MSc

MSc in Entomology

Miss Eloise Butcher Identifying the chemical cues used by drones of Apis mellifera
Mr Ruben Cruywagen Investigating how short-term adaptation alters the evolutionary fate of populations
Mrs Zinhle Dlamini-Gama  
Miss Mmatlala Koka  
Miss Takalani Makhanthisa Effectiveness of selected cattle-administered endectocides to reduce malaria-vector mosquitoes
Miss Idea Makowe  
Miss Minah Molomo Influence of abiotic and biotic mortality factors on the African citrus psyllid
Miss Pertunia Moropa Effect of development in different host fruit on adult body condition, wing morphology and flight of the oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis
Mr Alex Nepomuceno Predicting the phylogeny of Scarabaeini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) using cuticular hydrocarbon profiles and gland morphology
Mr Siphephelo Phungula Environmental determinants of the abundance of the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
Miss Onkgopotse Seabi Incidence of Wolbachia in tephritid fruit flies from the South African Highveld and Lowveld against a backdrop of fly diversity
Miss Anika Steynberg The effects of pollutants on the flight parameters of honeybees (Apis mellifera)

MSc in Wildlife Management

Miss Caroline Hannweg  
Mr Tlaishego Nkoana Temporal changes in food resource availability of bat assemblages in karst landacapes
Mr Frans Reyneke  
Miss Monique Shanahan Variation in abundance and body condition of the Meletse bat assemblage, Limpopo Province, South Africa
Miss Nairobi Tsie Interactions between burrowing mammals and predators
Cornelia van der Berg Direct human-elephant conflict and common factors associated with aggression in elephants (Loxodonta africana Blumenbach, 1797) in South Africa
Henry van Lelyveld Selective foraging strategies of African elephants (Loxodonta africana Blumenbach, 1797) across a rainfall gradient in South Africa

MSc in Zoology

Miss Simone Ackermann Environmental effects on the circadian systems of a diurnal (Rhabdomys dilectus) and nocturnal (Micaelamys namaquensis) rodent species: with specific reference to light pollution
Miss Charisma Adlem  
Miss Arantxa Blecher Developing a novel technique for monitoring reproductive patterns in the scales of the Ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii), using their scales as a hormone matrix
Miss Lee-Anne Botha Risk analysis of invasive freshwater crayfish for South Africa
Miss Elmé Brand Investigating the phylogeography and venom composition of rinkhals, Hemachatus haemachatus (Elapidae), across South Africa
Mr Bruce Crossey An assessment of diet and physiological stress in captive and free-ranging African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) from southern Africa
Miss Andine Erasmus Investigating the effect of social bonding and a familiar rodent-model on the plasma oxytocin and faecal corticosterone metabolite levels in Sprague Dawley albino laboratory rats
Miss Emma Jepsen Physiological stress and diet determination in captive and free-roaming tigers (Panthera tigris) in South Africa
Mr Johannes Joubert  
Miss Candice Lamb Quantification of bioturbation by soil organisms in savannas
Miss Tshepiso Majelantle Evaluation of anthropogenic disturbance on African clawless otter (Aonyx capensis) physiological stress, behaviour, and population density using non-invasive methods
Miss Lindelani Makuya An assessment of the environmental influence and socio-economic impacts of Rattus species in urban areas in Gauteng Province, South Africa
Miss Sekgwari Malematja  
Miss Keamogetswe Maswanganyi  
Miss Shannon Mitchell The genetic structure, phylogeography and geometric morphometrics of cork-lid trapdoor spiders, Stasimopus Simon, 1892 (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Ctenizidae) in the Karoo
Miss Puseletso Motsomane The impact of Australian acacias (Acacia species) invasions on small mammal community structure in natural grasslands in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa
Miss Andisiwe Mvunelo  
Miss Tasha Oosthuizen Effects of animal personality and satiation on foraging decisions of the Namaqua rock mouse (Micaelamys namaquensis) under threat of predation and intraspecific competition
Mr Tenzin Phillips The evaluation of photogrammetric software, hardware and capture protocols in the 3D modelling of animal tracks
Dr Liezl Pretorius  
Mr Gordon Ringani Stable isotope analysis of invasive Rattus congenerics in Gauteng Province, South Africa
Miss Monique van Dyke The home range, daily and seasonal field metabolic rate and energy expenditure of the Aardvark (Orycteropus afer) in the Waterberg of South Africa
Mr Albertus van Jaarsveld Thermoregulatory adaptations to tree cavity microclimates in endotherms living in a hot desert
Mr André van Tonder A multidisciplinary approach to assess intermittent breeding of southern elephant seal, Mirounga leonina, at Marion Island

 

- Author C. Weldon

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