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Growing up I have always been interested in knowing about wild animals and how they survive in the wild and that pushed me towards pursueing a degree in marine biology. During my undergrad studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal I became more interested in fish biology and ecology which has led me into pursueing higher degrees in ichthyology. I am currently doing a research on the metabolic physiology of red roman fish, with a focus on the role of climate change and exploitation on the physiology of fish populations.

Xolani Prince Nabani

Masters Student

Rhodes University

Research interests

Ecophysiology, fisheries ecology, fisheries management, estuarine ecology, conservation biology, climate change and marine microbiology

Current research

Comparison of the metabolic physiology of exploited and unexploited populations of red roman (Chrysoblephus laticeps) along the south coast of South Africa.

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