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Zoology Masters Students

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)

BUCHANAN, Morgan

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

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

CAMPBELL, Ciaran

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

CAROME, William

Email
carwi998@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
Ecology, behaviour, acoustics, and population dynamics of a population of sperm whales at Kaikoura.
Supervisors
Steve Dawson (Marine Sciences), Will Rayment (Marine Sciences), Liz Slooten

CHAI, Xuhong

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

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

DONG, Nicholas

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

DOYLE, Peter

Email
doype330@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Wildlife Management)
Topic
Home range movements, habitat selection, and eradication methods of Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) in the Mackenzie Basin, Canterbury.
Supervisors
Yolanda van Heezik, Phil Seddon

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)

FORREST, Scott

Email
forsc942@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Wildlife Management)
Topic
Operation Kākā Repopulation: Using GPS, VHF tracking and spatial modelling to restore a flagship species.
Supervisors
Phil Seddon, Mike Paulin

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

HALE, Phoenix

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

HARRISON, Dominique

Email
hardo237@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
Can triplefins and upland bullies recognise individuals through facial patterning?
Supervisors
Gerry Closs, Sheri Johnson

HARVEY, Max

Email
harma896@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Wildlife Management)
Topic
Investigating the ecology and effects of tourism on the population of Hector’s dolphins found in Porpoise Bay, Catlins.
Supervisors
Will Rayment (Marine Sciences), Steve Dawson (Marine Sciences), Liz Slooten

HEISTER, Cora

Email
heico474@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Marine Sciences)
Topic
Trends in Kererū (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae) fatalities around Dunedin, New Zealand.
Supervisors
Bruce Robertson

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

KELLY, Meg

Email
kelme074@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
Examining behavioural differences in mammalian predator exposed Wellington tree weta and Wellington tree weta naive to mammalian predation.
Supervisors
Sheri Johnson, Steph Godfrey, Priscilla Wehi (Landcare Research)

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

LAMONT, Brad

Email
lambr938@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Marine Sciences)
Topic
Investigating how a high predation environment during embryogenesis affects larval characteristics in triplefin fish using chemical alarm cues.
Supervisors
Bridie Allen (Marine Sciences), Sheri Johnson, David Burritt (Botany)

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

LISTER, Hayley

Email
lisha577@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Wildlife Management)
Topic
Past, present and predictive Norway rat distributions in the Te Manahuna Aoraki project area.
Supervisors
Yolanda van Heezik, Phil Seddon

LINDNER, Jocelyn

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

MACKENZIE, Tessa

Email
locka560@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
Comparing Australian and NZ populations of southern bell frogs (Ranoidea raniformis) in habitat use, morphometrics, and acoustic behaviour.
Supervisors
Phil P

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

MURRELL, Tegan

Email
murte425@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
Conservation detection dog efficiency.
Supervisors
Phil Bishop

MUNSTERMAN, Fletcher

Email
munfl487@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
Effects of estrogens on male triplefin spawning.
Supervisors
Sheri Johnson

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

OTIS, Myrene

Email
otimy392@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Ecology)
Topic
Foraging ecology and behaviour of fjord-breeding tawaki in Milford Sound.
Supervisors
Yolanda van Heezik, Phil Seddon

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

RICHARDSON, Ellen

Email
ricel784@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Wildlife Management)
Topic
Differences in habitat use and behaviour budget between wild and captive populations of jewelled gecko
Supervisors
Steph Godfrey, Alison Cree

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
Bruce Robertson, Jo Monks

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

THOMPSON, Holly

Email
thoho733@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Zoology)
Topic
Personalities of the Otago skink population at Orokonui Ecosanctuary.
Supervisors
Steph Godfrey

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

WILSON, Amelia

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

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)