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Dr. Keoikantse Sianga


Dr. Keoikantse Sianga


Faculty of Natural Resources
Department of Wildlife and Aquatic Resources (WAR)

Private Bag 0027 Gaborone
+267 365 0100 (ext. 588)

PhD in Natural Resources Management (Wildlife and Plant Ecology). The University of Botswana-Okavango Research Institute, Botswana (2018).

PhD Topic: Vegetation Heterogeneity of the Savuti-Mababe-Linyanti ecosystem of northern Botswana: Understanding Drivers of Functional Heterogeneity and Herbivore Movements.

Mphil in Natural Resources Management (Wildlife and Plant Ecology). The University of Botswana – Okavango Research Institute, Botswana (2014).

Mphil Topic: Habitat use by buffalo and zebra in relation to spatial and temporal variability of resources in the Savuti-Mababe-Linyanti (SML) ecosystem of northern Botswana.

BSc in Conservation Biology and Wildlife Ecology (Major) and Applied Statistics (Minor). Murdoch University, Western Australia (2010).

8 years of field and extension experience.

3 years of academic experience.


Wildlife Ecology and Management (ASB311).

Freshwater Systems Management (RSB322).

Conservation Ecology (RSB311).


Seasonal migrations of wildlife in response to resources and climate variability.

Wildlife Ecology and management.

Modern tools for human-wildlife coexistence.

The effects of vegetation heterogeneity on wildlife habitat use and selection.

The effects of artificial waterpoints in the distribution of large herbivore populations.

Human-wildlife interactions.


  1. Principal Investigator Technical - Botswana National Ecosystem Assessment (NEA) Project. Funded by United Nations Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP WCMC, 2022). For a period of 4 years (2022-2027).
  1. Team Member- Pedagogics of biodiversity and environmental sustainability. Funded by Team Finland Knowledge programme (2022).
  2. Co-Investigator. The ecology of savanna elephants in their newfound habitat, the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana. Funded by Conservation Trust Fund. Project is running from 2023-2025.