Dissertation and project lists

Doctoral theses

Adekola, Oluwadunsin Emmanuel. December 2022.  Moult as a dynamic link in the annual cycle of birds: insights from seabirds and a long-distance migratory raptor. (Supervisor: Peter Ryan).

Brink, Christiaan. April 2022. The role of supplementary feeding sites in vulture conservation in South Africa. (Supervisors: Robert Thomson, Arjun Amar, Andrea Santangeli). 

du Toit, Carla. July 2022. Mechanosensory structures in the beaks of probe-foraging birds in relation to their foraging ecology. (Supervisors: Susie Cunningham, Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan).

MSc by dissertation

Dakwa, Farisayi. Dec 2022. Influence of ecosystem variability on the demography and reproductive performance of two Eudyptes penguins, Macaroni and Eastern Rockhopper Penguins, at sub-Antarctic Marion Island, 1994–2019.. (Supervisors: Peter Ryan, Azwianewi Makhado)

Conservation Biology MSc

Hickman, Rowan. March 2022. How does surface mining impact surrounding Miombo woodland bird communities? (Supervisors: Gabriel Jamie, Claire Spottiswoode).

Denner, Candice. Dec 2022. Understanding the socio-economic contributions of different wildlife ranching business models in South Africa. (Supervisors:  Alta de Vos, Hayley Clements, Matthew Child and Timm Hoffman)

du Plessis, Nicola. Dec 2022.   Could catchment conservation be funded through urban water tariffs? A case study of three South African cities.  (Supervisors: Jane Turpie, Martine Visser and Pippin Anderson).

Guta, Ricardo  Dec 2022.  Distribution and phylogenetic inference within the flightless spring katydids (Tettigoniidae: Brinckiella Chopard, 1955) in the Greater Cape Floristic Region.  (Supervisors: Charlene Janion-Scheepers, Piotr Naskrecki).

Plaistowe, Jonathan. Dec 2022.An assessment of critical carbon services and water resources in South Africa’s terrestrial protected area network. (Supervisors: Wendy Foden, Patrick O'Farrell, and Timm Hoffman).

Walker, Gemma. Dec 2022. T The effects of urbanisation on bee and wasp communities in Cape Town, South Africa. (Supervisors: Charlene Janion-Scheepers, Peta Brom, Patrick O'Farrell)