We would like to give a warm welcome to Cherié Forbes who has recently joined us as a PhD Candidate in Palaeoecology and Ecosystem-based Adaptation under the co-supervision of Lindsey Gillson and Timm Hoffman at the Plant Conservation Unit. Read the full article to learn more about her. Welcome Cherié!
A few days ago, Hana Petersen, MSc Student at the Plant Conservation Unit (PCU), gave an interesting talk on the usefulness of historical landscape paintings in science. She asked whether or not we are able to obtain similar ecologically-relevant data from historical landscape paintings and illustrations as we do from historical photographs. Read the full article written by Hana for more information on this exciting topic.
A/Prof. Lindsey Gillson (Plant Conservation Unit) and Dr Rob Marchant from the University of York recently organised a workshop at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) All African House, with a focus on African Mountains. Discussions were focused on the protection and sustainability of African socio-ecological systems, the impacts of climate and land use change over the last century and what this could mean for the future. The workshop was funded by the World Universities Network (WUN).
The Animal Demography Unit (ADU) hosted their 22nd Citizen Scientist Day at the Intaka Island Environmental Education Centre, Century City, Cape Town on Saturday 9 July 2016. This event was a joint initiative of the ADU and the Cape Bird Club. Dieter Oschadleus led the bird ringing in the morning, which was followed by a variety of talks on citizen science projects, including rePhotoSA.