This page contains links to Honours research theses for the Faculty of Science, Medicine & Health. All University of Wollongong masters by research and PhD theses are posted online here.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Exploring the Transition of Registered Nurses from Acute Care to Primary Health Care Settings, Christine Ashley

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Landscape response to Quaternary climate change, Sally Anne Carney

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Mangrove Establishment and its Effect on the Natural Processes of Southern Lake Illawarra, Robert Dixon

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Surface water and alluvial groundwater connectivity at Mulloon Creek and the implications for Natural Sequence Farming, Oliver Hickson

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Development and evaluation of a model to correct tapered element oscillating microbalance (TEOM) readings of PM2.5 in Chullora, Sydney., Alexandra E. Northam

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Spatial Mapping of Vegetation Change on Big Island, Five Islands Nature Reserve, Port Kembla, Nial J. Roder

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Signals of human impacts in “pristine” environments: A case study from the South Island, New Zealand., Hayley K. Scapin

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The distribution of copper, zinc and iron in the brain and the implications for Alzheimer’s disease, Kaila Tonge

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Heavy metal concentration and transport from existing copper slag emplacements along the Windang Peninsula, through the unconfined sandy aquifer to Lake Illawarra, Michael Trajcevski

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Identifying the impacts of climate change and human activity in Kosciuszko National Park, Jorja Vernon

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Demographic shifts in Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala) populations following removal, Jacob A T Vickers

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Foredune Response to Storm Erosion and the Role of Vegetation in Recovery, Christopher J. Virtue

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UNDERSTANDING THE DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT REQUIREMENTS OF EUCALYPTUS AQUATICA A highly restricted, threatened, swamp dependent eucalypt, found in Penrose State Forest, NSW, Australia, Jessie E. Whieldon

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Zircon geochronology and geochemistry of xenoliths in a Jurassic dyke at Bombo, NSW, Australia: Evidence of deep crustal structure under the Sydney Basin, Courtney J. Alcorn

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Assessing the Predictions of Biogenic Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from Multiple Chemical Transport Models Within the Greater Metropolitan Region NSW, Jordan N.R. Capnerhurst

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A micropalaeontological and stratigraphic study of Benandarah and Cumbralaway Creeks, Durras Lake, Southeast Australia, Davy R. Conacher

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The use of Landsat derived vegetation metrics in Generalised Linear Mixed Modelling of River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) canopy condition dynamics in Murray Valley National Park, NSW, between 2008 and 2016, Evan Curtis

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LAND USE AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO RIPARIAN ZONE ORGANIC CARBON STORAGE ON THE UPPER HUNTER RIVER, Christopher Doran

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The effect of time on soil development: study of a soil chronosequence from Reunion Island, Indian Ocean, Alex Hannan-Joyner

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Understanding Intra-source and Inter-source Variation on the Success of Silcrete Heat Treatment, Lachlan S. Kenna

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Regional Scale Assessment of the Sensitivity of Illawarra Indigenous Heritage Sites to Sea Level Rise and Associated Hazards, Samuel M. Knott

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Shore platform classification of central-southern NSW in relation to morphological variability and risk of drowning, Callum H. Laker

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Monitoring Feral Deer in the Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area, Joshua Lester

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Digital facies mapping of the Hawkesbury Sandstone through laterally extensive close-range photogrammetry: Royal National Park, Sydney, Timothy C. McMillan

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Modelling the effect of sea level on SE Australian coastal wetlands: a multistage model validation and comparison study, Laura Mogensen

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The role of fire in the population dynamics of the threatened plant species Pomaderris walshii and Pomaderris adnata, Sophie Natale

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Extracting Complex Structural Geological Data from Outcrops Using Photogrammetry : Case Studies from Ladakh, Himalaya and the South Coast, NSW, Jacob Noblett

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Influence of entrance regime on vegetation profiles and carbon storage in south-eastern New South Wales ICOLLs, Kieren J. Northam

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Water quality in Lake Illawarra, New South Wales: Groundwater contamination and migration from septic and nightsoil waste deposits in the coastal Windang unconfined sandy aquifer, Jack Palma

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Establishing Traces for the Working of Nautilus Shell in Prehistory, Gavin Parkinson

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Quantifying the Physical and Biological Changes to Lake Illawarra, New South Wales, Due to Entrance Training, Caitlain Regena

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The impacts of vehicle disturbance on NSW saltmarsh: implications for rehabilitation, Shannon E. Schofield

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Historical Riparian Vegetation Changes in Eastern NSW, Angus Skorulis

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Mineralogy and geochronology of high-pressure, low-temperature metamorphic rocks using a combination of field studies, petrography and zircon U-Pb dating, Ruby R. Stovin-Bradford

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Quantifying sediment transport from eroding gullies using LiDAR, Sarah Benn

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Mangrove and saltmarsh dynamics in Homebush Bay: implications for management at Sydney Olympic Park, Catherine Bowie

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Sydney's Mosquitoes: Their role as disease vectors, William Anthony Crocker

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The Effect of Natural and Anthropogenic Barriers on the Dispersal and Re-establishment Potential of Gambusia holbrooki in Freshwater Systems in the Sutherland Shire, Alicia Mary Cronly

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Establishing carbon retention and sequestration in a submerged mangove using isotope analysis, Jane Curran

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Vapour intrusions from ground water contamination in the Sutherland Shire, New South Wales: The relationship between subsurface sediment composition and risk to human health, Bethany L. Davies

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The influence of dietary carotenoid supplementation on the cutaneous bacterial communities of the critically endangered Southern Corroboree Frog (Pseudophryne corroboree), Casey Edwards

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El Niño Southern Oscillation During The 15th Century: A Reconstruction From The Equatorial Central Pacific, Robert Faddy-Vrouwe

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Examining changes in seafloor communities at the landscape scale around the Capricorn Bunker Group, Southern GBR, James W. Holland

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The response of riparian and aquatic vegetation to environmental water allocations to the Snowy River: A spatial analysis of the Dalgety Uplands, 2007-2013., Joel Honeysett

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Impacts of habitat fragmentation on microbats across an urban-rural landscape, Gemma L. Hopkins

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PATTERNS OF SEA SPURGE (EUPHORBIA PARALIAS) INVASION IN NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, Liam J M Kelly

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Systematics and Distribution of Abraliopsis (Cephalopoda : Enoploteuthidae) in Australian Waters, Kwan Wah Li

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Groundwater monitoring and water quality in Lake Illawarra: contaminiation and migration from night soil deposits in the Port Kembla sand dunes, Simon Longhurst

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A model for measuring the inter-annual and seasonal variability in pasture cover in Sydney’s Drinking Water Catchment using MODIS 16 day composites from 2000-2014, Jack Murphy

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The age and provenance of Cambro-Ordovician sedimentary rocks of the Murrawong Creek Formation, southern New England Orogen, Australia, Carly S. Roder

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Zircon Geochronology and Tectonic Evolution of Eclogites from the Beishan and Qinling Orogens, China, Wanchese M. Saktura

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What role do plant-fungal mutualisms play in restoration ecology? Assessing the impacts of coastal dune modification on mycorrhizae, and whether reconnecting mycorrhizal networks can facilitate restoration of dune vegetation., Eilysh R. Thompson

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Phosphorus Dynamics in Alluvial Landscapes: Implications for Achieving Sustainable Agriculture, Nicholas R. Van Lijf

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Mineral Deposits and Tectonic Evolution of the Qinling Orogenic Belt, Central China, Jessica MJ Walsh

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Analysis of water level and water quality trends within shallow groundwater systems of monitoring sites within the Southern Sydney Basin’s Camden Gas Project., Erik Bartrop

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The age and provenance of Carboniferous accretionary complex at Crescent Head and Point Plomer, southern New England Orogen, NSW., Alexandra Becker

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TOXICITY OF ALUMINIUM IN SEAWATER: DIATOM SENSITIVITY, Megan Gillmore

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Analysis of the weathering profile associated with the near surface 2 Lens & B Lode of the Giant Broken Hill PB-ZN-AG Orebody, Perilya Limited's Southern Operation, Broken Hill NSW, Luke Michael Graham

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The shifting sands of Stockyard Creek: the g eomorphic response to large wood reintroduction in a sand-bed stream, Rhiannon Hughes

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Long term dune morphological and shoreline change for beaches in Wollongong, Letara Judd

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The Geochemistry, Distribution and Mobility of Metals About an Abandoned Cu-Pb-Zn Mine at Mount Bulga, Orange, NSW: Implications for Acid Rock Drainage, Daniel Knight

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Hydrogeological role of Narrabeen Group fractures following coal seam gas extraction in the Southern Coalfields of NSW., Kieran Jay Lowe

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Ethnic diversity in picture books through the eyes of librarians and parents, Lorelle Metusela

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SOIL SEED BANKS OF ESTUARINE VEGETATION COMMUNITIES ON THE NSW COAST, AUSTRALIA, Bess E A Murphy

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The influence of the El Niño Southern Oscillation on the entrance regime of ICOLLs, Sarah Perry

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Sulfide inclusions in zircon and their significance to understanding the evolution of copper porphyries in the Macquarie Arc, New South Wales, Ruslan Simpson

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The geomorphic impacts of two weirs on their fluvial systems in the Illawarra Region of New South Wales, Australia, Adam P. Skorulis

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Baseline studies of plutonium and caesium deposition in the Sydney Region, Brodie S. Smith

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From past to present: hydrological and morphological characteristics of Wangi Creek, Northern Territory, Aidan B. Soper

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Soil Phosphorus-Proton Coadsorption Studies And The Implications For Fertiliser Recommendations, Paul Taglieri

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The age and tectonometallogenic setting of the Fifield “Alaskan-type” intrusive suite, Lachlan Orogen, NSW., Keira Webb

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Tectono-metallogenic evolution of Silurian to Devonian felsic volcanics of the Lachlan Orogen, Orange Region, Harrison Atton

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Hitting rock bottom: Morphological response of upland bedrock-confined streams to catastrophic flooding, Markus Baggs Sargood

Out of the freezer: The response of Continental Antarctic vegetation communities to climate change, Taylor Benny

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“The Effects of Catchment Land Cover Change on Sedimentation in Back Lake, Merimbula, NSW.”, Alison Borrell

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A sociocultural and biogeographic assessment of weed management at Bundanon Trust, Linden M. Brown

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Femininities, ruralities and alcohol geographies: Women’s life narratives of ‘going out’ and ‘staying in’ in an Australian country town, Susannah Clement

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No Longer the Fantasy of an Endless Supply: Water Value, Water Practice, and Changing Water Availability in Illawarra Households, Jonathon Cook

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Coastal erosion… A “Shore” Thing? A study into the Erosion, Coastal Processes and Management occurring at Kiama’s beach-dune systems., Thomas B. Doyle

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Calibration of Water Vapour Isotope Ratios for High Precision Measurements in the Tropics, Graham Edwards

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“It's the need that brings me back": Ageing Bodies and Volunteer Tourism, Ryan Frazer

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Significance of radiolarian biostratigraphy of the southern New England Orogen, New South Wales, Sarah Kachovich

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Ultra-trace determination of aluminium and gallium in marine waters, Joshua J. King

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Mineralisation of Pipeline Ridge, Cobar, NSW - Style and genesis, Angus J. McGregor

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Understanding Phosphorus Mobilisation in Surface Run-off from Soils, Bradley J. Mecozzi

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The People Driving Biodiversity. An investigation of the effectiveness of a community-based bushcare program using the community capacity framework, Caitlyn Rankin

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Geochemistry and Geochronology of the Igneous Rocks within the Lorne Basin, NSW., Joshua Richardson

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The role of vegetation in catastrophic floods: A spatial analysis, Bronte Smith

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Relationships of mafic volcanic rocks and surrounding rocks in the inferred subduction complex, Batemans Bay District, Southeastern New South Wales, Australia, Natalie Stokes

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“Using Landsat 5 TM imagery to analyse the relationship between live fuel moisture content and fire severity in eucalypt dry sclerophyll forest”, Michael Storey

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Testing methods for the estimation of carbon sequestration in wetlands, Kai Whitaker

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Understanding the embodied geographic knowledge of people who watch birds: an exploration of encounter, performance and “becoming”, Carrie Wilkinson

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Holocene Dust Transport to the Sub-Antarctic – Implications for the mid-latitude westerlies, Crystal Wood

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Mapping Changes of Saltmarsh and Mangrove Vegetation Communities in Wagonga Inlet, NSW South Coast, Arden Burrell

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Assessing the capabilities of Landsat imagery for measuring fuel properties in Sydney Coastal Dry Sclerophyll Forest, Angela Cash

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The Environmental history and tidal regime of Pattimore’s Lagoon, a modified coastal, Ashlee R. Clarke

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Geographies of football: why do men play football in the Bega Valley, NSW, David Clifton

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Taming the Hungry Beast: the effectiveness of engineered log jams in an incising gravel-bed river, James S. Daley

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Soil Geochemistry and Pathfinder Element Distribution Associated with the Hillgrove Antimony-Gold-Tungsten Deposit, New England Orogen, New South Wales, Robert Ellsmore

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Concentrations of Enterococci in Relation to Rainfall in Sutherland Shire Catchments, Caroline E. French