Qualifications and Curriculum Vitae:
Dr David J. McDonald

  • Florida Park High School 1969 - 1973
  • University of Witwatersrand 1974
  • University of Natal 1975 - 1978 - obtained B.Sc. & B.Sc. Honours in Botany
  • South African Defence Force 1979 - 1980
  • Employed at Botanical Research Unit, Stellenbosch 1981 - 1992.
  • Obtained M.Sc. (Botany) from University of Cape Town in 1983 for the study of the vegetation of Swartboschkloof, Jonkershoek near Stellenbosch.
  • Surveyed the vegetation of the southern Langeberg, 1984 - 1994.
  • Moved to Kirstenbosch Research Centre, National Botanical Institute in 1993.
  • Awarded doctorate (PhD) in 1995 by University of Cape Town for the study, 'Phytogeography, Endemism and Diversity of the Southern Langeberg'.
  • Managed the Vegetation Map of South Africa Project (VEGMAP) 1995  -- 2000 (National Botanical Institute).
  • Joined the staff of the Botanical Society of South Africa in August 2000 as Deputy Director later to become Director: Botanical & Communication Programmes.
  • Bergwind Botanical Surveys & Tours CC. established as private enterprise in December 2005.

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