Mr. Japhet Mwambusi

I work as an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Ecosystems and Conservation since September 2021. I’m responsible for teaching and supervising undergraduate students as well as conducting research and consultancies. Areas of my concentration for teaching, research, and consultancies are Silviculture, Urban Forestry, Agroforestry, and Sustainable Forest Management. My MSc thesis was on the “Silvicultural Treatments of Woodlots of Smallholder Forest Producers and their Relation to the Timber Market in Mufindi District, Tanzania”.

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Date Position Institution Name
Sept 2021 – to date Assistant Lecturer Sokoine University of Agriculture
March 2020 – Aug 2021 Assistant Zonal Forest Manager – Central Zone Tanzania Forest Service Agency
Dec 2019 – March 2020 Green Chamwino Project Coordinator Tanzania Forest Service Agency
June 2016 – July 2017 District Forest Manager – Rorya District Tanzania Forest Service Agency
Nov 2015 – Aug 2021 Forest Officer Tanzania Forest Service Agency
Aug 2015 – Oct 2015 Acting Project Manager – Idete Plantation Project Green Resources Limited
May 2015 – Oct 2015 Forester Green Resources Limited


Date Institution name Country Awarded
2017 – 2019 Technische Universität Dresden Germany Master of Science in Tropical Forestry
2011 – 2014 Sokoine University of Agriculture Tanzania Bachelor of Science in Forestry

Awards and Achievements

DAAD Scholarship Award for pursuing the MSc degree programme in Tropical Forestry at the Technical University of Dresden, Germany from August 2017 to September 2019.

Silviculture Prize award as the Best 2nd Year B. Sc. Forestry Student in Silviculture (FBL 201) – the academic year 2012/2013. The prize was donated by Dr. B. Lundgren on 28th September 2013 at Sokoine University of Agriculture.


Mwambusi, J. N., Kapp, G. and Chamshama, S.A.O. (2021). The Silviculture of Woodlots of Smallholder Forest Producers in Mufindi District, Tanzania: Knowledge and Treatments. Tanzania Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservation, Vol 90, No. 3 (2021) Special Issue: Embracing Science and Technology in Nature Conservation. pp 40-61

Mwambusi, J. N. (2016). Performance Test of Wood Glues on Different Wood Species Used in Wood Workshops: A Case Study of Morogoro Municipality, Tanzania. International Journal of Chemical, Molecular, Nuclear, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology. Vol:10, No:8 2016: 1141 – 1149


Contact Information

Position: Assistant Lecturer
E-address: or
Mobile phone: +255 766 405343
Campus: Edward Moringe Campus
Building: College of Forestry, Wildlife and Tourism
Office number: 6
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Org Unit: College of Forestry, Wildlife and Tourism