Kate du Toit
MIMMP Technical & Research Officer
I am a Zoologist and Environmental Ecologist and completed my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University of Pretoria. I have had a varied background with regards to my research projects at the University of Pretoria. My honours project was completed under the Mammal Research Institute and was titled ‘Prevalence of skin disease and ecto-parasites in bottlenose dolphins around southern Africa’, whilst my masters research project was titled ‘Factors affecting the abundance and occurrence of the Natal cascade frog, Hadromophryne natalensis along streams on Mariepskop Mountain, Limpopo.’
I was also fortunate enough to have completed a yearlong expedition on Marion Island as an Oceans and Coasts Birder. I am currently the technical and research assistant for the Marion Island Marine Mammal Programme (MIMMP) and also assist with the logistical and administrative side at MIMMP.