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1995

Dissertation and project lists

Doctoral theses

Dean, W.R.J. 1995. Where birds are rare or fill the air: The protection of the endemic and the nomadic avifaunas of the Karoo. PhD Thesis, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Roy Siegfried.

Malan, Gerard. 1995. Cooperative breeding and delayed dispersal in the Pale Chanting Goshawk Melierax canorus. PhD Thesis, University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Tim Crowe and Rob Little.

Masters mini-theses

Barnes, K. 1995. The effects of an experimental hake Merluccius capensis/paradoxus longline fishery on procellariiform seabirds in South Africa. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Peter Ryan.

Cole, K. 1995. The shark fishing industry in South Africa: an assessment of its scope and potential conservation threats. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Charles Griffiths.

Hardcastle, P. 1995. The effect of alien vegetation in Western Cape mountain catchments on water production: a cost-benefit analysis of controlling alien trees and shrubs. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Jeremy Midgely.

Hood, I. 1995. Identification of a new Certhilauda species from the Karoo/Dune/Red Lark complex of south-western Africa. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Peter Ryan and Paulette Bloomer.

Manongi, F. 1995. The incidence of parasitism in the bud-galling wasp Trichogaster acaciaelongifolia in the Western Cape, South Africa. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: John Hoffmann.

Mbora, D. 1995.Distribution patterns and the conservation status of endemic and threatened rodents, lagomorphs and macroscelids in greater South Africa. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Amanda Lombard and Gary Bronner.

Meyer, W. 1995. The financial and conservation implications of Namaqua Sandgrouse Pterocles namaqua hunting in the Northern Cape. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Rob Little, Bradley Smith and Tim Crowe.

Sakwa, J. 1995. Taxonomic status and phylogenetic relationships among Tractrac Chats (Cercomela tractrac) as indicated by behaviour, morphology and mtDNA cytochrome b gene sequences. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Paulette Bloomer, Joris Komen, Peter Ryan and Tim Crowe.

Shaw, K. 1995. Evaluation of the conservation status of bird species in South Africa's Western Cape Province. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Peter Ryan and Tony Williams

Swanepoel, D. 1995. An analysis of beach debris accumulation in Table Bay, South Africa A preliminary litter budget for Table Bay, Cape Town. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Peter Ryan.

Zoology honours projects and essays*

Smith, T. 1995. Latitudinal patterns in reproductive investments of gulls and terns in comparison to waders. BSc Honours Project, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Phil Hockey.

*Supervised by FitzPatrick Institute staff and researchers