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2005

Dissertation and project lists

Masters theses

Curtis, O. 2005. Responses of raptors to habitat fragmentation: from individual responses to population susceptibility. MSc Thesis, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Phil Hockey.

Masters mini-theses

Angua, M. 2005. Assessing the ecological integrity of freshwater ecosystems. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors:  Rouget, A Balmford & J Day.

Da Silva, J. 2005. Can conservation genetics save one of South Africa's critically endangered cycads? MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: T Hedderson & G Reeves.

Farmer, H. 2005. Factors influencing spatial use of the landscape by indigenous herbivores: implications for vegetation monitoring in the Succulent Karoo. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: S Milton & C van Deventer

Lawrence, C. 2005. Mapping and Biodiversity Surveys of Subtidal Habitats in KwaZulu Natal. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: G Branch & J Harris.

Little, I. 2005. Does timber density influence the abundance of Northern Bobwhite Quails Colinus virginianus?. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town.
Supervisor: TM Crowe.

Lowe, S. 2005. The impact of invasive fish and invasive plants on the invertebrate fauna of a river in the Cape floristic region. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: J Day.

Mader, A. 2005. Elephant impact on trees in the Little Karoo. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: T Hoffman

Napier, V. 2005. Evaluation of the subsistence fishery in the Knysna estuary, South Africa. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: JK Turpie & B Clark.

Osano, P. 2005. Estimating the Opportunity Cost of Biodiversity: A Case Study of the Western Cape, South Africa. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: A Balmford, M Rouget, JK Turpie & M du Plessis.

Owino, A. 2005. Papyrus swamp habitat loss and degradation: Impacts on endemic birds in Kenya. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: P Ryan.

Owen, Cheryl-Samantha. 2005. Is the supply of trophy elephants to the Botswana hunting market sustainable? MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: PAR Hockey.

Rahlao, S. 2005. Recovery of Worcester Veld Reserve after 65 years of rest from grazing - A long-term vegetation assessment. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: T Hoffman.

Soka, G. 2005. The importance of monkey beetle (Scarabaeidae: Hopliini) pollination for Aizoaceae and Asteraceae in grazed and ungrazed sites at Paulshoek, Succulent Karoo, South Africa. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: M Picker & C Mayer.

Spear, D. 2005. Dealing with socially complex species in population viability analysis: a case study of the cooperatively-breeding southern ground hornbill, Bucorvus leadbeateri. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: M du Plessis.