Seeking post-docs and students

We’re actively seeking one new post-doc and at least one new PhD student to join our team in 2024!  For more information, click here.

New paper in Plant Science

Congratulations to PhD candidate Raf Keret and all the co-authors of the new paper we just got published in Plant Science. Entitled “An open-source machine-learning approach for obtaining high-quality quantitative wood anatomy data from E. grandis and P. radiata xylem“, the paper describes a…

East African visitors to EucXylo

Recently, EucXylo hosted a group of visitors from Gatsby Africa (Kenya) and Sokoine University of Agriculture (Tanzania). The teams were in Stellenbosch mainly working with Prof. Brand Wessels on a broader project, but were eager to learn more about EucXylo and opportunities for future…

Intensive Monitoring of Planted And Competing Trees (IMPACT)

Post authored by Dr Michelle Eckert We’re entering an exciting new phase, where EucXylo, in collaboration with Lourensford Wine Estate, will be establishing a new, state-of-the-art, long-term research facility to intensively monitor the growth of eucalypts when planted at different levels of competition. Intensive Monitoring…

Our 2023 annual research day a great success!

On 3 October we held our annual research day, attended by members of the Hans Merensky Legacy Foundation (HMLF) board. It was held, as in previous years, as the lovely STIAS conference venue in Stellenbosch. Along with the HMLF board, a number of guests…

Attending the 6th Q-NET workshop

Post authored by Dr Letitia Schoeman EucXylo members recently attended the sixth virtual workshop hosted by Q-NET – a rapidly-growing network aimed at providing better understanding of Quantitative Wood Anatomy (QWA) in various contexts. EucXylo is a frequent participant in the network using Quantitative Wood Anatomy…

A new paper in IAWA Journal

Post authored by Dr Letitia Schoeman Recently Dr Letitia Schoeman, a postdoctoral research fellow at EucXylo, published a research paper titled “Advanced imaging and quantification of the cambium and developing xylem in eucalypts using X-ray micro- and nano-computed tomography” in the IAWA Journal. In recent years,…

The EucXylo Phenomenological Trial: the end of our flagship experiment

Post authored by Ph.D. candidate Mpilo Khumalo Field data collection for the EucXylo Phenomenological trial, which has been the flagship for EucXylo during Phase 1 of the project, has come to an end. We have reached many incredible milestones with this study and the analysis…

Germinating seeds: This is how we do it!

Post authored by Dr Michelle Eckert When you think of planting seeds, the traditional way is to place the seeds directly into the soil. But with seeds of some species that germination process is not as successful as you want it to be. That is…

Dr Annemarie Eckes-Shephard visiting

Dr. Annemarie Eckes-Shephard, who is presently a post-doctoral fellow at Lund University, Sweden, is visiting with us at EucXylo. Annemarie previously finished her PhD at Cambridge University under Prof Andrew Friend. Annemarie’s work at Lund focuses on global vegetation responses to environmental change, using…