Applied Biodiversity students receive NRF awards
Congratulations to Buyi Makhubo and Shelley Edwards for being awarded South African Biosystematics Initiative (SABI) Student International Travel Awards. Ryan Daniels was awarded the DAAD-NRF (German Academic Exchange Service - National Research Foundation) Joint Scholarship.
ABRD students receive NRF awards
SABI, funded by the Department of Science and Technology, makes travel awards available every year and students from all over South Africa apply for these grants. Earlier this year we received the good news that both Buyi and Shelley have been successful. This funding will allow the pair to attend the 7th World Congress of Herpetology in August 2012, in Vancouver Canada.
Buyi Makhubo & Shelley Edwards
Buyi is a second year Masters student registered at the University of Stellenbosch, and is working on a phylogenetic analysis of the Afroedura nivaria species complex in South Africa. Shelley, also registered at the University of Stellenbosch, is working towards a PhD and is researching the differences between morphological and genetic rates of change in Knox's Lizard.
Ryan Daniels is a Rhodes graduate and joined SANBI to pursue a Masters degree. Ryan will be focusing on the factors that influence gene flow and migration in the desert lizard, Pedioplanis lineoocellata.
Ryan, Shelley and Buyi are supervised by Dr Krystal Tolley.