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1997

Dissertation and project lists

Doctoral theses

Fabricius, C. 1997. The impact of land use of biodiversity In Xeric Succulent Thicket, South Africa. PhD Thesis, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Phil Hockey.

Masters mini-theses

Branch, T. 1997. Management strategies for orange roughy and other deepwater species off southern Africa. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town.  Supervisors: Doug Butterworth and John Field.

Davies, H. 1997. An assessment of the suitability of a series of Western Cape farm dams as waterbird habitats. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Jenny Day and Tim Crowe.

Davies, J. 1997. Carrying capacity: a critique of the concept and its usefulness. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Phil Hockey.

Froneman, A. 1997. The role of farm dams in conserving waterbird and wetland diversity in the Western Cape, South Africa. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Tim Crowe.

Heijnes, C. 1997. Picking up the pieces: A biosphere reserve framework for a fragmented landscape - the coastal lowlands of the Western Cape. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Amanda Lombard and Richard Cowling.

Krug, R. 1997. The genetic diversity in a founded population of the African Buffalo (Syncerus caffer): An example of an artificial bottleneck. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Colleen O’Ryan and Eric Harley.

O’Farrell, P. 1997. Roadverge and rangeland plant communities in the southern Karoo: the influence of width and moisture on diversity, dominance and cover. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Sue Milton and Richard Dean.

Pressend, M. 1997. Strategies to reduce marine litter from land-based sources: An assessment of public attitudes and awareness. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Peter Ryan and Gael Arnold.

Rushworth, I. 1997. Aiming for persistence: An approach to prioritising the allocation of conservation resources in northern KwaZulu-Natal. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Morné du Plessis and Grant Benn.

Scott, E. 1997. A biogeographical analysis of the Orchidaceae in southern Africa. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town.  Supervisor: Peter Linder.

Todd, S. 1997. The effects of heavy grazing on plant species diversity and community composition in a communally managed, semi-arid shrubland, Namaqualand, South Africa. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Timm Hoffman.

Tshiguvho, E. 1997. Conservation value of road verges in semi-arid ecosystems: ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) as bio-indicators. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Richard Dean, Sue Milton and Hamish Robertson.