Announcing a new mountain socio-ecological perspective for Southern Africa
A diverse group of scientists and practitioners from Africa and other continents united under the banner of a common interest in mountain socio-ecological systems at the inaugural Southern African Mountain Conference.
A fledgling environmental observation platform in the arid lands at the Square Kilometre Array
The SKA property and neighbouring farmland can serve as a large-scale, long-term landscape-level experiment – manipulating stocking rate, animal type, animal distribution and direct vegetation management.
Microplastics in aquatic systems: vectors of metal pollutants?
Researchers from the Elwandle Node are setting up experiments and collecting data in estuarine systems to critically evaluate the hypothesis that microplastics transfer metal pollutants to aquatic animals.
NRF-SAEON fosters academic cooperation in the Indian Ocean Region as South Africa is endorsed as IORAG chair
As Chair, SA intends to further academic cooperation in the region and facilitate better science-to-policy engagement – to leverage the IORA platform for interaction between academia and government officials.
Two Egagasini Node team members boarded a commercial trawling vessel to collect data for NRF-SAEON’s bi-annual invertebrate monitoring survey. The samples collected will contribute to the SeaMap project.
A ‘One NRF’ face of marine sciences: individually we are a drop, together we are an ocean
Prof Juliet Hermes, Dr Jennifer Veitch and Dr Shaun Deyzel report on a meeting aimed at finding synergies between the National Research Foundation’s marine and freshwater facilities and its infrastructure programmes.
Dr Mary-Jane Bopape is a seasoned scientist with an impressive record of accolades. An atmospheric modelling specialist, she has worked across a range of timescales including climate change projections.
First group of Eastern Cape learners to take marine science as a school subject visit the rocky shores
The Elwandle Node’s science engagement team took the grade 11 learners to Schoenmakerskop to expose them to what scientists do when they are out in the field. The excited learners and educators left with new knowledge derived from hands-on scientific inquiry.
NRF-SAEON celebrates World Wetlands Day with the Mabasa community in northern Maputaland
The Mabasa Traditional Council not only granted permission for the first EFTEON automatic weather station to be placed in the Mabasa Tribal Court grounds, but also invited NRF-SAEON to assist in arranging their World Wetlands Day celebrations.