Kirsti Nghidinwa, a PhD candidate at the Plant Conservation Unit, went on a trip with a team of Namibian botanists to Tsau //Khaeb National Park (formerly known as the Sperrgebiet), as part of an initiative to develop a biodiversity monitoring framework for the newly proclaimed park. Read the full article supplied by Kirsti to learn more.
The Plant Conservation Unit (PCU) is pleased to announce the publication of an exciting new paper by Heidi Hirsch, David M. Richardson, Fiona A. C. Impson, Catharina Kleinjan (PCU) and Johannes J. Le Roux in the journal of Tree Genetics & Genomes. The article is titled, "Historical range contraction, and not taxonomy, explains the contemporary genetic structure of the Australian tree Acacia dealbata Link” and was published online in June 2018. The abstract is provided but the full paper may be downloaded here.
The Plant Conservation Unit is pleased to announce the publication of an exciting new paper by Dr Roger Diamond and Sam Jack in the Journal of Hydrology. The article is titled, "Evaporation and abstraction determined from stable isotopes during normal flow on the Gariep River, South Africa” and was published online in April 2018. The abstract is provided but the full paper may be downloaded here.
In April 2018, PhD student Justin van Blerk together with his supervisor A/Prof Adam West and co-supervisor Prof Timm Hoffman visited his study site to conduct the winter component of the long-term altered rainfall seasonality experiment at Driekuilen Nature Reserve. It was a very chilly but successful trip! Read Justin's article to learn more.