Goodbye James!

13 July 2016

Prof James Vonesh from VCU has been in the lab for 18 months (see James' arrival blog post here). It's been an amazing time, and we've all really benefitted from his inputs into all of our work. There are certainly lots of great memories.

Today we celebrated James' visit with a tea party at the Centre for Invasion Biology, a lunch at the RideIn (thanks James!) and a walk in Jonkershoek. 

We're all really hoping that James makes it back some time soon.

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28 June 2016


Two lab members have presented their work at the Southern African Society for Aquatic Scientists meeting at Kruger National Park.


Ana presented her work on invasive crayfish distribution.

While Likho gave an account of her work on  Xenopus laevis phylogeography. 

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Lab retreat

09 June 2016

A great time was had by all


New lab member...

13 May 2016

We'd like to welcome our new lab member: 

Marike Louw, flies the new drone. Special shout out to Debra Stark on her 'flying' visit from UQ in Oz.

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More congratulations

06 May 2016

Mac & Ana in the top 5

Congratulations to Mac & Ana who have their articles in the top 5 for contributions from Stellenbosch University to The Conversation - Africa: and it only seems like a few weeks ago they were published!

Congratulations too to The Conversation - a stunning effort in your first year.

Read Mac's article here

Read Ana's article here

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