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Mr Martin Emmanual

Thesis: TBA
Department: Biological Sciences
Supervisor : Dr Deena Pillay

Mr Stewart Norman

Thesis: TBA
Department: Biological Sciences
Supervisor : A/Prof Colin Attwood

Ms Leslie Roberson

Mr Welly Qwabe

Thesis: Interactive effects of nutrients and grazing on soft-sediment communities
Department: Biological Sciences
Supervisor : Dr Deena Pillay

Ms Saachi Sadchatheeswaran

Thesis: Invasions on rocky shores: Implications for community structure and ecosystem functioning
Department: Biological Sciences
Supervisor(s): A/Prof. Coleen Moloney; Dr Lynne Shannon and Dr Tammy Robinson (SUN)

Mr Louis du Buisson

Thesis: Characterisation, behaviour and role of micronektonic organisms in the oceanic pelaigc marine ecosystem of the Mozambique Channel: a dual acoustic and modelling approach.
Department: Biological Sciences
Supervisors : Dr Olivier Maury, Dr Frederic Ménard, A/Prof Coleen Moloney

Ms Dale Arendse

Thesis: Culture technology for the Scallop Pecten sulcicostatus, from False Bay, South Africa
Department(s): Biological Sciences
Supervisor(s): Prof Charles Griffiths

Ms Paula De Coito

Thesis: Phylogeography and population genetics of Siphonaria, an intertidal limpet
Department(s): Biological Sciences & University of Stellenbosch
Supervisor(s): Prof George Branch, Prof Terry Hedderson & A/Prof Rairi Bowie

Ms Melanie Smith

Thesis:Evaluation of Marine Protected Areas as a management strategy for valuable migratory marine resources
Department(s): Biological Sciences
Supervisor(s): A/Prof Colin Attwood, Dr David Kaplan & Dr Dave Japp

Ms Grea Groenwaldt

Thesis: Bioenergetic modelling of development, growth and reproduction of small pelagic fish in the Benguela (working title)
Department(s): Biological Sciences
Supervisor(s): A/Prof Coleen Moloney, Dr Carl van der Lingen

Ms Christo Whittle

Thesis: Characterization of the Agulhas Bank Cold Ridge feature using satellite and in situ data
Department(s): Oceanography
Supervisor(s): Dr Mathieu Rouault andProf. F. Shillington

Mr Warren Joubert

Thesis: Seasonal and Interannual variability of Productivity in the Southern Ocean South of Africa
Department(s): Oceanography, Biological Sciences & CSIR
Supervisor(s): Dr Howard Waldron, A/Prof Mike Lucas & Dr Pedro Monteiro

Ms Penny Driver

Thesis: “Factors influencing rainfall over southern Africa in 1997-1998 and
2009-2010: A study of two anomalous El Nino events”
Department(s): Oceanography
Supervisor(s): Prof Chris Reason & Prof Frank Shillington

Ms Lisa Guastella

Thesis: The Durban eddy
Department(s): Oceanography
Supervisor(s): Prof Frank Shillington

Ms Charlene da Silva

Thesis: Spatio-temporal behaviour of smoothhound sharks (Mustelus mustelus) off Southern Africa
Department(s): Biological Sciences
Supervisor(s): A/Prof Colin Attwood

Ms Marieke Bos-Norton

Thesis:TBA
Department(s): Ma-Re & Social Anthropology
Supervisor(s): A/Prof Astrid Jarre & A/Prof Lesley Green

Ms Jennifer Olbers

Thesis:Taxonomy and biodiversity of the brittle stars (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea) of South Africa
Department(s): Biological Sciences
Supervisor(s): Prof Charles Griffiths

Ms Cloverley Lawrence

Thesis: Factors influencing seagrass decline in the Langebaan Lagoon – overfishing, anthropogenic drivers and climate.
Department: Biological Sciences
Supervisors : Dr Deena Pillay, Dr Stephen Lamberth, A/Prof Astrid Jarre

Ms Zanne (Susanna) Zeeman

Thesis: Ecosystem effects of the invasive mussel, Semimytilus algosus, on the west coast of South Africa
Department: Biological Sciences
Supervisors : Dr Deena Pillay, Prof George Branch

Mr Bernardino Malauene

Thesis: Environmental influences on the penaeid shrimp population on the Sofala bank, Mozambique Channel
Department: Biological Sciences
Supervisors : A/Prof Coleen Moloney, Dr Mike Roberts, Dr Francis Marsac

Ms Rachel Cooper

Thesis: Understanding the Socio-Ecological System of the Hake Fishery through Modelling
Department: Biological Sciences
Supervisor : A/Prof Astrid Jarre, Dr Yunne Shin and Prof Tony Leiman

Ms Josephine Ffion Atkins

Thesis: Phytoplankton Community Structure in the southern Benguela. An observation and modeling approach
Department: Oceanography
Supervisor : Stewart Bernard (CSIR), Jenny Veitch (Oceanography), Coleen Moloney (Biological Science) and Eric Machu (IRD)

Mr Beenesh-Anand Motah

Thesis: Multi-species approach of the spatial dynamics tropical tunas in the Indian Ocean : contribution of tagging-recapture data
Department: Oceanography
Supervisors : Prof John Field and Dr Francis Marsac

Mr Tiago Queiroz

Thesis: Ocean Atmosphere Interaction in the Tropical Southeast Atlantic and its relation to the Angola/Benguela upwelling system.
Department: Oceanography
Supervisors : Dr. Mathieu Rouault, Dr. Chris Reason, Dr. Juliet Hermes & Dr. Jenny Veitch

Ms Kate Robinson

Thesis: Robben Island African Penguin foraging behaviour, prey availability, diet composition, and body condition indices as leading indicators of foraging strategies and population dynamics.
Department: Biological Sciences
Supervisors : Prof Les Underhill, Associate Professor, Rob Crawford, Dr. Richard Sherley and Dr. Antje Steinfurth
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Mr Morgan Brand

Thesis: The role of Ulva, grown in abalone effluent waters, on carbohydrate metabolism, feed attractiveness and its potential as a supplement for fishmeal based feeds for the cultured abalone Haliotis midae
Department: Biological Sciences
Supervisor : Prof John Bolton (UCT) and Dr Brett Macey (DAFF)

Ms Emily McGregor

Thesis: Evaluating the implementation efficacy of an Ecosystems Approach to Fisheries management in the South African sardine fishery
Department: Biological Sciences
Supervisor : A/Prof Astrid Jarre, Dr Carl van der Lingen and Prof Douglas Wilson

Ms Erich Kock

Thesis: Systematics of Asteroidea
Department: Biological Sciences
Supervisor : Prof Charlie Griffiths

Mr Jock Currie

Thesis: Measuring change and describing historical baselines on the Agulhas Bank, using historical trawl surveys
Department: Biological Sciences
Supervisor : A/Prof Colin Attwood and Dr Francis Marsac

Ms Karen Tunley

Thesis: Environmental and fisheries impacts on two sole (Austroglossus spp.) species in South Africa
Department: Biological Sciences
Supervisor : A/Prof Colin Attwood and Dr Lara Atkinson

Mr William Robinson

Thesis: Penguin–fishery population modelling
Department: Applied Mathematics
Supervisor : Prof D.S Butterworth and Dr E.E Plaganyi-LLoyd

Ms Helena F. Geromont

Thesis: Generic Management Procedures
Department: Applied Mathematics
Supervisor : Prof D.S Butterworth

Mr Liam Furman

Thesis: TBA
Department: Applied Mathematics
Supervisor : Prof D.S Butterworth

Ms Noelle Tubbs

Thesis: Heat tolerance in African penguins in the face of climate change
Department: Biological Sciences
Supervisor : Dr Lorien Pichegru, A/Prof Peter Ryan and Dr Jonathan Green (University of Liverpool UK)

Ms Alistair McIntyre McInnes

Thesis: At-sea behavioural ecology of African Penguins: implications for Marine Protected Areas.
Department: Biological Sciences
Supervisor : A/Prof. Peter Ryan, Dr Lorien Pichegru, Dr Miguel Lacerda

Mr Otto Whitehead

Thesis: Foraging ecology and diving behaviour of crested penguins at Marion Island, sub-Antarctica.
Department: Biological Sciences
Supervisor : A/Prof Peter Ryan and Dr Yan Ropert-Coudert

Mr Dominic Paul Rollinson

Thesis: Mitigating seabird bycatch in the SA pelagic long-line fishery
Department: Biological Sciences
Supervisor : A/Prof Peter Ryan & Dr Ross Wanless

Ms Caitlynne Francis

Thesis: Systematic study of red algal genus Laurencia Lamouroux
Department: Biological Sciences
Supervisor : Prof John J. Bolton, Assoc. Prof. Robert J. Anderson and Dr Lydiane Mattio

Mr Mark Rothman

Thesis: Biology and distribution of the kelps Ecklonia maxima and Laminaria pallida.
Department: Biological Sciences
Supervisor : Prof John J. Bolton and Assoc. Prof. Robert J. Anderson

Ms Lineekela Kandjengo

Thesis: A molecular analysis of the Ulvaceae of Southern Africa, with an emphasis on farmed species and occurrence of introduced species
Department: Biological Sciences
Supervisor : Prof John J. Bolton

Mr G. M. Joubert (Michael)

Thesis: Investigating the use of Seaweed (Ulva spp) in a 3-tank Modular Integrated Multi-trophic Seaweed Abalone Flow-through Aquaculture System
Department: Biological Sciences
Supervisor : Prof John J. Bolton and Dr Trevor Probyn

Ms Kelsey Draper

Thesis: Modelling, Well-being, and the politics of decision making in the Namibian hake fishery
Department: Biological Sciences
Supervisor : Dr. Lesley Green & Dr. Barbara Paterson

Mr Christopher Scott Bova

Thesis: Market and non-market values of sharks in coastal South African waters
Department: Economics
Supervisor : Prof Tony Leiman

Mr Mohammed Akthar Riad Sultan

Thesis: A bio-economic analysis of marine protected areas as an ecosystem-based fishery management against environmental shocks in Mauritius
Department: Economics
Supervisor : Prof Tony Leiman

Ms Jackie Sunde

Thesis: Transforming the governance of small-scale fisheries in South Africa: the contribution of customary law, institutions and practices
Department: Environmental and Geographical Sciences
Supervisor : A/Prof Merle Sowman and Dr Maarten Bavinck

Mr Aphiwe Lonwabo Bewana

Thesis: Rethinking governance of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)
Department: Environmental and Geographical Sciences
Supervisor : A/Prof Merle Sowman and Dr. Serge Raemaekers

Ms Philile Mbatha

Thesis: Towards innovative governance approaches for sustainable rural coastal livelihoods in South Africa
Department: Environmental and Geographical Sciences
Supervisor : A/Prof Merle Sowman and Dr. Ajit Menon

Mr Oliver John Schultz

Thesis: Power and democracy in fisheries governance
Department: Environmental and Geographical Sciences
Supervisor : A/Prof Merle Sowman

Ms Kashiefa Parker

Thesis: Human Dimensions of Marine Protected Areas – the case of the Struisbaai small scale fishers
Department: Environmental and Geographical Sciences
Supervisor : A/Prof Merle Sowman and Dr. Serge Raemaekers

Ms Nadine Soutschka

Thesis: Stock trends of Liza richardsonii in the Olifants River Estuary
Department: Environmental and Geographical Sciences
Supervisor : A/Prof Merle Sowman

Mr John-Paul Crowe

Thesis: Profile of the Recreational Fishing Sector in Struisbaai
Department: Environmental and Geographical Sciences
Supervisor : Dr. Serge Raemaekers

Ms Robyn Payne

Thesis: Profile of the Recreational Fishing Sector in Struisbaai
Department: Environmental and Geographical Sciences
Supervisor : Dr. Serge Raemaekers

Ms Ropafadzo Kelebuhile Moyo

Thesis: Ecology and behaviour of burrowing prawns and their burrow symbionts.
Department: Biological Sciences
Supervisor : Dr Deena Pillay

Ms Jessica Dawson

Thesis: The role of hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibious capensis) in energy transfer between terrestrial and estuarine habitats in the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park
Department: Biological Sciences
Supervisor : Dr Deena Pillay

Ms Jessica Dawson

Thesis: The role of hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibious capensis) in energy transfer between terrestrial and estuarine habitats in the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park
Department: Biological Sciences
Supervisor : Dr Deena Pillay

Ms Amy Wright

Thesis: TBA
Department: Biological Sciences
Supervisor : Dr Deena Pillay

Mr Martin Emmanuel

Thesis: TBA
Department: Biological Sciences
Supervisor : Dr Deena Pillay

Ms Alexa Prinsloo

Thesis: TBA
Department: Biological Sciences
Supervisor : Dr Deena Pillay

Ms Marie Smith

Thesis: Use of high resolution ocean colour imagery and spectral reflectance classification algorithms to map the productivity and water quality of bays and estuaries in Southern Africa
Department: Oceanography
Supervisor : Dr Stewart Bernard (CSIR) and Dr Jenny Veitch (Oceanography)

Mr Luke Gregor

Thesis: Resolving interannual variability and trends in ocean-atmosphere fluxes of CO­2 in the Southern Ocean using empirical modelling approaches
Department: Oceanography
Supervisor : Dr Howard Waldron (Oceanography) and Dr Pedro Monteiro (CSIR)

Mr Jerome Guiet

Thesis: Impact of climate change on the biodiversity of global marine ecosystems
Department: Oceanography
Supervisor : Dr Philippe Cury, Dr Olivier Maury and Dr Jean Christophe Poggiale (All IRD)

Mr Emma Bone

Thesis: Phytoplankton fluorescence
Department: Oceanography
Supervisor : Dr. Sandy Thomalla, Dr. Stewart Bernard and Dr. Howard Waldron

Mr Patrick Vianello

Thesis: Ocean circulation South of Magadascar
Department: Oceanography
Supervisor : Dr Mathieu Rouault and Dr Isabelle Ansorge