Mr Paulo John Lyimo

I am Assistant Lecturer in the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Tourism. I have lead several projects including pest status of Leucaena psyllid, Heteropsylla cubana Crawford (Homoptera: Psyllidae) and Biological Control Agents in Eastern Tanzania, Insect Pests Outbreak in Korogwe Forest Plantation: A Great Risk for Forest Plantations in Tanzania and Modelling Fire Incidences and Impacts Assessment for Conservation of Biodiversity in Uluguru Nature Reserve, Morogoro Tanzania. In addition to research excellence, I’m leading a bamboo project team of the College which aimed to establish a bamboo plantation for education, research, outreach and production purposes in Ruvuma. Our bamboo project is working with collaboration with International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR). At the same time, am working on the project entitled “Developing Baseline Information for Promoting Bamboo Plantations Establishment in Southern Highland Zone of Tanzania”

Also, I serve as technical and administrative point of contact for biodiversity data publishing through GBIF and TanBIF in the Department of Ecosystems and Conservation, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania.




Institution name


Assistant Lecturer

Sokoine University of Agriculture

2015 - 2016

Tutorial Assistant

Sokoine University of Agriculture



Institution name



2014 - 2016

Sokoine University of Agriculture


Masters of Ecosystem Science and Management

2010 - 2013

Sokoine University of Agriculture


Bachelor of Science in Forestry

Research Interest:

Ecosystem Health (Forest Insect Ecology & Fire Ecology), Forest insect pest and Climate Change, Potentiality of Bamboo Resources and Invasive plant species



Most popular citation


Lyimo, P. J. &S. Shaaban (2015). Assessment of Forest condition at SUA-Kitulangalo forest reserve in Tanzania Miombo Woodland, Agricultural Science. Grin: 3 - 19.


Lyimo, P. J. (2017). A Tree Girdling Beetle, Paranaleptes reticulata Thoms. (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in Korogwe District: It’s Potential Risk to Eucalyptus Plantations and Woodlots in Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservation, 86(2): 27-34

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.

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Undergraduate teaching includes Forest Entomology, Tree Improvement and Ecosystem Health Management. 

I currently have 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).

I co-supervised 4 Bachelors students who successfully graduate since 2017 and am currently co-supervisor of 4 Bachelors students.

Member, Tropical Biology Association (TBA)

Member, Ecological Society of Eastern Africa (ESEA)

Member, Tanzania Association of Foresters (TAF)

Position: Assistant Lecturer in Ecosystem Health Management


Phone: +255 754 216 031

Fax: +255-023-2604648 

Campus: Main Campus

Building: College of Forestry, Wildlife and Tourism

Office number: 23

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Org Unit: College of Forestry, Wildlife and Tourism