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2006

Dissertation and project lists

Doctoral theses

Seymour, C. 2006. The role of Acacia erioloba in preserving biodiversity in the Kalahari, Southern Africa. PhD Thesis, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Richard Dean.

Masters theses

Biggs, D. 2006. Bird(avi) and ecotourism based participatory biodiversity conservation in Africa. MSc Thesis, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Jane Turpie.

Parker, R. 2006. Incentives and disincentives for conserving Renosterveld remnants and the potential impacts of property rate rebates. MSc Thesis, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Jane Turpie.

Masters mini-theses

Baudains, T. 2006. The effect of human disturbance on the response behaviour and breeding success of a common shore-nesting bird, the white-fronted plover Charadrius marginatus on the Cape Peninsula. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Penn Lloyd.

Fox, S-J. 2006. Habitat fragmentation and Strandveld bird assemblages in an ‘ecologically friendly’ golf estate in the Western Cape, South Africa. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Phil Hockey.

Kaliba, P. 2006. Faunal turnover between the eastern and southern African birds and small mammals: Is Malawi the geographical break? MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Tim Crowe & Rauri Bowie.

Lauret-Stepler, M. 2006. Nesting seasonality and population trends of green turtles, Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758) breeding on Eparses islands, south-western Indian Ocean. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Peter Ryan.

Maswime, T. 2006. The contribution of estuaries to residential property values in the Cape floristic region, South Africa. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Jane Turpie.

McDonnel, Z. 2006. Distribution, abundance and demography of ocean sunfish, Mola mola, off southern Africa: Cause for concern? MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Charles Griffiths.

Scovronick, N. 2006. Economic Claims for Transboundary Conservation: reality or rhetoric? A case study of the Kgalagadi transfrontier park. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Jane Turpie.

Shine, K. 2006. Biogeographic patterns and diversity in demersal fish off the south and west coasts of South Africa: implications for conservation. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Barry Clark & Charles Griffiths.

Stephen, V. 2006. Harmful algal blooms: A potential conservation problem in the Benguela upwelling system. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town.
Supervisor: Phil Hockey.

Suinyuy, T. 2006. The taxonomic status and phylogenetic affinities of some Cameroon phasianoid gallinaceous birds. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Rauri Bowie & Tim Crowe.

Vickers, K. 2006. Assessing the relative contribution of conservation areas to the protection of key biodiversity features in Mpumalanga, South Africa. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Morné du Plessis.

Zoology honours projects and essays*

Braae, A. 2006. Sex ratio allocation in the Karoo-Scrub Robin, young mothers raise more sons. BSc Honours Project, University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Rauri Bowie & Penn Lloyd.

Child, M.F. 2006. Cunning kleptoparasitism, dynamic strategies to obtain food rewards in a terrestrial system. BSc Honours Project, University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Morné du &  Plessis & Mandy Ridley.

Child, M.F. 2006. Nothing lives for nothing? a spatial approach in assessing the functional richness of the South African avifauna. BSc Honours Project, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Graeme Cumming.

Hoffman, T. 2006. Spatial ecology of a semi-urban Chacma Baboon [Papio ursinus] troop, a case study in the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. BSc Honours Project, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Graeme Cumming & Justin O'Riain

Lyons, C. 2006. Survival costs of investment in reproduction, do these differ among male and female passerine birds? BSc Honours Project, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Penn Lloyd.

Lyons, C. 2006. The relative effect of environmental and social factors on changes in territory size of the Kalahari-dwelling southern pied babbler, Turdoides bicolor. BSc Honours Project, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Mandy Ridley.

Okes, N. 2006. Factors influencing range changes of southern African waterbirds. BSc Honours Project, University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Graeme Cumming & Phil Hockey

Okes, N. 2006. The effect of ambient temperature and food availability on incubation behaviour of the Karoo Prinia, Prinia maculosa. BSc Honours Project, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Penn Lloyd.

*Supervised by FitzPatrick Institute staff and researchers