Fitz Seminars: 2016

Date: Monday 28 November 2016, 13h00-14h00

Presenter:  Selena Flores, MSc student, FitzPatrick Institute

Title: PhD upgrade proposal.  Sharing the shores: measuring and mitigating disturbance on breeding White-fronted Plovers


Date: Tuesday, 8 November 2016,  13h00-14h00

Presenter: Prof. Peter Ryan

Title: Oceans of Plastic


Date: Tuesday, 1 November 2016, 13h00-14h00

Presenters: Kerwyn Prayag and Carla du Toit

Title: Do camelthorn trees use sociable weavers to forage for nutrients?


Date: Monday, 31 October 2016, 1h00-12h00

Presenter: Margarita Mulero Pázmány, Universidad Tecnica Particular de Loja, Ecuador / Swiss Ornithological Institute: Vogelwarte, University of Cádiz

Title: The use of drones in conservation biology


Date: Thursday, 27 October 2016, 13h00-14h00

Presenter: Andy Boyce

Title: Does metabolic rate explain variation in adult survival probability in passerines?


Date: Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 13h00-14h00

Presenter: Prof. Wayne Getz, Dept Environmental Science, Policy and Management, U. California Berkeley

Title: A NumerusOL Web App for Population Viability Analyses and harvest with application to Black Rhino


Date: Wednesday, 12 October 2016, 13h00-14h00

Presenter: Dr Tom Flower, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia

Title: Exploring the causes of increased nest predation in human altered environments: a case study on the Steller's Jay


Date: Tuesday, 11 October 2016, 13h00-14h00

Presenter: Dr Arjun Amar and Dr Megan Murgatroyd

Title: Raptor Conservation in Africa: an overview & The impact of agriculture on the breeding performance, diet and conservation of the Verreaux's eagle


Date: Thursday, 29 September 2016, 13h00-14h00

Presenter: Dr Thomas Martin, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

Title: Why do life history strategies vary within and among latitudes? Turning theory in new directions


Date: Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 13h00-14h00

Presenter: Dr Susie Cunningham, and Dr Petra Sumasgutner, FitzPatrick Institute, UCT

Title: NAOC Conference summary:

1. Surviving the heat - integrating physiology, behaviour and morphology to predict population responses to climate change (Susie Cunningham)

2. Birds as city slickers - unravelling the mechanisms of how birds cope with living in urban environments (Petra Sumasgutner)