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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 3650100 (ext. 588)


PhD topic: Vegetation heterogeneity and its effects on large herbivores in the Savuti-Mababe-Linyanti ecosystem (SMLE), northern Botswana.


  • PhD in Natural Resources Management (Herbivore and Plant Ecology). The University of Botswana-Okavango Research Institute, Botswana (2018).
  • Mphil in Natural Resources Management (Wildlife Ecology). The University of Botswana-Okavango Research Institute, Botswana (2013).
  • BSC in Conservation Biology and Applied Ecology (Major), Applied Statistics (Minor). Murdoch University, Western Australia (2010).


  •  Wildlife Ecology and Management.
  • Freshwater and Wetlands Systems Management.
  • Sustainable Wildlife Utilisation.
  • Seasonal migrations of wildlife in response to climate variability.
  • Wildlife Ecology and management.
  • Modern tools for human-wildlife coexistence.
  • The effects of vegetation heterogeneity on wildlife habitat use and selection.


  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.