Dr. Paulo J. Lyimo

Biography
Dr. Paulo J. Lyimo is a Biodiversity Conservationist working with the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA). Dr. Lyimo obtained a BSc. (Forestry) degree, MSc. (Ecosystem Science and Management) and Ph.D. in Forestry Science (Entomology), from the Sokoine University of Agriculture in 2013, 2016 and 2021, respectively. Dr. Lyimo served as a Research Assistant for the REDD+ PILOT PROJECT, after completing his BSc. The project is titled “Enhancing Tanzanian Capacity to Deliver Short- and Long-Term Data on Forest Carbon Stock across the Country”.  The main project objective was to contribute core data to the Tanzanian national Monitoring, Reporting and Verification system by building Tanzanian capacity to deliver short- and long-term data on forest carbon stocks across the country. Dr. Lyimo had the responsibility of designing data collection tools, collecting data in the field, data analysis and report writing (2013-2014). Dr. Lyimo is currently a Lecturer, Researcher and Consultant in the Department of Ecosystems and Conservation, at the Sokoine University of Agriculture mainly working on ecosystem health, biodiversity and climate change. He participated in several activities on the REDD+ Readiness Preparation Phase, Implementation Phase/Scaling up Phase and Result-based Payment Phase. Also, Dr. Lyimo participated in several activities commissioned by the Wildlife Conservation Society aiming at safeguarding ecosystems for nature and people in the Southern Highland of Tanzania. Amongst the activities was to identify the capacity of Local Communities, Community-Based Organizations and non-governmental organizations. Lastly, Dr. Lyimo is a technical and administrative contact of Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) at the Sokoine University of Agriculture. He is very active and participatory in the mobilization and publishing of biodiversity data which enable him to publish a total of 18 datasets in the GBIF portal.

Appointments:
2021 to date: Lecturer, Department of Ecosystems and Conservation, Sokoine University of Agriculture.
2021 to date: Biodiversity Conservation Officer, National Carbon Monitoring Centre (NCMC), Morogoro, Tanzania.
October, 2017 to 2021: Assistant Lecturer, Department of Ecosystems and Conservation, Sokoine University of Agriculture.
April 2015-September 2017: Tutorial Assistant, Department of Ecosystems and Conservation, Sokoine University of Agriculture.
October 2013 – September 2014: Research Assistant, REDD+ PILOT PROJECT, Department of Forest Biology, Sokoine University of Agriculture.

Education:
Ph.D. (Forest Sciences), Sokoine University of Agriculture (2018-2021)
M.Sc. (Ecosystem Science and Management), Sokoine University of Agriculture (2014-2016)
B.Sc. (Forestry), Sokoine University of Agriculture (2010-2013)

Other  qualification
Certificate in Quality Writing of ‘funding proposals and communicating results’, September 2022 at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania.
Certificate of Statistics and Quantitative Methods for Forest Vegetation Assessment May 2014, University of York and Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania.
Certificate of Biodiversity Data Mobilization, January 2018, South African National Biodiversity Institute in Cape Town, South Africa.
Certificate of participation in mapping and modeling of ecosystem services using integrated valuation of environmental services and tradeoffs (InVEST) models, June 2014 at the Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania.
Certificate of participation on QGIS and SWATCUP, Open-Source tool for Hydrological and Agro-ecological modeling, February 2016 at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania.
Certificate of Participation in socio-economic and ecological methods for different ecosystems of Tanzania
Certificate of participation in good beekeeping practices for sustainable development

Membership in committees and professional association
Member of Tanzania Entomological Association (TEA)
Member of Tropical Biology Association (TBA).
Member of Tanzania Association of Foresters (TAF).
Member of African Forest Forum (AFF)
Member of the Tree Improvement Research Working Group (TIRWG)
Member, Wildlife Society of Tanzania (WCST)
Ordinary member of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB)
Member, Sokoine University Academic Staff Association (SUASA)

Research Interest:
Ecosystem Health (Forest Insect Ecology & Fire Ecology), Forest insect pest and Climate Change, Biodiversity & REDD+ as adaptation strategy to climate change, Bamboo Resources and Invasive plant species

Published Materials
Lyimo, P. J. & Mwatawala, M. W. (2022). Status of Biological Control as a Management Tool for Leucaena psyllid, Heteropsylla cubana, Crawford (Homoptera: Psyllidae) in Eastern Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservation, 91(1): 58-69.
Nnko, L. E., Kashaigili, J. J., Monela, G. C., Munishi, P., Lyimo, P. J., & Nyemo, C. (2022). Carbon Sequestration in Agroforestry as a Strategy for Climate Change Mitigation in Kilombero Cluster of SAGCOT. International Journal of Agriculture and Forestry, 12(1): 29-36
Nnko, L. E., Kashaigili, J. J., Monela, G. C., Munishi, P., Lyimo, P. J., & Nyemo, C. (2022). Agroforestry Systems and Practices and Their Adoption in Kilombero District, Tanzania. East African Journal of Forestry and Agroforestry, 5(1), 105-117.
FORVAC (2020). Value Chain Development for Selected Forest Based Products to Enhance Community Livelihoods: Bees’, Bamboo and Furniture Products. Training Manual.Developed by Lyimo, P., Ishengoma, R.C., Abdallah, J.M. and Cuthbet Naburi, C.
Chilagane, N., Kashaigili, J., Mutayoba, E., Lyimo, P., Munishi, P., Tam, C. and Burgess, N. (2021) Impact of Land Use and Land Cover Changes on Surface Runoff and Sediment Yield in the Little Ruaha River Catchment. Open Journal of Modern Hydrology, 11, 54-74.
Kilawe, C.K., Kaaya, O. E., Kolonel, C.P., Macrice, S. A., Mshama, C. P., Lyimo, P. J.  Emily, C.J. (2020). Wildfires in the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania: Burned areas, underlying causes and management challenges. African Journal of Ecology, 00 :1–12
Manrakhan, C. Love, P. J. Lyimo, R. Clase, G. Cook, M. Mwatawala, D. J. Nel and T. G. Grout. (2019). The distribution of Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) south-west of Morogoro Tanzania. SA fruit journal, 62-64
Lyimo, P.J., Malimbwi, R., Samora, A.M., Aloyce, E., Kitasho, N.M., Sirima, A.A., Emily, C.J., Munishi, P.K., Shirima, D.D., Mauya, E., Chidodo, S., Mwakalukwa, E.E., Silayo, D.S.A and Mlyuka, G.R. (2019). Bamboo: A Potential Resource for Contribution to Industrial Development of Tanzania. In:  E.D. Karimuribo, N. Amuri, D. Ndosi, C.N. Nyaruhucha, A.B. Matondo, J.K.  Urassa and S. Iddi. Proceedings of Scientific Conference on Transforming Agriculture and Natural Resources for Sustainable Development to Attain Industrial Economy in Tanzania. SUA, Morogoro, Tanzania 96-117 Pp.
Lyimo, P. J. (2017). A Tree Girdling Beetle in Korogwe District: It’s Potential Risk to Eucalyptus Plantations and Woodlots in Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservation, Volume 86(2): 27 – 34
Lyimo, P. J., and Yakut Salum. (2017). Altitudinal Distribution and Damage of Cypress aphid (Cinara cupressivora; Homoptera: Aphidae) on Cupressus lusitanica (Pinales: Cupressaceae) in SUA Training Forest, Olmotonyi, Arusha, Tanzania. Lermpert, 1-21pp
Munishi, P.K.T., Shirima, D.D. and Lyimo, P. J. (2016). Modeling and Mapping Carbon Stock Distribution and Changes in Different Vegetation Types of Selected Districts of Tanzania. Sokoine University of Agriculture, CCIAM Program. 41pp
Lyimo, P. J., Mwatawala, M. and Petro, R. (2016). Infestation and Population Density of Leucaena psyllid, Heteropsylla cubana (Homoptera: Psyllidae) on Leucaena leucocephala in Eastern Tanzania. The Tanzania Association of Foresters (TAF), the 18th Annual Scientific & General Meeting, Glonency Hotel, Morogoro, 17-18/11/2016.
Lyimo, P. J. and S. Shaaban (2015). Assessment of Forest condition at SUA-Kitulangalo forest reserve in Tanzania Miombo Woodland, Agricultural Science. Grin: 3 – 19.

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Conference Papers:
Lyimo, P. J., Mwatawala, M. and Petro, R. (2016). Infestation and Population Density of Leucaena psyllid, Heteropsylla cubana (Homoptera: Psyllidae) on Leucaena leucocephala in Eastern Tanzania. The Tanzania Association of Foresters (TAF), the 18th Annual Scientific &General; Meeting, Glonency Hotel, Morogoro, 17-18/11/2016

Biodiversity datasets
Lyimo, P., Munishi, P., Bugingo, A., Emily, C., Malila, B., Chidodo, S., Justine, S. and Macrice, S.  (2021). Occurrence of insect species along Loduare – Golini Road, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Arusha, Tanzania. Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Department of Ecosystems and Conservation
Lyimo, P. and Munishi, P. (2021). Occurrence of plant species along Loduare – Golini Road, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Arusha, Tanzania. Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Department of Ecosystems and Conservation
Lyimo, P. (2021). Occurrence of bird species along Loduare – Golini Road, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Arusha, Tanzania. Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Department of Ecosystems and Conservation
Lyimo, P. (2019). A checklist of endemic amphibian species of Tanzania. Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Department of Ecosystems and Conservation.
Lyimo, P., Macrice, S. and Emily, C. (2019). Woodboring Beetles of Kimboza Forest Reserve in Tanzania. Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Department of Ecosystems and Conservation
Lyimo, P., Macrice, S. and Emily, C., Munishi, P., Paul, C., Bugingo, A., Masaka, K. and Mtalikwa, S. (2019). Invasive Alien Plant Species in Tanzania. Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Department of Ecosystems and Conservation
Lyimo, P. and Munishi, PKT. (2018). A Checklist of Tree Species in the Miombo Woodlands of Western Tanzania, Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Department of Ecosystems and Conservation
Lyimo, P., Munishi, PKT and Gideon, H. (2018). The Occurrence Data of Tree species for Coastal Forest of Tanzania. Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Department of Ecosystems and Conservation
Lyimo, P. and Munishi, PKT. (2018). Occurrence data of tree species for crystalline Mountain Forest of Tanzania. Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Department of Ecosystems and Conservation
Lyimo, P. and Munishi, PKT. (2018). Tree Species Occurrence Data of Accacia Commiphora Woodland of Tanzania. Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Department of Ecosystems and Conservation.
Lyimo, P., Munishi, PKT and Gideon, H. (2018). Tree species Occurrence Data of Coastal Miombo in Western Tanzania. Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Department of Ecosystems and Conservation.
Lyimo, P. and Munishi, PKT. (2018). Tree Species Occurrence in Miombo Woodland of Tanzania. Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Department of Ecosystems and Conservation
Lyimo, P. (2018). Endemic plant species of Mkingu Nature Reserve in Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania. Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Department of Ecosystems and Conservation.
Lyimo, P., Munishi, P., Bugingo, A., Masaka, K., Emily, C., Paul, C., and Mtalikwa, S. (2018). Endemic plant species of Amani Nature Reserve in Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania. Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Department of Ecosystems and Conservation.
Lyimo, P., Munishi, P., Bugingo, A., Masaka, K., Emily, C., Paul, C., and Mtalikwa, S. (2018). Endemic plant species of Udzungwa Mountains National Park in Eastern Arc of Tanzania. Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Department of Ecosystems and Conservation.
Lyimo, P. (2018). List of the Uluguru Mountains Endemic Vascular Plants. Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Department of Ecosystems and Conservation.
Lyimo, P., Munishi, P. and Bugingo, A. (2018). Bird Species Occurrence in Ramsar Site of Kilombero Valley Floodplains of Tanzania. Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Department of Ecosystems and Conservation

Funding
Funding for research and education from USAID (Plant Invasion control), EAMCEF (Livelihoods, Biodiversity, and Climate stresses) and MOHAMED BIN ZAYED (Ecology, Pollen limitation and Education). Previous funding has been from UNESCO (Indigenous communities and Climate change), DARWIN INITIATIVE AND BRITISH ECOLOGICAL SOCIETY (Invasive Plants) and USAID (Environmental Flows Assessments).

Teaching
Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching includes Biodiversity Measuring and Monitoring, Fundamentals of Ecology, Forest Entomology, Tree Improvement, and Ecosystem Health Management.

Supervision
He has supervised more than 100 Bachelors students who successfully graduate since 2017 and more than 5 postgraduate students.

Physical address:
Department of Ecosystems and Conservation, College of Forestry, Wildlife and Tourism, Sokoine University of Agriculture,
P.O Box 3010, Chuo Kikuu, Morogoro, Tanzania.

E-address: paulo.lyimo@sua.ac.tz/ paulolyimo@gmail.com

Phone: +255 754 216 031

Fax: +255-023-2604648

Campus: Main Campus

BuildingCollege of Forestry, Wildlife and Tourism

Office number: 23

Other websiteswww.sua.ac.tz

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