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climate change
National Research Foundation P-rated researchers Associate Professor Lindsey Gillson (top) and Dr Gina Ziervogel form
part of the extensive network at UCT who are affiliated with the African Climate and Development Initiative. Associate
Professor Gillson is Deputy Director of the Plant Conservation Unit in the Department of Botany. She is currently working
on projects in South African biomes, focusing particularly on long-term vegetation dynamics at ecotones. Her research
interests include applied palaeoecology, conservation and ecosystem management as well as linking ecological and
social systems. Dr Ziervogel’s research is on development in a context of climate change. Through this she has focused
on a number of areas including municipal adaptation strategies, institutional barriers to adaptation, flood governance,
water and food security. Dr Ziervogel is a senior lecturer in the Department of Environmental and Geographical Science.