WELCOME TO NAS: Meet Dr Bernard Coetzee
Posted on April 09, 2021
Meet Dr Bernard Coetzee, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Zoology and Entomology who was appointed to the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences in March this year.
MRI seal research in spectacular educational book
Posted on March 17, 2021
A renowned researcher from the University of Pretoria’s Mammal Research Institute (MRI), Prof Marthán N. Bester, has co-authored chapters on Tristan da Cunha and British Antarctic Territory in a spectacular educational book, Britain’s Distant Seas.
Wildlife plays important role in maintaining healthy societies and ecosystems
Posted on March 03, 2021
World Wildlife Day is celebrated on 3 March every year and focuses on forest-based livelihoods and seeks to promote forest and forest wildlife management models and practices that accommodate both human well-being and the long-term conservation of forests, forest-dwelling species of wild fauna...
Ground-breaking study reveals colonies of mole-rats communicate with each other in their own dialect
Posted on January 29, 2021
A study by a team of scientists at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) in Berlin, Germany and the University of Pretoria (UP) has found that naked mole-rats can communicate with one another within their own colony. They do this with a unique dialect that is specific to that...
Fencing-in of Botswana elephants could explain why 350 elephants died in one area, reveals UP-led study
Posted on January 25, 2021
An international study led by the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Professor Rudi van Aarde suggests that the mass die-off of 350 elephants in one area of northern Botswana last year could be attributed to the fencing-in of these animals.
UP alumnus and research associate wins Population Ecology Young Author Award
Posted on November 24, 2020
Dr Chris Oosthuizen, an alumnus of UP’s Department of Zoology and Entomology and a research associate with UP’s Marion Island Marine Mammal Programme, was recently awarded the Population Ecology Young Author Award.
‘Malaria research is very close to my heart’, says UP graduate who hopes her work will make a difference in her own community
Posted on October 22, 2020
It was only after University of Pretoria (UP) graduate Takalani Makhanthisa began her postgraduate studies in entomology that she realised that more than half of South Africa’s cases of malaria occur in the Vhembe District in Limpopo, her home. Now Makhanthisa hopes her research towards her...
Three UP researchers elected to Academy of Science of South Africa
Posted on October 16, 2020
Three internationally renowned researchers from UP's Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences - Professor Roumen Anguelov, Professor Andre Ganswindt and Professor Sheryl Hendriks - have been elected to the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf).