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.
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.
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.