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2016

Dissertation and project lists

Doctoral theses

Baum, Julia. Dec 2016. The influence of location on the structure and functioning of private land conservation networks in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. (Supervisor: Graeme Cumming).

Clements, Hayley. Dec 2016. Multi-scale, social-ecological influences on private land conservation in South Africa. (Supervisor: Graeme Cumming)

Henry, Dominic. June 2016. Waterbirds and nutrient dispersal in isiMangaliso Wetland Park. (Supervisor: Graeme Cumming)

McInnes, Alistair. Dec 2016. Fine-scale drivers of African Penguin prey dynamics in Algoa Bay, South Africa, and their impacts on penguin foraging ecology. (Supervisors: Lorien Pichegru, Peter Ryan)

Murgatroyd, Megan. June 2016. Ecology of the Verreaux's Eagle in natural and agriculturally transformed habitats in South Africa.  (Supervisors: Les Underhill, Arjun Amar)

Reynolds, Chevonne. June 2016. Understanding the relationship between waterfowl movement and dispersal of freshwater aquatic organisms in southern Africa (Supervisor: Graeme Cumming)

Tate, Gareth. Dec 2016. Exploring the maintenance of plumage polymorphism in the Black Sparrowhawk Accipiter melanoleucus. (Supervisors: Arjun Amar, Jacqui Bishop).

Masters Theses

Roberts, Jenni. June 2016. African Penguin (Spheniscus demersus) distribution during the non-breeding season: preparation for, and recovery from, a moulting fast. (Supervisor: Peter Ryan)

Conservation Biology Masters mini-theses

Jennifer Angoh. June 2016. The birds, the bees and Erica: vulnerability of plant-pollinator communities in fragmented fynbos landscapes. (Supervisors: Jeremy Midgeley, Mark Brown)

Christiaan Brink. June 2016. The reintroduction of bearded vultures in South Africa: a feasibility analysis. (Supervisors: Arjun Amar, Sonja Krüger)

Angela Ferguson. June 2016. Using conditioned food aversion (CFA) to reduce Pied crow (Corvus albus) predation of plover nests.  (Supervisors: Robert Thomson, Tom Flower)

Gabriela Fleury June 2016. Environmental change in Riemsvasmaak, Northern Cape, South Africa, twenty years after resettlement. (Supervisors: Timm Hoffman, Simon Todd)

Kyle Lloyd. June 2016. An experimental approach to assess the role of nest predation in the population dynamics of the Sociable weaver (Philetarius socius). (Supervisor: Rita Covas)

Hermenegildo Matimele June 2016. An assessment f the distribution and conservation status of endemic and near endemic plant species in Maputaland, Mozambique. (Supervisors: Timm Hoffman, Domitilla Raimondo, Jonathan Timberlake)

Penny Pistorius. June 2016. How air temperature affects flight initiation distance in arid-zone birds. (Supervisors: Susan Cunningham, Rowan Martin)

Jessleena Suri. June 2016. Street-wise: does prey abundance buffer Sparrowhawks (Accipiter melanoleucus) from the negative health impacts of urbanisation? (Supervisors: Arjun Amar, Petra Sumasgutner, Eleonore Hellard)

Wataru Tokura. June 2016. Understanding changes in plant productivity using EVI satellite data in Tswalu Kalahari Reserve. (Supervisor: Timm Hoffman)

Julia van Velden. June 2016. Cranes and crops: investigating the viability of Blue cranes in agricultural lands of the Western Cape. (Supervisors: Peter Ryan, Res Altwegg)

Elke Visser. June 2016. The impact of South Africa's largest photovoltaic solar energy facility on birds in the Northern Cape, South Africa. (Supervisors: Peter Ryan, Samantha Ralston)