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Doctoral theses

Okanga, S. 2013. The influences of host community, urbanization and water quality on avian malaria ecology in South African passerines. Supervisors: Graeme Cumming and Phil Hockey.

Shaw, J. 2013.  Powerlines in the Karoo: conserving Ludwig's Bustard.  PhD Thesis, University of Cape Town. Supervisors:  Peter Ryan and Andrew Jenkins.

Thompson, A. 2013. Maternal investment and its effects on parent-offspring conflict in the cooperatively breeding Pied Babbler (Turdoides bicolor) Supervisors: Phil Hockey and Nikki Raihani.

Masters Theses

Cerfonteyn, M. 2013. The population status of the Subantarctic Skua Catharacta antarctica lönnbergi two decades after the Feral Cat Felis catus eradication on Marion Island. Supervisor: Peter Ryan.

Masters mini-theses

Cloete, D. 2013. Understanding the decline of Martial Eagles in South Africa. Supervisor: Arjun Amar.

Cohen, L. 2013. Increased foraging effort of breeding Cape gannets fails to compensate for reduced prey availability. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: David Gremillet, Lorien Pichegru, Peter Ryan.

de Greef, K. 2013. The booming illegal abalone fishery in Hangberg: Tough lessons for small-scale fisheries governance in South Africa. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Serge Raemakers, Merle Sowman.

Forsythe, K. 2013. Exploring the relationship between restored ecosystem function and species composition: a meta-analysis. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Peter Carrick, Arjun Amar.

Greenston, J. 2013. Assessing the suitability of an individual transferable quota system to address unregulated by-catch in South Africa’s inshore trawl fishery. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Colin Attwood.

Harding, C. 2013 Tracking African penguins (Sphensicus demersus) outside of the breeding season: regional effects and fishing pressure during the re-moult period. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Peter Ryan.

Lane, W. 2013. Is the grass really greener on the other side? Would additional nitrogen, phosphorous and water to a savanna in the Kruger National Park result in a change in the feeding behaviour and diet of local ungulates? Supervisor: Ed February.

Liebau, V.. 2013. Exploitation of rocky intertidal marine resources in South Africa. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Charles Griffiths.

Madden, C. 2013. The impacts of corvids on biodiversity. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Arjun Amar.

Namah, J. 2013. Sausage tree decline in Kruger National Park (Supervisor: Jeremy Midgeley)

Ortmann, H. 2013. Conserving Wilkins’ Bunting (Nesospiza wilkinsi) – an endangered, single island endemic. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Peter Ryan.

Palframan, L. 2013. From cost-effectiveness to economic-efficiency in conservation planning: the importance of considering the economic benefits of conservation. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisor: Jane Turpie.

Peters, K. 2013. Marine alien species in Western Cape harbours, South Africa: a tool for strategically focusing monitoring efforts, MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Charles Griffiths, Tamara Robinson.

Retief, K. 2013. Cycad forensics: Using stable isotopes and radio carbon dating techniques to trace the origins of ex situ cycads. Supervisor: Adam West

Sanguinetti, C. 2013. Patterns in reef fish assemblages as determined by baited remote underwater video (BRUV) along the western side of False Bay: effects of site, depth, and protection. MSc mini-thesis (Conservation Biology), University of Cape Town. Supervisors: Colin Attwood, Albrecht Götz.