Dr Lubabalo Mofu

Post Doc Researcher
Dr Lubabalo Mofu

Research Interests

Inland Fisheries and Freshwater Ecology

I am an Ichthyologist with experience in freshwater fish biology, freshwater ecology (i.e. plankton ecology and invertebrate ecology), stable isotopes, experimental biology (i.e. functional response) and invasive species. My research interest are to assess the impact of introduced species in novel habitats. This mainly seeks to understand how landscape manipulation through human activities affect the interaction between non-native species and native species. The research I pursue thrives to understand the life-history traits, intraspecific interactions, functional response and food web ecology of both native and alien species. My research is focused on building relationships with researchers at research institutions. Currently, I have collaborated with the following academic institutions and conservationists such as: National Research Foundation-South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (NRF-SAIAB), DSI/NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology (Stellenbosch University) (CIB), Rhodes University, Institute for Global Food Security (Queens University Belfast), Department of Ecology and Resources Management (University of Venda), School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences (University of Witwatersrand) and the Department of Entomology and Zoology (Rhodes University).

I completed my honours degree at the University of Limpopo (Medunsa campus); I then completed my MSc degree in Ichthyology at Rhodes University/NRF-South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity. I obtained my PhD in Ichthyology at Rhodes University/NRF-South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity. I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at NRF/South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity. The main goal of my research is to contribute towards better understanding of biotic interaction of freshwater fishes in new habitats (i.e. artificial impoundments).

Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications


Twitter: @lubabalo_mofu