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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

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

DAVIS, Noah

Email
davno443@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Ecology)
Topic
Effects on in-stream sedimentation on stream invertebrate and periphyton communities in Southland streams along gradients of land use intensity.
Supervisors
Christoph Matthaei

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

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

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

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

JEFFERSON, Josephine

Email
jefjo162@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Neuroscience)
Topic
Vestibular modelling.
Supervisors
Mike Paulin, Paul Smith (Pharmacology and Toxicology)

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)

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)

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

MILLER, Kim

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

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

MORRELL, Teresa

Email
morte446@student.otago.ac.nz
Course
MSc (Marine Sciences)
Topic
The effect of the plasticiser DEHP on the reproductive capability of cyrptobenthic fishes.
Supervisors
Bridie Allen (Marine Sciences), David Burritt (Botany), Mark Lokman, Sheri Johnson

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

NORDMEIER, Thomas

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

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

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

THOMPSON, Holly

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

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, 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)