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2000

Dissertation and project lists

Masters theses

Ratcliffe, C. 2000. Declines in populations of Helmeted Guineafowl in the Midlands of Kwazulu-Natal: causes and remedies. MSc Thesis, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Tim Crowe.

Masters mini-theses

Awad, A. 2000. Distribution and endemicity patterns of marine benthic invertebrates in South Africa applied to the selection of priority conservation areas. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Charles Griffiths.

Estes, L. 2000. An investigation of the role of cost-distance in determining the pattern of human impact on Arthrixia elata in and around Songimvelo Nature Reserve, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Jane Turpie.

Greyling, L. 2000. Investigating the effects of different land use on certain raptor species in South Africa and predicting the possible influences that future land transformations will have on the raptor community. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Andrew Jenkins and Les Underhill.

Love, V. 2000. Human disturbance of birds on Knysna estuary. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Jane Turpie.

Mahumana, S. 2000. Attitudes of the social actors toWards conservation in Southern Mozambique. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Jane Turpie.

Ratsirarson, H. 2000. The use of ants as bioindicators of conservation priority zones: a case study in the eastern region of Madagascar. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Hamish Robertson.

Ruzigandekwe, F. 2000. Afromontane forest loss in Rwanda: effects on bird diversity. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Phil Hockey.

Taylor, F. 2000. Strategies for the spatial modelling of species distributions. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Peter Goodman and Morné  du Plessis.

Volchansky, C. 2000. Interbreeding between two biotypes of the cochineal Dactylopius opuntiae (Homptera: Dactylopiidae): implications for the biological control of Opuntia stricta and Opuntia ficus-indica (Cactaceae) in South Africa. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: John Hoffmann.

Walker, A. 2000. Molecular evidence of interbreeding between wild and feral domestic Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Tim Crowe and Rauri Bowie.

Waller, L. 2000. The influence of landscape cover and spatial pattern in determining avian distribution and abundance. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Morné du Plessis and Grant Benn.

Zoology honours projects and essays*

Howse, J. 2000. Immunocompetence and the tasty chick hypothesis in the nestling Monteiro's hornbill: some preliminary findings. BSc Honours Project, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Morné du Plessis.

Louw, K.G. 2000. The habitat preferences and conservation status of the Agulhas long-billed lark Certhilauda brevirostris in South Africa. BSc Honours Project, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Peter Ryan.

Mills, M.S.L. 2000. Correlates of migratory behaviour among southern African birds. BSc Honours Project, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Phil Hockey.

Mills, M.S.L. 2000. Determinants of the timing of female departure from the nest in Monteiro's hornbill Tockus monteiri. BSc Honours Project, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Morné du Plessis.

Pemberton, C. 2000. Factors affecting the distribution of shorebirds on the Breede River Estuary, South Africa. BSc Honours Project, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Jane Turpie.

Von Gerhardt, K.E.V. 2000. Implications of shell limitation on growth form in the common hermit crab Diogenes brevirostris. BSc Honours Project, University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Kim Prochazka, Phil Hockey.

Wilson, W. 2000. Latitudinal patterns in the reproductive life history traits of terns (family Sternidae). Evidence for food limitation in tropics? BSc Honours Project, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Phil Hockey.

*Supervised by FitzPatrick Institute staff and researchers