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Zoology Masters Students

ALYEN, Oliver

Email:  fagol017@student.otago.ac.nz

Course:  MSc (Wildlife Management)

Supervisor:  Philip Seddon

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BALSOM, Blair

Email:  balbl991@student.otago.ac.nz

Course:  MSc (Zoology)

Supervisors:  Sheri Johnson, Yolanda van Heezik

Topic:  Reproduction and development of the katipo spider.

BEER, Anusha

Email:  veran325@student.otago.ac.nz

Course:  MSc (Ecology)

Supervisors:  Robert Poulin, Travis Ingram, Haseeb Randhawa

Topic: Parasitic assemblages in rajid skates

BELK, Jonah

Email:  beljo672@student.otago.ac.nz

Course:  MSc (Neuroscience)

Supervisors:  Mike Paulin

Topic: 

BENNETT, Jerusha

Email:  benje870@student.otago.ac.nz

Course:  MSc (Ecology)

Supervisors:  Robert Poulin, Haseeb Randhawa

Topic: 

BERTOIA, Aaron

Email:  beraa464@student.otago.ac.nz

Course:  Master of Wildlife Management

Supervisors: Philip Seddon 

Topic: 

BOGISCH, Megan

Email: bogme528@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Zoology)

Supervisor: Christoph Matthaei, Gerry Closs

Topic:  

BOVILL, Luke

Email: bovlu698@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: Master of Wildlife Management

Supervisor: Philip Seddon

Topic:  

CHEN, Pei Ling (Jessica)

Email: cheje729@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Zoology)

Supervisor: Jenny Jandt

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DONLON, Erica

Email: doner673@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Marine)

Supervisor: Mark Lokman, Erin Damsteegt, Miles Lamare (Marine Science)

Topic:  

ELANGOVAN, Vanitha

Email: elava249@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Zoology)

Supervisor: Stephanie Godfrey

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FOOTE, Imogen

Email:  fooim076@student.otago.ac.nz

Course:  MSc (Zoology)

Supervisor:  Bruce Robertson

Topic:   Population structure and the influences of animal personality on reproductive success in male NZ sea lions.   

FLYNN-PLUMMER, Tom

Email: flyto501@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: Master of Wildlife Management

Supervisor: Philip Seddon

Topic:  

FORBES, Giverny

Email: forgi603@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Zoology)

Supervisor: Liz Slooten 

Topic:  

FUNNELL, Lucian

Email: funlu166@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Ecol)

Supervisor: Christoph Matthaei

Topic:  

GARDINER-RODDEN, Jemima

Email: garje512@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Papers)

Supervisor: Alison Cree

Topic:  

HAMILTON, Kaitlyn

Email:   hamka124@student.otago.ac.nz

Course:   Master of Wildlife Management

Supervisors:   Philip Seddon

Topic:   

HAULTAIN, Samantha

Email:   sam.haultain@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Course:   MSc (Wildlife Management)

Supervisors:   Yolanda van Heezik, Bruce Robertson

Topic:   Genetic management strategies for a captive threatened lizard population: the Otago Skink (Oligosoma otagense).

HAYWARD, Matthew

Email:  hayma672@student.otago.ac.nz

Course:  MSc (Zoology)

Supervisors:  Alison Mercer

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HEENAN, Sam

Email:  heesa277@student.otago.ac.nz

Course:   MSc (Marine Science)

Supervisors:   Mark Lokman, Miles Lamare (Marine Science)

Topic:   

HERBISON, Ryan

Email: herry790@student.otago.ac.nz

Course:  MSc (Zoology)

Supervisors: Robert Poulin

Topic: 

HOLMES, Hazel

Email:   holha077@student.otago.ac.nz

Course:   MSc (Zoology)

Supervisors:  Mark Lokman

Topic:   Molecular switches that drive the egg number vs egg size trade off in fish.  

JACKS, Penny

Email:   jacpe233@student.otago.ac.nz

Course:   Master of Wildlife Management

Supervisors:  Philip Seddon

Topic:   

JONAS PLAISTED, Tim

Email:   plati919@student.otago.ac.nz

Course:   MSc (Genetics)

Supervisor:  Graham Wallis

Topic:   

JONES, Morgan

Email: jonmo618@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Genetics)

Supervisor: Caroline Beck, Tim Hore (Anatomy)

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KELMAN, Emma

Email: kelem208@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Zoology)

Supervisor: Bruce Robertson

Topic:

LALOR, Kathleen

Email:   lalka449@student.otago.ac.nz

Course:   Master of Wildlife Management

Supervisors:  Philip Seddon

Topic:  

LAMB, Simon

Email: lamsi591@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Zoology)

Supervisor: Sheri Johnson

Topic:

LOCKTON, Katherine

Email: locka560@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Papers)

Supervisor: Hamish Spencer 

Topic:    Genetic analysis of New Zealand Lasaea species:  analysing genetic divergence, ploidy levels and population structure.   

MCAULAY, Jamie

Email: mcaja082@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Wildlife Management)

Supervisor:  Philip Seddon, Jo Monks (Department of Conservation), Deb Wilson (Landcare Research)

Topic:  Estimating risk to alpine fauna - diet of alpine stoats.   

McPHERSON, Te Aroha (Olivia)

Email: mcpte609@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Ecology)

Supervisor: Robert Poulin, Haseeb Randhawa

Topic: 

MARUVADA, Naga Aishwarya Prabhat

Email: marpr030@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Papers)

Supervisor: Gerry Closs

Topic: 

MIGUEZ, Fernando

Email: migfe874@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Genetics)

Supervisor: Caroline Beck

Topic:

MILNER-JONES, Meghan

Email: milme966@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Zoology)

Supervisor: Bruce Robertson

Topic:   Conservation genetics of north island kökako (Callaeas cinerea wilsoni).

MISCHLER, Claudia

Email: miscl199@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Zoology)

Supervisor: Bruce Robertson

Topic: 

PARLI, Adele

Email: parad601@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Zoology)

Supervisor: Sheri Johnson, Anne Besson, Priscilla Wehi (Landcare Research) 

Topic:   Behavioural effects of exposure to an anticoagulant pesticide, brodifacoum, in Wellington tree weta, Hemideina crassidens.   

PEREIRA, Shanelle

Email: persh727@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: Master of Wildlife Management (Papers)

Supervisor: Phil Seddon

Topic:  

PEREZ HERNANDEZ, Frances

Email: perpa705@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: Master of Wildlife Management

Supervisor: Philip Seddon

Topic:   

REILY-BELL, Matthew

Email: reima266@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Genetics)

Supervisor: Louise Bicknell (Pathology), Caroline Beck (Zoology)

Topic:  Understanding the molecular consequences of Recql4 disruption in skeletal development.   

SCARSBROOK, Lachie

Email: scala309@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Geology)

Supervisor: Ewan Fordyce, Nic Rawlence

Topic: Does size matter?   Using osteology and ancient DNA to infer impacts of human colonisation on Duvaucel's gecko (Hoplodactylus duvaucelii).   

SCHALLENBERG, Lena

Email: schle350@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Zoology)

Supervisor: Carolyn Burns, Susie Woods (Cawthron Institute)

Topic:  Picocyanobacterial abundance and community structure in oligotrophic and eutrophic New Zealand lakes.   

SEED, Richard

Email: seeri921@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: Master of Wildlife Management (Papers)

Supervisor: Phil Seddon

SEWELL, Rebecca

Email: sewre519@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Zoology)

Supervisor: Phil Bishop, Barbara Barrett

Topic: 

SIMPSON, Lucie

Email: simlu319@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Wildlife Management)

Supervisor: Yolanda van Heezik, Philip Seddon 

Topic: 

SMART, Daniel

Email: smada481@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Marine Science)

Supervisor:  Mark Lokman, Miles Lamare (Marine Science)

Topic: 

SOMERFORD, Tamlyn

Email: somta876@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Marine)

Supervisor: Steve Dawson (Marine), Liz Slooten, Will Rayment (Marine)

Topic:  

TERLINDEN, Rachel

Email: terra146@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Papers)

Supervisor: Jenny Jandt 

Topic:   

THOMAS, Stella

Email: thost077@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: Master of Wildlife Management

Supervisor: Philip Seddon 

Topic: 

TROTTER, Helen

Email: keehe387@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Zoology)

Supervisor:  Marc Schallenberg, Gerry Closs, Carolyn Burns

Topic: 

TULLY, Jake

Email: tulja182@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Zoology)

Supervisor: Jenny Jandt

Topic: 

WARD, Matthew

Email:   warma196@student.otago.ac.nz

Course:  MSc (Ecology)

Supervisor:    Christoph Matthaei, Jay Piggott

Topic:  Effects of water abstraction and fine sediment on stream invertebrates.

WEBB, Ellen

Email: webel643@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: Master of Wildlife Management (Papers)

Supervisor: Phil Seddon

Topic:  

WICKMAN, Lindsay

Email: wicli336@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Marine)

Supervisor: Steve Dawson (Marine), Liz Slooten, Will Rayment (Marine)

Topic:  

WILSON, Shaun

Email:  s.wilson.otago@gmail.com

Course: MSc (Zoology)

Supervisor: Liz Slooten, Ewan Fordyce (Geology)

Topic: Population, sexual variation in cranial morphology of the killer whale (Orcinus orca).

XU, Sichen (Jeremy)

Email: xusl0413@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Zoology)

Supervisor: Gerry Closs

Topic:  Growth and density of rainbow trout in response to summer drought in the Cardrona river.    

YEE, Grace

Email: yeegr750@student.otago.ac.nz

Course: MSc (Zoology)

Supervisor: Travis Ingram, Priscilla Wehi (Landcare Research)

Topic: Diet and habitat use of Chatham Island rats