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2009

Dissertation and project lists

Listed here are unpublished PhD, MSc and Honours theses and projects produced by students supervised or co-supervised by Fitz staff members. Copies of all theses can be found in the Niven Library. The Niven Library has also launched electronic copies of all Conservation Biology MSc Projects back to the first class of 1992.

Masters theses

Teroerde, A. 2009. The influence of mouth dynamics on the avifauna of intermittently open estuaries. MSc Thesis, University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Jane Turpie.

Masters mini-theses

Bewana, A. 2009. A re-assessment of the state of marine protected area management in South Africa. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Colin Attwood.

Cordingley, J. 2009. Hot, hotter, gone? Predicting climate-induced species losses from hot African ecosystems. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Phil Hockey

Ditlhobolo, T. 2009. Does protection from grazing alter the species composition and improve grazing value of the semi-arid Karoo rangeland? MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Graeme Cumming and Sue Milton.

Dures, S. 2009. Assessing the impact of management practices on avian taxonomic and functional richness across Cape Town's biodiversity network. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Graeme Cumming.

Hamann, M. 2009. Evaluating competition between Cape cormorants and purse-seine fisheries in the southern Benguela. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Peter Ryan, Lorien Pichegru and David Grémillet.

Meek, C. 2009. Effects of anthropogenic land use on the composition of alien species in riparian zones. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Dave Richardson, Ladislaw Mucina and John Hoffmann.

Menayas, A. 2009. Detecting multiple paternity in four shark species. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Jacqui Bishop.

Musvuugwa, T. 2009. A geographical analysis of the breeding effort and success of ground nesting birds and gamefowl. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Phil Hockey.

Mzumara, T. 2009. Habitat use and conservation requirements of Malawi's endemic Yellow-throated Apalis Apalis flavigularis. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Phil Hockey.

Quayle, T. 2009. Comparison of movement patterns and activity budgets of monitored vs unmonitored baboon troops. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Justin O'Riain.

Shaw, J. 2009. Towards the effective mitigation of avian collisions with overhead power lines: testing and refining a spatial risk model for the blue crane in the Overberg. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Andrew Jenkins and Peter Ryan.