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Vincent Mokoka - PhD Student

Contact
Botanical Institute, Workgroup Linstädter
University of Cologne
Zülpicher Straße 47b
D-50674 Cologne, Germany
Tel: +49 221 470 7905
E-Mail: kamala.mokoka@gmail.com

2nd Affiliation

Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Centre
University of Limpopo
Private Bag X1106
Sovenga 0727
South Africa
Tel: +27 15 268 4006
Mobile: +27 72 446 5916
Email: kamala.mokoka@gmail.com

Current Project

I am currently a PhD student in the BMBF funded research program “LLL - Limpopo Living Landscapes”, Subproject 4: Livelihoods and farming systems.

Research Interests

Range ecology and management
Pasture science
Climate change and the environment
Climate change effects on ecosystem functions and services
Intra- and interspecific variation in plant functional traits

Curriculum Vitae

Education

02/2013 – 09/2016 MSc in Agriculture (Pasture Science) – University of Limpopo, South Africa. Thesis title: Effect of Rainfall on Determination of Tree Age and Establishment Patterns of Acacia tortilis in Limpopo Province, South Africa.  [Download]

01/2008 – 05/2013 BSc in Agriculture (Pasture Science) – University of Limpopo, South Africa

Post-Graduate Education
Since 10/2017 PhD student at the University of Cologne, Germany & University of Limpopo, South Africa (targeting a Dual Degree)

Professional Experience
01/2017 – 09/2017 Research Assistant in the BMBF funded research program 'LLL - Limpopo Living Landscapes', Subproject 4: Livelihoods and farming systems (Principal Investigator Dr. Anja Linstädter, University of Cologne, Germany).

02/2015 – 05/2015 Facilitating and training learners from Expanded Public Works Program on Landscaping skills, Limpopo Province (Mustard Seed Trading Company).

10/2015 – 12/2015 Facilitating and training learners from Expanded Public Works Program on Landscaping skills, Northern Cape (Temnotfo Company).

03/2016 Facilitating and training farmers on Conservation Agriculture NQF Level 2 under the company of Mustard Seed Trading. The implementation of new ways of conserving nature and resources were demonstrated in practical methods.

11/2016 – 12/2016 Facilitating and training Community Work Program (CWP) workers on Landscaping skills, Bela-Bela (Mustard Seed Trading).

Awards and Scholarships
09/2017 – 11/2017 DAAD-SPACES Scholarship for a 3-months research stay in Germany (University of Cologne)

Publications
Mokoka MV, Jordaan JJ, Potgieter MJ. Correlations between growth parameters and establishment of Vachellia tortilis (Forssk.) Hayne populations in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. Afr J Ecol. 2018;00:1–5 (https://doi.org/10.1111/aje.12515).