Congratulations Peter Ryan!
Centre of Excellence and Fitztitute Director, Prof. Peter Ryan, was awarded A-rating scientist status by the National Research Foundation in December 2016. This is the highest accolade in the NRF’s rating system to rank researchers in the country.
December 2016 Graduation
The FitzPatrick Institute had 4 PhD graduates in the December 20, 2016 ceremony - congratulations to Drs Hayley Clements, Julia Baum, Alistair McInnes and Gareth Tate!
PhD study opportunity
We are currently inviting applications for a full time PhD research scholarship to study the mechanisms promoting polymorphism in Black sparrowhawks at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute.
African Birdlife
We have a regular feature in African Birdlife - The FitzPatrick Report. Our latest article 'The rise of the Fallists' (Vol 5 (2) Jan/Feb 2016) details the impact of the #FeesMustFall protest on the Fitztitute.
New African gamebird book by Rob Little
A monograph 'Terrestrial gamebirds and snipes of Africa' by Rob Little will be at all major book shops next week.


Report any sightings of ringed Swift Terns - details on the Fitz News page here.


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.