|My Place of
|South African National Parks (Prev.)
Private Bag X402, Skukuza, Mpumalanga, 1350, South Africa
|My Job Title:
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||Laerskool Fleur, Pretoria, South Africa, 1977 - 1982;
Laerskool Elarduspark, Pretoria, South Africa, 1983
||Hoërskool Waterkloof, Pretoria, 1984 - 1988
||Technikon Pretoria, South Africa, 1989 - 1997;
University of Pretoria, South Africa, 1998 - 2002
|My Group Affiliations
||Entomological Society of Southern Africa (as from 1998); International
Isoptera Society (since 1997); South African Council for Natural Scientific
Professions (since 1994); Aquaculture Association of Southern Africa (1992
||Conservation Biology (Registered Ecologist)
||South African National Parks (prev. National Parks Board)
||Natal Parks Board
||Hatfield Christian Church, Pretoria
||Afrikaans/English/Zulu (Fanakalo)/Northern Sotho
|My Personal Interests
|Areas of Study/Research
||Gymming (light bodybuilding since 1989); Jogging (Gold Medallist -
National Fitness Challenge 1997); Backpacking (hiking and wilderness trails
since 1982); Other (Gladiator Selections 1997)
||Stamps (First Day Covers)
||Prev. Landrover owner/Cobra fanatic
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Birthday: January 2 Age Range: 30-39 Gender: M
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was Project Leader of Termite Research in the Kruger National Park. My
duties were to determine and quantify the distribution, density, biomass,
food consumption and genetic relatedness of mound-building termites in
the northern KNP by means of extensive fieldwork, laboratory and biostatistical
analysis, as well as write-up, presentation and publication of the original
GRANTS & SPONSORSHIPS
S.A. National Parks; University of Pretoria; Centre for Wildlife Management;
National Research Foundation; Wap SA; Whid Power Distributors; Towmaster;
Hella SA; GBC International; Nokia SA; Emenve Comp. Serv.; Tarsus Technologies.
At least ten 2 ha belt-transects were undertaken in each of the northern
landscape zones of the KNP. Termite mounds encountered were recorded and
their activity determined by means of digging. It is estimated that approximately
1,1 million active mounds occur in the northern KNP (approximately 47 %
of all mounds in that area), with an overall density of 1,1 active mounds
per hectare. The main mound-building genera are Macrotermes (accounting
for 62,4 % of all active mounds in the northern KNP), Cubitermes
(29,8 %), Amitermes (4,3 %), Odontotermes (2,1 %) and Trinervitermes
(1,4 %). Macrotermes has an average mound density of 0,73 per hectare
and Cubitermes 0,33 per hectare. Macrotermes natalensis and
ukuzii are the dominant species with 0,27 and 0,25 mounds per hectare.
The number of termite mounds is in some cases related to rainfall.
natalensis density increases with approximately 0,0005 active mounds
per hectare per millimetre in higher rainfall areas, provided that mounds
occur. Macrotermes preferred sandy, granitic soils over basaltic
clay. Undulating topography is also preferred to concave flood plains.
ukuzii is more tolerant of clay soils than M. natalensis.
favours the Nwambiya Sandveld (zone 32). Mounds of this genus in the Far
North are highly concentrated on the Gaudam and Moriah soil series of the
Hutton form, suggesting that these termites prefer very sandy soils with
medium to coarse particles.
Food for thought (not the termites, though!): "You own the cosmos
- You made everything in it, everything from atom to archangel."
(The Message, p. 779) We know about atoms, right? But do we know about
ANGELIC FORCES (Collins English Dictionary, sense 1; [ ] - inserted
by the author): "Classes of spiritual beings attendant upon God. In medieval
angelology they are divided by rank into nine orders [in decreasing authority
and/or splendour]: cherubim [or cherubs ('gerubs' in Afr.), having two to four wings, usually
a means of transport, i.e. mountable creatures - 2 Sam. 22: 11; Psalm 18:
10; Ezek. 10: 8, 14, 20-22]; seraphim [or seraphs ('serafs' in Afr.), creatures having
six wings, usually worshipping and surrounding God's throne - Isaiah 6:
2, 3]; thrones, dominations (or dominions) [usually
of darkness - Col. 1: 13]; virtues [I don't believe virtues to be an order
of creatures - see Mark 5: 30; Luke 6: 19, 8: 46; Phil. 4: 8; 2 Pet. 1:
3, 5]; powers, principalities (or princedoms) [principalities are demons
according to Rom. 8: 38 NIV]; archangels [e.g. Michael - Dan. 12: 1; Jude
9; Rev. 12: 7], and angels [assumed to have no wings and fulfilling a
messenger role throughout Scripture, e.g. Gabriel - Dan. 8: 16, 9: 21;
Luke 1: 19, 26]." Also see 1 Cor. 15: 24; Eph. 1: 21, 3: 10, 6: 12; Col.
1: 16, 2: 15 across translations. According to the Amplified Bible, angels
are said to be messengers of God (Rev. 2: 8) and the apostles special messengers
(Rev. 2: 2). God is spirit (Isaiah 31: 3; John 4: 24). A cherub has two
faces - man and lion (Ezek. 41: 18, 19). Cherubim have four - cherub, man,
lion, and eagle (Ezek. 10: 14). Man can take on angelic features (Acts
6: 15) and vice versa (Heb. 13: 2). Angels are metaphysical in that they
appear and disappear swiftly and suddenly (Dan. 9: 21; Acts 12: 10). Angels
can be powerful (2 Thess. 1: 7; Rev. 8: 8, 9), mighty (Rev. 18: 21), authoritative
(Rev. 16: 5, 18: 1, 2), destroying (2 Chron. 32: 21; Isaiah 37: 36; Acts
12: 23; 1 Cor. 10: 10; etc.), and fearful (e.g. 1 Chron. 21: 16). Satan
can masquerade as an angel of light (2 Cor. 11: 14), yet one is adequate
for his arrest (Rev. 20: 1-3).
SATAN AND HIS FALLEN ANGELS (Rev. 12: 9): Satan has his seat in Pergamos/Pergamum/Bergama
(Rev. 2: 12, 13; Collins English Dictionary) near Smyrna/Izmir, Turkey
and the island Lesbos/Lésvos, Greece (Collins World Atlas). Modern
Turks are said to be descendents of ancient Philistines (also see 1 Chron.
1: 12; Rev. 20: 8) and female homosexuality/lesbianism to have originated
from this island! Not far from here, is Sidon/Säida of ancient Phoenicia
or modern Lebanon (CED). This city/people was ordained a guardian cherub,
but later demolished (e.g. Ezek. 28). What are your views? [Could be a foreshadowing of the Beast]
PIERCING THE DARKNESS by Frank E Peretti (1989 Minstrel, Eastbourne):
"Like a living parable of modern humanity's search for meaning, Sally Roe's
quest for inner peace exposes the most frightening war of all: ." [Literary critique: Where did Sally
get cooking oil to slip Von Bauer's ring off her finger?]
POWERFUL EFFECT OF DIVINE PRAYER: Celestial action is immediately engaged
at the moment of prayer: "While I was speaking and praying, confessing
my sin and the sin of my people Israel and making my request to
my God for his holy hill - while I was still in prayer, Gabriel, the man
I had seen in the earlier vision, came to me in swift flight about the
time of the evening sacrifice. He instructed me and said to me, 'Daniel,
I have now come to give you insight and understanding. As soon as you began
to pray, an answer was given, which I have come to tell you, for you are
highly esteemed [Isaiah 66:2b; 1 Tim. 6:6]. Therefore, consider the message
and understand the vision...' " (Dan. 9: 20-23 NIV)
WORD OF HEED TO THOSE WHO PROLIFICALLY REVERT TO LAWSUITS: "If any of
you has a dispute with another, dare he take it before the ungodly for
judgment instead of before the saints? Do you not know that the saints
will judge the world? And if you are to judge the world, are you not competent
to judge trivial cases? Do you not know that we will judge angels? How
much more the things of this life! Therefore, if you have disputes about
such matters, appoint as judges even men of little account in the church!
I say this to shame you. Is it possible that there is nobody among you
wise enough to judge a dispute between believers? But instead, one brother
goes to law against another - and this in front of unbelievers!" (1 Cor.
6: 1-6 NIV)
"And the work of righteousness shall be peace;
and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever."
(Isaiah XXXII: 17)
EVERYONE A HAPPY MILLENNIUM
ask him to strengthen you by his Spirit - not a brute strength but a glorious
inner strength - that Christ will live in you as you open the door and
invite him in... Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length!
Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights! Live full lives, full in the fullness
to God in the church!
to God in the Messiah, in Jesus!
down all the generations!
through all millennia! Oh, yes!"
3, The Message, p. 480)
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My sister, ELMIRIE MEYER, is a qualified graphic designer an
d professional fine artist. She paints across a topics spect
rum ranging from flowers and landscapes to scenes and graphi
c designs. She also does murals, logos, letterheads, etc. Pa
intings can be viewed at elmiriemeyer.com. Contact her (elmi
email@example.com) to place an order or attend an exhibition.
"For I determined not to know anything among you, except
JESUS CHRIST, and Him crucified. That your faith should not stand in
the wisdom of men, but in the power of God." (1 Cor. 2: 2, 5; also see
Acts 4: 8-22)
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