Coordinator: Invasive Species South
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CABI, Canary Bird, 673 Limuru Road, Muthaiga, PO Box 633-00621, Nairobi, Kenya
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I have been working in the field of invasion biology for the past 15 years. Within this time I have mainly concentrated on researching the biological control of invasive plants and the management of invasive plant species. I have travelled widely and have had the opportunity to observe plant invasions in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Australia, and a host of African countries including Ghana, Madagascar, Zambia, South Africa, Uganda, Ethiopia and Mozambique among others.
I am currently the Coordinator for Invasive Species South, based in South Africa, and the International Project Coordinator for the GEF/UNEP project, "Removing Barriers to Invasive Plant Management in Africa" which is active in Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda, and Zambia. The project aims to strengthen policies and legislation on Invasive Alien Species (IAS); create awareness of the threats posed by IAS; build capacity to manage invasive species; and implement control strategies at selected sites in each of the four countries. I have considerable knowledge on invasive plants and their control and feel strongly that more needs to be done to manage them, especially in Africa, where they pose a massive threat to biodiversity, food security, economic development and human health.