Dissertations & Projects


Doctoral theses

Dilley, Ben. April 2019. The effects of introduced mice on seabirds breeding at sub-Antarctic Islands’ (Supervisor: Peter Ryan)

Masters by dissertation

Johnson, Laurie. December 2019. Assessing the effect of feather wear on carbon and nitrogen stable isotope ratios, and the use of stable isotopes to determine predator diets in the Namibian Islands Marine Protected Area. (Supervisor: Peter Ryan).
Moloto, Ditiro. December 2019. Are there structural differences in the flight feathers among Procellariiformes related to the use of wings for underwater propulsion? (Supervisor: Peter Ryan)

Conservation Biology MSc

Grey, Kerry-Anne. December 2019. Are local range expansions in southerly populations of Aloidendron dichotomum early indicators of a future range shift?
Hoffenberg, Amy. December 2019. Reconstructing the long-term history of water quality and availability using fossil diatoms at an agricultural site in the Cape lowlands (Supervisors: Lindsey Gillson, Cherie Forbes)
Horbst, Sandra. December 2019. Visual health assessment of parous female southern right whales (Eubalaena australis) off the southern Cape coast, South Africa.
Muller, Rebecca. December 2019. The urban ecology of crowned eagles. (Supervisors: Arjun Amar, Petra Sumasgutner, Shane McPherson)
Ncube, Thinabakho. December 2019. The effect of fire frequency and seasonality on the population dynamics of the critically endangered Clanwilliam cedar (Supervisor: Vernon Visser)
Schroeder, Michelle. December 2019. Causes and rates of cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) mortality in South African reserves. (Supervisors: Justin O'Riain, Vincent van der Merwe, Vincent Naude)
Steyn, Clara. December 2019. Changes in food-web structure and energy flow in kelp forest ecosystems on the south-west coast of South Africa following the invasion of Jasus lalandii. (Supervisors: Lynne Shannon, Laura Blamey)
Venter, Olivia. December 2019. Effects of burrowing sandprawns (Callichirus kraussi) on urban estuarine water quality (Supervisor: Deena Pillay)
Weiss, Joshua. December 2019. Spatio-temporal changes in riparian vegetation of the Kruger National Park: drivers and implications for biodiversity. (Supervisors: Michael Cramer, Dave Thompson)