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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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Training on Remote Sensing and GIS-based analysis for land cover change assessment

The Department of Ecosystems and Conservation (DEC) of the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) is aimed to equip M.Sc Forestry, M.Sc Agroforestry, M.Sc Ecosystem Science...
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Nordic Africa Institute — African Scholar Program

The Nordic Africa Scholar Program supports researchers based in Africa who need time and a conducive environment for finishing and...
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Korea International Water Week — World Water Challenge 2022

The World Water Challenge is an international contest for water solutions. The Korea International Water Week (KIWW) aims to discover...
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Well Aware — Water Projects in East Africa

Well Aware aims to help local communities in East Africa find sustainable solutions to address water scarcity and contamination. Well...
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United Nations Industrial Development Organisation — Innovative Solutions towards Net-Zero

UNIDO seeks innovative technology solutions that address the adverse effects of climate change and that have the potential to be...
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European Commission — Awareness Raising in Renewable Energy

The European Commission (EC) seeks to increase public and private-sector awareness of renewable energy & energy efficiency policies contributing to sustainable...
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Australian Center for International Agricultural Research — Pacific Agriculture Scholarships

The Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) supports postgraduate research studies by providing scholarships in agriculture and fisheries at...
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Global Landscapes Forum — Restoration Stewards

The Restoration Stewards program supports the work of young restoration practitioners and their teams through funding, mentorship, and training to...
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Global Biodiversity Information Facility — Data Papers on Freshwater Species

The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) and the open-access Journal of Limnology announce a call for researchers to submit data...
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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 is for course work and the second year is 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 an Ecosystem and Conservation 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 the 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.

Research

Academic members of staff undertake research in various fields. Many kinds of research 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

Consultancy

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.

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