Mon Nov 30 18:07:15 CET 2020hhh
Home & Concept
News & Archive
Paraecologist Profiles
Reginald Christiaan
other paraecologists
Guidelines for profile writers
back to paraecologist profiles
Meshack Kwamovo
other paraecologists
Caleb Analo
other paraecologists
Johanna Marianna Lot
other paraecologists
Robert Mukuya
other paraecologists
Moses Mwangoka
other paraecologists
Miguel Sachilulo Hilario
other Paraecologists
Abebe Mulu
other paraecologists
Fikadu Asseza
other paraecologists
Gebrehiwot Woldeyohannes
other paraecologists
Kefyalew Mulele
other paraecologists
Kefyalew Mulele
other paraecologists
Tamirat Gelaye
other paraecologists
Teshome Gigi
other paraecologists
Serawit Tassew
other paraecologists
Sintayehu Tufa
other paraecologists
Tianasoa Honoré Ratolojanahary
other paraecologists

Marianna Lot

Jump to: navigation, search

Johanna ‘Marianna’ Lot

Contact details

Tel: +27-27-541-1540


South African


My mother tongue is Afrikaans but I understand and can speak English.

Where I come from

I come from a small village called Paulshoek ("Paul’s Corner") which is located in a communal area of rural Namaqualand, South Africa.

About my work

I have worked for several environmental organisations in the past including Landcare and BIOTA Southern Africa (

I currently work for the University of Cape Town on a project which investigates the use of plants for traditional healing and other purposes. My tasks include the compilation of an inventory of plants used by different households and a more detailed investigation of herbalist practices in the village. I also accompany the ecologists and collect leaves, flowers and fruits from specific plants which are then analysed for their detailed chemical composition.

I convey some of this information about conservation and sustainable land use to the children in our local school. I have undergone eight years of training as a paraecologist with the BIOTA Southern Africa programme where I learnt a range of skills including: Research and monitoring methods, household survey and farmer interview techniques, GPS use, basic computer literacy. Some of this work is explained in a video entitled "Bridging the Gap" which is available on I am especially interested in animal-plant interactions and the way in which plants, animals and people are inter-connected. I also enjoy sharing my knowledge with scholars, students and researchers and in turn learning from them as well.

Contact for references

The following people can be contacted should you need a reference:

Prof M. Timm Hoffman (,
Dr. Ute Schmiedel (

Marianna Lot US06 1265US06 1491-b 400.jpg

Marianna Lot US06 2331-b2 400.jpg

Marianna Lot US06 1265.jpg

Marianna Lot US08 4342 555.jpg

Marianna US12 3559 72 555.jpg


Personal tools