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.
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.
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.
We invite applications for the above full-time study opportunity at the FitzPatrick Institute.
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.
The African Penguin Spheniscus demersus, the only penguin species in Africa and confined to Namibia and South Africa, is now Endangered.
When most of us think of parent birds feeding a brood of nestlings, it conjures up an image of familial harmony. But this could not be further from the truth as beneath this veneer of cooperation and altruism lies a complex network of optimal investments and subversive strategies.
The Niven Library at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute is holding a 50th Anniversary Sale of ornithological books. This is your chance to purchase out of print and collector’s books while at the same time supporting African ornithology.