Ndlovu Node researchers are applying the Tea Bag Index at megacarcass sites in the typically nutrient-poor savannas of South Africa. Findings from this study will contribute to understanding organic decomposition at these sites.
Using nanotechnology for biodiversity restoration and ecosystem services
Dr Ademola Adetunji joins the Ndlovu Node after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Cape Town. Here he was involved in the Aleph-1 project, which prepared seeds of a resurrection plant for germination on the moon!
Citizen science and satellite data produce insights into bird diversity inside and outside SA’s largest national park
Research instrument technician Rion Lerm shares some of the most significant results found when Ndlovu Node researchers investigated bird diversity patterns inside and outside the Kruger National Park.
PhD student Arno Botha reports on his many and varied experiences at the tenth International Crustacean Congress in Wellington, New Zealand, where he presented his research and networked with global leaders in die field.
SAEON’s 21st anniversary celebration: A resounding success and a vision for the future
The event was attended by a diverse range of stakeholders. According to SAEON MD Dr Mary-Jane Bopape, this turnout underscored the significant support that SAEON enjoys from various organisations, both nationally and internationally.
The Grasslands Node has been assisting GroundTruth to pilot their WRC-funded citizen science project and online community training in KwaZulu-Natal, where the node’s Maputaland long-term observation site is located.
During this year’s National Science Week, SAEON took learners and the public on a journey of discovery encompassing a wide range of experiences – from local and indigenous knowledge to the skills of the 21st century.