The Science Faculty mourns the passing of Mr Goodman Mlungu, a departmental assistant in the Department of Chemistry, who worked at UCT for 31 years,
Professor Jill Farrant, , UCT Research Chair in Plant Molecular Physiology, Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, recently presented a GlobalTED talk in Geneva, Switzerland on resurrection (extreme drought tolerant) plants and their potential to ensure food security in the face of climate change.
For the first time, UCT’s popular Summer School has a lecture series featuring some of the university’s brightest young stars – scientists who are making a name for themselves in their field of study. In the line-up was Dr Tana Joseph, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Astronomy at UCT.
Scientists have long known that birds are feeling the heat due to climate change. But a new study of a dozen affected species in the Western Cape suggests their decline is more complex than previously thought – and in some cases more serious. There could be several reasons why birds are being negatively affected by man-made climate change, according to the study by scientists from the Percy Fitzpatrick Institute at the University of Cape Town and the Centre for African Conservation Ecology, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.