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Bourne, Amanda. Dec 2020. Can social behaviour, particularly load-sharing, buffer against fitness costs associated with heat stress? http://hdl.handle.net/11427/32474

Lowney, Anthony. Dec 2020. Sociable weaver nests as a resource to local animal communities. (Supervisor: Robert Thomson).

McClean, Luke. Dec 2020. Coevolution in a little-known family of brood-parasitic birds: The Honeyguides. (Supervisors: Claire Spottiswoode, Nicholas Horrocks) https://open.uct.ac.za/handle/11427/32856

Masters by dissertation

Osborne, Alexis. Dec 2020. Understanding moult patterns in Albatrosses and Petrels breeding on Marion and Gough Islands. (Supervisor: Peter Ryan).  https://open.uct.ac.za/handle/11427/32321

Weideman, Eleanor. Dec 2020. Quantifying land-based sources of plastic pollution in South Africa. (Supervisor: Peter Ryan).  https://open.uct.ac.za/handle/11427/32362

Conservation Biology MSc

Brink, René. 2020. Do circular development buffers capture the breeding and non-breeding movements of territorial raptors? (Supervisors: Arjun Amar, Megan Murgatroyd).  https://open.uct.ac.za/handle/11427/33229

Cerrilla, Cecilia. 2020. The impact of invasive fish on the endangered Clanwilliam Sandfish in the Oorlogskloof River, Northern Cape, South Africa. (Supervisors: Jeremy Shelton, Cecile Reed and Bruce Paxton). http://hdl.handle.net/11427/32205 

Eastment, Conor. 2020, Decadal trends of rainfall, fire and vegetation in north-east Namibia: an approach combining repeat photography and remote sensing.  (Supervisors: Lindsey Gillson, Glynis Humphrey and Timm Hoffman). https://open.uct.ac.za/handle/11427/32258

Gedert, Jennifer. 2020. Estimating population size of Micro frogs Microbatrachella capensis using Acoustic Spatial Capture Recapture. https://open.uct.ac.za/handle/11427/32638

Harper, Jack. 2020. Assessing the climate change vulnerability of reptile and amphibian species found within Table Mountain National Park. (Supervisors: Susie Cunningham, Wendy Foden and Nicola van Wilgen). https://open.uct.ac.za/handle/11427/32495

Montrond, Gilson. 2020. An assessment of bycatch of turtles and seabirds by artisanal and industrial fisheries in Cape Verde waters. (Supervisors: Peter Ryan and Ross Wanless). https://open.uct.ac.za/handle/11427/32854

Orolowitz, Matthew. 2020. Life on the edge: does body size dictate how birds deal with the heat in South Africa's most extreme desert? (Supervisor: Susie Cunningham). https://open.uct.ac.za/handle/11427/32497

Sheridan, Kate. 2020. Influences on shark risk perception with contrasting human-shark conflict interventions. (Supervisors: Justin O'Riain, Nicoli Natrass). https://open.uct.ac.za/handle/11427/33023

Stanbridge, Debbie. 2020. Rhinos on the move: what can Kruger's black rhinos tell us about the genetic consequences of translocation? (Supervisors: Justin O'Riain, Nikki le Roex). https://open.uct.ac.za/handle/11427/32994 

Wilson, Luke. 2020. A first assessment of the impacts of artificial waterholes in Zambezi National Park, Zimbabwe on surrounding vegetation. (Supervisors: Timm Hoffman, Angela Ferguson and David Cumming). https://open.uct.ac.za/handle/11427/32361