Simeon Bezeng

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow


Simeon Bezeng’s global interest is conservation biology. His primary objective is to understand the drivers of biodiversity loss. He seeks to understand the forces that shape global biodiversity and whether we can predict the future of biodiversity in a changing world. Specifically, he focuses on key ecological questions related to species invasion, climate change, and the evolution of African savannas using phylogenetics techniques, comparative analyses, population genomics, and intensive fieldwork. These are amongst the central questions upon which his research programme focuses.

Key Achievements

  • 2017 – 2018 Royal Society Newton mobility grant between the University of Johannesburg, South Africa and Imperial College, London
  • 2016 – 2017 National Research Foundation: Knowledge Interchange and Collaboration Travel Grant
  • 2016 – 2017 Foundational Biodiversity Information Programme (FBIP)
  • 2015 Travel grant to attend the 6th International Barcoding Conference in Guelp, Canada.
  • 2013 -2015 Global Excellence and Stature Doctoral Scholarship in Botany at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • 2011 – 2012 Royal Society/National Research Foundation Bursary: Merit Postgraduate Scholarship for a Masters in Botany at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.


DNA Barcoding
Invasive Biology

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