EucXylo attends a very informative public speaking workshop

Post authored by Lucy Nevhungwili Public speaking is one of the most important skills in science, however it is often difficult for the speakers to present a talk that is interesting and more receivable by the audience. To tackle that problem, the EucXylo research group…

We’re still looking for a new post-doc!

Towards developing a new series of such sites in South Africa, tentatively named the “Open Air Forest Laboratories”, we are still seeking a post-doc candidate to design a forest research experiment to support future forest research, with a particular focus on managed eucalypt plantation…

A summary of some key lessons from the fourth Q-NET meeting

Author: Mpilo Khumalo The EucXylo group is a frequent participant in the network of scholars using Quantitative Wood Anatomy called Q-NET. A key activity of Q-NET are virtual workshops, which acts as “idea markets” profiting from an interdisciplinary network for developing and elaborating new collaborative ideas,…

Calling prospective PhD students!

We’re looking for applicants for 2023 for Ph.D. studies in the EucXylo program!  If you have completed M.Sc. level studies (or possibly honours level under some circumstances) in forest science, computational biology, plant physiology, plant ecology, perennial horticulture or other related fields, please do…

Embedding and sectioning success

Author: Rafael Keret The sectioning and visualization of plant stems under a microscope can prove quite challenging. These challenges arise due to the complex tissue structure present in plant stems, that comprise of diverse cell types that all possess different structural and chemical characteristics….