Southern African Institute of Ecologists and Environmental Scientists

Member Details

NameBerliner, Dr Derek David
OrganizationEco-Logic Consulting
Status/PositionSole Proprietor
ExpertiseForest ecology and conservation planning; Biophysical baseline studies for biodiversity impact evaluation; Biodiversity & environmental Impact assessment and application of the mitigation hierarchy in SEIA and SEIA; Training for application of IFC performance standard 6: biodiversity safeguards; Developing environmental management, and biodiversity offset plans; Remote sensing using GIS and safelight imagery: mapping vegetation extent and condition; Carbon stock and sequestration accounting before and after forest rehabilitation for voluntary carbon market, as well as baseline assessment for REDD plus funding; Land use based climate change mitigation strategies; Development of Systematic Conservation Plans; Participatory Forest Management incorporating the principles criteria and indicators of Sustainable Forest Management for development of community forestry agreements; Use of remote sensing and Geographical Information Systems for vegetation mapping, deforestation, and ecosystem condition assessment; Design and implementation of community-based natural resource management plans, biodiversity monitoring and evaluation systems; Indigenous knowledge and ethno-botanical assessments involving: sustainability of medicinal plant use, search for innovative plant products and compounds, feasibility of wild products harvesting enterprises, specifically for wild tree seed oils in communal areas of the Eastern Cape of South Africa; Capacity building and training
DegreesPhD in Botany - systematic conservation planning for the forest biome of South Africa / University of Cape Town (2005-2009); MSc in Botany - An expert system approach to decision modeling for savannah ecosystem management / University of Witwaterrand (1998-1990); BSc Hones - Wildlife management / University of Pretoria (1984-1985); BSc in Agriculture - livestock science / University of Preotira (1979-1983)
Member Since2017-11-06
Membership TypeProfessional
Membership CategoryEcologist/Environmental Scientist
Address7 Cormorant Circle
Imhofs Gift Kommetjie
Town/CityCape Town
Post Code7976
ProvinceWestern Cape
CountrySouth Africa