Bayworld Centre for Research & Education

Terrestrial Biology

Research Associate:Werner Conradie
PE Museum/Bayworld
Research Interests:
  • Herpetology
  • Systematic
  • Conservation
  • Collections & curation
Current Projects:
  • EDGE fellowship: Assessment and mitigation of threats to the critically endangered ghost frogs of South Africa
  • Taxonomy and phylogeny of Angolan lacertids of the genus Pedioplanis, with the description of two new species of the P. benguellensis complex
  • Description of a new species of reed frog (Hyperolius) from Angola
  • Re-assessment of two distant populations of Acontias breviceps
  • In search of the critically endangerd Amatola Toad (Vandijkophrynus amatolicus)
  • Using DNA barcoding to describe unknown tadpoles
  • Determine the trophic status of tadpoles in the ecosystem using stable isotoop
Former Projects:
  • Seasonal variation in the anuran diversity in the Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site
Collaborators:Dr Ché Weldon
  - North-West University, Potchefstroom
 Dr Ernst Swarts
  - SAIAB, Grahamstown
 Dr John Measey
  - SANBI, Kirstenbosch
 Dr Michael Cunningham
  - University of the Free State, Phuthaditjhaba
 Krystal Tolley
  - SANBI, Kirstenbosch
 Miss Helen Meredith
  - EDGE Amphibian coordinator, ZSL
 Mr Roger Bills
  - SAIAB, Grahamstown
 Prof Louis du Preez
  - North-West University, Potchefstroom
 Prof Nigel Barker
  - Rhodes University, Grahamstown
 Prof Savel Daniels
  - University of Stellenbosch
Research Team:William R Branch
  - PE Museum/Bayworld