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  1. A preliminary investigation of the ecology of the Larger Kleinmond River Estuary, Bathurst District
    Brown, Alexander Claude, 1931-2005, 1953, Rhodes University
    Introduction. On the coast of the Bathurst Division, Eastern Cape Province, some 42 miles south- east of Grahamstown, lie two estuaries opening within a few yards of one another. These are known as the Kleinemonde. This paper embodies the results of an ecological survey of the fauna of the Larger Kl ...
  2. A preliminary study of adaptation and inhibition of reflex claw opening in the crab Potamon perlatus (Milne Edwards)
    Bush, Brian M H, 1956, Rhodes University
    The only recorded experimental attempt to determine the functional, biological significance of peripheral inhibition in the Crustacea is that of Hoffmann (1914). From a series of experiments on Astacus fluviatilis L. involving transsection of the opener inhibitor and motor axons of the cheliped, he ...
  3. The effects of land use on the avifauna and its conservation in a Kenyan coastal forest ecosystem, and the significance of the Arabuko Sokoke Forest to the local community
    Chiawo, David O, 2016, Rhodes University
    This study examines the effects of land use on the bird community of Arabuko Sokoke Forest, the largest area of coastal forest remaining in East Africa and a major Important Bird Area in mainland Kenya. Bird species diversity in three land use types (primary forest, plantation and farm lands) was co ...
  4. Observational cosmology with imperfect data
    Bester, Hertzog Landman, 2016, Rhodes University
    We develop a formalism suitable to infer the background geometry of a general spherically symmetric dust universe directly from data on the past lightcone. This direct observational approach makes minimal assumptions about inaccessible parts of the Universe. The non-parametric and Bayesian framework ...
  5. Post-release evaluation and thermal physiology of the Pereskia stem-wilter, Catorhintha schaffneri (Coreidae), a new biological control agent for Pereskia aculeata (Cactaceae)
    Muskett, Phillippa Claire, 2017, Rhodes University
    Catorhintha schaffneri Brailovsky and Garcia (Hemiptera: Coreidae) is a biological control agent that was recently accepted for release in South Africa to control Pereskia aculeata Miller (Cactaceae), an invasive creeping cactus. The aim of this thesis was to conduct post-release research to ensure ...
  6. “The surprising involvement of the outsider”: an examination of pessimism and Schopenhauerian ethics in J. M. Coetzee’s Waiting for the Barbarians and Joseph Conrad’s Under Western Eyes
    Bosman, Sean James, 2017, Rhodes University
    When the Swedish Academy lauded J. M. Coetzee for portraying situations in which “the distinction between right and wrong, while crystal clear, can be seen to serve no end” (“PR” para. 3), it presented an interpretation of his texts that considers ethics to be legislative and imperative (see Cartwri ...
  7. New rules or no rules? a critical corpus analysis of gender in South African English televised-sport commentary
    Foster, Gordon, 2017, Rhodes University
    This research project makes use of multiple linguistic and sociological theories. Using Critical Discourse Analysis (as developed by Fairclough 2001, 2013, Wodak 1995, 1997, and van Dijk 2001), and corpus linguistics (following Baker 2012, Baker et al., 2008 and Xiao & McEnery, 2005 - see Website Re ...
  8. A perfect end: a study of syllable codas in South African Sign Language
    Köhlo, Mikhaela, 2017, Rhodes University
    Coda constraints are common in spoken languages. German, for example, can only have voiceless obstruents in the coda position (Lombardi 1999). Most sign language research has been on other sign languages, most notably American Sign Language (ASL). This research serves to contribute to syllable theor ...
  9. A combinatorial analysis of barred preferential arrangements
    Nkonkobe, Sithembele, 2016, Rhodes University
    For a non-negative integer n an ordered partition of a set Xn with n distinct elements is called a preferential arrangement (PA). A barred preferential arrangement (BPA) is a preferential arrangement with bars in between the blocks of the partition. An integer sequence an associated with the countin ...
  10. Evaluating the share performance of socially responsible investment on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange
    Cormack, Bradley Alexander, 2017, Rhodes University
    Socially responsible investing (SRI) integrates environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into the investment decision-making process. Growing ESG concerns and the uncovering of corporate scandals have catalysed the substantial growth in SRI portfolios worldwide. Notwithstanding its increasi ...