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1999

Dissertation and project lists

Doctoral theses

De Klerk, H. 1999. Biogeography and conservation of terrestrial Afrotropical birds. PhD Thesis, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Tim Crowe.

Masters theses

Lennard, C. 1999. The causes of avian extinction and rarity. MSc Thesis, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Phil Hockey.

Masters mini-theses

Allcorn, R. 1999. The East Caprivi Floodplain Fishery: an assessment of the health and value of a local level resource. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Jane Turpie and Jonathan Barnes.

Cameron, A. 1999. The effects of fragmentation of renosterveld vegetation on bird community composition. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town.
Supervisor: Phil Hockey.

Chaane, L. 1999. Effects of pine invasions on ground-dwelling ants on the southern slopes of the Swartberg Mountains. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Richard Dean, Hamish Robertson and DaveRichardson.

Eisinger, D. 1999. Density effects on the mortality and growth of young shrubs in the semi-arid Karoo. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Sue Milton.

Gunson, K. 1999. The sustainability of use and economic valuation of wetland plant resources in the Eastern Caprivi Floodplains, Namibia. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Jane Turpie and Sue Milton.

Neke, K. 1999. A bird's eye view of the quicksands of threat: predicting transformation in the grassland biome of South Africa. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Morné du Plessis and Penn Lloyd.

Parr, K. 1999. Testing patch-mosaic burning in South Africa: the ant perspective. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: William Bond and Hamish Robertson.

Rouget, M. 1999. The dynamics of pine invasions in fragmented landscape in a South African semi-arid shrubland. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Sue Milton and Dave Richardson.

Van der Spuy, A. 1999. An assessment of the impact of land use on insect diversity on a Namaqualand farm and its conservation implications. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Richard Cowling & John Donaldson.

Zoology honours projects and essays*

Aitken, A.P. 1999. Analysis of diet and genetic variability of feral cats (Felis catus) on Robben Island. BSc Honours Project, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Jenny Jarvis and Rauri Bowie.

Boulle, J. 1999. The impact of Zostera capensis on the habitat selection and foraging ecology of birds in the Swartkops Estuary. BSc Honours Project, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Jane Turpie.

Brackley, P. 1999. Roost cavity selection by Green Woodhoopoes (Phoeniculus purpureus). BSc Honours Project, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Morné du Plessis.

Wilhelm, M. 1999. Comparative foraging performance of African Black Oystercatchers Haematopus moquini on sandy beaches and artificial rocky shores. BSc Honours Project, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Phil Hockey.

*Supervised by FitzPatrick Institute staff and researchers