Dr Marc Stalmans

Stalmans, Marc E.

Dr Marc Stalmans

Marc Stalmans is an ecologist with 30 years of conservation research, planning, management and development experience in the public, parastatal and private sector. He has been involved in projects in the Middle East (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain and Qatar), in African countries (Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Libya, Mozambique, Morocco, Senegal, South Africa, Togo, Zambia and Zimbabwe), and in the Far East (India, China and Indonesia). These projects cover conservation and management planning for national parks and other protected areas, Transfrontier conservation planning, eco-tourism development plans, wildlife censuses, carrying capacity assessments, monitoring, fire management, landscape mapping and vegetation studies. He has been involved in the theoretical and practical development of biodiversity offsets. He has been appointed by IUCN on the Independent Expert Panel to provide biodiversity conservation input to Holcim, one of the world’s leading cement and aggregates producers. Since 2012, he also serves as Director of Scientific Services for the Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique. He leads the research program and the development of the EO Wilson Biodiversity Laboratory in the Park that is under restoration. Marc is an Agricultural Engineer (with specialization in Forestry and Limnology). He has a Postgraduate Certificate in Tropical Animal Health & Production and holds a MSc in Botany and a PhD in Landscape Ecology.

My publications

Some 25 scientific and popular publications including the following:

Stalmans M., Davies G.B.P., Trollip J. & Poole G. 2015. A major waterbird breeding colony at Lake Urema, Gorongosa Nacional Park, Moçambique. Durban Natural Science Museum Novitates 37: 54-57.


Daskin J.H., Stalmans M. & Pringle R.M. 2015. Ecological legacies of civil war: 35-year increase in savanna tree cover following wholesale large-mammal declines. Journal of Ecology doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12483.


Mills A.J., Milewski A.V., Rogers K.H., Witkowski E.T.F. & Stalmans M. 2013. Boundary of treeless grassland in relation to nutrient content of soils on the Highveld of South Africa. Geoderma 200-201: 165-171.


Balkwill K., Campbell-Young G.J., Fish L., Mundaya J., Freana, M.L., Stalmans M. 2011. A new species of Sartidia (Graminae), endemic to ultramafic soils. South African Journal of Botany 77(3):598–607.


Imboden C., Gross D., Meynell P-J., Richards D. and Stalmans M. 2010. Biodiversity Management System: Proposal for the Integrated Management of Biodiversity at Holcim Sites. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. 113pp.


Mucina L., Hoare D.B., Lötter M.C., du Preez J., Rutherford M.C., Scott-Shaw C.R., Bredenkamp G.J., Powrie L.W., Scott L., Camp K.G.T., Cilliers S.S., Bezuidenhout H., Mostert T.H., Siebert S.J., Winter P.J.D., Burrows J.E., Dobson L., Ward R.A., Stalmans M., Oliver E.G.H., Siebert F., Schmidt E., Kobisi K. & Lerato K. 2006. Grassland Biome. In Mucina L. & Rutherford M.C. (Eds.). The vegetation of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. Strelitzia 19: 348-437.


Mills A.J., Rogers K.H., Stalmans M. & Witkowski E.T.F. 2006. A framework for exploring the determinants of savanna and grassland distribution. BioScience 56(7): 579-589.


Stalmans M. & Wishart M. 2005. Plant communities, wetlands and landscapes of the Parque Nacional de Banhine, Moçambique. Koedoe 48(2):43-58.


Stalmans M., Balkwill K. & Witkowski E. 2002. Evaluating the Ecological Relevance of Habitat Maps for Wild Herbivores. Journal of Range Management 55:127-134.


Stalmans M., Balkwill K., Witkowski E.T.F. & Rogers K.H. 2001. A Landscape Ecological Approach to Address Scaling Problems in Conservation Management and Monitoring. Environmental Management. 28(3): 389-401.

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Telephone:          +27(0) 825614598           

Email:                    stalmans@ics-consulting.co.za