Friday, 22 March 2019
New automated shark-spotting project

After 15 years of using trained observers (spotters) to successfully reduce the risk of shark bites in Cape Town, the Shark Spotters programme – in collaboration with the UCT's  Institute for Communities and Wildlife in Africa and PatternLab SaRL – is launching a research project aimed at creating an automated shark spotting system that will enhance their existing pioneering sustainable shark safety service.

Publication Date:
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 - 13:00
Global networking: Empowering Women in Chemistry

A group of 40 women (and one man!) gathered at Stellenbosch Botanical Gardens on 12 February to participate in a global networking event called Empowering Women in Chemistry.  Professor Susan Bourne  and Dr Cesarina Edmonds-Smith, from the Department of Chemistry were invited to participate in a panel discussion.

Publication Date:
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 - 11:30
Conservation in the digital age: Google Images reveals the diet of Africa’s largest eagle

Researchers from the Department of Biological Sciences at UCT, Vincent Naude and Associate Professor Arjun Amar have used Google Images to track the dietary habits of Africa’s largest eagle, the Martial Eagle, gaining new information from regions where the species has never been studied before.

In a paper published this week in the international journal The Condor, scientists use photos sourced from the web to reveal the bird’s main prey types, information that may help conservationists protect this threatened species.

Publication Date:
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 - 12:15
New dinosaur discovered in Mongolia

A new species of dinosaur – a type of oviraptorosaur – has been discovered in Mongolia by a team of researchers from South Korea and their colleagues, including UCT’s Professor Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan.

Publication Date:
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 - 10:15