Research News

  • Best first-year lecturer in NAS awarded

    Posted on December 14, 2016

    A lecturer who inspires and motivates students ... This encompasses Mr Carel Oosthuizen, the first-year co-ordinator for Animal Diversity in the Department of Zoology and Entomology who received the Best First-year Lecturer Award in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (NAS) on 2...

  • Prof Andrew McKechnie leads Zoology and Entomology

    Posted on November 24, 2016

    Prof Andrew McKechnie has been appointed as the new Head of the Department of Zoology and Entomology in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences from 1 November 2016.

  • Anything to declare? UP makes a move to protect South Africa’s borders from invaders

    Posted on November 16, 2016

    Ms Katelyn Faulkner and Prof Mark Robertson from the Department of Zoology and Entomology at the University of Pretoria, developed a model to prioritise inspections aimed at preventing biological invasions.

  • Young UP scientists win in Einstein Language Competition

    Posted on October 21, 2016

    Two students from the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences recently walked away with prizes in the LitNet Akademies Einstein Competition.

  • Shedding light on animal responses to changing environments

    Posted on September 29, 2016

    A newly-built facility at the University of Pretoria will permit research on the effects of changing environmental conditions on the behaviour and physiology of small animals.

  • UP researchers excel at the 2016 NRF Awards

    Posted on September 07, 2016

    The annual NRF Awards recognise and celebrate South African research excellence. Awards are presented to researchers in two categories, namely special recognition awards and ratings-linked awards. Several of UP's top researchers received recognition during the recent NRF awards ceremony.

  • Research Matters: Focus on forest health

    Posted on August 22, 2016

    Visit our brand new Research Matters website to find out more about how researchers at the University of Pretoria are making today matter through projects that support pest management in our forests and plantations.

  • Sharing the latest buzz about bees with learners

    Posted on July 27, 2016

    As part of an outreach programme to create awareness about the plight of the bee, the Social Insect Research Group (SIRG) from the Department of Zoology and Entomology aka 'The Bee Group' visited the Grade 7 learners of Cornwall Hill College during their Natural Science lessons earlier this year.

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