Dr. Ezekiel E. Mwakalukwa

Senior Lecturer in the College of Forestry, Wildlife & Tourism, Department of Ecosystems and Conservation at Sokoine University of Agriculture

MAJOR RESEARCH ACTIVITIES:

  • Growth performance of lesser known Leucaena Species/provenances at Gairo, Morogoro, Tanzania. Research carried out as a requirement for Partial fulfilment of BSc. Degree in Forestry of the Sokoine University of Agriculture (2004).
  • Population status and distribution of a potential invasive alien species Cordia alliodora in Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania. Research work as a requirement for the Master of Science in Forestry Degree, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania (2007).
  • Management and control options for Cedrela odorata, A potential invasive woody species in Kimboza Forest Reserve, Morogoro Tanzania (2008)
  • Is the Uluguru mountain safe following introduction of alien plant species in boundary and gap planting? (2007-2008)
  • Assessment of Forest based Enterprises and Extent of Trade in Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania (2007)
  • Growth performance of Moringa species/provenances at Gairo inland plateau and Kibaha Coastal Region in Tanzania (2005-2008)
  • Growth and Carbon storage and sequestration of dry Miombo woodlands in Tanzania. Research work as a requirement for the Ph.D. degree, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (2009 –2014).
  • Capacity building on forest conservation and management of water sources in mount Lugala and mount Mosi village land forest reserves in Iringa Rural District (October, 2013 – April, 2015).
  • Research on Applied Research in Participatory Forest Management (PFM): Assessing under which conditions PFM contributes to the goals of poverty reduction, sustainable forest management and improved local governance. Funded by DANIDA (2007 – 2013).
  • Research on Participatory Forest Management for Rural Livelihoods, Forest Conservation and Good Governance in Tanzania. Funded through Enhancing Research Capacity in Developing countries (ENRECA) Programme (2007 – 2011).
  • Tree planting for environmental conservation and nutritional supplement around Mkambarani uzima group home children centre, Morogoro Rural District, Tanzania (June 2014 – June, 2015).- TEAM MEMBER. FINANCIER-TANZANIA FOREST FUNDS.
  • Facilitating stakeholders to apply multi-sectoral consultative forum for mitigating conflicting interests to ensure sustainable management of Mangrove resources in the Rufiji delta, Tanzania (July 2013 – October, 2014). TEAM MEMBER. FINANCIER-EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME (ESAPP).
CONFERENCES/SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS ATTENDED
  • Training Workshop on Writing funding proposals and communicating results. 23rd-26th August 2005. Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania.
  • Training Workshop on Invasive Plants in Tropical Forest Ecosystems 12th – 16th June, 2006, Amani Nature Reserve, Muheza, Tanga.
  • Training Workshop on Invasion Risk Assessment in Tropical Ecosystems 14th -18th May 2007, Amani Nature Reserve, Muheza, Tanga.
  • Training Workshop on Management of invasive plants in tropical ecosystems 31st January 2008, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
  • Ecological Society for Eastern Africa (ESEA) Maiden Scientific Conference. 22 – 23 May 2008. Hotel OASIS, Morogoro, Tanzania.
  • Training Workshop on linking research and conservation in biodiversity hotspots. 13th – 23rd September, 2008, Amani Nature Reserve, East Usambara Mountains, Tanzania.
  • Inception Workshop on applied research in Participatory Forest Management. 4th February 2008, TTSA, Morogoro, Tanzania.
  • Inception Workshop on Enhancement of Research Capacity (ENRECA) Project-Participatory Forest Management for Rural Livelihoods, Forest Conservation and Good Governance in Tanzania. 27th February, 2008. Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania.
  • Seminar on Poverty, Forests and Climate change – Practical strategies for Ensuring Pro-Poor Approaches to REDD. 20 Th April, 2009.Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Training Workshop on Wood anatomy of Timber species from Tropical Africa organized by Plant Resources of Tropical Africa (PROTA Timbers II). 13th – 23rd September, 2010. Forestry Research Institute of Ghana, Kumasi, Ghana.
  • Training Workshop on University Teaching and Learning Improvement Programme for Academic Staff: Cohort No 1. 4th – 8th February, 2013. ICE, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania.
  • SWOT Analysis Workshop as part of the Evaluation process of Danida Supported Research to Agriculture and Natural Resource Management 2006-2011. The workshop was held on the 13th March, 2013 at Morogoro Hotel and being implemented by the Orbicon/ITAD Team.
  • Meeting/workshop on the status of development of tree allometric equations to assess forest biomass at national level in the Republic of Tanzania. May 02-03, 2013. Green Park Village Hotel, Bagamoyo, under the auspicious of the UN-REDD Tanzania program.
  • REDD+ Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) Workshop at Morogoro Hilux hotel, 18th-19th June, 2013. Organised by WWF Tanzania Country Office (TCO) in collaboration with National Carbon Monitoring Centre (NCMC) in order to share experience and lessons learnt on methodology for forest carbon monitoring at National and Project level.
  • The Tropical Biology Association African Alumni Group (TAAG) Maiden African students’ Conference, Nairobi, Kenya. 2-4 July, 2013. Theme of the conference: Biodiversity in Africa-Present state, challenges and prospects for its conservation.
  • Stakeholders’ workshop to discuss the draft National REDD+ Social and Environmental safeguards, held at King’s Way Hotel in Morogoro from 16th - 17th July, 2013. The workshop was organised by the National REDD+ Task Force (NRTF), Institute of Resource Assessment (IRA), Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
  • THE SECOND NATIONAL PARTICIPATORY FOREST MANAGEMENT (PFM) RESEARCH CONFERENCE: PFM: Present state, opportunities and challenges for sustainable forest management and conservation in Tanzania. 22nd August 2013 at the Tanzania Forestry Research Institute (TAFORI) Headquarters in Morogoro, Tanzania.
  • Welcome to Africa – Scientific Network Cooperation on Climate Change Adaptation - Summer School Workshop. Wondo Genet College of Forestry and Natural Resources, Hawassa University in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 8th to 22nd March, 2014.
  • Second CCIAM Programme International Scientific Conference on “Reducing Climate Change Challenges through Forestry and Other Land Uses Practices”. 1 – 3, April, 2014 at Nashera Hotel, Morogoro, Tanzania.
  • TRAINING OF WORKSHOP ON THE UNIVERSITY QUALIFICATION FRAMEWORK (UQF) AND CURRICULUM ISSUES. Friday 25th April, 2014. Council Chamber, Sokoine University of Agriculture. Morogoro, Tanzania.
  • Meeting/workshop on ALLANBLACKIA: achievements and constraints for phase 1 of the project and possible activities, outputs and responsibilities for phase 2. June 03-05, 2014. ICRAF HEADQUARTERS, NAIROBI, KENYA.
  • Utilizing Scenario Analysis to Support National Decision Making on the Development of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions.UNDP – LECP Training, Bagamoyo. February 16 – 19, 2015.
  • Sustainable development material impacts for NAMA in Tanzania.UNDP – LECP Training, Bagamoyo. February 20, 2015.
  • Trainer of Trainers (ToT) workshop for teaching a REDD+ for Land Use and Natural Resource Managers course funded by GIZ through Foconsult, SUA.Silver Hotel, Arusha, Tanzania. From 7th - 11th April 2015.
  • Resource person in teaching a REDD+ for Land Use and Natural Resource Managers course funded by GIZ through Foconsult, SUA.Sokoine University of Agriculture Training Forest (SUATF), Olmotonyi, Arusha. From 13th - 17th April 2015.
  • International Symposium: Wood Science Underpinning Tropical Forest Ecology and Management. Tervuren, Belgium. From 26th – 29th May 2015.
  • A scientific study visit on biodiversity in African Wood Biology. Focus of research: Wood anatomy and dendrochronology of tree species in the Miombo woodlands. Wood Biology section, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium. From 1st – 26th June, 2015.
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

PhD in Forest Governance, Faculty of Sciences, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)-2014.

MSc. Forestry - Sokoine University of Agriculture Morogoro (Tanzania)- 2007.

BSc. Forestry - Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania- 2004.

OTHER TRAINING/QUALIFICATIONS/TRANSCRIPTS

  • Entrepreneurship and Job preparation - Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania -2004.

  • Writing funding proposals and communicating results - Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania -2005.

  • Invasive Plants in Tropical Forest Ecosystems - Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania-2006.

  • Invasion Risk Assessment in Tropical Ecosystems - Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania-2007.

  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS)- Department of Forest & Landscape, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark- 2009.

  • Wood anatomy, Dendroecology and Physical properties of wood - Department of Agriculture and Ecology Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark- 2010.

  • Payments for Environmental Services and Market-based Instruments - Department of Forest & Landscape, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark-2009.
  • Techniques for Writing and Presenting a Scientific Paper - Graduate School, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark- 2009
  • Getting research into journals- Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark- 2010
  • Use of open source tools for spatial ecological modelling- Department of Forest & Landscape, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark- 2010.
  • Dendrochronology - Stockholm University, Sweden-2010.
  • Applied Statistics- Basic Sciences and Environment, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark- 2009.
  • Wood anatomy for Tropical Trees (PROTA) - Forestry Research Institute of Ghana, Kumasi, Ghana-2010
  • University Teaching and Learning Improvement Programme (UTLIP) – ICE, Sokoine University of Agriculture in Morogoro, Tanzania - 2013

COMPUTER FAMILIARITY

  • MS Word (version 2003, 2010)
  • Spread Sheets and Data Processing (R, Excel, PC - ORD, SAS).

AREA(S) OF INTEREST

  • Modelling Forest Growth and Biomass Assessment
  • Assessment, Management and Control of Invasive species
  • Plant Ecology and Biodiversity conservation
  • Sustainable Management of Natural Forests
CURRENT JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Teaching various ecological related courses for both Undergraduate and
  • Postgraduate Students.
  • Head of the Department of Forest Biology-From May, 2015 to date.

ACADEMIC AWARDS

DARWIN -TBA Fellowship MSc.Programme-2005

ENRECA - PhD Scholarship – 2008

Earthwatch Fellowship - 2008

Journal Papers

Published Papers

  • Lund, J. F., Burgess, N. D., Chamshama, S. A. O., Dons, K., Isango, J. A., Kajembe, G. C., Meilby, H., Moyo, F., Ngaga, Y. M., Ngowi, S. E., Njana, M. A., Mwakalukwa, E. E., Skeie, K., Theilade, I and Treue, T., 2015. Mixed method approaches to evaluate conservation impact: evidence from decentralized forest management in Tanzania. Environmental Conservation 42 (2): 162–170.
  • Edward, E; Chamshama, S. A. O; Ngaga, Y. M. and Mndolwa, M. A., 2014. Survival, growth and biomass production of Moringa oleifera provenances at Gairo inland plateau and Ruvu Coastal Region in Tanzania. African Journal of Plant Science 8(1):54 – 64.
  • Mwakalukwa, E. E; Meilby, H and Treue, T., 2014. Floristic composition, structure and species associations of dry Miombo woodland in Tanzania. ISRN Biodiversity. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/153278.
  • Mwakalukwa, E. E., Meilby, H and Treue, T., 2014. Volume and aboveground biomass models for dry miombo woodland in Tanzania.International Journal of Forestry Research, 11 pages. doi.org/10.1155/2014/531256.
  • Kindo, A. I; Edward, E; Mndolwa, M. A. and Chamshama, S. A. O., 2014. Survival, growth, wood basic density and wood biomass of seven year old Casuarina species/provenances grown at Kongowe, Kibaha, Tanzania. Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science, 1 - 8. DOI: 10.2989/20702620.2014.915370.
  • Ngaga, Y. M; Treue, T; Meilby, H; Lund, J. F; Kajembe, G. C; Chamshama, S. A. O; Theilade, I; Njana, M. A; Ngowi, S. E; Mwakalukwa, E. E; Isango, J. A. K. and Burgess, N. D., 2013. Participatory forest management for more than a decade in Tanzania: Does it live up to its goals?. Tanzania Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservation 83(1): 28 - 42.
  • Edward, E; Chamshama, S. A. O; Mndolwa, M. A and Ngaga, Y. M. 2013. Effect of spacing and cutting management on survival, growth and biomass production of Moringa oleifera intercropped with maize on-station at Gairo inland plateau and Ruvu, Coast Region - Tanzania. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences 3(4): 254-261.
  • Edward, E; Chamshama, S. A. O; Ngaga, Y. M and Mndolwa, M. A; 2012. Effect of spacing and cutting management on survival, growth and biomass production of Moringa oleifera intercropped with maize on-farm at Gairo inland plateau, Morogoro in Tanzania. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences 2(8): 398-405.
  • Kindo, A. I; Mndolwa, M. A; Edward, E and Chamshama, S. A. O. 2010. Performance of Four Year Old Australian and Papua New Guinean Acacia Species/Provenances at Kongowe, Kibaha, Tanzania. Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science 72(1): 13-22.
  • Edward, E, Munishi PKT, Hulme PE. 2009. Relative Role of Disturbance and Propagule Pressure on the Invasion of Humid Tropical Forest by Cordia alliodora (Boraginaceae) in Tanzania. BIOTROPICA 4(2) 171-178.
  • Edward, E; Chamshama, S.A.O and Mugasha, A.G. 2006. Growth performance of lesser-known Leucaena species/provenances at Gairo inland plateau, Morogoro, Tanzania. Southern African Forestry Journal 208:53-62.

Publications since Last Report

  • Lund, J. F., Burgess, N. D., Chamshama, S. A. O., Dons, K., Isango, J. A., Kajembe, G. C., Meilby, H., Moyo, F., Ngaga, Y. M., Ngowi, S. E., Njana, M. A., Mwakalukwa, E. E., Skeie, K., Theilade, I and Treue, T., 2015. Mixed method approaches to evaluate conservation impact: evidence from decentralized forest management in Tanzania. Environmental Conservation 42 (2): 162–170.
  • Edward, E; Chamshama, S. A. O; Ngaga, Y. M. and Mndolwa, M. A., 2014. Survival, growth and biomass production of Moringa oleifera provenances at Gairo inland plateau and Ruvu Coastal Region in Tanzania. African Journal of Plant Science 8(1):54 – 64.
  • Mwakalukwa, E. E; Meilby, H and Treue, T., 2014. Floristic composition, structure and species associations of dry Miombo woodland in Tanzania. ISRN Biodiversity. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/153278.
  • Mwakalukwa, E. E., Meilby, H and Treue, T., 2014. Volume and aboveground biomass models for dry miombo woodland in Tanzania. International Journal of Forestry Research, 11 pages. doi.org/10.1155/2014/531256.
  • Kindo, A. I; Edward, E; Mndolwa, M. A. and Chamshama, S. A. O., 2014. Survival, growth, wood basic density and wood biomass of seven year old Casuarina species/provenances grown at Kongowe, Kibaha, Tanzania. Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science, 1 - 8. DOI: 10.2989/20702620.2014.915370.
  • Ngaga, Y. M; Treue, T; Meilby, H; Lund, J. F; Kajembe, G. C; Chamshama, S. A. O; Theilade, I; Njana, M. A; Ngowi, S. E; Mwakalukwa, E. E; Isango, J. A. K. and Burgess, N. D., 2013. Participatory forest management for more than a decade in Tanzania: Does it live up to its goals?. Tanzania Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservation 83(1): 28 - 42.
  • Edward, E; Chamshama, S. A. O; Mndolwa, M. A and Ngaga, Y. M. 2013. Effect of spacing and cutting management on survival, growth and biomass production of Moringa oleifera intercropped with maize on-station at Gairo inland plateau and Ruvu, Coast Region - Tanzania. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences 3(4): 254-261.
  • Hulme, P. E; Burslem, D. F. R. P; Dawson, W; Edward, E; Richard, J and Trevelyan, R., 2013. Aliens in the Arc: Are Invasive Trees a Threat to the Montane Forests of East Africa?. In: Plant Invasions in Protected Areas: Patterns, Problems and Challenges. Edited by Foxcroft, L. C; Pyšek, P; Richardson, D. M; Genovesi, P. Invading Nature - Springer Series in Invasion Ecology 7: 145 - 165.
  • Mwakalukwa, E. E; Meilby, H and Treue, T., 2013. Floristic composition, structure and species associations of dry Miombo woodland in Tanzania. TAAG First African Student’s Conference on Biodiversity in Africa-Present state, challenges and prospects for its conservation, Nairobi. 2-4 July, 2013. Book of Abstract, pg 27

Papers Published in Workshops Proceedings, book chapter and other Meetings

  • Morogoro Hotel Morogoro Tanzania 15th - 16th 2008. p 36-44
  • Hulme, P. E; Burslem, D. F. R. P; Dawson, W; Edward, E; Richard, J and Trevelyan, R., 2013. Aliens in the Arc: Are Invasive Trees a Threat to the Montane Forests of East Africa?. In: Plant Invasions in Protected Areas: Patterns, Problems and Challenges. Edited by Foxcroft, L. C; Pyšek, P; Richardson, D. M; Genovesi, P. Invading Nature - Springer Series in Invasion Ecology 7: 145 - 165.
  • Mwakalukwa, E. E; Meilby, H and Treue, T., 2013. Floristic composition, structure and species associations of dry Miombo woodland in Tanzania. TAAG First African Student’s Conference on Biodiversity in Africa-Present state, challenges and prospects for its conservation, Nairobi. 2-4 July, 2013. Book of Abstract, pg 27.
  • Kifunda, C., Mwiturubani, D. A. and Mwakalukwa, E. E., 2014. Effects of climate change and Coping strategies by smallholder farmers in sustaining coffee production in Mbozi District, Tanzania. Proceedings of the summer school workshop on Climate Change Adaptation, Wondo Genet College of Forestry and Natural Resources, Hawassa University in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. From 8th to 22nd March, 2014.
Papers submitted for publication since Last report
  • Mugasha, W. A., Mwakalukwa, E. E., Luoga, E., Malimbwi, R. E., Zahabu, E., Silayo, D., Sola, G., Kashindye, A., Crete, P. and Henry, M., (XXX). Forest structure and allometric models for estimating tree volume and above ground biomass in lowland forests of Tanzania.International Journal of Forestry Research.
  • Mahamudu, S., Mwakalukwa, E. E., Mashimba, F. H., Siwa, K., Mondolwa, M. A and Chamshama, S. A. O. (xxx). Effect of seed sources on performance of Pinus patula at Shume forest plantation in Lushoto District, Tanzania. Southern Forests: a journal of forest science.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Posts Held at University Teaching and Administrative Career

Assistant Lecturer July 2008 – July 2011

Lecturer July 2011 – July 2014

Senior Lecturer July 2014 – to date

Previous Working Experience:

  • Research assistant - Department of Forest Biology, Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation, Sokoine University of Agriculture. Collecting field data, data analysis, writing scientific papers and project progress reports (April – September, 2005).
  • Research assistant - Department of Forest Economics, Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation, Sokoine University of Agriculture. Field data collection, data entry in the database and writing project progress reports (January – July, 2008).
MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
  • Tanzania Association of Foresters (TAF) - Member
  • Ecological Society for Eastern Africa (EcSEA) – Member
  • International association of Wood anatomists (IAWA) - Member

CONSULTANCIES

  • Mugasha, W. A., Mwakalukwa, E. E., Luoga, E., Malimbwi, R. E., Zahabu, E., Silayo, D., Sola, G., Kashindye, A., Crete, P. and Henry, M., 2013. Tree allometric equation development for estimation of lowland forest above-ground biomass in the United Republic of Tanzania. Report for lowland forests in Morogoro and Lindi region. Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy. 42pp.
  • Mwakalukwa, E. E., 2014. Assessment of effectiveness of Rural Resource Centres (RRC) model in sustainable supply of Allanblackia planting materials in Tanzania. World Agroforestry Centre, ICRAF, Nairobi (June-September, 2014).
  • Mwakalukwa, E. E., 2014. Forest resource assessment in Lokisare Local Authority Forest Reserve, Losimingori Forest Reserve and Esilalei Forest Reserve located within World Vision Tanzania - Safe Pamoja project area in Monduli District, Arusha Region, Tanzania (August-September, 2014).
  • Mwakalukwa, E. E., 2014. Assessment of the factors affecting tree husbandry for establishment of communities, individuals, institutional tree nurseries and woodlots for charcoal production and tobacco curing in Tabora and Katavi regions. The assignment under the project entitled Mainstreaming Sustainable Forest Management in the Miombo Woodlands of Western Tanzania (SFM)-Tabora and Katavi Region. Funded by UNDP (October, 2014).
  • Mwakalukwa, E. E. 2015. Capacity Need Assessment (CNA) to farmers at Korogwe and Muheza Districts for ensuring sustainable supply of Allanblackia planting materials in Tanzania. International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF), Nairobi, Kenya.