Welcome to the Institute of Natural Resources (INR)
We are a team of passionate, professional people applying innovative science to catalyse change for a better planet.
Partnering with government, civil society, the private sector and other leading research organisations we develop cutting edge solutions to support the resolution of natural resource challenges; we provide advice to practitioners, researchers and policy makers; we integrate effort; we build the capacity of graduate professionals to operate effectively in the workplace; and we advocate an environmentally secure future for all. We are an independent, non-profit, public benefit organisation committed to serving the people of southern Africa.
Congratulations to our interns, Thembani Nxumalo, Nosipho Makaya and Mlungisi Shabalala, who graduated with their master’s degrees at UKZN on the 13th of September 2018!
Thembani Nxumalo graduated with a Master of Science in Agriculture. His dissertation “Development of a Biocontrol Agent, Lecanicillium attenuatum (Zare & Gams), of Wheat Leaf Rust (Puccinia triticina Eriks)”, was supervised by Prof Mark Laing and Dr Sackey Yobo from UKZN’s Discipline of Plant Pathology.
Nosipho Makaya graduated with a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences. Her dissertation “Remote Sensing Applications for Detecting and Mapping the Spatial Distribution of Gullies in a Communal Grazing Landscape”, was supervised by Prof Onisimo Mutanga from UKZN who specializes in GIS and Earth Observation.
Mlungisi Shabalala graduated with a Master of Science in Hydrology. His dissertation “Modelling the Impacts of Changes in Agricultural Management Practices on Water Resources with Declining Hydrometeorogical Data in the uThukela Catchment”, was supervised by Dr Michelle Toucher from the Centre for Water Resource Research at UKZN.