Thethela Bokhutlo



Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences

Texas A&M University, 2258

College Station, TX 77843-2258, USA.



August 2015- Present. PhD., Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University.

Advisor: Dr. Kirk O. Winemiller

April 2012- MSc., Department of Ichthyology and Fisheries Science, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.

2001- PGDE. University of Botswana.

2000- BSc. Department of Biological Sciences, University of Botswana.


November 2012- August 2015. Teaching Instructor (Biology). Botswana International University of Science & Technology.

April 2003- October 2012. Scientific officer (Fisheries Division). Department of Wildlife & National Parks, Maun, Botswana.

July 2001-December 2002. Secondary school biology teacher, Botswana.


Biology and ecology of fishes


Bokhutlo, T., Weyl, O. L. F., Mosepele, K., and Wilson, G. G. (Expected). Influence of the annual flood-pulse on catch per unit effort, condition and reproduction of Clarias gariepinus(Burchell 1882) in the upper Okavango Delta, Botswana. African Journal of Aquatic Science.

Bokhutlo, T and Mosepele, K. (2015). Gillnet selectivity for the North African catfish, Clarias gariepinus (Actinopterygii: Siluriformes: Clariidae) from the Upper Okavango Delta, Botswana. Acta ichthyologica et piscatoria 45, 133-141.

Bokhutlo, T., Weyl, O. L. F., Mosepele, K., and Wilson, G. G. (2015). Age and growth of sharp-tooth catfish, Clarias gariepinus (Burchell 1822) (Clariidae), in the Lower Okavango Delta, Botswana. Marine and Freshwater Research 66, 420-428.

Mosepele, K., Mosepele, B., Bokhutlo, T. and Amutenya, K. (2011). Spatial variability in fish species assemblage and community structure in four subtropical lagoons of the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 36, 910-917.

Black, F. J., Bokhutlo, T., Samoxa, A., Maethamako, M., Modisaemang, O., Kemosedile, T., Cobb-Adams, C., Mosepele, K and Chimbari, M. (2011). The tropical African mercury anomaly: Lower than expected mercury concentrations in fish and human hair. Science of the Total Environment 409, 1967-1975.

Mosepele, K, Basimane, O., Mosepele, B., and Bokhutlo, T. (2005). Using population parameters to separate fish stocks in the Okavango Delta fishery, Botswana: A preliminary assessment. Botswana Notes and Records. 37, 292-305.

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