Historical Background

Historical Background
The Department of Ecosystems and Conservation is one of the six departments in the College of Forestry,Wildlife and Tourism, Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) located in Morogoro Region, Tanzania. The Department was formed in July 1984 as a Department of Forestry Biology following the establishment of SUA by elevating the former Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine of the University of Dar es Salaam to a fully-fledged University of Agriculture. The name changed to Department of Ecosystems and Conservation to accomodate emerging issues and growing expertise in July 2017. We offer teaching, research, consultancy and outreach services in the area of Botany, Ethnomycology, Beekeeping, Bee resources, Natural and plantation forest silviculture, Tree improvement, Agroforestry, Forest protection, Forest soils, Climate change, Biodiversity, Integrated ecosystem assessment, Ecological impact assessment and planning, Environmental flows assesments, Intergrated watershed management, Invasive species biology, Detection and control, Ecology, Restoration and Eco - physiology.

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