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INR Interns Presents at UKZN Postgraduate & Innovation Symposium
The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) hosted their annual Postgraduate Research & Innovation Symposium (PRIS) at their Westville campus on the 25th Of October 2018. Four of our INR interns, Thembani Nxumalo, Mlungisi Shabalala, Nosipho Makaya and Matthew Dickey, displayed their research posters at the event and attended various oral presentations which were presented by students from the School of Agricultural, Earth & Environmental Sciences (SAEES).
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.