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  • Hot birds in the hot seat

    Posted on February 22, 2018

    Prof Andrew McKechnie of the Department of Zoology and Entomology was recently awarded the South African Research Chair in Conservation Physiology. The Chair is hosted by the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa and co-hosted by the University of Pretoria (UP).

  • Mammals move less in human-modified landscapes

    Posted on February 02, 2018

    Mammals move shorter distance in human-modified landscapes, which may affect ecosystems and society.

  • Forests are living on the edge – and this is not a good thing

    Posted on November 21, 2017

    The University of Pretoria's Dr Pieter Olivier is part of an international collaboration whose work was recently published in Nature. The study highlights how biodiversity is changing as a result of deforestation.

  • Unravelling the mysteries of meerkat behaviour

    Posted on November 08, 2017

    Researchers at the University of Pretoria form part of the Kalahari Meerkat Project in the Northern Cape's Kuruman River Reserve, which has studied groups of wild meerkats for over 20 years.

  • Some flies like crowds

    Posted on October 11, 2017

    Entomologists at the University of Pretoria are assessing which flies are best for recycling organic waste.

  • Spotting the right whale with annual survey

    Posted on September 26, 2017

    UP's Whale Unit will be conducting their annual aerial survey of southern right whales

  • Renowned behavioural endocrinologist new Head of MRI

    Posted on August 11, 2017

    Prof André Ganswindt, a behavioural endocrinologist by training and the founder of the Endocrine Research Laboratory was appointed as Professor and Director of the Mammal Research Institute (MRI) at the University of Pretoria from 1 August 2017.

  • Mammalian Behavioural Ecology and Physiology Chair renewed for third cycle

    Posted on July 28, 2017

    Prof Nigel Bennett, the current incumbent of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) / National Research Foundation (NRF) Joint Research Chair (SARChl) in the field of Mammalian Behavioural Ecology and Physiology at the University of Pretoria successfully won its bid for the third and last...

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