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In memoriam - Patrick Morant
Mon, 01 Apr 2019 - 09:00

Patrick Morant, long-time supporter of the FitzPatrick Institute and former director of SAFRING in the 1970s, died on 30 March.

Post-doc opportunity at Wits: Ecological applications of high resolution and large-scale woody cover datasets
Fri, 29 Mar 2019 - 08:45

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral researcher to undertake research on the drivers of woody encroachment and the impacts on ecological functioning and ecosystem services, through combining broad-scale remotely sensed products, environmental GIS, field, and citizen science bird atlas datasets. The successful applicant will be registered at the University of the Witwatersrand and assume research within the School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Science (APES) in collaboration with researchers from the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and University of Stellenbosch (and others).

Vacancy: BirdLife South Africa Seabird Conservation Programme Manager
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 - 09:45

BirdLife South Africa is looking for a well-qualified, experienced and innovative Seabirds Conservation Programme Manager to head the organisation’s Seabird Conservation Programme, implement African Penguin and Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries projects, and to manage the programme’s seabird conservation projects and staff. 

Latest Fitz publication in Nature Communication
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 - 09:30

Dr Megan Murgatroyd and A/Prof.Arjun Amar together with colleagues from the UK this week published a paper in the journal Nature Communications which has been making considerable media waves.

New Niven Librarian
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 - 12:00

Welcome to the new Niven Librarian, Janine Dunlop who joined the FitzPatrick Institute on Monday 11 March 2019. 

Vacancy: BirdLife South Africa Conservation Manager
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 - 11:15

BirdLife South Africa is looking for a well-qualified, experienced, dynamic, hard-working, and forward thinking Conservation Manager to head the organisation’s Conservation Division and to oversee the organisation’s conservation programmes and staff.

Prof.David Walton - obituary
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 - 08:45

Antarctic biologist, Professor David Walton, just passed away in the UK following a massive heart attack.

Study opportunities at NMU in collaboration with the FitzPatrick Institute
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 - 09:15

Closing date: January 25, 2019.  We invite applications for opportunities to study either a MSc or a PhD on "Small Procellariiformes as indicators of ecosystem changes and plastic pollution" 

MSc/PhD opportunity researching the influence of ecosystem variability on Eudyptes Penguins at sub-Antarctic Marion Island
Tue, 04 Dec 2018 - 11:30

Closing date: October 1, 2018.  We invite applications for a MSc/PhD opportunity to study the influence of ecosystem variability on demography and reproductive performance of two species of Eudyptes penguins at sub-Antarctic Marion Island.

Mystery of the world's smallest flightless bird solved
Mon, 29 Oct 2018 - 12:30

The world's smallest flightless bird, the Inaccessible Island Rail, is endemic to Inaccessible island, situated in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean. Using "next generation sequencing" techniques, a research team has finally solved the mystery of whether the ancestor of the rail had come from Africa or from South America.

Dr Petra Sumasgutner receives a L'Oréal UNESCO Women in Science award
Mon, 29 Oct 2018 - 12:00

Congratulations to FitzPatrick Institute postdoctoral fellow, Petra Sumasgutner on her L’Oréal UNESCO Austria Women in Science award. This award funded a trip to Mongolia to sample Golden Eagles.

Field researcher position on Marion Island
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 - 10:00

The South African National Antarctic Programme (SANAP) is offering an opportunity to spend a year on Marion Island collecting field data on seabirds to be used for academic purposes.

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