Department of Botany and Zoology
Professor Guy Midgley is an internationally acknowledged expert in the field of biodiversity and global change science. His primary research interests are plants, water and carbon relations – specifically photosynthesis and higher order responses to elevated CO2 and climate change. He co-developed and published a synthetic modelling framework and tool (BIOMOVE) in 2010 for assessing population and geographic range change, which was successfully applied in California. He has led and contributed to several policy-related government reports and collaborated internationally on global change research themes in Chile, Australia, USA, UK, Germany, France, Botswana and Namibia. In 2014, Thomson Reuters listed him as a “Highly Cited Researcher”, one of only six in South Africa. He has authored/co-authored more than 160 scientific and popular publications.