The SAEON Arid Lands Node conducts observations on the ecological effects of Global Change and Land Use Changes across the hyper-arid to semi-arid western half of South Africa

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Arid Lands Node’s newest team member hope...

I will be working at the core area of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), which will be the world’s largest and most sensitive radio telescope. The postdoctoral research project will use novel approaches to understand the dynamics of Karoo systems a...

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Rare fairy shrimps slumbering beneath the...

A rare fairy shrimp, Pumilibranchipus deserti, was discovered for the first time in South Africa after being recorded only once from a single locality in Namibia during the 1980s. Unfortunately, the location it was found in, Hakskeenpan, is being ...

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Kids in Parks

SAEON technicians attended the event and gave presentations on “Facing the harsh realities of climate change”. The learners were fascinated to learn about the causes and impacts of climate change as well as mitigation and adaptation measures. The ...

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