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.
Prof Christian Pirk, Head of the Social Insects Research Group in the Department of Zoology and Entomology at the University of Pretoria (UP), was recently named a top reviewer in Publons' global Peer Review Awards after having been placed among the top 1% of reviewers in Plant and Animal Science...
Prof Armanda Bastos has always cared for animal welfare, but it was probably her first field trip to the Kruger National Park as a veterinary researcher that inspired her most to dedicate her professional life to animal disease control research.
As part of a research team, Prof Bastos was...
A study by a University of Pretoria researcher into the ablution habits of white rhinos in the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, has revealed that these animals use their place of defecation to communicate with each other and take decisions that can affect their ecology.
An increase in indigenous plant life does not sound like a bad thing, but when woody plants threaten to change savanna ecosystems (that cover approximately 13.5 million square kilometres of Africa alone), there is cause for concern.
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