This volume offers important insights and a unique perspective in ecosystems aims to maintain healthy and resilient forest ecosystems by focusing on a reduction of differences between natural and managed landscapes to ensure long-term maintenance of ecosystem functions and thereby retaining biodiversity. The volume will provide guidelines and serve as a road map to students or anyone involved in ecosystem management practices-scientists, land managers and policy makers.
Shalinee Naidoo obtained her Master of Science degree cum laude in Microbiology from The University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa in 2014. Her research interests lie in Environmental Microbiology and water management. She has been involved in a range of research projects funded by The Water Research Commission and The Medical Research Council of South Africa. She is currently a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society and a recipient of numerous scholarship programs including the Erasmus Mundus SAPIENT program between Europe and South Africa. She has spent time teaching Chemistry and English to children in Asia and is currently the founder of Scientist's Sanctuary, an online science communication company specialising in science writing and designing.