A poorly known and critically endangered species of Merlin’s grass (Isoetaceae) endemic to the Eastern Cape of South Africa is demonstrated to be of substantial evolutionary significance. The species, Isoetes wormaldii, is sister to the rest of the family and genetically and morphologically distinct.
Monika Winder, professor at DEEP, shares insights about the wonders of zooplankton that are the smallest animals in the water, in a blog post for kids published in the Frontiers For Young Minds. If you're a teacher for example, feel free to share the article!
The UN's climate panel IPCC says in its new report that global warming threatens both human well-being and the health of the planet. But there is much to be done to help many of the species threatened by climate change. This is what professor Kristoffer Hylander at Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences, says, and who investigates how the forest's biodiversity is affected by the climate.