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botanist

Ronell Renett Klopper, South African botanist. Achievements include development of first complete angiosperm (flowering plant) checklist and database for Sub-Saharan Africa. Recipient R.A.Dyer prize, South African National Biodiversity Institute, 2005. Member of Southern African Society Systematic Biology, Fern Society Southern Africa (editor Pteridoforum since 2001).

Background

Klopper, Ronell Renett was born on January 26, 1974 in Randfontein, Gauteng, South Africa. Daughter of Dawid Jacobus and Ella Petronella Visser.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences with honors, University Pretoria, South Africa, 1994. Bachelor of Science in Botany with honors, University Pretoria, South Africa, 1995. Master of Science in Plant Taxonomy, University Pretoria, South Africa, 2000.

Career

Global Taxonomy Initiative Africa regional workshop coordinator National Botanical Institute, Pretoria, South Africa, 2000—2002, Southern African Botanical Diversity Network information officer, 2002—2003. Senior scientist national herbarium South African National Biodiversity Institute, 2003—2006, senior plant taxonomist research and science directorate, since 2006, chief plant taxonomist biosystematic research and biodiversity collections division, since 2007. Website controller African Plant Database.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of first complete angiosperm (flowering plant) checklist and database for Sub-Saharan Africa.

Membership

Member of Southern African Society Systematic Biology, Fern Society Southern Africa (editor Pteridoforum since 2001).

Connections

Married Arrie Willem Klopper, March 13, 1999. Children: Elaine Petra, Melissa Sanet.

father:
Dawid Jacobus

mother:
Ella Petronella Visser

spouse:
Arrie Willem Klopper

child:
Elaine Petra Klopper

child:
Melissa Sanet Klopper