Monday, 27 May 2019
Microscopic marine creatures driving Earth’s temperature

Phytoplankton are primary producers of the marine ecosystem suggesting that the marine food web primarily depends on phytoplankton.

But there’s more to it than just water temperature. Microscopic organisms known as phytoplankton are the main drivers of this “biological pump” process. Kolisa Yola Sinyanya a PhD candidate in the Department of Oceanography, is researching these phytoplankton communities and their interactions with nutrients within ocean systems. 

Publication Date:
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 - 09:30
My family and other animals

On her recent birthday University of Cape Town (UCT) alumnus Dr Roberta Griffiths received a rather unusual gift: a framed photograph of an amphipod, or sea shrimp, that has been named in her honour. And about time, as everyone else in her family had a species named after them many years ago.

Publication Date:
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 - 13:15
‘This is my mother’s graduation’

There are many parts to Ntebogang Segone’s graduation story: Small-town boy heads to the Mother City to pursue his academic dreams. Or, comeback kid proves he deserves his place at the University of Cape Town (UCT). Possibly: How the student leader managed to juggle it all. But, ultimately, Segone’s 17 April graduation is all about one woman.

Publication Date:
Mon, 08 Apr 2019 - 12:00
Inaugural African fellowships for young UCT scholars

Seven young University of Cape Town (UCT) scholars are among the inaugural 2019 cohort of Future Leaders – African Independent Research (FLAIR) Fellows. FLAIR Fellowships are awarded to talented African early-career researchers who have the potential to become leaders in their fields.  Dr Sarah Fawcett and Dr Wade Petersen from the Faculty of Science are two of the 15 cohort from South Africa.

Publication Date:
Mon, 08 Apr 2019 - 10:15