Posts by Roan Plotz

Roan Plotz

Hey, I'm Roan. I am a PhD Candidate at the Centre for Biodiversity and Restoration Ecology, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ, and Centre for African Conservation Ecology, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, R.S.A. I've spent three years researching and tracking black rhino on foot in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, Zululand, towards my PhD (which I plan to hand in within the next few months). I also completed a BSc (ConsBiolEcol) Honours degree from Dept Zoology La Trobe University in Australia. I am a born and bred South African (still a citizen), who emigrated when I was 17 to Melbourne, Australia. I finished school there and then pursued Biological Sciences and did remote fieldwork on fur seals on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. I taught high school for two years in London and then took up the PhD of black rhino for the last 4-5 years. For all my publications and details see my LinkedIn Profile



If ever an animal required full use of its ears, it would be the rhino. Rhino may be large, but as far as visual acuity goes they are analogous with the diminutive bat. Nevertheless, these short sighted behemoths have carved

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