University of Cape Town
Joanne Bentley is a postdoctoral research fellow. Dr Bentley’s research project concentrates on improving our ability to anticipate climate change risks to biodiversity and using this knowledge to design better biodiversity conservation strategies. Dr Bentley received her PhD from University of Cape Town, South Africa, for research focused on the differences in compounds produced by a desiccation-tolerant plant across an environmental gradient and the use of green chemistry as an alternative to conventional toxic solvents. Her previous postdoc work profiled the metabolomes of two plant species with different desiccation-tolerance strategies. She was awarded the South African Association of Botanists bronze medal for best PhD in 2019.