Wednesday, 26 January 2022
Rethinking the value of historical photograph collections to the LTER network

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.

Publication Date:
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 - 14:30
PCU Online Research Symposium

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.

Publication Date:
Fri, 02 Jul 2021 - 15:30
Article: 'From the ashes: historical botanic photos destroyed in Cape Town fire resurrected'

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.

Publication Date:
Fri, 25 Jun 2021 - 13:00
Trip report: Repeat photography trip to Tygerberg Nature Reserve

On 18 May 2021, Prof. Timm Hoffman and Hana Petersen joined colleagues from CoCT and CPUT at Tygerberg Nature Reserve to discuss the use of repeat photography in monitoring vegetation recovery.

Publication Date:
Mon, 31 May 2021 - 12:45