Prof Tshifhiwa Mandiwana-Neudani, University of Limpopo

Professor Tshifhiwa Mandiwana-Neudani has a PhD in zoology from the University of Cape Town (2014) with special interest in Biological systematics. Her research has a strong focus on the evolution of birds with investigations that span taxonomy, evolutionary relationships, patterns of distribution of taxa and genealogical lineages in space and time. Her research is currently funded through the CNRS-NRF International Research Programme. She is an Editorial Board member for Nature Portfolio’s Scientific Reports. She is the Secretary of the Southern African Society for Systematic Biology (SASSB) and a member of the DSI Foundational Biodiversity Information Programme (FBIP). She chairs the UL’s Faculty of Science and Agriculture Higher Degrees Committee.