Dr Abdullahi Ahmed Yusuf

Dr Abdullahi Ahmed Yusuf's general research interests revolves around the study of the behaviour and chemical ecology of social insects. Specifically, he seeks to understand pheromone communication and reproductive dominance in bees, ants and termites at the colony, individual and cellular levels. He does this using a wide range of techniques within the fields of analytical chemistry, behavioural and molecular ecology as well as mathematical biology.


Research by Dr Abdullahi Ahmed Yusuf

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    University of Pretoria study reveals hand sanitisers in Gauteng and Tshwane to be substandard

    A scientist from the University of Pretoria (UP) has found that commercial, off-the-shelf hand sanitisers used by the public in Gauteng and Tshwane do not contain the recommended alcohol content, and are mostly incorrectly labelled according to local and international standards.

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    Living Land - Episode 13: Alternative sources of Nutrition

    According to the World Bank, land, biodiversity, oceans, forests and many other forms of natural capital are being depleted at an unprecedented rate and, unless we change how we grow our food and manage our natural capital, food security will be at risk, especially for the poorest people of the world.

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    Insects as an alternative food source

    According to the World Bank, land, biodiversity, oceans, forests and many other forms of natural capital are being depleted at an unprecedented rate and, unless we change how we grow our food and manage our natural capital, food security will be at risk, especially for the poorest people of the world.

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    Conserving African honey bees

    Have you ever thought what would happen if honey bees disappeared? A world without honey bees and their pollination services also means a world without many of our food sources.

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