Theo is currently completing his MSc in Environmental Science at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg campus. His interests are focused around innovations in natural resource management and environmental governance, to improve the manner in which society interacts with the natural world. As such, his Masters research was based on the premise that contemporary environmental issues have become increasingly complex as anthropogenic disturbances continue to exacerbate the disruption of ecosystems. Thus, he aimed to understand these interactions to foster the implementation of functional governance structures which actively considers both the social and ecological aspects of the modern world.
Theo joined the Institute of Natural Resources in 2019 as an intern to be a part of a team which will make a positive difference in terms of environmental management, and to also learn the necessary skills required to one day become a professional environmental scientist