Another project milestone: first PhD paper published!

I recently hit another milestone by finally getting my first PhD chapter published! It's been a few years in the works. The process started right from simply cataloguing samples, to identifying caracal prey remains from scat and at kill sites, to presenting my preliminary (and then less preliminary!) work, to analysing data, and finally submitting … Continue reading Another project milestone: first PhD paper published!

SAWMA symposium 2019

SAWMA 2019 was held in Wilderness this year, which meant that it was nice and easy for UCT students to attend. A group of iCWild students drove up en masse and stayed in various AirBnBs and hotels around the tiny town. We enjoyed several days of very interesting talks surrounded by the coastal fynbos and … Continue reading SAWMA symposium 2019

Starting that stable isotope stuff (finally)

I'm excited to say that I've managed to get going on my third chapter's data collection! We're planning to use stable isotope analysis (SIA) to explore longer-term, integrative trends in Cape Peninsula caracal feeding ecology. Essentially what this means for me is that I'm spending a lot of time with minuscule pieces of hair (again). … Continue reading Starting that stable isotope stuff (finally)