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Introducing ... the Phalaborwa Land-Use Laboratory

The SAEON Ndlovu Node has embarked on a long-term project to study the effects of land use and climate change on biodiversity and ecosystem services.

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Jonkershoek gets high-elevation weather station

SAEON called on the Bateleurs to assist with the installation of a weather station and cloud precipitation collector on top of a mountain in the Western Cape.

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Pioneering stereo-BRUV for long-term monitoring in Africa

The first application of stereo-BRUV technology in African waters was undertaken by researchers from SAEON's Elwandle Node in the relatively pristine Tsitsikamma study site.

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SkiMonkey III benthic camera put to the test for Marion Island survey

SAEON's Dr Charles von der Meden is heading to Marion Island to carry out an inter-island survey of epibenthic invertebrates.

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Towards a strategic interface: SAEON vis-à-vis SA business

The SA business sector is in a crucial position to bring about positive changes in Earth systems. SAEON's MD Johan Pauw explains how SAEON can assist business to muster its resources and available knowledge.

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SAEON at launch of the Research Data Alliance

SAEON attended the launch and first plenary of the Alliance on behalf of local stakeholders in DIRISA and the ICSU World Data System.

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SAEON-Kids-in-Parks collaboration exposes learners to environmental monitoring

Learners conducted their own vegetation survey along a line-transect where they had to identify, count and measure thorn trees.

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SAEON sparkles at Scifest Africa 2013

SAEON exhibited at two major venues - visible, active and interacting with the 66 282 learners who attended the event.

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Four new committee members for SAEON's Graduate Student Network

Based on the enthusiasm and motivation of the new committee members, SAEON's GSN can look forward to an exciting year ahead.

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SAEON GSN committee members going places

Musa Mlambo and Melissa Boonzaaier are passionate about sharing their science with a wider audience. Read about their latest ventures in science communication.

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My year as an intern with SAEON's Egagasini Node

Intern Catherine Browne reports on a year that has provided extensive exposure and experience in bridging academic and working life.

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SAEON in the media

SAEON's people and projects received coverage in a range of print and electronic media.

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Interesting link

Take a closer look at the tremendous biodiversity of the world's five Mediterranean-climate regions in Lands of two seasons: The World's Mediterranean-Climate Ecosystems, a series of videos about Mediterranean-climate ecosystems. Dr Jasper Slingsby, a vegetation scientist at the SAEON Fynbos Node, has become a member of a new initiative aimed at research and management of Mediterranean-Climate ecosystems.


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Blog spot

Follow the activities of Dr Charles von der Meden while he is exploring the Prince Edward Islands. Visit the blog


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Quote of the Month

"Teaching children about the natural world should be treated as one of the most important events in their lives." - Thomas Berry

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