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We were busy celebrating the World Fish Migration Day 2018 !

The Aquatic Ecosystem Research team has been busy with World Fish Migration Day 21st April 2018: Kruger National Park – ...
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Bringing ecology into classrooms

A private school in the forests of Englewood New Jersey and a school in the mountains of Koshange KwaZulu Natal ...
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Congrats to Rendani : School of Life Sciences Best Technical Support 2017 !

Rendani has been nominated SLS BEST TECHNICAL SUPPORT for 2017 ! Congratulations ! "Rendani is a Senior Technician in Biology.  ...
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Latest news from the eels of KwaZulu-Natal

Last year, we've been granted a Foundational Biodiversity Information Programme grant to investigate the distribution and genetic diversity of Freshwater ...
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A tagging study : movements of KwaZulu-Natal yellowfish in the upper uMngeni River.

Riverine ecosystems are affected by anthropogenic activities and environmental changes. One of the ways in which to evaluate the effect ...
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Tales of a 6-months internship with the AER Team by Emily Winter

Emily Winter shares some of the highlights of her six-month internship with the Aquatic Ecosystem Research Group. Back in April, ...
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Tagging Natal Yellowfish in the uMngeni River

The tagging of Natal Yellowfish (Labeobarbus natalensis) in the uMngeni River, Figure 1: One of the tagged Natal Yellowfish at ...
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A survey in the Pungwe

During February and July 2017, Mahomed Desai, senior researcher and PhD candidate was part of a team that undertook an ...
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Sampling through the cold front

The team started off the River Eco-status Monitoring Program (REMP) second quarter (July-September, 2017) with the Thugela and uMngeni River ...
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A survey in the Thukela estuary

The University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN), Unit: Aquatic Ecosystem Research (AER) conducted a  survey to Thukela Estuary on the 19th-26th ...
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Our aquarium facilities

The Aquatic Ecosystem Research (AER) Aquarium is located at University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg campus. The main purpose of building this ...
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First field trip for our new team members !

It is time again for another River Health Programme round. Gordon and Céline, accompanied by the brand new team members, ...
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A visitor from Argentina !

A couple weeks ago we had a special visit from Argentina. Baltazar Bugeau, a post grad working for the Fundación Miguel ...
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Our team @Global Change 2016 Conference

This week, part of our team is attending the national Global Change conference 2016 in Durban. They have been lucky ...
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Exciting positions available within the Aquatic Ecosystem Research Programme !

M.SC (POSSIBLY PH.D) OPPORTUNITIES AT UKZN IN AQUATIC ECOSYSTEM RESEARCH PROGRAMME FROM 2017 Three exciting MSc (possibly Ph.D) positions are ...
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Hazel in Sweden – The adventure continues

The past week I spent getting to know Lund better. Finding a bit more of the city every day and ...
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INVITATION – Dialogue to celebrate the World Fisheries Day and workshop on SA Fish Swimway Programme

We are pleased to announce that the SA Fish Swimway Programme will be hosting a workshop on the 21st of November ...
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Hazel in Sweden : First impressions

I’ve settled well in Lund. It’s a small city and I’m in an apartment in the city so I am ...
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The Hunt for Rare Fish

During the week of the 10th - 14th October several members of our research group, Dr. Gordon O'Brien, Mahomed Desai, ...
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Hazel in Sweden !

One of our PhD students, Hazel Govender, just left us for the University of Lund in Sweden. Her adventure started ...
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