Dr Candice Jansen Van Rensburg
Position
Lecturer
Department
Zoology and Entomology
Address
D 119B
DIERKUNDE EN ENTOMOLOGIE
IB 49
R8613
Telephone
051 4019357
Office
119B
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Short CV

University of the Free State

Department of Zoology & Entomology

P.O. Box 339

University of the Free State

Bloemfontein

9300

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

 

2008 - 2010                             Master of Nematology, Ghent University, Belgium (with Great Distinction)

Mini-Thesis                            NEMATODES FROM THE BAKWENA CAVE IN IRENE, SOUTH AFRICA

2001 – 2006                            Philosophiae Doctorae (Zoology) UFS

Thesis:                                   DIGENEAN PARASITES FROM FISH OF THE OKAVANGO RIVER & DELTA, BOTSWANA

1999 - 2000:                           Magister Scientiae (Zoology) UFS (cum laude)

Dissertation:                         SNAIL BORNE LARVAL TREMATODES OF THE OKAVANGO RIVER & DELTA, BOTSWANA

1998:                                      Honneursbaccalaureus Scientiae U.O.F.S

1995-1997:                             Baccalaureus Scientiae U.O.F.S

SYMPOSIUM CONTRIBUTIONS

POSTER PRESENTATIONS AT NATIONAL OR INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUMS

2001:  Microscope Society of Southern Africa; Conference held in Johannesburg, South Africa.  Title of PresentationParasites infecting the sharptooth catfish, Clarias gariepinus in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.  (1st Author)

ORAL PRESENTATIONS AT NATIONAL OR INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUMS (All as 1st Author)

1998:  Microscopy Society Of Southern Africa; Conference held in Johannesburg, South Africa.  Title of Presentation:  Larval Trematodes of Sandelia capensis.

1999:  Microscopy Society Of Southern Africa; Conference held in Bloemfontein, South Africa.  Title of PresentationCercariae occurring in snail intermediate hosts in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.

2002:  15th International Congress on Electron Microscopy; Conference held in Durban, South Africa.  Title of PresentationOccurrence of Acanthocephalans from fishes in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.

2002:  Parasitological Society of Southern Africa; Conference held at Golden Gate, South Africa.  Title of PresentationClinostomum spp. infecting the sharptooth catfish, Clarias gariepinus from the Okavango Delta, Botswana.

2003:  6th International Symposium on Fish Parasites; Conference held in Bloemfontein, South AfricaTitle of Presentation:  Digenetic trematodes occurring in Synodontis nigromaculatus and Clarias gariepinus from the Okavango River & Delta, Botswana.

2004:  Parasitological Society of Southern Africa; Conference held at Pilanesberg, South Africa.  Title of PresentationIs parasite diversity an indication of host niche adaptation?

2005: Parasitological Society of Southern Africa; Conference held at Magoebaskloof, South Africa.  Title of PresentationThe Okavango Delta: A haven for digenean parasites.

2005:  Microscopy Society Of Southern Africa; Conference held in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.  Title of PresentationDigenetic trematodes collected from six fish families in the Okavango River and Delta, Botswana.

2006:  Microscopy Society Of Southern Africa; Conference held in Port Elizabeth, South AfricaTitle of PresentationSite preferences amongst digenetic trematodes from fish in the Okavango Delta.

2007:  7th International Symposium on Fish Parasites; Conference held in Viterbo, Italy.  Title of Presentation:  Diplostomatids inducing behavioural changes in fish species of the Okavango River and Delta, Botswana.

2008:  Microscopy Society Of Southern Africa; Conference held in Gaborone BotswanaTitle of PresentationProctoeces sp. (Trematode:Digenea) in the brown mussel, Perna perna

2010:  The South African Academy for Science and Art: Biological Sciences Division; Congress held at Roodeplaat, Pretoria.  Title of PresentationNematodes from the Bakwena Cave in Irene, South Africa.

2011:  Nematological Society Of Southern Africa; Conference held at Spier, Stellenbosch, South AfricaTitle of Presentation:  New nematode records from the Bakwena Cave, South Africa.

2012:  Parasitological Society of southern Africa; Conference held in Bloemfontein, South Africa.  Title of presentation: Plant parasitic nematodes from the Bakwena Cave, South Africa. 

2014:  6th International conference of Nematology; Conference held in Cape Town, South Africa.  Title of PresentationNematodes from the Seekoeivlei Nature Reserve, Memel, South Africa

DEPARTMENTAL ACTIVITIES

From 2006 until 2008 & 2010- present: patron for the departmental magazine, the Kovshaan which appears bi-annually.

From 2015 - Programme Director for the Department of Zoology and Entomology


SUMMARY OF SCIENTIFIC OUTPUTS

Postgraduate students: 2 Honours student and three M.Sc students (one currently still busy, two completed)

Conference contributions: 19 national, 6 as co-author, 4 international

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings:  8

Published abstract in accredited journals: 12

Published full length papers in accredited journals: 5

 

Publications (Short List)

DURAND, F., SWART, A., MARAIS, W., JANSEN VAN RENSBURG, C., HABIG, J., DIPPENAAR-SCHOEMAN, A., UECKERMANN, E., JACOBS, R., DE WET, L. & TIEDT, L.  2012.  Die karst-ekologie van die Bakwenagrot (Gauteng).  Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie 31(1), 17 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ satnt.v31i1.275

JANION-SCHEEPERS, C., MEASEY, J., BRASCHLER, B., CHOWN, S.L., COETZEE, L., COLVILLE, J.,  DAMES, J., DAVIES, A.B., DAVIES, S., DAVIS, A., DIPPENAAR-SCHOEMAN, A.S., DUFFY, G., FOURIE, D., GRIFFITHS, C., HADDAD, C.R., HAMER, M., HERBERT, D., HUGO-COETZEE, L.E.A., JACOBS, A., JANSEN VAN RENSBURG, C., LAMANI, S., LOTZ, L.N., LOUW, S.VDM., LYLE, R., MALAN, A., MARAIS, M., NEETHLING, J.A., NXELE, T., PLISKO, D., PRENDINI, L., RINK, A.N., SWART, A., THERON, P., TRUTER, M., UECKERMANN, E., UYS, V.M., VILLET, M.H., WILLOWS-MUNROW, S. & WILSON, J.R.U. 2016. Soil biota in a megadiverse country: current knowledge and future research directions in South Africa. Pedobiologia 59: 129–174.

JANSEN VAN RENSBURG, C., VAN AS, J.G. & KING, P.H.  2013.  New records of digenean parasites of Clarias gariepinus (Pisces: Clariidae) from the Okavango Delta, Botswana, with description of Thaparotrema botswanensis sp. n. (Plathelminthes: Trematoda).  African Invertebrates 54(2): 431-446.

JANSEN VAN RENSBURG, C., KING, P.H. & VAN AS, J.G. 2016. Furcocercous cercariae shed by the freshwater snails Pila occidentalis (Mousson, 1887) and Biomphalaria pfeifferi (Krauss, 1848) in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.  African Journal of Aquatic Sciences 41: 193-203. 

MORAVEC, F., JANSEN VAN RENSBURG, C. & VAN AS, L.L. 2016. Larvae of Contracecum sp. (Nematoda: Anisakidae) in the threatened freshwater fish Sandelia capensis (Anabantidae) in South Africa.  Diseases of Aquatic organisms 120: 251-254.

 

 

Courses Presented

ZLGY3724 - Life Strategies in Arid Environments (sole lecturer)

ZLGY6894 - Capita selecta- Nematology (sole lecturer)

ZLGY6874 - Aquatic Parasitology (presented with Proffs Liesl van As, Jo van As and Linda Basson)

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