Professor Kelly Chibale, from the Department of Chemistry has just been awarded the prestigious Cheney Visiting Fellowship to the World-leading Astbury Centre at the University of Leeds in the UK.
They’re almost as old as the planet itself – and they have secrets to share
By following honeyguides, a species of bird, people in Africa are able to locate bees’ nests to harvest honey. Research now reveals that humans use special calls to solicit the help of honeyguides and that honeyguides actively recruit appropriate human partners. This relationship is a rare example of cooperation between humans and free-living animals.
Landscapes across southern Africa are changing at an alarming rate because of changes in land use and climate. Repeat photography (photographing the same place over time) of historical landscapes has long been used as a tool to document these changes across the world. Harnessing this tool and the growing contributions of citizen scientists, UCT’s Plant Conservation Unit (PCU) and the Animal Demography Unit (ADU) launched rePhotoSA in 2015.