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Bolus Herbarium Library will be operating on the following hours throughout the year:
Mondays - Fridays: 10h00 - 12h00.
Interesting recent biological sciences publications.
1) Parasitic plants—A CuRe for what ails thee: a parasitic plant is perceived by its host plant in a similar manner to microbes
2) Plant extinctions take time
We would like to remind our users to carry your UCT ID card with you at all times. All library patrons are required to carry their UCT ID cards as the Libraries' regulations might require you to present it. Please help us to ensure our Libraries are used in a responsible manner.
On 8 December 2015, the Bolus Herbarium and Library celebrated their 150th birthday anniversary. The Bolus Herbarium team had prepared a one-day academic seminar and two public lectures in the evening. During the academic seminars, several speakers highlighted the rich resources the Bolus Herbarium and Library have, and how the resources helped them in their research.
From January 2016, UCT Libraries has decided to go cashless, and the reasons are three-fold:
to reduce the costs of handling cash across all the libraries (money will be saved on cash collection fees, bank charges and staff resources); to reduce the infrastructure requirements for cash handling and storage and; to reduce the potential physical risk to staff and students.
The move to a cashless environment will make our financial operations more efficient and cost effective.
Welcome to second semester.
We wish you success in your studies. Here are some helpful resources that simplify your life.
The three camphor trees along Stanley Road on middle campus that were stripped of their bark in December last year are responding well to treatment after arborist and conservation forester Riaan van Zyl applied "tree paste" to the stems.
Climate-change-induced drought is threatening the world's biodiversity hotspots; but a new, standardisable system to describe drought strategies in plants will help conservationists understand the impact of future drought, says a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
As devastating as the ongoing fires around the Peninsula have been to property and tracts of nature reserve, regular fires every 15 years are critical to the rebirth of fynbos-dominated ecosystems, says fynbos ecologist Dr Adam West.
Before–and–after photos show how climate change is affecting South Africa. From these pictures, researchers are making predictions about other regions. But can anything still be done about it?
2 February each year is World Wetlands Day. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea. The 2015 theme is "Wetlands for our Future."