DR PETER CALVERLY (BSc. Hons., MSc, PhD)

Image of Dr Peter Calverly (BSc. Hons., MSc, PhD) observing Crocodiles

Peter has acquired the following skills:

 

The ability to design, implement and run a scientific study over a one, two and three year period, gathering results, analysing data and communicating findings in a manner acceptable to the international scientific community.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • ASA Africa Registered Rafting and Hiking Guide
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)
  • Bachelor of Science Ecological Sciences (2005-2007)
  • Bachelor of Science Honours Ecological Sciences (2008)
  • Master of Science in Biological Sciences (2009-2010)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Conservation and Ecological Science (2011-2013)
  • Gay Langmuir Bursary
  • UKZN Internal Bursary
  • National Research Foundation Scarce Skills Award
  • Doctoral Research Grant

 

COMPLETED COURSES:

 

  • BIOL701P1 Biology/Ecology Tools and Skills
  • BIOL724P1 Conservation Ecology
  • BIOL790P0 Biology/Ecology Research Project
  • BIOL312P2 Wildlife Conservation and Management
  • BIOL325P2 Reproduction & Behavioural Ecology
  • BIOL390P2 Biology/Ecology Research Project PM Certificate of Merit
  • BIOL300P1 Professional Communication for Biologists
  • BIOL303P1 Community Ecology
  • BIOL203P2 Population Ecology
  • BIOL222P2 Vertebrate Biology
  • ENVS230PV SA Biophysical Environments Field Course PM Certificate of Merit
  • ECOL810 Upper Second. First class pass
  • Adventure/nature guiding (1996 – 2012). Zingela Safari and River Company. Isibindi Adventures. Jozini Tiger Lodge. Pongola River Company.
  • Field assistant – UKZN field trip to Kruger National Park (2002).
  • Demonstrator overseeing 1st year Biological courses in the department of Biological and Conservation Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (2008).
  • Academic Tutor overseeing 1st year Biology students in the department of Biological and Conservation Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (2008).
  • Founder and manager KwaNyamazane Conservancy and Pongola River Company (2010 – 2014).

 

PUBLICATIONS:

 

  • Calverley PM. 2008. Rehabilitation of overgrazed areas in the Tugela Valley with particular reference to the role of the desert karoid shrub Blepharis natalensis in natural succession. Unpublished Honours dissertation. University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg.
  • Calverley PM. 2011. The conservation and ecology of Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) in Ndumo Game Reserve. Unpublished MSc thesis, University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Calverley PM. 2013. The conservation ecology of Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) in north eastern KwaZulu-Natal and south eastern Mozambique. Unpublished PhD dissertation, University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Calverley, P. & Downs, C.T. Habitat use by Nile crocodiles in Ndumo Game Reserve, South Africa: a naturally patchy environment. Submitted to Herpetologica
  • Calverley, P. & Downs, C.T. Population status of Nile crocodiles in Ndumo Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (1971 – 2012). Submitted to Herpetologica
  • Calverley, P. & Downs, C.T. Movement and home range of Nile crocodiles in Ndumo Game Reserve, South Africa. Submitted to Journal of Herpetology
  • Calverley, P. & Downs, C.T. The past and present nesting ecology of Nile crocodiles in Ndumo Game Reserve, South Africa: Reason for concern?. Submitted to Journal of Herpetology

 

PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS:

 

  • Calverley PM. Rehabilitation of overgrazed areas in the Tugela Valley with particular reference to the role of the desert karoid shrub Blepharis natalensis in natural succession. UKZN Honours presentation.
  • Calverley, P & CT Downs Habitat use of the Nile crocodile in Ndumo Game Reserve, South Africa: a naturally patchy environment. Nile Crocodile Workshop January 2010.
  • Calverley, P. Conservation and Ecology of Nile Crocodiles in north eastern KZN. Tembe Elephant Park. 2011.
  • Calverley, P & CT Downs Nile crocodiles in Ndumo Game Reserve, South Africa. Nile Crocodile Workshop February 2011.
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