Welcome Note

The Department of Ecosystems and Conservation provides students with instruction and expertise in a diverse area of ecological and biological sciences. The Department is one of the six departments in the College of Forestry,Wildlife and Tourism, Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) located in Morogoro Region, Tanzania.

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What we offer

We offer teaching, research, consultancy and outreach services in the area of  Climate change, Biodiversity,  Integrated ecosystem assessment, Ecological impact assessment and planning, Environmental flows assessments, Integrated, Invasive species biology, Detection and control, Ecology, Restoration and Eco – physiology,

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Advancing women in African forestry

This is to inform you that under the supervision of the Executive Secretary, an online regional facilitator is required to...
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Integrated Pest and Pollinator Management in Tanzania

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Review of MSc. Forestry & MSc. Ecosystem Science and Management Curricula

The Department of Ecosystems and Conservation (DEC) of Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) is currently discussing and reviewing the MSc....
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Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes

M.Sc Forestry is the oldest programme which has been offered since 1974 while the other two programmes (Agroforestry and Ecosystem Science and Management) were recently established (2011). M.Sc programmes are offered for two years, the first year being for course work and the second year for research and dissertation write up. Students are also admitted to a 3 year PhD programme by research only or course work and research.

Field practicals in some of these fields are conducted at the College training facilities at Olmotonyi (an 840 ha forest plantation) and Mazumbai forest reserve (320 ha montane forest) and Kitulanghalo (550 ha Miombo woodlands). There is also a forest biology laboratory at the main campus for student practicals and research as well as staff research. Other laboratory facilities in the University are utilized by staff and students as need arises.

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Staff Profiles

Academic staffs in the Department of Ecosystems and Conservation give lectures to undergraduates (B.Sc Forestry, B.Sc Wildlife Management and Bachelor of Tourism Management) and postgraduates (M.Sc Forestry, M.Sc Agroforestry, M.Sc Ecosystem Science and Management and PhD) in its fields of mandate.

Yonas Hailu Alemu, assistant professor at Haramaya University in Ethiopia, completed his PhD study in 2017 as part of the University of Copenhagen’s Haramaya Camel Dairy Project.


Academic members of staff undertake research in various fields. Many researches have been conducted by staff and students since professional forestry education started in Tanzania in 1973. At present a total of 12 research projects are in progress . Research projects are local and/or donor funded

Student spotting Big Momella Lake Wetland ecosystem found at ANAPA. The lake has high concentration of fluoride and supports micro algae


Academic staffs are also involved in consultancy either locally or internationally. Consultancy work is coordinated by the Faculty consultancy unit (FOR CONSULT). Consultancies conducted by staff in the Department are as presented in their respective CVs.