Saturday, 31 July 2021
Mapping the fire on Table Mountain that destroyed the Plant Conservation Unit

Research associate Dr Zander Venter, who is currently based in Norway, has developed a sliding tool using Google Earth Engine to visualise the extent of the uncontrolled Table Mountain fire that began on 18 April 2021.

Publication Date:
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 - 14:15
PCU offices on fire
Fire causes loss of the Plant Conservation Unit offices and photographic collections

We are heartbroken to report that the uncontrolled fire on Table Mountain on 18 April 2021 has resulted in the complete loss of the Plant Conservation Unit offices, along with irreplaceable collections of photographs.

Publication Date:
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 - 10:00
Trip report: Drilling in Orange Kloof Valley

A group of palaeoecologists from the PCU Paleoecology Lab had a very successful trip to the Orange Kloof Valley in February 2021 to collect a very impressive sediment core.

Publication Date:
Sun, 11 Apr 2021 - 11:15
Prof Timm Hoffman gives inaugural presentation to the Royal Society of South Africa

PCU Director, Prof Timm Hoffman, was inaugurated as a fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa in 2020. He gave a presentation about the Karoo to the Royal Society of South Africa on 17 March 2021. You can watch the 45 minute presentation here.

Publication Date:
Thu, 18 Mar 2021 - 10:00