Perhaps the best use of the Research Centre is for groups of advanced students to supplement their academic studies by seeing plants and animals as part of living ecosystems
Using it as a base
The situation of the Research Centre in an area of outstanding biodiversity within easy reach of a number of other reserves and National Parks makes it an ideal base for students, naturalists and visiting scientists.
Sachin Doarsamy, MSc student (plus two helpers) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, based up with us for a week looking at the phylogeny of the genus Wurmbea (Colchicaceae). They visited sites of two undescribed species of Wurmbea, one on Mt Anderson, and the other on De Berg, north of Dullstroom
Three MSc students from the University of the Western Cape, with their supervisors from the Compton Herbarium at Kirstenbosch.