Evolutionary dynamics of tree invasionsLanzerac Stellenbosch, Western Cape
An extensive body of research suggests that invasive plant populations often undergo phenotypic and ecological divergence from their native sources. These changes can result due to selective pressures in the new range or through demographic stochasticity during introduction. Given the life-history traits of trees that gives them long lifespans and generation times, it is not […]
Functional responses as a tool in invasion ecologyStellenbosch University Merriman Avenue, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Biological invasions are occurring at an increasing rate globally and are coupled with growing costs of control and mitigation. Effective and robust methods are therefore required to enable reliable prediction of impacts of new and emerging invasive species to better inform management decisions. A recent approach for investigating invader impact focuses on the functional response, […]
Science communication training: Fame Lab Heat and CompetitionStellenbosch University Merriman Avenue, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
The Centre for Invasion Biology is taking new initiative in the challenging task of bringing science to the public. The C·I·B, together with the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST), will host the FameLab science communication training and heat exclusively for students from the five DST-NRF Centres of Excellence affiliated with Stellenbosch […]
43rd Annual Research Symposium on the Management of Biological InvasionsATKV Goudini Spa Worcester, Western Cape
The 43rd Annual Research Symposium on the Management of Biological Invasions in South Africa will be held from 18 to 20 May 2016 at Goudini Spa near Worcester, Western Cape. Themes Status of invasions (taxa, protected areas, biomes, catchments) Status of impacts (magnitude and trends) Efficacy of interventions View PDF
Non-native species in urban environmentsLanzerac Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Themes: • Non-native species distribution & spread • Impacts of non-native species • Attitudes & perceptions • Managing biological invasions in cities View PDF
Up your game: Make your efforts countUniversity of Pretoria Hatfield Experimental Farm, Hatfield
Personal development is a life long journey to unlock our potential and find our niche in life. This workshop is designed to help you on this journey of knowing yourself and unlocking your potential. The topics cover the main aspects of life and illuminate how these affect your ability to perform at your best in […]
Model Groups WorkshopStellenbosch University Merriman Avenue, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
The main aim of the workshop will be to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of focusing on functional or taxonomic groups when studying biological invasions from (1) a theoretical and (2) a practical point of view. Download PDF
FABI International Seminar SeriesOnline Event | Co-host C·I·B
The FABI International Seminar Series provides an opportunity for our research community to continue discussions on various topics. Our guest speakers will cover a wide range of topics related to plant health. Our monthly virtual seminars are open to all registered participants ensuring a wide audience.
C·I·B Annual Research MeetingOnline event
The C∙I∙B will host its Annual Research Meeting online on 18 - 19 November. The meeting is open to members of the C∙I∙B and invited guests.
Book launch – Prickly Pear: The social history of a plant in the Eastern Cape: new editionSTIAS, 10 Marais Street, Stellenbosch, 7600
Join us for the launch of a new edition of 'Prickly Pear: The social history of a plant in the Eastern Cape, by William Beinart and Luvuyo Wotshela.