Lab manager Resume for Mr Sianga Keoikantse

 

CAREER PROFILE: I am a meticulous male within the Okavango Research Institute (University of Botswana) with diverse experience in herbivores and plant ecology.

 

CAREER OBJECTIVE

To be a Wildlife Monitor.

 

SKILLS AND COMPENTENCES

Excellent communication and computer skills. Open to new ideas and learn new things and implement them when required. Competent, fast learning and adapt to change easily to meet the changing demands of the work environment.

Excellent statistics skills (both SPSS and R). Results oriented and energetic young person. Strong Analytical skills. I work excellently as part of team to deliver and open-minded towards promoting team spirit.

Knowledgeable about ArcGIS application. Can cope very well under pressure.

 

EXPERIENCE

2013 August to present large herbivore & Plant Ecologist: Okavango Research Institute, Maun, Botswana.

Responsibilities: Remote sensing Vegetation mapping of different vegetation communities in northern Botswana. Vegetation surveys (grasses, trees & herbaceous) in various communities. Forage quality & quantity assessments (plant nutrient analysis). Assessing the relationship between soil and plant nutrients. Assessing the impacts of herbivory on herbaceous layer with distance from permanent water in the Okavango Delta and Linyanti Swamp.

2011 June- 2013 July Large herbivore Researcher: Okavango Research Institute, Maun, Botswana.

Responsibilities: Collared zebra and buffalo in Savuti-Mababe-Linyanti Ecosystem with Satellite and Data logger collars. Tracked these two herbivore species. Generated movement maps and home ranges from their seasonal movement patters in ArcGIS 10.

 

Collected grass samples from their foraging positions and analysed for sodium, calcium, phosphorus and nitrogen.

2010 June-2011 June Research Assistant; Okavango Research Institute, Maun, Botswana.

Responsibilities: Tracked herbivore species in Savuti-Mababe-Linyanti Ecosystem Aerial surveys of various herbivores in northern Botswana. Collected grass samples from their foraging positions and analysed for nutrients. Determined grass biomass.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Transboundary Buffalo movement: Evidence for the importance of Transfrontier Conservation Areas. South African Journal of Wildlife Research. In press.

Convergence and divergence of seasonal habitat use by buffalo and zebra in the Savuti-Mababe-Linyanti (SML) ecosystem of northern Botswana. Wildlife monographs. In review.

Summary of the functions from my work experience

Collaring and tracking herbivores Presentations Research

 

TRAINING

Research Methodology Graduate Course (Okavango Research Institute, Botswana 2011)

Remote Sensing course (Okavango Research Institute, Botswana 2011) The Future Okavango Workshop (Maun Lodge, Botswana 2011) Okavango Research Institute Seminar Presentations (Maun, Botswana 2011) The Future Okavango Assessment Workshop (Rundu, Namibia 2012) Savanna Networking Meeting (Skukuza, South Africa 2013) Aridzone Ecology Forum (Kimberley, South Africa 2013)

 

MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEES AND ASSOCIATIONS

I am currently advising Okavango Community Trust with effective ways of coordinating the association

 

EDUCATION

August 2013 – present: Okavango Research Institute (Maun), University of Botswana Doctorate of Philosophy in Natural Resources Management

June 2011-July 2013: University of Botswana (Okavango Research Institute, Maun) Master of Philosophy in Natural Resources Management

majoring in herbivore Ecology

June 2006-June 2010: Murdoch University (Western Australia) Bachelor of Science in Conservation Biology with a minor in Applied

Statistics.

 

 

August 2004- May 2006: University of Botswana (Botswana). Bachelor of Science (General) February 2002-October 2003: Maun Senior Secondary School (39 points)

January 1999-December 2001: Sedie Junior Secondary School (Passed with first class) January 1992- December 1998: Mathiba Primary School (Passed with first class).

COMPUTER SKILLS

Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office. Excellent knowledge in using search tools, browser and email features.