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Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Spatial analysis of raptor movement data
We invite applications for a full-time post-doctoral research fellowship to analyse existing data on the movement ecology of African raptors.
MSc study opportunity
Stress in the city: aggression, corticosterone levels and breeding success in urban red-winged starlings
New research into flightlessness in the Aldabra rail
A new research paper published on Aldabra’s endemic white-throated rail Dryolimnas [cuvieri] aldabranus has shown that it should be considered an evolutionary distinct species from Dryolimnas cuvieri, not a subspecies as previously thought.
Non-invasive physiological measurements in wild animals
Hot Birds students Amanda Bourne (UCT) and Emma Jepson (UP) have been developing and testing non-invasive methods for measuring physiological responses in wild birds
Unravelling francolin taxonomy
A Fitz team recently published a paper in the African journal of ornithology 'Ostrich' elevating 14 subspecies of francolins to full species status.

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DST-NRF Centre of Excellence*

*Funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) through the National Research Foundation (NRF)

The Institute would like to thank Jill Adams and particularly Norman Arlott for permission to use their illustrations.