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Zoology Masters Students

AFRIYIE-Agyemang, Sarah

Email:  afrsa976@student.otago.ac.nz

Course:  Master of Wildlife Management

Supervisor:  Philip Seddon, Yolanda van Heezik

Topic:   Assessing the success of a North Island robin translocation.

BALSOM, Blair

Email:  balbl991@student.otago.ac.nz

Course:  MSc (Zoology)

Supervisors:  Sheri Johnson, Yolanda van Heezik

Topic:  Reproduction and development of the katipo spider.

BEER, Anusha

Email:  veran325@student.otago.ac.nz

Course:  MSc (Ecology)

Supervisors:  Robert Poulin, Travis Ingram, Haseeb Randhawa

Topic: Parasitic assemblages in rajid skates

BENNETT, Jerusha

Email:  benje870@student.otago.ac.nz

Course:  MSc (Ecology)

Supervisors:  Robert Poulin, Haseeb Randhawa

Topic: 

BOGISCH, Megan

Email: bogme528@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Zoology)

Supervisor: Christoph Matthaei, Gerry Closs

Topic:  

CARLIN, Lisa

Email: carli525@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Ecology)

Supervisor: Christoph Matthaei, Jay Piggott

Topic:  Effects of water abstraction and fine sediment on stream algae.

CHEN, Pei Ling (Jessica)

Email: cheje729@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Zoology)

Supervisor: Jenny Jandt

Topic:  

CHIA, Jolyn

Email: chijo201@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Zoology)

Supervisor: Mark Lokman

Topic:  Effects of an ACTH antagonist on adrenal cortex function in eel.

DE SA ROCHA MELLO, Ricardo

Email:  desri107@student.otago.ac.nz

Course:  MSc (Zoology)

Supervisor:  Alison Cree

Topic:  Feasibility of using pattern-recognition software for photographic identification of tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus).

FOOTE, Imogen

Email:  fooim076@student.otago.ac.nz

Course:  MSc (Zoology)

Supervisor:  Bruce Robertson

Topic:   Population structure and the influences of animal personality on reproductive success in male NZ sea lions.   

FUNNELL, Lucian

Email: funlu166@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Ecol)

Supervisor: Christoph Matthaei

Topic:  

GARDINER-RODDEN, Jemima

Email: garje512@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Papers)

Supervisor: Alison Cree

Topic:  

HAULTAIN, Samantha

Email:   sam.haultain@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Course:   MSc (Wildlife Management)

Supervisors:   Yolanda van Heezik, Bruce Robertson

Topic:   Genetic management strategies for a captive threatened lizard population: the Otago Skink (Oligosoma otagense).

HAYWARD, Matthew

Email:  hayma672@student.otago.ac.nz

Course:  MSc (Zoology)

Supervisors:  Alison Mercer

Topic: 

HERBISON, Ryan

Email: herry790@student.otago.ac.nz

Course:  MSc (Zoology)

Supervisors: Robert Poulin

Topic: 

HOLMES, Hazel

Email:   holha077@student.otago.ac.nz

Course:   MSc (Zoology)

Supervisors:  Mark Lokman

Topic:   Molecular switches that drive the egg number vs egg size trade off in fish.  

JOHNSTON, David

Email: johda957@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Marine Science)

Supervisor: Liz Slooten, Steve Dawson (Marine Science)

Topic:  

JONES, Morgan

Email: jonmo618@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Genetics)

Supervisor: Caroline Beck, Tim Hore (Anatomy)

Topic:

KRÜGER, Katharina

Email:  kruka320@student.otago.ac.nz

Course:  Master of Wildlife Management

Supervisor:  Philip Seddon, Yolanda van Heezik

Topic:  Visitor densities and behaviour influencing captive-held Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) behaviour and spatial distribution.

KEELING, Helen

Email: keehe387@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Zoology)

Supervisor:  Marc Schallenberg, Gerry Closs, Carolyn Burns

Topic: 

KELMAN, Emma

Email: kelem208@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Zoology)

Supervisor: Bruce Robertson

Topic:

KERR, Nicola

Email: kerni797@student.otago.ac.nz

Course:  MSc (Ecology)

Supervisor:  Travis Ingram, Christoph Matthaei

Topic: Individual variation in behaviour and resource use in the native New Zealand fish Gobiomorphus cotidianus

KISELEVA, Yulia

Email: kisyu950@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Ecology)

Supervisor: Haseeb Randhawa (Botany), Steve Wing (Marine Science), Robert Poulin

Topic:

LAMB, Simon

Email: lamsi591@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Zoology)

Supervisor: Sheri Johnson

Topic:

LOCKTON, Katherine

Email: locka560@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Papers)

Supervisor: Hamish Spencer 

Topic:    Genetic analysis of New Zealand Lasaea species:  analysing genetic divergence, ploidy levels and population structure.   

MCAULAY, Jamie

Email: mcaja082@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Zoology)

Supervisor:  Phil Seddon, Jo Monks (Department of Conservation), Deb Wilson (Landcare Research)

Topic:  Estimating risk to alpine fauna - diet of alpine stoats.   

MCKENZIE-ONAH, Renate

Email:  mckre216@student.otago.ac.nz

Course:  Master of Wildlife Management

Supervisor:  Philip Seddon, Yolanda van Heezik

Topic: 

McPHERSON, Te Aroha (Olivia)

Email: mcpte609@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Ecology)

Supervisor: Robert Poulin, Haseeb Randhawa

Topic: 

MARUVADA, Naga Aishwarya Prabhat

Email: marpr030@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Papers)

Supervisor: Gerry Closs

Topic: 

MILNER-JONES, Meghan

Email: milme966@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Zoology)

Supervisor: Bruce Robertson

Topic: 

MISCHLER, Claudia

Email: miscl199@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Zoology)

Supervisor: Bruce Robertson

Topic: 

MOORE, Freya

Email: moofr192@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: Master of Wildlife Management

Supervisor: Phil Seddon

Topic: 

MURALIDHAR, Aishwarya (Ash)

Email: murai452@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Zoology)

Supervisor: Yolanda van Heezik, Philip Seddon

Topic:  Predator recognition and response in South Island Robins:  the nature of alarm calls, breeding behaviour, and habitat selection due to predation.

NIU, Yibin (Echo)

Email: niuec441@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: Master of Wildlife Management

Supervisor:Phil Seddon

Topic:  

PARLI, Adele

Email: parad601@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Papers)

Supervisor: Sheri Johnson

Topic:   

PEREIRA, Shanelle

Email: persh727@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: Master of Wildlife Management (Papers)

Supervisor: Phil Seddon

Topic:  

SEED, Richard

Email: seeri921@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: Master of Wildlife Management (Papers)

Supervisor: Phil Seddon

Topic:

SEWELL, Rebecca

Email: sewre519@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Zoology)

Supervisor: Phil Bishop, Barbara Barrett

Topic: 

SOMERFORD, Tamlyn

Email: somta876@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Marine)

Supervisor: Steve Dawson (Marine), Liz Slooten, Will Rayment (Marine)

Topic:  

TERLINDEN, Rachel

Email: terra146@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Papers)

Supervisor: Jenny Jandt 

Topic:   

THOMSON, Hilary

Email: thohi434@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Zoology)

Supervisor: Sheri Johnson

Topic:   Social isolation anxiety and repeatability of personality-related behaviours in zebrafish.

THOMSON-LAING, Georgia

Email: thoge277@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Zoology)

Supervisor:  Mark Lokman

Topic: 

TOBIAS, Zachary (Zac)

Email: tobza053@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Zoology)

Supervisor:  Robert Poulin

Topic: 

WARD, Matthew

Email:   warma196@student.otago.ac.nz

Course:  MSc (Ecology)

Supervisor:    Christoph Matthaei, Jay Piggott

Topic:  Effects of water abstraction and fine sediment on stream invertebrates.

WEBB, Ellen

Email: webel643@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: Master of Wildlife Management (Papers)

Supervisor: Phil Seddon

Topic:  

WESNEY, Joseph

Email: wesjo697@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: Master of Wildlife Management

Supervisor: Philip Seddon, Yolanda van Heezik

WICKMAN, Lindsay

Email: wicli336@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Marine)

Supervisor: Steve Dawson (Marine), Liz Slooten, Will Rayment (Marine)

Topic:  

WILSON, Shaun

Email: shaun.wilson@otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Zoology)

Supervisor: Liz Slooten, Ewan Fordyce (Geology)

Topic: Population variation in cranial morphology of the killer whale (Oscines orca).

XU, Sichen (Jeremy)

Email: xusl0413@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Zoology)

Supervisor: Gerry Closs

Topic:  Growth and density of rainbow trout in response to summer drought in the Cardrona river.    

YEE, Grace

Email: yeegr750@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Zoology)

Supervisor: Travis Ingram, Priscilla Wehi (Landcare Research)

Topic: Diet and habitat use of Chatham Island rats