Rhinos' response to anaesthesia has proved to have complications, but Prof Leith Meyer from the Faculty of Veterinary Science at UP is constantly working to better understand how these iconic animals respond to immobilisation.
Understanding how and when animal species use their environment is a fundamental ecological question and one that can be surprisingly difficult to answer, particularly when working in the marine environment.
Dr Katelyn Faulkner and Prof Mark Robertson, from the Centre for Invasion Biology at the University of Pretoria, looked at the risks posed by alien species transported as stowaways on ships traveling to South Africa.
Professor Andrew McKechnie, is part of an international study looking at the effects of climate change on birds, particularly those living in very hot deserts. Their findings reveal that these birds are going to be under great strain in the future.
A collaborative study by researchers from the University of Pretoria (UP), the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and the University of Sydney in Australia, have mapped the entire genome of a prostate cancer tumour for the first time.
How one UP researcher is improving access to information within the tourist industry to create jobs and make the sector more internationally competitive.
A new tool developed at the University of Pretoria to measure memorable tourism experiences is helping tourist attractions around South Africa draw new visitors and improve the quality of their visit.
Five major tourist attractions around South Africa have benefitted from UP research looking at how to make tourism experiences more memorable.
UP researchers are working with the National Department of Tourism to improve tourist experiences at attractions around SA and contribute to a more competitive tourism industry.
Tourism is one of the few sectors of the economy that is growing in South Africa, thanks in part to our unique and world-class natural and cultural resources.
Prof Nigel Bennett and Dr Heike Lutermann, of the University of Pretoria's Department of Zoology and Entomology, are involved in an exciting study on the naked mole rat that has been featured in Science.
A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria provides an estimate of the number of elephants that should be present in 73 protected areas spanning 21 African countries.
Drs Miemsie Steyn and Melanie Moen from the Faculty of Education at UP, undertook an Early Childhood Education study of young children aged between six and nine years in order to identify predominant themes prevailing in the early school-going phase.
A project by researchers from the Department of Production Animal Studies tackles some of the big unanswered questions regarding mastitis treatment failure at South African dairies.
A study by Prof Tahir Pillay and Dr MA Islam from the Department of Chemical Pathology at UP, has identified three compounds that may have potential for the treatment of tuberculosis (TB).
The School of Engineering at the University of Pretoria is home to many important groups dedicated to improving the national electric grid.
The South African electrical grid system has gone from the once world-class energy infrastructure of the 1980’s to a steadily deteriorating and barely maintained service today.
South Africa’s national electrical grid system is under increasing strain due to aging infrastructure, insufficient maintenance, and a lack of real-time monitoring.
South Africa’s national electrical grid system is under increasing strain due to aging infrastructure and insufficient maintenance.
South Africa’s national electrical grid system is under increasing strain due to aging infrastructure, insufficient maintenance and a lack of real-time monitoring. Several research groups at UP’s Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineeri