The incredible range of unique plant and animal biodiversity found in the Drakensberg, Maloti, and adjacent lowlands area offers a rich arena for exploration, not only for nature-lovers but for researchers as well. Opportunities in this region abound, particularly for the scientific community, to develop transdisciplinary research, a key element towards the implementation of sustainable policies and climate change mitigation measures.

The newly released publication A Scientific Bibliography of the Drakensberg, Maloti & Adjacent Lowlands by the Afromontane Research Fellow Professor Rodney Moffett compiles hundreds of scientific articles published between 1808 and 2019 on the Drakensberg, Maloti, and Adjacent Lowlands, most of which have been published in accredited journals, but also include myriad unpublished reports, documents, dissertations, and more, culminating in over 10,000 entries spanning more than 30 disciplines.

With the content organized both alphabetically as well as by discipline, researchers, students, and both local and foreign administrative actors and officials can benefit from the plethora of topics afforded by its wide scope, serving as a valuable reference for a variety of needs across disciplines and responding to the growing call for a transdisciplinary approach to research.

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About the Afromontane Research Unit

The Afromontane Research Unit (ARU) is the flagship research group of the University of the Free State (UFS), Qwaqwa Campus, with research affiliates throughout UFS Faculties and internationally. 

Situated at the base of the majestic Maloti-Drakensberg, the ARU’s Vision is to become a continental leader in African mountain research, with an immediate focus on the sustainable development of the Maloti-Drakensberg. 

The ARU’s mission is to facilitate the development and capacity - building of a high- excellence Africa-based mountain research ‘community of practice’ that informs global mountain research theory and practice and contributes to mountain related policy and governance from an African perspective, thus balancing a predominance of mountain research driven from the Global North and Northern Hemisphere.

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