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.
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.
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.
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.
Closing date: 31 October, 2018. We invite applications for 3 full-time PhD studies at the FitzPatrick Institute under the supervision of Dr Robert Thomson.
Rob Little's new book "Birding in South Africa's National Parks" has just been published by Jacana Media.
The Niven Library is having its annual book sale. The Library receives book donations, many of which are duplicates, and we then sell the duplicates to raise funds to expand our collection.
The Fitztitute's third PhD graduate, Sir Clive Elliott, passed away on 18 April at Blue Barn, his country home in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom following a six-month battle with cancer.
Closing date: 30 June 2018. We invite applications for a three-year PhD study that will evaluate the status and future security of Blue Cranes in South Africa.
We invite applications for a MSc/PhD student to undertake research on how parent birds mitigate costs of breeding at high temperatures
The December 2017 graduation ceremony saw 4 PhD and 3 MSc Conservation Biology by coursework and dissertation students from the FitzPatrick Institute receiving their degrees.
In Feb 2017, Birding Africa and The FitzPatrick Institute undertook an expedition to Chad to search for this species which had no documented records for almost 40 years.