Bolus 150 anniversary
Bolus Herbarium celebrates its 150th anniversary
Academics, field botanists and plant enthusiasts celebrated the 150th anniversary of the oldest functioning herbarium in South Africa.
The plant that disguises itself as dung:
Shrub fools beetles into burying its seeds by making them look and smell like animal droppings
- A field guide to the plants and animals of southern Africa by CHARLES GRIFFITHS, JENNY DAY & MIKE PICKER
How to study the most dangerous animals in Africa
Jess Dawson is studying the impact of hippo poo on the St Lucia food web; among other skills, she's had to learn how to catch a crocodile, and how not to unsettle a hippopotamus.
Genetic diversity of the Chacma baboon key to understanding conservation in a time of climate change
The Chacma baboon is one of the best-known characters of the southern African landscape. . . .


Monday, 2 May 2016

There are several Honours (SA citizens only), MSc (SA citizens, SA permanent residents, African nationalities only), PhD (all nationalities) and Postdoc fellowship (all nationalities) available in the fields of sensory and evolutionary ecology in the Animal Evolution & Systematics Group. For further details contact the head of the group A/Prof David Jacobs.


Publication Date:
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 11:00

Five UCT scholars were celebrated at the Academy of Science of South Africa’s annual award ceremony on 14 October in Stellenbosch.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 16:30
Dr Adam West

A teacher’s job is to help students realise that the creation of scientific knowledge is on-going and dynamic, and that they have a role to play in that, says Distinguished Teacher Awardee Dr Adam West of the Department of Biological Sciences.


Publication Date:
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 15:00
Ceratocaryum argenteum

Jeremy Midgley, Gary Bronner and Joseph White from Biological Sciences at UCT and Steve Johnson from UKZN have reported in Nature Plants that the restio Ceratocaryum argenteum has its seeds buried by the dung beetle Epirinus flagellatus. The seeds look and smell like dung and this deceives the beetle into burying the seed, . . .

Publication Date:
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 08:15