Marike wins top prize

11 November 2016

Chirping wins prizes for Marike

Marike Louw wins the prize for the best MSc presentation at the Centre for Invasion Biology Annual Research Meeting (CIB-ARM). Marike presented her preliminary results after a long season of walking the mountains of the Cape peninsula and recording the emdemic moss frog using aSCR. Her prize is to attend an international meeting in 2017.

Marike gets prize from DaveMarike & Dave

Well done Marike! With Gio getting the best PhD presentation in 2015, the lab is full of the best!

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CIB Annual Research Meeting

10 November 2016

The 2016 CIB Annual Research Meeting

Once again the CIB put together an awesome ARM with fantastic plenary speakers: Marc Cadotte, Scott Carroll, and Laura Celesti-Grapow

2016 CIB ARM

Has the CIB grown since last year?

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CIB Podcast

01 November 2016

"Invasion Science" - the CIB's new podcast series is here:

Invasion Sciene

In this first episode, Jaco le Roux and Stuart Hall are interviewed about recent publications.

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OTS monitoring work at Cape Point

26 October 2016

Monitorinf the Cape Clawed frog with the Organisation for Tropical Studies 

The Organisation for Tropical Studies (OTS) are back in the Cape region and this is our chance to do a Faculty Field Project (FFP) on movement of Xenopus gilli in the Cape of Good Hope. They were with us back in February.

The weather was great and we managed to catch and mark lots of new frogs.

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The complete genome of Xenopus laevis

20 October 2016

Finally, the complete genome of the African clawed frog is published

Yes, it's here. The paper that we've waited for, for what seems like quite a few years now. So, genome duplication made it a little more difficult than the average genome, but that's what you might expect from African clawed frogs: Xenopus laevis

Skip to the full paper here: Session et al 2016