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Sokoine University of Agriculture,
Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation,
Department of Forest Biology,
PO Box 3010, Chuo Kikuu, Morogoro, Tanzania

Miscellaneous Information:


  1. PHD in systematic botany 1985-1990,- institute of Systematic Botany,Uppsala University ,Sweden
  2. Bsc forestry(Hons) 1982-1984,Sokoine university of agriculture , Morogoro , Tanzania
  3. National Diploma in Beekeeping, 1977 ‑ 1979, ‑ Olmotonyi Forestry Training Institute, Arusha, Tanzania.
  1. Tutorial Assistant - Dec. 1984 to June 1987.
  2. Assistant Lecturer - July 1987 to June 1990.
  3. Lecturer - July 1990 to June 1993.
  4. Senior Lecturer - July 1993 to June 2001.
  5. Associate Professor - July 2001 to June 2009.
  6. Professor- July 2009 - Todate


4.1       Associate Dean, Faculty of Forestry                                          - July 1996 ‑ June 1999

4.2       Care taker, Sokoine University of Agriculture Botanic Garden -1993 – To-date

4.3       Head, Environmental Conservation Section, SCSRD                - July 1999 – June 2002

4.4       Chairman, SUA Mature Age Entry Examination Committee     - 2008 – Todate

4.5       Head, Department of Forest Biology                                      - July 2011 - Todate



5.1       Member, SUA Botanic Garden and Tree planting Steering Committee        

  1. Member of the National Plant Genetic Resources Committee
  2. Member, AETFAT (Association for the Taxonomic Study of the Flora of Tropical Africa)
  3. Member, Board of Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation
  4. Member, Management Committee of SUA Training Forest, Olmotonyi
  5. Member, SUA Gender Policy Implementation Committee
  6. Chairman Advisory Board, Beekeeping Training Institute, Tabora



6.1.1    Temu, R. P. C. 1989. Peddiea thulinii (Thymelaeaceae), a new species from   Tanzania - Nordic Journal of Botany 9(4): 405‑406.

6.1.2    Temu, R. P. C. 1990. Seedling morphology, wood anatomy and notes on the distribution of Scorodophloeus fischeri (Taub.) J. Leon. (African Leguminosae‑ Caesalpinioideae). ‑ Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 60: 213‑221.


6.1.3 Temu, R. P. C. 1990. Taxonomy and distribution of Zenkerella capparidacea s. lat. (Leguminosae‑Caesalpinioideae). ‑ Nord. J. Bot. 10: 425‑430.


6.1.4   Temu, R. P. C. 1990. A new species of Zenkerella (Leguminosae‑Caesalpinioideae) from Tanzania. ‑ Nord. J. Bot. 10: 421‑423.


  1. Temu, R. P. C. 1990. Taxonomy and Biogeography of woody plants in the Eastern Arc mountains, Tanzania: Case studies in Zenkerella, Scorodophloeus and Peddiea. ‑ Acta Universitatis Upsaliesis 286, 68 pp.
  1. Kinabo, L.D.B., R.D. Mosha andThe Potential of Medicinal Plants in Improving Animal Health in Tanzania. ‑ Tanzanian Veterinary Journal. Vol. 18, supplementary
  1. Maliondo, S.M.S., R.E. Malimbwi, 1999. Fire impact on population structure and diversity of tree species in West Usambara camphor zone forests. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 12(3): 472 - 481.
  1. 1.8Mtambo, M.M.A., E.J. Mushi, L.D.B. Kinabo, A. Maeda - Machang’u, G.L.M.Mwamengele, M.G.S. Yongolo and Evaluation of theefficacy of the crude extracts of Capsicum frutescens, Citrus limon and Opuntia vulgaris against Newcastle disease in domestic fowl in Tanzania. Journal of Ethnopharmacology68: 55 – 61.
  1. Temu, R.P.C., Studies on species composition inEast Usambaras tropical submontane rainforests as affected by disturbance. Annals of Forestry 8(1): 53-67.
  2. Temu, R.P.C., The roleAnnals of Forestry 8(2): 161-169.
  1. Kinabo, L.D.B., RS Silayo, GK Mbasa, PS Gwakisa, EN Kimbita, RD Moshaand Acute toxicity and efficacy of some medicinal plants against Trypanosoma congolense. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 26(1): 215-216.
  1. . Identification and Nutrient Composition of Indigenous Vegetables of Tanzania. Journal of Plant Foods for Human Nutrition.


  1. Munishi, P.K.T., T.H. Shear, T. Wentworth, R.P.C. Temu,. and Maliondo, S.M.S., 2004.

Sparse distribution patterns of some plant species in two Afromontane rain forests of the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservation. 75: 74-90.

  1. Munishi, P.K.T., Maliondo, S.M.S., andMsanya, B.M. 2004. The potential of Afromontane rain forests to mitigate Carbon emissions in Tanzania. Journal of the Tanzania Association of Foresters: 10: 14-25.
  1. Kessy, J.F. andPlant Domestication as an Indigenous Forest Management Strategy for Biodiversity Conservation in the East Usambaras, Tanzania. Journal of Ethnobotanical Society of Nepal (
  1. Munishi, P.K.T., T.H. Shear, T. Wentworth&Compositional gradients of plant communities in submontane rainforests of eastern Tanzania. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 19(1):35-45.
  1. Temu, R.P.C., he Contribution of Homegardens to Conservation and Rural livelihood needs in Rungwe District, Tanzania. Korean Journal of African Affairs 22: 121-138.
  1. Temu, R.P.C. and S.M. Andrew 2008. Endemism of Plants in the Uluguru Mountains, Morogoro, Tanzania. Journal of Forest Ecology and Management 255 (7): 2858-2869.
  1. Munishi, P.K.T., F. Philipina&and N.E. Pima Tree species composition and local use in agricultural landscapes of west Usambaras, Tanzania. African Journal of Ecology 46(1): 66-73.
  1. Temu, R.P.C., Agustino, S. and Qambemeda M. 2008. Ethnobotanical knowledge of the Balangidalalu communities in Hanang District of Manyara region, Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservation78(1):
  1. Munishi, P.K.T., Temu, R.P.C. and Soka, G.E. 2011. Plant communities and tree species associations in a Miombo ecosystem in the Lake Rukwa basin, Southern Tanzania: Implications for conservation. Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment, 3 (2): 63 - 71.


  1. Temu, R. P. C. 1990. Extension services and public awareness about the importance of the Usambara forests. ‑ In: Hedberg, I. & Persson, E. (Eds.). Research for Conservation of Tanzania Catchment Forests. ‑ Proceedings from a workshop held in Morogoro, Tanzania, March 13th –17th, 1989.
  1. Pócs, T., Temu, R. P. C. & Minja, T. R. A. 1990. Survey of the Natural Vegetation and flora of Nguru Mountains.‑ In: Hedberg, I. & Persson, E. (Eds.). Research for Conservation of Tanzania Catchment Forests. ‑ Proceedings from a workshop held in Morogoro, Tanzania, March 13th ‑17th, 1989.
  1. Munishi, P. K. T. & Temu, R. P. C. 1992. The Natural Forests and Environmental Conservation in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania‑n: Ekpere et al. (Eds.). Proceedings from an International Conference on Agricultural Research, Training and Technology Transfer in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania: Past Achievements and Future Prospects held in Mbeya, Tanzania, 5th –9th October 1992. p.405 ‑ 411.
  1. Temu, R.P.C. & Msanga, H.P.Available Information and Research Priorities for Indigenous Fruit Trees of Tanzania.‑ Proceedings from a Regional Conference on Indigenous Fruit Trees of the Miombo Ecozone of Southern Africa. Mangochi, Malawi, 23rd ‑ 27th January 1994.
  1. Nsolomo, V.R.,and S.L.S. Maganga,Watershed Development in Tanzania.‑In: Power, S.; Makungu, P. & Qaraéen, A. (eds). Watershed Development. ‑ Proceedingsth May to 5th June, 1997. p. 71 ‑ 83.
  1. Mtengeti, E.J., J.B. Kizima, H.S. Laswai and
  1. Kessy, J.
  1. O’kting’ati, A., E. Munyanziza, S. Shayo and

            Traditional home gardens in Tanzania: distribution, utilization and contribution to food security and biodiversity conservation. Proceedings of 4th Annual research FOA conference held at Horticulture multipurpose hall, SUA, Morogoro, Tanzania November 17th-19th, 1999.Vol. 4: 227 - 233.

  1. Maliondo, S.M.S., Tangwa,Semu, E., and Z.S.K. Mvena, 2001. The effect of Elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum) in controlling soil erosion in Kondoa eroded area. Proceedingsth-7th April 2000. Vol. 3: 512-522.
  2. Munishi, P.K.T., T.H. Shear andHousehold level impacts on forest resources and the feasibility of using market based incentives for sustainable management of forest resources of the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania. Proceedings of the African Mountain High Summit Conference. May 5-12, 2002. Nairobi, Kenya.
  1. Munishi, P.K.T., Mandalo, S.,andThe healing forests of the Uluguru Mountains: Ethnobotany and ethnopharmacological aspects of plant biological resources in the Uluguru mountain forests, eastern Tanzania. Paper presented at the African Mountains Association (AMA) conference: 19-25th July 2002. Moshi, Tanzania.
  1. Munishi, P.K.T., F. Philipina&On-farm Tree resources and Farmer motives for on-farm Tree Retention and Management in Bumbuli Ward, Lushoto District North Western Tanzania. Proceedings of the 2nd National Agroforestry and Environment Workshop. March 14-17th, 2006. Mbeya, Tanzania, p. 188-198.
  1. Munishi, P.K.T., , D. Sitoni and M. Majenda 2007. Ethnobotany and local use of indigenous plant species in representative sites of the Somali-Maasai Phytochorion in Northern Tanzania. In: Nikundiwe M.A. and Kabigumila D.L.J. (eds). Dryland Ecosystems: Challenges and opportunities for sustainable Natural Resource Management. Proceedings of the 6th RPSUD workshop, 7-9 June, 2006, Arusha, Tanzania.
  1. Temu, R.P.C.,
  1. Lulandala L.L.L., M. Mulengera, A.P. Maerere, S.M. Maliondo, , Z.S.K. Mvena and C.P. Msuya-BengesiCommunity Participation in Tree Planting: Experiences Gained from the Mzinga River Catchment.In: Kinabo, L.D.B. and Abeli, W.S. (eds) Transforming Livelihoods of Small scale Farmers: Contribution of Agricultural and Natural Resources Research. Proceedings of the 1st Annual PANTIL Research Workshop, 25-27 September 2006, Morogoro, p. 85-92.
  1. Mulengera, M., L.L.L. Lulandala, S.M. Maliondo, A.P. Maerere, , Z.S.K. Mvena and C.P. Msuya-Bengesi Catchment Conservation Approaches: The Case Study of Mzinga River Catchment in Uluguru Mountains, Tanzania. In: Kinabo, L.D.B. and Abeli, W.S. (eds) Transforming Livelihoods of Small scale Farmers: Contribution of Agricultural and Natural Resources Research. Proceedings of the 1st Annual PANTIL Research Workshop, 25-27 September 2006, Morogoro, p. 93-97.
  2. Temu, R.P.C.,
  1. Lulandala L.L.L., M. K. Mulengera, S.M. S. Maliondo, , A.P. Maerere and Z.S.K. Mvena Achievements in tree planting in the Mzinga River Catchment, Morogoro, Tanzania.Proceedings of the 2nd Annual PANTIL Research Workshop, 15-17th October 2007, Morogoro, p. 104-114.


6.3.1    Kinabo, L.D.B and R.P.C. Temu, 1999. Collection and identification of plants with potential antithelerial, antitrypanosomal and antihelmintic activity. - A Field Guide, First Edition.

  1. Kinabo, L.D.B.,GK Mbasa, RS Silayo, EN Kimbita, RD Mosha and PS Gwakisa,Medicinal Plants for Animal Use. Collection and Identification of plants with potential Antithelerial, Antitrypanosomal and Antihelmintic activity. Sokoine University of Agriculture. ISBN 9987 605 67 2.
  1. Mosha, R.D., A.J. Ngomuo,Common Poisonous Plants of Morogoro Region. A Field Manual. ISBN 9987 8957 1 9.
  1. Ngomuo, A.J., R.D. Mosha,Common Poisonous Plants of Coast Region. A Field Manual. ISBN 9987-8957-3-5.



7.1 Temu, R.P.C. & Lulandala, L.L.L. 1991. Strategies of Nursery Production for Catchment

       Forestry in Tanzania. 80 pp. NORAD CONSULTANTS.

  1. Temu, R.P.C., O’Kting’ati, A. & Mosha, T.C.E. Field Survey of Indigenous African Food Crops and Useful Plants, Their Preparation for Food and Home Gardens in Tanzania. UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY (UNU/INRA) CONSULTANTS.
  1. Mgeni, A.S.M., Kaoneka, A.R.S. and Temu, R.P.C. 1995. High Canopy Forest Management in Tanzania. WRI CONSULTANTS.
  1. Temu, R.P.C. & Chihongo, A.Field Survey of Wild and Underutilized Edible Plants of Ruvuma Region, Tanzania. COSTECH CONSULTANTS.
  1. Temu, R.P.C. & Makonda, F.The Identity of the Rare and Mysterious “Killer” Tree of Msasa Village, Bukombe District, Shinyanga Region. COSTECH CONSULTANTS.
  1. Needs assessement for the Ugalla Ecosystem. SUA-TU LINKAGE PROJECT CONSULTANTS.
  1. Temu, R.P.C. & V.R. Nsolomo 2000. List of Endemic species of the Uluguru Mountains. ULUGURU MOUNTAINS BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION PROJECT (UMBCP) CONSULTANTS.
  1. Temu, R.P.C. & P.K.T. MunishiThe Vegetation of Lake Rukwa Basin, Chunya District. CIC/ROME LAKE RUKWA PROJECT, TANZANIA CONSULTANTS.
  1. Munishi, P.K.T., Temu, R.P.C., Lulandala, L.L.L. and Shirima, D.D.Integrating Livelihoods and Multiple Biodiversity Values in Wetlands Management in Tanzania.
  1. Munishi, P.K.T., Temu, R.P.C., Lulandala, L.L.L., Shirima, D.D., Mtengeti, E., Mbilinyi, B., Mwakalila, S., Mpeta, E., Moe, S.R.and Totland, Ø. Quantification and Mapping of Carbon Stocks and Plant Diversity in Different Land Cover Types in Tanzania
  1. Munishi, P.K.T., Temu, R.P.C., Lulandala, L.L.L., Shirima, D.D. & Moe, S.R.Enhancing the Revival of Home Gardens for Improved Utility and Productivity Through the Use of Proven Agroforestry Technologies in the Northern Highlands of Tanzania.


9.1 Beekeeping         

9.2Herbarium studies

9.3 Floriculture          

9.4Floristic inventories

9.5       Games and sports, including: Swimming, Table tennis, Lawn tennis and Badminton.

About Ecosystems and Conservation

The Department of Ecosystems and Conservation is one of the Seven departments in the College of Forestry,Wildlife and Tourism, Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) located in Morogoro Region, Tanzania.