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Laura Blamey
Urchins and regime-shifts in marine ecosystems
A paper co-authored by Laura Blamey, an NRF ‘early career scientist’ at the Department of Biological Sciences highlights the important, yet underappreciated roles urchins play in marine ecosystems. Overgrazing of kelp beds by sea urchins is well...
Rarer than rhino and just as prized by poachers
Critically endangered cycads are disappearing from the wild and botanical gardens, ripped up by the roots to feed the lucrative landscaping market. UCT researchers are using a novel method to help the Hawks combat the theft of these ancient plants.
125-million-year-old Changyuraptor sheds light on dinosaur flight
Palaeobiologist and Head of Biological Sciences, Prof. Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan, was part of an international team that recently described a new four-winged predatory dinosaur from China called Changyuraptor.

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Sunday, 1 March 2015
Welly Qwabe went on to join the University of Cape Town’s Marine Research Institute in 2011 to pursue a Masters in Zoology, with support from the Canon Collins Trust, the National Research Foundation and the Carnegie and Andrew Mellon Foundation.
Publication Date:
Friday, February 6, 2015 - 15:15


UCT's 'green visionaries'
19 December 2014

Three UCT students were among 25 recipients of the Green Talents 2014 awards, internationally recognised prizes for young researchers focused on sustainability. The winners were chosen from among 800 applicants from more than 100 countries. It is the sixth time that these awards took place under the patronage of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Publication Date:
Monday, January 5, 2015 - 17:15
Dr. Adam West, Jannes Landschoff(MSc), Robert Skelton (PhD), and Prof. Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan

Our department of biological sciences is just about two years old. Yesterday we held our first Biological Sciences Postgraduate Research Day.  In total, 18 presentations were made by our postgraduate students and covered a wide range of topics. 

Publication Date:
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 13:00
Drongo

The drongo, an African bird, deceives other species, including meerkats, by mimicking their alarm calls in order to scare them away and steal their abandoned food, according to UCT researcher Dr Tom Flower.

Publication Date:
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 09:45