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.
Death is temporary - the resurrection of the naked mole rat
Prof Nigel Bennett and Dr Heike Lutermann, of the University of Pretoria's Department of Zoology and Entomology, are involved in an exciting study on the naked mole rat that has been featured in Science.
Africa's protected areas have only a quarter of the elephants they should
A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria provides an estimate of the number of elephants that should be present in 73 protected areas spanning 21 African countries.
UP study addresses issues of violence and loss among South African children
Drs Miemsie Steyn and Melanie Moen from the Faculty of Education at UP, undertook an Early Childhood Education study of young children aged between six and nine years in order to identify predominant themes prevailing in the early school-going phase.