Dr Thulwaneng Mashifane is a Biogeochemical Model Developer at the Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observatory (SOCCO) within the CSIR. His current research at SOCCO aims to improve parameterisations of physiological processes for phytoplankton in coupled physical-biogeochemical models. This involves using the coupled one to multi-dimensional models configured on the Centre for High-Performance Computing (CHPC)Read More..
Miranda Sitofile obtained a Bachelor of Science Honours in Chemistry from the University of Fort Hare in the Eastern Cape. She joined SOCCO in 2021 as an MSc student intern. Her current project focuses on the seasonality of the physical speciation of dissolved iron and manganese. The main aim of this project is to addressRead More..
I graduated with an MSc in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Wits University. I am currently pursuing my PhD with the CSIR and UCT. My PhD focuses on assessing the effects of increasing temperatures and decreasing pH levels on primary phytoplankton production, nutrient uptake, and community structure in the Southern Ocean under the supervision ofRead More..