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Dissertation and project lists

Doctoral theses

Garbett, Rebecca. Dec 2018. Conservation of raptors and vultures in Botswana: with a focus on Lappet-faced Vultures Torgos tracheliotos. (Supervisor: Arjun Amar)

Masters Theses

Jones, Christopher. Dec 2018. Comparative ecology of Pachyptila species breeding sympatrically at Gough Island. (Supervisor: Peter Ryan).

Conservation Biology Masters mini-theses

Button, Rio. 2018. Remotely operated vehicle exploring icthyofauna association with habitat from shore-shelf, in an endemism hotspot in South Africa. (Supervisors: Sven Kerwath, Denham Parker)

Catto, Sarah. 2018. Fluctuating human activity and associated anthropogenic food availability affect behaviour and parental care of Red-winged starlings. (Supervisors: Susie Cunningham, Arjun Amar, Petra Sumasgutner)

Davis, Sydney. 2018. The movement and landscape use of Blue Cranes in the Western Cape (Supervisors: Peter Ryan, Tanya Smith)

Dubay,Shannon. 2018. Behavioural and physiological responses of chacma baboons (Papio ursinus) to wildfire in the Cape Peninsula of South Africa. (Supervisors: Justin O'Riain, Larissa Swedell, Steffen Foerster, Matthew Lewis)

Hyvarinen, Olli. 2018. Long-term vegetation change before and after converting from livestock farming to game ranching in Asante Sana Game Reserve, South Africa. (Supervisors: Timm Hoffman, Chevonne Reynolds)

Kelly, Caitlin. 2018. Investigating the hidden costs of livestock guarding dogs and the diet of a sympatric predator in Namaqualand, South Africa. (Supervisors: Justin O'Riain, Kristine Teichman, Marine Drouilly)

LeepileLeungo. 2018. Changes in nesting numbers and breeding success of African White-backed Vultures in northern Botswana. (Supervisors: Arjun Amar, GlynMaude)

Lindberg, Colleen. 2018. Ecological impacts of invasive mussels (Mytilusgalloprovincialis) colonising the canopy of kelp forests in False Bay, South Africa. (Supervisors: Charles Griffiths, Robert Anderson)

Masiko, Oyena. 2018. Are Cape Cormorants (Phalacrocorax capensis) losing the competition? Dietary overlap with commercial fisheries. (Supervisors: Peter Ryan, Tanya Smith)

Mavinga, Franck. 2018. A camera trap assessment of factors influencing leopard (Panthera pardus) habitat use in the Nouabale-Ndoki National Park, Republic of Congo. (Supervisors: Justin O'Riain, Gareth Mann, Thomas Breuer)

Mottram, Phoebe. 2018. Landscape utilisation by a reintroduced pack of African Wild Dogs (Lycaon pictus) in eastern Botswana. (Supervisors: Justin O'Riain, Andrei Snyman, Gareth Mann)

Van Beuningen, David. 2018. Environmental predictors of Carcharodon carchariaspresence at two popular beaches in False Bay, South Africa, using acoustic telemetry. (Supervisors: Justin O'Riain, Alison Kock)

Zimunya, Tapiwa. 2018: The influence of vulture restaurants on breeding success and nestling body condition of Gyps vulture populations across southern Africa. (Supervisors: Robert Thomson, Arjun Amar)