Volunteer training for aSCR

22 April 2017

Marike trains aSCR volunteers on Table Mountain

It was a hot day to head up Table Mountain in full sun to set up acoustic arrays, but we had a good turnout with lots of volunteers.

Setting up the array takes quite a bit of technical know-how and there's nothing like a training session to make sure that everyone's on the same page. 

I have to say that this training took place with one of the most spectacular backdrops in the world. Table Mountain is quite a place. 

Ashley Koopman, Barry McGovern, Bukhosi Mhlanga, Gemma Rashley, Tracy Hutcheon

  aSCR  Frogs

Marike wins another prize

23 March 2017

Young Science Communication Winner 2017 - Marike Louw (2nd place)!

Many congratulations to Marike on winning 2nd place in the Young Science Communication Competition run by SAASTA through the NRF. 

You can see some of the prize winning story here. Or you can download the entire piece here.

  aSCR  Frogs  prizes

University of Hull visit to eDNA experts

18 March 2017

Talking at the School of Environmental Sciences, University of Hull

It was great to see Dr Katharina Wollenberg Valero agian and catch up with her in her new post at the University of Hull. We teamed up with Prof Lori Lawson Handley to conduct an eDNA investigation.

I gave a talk to the joint lab meeting on our work on invasive frogs in South Africa. 

  Frogs  News  Xenopus

News coverage for new Capensibufo

16 March 2017

News coverage for the newly defined Capensibufo rosei on the Cape peninsula

NB: Don't believe everything you read in the press!

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Vitising University of Toronto

08 March 2017

Presenting global amphibian impacts at University of Toronto - Scarborough

I got some great feedback from the folk at University of Toronto - Scarborough on our work assessing the impacts of invasive amphibians. In this slide I was talking about the article published the same day in The Converstation. 

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