Saturday, 20 January 2018
Windfall helps train undergrads in air sampling

Atmospheric chemist Dr Katye Altieri, Department of Oceanography, will use her Claude Leon Merit Award, one of five awarded to UCT researchers in 2017, to teach oceanography and atmospheric science undergraduates the rudiments of conducting air quality analyses.

Publication Date:
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 11:00
New study on nitrogen pollution in False Bay

Despite a wealth of research on False Bay, little is known about the chemical make-up of its water, how this varies seasonally and how its vigorous circulation prevents stagnation. But a new study by Dr Sarah Fawcett, Department of Oceanography, on nitrogen pollution in the country’s biggest natural bay, hopes to change that.

Publication Date:
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:30
Why a proper record of birds in Africa is so important -- for Europe

If Europe is going to reap the benefits of conservation measures at home, its experts need an understanding of where “their” birds migrate to when they head off to Africa.  Each year, birds migrate en masse from Europe in search of warmer climes for breeding. Many travel as far as Africa. But while their habits are carefully mapped at home, their breeding seasons don’t get as much attention. Professor Les Underhill from the Department of Biological Sciences at UC, explains why this leaves researchers and conservationists on the back foot, and how bird atlases can fill the gaps.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 12:15
When endemics go epidemic

A recent paper published by UCT researchers Associate Professor Adam West and Professor William Bond, draws attention to the global phenomenon of invasive native plant species – and suggests ways of managing affected ecosystems in the future.

Publication Date:
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:30