My teaching method is on a question and answer basis. I base my classes on the curriculum. I approach each topic by focusing on the results and outcome required by the student or learner. At post-graduate level I work with individuals and at high school level with small groups.
I have assisted post graduate students with research projects and high school learners with biology. The tertiary students have graduated. The learners have progressed to further education. I have a PhD in Palaeontology and an MSc in Botany and enjoy writing papers.
The cancellation policy is at least one hour in advance but preferably the day before.
I specialize in the anatomy, geography and medicinal properties of plants in the research field of natural science (biology and technology) and specifically applied to archaeology and palaeontology.
PhD in Palaeontology (2016) from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa having analysed charcoal from the Quaternary, South Africa.
Research of archaeological charcoal drew attention to evidence of the human selection of woods burned for a purpose. Information about the environment from approximately 60 000 years ago contributed to knowledge about vegetation succession at three sites. Charcoal analysis by means of light microscopy is used to study the interactions of people and plants for the sake of conservation in the long run.
MSc in Botany (1991) from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa having propagated plants "in vitro".
MSc research in plant tissue culture and plant conservation propagated the rare yellow form of the bulb "Veltheimia braceteata", Hyacinthaceae.
01/2019 to present: Independent Researcher, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.
05/2016-12/2018: Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Charcoal was analysed from three sites to learn about the use of wood and the vegetation.
2012 – 2016: PhD Candidate at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (full time)
07/2010-08/2011: Research assistant in Biodiversity-Botany, University of Limpopo. Plant micropropagation of rare "Euphorbia" spp. succulents was studied.
Further experience prior to 2011 is available on request, including:
- research (Universities of Limpopo and Cape Town, South Africa, and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa,
- science journalism (National Geographic Kids),
- Education (PEPPS College, Polokwane, Limpopo).
Lennox, S.J. 2016. Woody taxa from charcoal in Sibudu's Middle Stone Age hearths. Unpublished PhD, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
Lennox S.J. 1991.The "in vitro" propagation of "Veltheimia braceteata" Harv. Ex Bak. Unpublished MSc, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch.
"Lystrosaurus" Cast for the best poster, Middle Stone Age wood use 58 000 years ago in KwaZulu-Natal: charcoal analysis from two Sibudu occupation layers, Palaeontological Society of Southern Africa, July 4-6th, 2018 Bloemfontein, South Africa.
International Association of Wood Anatomists.
South African Association of Botanists.
Southern African Quaternary Association.
ARTICLES IN REFEREED JOURNALS
Lennox, SJ. 2019. The identification of "Cryptocarya" spp., Lauraceae in archaeological charcoal. South African Journal of Botany 123, 372–381.
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