Sustainability Research Unit
The Wilderness research team at the Touw river mouth, discussing the research project
Prof Dirk Roux explaining the Wilderness lakes system to postgraduate students
SAPECS winter school participants attending a lecture at Ebb 'n Flow
The SRU students and staff celebrating the completion of the Master's students' dissertations
The SRU collaborates with many institutions and gatekeepers, including the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research; University of Stellenbosch; Rhodes University and the Stockholm Resilience Centre.
The Sustainability Research Unit is home to a group of critical thinkers dedicated to promoting the sustainability and resilience of social-ecological systems. We focus on the crossing point between ecosystems and society, on understanding the processes that influence human behaviour and therefore the sustainability of society, water, earth, plant and animal resources.
Watch this space for informative seminars and world-class guest speakers held during the semester.
After a lot of hard work and dedication, four of our Master's students managed to complete their dissertations.
A big congratulations to our Master's students who completed their dissertations
The SRU represented at the Teaching, Research and Engagement Excelence Awards, being awarded the NMMU Engagement Excellence Award.
Teaching, Research and Engagement Excellence Acknowledged: Congratulations George Campus Recipients
Organized by Professor Dirk Roux (NMMU/SANParks), our second meeting for the ‘Virtual SES Lab’ took place on the 8th of April 2015 at Loerie’s Nest, Ebb and Flow Restcamp in Wilderness.
Virtual Social-Ecological System (SES) Lab meeting between NMMU and SANParks
The many challenges associated with mislabelling of seafood have been highlighted in a paper published in the January 2015 edition of Marine Policy.
Insightful paper on seafood mislabelling published by Jaco Barendse in Marine Policy
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The SRU is part of a collaborative project which aims to use the area between the Kaaimans and Touw Rivers as a laboratory to learn about strategies for invasive weed management in a manner that promotes ecological restoration and green economic development.
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The SRU is constantly embarking on academic endeavours to further various disciplines.
The SRU has funding opportunities for post-graduate students at PhD and Master's level with a keen interest in trans-disciplinary research at the interface between society and ecosystems, and sustainability, in the Garden Route.
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