SASSB 2021 Webinar Series: Open to All

SASSB 2021 Webinar Series: Open to All

Save the dates: First Thursdays of each month 16h00 (UTC + 2) Starting 3 June 2021 We want to hear about your systematics and evolutionary biology research! In place of the SASSB XV conference, the Southern African Society for Systematic Biology will be presenting a...
DNA barcoding: iBOL head charts future at SA gathering

DNA barcoding: iBOL head charts future at SA gathering

Cape Town – The foundation has been laid for the International Barcode of Life’s (iBOL) most recent initiative which will revolutionise our understanding of biodiversity and our capacity to manage it, according to Prof Paul Herbert. Herbert who is the iBOL scientific...
Bat gene flow despite forest fragmentation, SA study finds

Bat gene flow despite forest fragmentation, SA study finds

Rather than being restricted to indigenous forest habitat, the dusky pipistrelle is able to use watercourses to facilitate gene flow.The findings highlight the importance of conserving watercourses.Urban and agricultural development did not have a significant effect...
A decadal research plan for South Africa’s plant taxonomy

A decadal research plan for South Africa’s plant taxonomy

By Shahieda Davids Taxonomy is important since it helps us categorize organisms in order for us to more easily communicate biological information. A new research plan for plant taxonomy is now available to assist in categorizing all known South African plant species....