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PhD

Bibi AbrahimNariefa Abrahim

Thesis Topic: Determining the atmospheric footprint on glacier mass balance in the Southern Alps of New Zealand
Supervisors: Nicolas Cullen, Ralf Ohlemuller
Email: nariefa.abrahim@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Cesar Acevedo Ramirez_webphotoCesar Acevedo Ramirez

Working Thesis Topic: Wave transformation on shore platforms and reef systems
Supervisors: Wayne Stephenson, Sarah Wakes (Centre for Materials Science and Technology)
Email: acece897@student.otago.ac.nz

Altami ArastyAltamiA_photo

Thesis Topic:Climate Change Transnational Governance .
Supervisors: Sean Connelly, Michelle Thompson-Fawcett
Email: altami.arasty@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Jule BarthJule Barth

Thesis Topic: Political subjectivities, knowledge and care
Supervisors: Sophie Bond, Marcelle Dawson (Sociology, Gender Studies and Criminology)
Email: barju991@student.otago.ac.nz

Daniel BasubasDanielB_photo

Thesis Topic: Evaluating community-based initiatives in wildflower harvesting and alien species eradication in South Africa’s sensitive Cape Floral biome
Supervisors: Tony Binns, Etienne Nel, Dr David Bek
Email: basda441@student.otago.ac.nz

Christina BrightBright_photo

Working Topic: The effects of forest clearance on biogeochemical cycles in the Glendhu Experimental Catchments, with a focus on water quality and the export of suspended particulate materials.
Supervisor: Sarah Mager, Richard Morgan, Russell Frew (Chemistry)
Email: chrissy.bright@otago.ac.nz

Rachel FleenerRachel Fleener

Thesis Topic: Collaborative landscape governance and the Conservation Development nexus
Supervisors: Tony Binns, Etienne Nel
Email: flera241@student.otago.ac.nz

Alison FloydAlison Floyd

Thesis Topic: Place and how dominant narratives shape socio-political-environmental policies on the West Coast of New Zealand
Supervisors: Sean Connelly, Etienne Nel
Email: alison.floyd@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Chaz ForsythChazF_photo

Thesis Topic: Firearms in the New Zealand Community
Supervisors: Etienne Nel, Nathan Berg (Economics), Samara McPhedran
Email: forch209@student.otago.ac.nz

Bruno Gomes Marques

Thesis Topic: Therapeutic landscapes and Indigenous knowledge: The role of culture, health and landscape
Supervisors: Claire Freeman, Lynette Carter (Te Tumu School of Māori, Pacific Island and Indigenous Studies)
Email: gombr611@student.otago.ac.nz

Sargam GoundarSargam Goundar

Thesis Topic:
Supervisors: Claire Freeman, Tony Binns
Email: sargam.goundar@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Sophie HortonSophie Horton

Thesis Topic: Marine terrace development, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Supervisors: Wayne Stephenson, Mark Dickson (School of Environment at Auckland University)
Email: horso268@student.otago.ac.nz

Dyanna JollyDyannaJ_photo

Thesis Topic: Cultural impact assessment: Indigenous planning tool or colonial construct?
Supervisors: Michelle Thompson-Fawcett, Richard Morgan
Email: dyanna.jolly@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Kim KesslerKim Kessler

Thesis Topic: Community-based development in times of a changing climate: Insights from the Fiji Islands
Supervisors: Wayne Stephenson, Tony Binns
Email: kim.kessler@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Raphaël KrierRaphaelK_photo

Thesis Topic: Wave transformation across shore platform: the effects of storms and tides
Supervisors: Wayne Stephenson; Sarah Wakes (Centre for Materials Science and Technology)
Email: raphael.drier@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Jovan Mokaraka-HarrisJovan Mokaraka-Harris

Thesis Topic: Merging the worlds of Geography through a Te Ao Māori worldview
Supervisors: Michelle Thompson-Fawcett, Etienne Nel
Email: mokjo844@student.otago.ac.nz

Duc NguyenDuc Nguyen

Thesis Topic: Coastal dune restoration by constructing notches in the foredune
Supervisors: Mike Hilton, Sarah Wakes (Mathematics)
Email: ngmin204@student.otago.ac.nz

Jokotola OmidijiJokotola Omidiji

Thesis Topic: Beach morphodynamics in a fetch limited environment
Supervisors: Wayne Stephenson, Daniel Kingston
Email: jokotola.omidiji@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Tsani RakhmahtsaniR_photo

Thesis Topic: Climate change and low carbon development
Supervisors: Doug Hill, Sean Connolly
Email: tsani.fauziah@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Todd RedpathToddR_photo

Thesis Title: A multi-scale approach to assess the four-deimensional (4D) distribution of snow water equivalent (SWE) in complex terrain in New Zealand.
Supervisors: Nicolas Cullen, Pascal Sirguey (School of Surveying), Sean Fitzsimons
Emailredto515@student.otago.ac.nz

Pavill RuangvichatronPavill Ruangvichatron

Thesis Topic: Analysis of agricultural development for future sustainability and food security in the Asia-Pacific region, focusing on Thailand and New Zealand
Supervisors: Doug Hill, Sean Connelly
Email: ruapa649@student.otago.ac.nz

Andreas SamusAndreas Samus

Thesis Topic: Connection to nature in urban gardens
Supervisors: Claire Freeman, Yolanda van Heezik (Zoology), Kath Dickinson (Botony)
Email: saman342@student.otago.ac.nz

8271285Elizabeth Soal

Thesis Title: Collaborative catchment governance of freshwater bodies: an effectiveness assessment of international models and their application in the New Zealand
Supervisors: Sophie Bond, Etienne Nel
Email: casel577@student.otago.ac.nz

3384992Swati Shah

Thesis Title: Re (Producing) Inequalities and Injustices in Indian Surrogacy
Supervisors: Christina Ergler, Bryndl Hohmann-Marriott (Sociology, Gender, Social Work)
Email: swati.shah@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Emaediong UkoemaediongU_photo

Thesis Topic: Urban agriculture in Nigeria in the face of rapid development: can land use policies accommodate the practice?
Supervisors: Tony Binns, Etienne Nel
Email: emaediong.uko@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Geethika Waniganeththi VidanaralalageGeethika Waniganeththi Vidanaralalage

Thesis Topic: Effectiveness of national level poverty reduction strategies on local level poverty in Sri Lanka.
Supervisors: Doug Hill, Tony Binns
Email: wange045@student.otago.ac.nz

Rachel YzelmanRachelYzelman_photo

Thesis: Refugee Resettlement in Aotearoa New Zealand: crossing the boundaries of everyday citizenship
Supervisor: Sophie Bond, Doug Hill
Email: Rachel.yzelman@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

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Master of Science

Ryan AdamRyanA_photo

Thesis Topic: Storm surge and beach response in Southern New Zealand
Supervisor: Wayne Stephenson
Email: adary545@student.otago.ac.nz  

Morgan BennetMorgan Bennet

Thesis Topic: Climatology of Vapour Transport associated with New Zealand Droughts
Supervisor: Daniel Kingston
Email: benmo457@student.otago.ac.nz

Hugo BloorHugoB_photo

(Working) Title: Reconstructing Avulsion Events from Lake Wahapo, New Zealand: Discrete or Continuous Events?
Supervisor: Sean Fitzsimons
Email: blohu622@student.otago.ac.nz

David BorrieDaveB_photo

Thesis Topic: Morphology of dune systems: how the morphology of a dune can be used to influence the aeolian
Supervisor: Mike Hilton
Email: borda073@student.otago.ac.nz

Lucy BrownLucy Brown

Thesis Topic: Hydroclimatology of fog at Swampy Summit, Dunedin
Supervisor: Daniel Kingston
Email: brolu821@student.otago.ac.nz

Mitchell DingwallMitchell Dingwall

Thesis Topic: Looking into the past: Sea level variation on the Canterbury coastline, New Zealand
Supervisor: Wayne Stephenson
Email: dinmi541@student.otago.ac.nz

Immy DoyleImmy Doyle

Thesis Topic: Evaluating Mechanisms of Proxy Preservation
Supervisor: Sean Fitzsimons
Email: doyim874@student.otago.ac.nz

Dorothy FoliakiDorothy Foliaki

Thesis Topic: The Role of Strategic Environmental Assessment for Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): A Pacific Perspective
Supervisor: Claire Freeman
Email: dorothy.foliaki@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Ashlyn GallagherAshlyn Gallagher

Thesis Topic: Calcifying algae abrasion rates and contributions to the reef sediment budget under a changing climate
Supervisor: Wayne Stephenson
Email: galas758@student.otago.ac.nz

Victoria GrantVictoriaG_photo

Thesis Topic: Water Quality
Supervisor: Sarah Mager
Email: gravi662@student.otago.ac.nz

Lucy JustLucyB_photo

Thesis Topic: The implications of climate change for water resources, snow science, snow melt hydrology
Supervisors: Nicolas Cullen, Pascal Sirguery (Surveying)
Email: juslu904@student.otago.ac.nz

Rosa KirkhamRosaK_photo

Thesis Topic: Techniques in quantifying bed load transport and spatio-temporal dynamics of step-pool morphology
Supervisor: Sarah Mager
Email: kirro823@student.otago.ac.nz

Henry LissamanHenry Lissaman

Thesis Topic: Solutions for improving water quality on high country farms in New Zealand
Supervisor: Sarah Mager
Email: lishe593@student.otago.ac.nz

Jessica McIntyreJessica McIntyre

Thesis Topic: Water we do to fix the river? A mixed methodological approach to water quality in the Waikaka Stream
Supervisors: Sarah Mager and Sean Connelly
Email: mcije355@student.otago.ac.nz

Duncan NicolDuncan Nicol

Thesis Topic: The Spatial Patterns in a Diverse Endemic Lineage (Celmisia subgenus Lignosae)
Supervisors: Ralf Ohlemüller and Janice Lord (Botany)
Email: nicdu884@student.otago.ac.nz

Hamish PrinceHamish Prince

Thesis Topic: Atmospheric Rivers in the South Pacific: Rivers, but not as we know them
Supervisor: Nicolas Cullen
Email: priha892@student.otago.ac.nz

Nora SchlenkerNora Schlenker

Thesis Topic: Climatic Drivers of Plant Extinctions
Supervisor: Ralf Ohlemüller
Email: schno463@student.otago.ac.nz

Matthew SmithMatthew Smith

Thesis Topic: Implications of the Kaikōura Earthquake on Marine Terrace Development
Supervisor: Wayne Stephenson
Email: smima826@student.otago.ac.nz

Alisha VivianAlishaV_photo

Thesis Topic: Depth of disturbance on mixed sand and gravel beaches under varying wave conditions
Supervisor: Wayne Stephenson
Email: vival245@student.otago.ac.nz

Ben WilkinsBenW_photo

Thesis Topic: Hydrology water quality human use
Supervisor: Sarah Mager
Email: wilbe383@student.otago.ac.nz

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Master of Applied Science

Ariel ChewAriel Chew

Thesis Topic:
Supervisor: Michelle Thompson-Fawcett
Email: chear833@student.otago.ac.nz

Eugene KavaleEugene Kavale

Thesis Topic:
Supervisor: Sean Fitzsimons
Email: kaveu350@student.otago.ac.nz

Sarah YeoSarah Yeo

Thesis Topic:
Supervisor: Sarah Mager
Email: yeosa599@student.otago.ac.nz

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Master of Arts

Jason ArnoldJason Arnold

Thesis Topic: Indigenisation of the land classification system in Aotearoa: Exploring the development of biocultural frameworks for access and use of whenua tūpuna, wai māori and taonga.
Supervisor: Michelle Thompson-Fawcett
Email: arnja586@student.otago.ac.nz

Sammy BergenSammy Bergen

Thesis Topic: New Zealand’s Post-Productive Transition and the Evolving Economic Geography of the Maniototo District
Supervisors: Etienne Nel and Sean Connelly
Email: bersa121@student.otago.ac.nz

Lyndon DearloveLyndon Dearlove

Thesis Topic:
Supervisor: Etienne Nel
Email: dealy713@student.otago.ac.nz

Olivia EylesOlivia Eyles

Thesis Topic: Climate change migration, adaptation, and New Zealand’s role in the Pacific
Supervisor: Doug Hill
Email: eylol270@student.otago.ac.nz

Bex Kennedy-PerkinsBex Kennedy-Perkins

Thesis Topic: Agricultural Emissions in Aotearoa NZ, Should We Give a Cow?
Supervisor: Sophie Bond
Email: kenre795@student.otago.ac.nz

Kate LindsayKate Lindsay

Thesis Topic: Towards a new approach to conservation in Aotearoa? A critical analysis of DOC and Fonterra’s conservation partnership: The Living Water Program 
Supervisor: Doug Hill
Email: linka484@student.otago.ac.nz

Neelum PatelNeelumP_photo

Thesis Topic: Male advocacy programmes in post-conflict Bougainville
Supervisor: Sophie Bond
Email: patne568@student.otago.ac.nz

1987110Callum Sutherland

(Working) Title:  The role of personal experiences in creating the coast as a therapeutic or disruptive landscape.
Supervisor: Christina Ergler, Sean Connelly
Email: sutca312@student.otago.ac.nz

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Master of Planning - Thesis/Project

Kurt BowenKurt Bowen

Thesis Topic:  A study into the feasibility of a ‘land for affordable housing’ policy for private development in Dunedin City.
Supervisor: Ashram Alam
Email: bowku069@student.otago.ac.nz

Dylan CliffDylan Cliff

Thesis Topic:  Impact assessment effectiveness in Otago councils – Are they effective tools for understanding and mitigating environmental effects?
Supervisor: Mike Hilton
Email: clidy913@student.otago.ac.nz

Alice FalloonAlice Falloon

Thesis Topic:  Towards greater diversity in biodiversity conservation action: Exploring the patterns, barriers, and motivations to young adults' engagement in pro-environmental behaviours with regard to urban biodiversity management in New Zealand
Supervisor: Claire Freeman
Email: falal591@student.otago.ac.nz

Dermot FrenglyDermot Frengley

Thesis Topic:  Public Participation in Environmental Planning in New Zealand: A Look at Predator 2050
Supervisor: Ashram Alam
Email: frede577@student.otago.ac.nz

Zheng LeeZheng Lee

Thesis Topic:  Post-Disaster management in Japan and New Zealand
Supervisor: Sean Fitzsimons
Email: leezh160@student.otago.ac.nz

Sam McGoughSam McGough

Thesis Topic:  Managing the Impacts of Airbnb: A Case Study of Queenstown, New Zealand.
Supervisor: Michelle Thompson-Fawcett
Email: mcgsa015@student.otago.ac.nz

James NicolJames Nicol

Thesis Topic:  The influence of planning controls on the land market and urban development in New Zealand
Supervisor: Ashram Alam
Email: nicja459@student.otago.ac.nz

Brenna ShersonBrenna Sherson

Thesis Topic:  Planning for Sea Level Rise Adaptation in Coastal Dunedin 
Supervisor: Ashram Alam
Email: shebr675@student.otago.ac.nz

Sian StirlingSian Stirling

Thesis Topic:  Sustainable Urban Regeneration in Christchurch Central City'. Nine years post-earthquake: a case study on the use of sustainable planning and development
Supervisor: Etienne Nel
Email: stisi333@student.otago.ac.nz

Yvonne TakauYvonne Takau

Thesis Topic:  The development of planning process in Tonga following the 2006 riots
Supervisor: Michelle Thompson-Fawcett
Email: takyv357@student.otago.ac.nz

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