Ms Anabelle Cardoso

Mortimer May Senior Scholar in Geography

Anabelle grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, and completed her undergraduate degree in Botany at the University of Cape Town. Following this, she completed her MSc in Environmental Change and Management at The University of Oxford, and is now a DPhil student in the Department of Geography and the Environment.  Her research interests include investigating ecological questions in central and southern Africa. Her DPhil investigates the synergistic relationships between mega-herbivores (especially elephants), fire, and the vegetation of the savanna-forest mosaic in Lopé Reserve, Gabon. Her fieldwork will involve using historical data as well as natural variation in these variables across the landscape.  This research will help conservation planning in Lopé Reserve as well as in other regions of tropical Africa.