Conservation Biology MSc class graduates!

12 Jun 2012 - 13:45

Congratulations to this year's Conservation Biology MSc graduates! We didn't manage to get everyone into the photograph taken after last week's graduation - but nine out of twelve graduates wasn't too bad!

From left: Nikki Best, Dan Wright, Hlengiwe Mbatha, Jeremy Goss, Lauren de Vos, Christine Moore, Ed Rice, Emily Cressey and in front, Lovelater Sebele. 
Not in photo (see below, from left): Jenneca McCarter, Maurice Schutgens and Darlington Tuagben (Photo: Hilary Buchanan)
Jenneca McCarter

Maurice Schutgens

Darlington Tuagben

The Conservation Biology MSc graduates for 2012 are the following:

Nikki Best: 2012. The historical exploitation of chondrichthyans in False Bay, South Africa and assessment of their conservation status (Supervisor: Colin Attwood).

Emily Cressey: 2012. The conservation genetics of a newly recognized Cape Peninsula endemic: Rose's Mountain Toad (Capensibufo rosei) (Supervisors: Krystal Tolley, John Measey & Peter Ryan).

Lauren de Vos: 2012. Baited remote underwater video survey of reef fish in the Stilbaai marine protected area with an assessment of monitoring requirements (Supervisor: Colin Attwood).

Jeremy Goss: 2012. Human networks of tetrapod translocations in the Western Cape, South Africa: Trends and potential impacts on biodiversity (Supervisor: Graeme Cumming).

Hlengiwe Mbatha: 2012. Exploring the biodiversity and ecosystem service trade-offs associated with different livestock practices in the Enkangala grasslands, South Africa (Supervisors: Jeanne Nel, Belinda Reyers & William Bond).

Jenneca McCarter: 2012. Major histocompatibility complex diversity in an urban Chacma Baboon (Papio ursinus) population: Implications for conservation (Supervisor: Jacqui Bishop).

Christine Moore: 2012. Understanding highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks in the Western Cape ostrich industry: did network dynamics enhance vulnerability? (Supervisor: Graeme Cumming).

Maurice Schutgens: 2012. Collisions and biases: estimating the impact of low-voltage distribution lines on the Ludwig's Bustard (Neotis ludwigii) (Supervisor: Peter Ryan).

Lovelater Sebele: 2012. Factors influencing the timing of breeding in a range expanding raptor at two spatial scales (Supervisor: Arjun Amar).

Darlington Tuagben: 2012. The vulnerability of the coast of Liberia to marine oil spills: implications for biodiversity and renewable natural resource utilization (Supervisors: Patrick Morant, Jane Turpie & Peter Ryan).

Daniel Wright: 2012. Significant population structure and little connectivity in South African rocky shore species: implications for the conservation of regional marine biodiversity (Supervisor: Jacqui Bishop).