Plant Conservation Unit (PCU) students Elelwani Nenzhelele and Liesl Eichenberger, both supervised by Simon Todd and Prof Timm Hoffman, and PCU research assistant, Yolanda Chirango, were among 800 students to graduate at the formal ceremony held in Jameson Hall on Friday evening (14 July 2017). We would like to congratulate these students on their hard work and dedication to their projects. You have all worked so hard and we wish you every success for the future. Read the article to learn more.
The Plant Conservation Unit is pleased to announce the publication of an exciting new paper by Anneli Ekblom, Lindsey Gillson and Michel Notelid in WIREs Water. The article is titled, "Water flow, ecological dynamics, and management in the lower Limpopo Valley: a long‐term view”. The abstract is provided but the full paper may be downloaded here.
On Friday 30 June 2017, the Plant Conservation Unit (PCU) said farewell to research assistant, Sam Jack. Sam has worked with the PCU team for the past 5 years since the completion of his Masters at the end of 2011. His contribution to the PCU has been immense and we will miss his enthusiasm, intellect and passion for science and the outdoors. However, we all wish him well in this new chapter in his life and to the adventures which lie ahead. Read the article to learn more.
Recently, PhD Candidate, Gina Arena, together with her supervisors Prof Timm Hoffman, Prof Tim O’Connor (SAEON) and Dr Helga van der Merwe (SAEON), set out to Middelburg in the Eastern Cape to scout out a few sites for her PhD. Overall it was a successful and interesting trip, which included discussions around Gina’s main research questions on assessing long-term changes in rangeland vegetation in the Eastern Upper Karoo, an area that has been influenced by past and current climate and land use patterns. Read Gina's article to learn more.