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Laboratory Services: Research & Postgraduate Studies

The list below contains thesis titles from both Masters (MSc) and Doctoral (PhD) research by the IAS Laboratory postgraduates, for both completed and current students. Click on thesis titles (blue text) to read more about each research.

ID

Degree

Thesis Title

Staff/Student Name

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1

MSc

Analysis of Trans fatty acid in Fiji foods by Fourier transform Infrared Technology

 

Mr. Riaz Ali

Mr. Mohammed riaz Ali

2

MSc

Monitoring for Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Fiji's environment

Mr. Vincent Lal

 

3

MSc

1. Analysis of foliates in foods by microbiological assay.
2. Determining folate content in some Fijian foods.

Mrs. Viola Lesi

4

MSc

Prevalence of pathogenic bacteria in shellfish and the effectiveness of closed water depuration system with biofilter on removal of this pathogenic bacteria.

Ms. Shristi Kumar

6

MSc

Salmonella in eggs and chicken.

Ms. Ashika Dayal

7

MSc

Determination of Niacin using colorimetric and HPLC method in some selected Pacific Island foods.

 

Ms. Priti Maharaj

8

MSc

Human mercury exposure in relation to fish consumption in Fiji.

Ms. Maureen Kumar

9

MSc

  1. Determination of trends in the ambient air Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) concentrations in the Pacific Islands Region using polyurethane foam based passive air samplers.

  2. Levels of persistent organic pollutants and 2,2,4,4-tetrabromodiphenylether (PBDE No. 47) in freshwater mussels (Batissa violacea) in Fiji Rivers and seawater shellfish Anadara antiquata (kaikoso) in Fiji coastal waters.

 

Mr. Waisea Votadroka

CDDC

Center for Drug Discovery & Conservation Unit: Research & Postgraduate Studies

The list below contains thesis titles from both Masters (MSc) and Doctoral (PhD) research by the IAS Centre for Drug Discovery and Conservation Unit postgraduates, for both completed and current students. Click on thesis titles (blue text) to read more about each research.

A survey of the biodiversity of the benthic marine genus Sarcophyton of collections made in Fiji waters between 2001 and 2005

 

Degree

Thesis Title

Name

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   1

  MSc 

Isolation, Purification, Characterization and Structural Elucidation of Biocative Compounds from red pigmented Bacteria derived from Fiji Marine Sediments. 

Mr. James Sinclair

   2

MSc

Isolation of bioactive products from sponge associated bacteria belonging to the genus Pseudoalteromonas

Mr. Ilaisa Kacivakanadina

3

MSc

Isolation of biologically active compounds from two sponges of the order Dictyoceratida

Adi Kula Niradininoco

 

4

MSc

Extraction, isolation and characterization of anti-cancer compounds from Spongosorites and Stellatta sp. Sponges

Mr. Sanjay Singh

 

5

MSc

Isolation and structural elucidation of bioactive metabolites from marine bacteria isolated from Solomon Islands sponges

Mr. Wayne Kavora

 

6

MSc

Antimicrobial and Cytotoxic compounds from marine obligate actionomycte, Salinispara spp.

Mr Satyendra Singh

7

MSc

Bioactive Secondary Metabolites from culturable unusual Actinnomycetes from Solomon Islands Marine Sediments: Isolation and Characterisation of Bioactive Compounds. 

Ms. Ahilya Singh

8

MSc

The Study of Natural products from the sponge Japis coriacea and a New Fijian Ascidian Polyandrocarpa sp. (MSc awarded)

Mr. Semisi Meo

9

MSc

 Isolation and Characterisation of Antibacterial Compounds from Marine Sponge Suburea Clavata

Mr. Luke Mani

      

10

MSc

A survey of the biodiversity of the benthic marine genus Sarcophyton of collections made in Fiji waters between 2001 and 2005

Mr Klaus Feussner

 

 

11

MSc

The Analysis of the Antibiotic Activities of Salinispora Strains from Marine Sediment as a Guide to New Phylogenetic and Chemical Diversity

Mr. Joape Ginigini

12

MSc 

Extraction and bioactivity testing of compounds from the marine actinomycete Genus Salinispora

 Mr. Ngetem Amon

            

13

MSc

Human health security and climate change: Investigation of therapeutic compounds from fungi associated with Fijian marine sponges (European Union Sponsored Project)

Ms Payal Nandini Maharaj

14

MSc 

Isolation and Characterisation of bioactive components of the marine sponge, Theonella

 Mr. Pritesh Prasad

             

15

MSc

Isolation and characterisation of bioactive compounds from marine Actinomycetes

Ms. Kavita Ragini

             

16

MSc 

Isolation and characterisation of cytotoxic components of the marine sponge, Hippospongia sp.

 Mr. Rohitesh Kumar

              

17

MSc

The Isolation and Biosynthesis of Bengamides in the marine sponges of the Genus http://www.usp.ac.fj/typo3/sysext/rtehtmlarea/res/accessibilityicons/img/internal_link.gifJaspis

 

Mr. Mukesh Sharma

               

PBRC (SPRH)

The list below contains thesis titles from both Masters (MSc) and Doctoral (PhD) research by the IAS South Pacific Regional Herbarium postgraduates, for both completed and current students. Click on thesis titles (blue text) to read more about each research.

No.

Degree

Thesis Title

Name

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   1

MSc

Reassessment of the flora and vegetation along an altitudanal transect on the slope of Mt. Korobaba, Rewa Province, Fiji

Iliesa Koroi

   2

MSc

Effect of catchment forest cover on Macroinvertebrate Community Structure in streams of Fiji.

Bindiya Rashni 

                   Mr. Pritesh Sharma

   3

MSc

Diversity distribution and abundance of Fijian freshwater fish.


David Boseto

4

MSc

The distribtion, conservation status and ethnobiology of Metroxylon vitiense in Fiji.

Isaac Rounds

Mr. Isaac Rounds

5

MSc

The distribution and abundance of Fijis ground frog, Platymantis vitianus and the cane toad, Bufo marinus on Viwa Island, Tailevu.

Nunia Thomas

Ms. Nunia Thomas

6

MSc

Monitoring comparative spatial and temporal variation in the land-birds of Vago-Savura Forest Reserve,http://www.usp.ac.fj/typo3/clear.gif a native lowland rainforest in South East Viti Levu, Fiji.

Alifereti Naikatini

7

PhD


MSc

 

  1. Taxonomy, Phylogenetics and Biogeography of the Fijian long-horned beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)
  2. Taxonomy, diversity and distribution of canopy Coleoptera (Beetles) along elevational gradients on Eastern Viti Levu, Fiji.

 

Hilda Sakiti Waqa

Mrs. Hilda Waqa

8

MSc

Trunk-inhabiting Bryophyte diversity on two common native trees along an altitudanal gradient on Viti Levu, Fiji

 

 

 

 

Mereia Tabua

http://www.usp.ac.fj/fileadmin/files/Institutes/ias/Staff/2012Mereia_Tabua.JPG

   9

    MSc  

Diversity and community structure of macro-moths (Lepidoptera) in forest habitats on Viti Levu

Siteri Tikoca

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Environment Unit

Natural Resource Management Unit: Research & Postgraduate Studies

The list below contains thesis titles from both Masters (MSc) and Doctoral (PhD) research by the IAS Natural Resource Management postgraduates, for both completed and current students. Click on thesis titles (blue text) to read more about each research.

No.

Degree

Thesis Title

Name

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1

MSc

Factors affecting growth rate of the cultured algae Euchema sp. Field work and work lab completed

Albert Whippy

 

2

MSc

Growth and morphology of local grapes (Caulera sp) in Fiji

Tomasi Tikoibua

 

3

MSc

Climate Change and Water Governance in small island communities along Malaita Province Central Coast

John Walenenea

 

4

MSc

Assessing the effects of Nitrogen Fixing plants on soil fertility on Kadavu

Isimeli Loganimoce

 

5

MSc

Evaluating water resource management strategies of women in informal settlements and villages in Fiji

Asenaca Vakatalai

 

6

MA

Community-based Marine Resources Management and Government Laws and Policies in Fiji

Isoa Koroiwaqa

        

7

PGD

Postgraduate course(s)

Rusiate Ratuniata

        

8

MSc

Village governance in relation to coastal resource management: A case study of Namada village (Nadroga) and Navukailagi (Gau).

Ratu Seru Tagivakatini

        

9

MSc

The impact of live rock harvesting on fish abundance, substrate composition and reef topography along the Coral coast, Fiji Islands.

Make Liku Movono

        

10

MSc

Assessing the reliability of community indicator species as a means of measuring MPA effectiveness

Ron Simpson

            

11

MSc

Effects before and after closure of a marine protected area: Case study of Navakavu, Suva, Fiji Islands.

 Akuila Cakacaka   

           

12

MSc

Coastal processes and their impacts on coastal erosion: A case study of Votua in the Coral coast, Sigatoka, Fiji Islands.

Lavenia Tawake

         

13

  MA

The application of GIS and remote sensing on intergral coastal management (Case study: The Sigatoka coral coast).

Lanieta   Tokalauvere

         

14

MA

Community based coastal resource management in Fiji: Case study of Korolevu-i-wai district, Nadroga.

Sakiusa Patrick Fong

         

15

MSc

Coral recruitment and settlement during a post-bleaching recovery period.

Ron Vave  

         

16

MSc

The study of natural products from sponge Jaspis coriacea and a new Fijian ascidian Polyandrocarpasp.

Semisi Meo

         

18

MSc

Human impacts on coastal fisheries in rural communities and their conservation approach: A case study on Kaikoso (Anadara spp) Fishery in Verata District, Fiji

Alifereti Tawake

         

 

 



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