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The best, of Zoology and Entomology, the country has to offer

Date Released : 17/07/2015

The Entomological Society of Southern Africa and the Zoological Society of South Africa (ESSA/ZSSA) 2015 conference, hosted by Rhodes University, saw the coming together of the two largest societies for professional zoologists and entomologists in the country.

Rhodes research group wins NSTF Award

Date Released : 15/07/2015

Professor Martin Hill and his research team, the Biological Control Research Group (BCRG) won the NSTF-GreenMatter Award for 2014/15.

Rhodes finalist in prestigious NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards

Date Released : 30/06/2015

Professor Martin Hill and his research team, the Biological Control Research Group (BCRG) have been selected as finalists for the NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards for 2014/15.

Fighting against invader cacti together

Date Released : 16/11/2017

Alien, invasive cacti have become a serious threat in many parts of Namibia and the Botanical Society of Namibia is seriously concerned about what damage these species that are so easily dispersed by birds and animals, can inflict on the environment.

Mgqatsa, turning her childhood into a career

Date Released : 30/10/2017

The Department of Zoology and Entomology this year welcomed its first black female lecturer, Dr Nokubonga Mgqatsa.

ESSA/ZSSA Congress 2017

Date Released : 14/07/2017

More than 30 staff and students attend the ESSA/ZSSA Congress and the Annual Research Symposium on the Management of Biological Invasions in South Africa

Bugs launched to halt alien invaders

Date Released : 13/10/2014

RESEARCHERS yesterday released several small Brazilian bugs into the wild, marking the start of a campaign to halt the spread of an alien invasive plant infesting large areas of South Africa's north-east coast.

Plastic fibres are causing major harm to South Africa’s marine life

Date Released : 16/03/2017

Next time you take a stroll along your favourite isolated beach, far from any city, take a moment to look down at the high tide mark.

This is agriculture: Aggies in Africa

Date Released : 18/08/2016

This spring, 13 students from the Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture traveled to the Eastern Cape of South Africa for the first ever African Wildlife Ecology (AWE) course, a three-week intensive credit course introduced as part of the new Bioveterinary Science program.

The best, of Zoology and Entomology, the country has to offer

Date Released : 17/07/2015

The Entomological Society of Southern Africa and the Zoological Society of South Africa (ESSA/ZSSA) 2015 conference, hosted by Rhodes University, saw the coming together of the two largest societies for professional zoologists and entomologists in the country.

The shark shortage explained

Date Released : 25/01/2016

After more than 12 days of no sharks sightings in Gansbaai, two juvenile sharks were spotted by the Marine Dynamics team on Sunday 17 January.

The shark shortage explained

Date Released : 25/01/2016

After more than 12 days of no sharks sightings in Gansbaai, two juvenile sharks were spotted by the Marine Dynamics team on Sunday 17 January.

Rare cats can be counted

Date Released : 19/01/2016

Our cat species are rapidly becoming extinct. The rarer ones exist in fragile habitats which have almost disappeared while others interbreed with domestic moggies (or feral cats)

Rare cats can be counted

Date Released : 19/01/2016

Our cat species are rapidly becoming extinct. The rarer ones exist in fragile habitats which have almost disappeared while others interbreed with domestic moggies (or feral cats)

Zoology 301 students hit the field

Date Released : 13/04/2015

Zoo 301 students visit the Great Fish River Nature Reserve

Honours class visit the Karoo

Date Released : 19/02/2015

The 2015 Zoology and Entomology honours class recently returned from their "team building" field trip into the Karoo

Grade 7's learn about the classification of animals

Date Released : 09/02/2015

Grade 7's visit the Department of Zoology & Entomology

The Biological Control Research Group receives award

Date Released : 10/12/2014

The Biological Control Research Group (BCRG) Mass Rearing Programme’s dynamic approach to the restoration of aquatic ecosystems

Excellence in research and community engagement acknowledged

Date Released : 31/10/2014

Congratulations to Professor Martin Hill who was awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Senior Reseach Medal AND Community Engagement Award at the Science Faculty Graduation Ceremony on Saturday 12 April 2014.

Gill Memorial Medal awarded to Adrian Craig

Date Released : 31/10/2014

Professor Adrian Craig has been awarded the 2014 Gill Memorial Medal by BirdLife South Africa.

Duerden Lecture

Date Released : 31/10/2014

The 2014 Duerden Lecture, in honour of our first head of department - James Duerden, was given by accomplished herpetologist, Graham Alexander from WITS University on 29 May.

Rhodes Zoo and Ento hosts 2015 combined ESSA and ZSSA Congresses

Date Released : 31/10/2014

Papers are invited to be presented at the 19th Congress of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa and the 37th Congress of the Zoological Society of Southern Africa in July 2015.

Post-grads shine at 2014 Wildlife Management Symposium

Date Released : 31/10/2014

Congratulations are in order for Armand Kok (PhD), Megan Murison (MSc) and Ali Brassine (MSc) who were adjudged runners-up (joint in the case of Megan and Ali) in their respective categories at the recent Southern African Wildlife Management Association Symposium held in Port Elizabeth.

Leopard poster scoops top honours

Date Released : 31/10/2014

Phumuzile Nyoni's poster summarising some of her work for her MSc on leopards in central Zimbabwe was adjudged "best poster" at the recent 5th Annual Diamond Route Conference in Johannesburg (21-22 October 2015).

Graduation 2014

Date Released : 31/10/2014

The department celebrated the achievements of its graduating students at a cocktail party on Friday 11 April 2014, prior to the science faculty graduation ceremony.

Smooth talkers

Date Released : 31/10/2014

Well done to Sam Page (MSc) and Gareth Mann (PhD) who were adjudged to be the best student presenters in their respective categories at the recent Southern African Wildlife Management Association Symposium held in Skukuza, Kruger National Park.

McQuaid gets gold

Date Released : 31/10/2014

At its recent bi-ennial conference in Tshipise, Limpopo, the Zoological Society of Southern Africa used the occasion to honour outstanding African zoologists.

Graduation 2013

Date Released : 31/10/2014

The department celebrated the achievements of its graduating students at an afternoon function on Thursday last week (4 April 2013), prior to the science faculty graduation ceremony on Friday.

Kuiering in the Karoo

Date Released : 31/10/2014

The 2013 Zoology and Entomology class recently visited the Nieu-Bethesda area in the Karoo as a team-building exercise and to learn more about the geology of the region.

Bug from Brazil to control cactus

Date Released : 21/10/2014

AN EASTERN Cape scientist has unleashed an army to wage biological warfare. In a first for South Africa, Rhodes University's Dr lain Paterson yesterday loosed the pereskia stem-wilter bug to combat the invasive cactus pereskia.

Army takes on invaders - on our doorstep

Date Released : 21/10/2014

IN A move that would give even the best sci-fi thriller a good run for its money, an Eastern Cape scientist unleashed an army of unlikely soldiers yesterday to wage biological warfare on a pesky enemy.

Insect brought in to control cactus

Date Released : 17/10/2014

A SMALL Brazilian insect has been released at a pilot Nahoon Valley site to destroy an infestation of a pesky cactus devastating indigenous plants and trees in the city's suburbs.

Insek in stryd teen indringer ingespan

Date Released : 14/10/2014

'n Insek omtrent die grootte van 'n duimnael is op die oorlogspad.

Bugged by insects' many names

Date Released : 17/10/2014

Insects have different names not only in each of our 11 official languages, but within each of those languages depending on geographical location.

Researchers turn to Brazilian bugs to fight alien invading plant

Date Released : 13/10/2014

Researchers on Friday released several small Brazilian bugs into the wild, marking the start of a campaign to halt the spread of an alien invasive plant infesting large areas of South Africa's north-east coast.

First-ever release of pereskia stem-wilter in South Africa

Date Released : 06/10/2014

The biological control agent to the invasive plant pereskia will be released into South Africa for the first time in a public release ceremony on 10 October 2014 at Rhodes University in Grahamstown.

Pesky weeds face extinction by insect

Date Released : 16/07/2014

ONE of South Africa's "worst weeds" will soon meet its match and become the staple diet of an insect imported specifically to fight the alien plant.

Rhodes researchers move biological control agent out of quarantine

Date Released : 15/07/2014

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has recently granted permission to release the pereskia stem-wilter

Prof McQuaid awarded A rating

Date Released : 18/09/2012

Rhodes University’s Professor Christopher McQuaid was one of the 22 researchers to be awarded an A rating at a ceremony held in Cape Town last week.

Rhodes Prof Vice-President of ESSA

Date Released : 04/08/2011

This year’s 17th Entomology Society of Southern Africa Congress saw a Rhodes Professor, Martin Hill from the Department of Zoology and Entomology, elected as vice president of the Society.

Biodiversity really matters

Date Released : 11/01/2011

The South African Society for Systematic Biology has organised a conference with the theme “Biodiversity Matters” at Rhodes University in Grahamstown. This follows on from the United Nations' celebration of Biodiversity in 2010, an indication of the international importance of this subject.

Prof McQuaid scooped the Gilchrist Award

Date Released : 18/04/2011

Rhodes University’s Prof Christopher McQuaid has been awarded the prestigious Gilchrist Award for his “outstanding contribution to the enhancement of marine and coastal science in South Africa including the Southern Ocean”.

Rhodes honour a leading international scholar

Date Released : 18/04/2012

A leading international scholar on marine ecosystems and Rhodes University’s research Chair in Marine Ecology, Professor Christopher McQuaid, has been honoured with the title of Distinguished Professor by Rhodes University.

A rating for a leading Marine Ecologist

Date Released : 29/02/2012

The National Research Foundation (NRF) has awarded the Rhodes University’s research Chair in Marine Ecology Professor Christopher McQuaid an A rating. Prof McQuaid’s career which spans decades was recognised by peers as a leading scholar in his field and for the high quality and impact of his recent research output.

Rhodes honour a leading international scholar

Date Released : 18/04/2012

A leading international scholar on marine ecosystems and Rhodes University’s research Chair in Marine Ecology, Professor Christopher McQuaid, has been honoured with the title of Distinguished Professor by Rhodes University.

Biodiversity really matters

Date Released : 11/01/2011

The South African Society for Systematic Biology has organised a conference with the theme “Biodiversity Matters” at Rhodes University in Grahamstown. This follows on from the United Nations' celebration of Biodiversity in 2010, an indication of the international importance of this subject.

Prof McQuaid scooped the Gilchrist Award

Date Released : 18/04/2011

Rhodes University’s Prof Christopher McQuaid has been awarded the prestigious Gilchrist Award for his “outstanding contribution to the enhancement of marine and coastal science in South Africa including the Southern Ocean”.

Rhodes Prof Vice-President of ESSA

Date Released : 04/08/2011

This year’s 17th Entomology Society of Southern Africa Congress saw a Rhodes Professor, Martin Hill from the Department of Zoology and Entomology, elected as vice president of the Society.

A rating for a leading Marine Ecologist

Date Released : 29/02/2012

The National Research Foundation (NRF) has awarded the Rhodes University’s research Chair in Marine Ecology Professor Christopher McQuaid an A rating. Prof McQuaid’s career which spans decades was recognised by peers as a leading scholar in his field and for the high quality and impact of his recent research output.

Old Rhodian appointed as new SAAMBR CEO

Date Released : 13/08/2012

Thanks to almost twenty years experience in SAAMBRs three operating divisions, the official appointment of new CEO, Judy Mann was a seamless one.