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Understanding the intricacies of rhino immobilisation

Rhinos' response to anaesthesia has proved to have complications, but Prof Leith Meyer from the Faculty of Veterinary Science at UP is constantly working to better understand how these iconic animals respond to immobilisation.

Scientists use statistics to differentiate African dolphin 'dialects'

Understanding how and when animal species use their environment is a fundamental ecological question and one that can be surprisingly difficult to answer, particularly when working in the marine environment.


Alien invasion - the threat is real

Dr Katelyn Faulkner and Prof Mark Robertson, from the Centre for Invasion Biology at the University of Pretoria, looked at the risks posed by alien species transported as stowaways on ships traveling to South Africa.

Lethal dehydration – a ticking clock for desert birds

Professor Andrew McKechnie, is part of an international study looking at the effects of climate change on birds, particularly those living in very hot deserts. Their findings reveal that these birds are going to be under great strain in the future.


Genome of prostate cancer tumour mapped for the first time

A collaborative study by researchers from the University of Pretoria (UP), the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and the University of Sydney in Australia, have mapped the entire genome of a prostate cancer tumour for the first time.

Information sharing vital for tourist industry

How one UP researcher is improving access to information within the tourist industry to create jobs and make the sector more internationally competitive.


How to measure holiday memories - @UPresearch aids SA #tourism

A new tool developed at the University of Pretoria to measure memorable tourism experiences is helping tourist attractions around South Africa draw new visitors and improve the quality of their visit.

Attractive research: how SA tourist sites can attract more visitors #UPResearchMatters

Five major tourist attractions around South Africa have benefitted from UP research looking at how to make tourism experiences more memorable.


UP researchers help government boost local #tourism #UPResearchMatters

UP researchers are working with the National Department of Tourism to improve tourist experiences at attractions around SA and contribute to a more competitive tourism industry.

Memorable moments: what makes a tourist experience?

Tourism is one of the few sectors of the economy that is growing in South Africa, thanks in part to our unique and world-class natural and cultural resources.

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