The Plant Conservation Unit is pleased to announce the publication of an exciting new paper by Samantha L. Scott (Venter), Dr Rick F. Rohde and Prof. M. Timm Hoffman in the journal of African Research and Documentation. The article is titled, "Repeat landscape photography, historical ecology and the wonder of digital archives in southern Africa” and was published in August 2018. The brief introduction is provided but please contact the authors for the full paper.
Last month, Plant Conservation Unit PhD candidates, Estelle Razanatsoa and Andriantsilavo Razafimanantsoa, presented their research on vegetation change in Madagascar at the second 'African Quaternary: Environments, Ecology and Humans' International Conference held at the National Museum in Nairobi, Kenya, 14-22 July 2018. They also participated in various workshops held at the conference. Read the article to learn more!
Plant Conservation Unit PhD Candidate, Cherié Forbes, together with A/Prof Lindsey Gillson attended an ‘Introduction to statistical modelling and data analysis’ short course from 18-20 July 2018 at the University of Cape Town (UCT). The course was run by the Centre for Statistics in Ecology, Environment and Conservation group (UCT) in partnership with the Applied Centre for Climate and Earth System Science. Read the full article to learn more!
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.