About me


I am Falko Buschke and I am currently a lecturer at the Centre for Environmental Management at the University of the Free State, South Africa.

I completed my PhD in ecology at KULeuven University in Belgium where my research aimed to use ecological modelling and GIS to bridge the theoretical gap between large-scale biogeography and smaller-scale metacommunity ecology. Although I do enjoy the challenge of fundamental research, I also take pleasure in debating issues in conservation biology, sustainable development and the role of science in these fields. Some of my ideas have been published before but, for the most part, my sideline interests are constrained to this blog.

This blog is where I share details on my research, favourite hiking trails and other half-baked ideas.

If you are perhaps more interested in my more formal scientific writing, please check out my university webpage or my Google Scholar profile.