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Thursday, 24 September 2020
NEW PAPER ALERT: Patterns of plant species richness and growth form diversity in critical habitats of the Nama-Karoo Biome, South Africa

A new paper by Hana Petersen, Sam Jack, Simon Todd and Prof. Timm Hoffman, titled 'Patterns of plant species richness and growth form diversity in critical habitats of the Nama-Karoo Biome, South Africa' was published online in the South African Journal of Botany on 15 September 2020. The abstract can be found below. The full article is available here.

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Thu, 17 Sep 2020 - 12:30
Trip report: a day in Darling

Springtime in the Cape is always a spectacular affair. With the drop in number of infections and the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in South Africa coinciding with the start of spring, many are taking the opportunity to enjoy the dazzling floral displays. After a long 6 months of uncertainty, struggle and loss, the abundant beauty that South Africa’s natural spaces continues to provide year after year is something that we can always rely on. This year’s floral displays were particularly splendid, after the abundant rainfall, providing some reprieve after a long period of drought.

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Mon, 14 Sep 2020 - 09:15
NEW POPULAR ARTICLE: "Trusting local knowledge: the case of fire management in a Namibian park"

A popular article by Dr Glynis Humphrey (PCU, UCT), A/Prof. Gina Ziervogel (ACDI, UCT) and A/Prof. Lindsey Gillson (PCU, UCT), titled 'Trusting local knowledge: the case of fire management in a Namibian park' was published in The Conversation yesterday, 10 September 2020. The article is publicly available here.

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Fri, 11 Sep 2020 - 11:00
Prof. Timm Hoffman wins WWF Living Planet Award 2020

The Plant Conservation Unit at UCT would like to extend hearty congratulations to Prof. Timm Hoffman on winning the WWF Living Planet Award for 2020.

Prof. Timm Hoffman, Director of the Plant Conservation Unit, won the WWF Living Planet Award for 2020. The awards ceremony was a virtual event held on Tuesday 1 September 2020. The Living Planet Award is awarded annually to extraordinary South Africans who have contributed meaningfully to conservation and have inspired people to “live in harmony with nature.”

Publication Date:
Wed, 02 Sep 2020 - 12:00

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