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Welcome to the Maritz Lab in the Department of Biodiversity & Conservation Biology at the University of the Westen Cape. We are interested in understanding the functional roles of snakes in African ecosystems. Our research spans multiple biomes and includes a wide diversity of snake species. Through our research and outreach initiatives, we strive to facilitate the conservation of snakes by raising awareness, appreciation, and overall understanding.

Our research addresses the following themes:

Naja nivea cannibalism

Foraging Ecology & Dietary Analysis

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Boomslang in weaver chamber

Resource Utilisation & Competition

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P. crucifer and P. rhombeatus coverboard

Multi-Scale Community Ecology

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RDAS 2017

Reptile-Focused Experiential Learning

Find out more at studyafricanreptiles.org