Cornelis van der Waal

Free-lance ecologist. Omaruru, Namibia

Cornelis van der Waal is a local ecologist active in the fields of rangeland management, restoration and biodiversity assessments as researcher, lecturer and practitioner.

Since 2012, Cornelis has been involved in Gobabeb activities including the co-supervision of GTRIP student projects, a Youth Environmental Summit and conducting restoration research and assessing potential mining impacts on the ecology of a Namib Desert system.

He is the recipient of a PhD in Resource Ecology (University of Wageningen, the Netherlands) and also holds degrees in pasture and grassland sciences (BSc and MSc), as well as wildlife management (BSc Honours).

Cornelis and his family moved to Namibia in 2009 where he lives with his wife and two boys on a small-holding close to Omaruru. He and his family are passionate about visiting wild places in southern Africa.      

His web site is here.

His ResearchGate profile is here.