Program Director

Dr Mark Brown 



Mark holds a position as honorary researcher at the School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, and is a Y2 NRF rated scientist. Mark has published over 80 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals, was a contributing author to Robert’s VII Birds of Southern Africa, has authored several book chapters, and has presented research papers at national and international conferences. Mark has co-supervised over 30 postgraduate students, and is passionate about mentoring young conservationists.

He regularly reviews papers for national and international journals, has written numerous popular science articles, and given many public presentations. After working on staff at the University of KwaZulu-Natal for over 12 years, while volunteering with several prominent conservation NGO’s (BirdLife South Africa, Endangered Wildlife Trust, A Rocha: South Africa), Mark stepped across the gap and has moved full-time into the NGO environment. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of BirdLife South Africa, and is an Associate Editor for the Journal Ostrich (African Journal of Ornithology). Mark has won numerous national and international awards for his research and conservation work.

To see his full publication list - pop across to his Research Gate page.