Dr Duncan MacFadyen

MacFadyen, Duncan

Dr Duncan MacFadyen

Dr Duncan MacFadyen has worked as manager of research and conservation for E Oppenheimer & Son since 2002. He has a national diploma, bachelors and master’s degree in nature conservation from Tshwane University of Technology, and a masters and doctorate degree in zoology from the University of Pretoria. He is a director of Tswalu Kalahari Reserve Limited and Debshan (Pvt) Ltd. Duncan’s interest include conservation, resource ecology, zoology and entomology. 

My publications

Peer Reviewed Papers:

Bateman, W. & MacFadyen, D. 1996. Post copulatory mate guarding in decorated cricket. Ethology.

MacFadyen, D.N., Reilly, B.K., & Bellamy, C.L. 2004. Morphological differences between three South African species of the genus Evides. The Coleopterists Bulletin.

MacFadyen, D.N. & Reilly, B.K. 2012. The dynamics of Buprestids in Rocky Highveld Grasslands, Ezemvelo Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa. The Coleopterists Bulletin.

MacFadyen, D.N., Avenant N., van der Merwe, M. & Bredenkamp, G. 2012. The influence of fire on rodent abundance at the N’washitshumbe enclosure site, Kruger National Park, South Africa. African Zoology.

Kneidinger, C.M.  van Heerden, H, MacFadyen, D. , van der Merwe, M,  Avenant, N.L. & van der Bank, H. 2014. Species identification, habitat preferences and population genetics of Mastomys natalensis (A. Smith, 1834) and M. coucha (A. Smith, 1836) in an enclosed area, Kruger National Park, South Africa. Navorsinge Bloemfontein Museum.

Huruba, R., Mundy. P., Sebata, A Purchas, G. &, MacFadyen, D. 2017. Rangeland Journal. Wild herbivore use of abandoned short duration kraals in a southern African savanna.

Simelane, F., Mahlaba, T. Shapiro, J., MacFadyen, D. & Monadjem, A. 2017. Habitat associations of small mammals

in the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa. Mammalia.



MacFadyen, D. 2008. A landscape of Insects and other Invertebrates. Jacana Media.

MacFadyen, D., Niemand E., & Niemand, N. 2013. Africa’s Wild Gems. Oshana.

Berry, M. & MacFadyen, D. 2014. Counting Wildlife. Mister Walker.