03/11/19

Savanna networking in Skukuza, Kruger National Park

Many of our EMSAfrica researchers from South Africa and Germany attended the 17th Annual Savanna Science Networking Meeting on the 3-8 March 2019.

This meeting is hosted by the SANParks Scientific services and it was organised at the Mdluli Conference Centre in Skukuza, Kruger National Park.

The annual networking meeting provides the most important forum for scientists working on the savanna biome to share and discuss their latest research findings, and of course to network and build ideas for future work. Most of the EMSAfrica senior researchers have been part of this community for several years.

The topics covered a wide range of savanna ecology and management from the impacts of bush encroachment, herbivory, fire and climate change, to poaching, social media, and advances in remote sensing and modelling approaches.

For those interested, the Skukuza meeting presentations will be soon available on the SSNM website.

Many of us also took the chance to visit the adjacent EMSAfrica research sites (Skukuza and Agincourt) and conduct some field work while enjoying the lush greenness of the end of the rainy season.