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Doctoral theses

Braby, J. 2011. The biology and conservation of the Damara Tern Sterna balaenerum in Namibia.  PhD Thesis, University of Cape Town. (Supervisors: Les Underhill and Rob Simmons).

Chaskda, A. 2011. Determinants and consequences of territory quality in the Bar-throated Apalis Apalis thoracica. PhD Thesis, University of Cape Town.  (Supervisors: Penn Lloyd and Phil Hockey).

Cohen, C. 2011. The phylogenetics, taxonomy and biogeography of African arid zone terrestrial birds: the bustards (Otididae), sandgrouse (Pteroclidae), coursers (Glareolidae) and Stone Partridge (Ptilopachus). PhD Thesis, University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Tim Crowe & Rauri Bowie).

Jones, G. 2011. Individual variation in reproductive success in the Wandering Albatross. PhD Thesis, University of Cape Town. (Supervisor: Peter Ryan).

Little, I.T. 2011. Bird reproductive success and faunal habitat selection as tools for under-standing the impacts of land-use management on moist highland grassland biodiversity in South Africa. PhD Thesis.  University of Cape Town.  (Supervisors: Phil Hockey and Ray Jansen).

Oatley, G. 2011. Taxonomy, phylogeny and eco-biogeography of southern African white-eyes (Zosterops spp.) Aves: Order Passeriformes family: Zosteropidae. PhD Thesis. University of Cape Town.  (Supervisors: Tim Crowe and Rauri Bowie).

Ribeiro, A. 2011.  Ecological and evolutionary processes in two southern African endemic birds.  PhD Thesis, University of Cape Town.  (Supervisors: Rauri Bowie, Penn Lloyd and Phil Hockey).

Masters theses

Mutumi, G. 2011. Using stable isotopes in feathers to trace the movement of ducks in southern Africa. MSc Thesis, University of Cape Town. (Supervisor: Graeme Cumming).

Masters mini-theses

De Abreu, P. 2011. The ecological and hydrological impact of rehabilitation on degraded ostrich farms in the Little Karoo, South Africa. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. (Supervisor: Sue Milton).

Du Plessis, K. 2011.  Heat tolerance of Southern Pied Babblers in the Kalahari Desert: how will they respond to climate change?  MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. (Supervisors:  Phil Hockey, Amanda Ridley, Rowan Martin, Susan Cunningham) 

England, K. 2011. Assessing conservation of a tropical African estuary: Waterbird disturbance, livelihoods and ecotourism. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. (Supervisors: Rob Simmons, Jane Turpie).

Jurk, C. 2011. Fouled yachts: a vector for introduced species to South African shores. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Charles Griffiths.

George, S. (CB MSc): Impacts of domestic cats on the fauna of Table Mountain National Park. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. (Supervisors: Rob Simmons & Justin O’Riain).

Krahner, A. 2011. Impact of the invasive ant Linepithema humile on native ant assemblages on the western slopes of Table Mountain and the implications for ant-butterfly associations. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town.  (Supervisor: Mike Picker).

Lewis, S. 2011. Valuing an ecotourism resource: A case study of the Boulders Beach African Penguin colony. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. (Supervisor: Peter Ryan).

Louw, G. 2011. How will climate change affect birds in hot African deserts? MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. (Supervisors: Phil Hockey, Rowan Martin, Susie Cunningham).

Marx, D. 2011. An assessment of the ecological impacts of community-based rehabilitation on communal grasslands in the Drakensberg foothills. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. (Supervisors: Timm Hoffman and Terry Emerson).

Solano, S. 2011. Empirical evaluation of the effectiveness of South Africa's Marine Protected Area Network in representing fish communities. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. (Supervisor: Colin Attwood).

Van der Merwe, V. 2011. The historical biogeography of terrestrial gamebirds (Aves: Gailiformes). MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. (Supervisor: Tim Crowe).

Wright, D. 2011. Understanding a citizen science research programme: Understanding the people who make it possible. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. (Supervisors: Les Underhill, Andrew Knight).