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Launch of iCWild, the new Institute at the University of Cape Town

Hello everyone, I am really excited to announce the launch of a newly-created interdisciplinary Institute at the University of Cape Town, called iCWild for Institute for Communities and Wildlife in Africa. The aim of the Institute is to understand the … Continue reading

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Nice interaction with the Conservation Biology MSc students at UCT

Hi there dear readers, Winter and its cold wind are coming through Cape Town. Great time to write up a PhD and drink hot chocolate! Two weeks ago, I was asked by my main supervisor Prof. Justin O’Riain to give … Continue reading

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Baboon-farmer conflict research

While the sheep dogs are working hard to protect sheep from jackals and other predators, our post doc, Marion, is working on evaluating the conflict severity between farmers and baboons in the Karoo. As a reminder: Marion collected hair samples and bones … Continue reading

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Viruses, bacteria and worms, Oh my!

Time is slowly marching on as Storme, disease ecologist and newly initiated molecular biologist, puts in hard hours in the laboratory back at the University of Cape Town. Preliminary results from the examination of blood slides has shown that there … Continue reading

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UCT research team on a Boer Trek!

Early this week, a University of Cape Town research team (Nicoli, Beatrice, Jeremy and Steve) travelled to the Karoo to join Frans Hattingh (along with his father and four workers) on his sheep trek across the Koup, in the Central Karoo. The … Continue reading

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