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1994

Dissertation and project lists

Doctoral theses

Turpie, J. 1994. Comparative foraging ecology of two broad ranging migrants, Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola and Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus (Aves: Charadrii) in tropical and temperate latitudes of the western Indian Ocean. PhD Thesis, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Phil Hockey.

Masters mini-theses

Allan, D. 1994. Aspects of the biology and conservation status of the Blue Crane Anthropoides paradiseus and the Ludwig's Neotis ludwigii and Stanley's bustards N. denhami stanleyi in Southern Africa. MSc Thesis, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Phil Hockey.

Benn, G. 1994. The conservation status of the saddlebill stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis in South Africa. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Alan Kemp & Peter Ryan.

De Klerk, H. 1994. Priority areas for the efficient conservation of non-passerine avifaunal diversity in sub-Saharan Africa. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Tim Crowe.

Drinkrow, D. 1994. The role of natural history museums in preserving biodiversity in South Africa A preliminary investigation of the representativeness of the herpetology collection at the South African Museum. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Roy Siegfried.

Mbiru, A. 1994. A reassessment taxonomic diversity in the Olive Thrush Turdus olivaceus in eastern and southern Africa. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Paulette Bloomer, Tim Crowe & Peter Ryan.

Muriuki, J. 1994. Patterns of distribution and diversity of Kenyan birds in relation to the prioritization of conservation areas. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Tim Crowe.

Smith, B. 1994. Economically viable utilization of the Greywing Francolin Francolinus africanus in the eastern highlands of South Africa. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Rob Little & Tim Crowe.

Tucker, K. 1994. An expert system for screening potentially invasive alien plants in South African fynbos. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Dave Richardson.

Willis, C. 1994. Reserve systems for limestone endemic flora of the Cape lowland fynbos: iterative versus linear programming techniques and patterns of endemism in the limestone flora of South African lowland fynbos. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Amanda Lombard & Richard Cowling.

Witt, A. 1994. Effects of pesticides on invertebrate diversity in apple orchards in the Elgin area, Southwestern Cape Province Biological control of the Vine Snoutbeetle Phylictinus callosus by the Crowned Guineafowl Numida meleagris in apple orchards in the Elgin area, Southwestern Cape Province. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Tim Crowe & Rob Little.

Zoology honours projects and essays*

Newton, S. 1994. Plastic ingestion by seabirds. what can skua pellets tell us? BSc Honours Project, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Peter Ryan.

*Supervised by FitzPatrick Institute staff and researchers