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. See our strategic plan here.
On the 7th of April 2016 the Sustainability Research Unit hosted a Research Associates Symposium at the George Campus of NMMU.
Research Associates Symposium at the George Campus of NMMU
On the 7th of November, 2015, a public dialogue between members of the public and environmental professionals from various institution was held at the Wilderness Hotel.
Coastal risks and vulnerability: Stories from Cornwall, Languedoc and the Garden Route
Dr Jackie Dabrowski was invited to present at NMMU, George campus on the 9th of March 2016. She presented her research on “Pansteatitis in tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus): untangling the links to fish diet, thyroid status, water quality and drought”.
Dr Jackie Dabrowski public lecture: Pansteatitis in tilapia
MAGIC is a research collaboration aimed at understanding ‘Multi-scale adaptations to global change and their impacts on vulnerability in coastal areas’, on the basis of three case studies: Languedoc-Roussillon in France, Cornwall in the UK, and the Garden Route coast in South Africa.
Progress report: MAGIC research team meets in South Africa
Please find our downloadable Newsletters and Highlights by clicking below for more information.
The SRU is constantly embarking on academic endeavours to further various disciplines.
The SRU has funding opportunities for post-graduate students with an interest in trans-disciplinary research, society and ecosystems, and sustainability, in the Garden Route.
The Resilience Alliance is an international, multidisciplinary research organization that explores the dynamics of social-ecological systems.
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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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SAPECS is an international, transdisciplinary research program that aims to advance stewardship of social-ecological systems and ecosystem services in southern Africa.
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