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SAEON’s Dr Jasper Slingsby (right) talks droughts and desertification on the Expresso Show

An article by SAEON’s Dr Helga van der Merwe, on the monitoring of the iconic quiver tree as an indicator of ecosystem integrity, was published in the August 2017 edition of Grassroots, the newsletter of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa.

An article titled Bizarre barnacle discoveries from deep South African waters, that appeared in the August 2016 edition of SAEON eNews, was republished in the June/July 2017 issue of Submerge Magazine.

Two new hermit crab species have been named after SAEON’s Dr Lara Atkinson. An article on the discovery of the new species and the monitoring and research conducted by Dr Atkinson and her colleagues on South Africa’s offshore invertebrates was published in UCT News of 11 July 2017.

An article by Katherine Hutchinson, PDP PhD* student at the SAEON Egagasini Node, titled 'Why deeper insights into the Agulhas Current can shed light on climate patterns', has been published in The Conversation.

The online newsletter of the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) provided a link to the Mail & Guardian supplement on South Africa’s new bioenergy Atlas.

Dr Joh Henschel, Manager of SAEON’s Arid Lands Node, gave a talk at the Habitable Planet Workshop of the Applied Centre for Climate and Earth System Science (ACCESS) at Sol Plaatje University. The workshop focused on the evolution of Planet Earth’s glorious diversity of plants and animals, as well as the conditions required maintaining these favourable environments. Readers can view Joh Henschel’s talk on YouTube (from roughly 12’30”).

An article titled Getting passionate about maths, science was published in Diamond Fields Advertiser of 28 June 2017. It tells readers more about the Take a Girl Child to Work programme in Kimberley, hosted by SAEON and other stakeholders, including the provincial Department of Environment and Nature Conservation (DENC), the South African Weather Service and South African National Parks (SANParks).

* The Professional Development Programme of the Department of Science and Technology and the National Research Foundation aims to accelerate the development of scientists and research professionals in key research areas.

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