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Zoology Masters Students

AYLEN, Oliver

Email
fagol017@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Wildlife Management)
Topic
Niche partitioning and echolocation behaviour of bats in Borneo.
Supervisors
Phil Bishop

BAKKER, Ewan

Email
bakew134@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Ecology)
Topic
Pesticide effects on stream biodiversity (algae and invertebrate interactions).
Supervisors
Christoph Matthaei, Tina Summerfield (Botany)

BELK, Samuel (Jonah)

Email
beljo672@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Neuroscience)
Topic
Passive Dynamics of Dolomedes aquaticus.
Supervisors
Mike Paulin

BENNINGTON, Stephanie

Email
steph.bennington@postgrad.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Marine Science)
Topic
Dolphins of Doubtful Sound: has habitat use changed?
Supervisors
Steve Dawson (Marine Science), Liz Slooten, Will Rayment (Marine Science)

BERTOIA, Aaron

Email
beraa464@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Wildlife Management)
Topic
Population structure and thermal ecology of alpine geckos.
Supervisors
Alison Cree, Jo Monks

BUCHANAN, Morgan

Email
bucmo013@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
Metamorphosis in yellow eels.
Supervisors
Mark Lokman

CAMPBELL, Ciaran

Email
camci636@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
Resolving Galaxias taxonomy with genomics.
Supervisors
Jon Waters

ELANGOVAN, Vanitha

Email
elava249@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
Social behaviour and family living in the Otago skink (Oligosoma otagense).
Supervisors
Stephanie Godfrey

FORBES, Giverny

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

FUNNELL, Lucian

Email
funlu166@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Ecology)
Topic
Short term impacts of physical instream restoration works on the invertebrate community in Waituna Creek.
Supervisors
Christoph Matthaei

GARDINER-RODDEN, Jemima

Email
garje512@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
Reproduction of tuatara at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary.
Supervisors
Alison Cree

HALE, Phoenix

Email
halph515@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Ecology)
Topic
Larval habitat selection of lamprey (Geotria australis).
Supervisors
Gerry Closs

HALL, Oliver

Email
halol540@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
The impacts of stormwater runoff on the littoral-benthic macroinvertebrate communities along the shoreline of Lake Wanaka.
Supervisors
Gerry Closs

HEENAN, Sam

Email
heesa277@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Marine Science)
Topic
Bluff Oyster reproduction and Bonamia infection.
Supervisors
Mark Lokman, Miles Lamare (Marine Science)

JACKS, Penny

Email
jacpe233@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Wildlife Management)
Topic
Sociality in skinks: what shapes social networks in the Otago skink?
Supervisors
Steph Godfrey, Jo Monks

LINDNER, Jocelyn

Email
linjo227@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
Eulemur macaco intestinal parasite survey
Supervisors
Robert Poulin

LOCKTON, Katherine

Email
locka560@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
Genetic analysis of New Zealand Lasaea species: analysing genetic divergence, ploidy levels and population structure
Supervisors
Hamish Spencer

MILLER, Kim

Email
milki064@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
Mammalian predator profiling.
Supervisors
Yolanda van Heezik

MORA-TEDDY, Aidan

Email
morai246@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Ecology)
Topic
Effects of microplastics on New Zealand stream communities and stream systems.
Supervisors
Christoph Matthaei

NORDMEIER, Thomas

Email
north665@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Ecology)
Topic
Responses to possum control by rats and birds on Otago Peninsula.
Supervisors
Yolanda van Heezik, Phil Seddon

PATTERSON, Charlotte

Email
patch105@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Ecology)
Topic
Density and reinvasion prevention of the common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) within a New Zealand urban centre.
Supervisors
Yolanda van Heezik, Phil Seddon

REILY-BELL, Matthew

Email
reima266@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Genetics)
Topic
Understanding the molecular consequences of RECQL4 disruption in skeletal development.
Supervisors
Louise Bicknell (Pathology), Caroline Beck

SCARSBROOK, Lachie

Email
scala309@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Geology)
Topic
Does size matter? Using osteology and ancient DNA to infer impacts of human colonisation on Duvaucel's Gecko.
Supervisors
Ewan Fordyce (Geology), Nic Rawlence

SETHI, Megha

Email
setme352@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
The effects of water abstraction for irrigation on benthic invertebrates in Manuherikia River system, Central Otago, New Zealand
Supervisors
Gerry Closs

SMART, Daniel

Email
smada481@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Marine Science)
Topic
Local adaptation and energy budgets of the blue mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis) in Southern New Zealand.
Supervisors
Miles Lamare (Marine Science), Mark Lokman

TERLINDEN, Rachel

Email
terra146@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
Body size in bumble bees and its correlation with circadian rhythms, foraging patterns and metabolism.
Supervisors
Jenny Jandt, Mike Paulin

TROTTER, Helen

Email
keehe387@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
Trophic interactions and food web dynamics in two shallow eutrophic lakes, and an assessment of food web biomanipulation as a potential restoration approach.
Supervisors
Marc Schallenberg, Gerry Closs

TULLY, Jake

Email
tulja182@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
Flower constancy and foraging behaviour in bumblebees.
Supervisors
Jenny Jandt

WARD, John

Email
warjo946@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
Predator-prey interactions between Paranephrops zealandicus and Odonata species in a pond aquaculture environment.
Supervisors
Gerry Closs

WEBSTER, Rowan

Email
webro853@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Neuroscience)
Topic
Dynamic causal inference using computational and physical neuronal models.
Supervisors
Mike Paulin

WILSON, Shaun

Email
wilsh454@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
Ecotypic varation and sexual dimorphism in the orca (Orcinus orca) skull.
Supervisors
Liz Slooten, Ewan Fordyce (Geology)