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Outside JEB


Outside JEB recently featured our work on pangolins, which was published in Conservation Physiology.


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Bewonder en Bewaar

Andrea, Chanel and Walter, and the meerkats they are studying in the Kalahari, were recently (21 April 2024) featured in an episode of the South African TV show, “Bewonder en Bewaar” The show features scientists involved in conservation. If you are in South Africa, you can catch the show on DSTV Catch Up, or in later months, via Showmax.

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Cold and hungry

Arista’s photograph of her study animal was selected as the cover photo for the Sept/Oct 2023 issue of the journal Physiological and Biochemical Zoology.


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Roaring into research


Lion-hearted PhD graduate joins our team as a Wits Centenary Postdoctoral Fellow.


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UP blog

Holy moly holes


For her Masters, Grace Warner investigated the potential role of microclimates in buffering organisms against climate change.


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Suzuki Blog


Kruger Park workshop


With the support of the Society for Experimental Biology and the Independent Research Fund Denmark, we held a very successful workshop on wildlife conservation physiology in the Kruger National Park in 2022:


SEB blog

Pangolin pups


As part of her PhD work, Wendy Panaino had the incredible opportunity to spend time with pangolin pups at Tswalu.


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Tswalu blog


What are the consequences of climate change for aardvarks?


Our recent work on the responses to aardvark in the Kalahari facing a severe drought has received widespread media attention. Read more in the news articles below and our published paper:


Scientific American

Science Daily

Frontiers in Physiology

Kalahari Endangered Ecosystem Project


An ambitious project to understand the impacts of climate change on the Kalahari ecosystem by investigating the responses of multiple index species to environmental change.


Tswalu Foundation

Cheetahs cannot fool biologgers


News feature on our recent paper using biologging to reveal new insights on the physiology and behaviour of cheetahs.


Conservation Physiology


Integrative Zoology

As temperatures rise, meerkat pups feel the heat

News feature on our recent paper, led by postdoc Tanja van de Ven and in collaboration with Tim Clutton-Brock, from the University of Cambridge, revealing that the growth and survival of meerkat pups in the Kalahari is threatened by climate change.


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Reducing the risk of anaesthesia related deaths in immobilized rhino


A paper published by Peter Buss as part of his PhD work was awarded the 2018 Elsevier Prize for the best article published in the journal Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. Leith Meyer, who supervised Peter Buss together with Andrea Fuller, explains the importance of the work.


University of Pretoria - News

Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Using science to improve the safety of lion immobilization


Our team conducted research in the Kruger National Park to investigate novel immobilizing drug combinations to facilitate the capture of free-ranging lions for conservation management, monitoring and research purposes.


University of Pretoria - News

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