Iziko museum, an afternoons work. With Marius Burger
2010
2010                      Chameleon (Bradypodion pumilium) stomach sample analysis at SANBI, lab work in the afternoons spread over month. This was presented as a poster at the Eskom Young Scientists Expo 2010 in Pretoria and contributed to Measy et al., 2011. Krystal Tolley  and John Measy
July-Sept               Annual August road cruising for Western Leopard Toads: breeding times, numbers and road mortality. Bergvliet, Cape Town. Tony Rebelo and James Morton
2009
July-Sept               Annual August road cruising for Western Leopard Toads: breeding times, numbers and road mortality. Bergvliet, Cape Town. Tony Rebelo and James Morton
March                    Small mammal trapping at Tokai Plantation. Field assistant for Alanna Rebelo
2008
July-Sept               Annual August road cruising for Western Leopard Toads: breeding times, numbers and road mortality. Bergvliet, Cape Town. Tony Rebelo
2007
Sept                        Kokerboom monitoring in the Northern Cape and Namibia. 4 days fieldwork. Tony Rebelo
April                       Southern African Reptile Conservation Assessment (SARCA) Field Survey No. 21. Limpopo Province, Daberas and Caramaan. Marius Burger
2006
April                       Southern African Reptile Conservation Assessment (SARCA) Field Survey No. 11. Northern Cape Province, Daberas and Caramaan. Marius Burger

Conference and workshop attendance

Conferences
Jan   2011       Herpetological Association of Africa (HAA) Conference, Cape Town, South Africa
Oct   2014       Herpetological Association of Africa (HAA) Conference, Gobabeb, Namibia  

July   2015      ESSA & ZSSA combined conference, Rhodes University, South Africa

Oct   2016       Herpetological Association of Africa (HAA) Conference,Bonamazi, South Africa

July   2017      ESSA & ZSSA combined conference, Pretoria, South Africa

    

Workshops

Nov  2015       Southern African amphibian redlisting review workshop

June 2017       South African reptile redlisting review workshop

Courses

April 2013       Fynbos Identification Course (assistant), Dr. Tony Rebelo
2011                Friends of Tokai: The plan for restoration of Tokai Plantation

Publication record

Research articles:

  • Measey, G. J., Rebelo, A. D., Herrel, A., Vanhooydonck, B., & Tolley, K. A. (2011). Diet, morphology and performance in two chameleon morphs: do harder bites equate with harder prey?. Journal of Zoology, 285(4), 247-255.

  • Kumschick, S., Vimercati, G., de Villiers, F. A., Mokhatla, M. M., Davies, S. J., Thorp, C. J., ... & Measey, G. J. (2017). Impact assessment with different scoring tools: How well do alien amphibian assessments match?. Neobiota, 33, 53.

  • Kumschick, S., Measey, G. J., Vimercati, G., Villiers, F. A., Mokhatla, M. M., Davies, S. J., ... & Kraus, F. (2017). How repeatable is the Environmental Impact Classification of Alien Taxa (EICAT)? Comparing independent global impact assessments of amphibians. Ecology and evolution, 7(8), 2661-2670.

  • Kumschick, S., Vimercati, G., de Villiers, F. A., Mokhatla, M. M., Davies, S. J., Thorp, C. J., ... & Measey, G. J. (2017). Impact assessment with different scoring tools: How well do alien amphibian assessments match?. Neobiota, 33, 53.

  • Measey, J., Davies, S. J., Vimercati, G., Rebelo, A., Schmidt, W., & Turner, A. (2017). Invasive amphibians in southern Africa: A review of invasion pathways. Bothalia-African Biodiversity & Conservation, 47(2), 1-12.

  • Measey, G. J., Vimercati, G., Villiers, F. D., Mokhatla, M., Davies, S. J., Thorp, C. J., ... & Kumschick, S. (2016). A global assessment of alien amphibian impacts in a formal framework. Diversity and Distributions, 22(9), 970-981.

Short notes:

  • Rebelo, A. (2017). Toxic Effect (Cacosternum capense). African Herp News, 65, 24.

 
 
 

I'm always looking for new and interesting things to photograph, and when I do I add them to iNaturalist where they can be identified and used in upcoming research. It's also a great tool to organise my observations and keep lists of species that I've encountered. 

Here is a summary of my contributions during 2017:

iNat 2017

Citizen Science contributions

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