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1998

Dissertation and project lists

Doctoral theses

Jenkins, A. 1998. Behavioural ecology of Peregrine and Lanner Falcons in South Africa. PhD Thesis, University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Roy Siegfried, Phil Hockey and Alan Kemp.

Lloyd, P. 1998. A study of the ecology of the Namaqua Sandgrouse and other arid-zone birds. PhD Thesis, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Tim Crowe.

Masters mini-theses

Bowie, R. 1998. Stock assessment of the perlemoen Haliotis midae: implications for resource management and conservation. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Neville Sweijd, Peter Cook and Eric Harley.

D'Amico, J. 1998. Evaluation of protected area expenditure: a case-study in Kwa-Zulu Natal. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Morné du Plessis.

Griffiths, M. 1998. Identifying gamebird 'hotspots': implications for conservation. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Tim Crowe.

Joubert, D. 1998. Small mammal and bird community structure in commercial rangelands in a semi-arid shrubland in Namaqualand, South Africa. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Timm Hoffman and Peter Ryan.

Loewenthal, D. 1998. Population dynamics and conservation of the African Black Oystercatcher, Haematopus moquini. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Phil Hockey.

Moinde, N. 1998. The effects of Galenia africana on dominant perennial plant species in Paulshoek, Namaqualand, South Africa. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Sue Milton.

Seymour, C. 1998. Different grazing intensities in arid rangelands: effects on invertebrates on a communal farm in the Succulent Karoo, South Africa. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Richard Dean and Timm Hoffman.

Toral, V. 1998. Understanding trophic interactions and fishery impacts in a rocky reef ecosystem in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Coleen Moloney and Jean Harris.

Wiseman, Rachel. 1998. The use of eight microsatellite loci to evaluate genetic introgression between the African wildcat (Felis lybica) and the Domestic Cat (Felis catus). MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Eric Harley and Colleen O'Ryan.

Zoology honours projects and essays*

Bosma, S. 1998. Bird species assemblages in indigenous and alien vegetation: the importance of habitat structure. BSc Honours Project, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Richard Dean.

Cohen, C. 1998. A hybrid zone between two non-sister species in the Karoo Lark Certhilauda albescens complex. BSc Honours Project, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Peter Ryan.

Lee, N.M. 1998. Biases in the field estimation of shorebird prey sizes. BSc Honours Project, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Phil Hockey.

Leseberg, A. 1998. Geographical variation in foraging performance of African Black Oystercatchers Haematopus moquini: implications for chick-rearing. BSc Honours Project, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Phil Hockey.

Wanless, R.M. 1998. A novel chemical defense in birds: The Redbilled Woodhoopoe Phoeniculus purpureus. BSc Honours Project, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Morné du Plessis.

Wanless, R.M. 1998. Does size matter? Feeding hierarchies and the importance of fishery discards for pelagic seabirds in the southern Benguela. BSc Honours Project, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Peter Ryan.

*Supervised by FitzPatrick Institute staff and researchers