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Study opportunity: Can sociality buffer the impacts of climate change?
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 10:30

We invite applications for a full-time research PhD scholarship to test the relationship between sociality and climate change vulnerability using a highly social bird (the Southern Pied Babbler, Turdoides bicolor) as a model species.

Study opportunity: PhD research at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 10:30

We invite applications for a full-time research PhD scholarship  focusing on understanding the role of farmers in vulture conservation in southern Africa.

Dr Arjun Amar received a 2015 UCT College of Fellows Young Researcher Award
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 12:15

Congratulations to Dr Arjun Amar on receiving a UCT College of Fellows Young Researcher Award.

Sonja Krüger's PhD thesis wins the Purcell award
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 14:45

Congratulations are due to Sonja Krüger who won the UCT Science Faculty's Purcell Award for her PhD thesis

Please report any sightings of ringed Swift Terns
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 13:45

For the third consecutive year, researchers from the Percy FitzPatrick Institute at the University of Cape Town marked 500 Swift Terns chicks with metal and individually engraved colour-rings in April 2015.

SANAP/SA Agulhas Open Day 2015
Monday, June 15, 2015 - 14:45

Fitz stall at the SANAP/SA Agulhas Open Day - 12-13 June 2015.

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.