A new article by several PCU researchers titled ‘Documenting changing landscapes with rePhotoSA: A repeat photography and citizen science project in southern Africa’ was published on 31 July 2021 in Ecological Informatics. The full article is available here, and can be accessed here for free until 3 October 2021.
The sudden loss of irreplaceable archives of historical landscape photographs in a natural disaster has highlighted their value and begs a new question: Why are long-term ecological research (LTER) programmes in southern Africa not taking greater advantage of these early baselines of past environments to build upon existing datasets of environmental observation? Read the full article here.
The Plant Conservation Unit held an online research symposium on Friday 2 July, to check in with all our students and assistants, and reflect on our progress and achievements so far this year.
PCU Director, Prof. Timm Hoffman, was interviewed by The Guardian about the losses incurred by the UCT fire in April. Read the full article here.