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Expedition aims to study east African coral reef ecosystems

The expedition will provide valuable environmental baseline data from one of the least studied ocean regions in the world...

Preserving the biodiversity of the world’s five Mediterranean-Climate regions

A new initiative aims to promote cross-disciplinary scientific research for the effective management of these valuable ecosystems...

Establishing a long-term ecological research programme for estuaries

Data will be made available to scientists who register their research projects with the SAEON Elwandle Node...

Feathered harbingers of South African power consumption

Populations of vultures and raptors can be decimated by a new threat - wind turbines. Could this be a tipping point for species on the road to extinction?...

Cold facts

SAEON MD Johan Pauw seeks advice from SAEON stakeholders on how to resolve the debilitating impasse in financial support...

What can sapflow tell us about plant communities in a changing world?

Miniature sapflow sensors were manufactured by a SAEON student to determine how different fynbos species respond to changes in climate...

Quantifying the increased grassiness of the Karoo

Survey results clearly reflect major shifts in species composition and growth forms from the 1960s to the present...

Farmers’ rainfall data - a valuable resource for studying changing trends in climate

Farmers with rainfall records across South Africa are encouraged to archive their data with SAEON...

Inspiring passion for our oceans

Intern Catherine Browne spends a night ‘under the sea’ and teaches young biologists more about marine ecosystems and research...

SAEON rewards top environmental monitoring projects at science fair

This year’s winning SAEON projects looked at acid mine drainage, the impact of sand mining on the Troe Troe River and ants...

Extreme weather conditions inspire learners to study climate data

The recent heavy rains in the Eastern Cape sparked curiosity in learners involved with climate monitoring at schools...

Declarations of interest invited for new GSN committee

Don’t miss this opportunity to hone your ability to showcase ideas, gain experience in event management and develop your leadership skills...

SAEON in the media

SAEON’s people and projects received coverage in a range of media...

 

"... technology remains the dominant engine of growth, with human capital investment in second place." - Robert M. Solow - Prize Lecture: "Growth Theory and After". Published by Nobelprize.org. Accessed 5 Dec 2012. 

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