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Masters Students (Dissertation)

Ditiro Moloto

Ditiro Moloto
BSc (Hons) (Limpopo)

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Ditiro was born and bred in Limpopo Moletjie Ga-Rampuru. She moved to Bronkhorstspruit, east of Pretoria when she was 14 years old. Growing up as a herd girl made her fall in love with nature, although it was not always her dream to become a biologist, her passion led her to becoming one. She graduated both her Bachelor’s degree with majors in Zoology and Physiology and Honours in Zoology at the University of Limpopo in 2014 and 2015 respectively.  Her love for birds grew stronger when she did her Honours focusing on Kelp Gull flight feathers structure of juveniles and adults. Ditiro's masters project focuses on the feathers of Procellariiformes, examining whether there are variations within species in this order with regard to their ability to fly underwater.

Thesis

Are there structural differences in the flight feathers among Procellariiformes related to the use of wings for underwater propulsion? (Supervisor: Peter Ryan)