Spotting the right whale for conservation
Posted on September 18, 2020
The Whale Unit of the University of Pretoria’s Mammal Research Institute (MRI) will be conducting its 41st annual southern right whale photo-identification aerial survey in September 2020.
Official opening of shared research lab’s new home supports interdisciplinary research at UP
Posted on December 16, 2019
“Interdisciplinary research is a key competency for research-intensive universities such as the University of Pretoria, and we need to enable and amplify interdisciplinary research programmes so that we develop the capacity to respond meaningfully to global change challenges.” These...
Results of 2019 annual aerial survey for southern right whales
Posted on October 14, 2019
The 2019 survey observed the second lowest number of right whales along our shores in October since 1995.
UP assesses the health of southern right whales in aerial survey as study marks 50 years
Posted on October 08, 2019
The Whale Unit of UP's Mammal Research Institute is conducting its annual aerial survey of southern right whales to establish the health of the whale population.
Prof Barend Erasmus appointed as new Dean for NAS
Posted on October 02, 2019
Professor Barend Erasmus has been appointed as the Dean in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (NAS) at the University of Pretoria (UP) from 1 October 2019.
2019 southern right whale aerial survey
Posted on September 13, 2019
This year celebrates the 50th anniversary of the annual aerial survey of southern right whales conducted by the Whale Unit of the University of Pretoria’s Mammal Research Institute (MRI).
Two Zoologists announced as Fellows of Royal Society of South Africa
Posted on February 01, 2019
Two renowned researchers from the Department of Zoology and Entomology at the University of Pretoria, Prof Armanda Bastos and Prof Marthán Bester have been announced as fellows of the Royal Society of South Africa (RSSAf) for 2019. This brings the total number of RSSAf fellows from the...
UP postdoctoral fellow wins British Ecological Society photography competition
Posted on December 04, 2018
Dr Chris Oosthuizen of the University of Pretoria’s Department of Zoology and Entomology recently won the British Ecological Society’s annual photography competition, Capturing Ecology, which celebrates the diversity of ecology around the world.