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Wayne M. Getz

Dr. Wayne M. Getz was born in South Africa in 1950, but has been a faculty member of the University of California at Berkeley since 1979. He has a Ph.D. from the University of the Witwatersrand (Applied Mathematics, 1976) and a D.Sc. from the University of Cape Town (1995). He is a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, an Alexander von Humboldt US Senior Scientist Awardee, a past Research Fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies, and currently is an Extraordinary Professor at the University of Pretoria Mammal Research Institute. Dr. Getz is a Past-President of the Resource Modelling Association and has organized US-NSF funded workshops in southern Africa on the topics of “Resource Utilization” and “Community-Based Wildlife Management.” His publications include a coauthored Princeton University Press monograph “Population Harvesting: Demographic Models of Fish, Forest, and Animal Resources.”

His current research focuses on the application of mathematical modeling and analysis to problems in conservation biology, wildlife management, and epidemiology. Dr. Getz is the PI of an on-going US-NSF funded study of the spread of bovine tuberculosis in the African buffalo population in the Kruger National Park.

Wayne M. Getz

University of California- Berkeley
Dept. of Environmental Science,
Policy & Management
201 Wellman Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720 USA

(Tel) 1-510-642-8745
or 1-510-643-1227
(Fax) 1-510-642-7428


View Wayne Getz's presentation,
"Bovine Tuberculosis in the African
Buffalo: The Role of Population Models"

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