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Geography Alumni 2016

Gillian Elliot

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
Topic: Exploring nature as representation and young adults’ conceptualisations of nature in the user-generated online world: Nature 2.0
Advisors: Claire Freeman; Erika Pearson (Media, Film & Communication)


Sanju Koirala

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
Topic: Hydropower Induced Displacement in Nepal
Advisors: Doug Hill; Richard Morgan


Gonzalo Mardones Rivera

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
Topic: Protected areas and local communities in the temperate rainforest of southern Chile
Advisors: Claire Freeman; Richard Morgan


Daniel Basubas

Master of Science - MSc
Topic: Variation in flowering patterns and flowering phenology in alpine cushion plants in response to microclimate
Supervisors: Ralf Ohlemüller; Janice Lord (Botany); Jeremiah Deng (Information Science)


Jeremy Bell

Master of Science - MSc
Topic: Avalanche awareness and decision making in backcountry terrain, Craigieburn Valley Ski Area, New Zealand
Supervisor: Nicolas Cullen


Ross Carter

Master of Science - MSc
Topic: Pendulum swing in environmental regulation: A case study of coal seam gas New South Wales
Supervisor: Richard Morgan


Amy Clarke

Master of Science - MSc
Topic: Climatic Correlates of Plant Species Distributions in Alpine New Zealand
Supervisors: Ralf Ohlemüller; Janice Lord (Botany)


Emily Diack

Master of Science - MSc
Topic: Nutrient Concentrations in the Rivers of the Southern Alps: A Proxy Indicator for Reference Water Quality Conditions in New Zealand
Supervisor: Sarah Mager


Charles Forsyth

Master of Science - MSc
Topic: Southern South Island silver beech (L. menziesii) forests: growth rates and potential natural distribution
Supervisor: Ralf Ohlemüller


Alexander Geddes

Master of Science - MSc
Topic: An investigation of dynamic surface elevation and volume changes of Tasman Glacier using multi-temporal ASTER derived digital elevation models
Supervisors: Nicolas Cullen; Pascal Sirguey (School of Surveying)


Liam Koedyk

Master of Science - MSc
Topic: The impact of uncertainty between PET methods on projections of river flow under climate change in the upper Waikaia catchment, New Zealand.
Supervisor: Daniel Kingston


Alice Trevelyan

Master of Science - MSc
Topic: Quantifying fog deposition, evapotranspiration, and water yield in snow tussock grasslands
Supervisor: Sarah Mager


Jessica Pullen

Master of Applied Science – MAppSc
Topic: Response of Dairy Farmers, Industry and Government to Drought in the Grey Valley, West Coast - An inquiry into environmental circumstances and multi-level management
Supervisors: Sean Connelly; Sarah Mager


Gilbert Bowden

Master of Arts - MA
Topic: Youth Unemployment: The key to future political and economic sustainability in a post-conflict country? A case study in Jaffna, Northern Province, Sri Lanka
Supervisor: Tony Binns


Hana Cadzow

Master of Arts
Topic: Empowering Freetown's Women Farmers
Supervisor: Tony Binns


Tim Anderson

Master of Planning - MPlan
Topic: Planning Considerations for Private Boarding Houses: A case study approach in Auckland and Dunedin, New Zealand
Supervisor: Ros Day-Cleavin


James Cummins

Master of Planning – MPlan (PLAN590)
Topic: Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise and Protection Assessment of Low-Lying Coastal Roads
Supervisor: Mike Hilton


Kathleen Haylock

Master of Planning - MPlan
Topic: Local Food Networks and Policy Implementation in Christchurch and Dunedin: A Comparative Case Study
Supervisor: Sean Connelly


Kirstyn Lindsay

Master of Planning - MPlan
Topic: Managing Jurisdictional Overlap for Closed Coastal Landfills: An Evaluation of Cross-jurisdictional Planning Practice within New Zealand
Supervisor: Richard Morgan


Adam McCutcheon

Master of Planning - MPlan
Topic: Arts and Crafts Architecture: Local Visionaries & Modern Interpretations
Supervisor: Michelle Thompson-Fawcett


Ashley Reid

Master of Planning - MPlan
Topic: Māori Cultural Landscapes in Otago: Acknowledgement, Recognition and Preservation
Supervisor: Michelle Thompson-Fawcett


Levi Rona

Master of Planning - MPlan
Topic: E kore e mimiti te puna, ka koropupū, ka koropupū: An investigation into Māori participation in freshwater management in Taranaki
Supervisor: Michelle Thompson-Fawcett


Ranui Ryan

Master of Planning – MPlan (PLAN590)
Topic: Teenage Mothers and Storytelling in Planning Practice
Supervisor: Michelle Thompson-Fawcett


Shenan Stanton

Master of Planning - MPlan (PLAN590)
Topic: Kuleana for ahupua’a – Engaging with native Hawaiian traditional knowledge in adaptation planning for coastal degradation as a result of climate change
Supervisor: Michelle Thompson-Fawcett


Sarah Tapp

Master of Planning – MPlan (PLAN590)
Topic: Gigatown Dunedin: opportunities of community engagement in planning
Supervisor: Ros Day-Cleavin