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Zoology Masters Students

BUSCH, Melita

Email
busme698@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
Behavioural and physiological influences on age of first foraging in Vespula wasps.
Supervisors
Jenny Jandt, Sheri Johnson

CHAI, Xuhong

Email
chaxu414@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
Parasites of New Zealand deep-sea fish (grenadiers).
Supervisors
Robert Poulin

CHHETRI, Prakriti

Email
chhpr105@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Neuroscience)
Topic
Neuroentomology.
Supervisors
Paul Szyszka

CHRISTIANSEN, Jade

Email
chrja024@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
Habitat use and translocation techniques for the critically endangered kapitia skink, Oligosoma salmo.
Supervisors
Steph Godfrey, Jo Monks

CLARKE, Abigail

Email
claab853@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Wildlife Management)
Topic
Investigating the effects of BLIS K12TM probiotics on mass gain rates in hoiho (Megadyptes antipodes) in temporary captivity.
Supervisors
Yolanda van Heezik, Phil Seddon

DAGG, Mackenzie

Email
dagma659@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
The phylogenetic and phylogeographic structure of New Zealand species.
Supervisors
Jon Waters, Nic Rawlence

DAVIDSON, Grace

Email
davgr250@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Ecology)
Topic
Food web structure of lakes on Rēkohu.
Supervisors
Travis Ingram, Marc Schallenberg

DONG, Nicholas

Email
donni839@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Neuroscience)
Topic
Trichoplax electrosensitive cell mechanisms.
Supervisors
Mike Paulin

DONG, Sophie

Email
donso535@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Neuroscience)
Topic
Bumblebee numeric cognition.
Supervisors
Paul Szyszka

ELLEY, Thor

Email
thor.elley@postgrad.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Wildlife Management)
Topic
Foraging ecology of Yellow-eyed Penguins.
Supervisors
Phil Seddon, Yolanda van Heezik

FORBES, Giverny

Email
forgi603@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Environmental Science)
Topic
Behaviour of leopard seals.
Supervisors
Liz Slooten, Katherine Legun (Sociology)

FOREMAN, Saskia

Email
forsa328@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Marine Science)
Topic
How multiple anthropogenic stressors impact the feeding and reproductive fitness of an estuarine amphipod.
Supervisors
Candida Savage (Marine Science), Amandine Sabadel

FREEMAN, Kaitlyn

Email
freka007@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
Out-of-season variation in Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) smoltification and smolt quality.
Supervisors
Mark Lokman

GOODMAN, Tom

Email
gooto553@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Ecology)
Topic
Hedgehog home ranges, density and interactions with traps in the Mackenzie Basin.
Supervisors
Phil Seddon, Yolanda van Heezik

GREER, Liam

Email
greli612@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
Phylogeography of the extinct New Zealand Goose Cnemiornis spp.
Supervisors
Nic Rawlence

IRELAND, Liam

Email
ireli721@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Ecology)
Topic
Methods of marking and identification in response to pattern change in New Zealand native frogs.
Supervisors
Christoph Matthaei, Jennifer Germano (DOC)

KANN, Johanna

Email
kanjo901@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
Conservation genomics of the mohua.
Supervisors
Bruce Robertson, Ludovic Dutoit

KARDAILSKY, Anya

Email
anya.kardailsky@postgrad.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
Biomonitoring of freshwater streams using environmental DNA.
Supervisors
Eddy Dowle (Anatomy), Christoph Matthaei, Neil Gemmell (Anatomy)

KLEYZEN, Tyler

Email
klety300@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Ecology)
Topic
The importance of smelt in the diet of brown trout and short-fin eel.
Supervisors
Travis Ingram, Amandine Sabadel

KROOS, Gracie

Email
krogr057@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Genetics)
Topic
"Evaluating candidate genes for wing polymorphism and evidence for anthropogenic evolution in the stonefly Zelandoperla fenestrata.
Supervisors
Jon Waters

LANCASTER, Eloise

Email
lanel474@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Ecology)
Topic
Chemical ecology in native New Zealand ant Monomorium antarcticum reproduction.
Supervisors
Jenny Jandt, Stefanie Neupert

LISTER, Alex

Email
lisal945@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
River mouth impacts on Lake Wanaka's plankton distribution and fish behaviour.
Supervisors
Gerry Closs

LITTLEJOHN, Jeremy

Email
litje961@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Ecology)
Topic
Impacts of gravel extraction in a braided river ecosystem.
Supervisors
Gerry Closs

MATHIESON, Jack

Email
matja092@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Ecology)
Topic
Investigate and develop methods to improve the efficiency and productivity of koura aquaculture systems.
Supervisors
Gerry Closs

McLEAN, Connal

Email
mclco324@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
Learning in bumble bees across environmental and morphological contexts.
Supervisors
Jenny Jandt, Lisa Evans (Plant & Food Research)

McNAUGHTON, Lena

Email
mcnle619@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Ecology)
Topic
Measuring the urban diversity gradient in Dunedin.
Supervisors
Yolanda van Heezik, Phil Seddon

MILLIKEN, Sharn

Email
milsh959@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
Pollinators of rare plants in limestone habitats.
Supervisors
Sheri Johnson, Clement Lagrue

MILSOM, Mia

Email
milmi783@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
Impacts of chronic stress on gonadal development in shortfinned eels (Anguilla australis).
Supervisors
Mark Lokman

OLMSTEAD, Paige

Email
olmpa268@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Marine Science)
Topic
Understanding the effects of microplastic exposure in triplefins.
Supervisors
Bridie Allen (Marine Science), Mark Lokman

OSAMA, Amirah

Email
osaam601@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Ecology)
Topic
Presence of microplastics in New Zealand lakes and their impacts and movements within lake food webs.
Supervisors
Travis Ingram, Christoph Matthaei

PAUL, Jamieson

Email
pauja180@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Neuroscience)
Topic
How does stress change brain network activity?.
Supervisors
Karl Iremonger (Physiology), Sheri Johnson

PEARMAIN FENTON, Manaia

Email
manaia.pearmain@postgrad.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Ecology)
Topic
Understanding the dual role of food resources and predation on nesting success and dispersion attempts in South Island Robins/Toutouwai.
Supervisors
Jo Monks

PRYSTUPA, Samuel

Email
prysa179@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
Conservation Management of the Kokako using Genotyping by Sequencing.
Supervisors
Bruce Robertson, Ludovic Dutoit

PSAROUTHAKIS, Zoe

Email
psazo568@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Marine Science)
Topic
The impacts of ingested microplastics and edible films with heavy metal on the fitness of Triplefin fish.
Supervisors
Bridie Allen (Marine Science), Mark Lokman

PURDIE, Sam

Email
pursa599@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Wildlife Management)
Topic
Ecology and habitat use of large rock-dwelling skinks in North Otago.
Supervisors
Steph Godfrey, Jo Monks

ROBERTSON, Catriona

Email
robca871@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
Effect of juvenile kingfish habituation to mild repeated stressor on the magnitude of subsequent stress response.
Supervisors
Mark Lokman, Bridie Allen (Marine Science)

SANGER, Greer

Email
sangr426@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
The preference and performance of Kahukura on three nettle species.
Supervisors
Jenny Jandt, Janice Lord (Botany)

SCOTT-FYFE, Torea

Email
scoto065@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
Distribution and abundance of alpine lizards and invertebrates in the Darran Mountains.
Supervisors
Jo Monks, Bruce Robertson

SOWERBY, Jasmine

Email
sowja963@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Ecology)
Topic
Consequences of land utilisation on the health of freshwater and estuarine ecosystems.
Supervisors
Christoph Matthaei, Candida Savage (Marine Sciences)

STUBBS, Aimee

Email
stuai974@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
Analysing the population genetic structure of captive Kea (Nestor notabilis) in New Zealand.
Supervisors
Bruce Robertson, Stefanie Grosser

TAYLOR, Asj

Email
tayas946@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Neuroscience)
Topic
Magnetic conditioning, orientation and navigation in bumblebees.
Supervisors
Paul Szyszka

THOMPSON, Moss

Email
thomo386@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Marine Science)
Topic
Condition, characteristics and behaviours of adult NZ Sea Lions and survivorship of pups.
Supervisors
Will Rayment (Marine Science), Bruce Robertson

TROTTER, Helen

Email
keehe387@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
Trophic interactions and food web dynamics in two shallow eutrophic lakes.
Supervisors
Marc Schallenberg, Carolyn Burns

TURNER, Danielle

Email
turda173@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
Environmental estrogens in Otago surface waters.
Supervisors
Mark Lokman, Alison Heather (Physiology)

WARD, Callie

Email
warca437@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
Resolving the phylogeography of Paryphanta in Northland.
Supervisors
Hamish Spencer, Nic Rawlence

WILSON, Amelia

Email
wilam544@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
Possum behaviour.
Supervisors
Steph Godfrey