Dissertation and project lists

Doctoral theses

Bourne, Amanda. Dec 2020. Can sociality buffer the impacts of climate change on a cooperatively-breeding bird, the southern pied babbler Turdoides bicolor? (Supervisors: Susie Cunningham, Mandy Ridley, Claire Spottiswoode).

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

McClean, Luke. Dec 2020. Coevolution between brood-parasitic honeyguides and their hosts. (Supervisors: Claire Spottiswoode, Nicholas Horrocks).

Masters by dissertation

Osborne, Alexis. Dec 2020. Understanding moult patterns in Albatrosses and Petrels breeding on Marion and Gough Islands. (Supervisor: Peter Ryan).

Weideman, Eleanor. Dec 2020. Quantifying land-based sources of plastic pollution in South Africa. (Supervisor: Peter Ryan).

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).  

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). 

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). 

Gedert, Jennifer. 2020. Estimating population size of Micro frogs Microbatrachella capensis using Acoustic Spatial Capture Recapture. (Supervisors: John Measey and Res Altwegg).

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).

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).

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)

Sheridan, Kate. 2020. Influences on shark risk perception with contrasting human-shark conflict interventions. (Supervisors: Justin O'Riain, Nicoli Natrass). 

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).

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)