Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


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Bettine, van Vuuren
University of Johannesburg
South Africa
+27 11 559 2458
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Terrestrial
Molecular Ecology
Genetic diversity, ecology, landscape genetics, conservation genetics
  • Antarctic
The aim of my work is to understand spatial biodiversity patterns using molecular ecology tools, and to link these patterns to processes and possible drivers. Most of my work falls within Antarctica and the Southern Oceanic Islands with an emphasis on the Prince Edward Islands group.
  • Mentor Panels
    These panels are held at major international conferences and are coordinated by
    APECS members. Participation involves a 2-3 hour commitment on the day
    of the panel meeting.

  • Career Development Presentations
    Short presentations at conferences/workshops with a question/answer period.

  • One-on-One Mentoring
    Email correspondence with APECS members regarding career advice (including
    alternative careers in polar/cryospheric issues), research skills, data
    management and occasional research-specific discussions/questions.

  • Assisting with proposal development

  • In-person meetings/conferences/seminars
  • IM/Chat
  • SCAR Open Science Conferences
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