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Fiona MacKay

Marine Scientist

Durban, 4000, South Africa

Skills

Management

Data analysis

Ecology

Environmental Science

Languages

Awards

Activities

About

Eighteen years employed as a scientist in the field of estuarine and marine ecology, specialising in macrobenthic invertebrates as indicators of ecosystem status and health. Positions held include junior scientist in an estuarine research group (1996/7); senior research assistant running research and commercial contract projects on estuaries and marine macrobenthic surveys (1997-2005); scientist developing an estuarine research portfolio (2006) and since 2007 senior scientist running the portfolio ‘Estuaries and Soft Sediment Ecology’. Technical expertise also extends into coastal freshwater environments (coastal lakes and rivers) to further a specialist interest in invertebrate ecology and the effects of abiotic constituents (water and sediment quality) on these fauna. This wide understanding of the transitions and linkages from one ecosystem to another has lead to research related to understanding of broad scale ecosystem function, connectivity and anthropogenic/climatic effects on the coastal environment. Professional experience has spanned applied and primary research areas and emanates from studies ranging from specialist commercial consultancies for issue driven projects to specific research funding grants for environment reporting, biological baseline studies and hypothesis-testing.

Education

University of KwaZulu-Natal

2010 - 2010

University of Zululand

Estuarine Ecology , Estuarine Ecology

April 1996 - April 1996

Rhodes University

Zoology & Botany , Zoology & Botany

April 1990 - April 1990

Rhodes University

Estuarine Ecology , Estuarine Ecology

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Experience

Academic staff member – Lecturer (honorary appoi

University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa , Durban

January 2010 - January 2015

Senior Scientist and Portfolio Leader

Oceanographic Research Institute , Durban

January 2007 - January 2015

Permanent Appointment, managing research portfolio Estuaries and Soft Sediment Ecology

Scientist

Oceanographic Research Institute , Durban

January 2005 - January 2007

Permanent Appointment, establishing research portfolio Estuaries

Workplace personality

100+

Company Size

12

Day Length

25+

Team Size

Loud

Noise Level

Formal

Dress Code

Benefits

N/A

Commute

Relocate

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