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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

 

  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

2

MSc

Human mercury exposure in relation to fish consumption in Fiji.

Ms. Maureen Kumar

3

MSc

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

Ms. Priti Maharaj

4

MSc

Salmonella in eggs and chicken.

Ms. Ashika Dayal

6

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

7

MSc

 

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

 

Mrs. Viola Lesi

8

MSc

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

Mr. Vincent Lal

9

MSc

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

 

Mr. Riaz Ali

Mr. Mohammed riaz Ali

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

The Isolation and Biosynthesis of Bengamides in the Marine Sponge of the Genus Jaspis.

Mr. Mukesh Sharma

2

MSc

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

Mr. Rohitesh Kumar

3

MSc

Isolation and characterization of bioactive compounds from marine Actinomycetes.

Ms. Kavita Ragini

Ms. Kavita Raggini

4

MSc

Isolation and characterization of bioactive components of the marine sponge, Theonella.

Mr. Pritesh Prasad

Mr. Pritesh Prasad

5

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



6

MSc

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

Mr. Ngetem Amon


7

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

8

MSc

MSc: Klaus FeussnerA survey of the biodiversity of the benthic marine genus Sarcophyton of collections made in Fiji waters between 2001 and 2005

Mr. Klaus Feussner


9

MSc

Isolation and Characterisation of Antibacterial Compounds from Marine Sponge Suburea Clavata

 Mr. Luke Mani

10

MSc

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

Mr. Semesi Meo


 

11

MSc

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

 Ms Ahilya Singh

12

MSc

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

Mr. Satyendra Singh


 

PBRC (SPRH)

South Pacific Regional Herbarium and Biodiversity Centre: Research & Postgraduate Studies

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.

ID

Degree

Thesis Title

Name

Photo

1

MSc

Human impacts on coastal fisheries in rural communities and their conservation approach.

Mr. Alifereti Tawake

2

MSc

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

Mr. Semisi Meo


Mr. Semisi Meo

3

MSc

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

Mr. Ron Vave

4

MA

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

Mr. Sakiusa Patrick Fong

5

MA

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

Mrs. Lanieta Tokalauvere

6

MSc

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

Mrs. Lavenia Tawake

7

MSc

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

Mr. Akuila Cakacaka

8

MSc

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

Mr. Ron Simpson

9

MSc

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

Ms. Make Liku Movono

10

MSc

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

Ratu Seru Tagivakatini

11

PGD

Postgraduate course(s)

Mr. Rusiate Ratuniata

12

MA

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

Mr. Isoa Koroiwaqa

 

 






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