A study by former C·I·B Hons student, Cally Jansen and C·I·B Core Team Member, Dr Sabrina Kumschick used acacias introduced to South Africa as a case study to compare expert assessments with evidence-based impact assessments.
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The first global-scale assessment of the phenomenon of invasive species was undertaken in the 1980s, as part of the international SCOPE programme on biological invasions.
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14 April 2020
C·I·B Post-doctoral fellow Nitya Prakash Mohanty at his mesocosm experiment in which he examines the competitive and predation effects of bullfrog tadpoles on native tadpoles’ survival, growth, and time to metamorphosis. (Photo credit: Chetana P.)
Uncertainty is part and parcel of any scientific field. The point of scientific research is to acquire knowledge and to deal with different types of uncertainty to improve our understanding of natural phenomena and help us make projections about the future.
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26 April 2019
C·I·B core team member Olaf Weyl holding an African sharptooth catfish (Clarias gariepinus). African sharptooth catfish is a large predator, reaching up to 1.7 meters in length and weights of 60kg. (Photo credit: Olaf Weyl)