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Dissertation and project lists

Doctoral theses

Bowie, R. 2003. Birds, molecules and evolutionary patterns among Africa's islands In the sky. PhD Thesis, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Tim Crowe.

Masters theses

Hilary Anderson, H. 2003. An econometric analysis of the wildlife market in South Africa. MSc Thesis, University of Cape Town.  Supervisor: Jane Turpie.

Jane Hamblin, J. 2003. Dispersion patterns of Holarctic-breeding migrant landbirds: global paradigm or regional patterns? MSc Thesis, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Phil Hockey.

Amanda Hawn, A. 2003. The importance of a double standard: inter-sexual differences and cooperative breeding in the Green Woodhoopoe. MSc Thesis, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Morné du Plessis.

Masters mini-theses

De Ponte, M. 2003. Is buchu (Agathosma betulana) harvesting sustainable? Effects of current harvesting practices on biomass, reproduction and mortality. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Timm Hoffman.

Kaleme, P. 2003. Regional differences in the long-term population dynamics of a succulent tree, Aloe dichotoma, in the semi-arid Karoo, South Africa as revealed by repeat photography. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Timm Hoffman.

Knox, D. 2003. Requirements for assessing the conservation importance of estuarine intertidal invertebrate communities: A case study of warm temperate estuaries in South Africa. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Jane Turpie.

Machange, R. 2003. Eagles as indicators of ecosystem health: is the distribution of Martial Eagle nests in the Karoo influenced by variations in land use and rangeland quality. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Andrew Jenkins.

Matilya, G. 2003. Displacement of Argentine ants by a native ant species, Lepisiota incisa in Cape Town suburbs. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Mike Picker.

Nalwanga, D. 2003. Nest site partitioning in the breeding bird community at Koeberg Nature Reserve: the influence of nest-site selection on the nesting success of Karoo Prinia Prinia maculosa. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Morné du Plessis & P Lloyd.

Okoni-Williams, A. 2003. Anthropogenic effects on the diversity and spatial patterns of birds, trees and shrubs in a forest reserve in Sierra Leone. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Peter Ryan, AB Karim

Randrianasolo, H. 2003. Birds in West Coast Renosterveld fragments: implications for a threatened habitat. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town.
Supervisor: Peter Ryan

Savy, C. 2003. Thinking out of the box - conserving Wattled Cranes on private land. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Morné du Plessis.

Zoology honours projects and essays*

Petersen, S.L. 2003. Comparison of African Penguin Spheniscus demersus foraging behaviour from a mainland and two island colonies. Cape Town. BSc Honours Project, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Peter Ryan.

Potgieter, K.R. 2003. Environmental correlates of avian community structure in the Lesotho Highlands. BSc Honours Project, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Andrew Jenkins.

Potgieter, K.R. 2003. The effect of habitat transformation on small mammal communities, perspectives from two threatened habitats. BSc Honours Project, University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Gary Bronner & Andrew Jenkins.

Welz, A. 2003. Organochlorine pesticide residues in the blood of raptors in the Breede River Basin, South Africa. Cape Town. BSc Honours Project, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Andrew Jenkins.

Welz, A. 2003. Can variations in habitat structure and food abundance explain dispersion of Knysna Warblers Bradypterus sylvaticus on the Cape Peninsula? Cape Town. BSc Honours Project, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Phil Hockey.

*Supervised by FitzPatrick Institute staff and researchers