University of KwaZulu-Natal (co-advised by Dr. Derek Stretch), 2020 – Present
Dissertation: Coral reef cleaning station dynamics in a tropical-temperate transition zone, Sodwana Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Petro is a aquatic ecologist with more than 15 years of progressive experience encompassing both the public and private sectors, specializing in Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM), Rapid Biological Assessment (RBA), River Health Assessment (RHA), Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), River EcoStatus Monitoring Programme (REMP) implementation and Instream Flow Requirement (IFR) determination. Petro also has 5 years of experience in marine ecology, fish and coral identification, and SCUBA instruction.
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