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Strong population genetic structuring for ocean island caecilian
11-September-2014

Long distance dispersal of animals with low vagility has been treated as an enigma in biogeography. Truly oceanic islands (those which arose without ever having contact with the mainland) are excellent places for these investigations as all flora and fauna must have dispersed over an oceanographic barrier.

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Protected areas proven to conserve biodiversity
03-September-2014

Protected areas conserve biodiversity and more action is needed to ensure safeguards are in place to protect these areas, were two of the main findings of a recent study by C·I·B researchers.

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Proactive land management can help reduce natural disasters
22-August-2014

Climate change is predicted to have serious consequences for people, who will be exposed to natural disasters such as floods, droughts, fires and coastal storm surges that are linked to climate change.

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C·I·B research predicts performance and survival of agricultural crop pests in the Western Cape
13-August-2014

Predicting the impacts of climate change on biological systems is a difficult, but necessary, challenge of ecological research. This challenge is particularly important for agricultural pests that can cause damage to a region’s economy and food security.

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