Department of Life and Consumer Sciences

Ms LT Mankga

College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences
School of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department: Life and Consumer Sciences
Lecturer
Tel: 011 471 3604
E-mail: mankglt@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • B.Sc (Zoology,Microbiology)
  • B.Sc (Hons) Zoology
  • MSc (Botany)

Registered for PhD in Botany

Fields of academic interests

Teaching interests

  • Plants of South African Systematics and Phytogeography

Research interests

  • Taxonomy
  • Molecular Systematics

Journal articles

  • Daru BH, Yessoufou K, Mankga LT & Davies TJ (2013). A global trend towards the loss of evolutionarily unique species in mangrove ecosystems, PLoS ONE Vol:8, ISSN:1932-6203, Pages:e66686-e66686
  • Mankga LT, Yessoufou K, Moteetee AM, Daru BH & Van der Bank M. Efficacy of the core DNA barcodes in identifying poorly conserved and processed plant materials commonly used in South African traditional medicine, ZooKeys 365 (2013) special issue 215-233.
  • Gere J, Yessoufou K, Daru BH, Maurin O, Mankga LT & Van der Bank M. Incorporating trnH-psbA to core DNA barcodes improves discrimination of species within southern African Combretaceae, ZooKeys 365 (2013) Special issue:129-147.

Under Review

  • Daru BH, Mankga LT, Gere J, Bezeng BS, Yessoufou K. (2015). Climate change and the future of Aloe plicatilis Mill. (Asphodelaceae), an endemic species to the fynbos biome, South Africa. (African Journal of Ecology)
  • Davies TJ, Olivier Maurin, Kowiyou Yessoufou, Barnabas H. Daru, Bezeng S. Bezeng, Ledile T. Mankga, Hanno Schaefer, Wilfried Thuiller, Michelle van der Bank. (2015). Phylogenetic diversity of trees predicts human population density in southern Africa. (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America)

Paper presentations

Conferences Proceedings

  • Mankga LT, Moteetee A, Maurin O, and Van der Bank M. DNA barcoding medicinal plants of South Africa. The Southern African Society for Systematic Biology. Venue: Grahamstown, 19-21st January 2011.
  • Maurin O, Davies TJ, Yessoufou K, Daru BH, Bezeng BS, Mankga LT, Van der Bank (2012) Phylogenetic diversity, functional diversity and the future of southern Africa tree species. Congress of southern African Society for Systematic Biology, Cape Town, South Africa, P 62.
  • Mankga LT, Moteetee AN, Maurin O, Van der Bank M (2012) DNA barcoding medicinal plants of South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 79:197
  • Maurin O, Davies TJ, Yessoufou K, Daru BH, Bezeng B.S, Mankga L.T and Van der Bank M. Human population density correlates with phylogenetic diversity and plant vulnerability in Southern Africa. Third European Conference for the Barcode of Life (ECBOL3), Brussels, Belgium, 17-20 September 2012.
  • Maurin O, Davies TJ, Yessoufou K, Daru BH, Bezeng BS, Mankga LT, Van der Bank (2013) Human population density correlates with phylogenetic diversity and plant vulnerability in southern Africa. South African Journal of Botany 86:166
  • Maurin O, Davies TJ, Yessoufou K, Bezeng BS, Mankga LT, Daru BH, Muasya AM, Burrows J, Van der Bank, Bond W (2013) Investigating the origins of the “underground forests” of Africa. South African Journal of Botany 86: 141-142.
  • Gere J, Yessoufou K, Maurin O, Mankga LT, Daru BH, Van der Bank (2013) Counterintuitive performance of core DNA barcodes within clades of southern African Combretaceae. South African Journal of Botany 86: 153