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Thursday, 17 September 2015

Prof Ian Foster carries out research in South Africa


During the summer Prof Ian Foster spent 10 days at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, supervising a PhD student, Jordan Miller, with Professor Kate Rowntree.  (Kate is a Visiting Professor at the University of Northampton.)
 
Prof Ian Foster

The research focuses on sediment source tracing in the KrugerNational Park in Mpumalanga State. Here we sampled sediments from dry ponds and collecting samples of soil from different geological outcrops under the watchful eye of our armed ranger, Thomas, who kept a lookout for the Big 5 and other wildlife to make sure we could do the work efficiently and safely. One of the best research trips ever - not only ALL the big 5 in one day but hippo, cheetah, kudu, impala...

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