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Wo are we?



A number of persons have been to Antarctica as part of our team. Not all have been students under the project, but rather colleagues or collaborators. Needless to say, a number of incredibly interesting and wonderful people have worked under and with our project (Landscape Processes in Antarctic Ecosystems). This year the team, under the leadership of our Principal Investigator Ian Meiklejohn, will include three new members (or ‘newbies’ as they are affectionally known), as well as members of our colleagues from the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology of Rhodes University. This team will be under the leadership of Dr Gwyneth Matcher.

Our ‘newbies’ are Jenna, Nicola and Tebogo. They are all 1st year Masters students in the Geography Department of Rhodes University and are going to Antarctica to complete field work integral to their respective projects. None of them have been to the Antarctic before. Dr Matcher will take two students with her. Karin already went to Antarctica during the last Austral summer, whereas Sunet will be going to the southernmost content of our planet for the first time.  Over the course of the next few weeks, or until the Agulhas II departs Cape Town for the Antarctic, we will publish a short biography on each of these team members. Each member’s bio will be accompanied by a biography (short, of course) on someone that has gone to the Antarctic on previous occasions.

If you would like to know more about the South African National Antarctic Programme  (others known as SANAP) click here. Would you like to know a bit more on on the South African research station of SANAE IV? Have a look at another one of our pages or click here. More information on our (meaning: South African) AMAZING research vessel, the S.A. Agulhas II, and her later position can be found here. We would love to hear your comments and feedback so please feel free to drop us an email or write a comment below. Happy reading and watch this space for our first bio. Coming soon!!!!

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