The University of Cape Town held this year's annual Open Day from 10 AM - 3 PM on Saturday 22 April 2017. The Plant Conservation Unit team got involved in the event and helped out at the Department of Biological Sciences stand in Jameson Hall alongside other Departments that fall under the Faculty of Science. Overall it was a fantastic day and we look forward to getting involved again next year. Read the full article to learn more about the day.
We would like to give a warm welcome to Gina Arena who has recently joined us as a PhD Candidate in rangeland ecology under the co-supervision of Prof. Timm Hoffman (PCU), Helga van der Merwe (SAEON and PCU Honorary Research Associate) and Tim O’Connor (SAEON). Gina's research will focus on the long-term vegetation change on rangelands influenced by historical and current land use practices and climate change in the Eastern Cape’s Nama Karoo-Grasslands biome interface. Read the full article to learn more about her. Welcome Gina!
We would like to give a warm welcome to Wesley Bell who has recently joined us as a PhD Candidate in conservation ecology under the supervision of Prof. M. Timm Hoffman. Wesley's research will focus on the threats and opportunities posed by land degradation in Namaqualand. Read the full article to learn more about him. Welcome Wesley!
The Plant Conservation Unit is pleased to announce the publication of an exciting new paper by Claire Davis, Timm Hoffman and Wesley Roberts in the South African Journal of Botany. The article is titled, "Long-term trends in vegetation phenology and productivity over Namaqualand using the GIMMS AVHRR NDVI3g data from 1982 to 2011”. The abstract is provided but the full paper may be downloaded here.