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In memoriam: Kirsten Louw (1979 - 2005)
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 14:45

Kirsten Louw, talented naturalist and esteemed colleague, died 10 years ago while studying towards his PhD at the Fitzpatrick Institute.

Susan Mvungi appointed as Niven Librarian
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 13:45

We are pleased to announce that Susan Mvungi has been appointed to the Niven Librarian position with effect from July 3, 2015.

Post-Doctoral research opportunity: Analysis of raptor population dynamics
Friday, June 5, 2015 - 09:45

We invite applications for a one-year full-time post-doctoral research opportunity on Dr Arjun Amar's research team.

New book available online: Marine Anthropogenic Litter
Friday, June 5, 2015 - 08:45

Marine Anthropogenic Litter, edited by Melanie Bergmann, Lars Gutow and Michael Klages, is now available online

New contract lecturer at the Fitz: Dr Susan Cunningham
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 09:45

Dr Susie Cunningham has been appointed from 1 June 2015 to a contract lecturer post within the FitzPatrick Institute. 

Conservation posts - Gough Island 2015-2015
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 08:45

The RSPB are advertising for three conservation posts on Gough 61.

Flock at sea - BirdLife SA AGM 2017
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 07:45

BirdLife SA is organising a unique 5 day cruise along the continental shelf from Cape Town and back for optimum seabird spotting.

Special issue of Ostrich in memory of Phil Hockey
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 09:45

Following the sad and untimely passing of Phil Hockey in January 2013, BIrdLife South Africa suggested that a special issue of Ostrich be published in memory of Phil as a leading and influential African ornithologist.

"The Life and Times of Dr Jane Goodall - in celebration of her 80th year"
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 11:00

Fitz Advisory Board member, Ms Harriet Nimmo was instrumental is arranging for Dr Jane Goodall to present a lecture as part of the Vice-Chancellors' open lecture series.

Bumper FitzPatrick Institute student graduations in 2011
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 14:45

We are delighted to announce that the FitzPatrick Institute has had a bumper year for post-graduate student outputs. No less than 26 students, supported and/or supervised by the Institute’s Centre of Excellence graduated during 2011 – 7 PhD, 12 MSc and 7 BSc Honours students.

PhD opportunity at the FitzPatrick Institute: Investigating plumage polymorphism in Black Sparrowhawks
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 13:00

We invite applications for the above full-time study opportunity at the FitzPatrick Institute.

MSc project opportunity: The evolutionary ecology of an avian contact zone
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 13:30

An MSc project (2012-2013) is offered in the Molecular Ecology and Evolution Programme of three Departments of Genetics at the University of Pretoria, in collaboration with the Centre of Excellence in Birds as Keys to Biodiversity Conservation at the Percy Fitzpatrick Institute oaf African Ornithology (UCT) and the Department of Biology, Lund University.

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