Prof. S.A.O. CHAMSHAMA

My main area of specialization is plantation forestry (silviculture). I have however been involved in training and research in a wide range of areas including: natural forest management, agroforestry, tree improvement (mainly species and provenances), tree physiology, forest resource assessment, participatory forest management (PFM) and climate change. I have published 137 papers in journals and proceedings in the areas indicated above. Most of these are cited by various scholars worldwide. Published papers have been widely circulated worldwide through Google Research Gate and Academia.edu. I have been involved in 52 consultancy assignments as a team leader or member and out of these, 18 were international assignments. Consultancy assignments have mainly been on training (short courses), evaluation of projects/programmes, external monitoring of projects/programmes, feasibility studies and development of project proposals and other documents

Appointments:

Date

Position

Institution name

1997-to date

Professor

Sokoine University of Agriculture

1991 - 1997

Associate Professor

Sokoine University of Agriculture

1985-1991

Senior Lecturer

Sokoine University of Agriculture

1982-1985

Lecturer

UDSM/Sokoine University of Agriculture

1979-1982

Assistant Lecturer

University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM)

1977-1979

Tutorial Assistant

University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM)

Education:

Date

Institution name

Country

Title

1981-1984

University of Dar es Salaam

Tanzania

PhD

1980

North Carolina State Univ

USA

PhD Course Work

1978-1979

University of Dar es Salaam

Tanzania

MSc Forestry

1977-1978

Agricultural Univ of Norway

Norway

MSc Forestry Course Work

1974-1977

University of Dar es Salaam

Tanzania

 BSc Forestry

Research Interest:

Plantation and natural forest silviculture; agroforestry; tree improvement (species and provenance trials); participatory forest management; climate change.

Journal Papers:

Year

Latest 10 publications

2017

Maduka, S. M., Msogoya, T. J. and Chamshama, S. A. O. (2017). Effect of rooting media and indole-3-butyric acid concentrations on regeneration potential of Elgon Olive (Olea welwitschii (Knobl.) Gilg&Schellenb) stem cuttings. Tanzania Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservation 86(2): 1-12.

2016

Pima, N.E., Chamshama, S.A.O., Iddi, S. and Maguzu, J. 2016. Growth performance of Eucalypt clones in Tanzania. Environment and Ecology Research 4(3): 146-154.

2016

Inoti, S., Chamshama, S., Lulandala, L., Thagana, W. and Dodson, R. 2016. Appropriate plant growth regulators and genotypes for propagation of jojoba (Simmondsiachinensis l.) cuttings in semi-arid areas of Voi, Kenya.International Journal of Current Research 8: 24876-24882.

2016

Inoti, S.,  Lulandala, L., Chamshama, S.A.O., Thagana, W. and Dodson, R. 2016. Effect of some agricultural practices on field performance of Jojoba (SimmondsiachinensisL.) seedlings in semi-arid Areas of Voi, Kenya. Merit Journal of Agricultural Sciences and Soil Science 4(1): 14-22.

2015      

Pima, N.E., Chamshama, S.A.O. and. Iddi, S. (2015). Water use by Eucalypt clones growing at Kongowe, Kibaha, Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservation. 84(2): 46-57.

2015

Inoti, S.K., Chamshama, S.A.O.,Thagana, W.M.,Lulandala,L.L.L. and. Dodson,R.(2015). Sex determination of young nursery Jojoba (SimmondsiachinensisL.) plants using morphological traits in semi-arid areas of Voi, Kenya.Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare 5(16): 113-123.

2015

Ndomba, O. A., Bakengesa, S., Petro, R., Maguzu, J., Chamshama, S. A. O., Kiimu,H. R. and Lema,M. (2015). Perils of Taungya to the productivity of forest plantations and need for modification: case study of Meru Forest Plantation in Tanzania. International Journal of Agriculture and Forestry  5(5): 267-275.

2015

Zahabu, E.,Raphael, T., Chamshama, S.A.O.,Iddi,S.and Malimbwi, R.E. (2015). Effect of spacing regimes on growth, yield and wood properties of Tectonagrandis at Longuza forest plantation, Tanzania. International Journal of Forestry Research Vol 2015. Article ID 469760, 6 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/469760.

2015

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.

2014

Kindo, A., 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 2014: 1-8.

 

Books:

2004

Blay, D., Bonkoungou, E., Chamshama, S.A.O. andChikamai, B. (2004). Rehabilitation of degraded lands in Sub Saharan Africa. FORNESSA/IUFRO-SPDC, Vienna, Austria. 101pp.

2016

Malimbwi, R.E., Eid, T. and Chamshama, S.A.O. (Eds) (2016). Allometric tree biomass and volume models in Tanzania. Department of Forest Mensuration & Management, SUA. 150pp.

 

Book Chapters:

 

Latest 5 book chapters

2016

Malimbwi, R.E., Mauya, E.W., Zahabu, E., Katani, J.Z., Chamshama, S.A.O., Eid, T., Bollandsas, O.M., Maliondo, S.M.S., Mugasha, W.A., Masota, A.M., Njana, M., Makero, J.S., Mshana, J.S., Liganga, H., Mathias, A., Msalika, P., Mwangi, J. and Mgalila, H.E. (2016). Biomass and volume models for different vegetation types of Tanzania. Pp.99-117. In Kulindwa, K. (Ed). Lessons and Implications for REDD+: Implementation Experiences from Tanzania.CCIAM, SUA, Morogoro, Tanzania. 372pp.

2016

Masota, A., Chamshama, S.A.O., Malimbwi, R.E. and Eid, T. (2016). Stocking estimates of biomass and volume using developed models. Pp. 121-129. In: R.E. Malimbwi, Eid, T., and Chamshama, S.A.O.(Eds). Allometric tree biomass and volume models in Tanzania.Allometric Tree Biomass and Volume Models in Tanzania. 150pp. Department of Forest Mensuration & Management, SUA.

2016

Zahabu, E., Mugasha, A.W., Katani, J.Z., Malimbwi, R.E., Mwangi, J.R. and Chamshama, S.A.O. (2016). Allometric biomass and volume models for Tectonagrandis plantations. Pp. 86-92. In: R.E. Malimbwi, Eid, T., and Chamshama, S.A.O. (Eds). Allometric Tree Biomass and Volume Models in Tanzania. 150pp. Department of Forest Mensuration & Management, SUA.

2016

Mugasha, A.W., Zahabu, E., Maguta, M.P., Mshana, J.S., Katani, J.Z. and Chamshama, S.A.O.(2016). Allometric biomass models for Pinuspatula plantations. Pp. 78-85. In: R.E. Malimbwi, Eid, T., and Chamshama, S.A.O. (Eds). Allometric Tree Biomass and Volume Models in Tanzania. 150pp. Department of Forest Mensuration & Management, SUA.

2016

Malimbwi, R.E., Chamshama, S.A.O. and Eid, T. (2016). Introduction for book on allometric tree biomass and volume models in Tanzania. Pp. 1-8. In: R.E. Malimbwi, Eid, T., and Chamshama, S.A.O. (Eds). AllometricTree Biomass and Volume Models in Tanzania. 150pp. Department of Forest Mensuration & Management, SUA.

 

 

Conference Papers:

 

Latest 5 Conference Papers

2014

Kimaro, A.A., Novak, K.D.,Shemdoe, R.S. andChamshama, S.A.O. (2014). Carbon stock in planted woodlots at Kongowe, Kibaha, Tanzania. In: M. Oelbermann (Ed). Sustainable Agroecosystems in Climate Change Mitigation. 69-85pp.

2011

Kimaro, A.A., Isaak, M.E. and Chamshama, S.A.O.(2011). Carbon pools in tree biomass and soils under rotational woodlot systems in Eastern Tanzania. In: B.M. Kumar and P.K.R. Nair (eds.), Carbon Sequestration Potential of AgroforestrySystems: Opportunities and Challenges, Advances in Agroforestry 8: 129-143.

2011

Chamshama, S.A.O.and  Nshubemuki, L. (2011). Plantation forestry management in Tanzania: Current situation and future focus. Pp. 45-75. In: Nshubemuki, L., Madoffe, S.S., Chamshama, S.A.O., Bakengesa, S. andBalama, C.(Eds). Proceedings of the Workshop on Insect Pests, Diseases and Soil Problems in Forest Plantations. TAFORI/SUA. 95pp.

2009

Kajembe, G.C., Ngaga, Y.M.,Chamshama, S.A.O. andNjana, M.A. (2009). Performance of participatory forest management (PFM) regimes in Tanzania. Preliminary findings in the project “Applied research in PFM” p.  93-110. In:Nshubemuki, L., Chamshama, S.A.O., Mbwambo, L. andBalama, C. (Eds).Proceedings of the First Participatory Forest Management (PFM) Research Workshop: Participatory Forest Management for Improved Forest Quality, Livelihood and Forest Governance. Tanzania Forestry Research Institute, Morogoro, Tanzania. 225pp.

2008

Migunga, G.A., Chamshama, S.A.O. and Gillah, P.R. (2008). Professional forestry in Tanzania: Towards integrated natural resources management. Pp. 250-265. In: Temu, A.B., Chamshama, S.A.O.,Kungu, J.,Kaboggoza, J.,Chikamai, B. andKiwia, A. (Eds). New Perspectives in Forestry Education. Peer reviewed papers presented at the first global workshop on forestry education, September 2007. ICRAF, Nairobi, Kenya. 493pp.

Undergraduate teaching includes Silviculture and Tree Improvement. At a postgraduate level, I teach Silviculture, Research Methods in Agroforestry; Woody Perennials Selection and Evaluation and Plant Propagation Techniques.

I am currently supervisingone MSc Forestry student and three special project students. Over the years, I have supervised 6 PhD students, and several MSc and BSc students.

Professional Bodies Membership:

Member, Tanzania Association of Foresters (TAF)

Member, African Forest Forum (AFF)

Board/Committee Membership:

Date

Role

Board Name

2017-2020

Chair

National Forestry Advisory Committee

2017-2020

Member

Board of the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Tourism, SUA

2017-2020

Member

College Tree Planting Committee

 

Offices Held:

Date

Office Name

Institution

1990-1996

Dean

Faculty of Forestry, SUA

1986-1990

Head

Department of Forest Biology, SUA

 

Position: Professor of Silviculture

E-address:schams@sua.ac.tz

Phone: +255-023-2 603511 ext. 4630

Fax:+255-023-2604648

Campus: Main Campus

Building: Ecosystems and Conservation;Room Number: 3

Other websites:www.sua.ac.tz

Org Unit: College of Forestry, Wildlife and Tourism