Scientific Staff

Dr Chris Cupido – Compton Herbarium Manager / Curator 

Systematics of the South African Campanuloideae (Campanulaceae).

Dr John Manning

Systematics and evolutionary biology of Iridaceae. Plants of the Cape Floristic Region.

Dr Dee Paterson-Jones / Snijman

Systematics of Amaryllidaceae and Hypoxidaceae and the Flora of the Succulent Karoo in the N Cape and W Cape, South Africa.

Dr Anthony Magee

Systematics of Apiaceae.

Dr Nicky Bergh

Systematics and evolution of the Cape flora: especially Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae.

Koos Roux  

In Memoriam:

Dr Koos Roux (2 April 1954- 12 May 2013)

It is with great sadness that we ask you to take note that Dr Koos Roux tragically passed away in a cycling accident on 12 May 2013.

Dr Roux served SANBI in various capacities since 1976 and held the portfolio of Curator / Collections Manager of the Compton Herbarium since 2003 until his tragic death.

Dr Roux is survived by his wife, Beth and Son, Kobus.

Koos, who was a fern specialist, is ‘frondly’ missed by his colleagues and the staff at the Compton Herbarium and SANBI.

Resident plant systematist for Invasive Aliens: Early Detection and Rapid Response Programme

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Taxonomist / Systematist for the Invasive Species Programme – Early Detection and Rapid Response Programme (EDRR)

thumbnail Joy  Tobin                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Herbarium Assistant – Invasive Species Programme – Early Detection and Rapid Response Programme (EDRR)

Technical Support

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Databasing, specimen mounting and the supervision of specimen mounting by Botanical Society Volunteers.

Judy Leith Judith Leith

Databasing and the coordination of incoming and outgoing loans.

Curatorial support

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Supervisor of the Technical Support staff, curatorial assistant, and coordinator of the plant identification service.

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Curatorial assistant, databasing, and graphics support.

Administrative and Financial Support

Elaine Josias Elaine Josias

Administrative and Financial support to the Compton Herbarium.

Contact details

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