Speakers tagged: botany

Bruce Anderson

Straddling the fascinating fields of botany and zoology at Stellenbosch University, Bruce Anderson is interested in how the living world has been shaped by, and is completely dependent upon intricate interactions between different organisms. His ongoing research focusing on fascinating mutualisms between carnivorous plants and insects, as well as flowers and their pollinators.

Rupert Koopman

Rupert Koopman is a botanist at CapeNature. Rupert completed his BSc at the University of the Western Cape and worked as an environmental consultant before taking on a targeted botany internship with the South African National Biodiversity Institute programme, Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers. He focuses his energies in raising awareness of the various ways communities rely on fynbos and the natural environment, fostering a greater commitment to their conservation for future generations. In 2011 he was elected chairman of the Kirstenbosch branch of the Botanical Society of South Africa. He also serves on the council of the Botanical Society.