Gregory Schreiner

Institution: Wits University

Unit & faculty: School of Animal, Plant and Environment Studies, Faculty of Science

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Supervisor: Prof Robert Scholes, Wits



Greg has worked as an integrative and sustainability scientist at the CSIR since 2011. In 2017, for his work on the shale gas scientific assessment, he was recognised as one of 200 Young South Africans by the Mail & Guardian. He recently received both the Scientific Advance Award (2017) and the Rita Hamm Scholarship (2018) from the International Association of Impact Assessment. He has been involved in global assessments such as the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) and Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). He is currently on long-leave from the CSIR undertaking PhD research on determining the most effective transdisciplinary processes for promoting the uptake of good science into policy. Greg lives in Cape Town with his wife and two dogs. He likes spending time with his friends, cooking, exercise, reading in a diversity of disciplines and having good discussions about complex things.