On Monday 10 September 2018, the South African Astronomical Observatory hosted an introductory writing workshop facilitated by The Conversation - Africa in Cape Town. The workshop was centred on learning to write and improve one’s skills in communicating science for non-academic audiences. Plant Conservation Unit Ph.D. candidate, Glynis Humphrey, attended the event. Read her article to learn more.
In August 2018, Samantha Venter, a research assistant at the Plant Conservation Unit, travelled with some friends to Darling in the Western Cape to see the wildflowers. They first visited Waylands Wild Flower Reserve and then Tienie Versveld Reserve, both situated just outside of Darling. Read the full article to see some pics of the magnificent floral displays.
On 28 August 2018, ScienceLink hosted Alaina Levine at Codebridge in Cape Town. Plant Conservation Unit Ph.D. Candidate, Glynis Humphrey, attended the event along with other scientists and non-government organisations. Discussions were centred on strategies for targeting communication in different sectors in society. Overall it was an interesting and successful event. Read the article to learn more.
The Plant Conservation Unit (PCU) is pleased to announce the publication of an exciting new paper by PCU Honorary Research Associate Helga Van der Merwe and Sue J Milton in the journal Austral Ecology. The article is titled, "Testing the Wiegand-Milton model: A long-term experiment to understand the mechanisms driving vegetation dynamics in arid shrublands” and was published online in August 2018. The abstract is provided but the full paper may be downloaded here.