Prof. Salim M.S. Maliondo

I was previously the Head of the Department of Forest Biology (1996 - 2002) I lead a research team recognised internationally for its work in understanding the science of tropical forests and agricultural soil management. As a Postdoc Fellow in Canadian Forest Service (Maritimes Research Centre) I conducted research on environmental Impacts of Whole-Tree Harvesting for Bioenergy and produced two thematic reports. After joining the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in 1991, I conducted research in the Silviculture Plantation forests agroforestry, impact of Fire on a Montane Forest in Western Usambara, part of the Eastern Arc Mountains. I have supervised research to Masters and PhD students in natural forests and agroforestry setting. Between, 2009 –to 2015, I was the Programme Coordinator of the ‘Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation’Programme in Tanzania. This capacity building Programme had a budget of USD 2M and involving three public Universities (SUA, UDSM, ARDHI) and TMA in Tanzania, and four Institutions in Norway training 100 Masters and PhD students and implementing 21 research projects and eight Strategic interventions projects. Over 100 scientific publications were published in international refereed Journals and Books. In addition to excellence research, I have been involved in training foresters in Canada as a PhD Graduate Teaching Assistant between 1982 to 1986 and later in Tanzania from 1991 to date. My main drive has been to train wee-rounded foresters capable of adapting and responding to changing forestry landscape. I have also served as the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Tanzania Association of Foresters. I have also been a Chairperson for Faculty Postgraduate Senate Committee.

Appointments:

Date

Position

Institution name

2011- to-date

Professor (on contract)

Sokoine University of Agriculture

2006 - 2011

Professor

Sokoine University of Agriculture

2002 - 2006

Associate Professor

Sokoine University of Agriculture

Awards and Achievements: British Council Scholarship (1977 -1979).

ICRAF Research Fellow, Makoka Research Station – Malawi (1995) 

Education:

Date

Institution name

Country

Title

1982 - 1986

University of New Brunswick, Canada

Canada

PhD

1977 - 1979

University of Wales

North wales, UK

Masters of Science (Agric.)

1973 - 1976

University of Dar es Salaam

Tanzania

Bachelor of Science (Forestry)

Research Interest:

Soil Science, Forest Ecology, Landscape Ecology, Climate Change, Plantation Forestry Silviculture and Agroforestry

Journals:

Year

Most 10 popular citation

2017

Said, M.S., B.M., Msanya, Semoka, J.M.R. and Maliondo, S.M.S. (2017). Characterization of Soil Depth to Coral Bedrock and Bedrock Roughness in JozaniGroundwater Forest, Zanzibar, Tanzania. International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research 8(4):1135-1142. http://www.ijser.org.

2016

Said, M.S.; Msanya, B.M.; Semoka, J.M.R. and Maliondo, S.M.S. (2016).Use of watertable as a benchmark for levelling groundwater forest: The case of Jozani groundwater Forest, Zanzibaar, Tanzania. International Journal of Science & Technology in Engineering 1(5) August 2016. www.ijstre.com

2015

Kahimba, F.C.; Sife, A.S.; Maliondo, S.M.S.;Mpeta, E.J. and Olson J. (2015). Climate Change and Food security in Tanzania: Analysis of current knowledge and research gap. Tanzania Journal of Agricultural Research14(1):21-33

2014

Richard, J, Madoffe, S.S. and Maliondo, S.M.S. (2014). Assessment of Factors for Declining Regeneration and Death of East African Camphor in Moist Mountainous Forest of Tanzania. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 26(4):495-502.

2012

Mtengeti, E.E., Semoka, J.M.R. and Maliondo, S.M. (2012). Assessment of maize response to Minjingu phosphate rock and triple superphosphate applied under different P-application strategies in a Ferralsol in Tanzania. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science 58: 1–16.

2011

Mwakalobo, A.B.S., Kajembe, G.C., Silayo, D.S., Nzunda, E., Zahabu, E., Maliondo, S.M.S. and Kimaro, D.N.  (2011). REDD and sustainable development – A perspective from Tanzania. IIED REDD Working Paper. 21p.

2008

Pardo, M.T., Almendros, G., Kileo, E., Maliondo, S., Msanya, B.M. (2008). Cultivation-Induced Effects on the Soil Organomineral Matrix and Their Bearing on Crust Development on Two Soil Formations from Tanzania. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 39(1-2):65-81.

2008

Silayo, D. A., Maliondo, S.M.S., P.R. Gillah, Migunga, G.A., Matovelo, J.A.; Mvena, Z.K.S. &Munishi, P.T.K. (2008). Potentials and limitations of bio-fuel production in Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservation, 78. 14-24.

2008

Silayo, D.A., Katani, J.Z., Maliondo, S.M.S. and Tarimo, M. C. T. (2008). Forest-based bioenergy production in Tanzania. Research and Development for Sustainable of Semiarid Miombo Woodlands in East Africa. Working papers of the Finnish Forest Research Institute, 98: 115 – 124.

 

2008

Silayo, D. A., Maliondo, S.M.S., P.R. Gillah, Migunga, G.A., Matovelo, J.A.; Mvena, Z.K.S. &Munishi, P.T.K. (2008). Potentials and limitations of bio-fuel production in Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservation, 78. 14-24.

2007

Mkagwa, C.Z., Maliondo, S.M.S. and Semoka, J.M.R.  (2007). Enhancing Nutrient Accumulation of Tephrosiavogelii Fallow through Minijingu Phosphate Rock Application on Acidic P Deficient Ferralsol of Eastern Tanzania. Discovery and Innovation Journal 19(1&2):59-66.

2006

Mwang’ingo, P.L., Teklehaimanot, Z., Lulanadala, L L.L. and Maliondo, S.M.S. (2006). Propagating Osyrislanceolata (African Sandalwood) through air-layering: Its potential and limitations in Tanzania. South African Forestry Journal 207.

2004

Mkangwa, C.Z., Semoka, J.M.R. and Maliondo, S.M.S. (2004). Improvement in Tephrosiavogellii biomass and quality due to application of Minjingu phosphate rock to Ferralsols of different pH.Biological Agriculture and Horticulture 22(1):  57-67.

2004

Andrew, S.M.; Maliondo, S.M.S.;Mtika, J.; Msanga, J.P. and Nsolomo, V.R. (2004). Growth performance of Azadrachtaindica provenances in Morogoro, Tanzania. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 16(3):328-335.

2004

Munishi, P.K.T., Maliondo, S.M.S.,Temu, R.P.C. and Msanya, B.M. (2004). The potential of Afromontane rain forests to mitigate carbon emissions in Tanzania. Journal of the Tanzania Association of Foresters 10:14-25.

2003

Maliondo, S.M.S.; Abeli, W.S.; Ole Meiludie, R.E.L.; Migunga, G.A.; Kimaro, A.A. and Applegate, G.B. (2003). Tree species composition and potential timber production of a communal miombo Woodland in Handeni district, Tanzania. Journal of   Tropical Forest Science 17(1):104-120

2003

Maliondo, S.M.S.; Abeli, W.S.; Ole Meiludie, R.E.L.; Migunga, G.A.; Kimaro, A.A. and Applegate, G.B. (2003). Tree species composition and potential timber production of a communal miombo Woodland in Handeni district, Tanzania. Journal of   Tropical Forest Science 17(1):104-120.

2003

Mwang'ingo, P. L.; Teklehaimanot, Z., Maliondo, S.M.S. and Msanga, H. P. (2003). Storage and pre-sowing treatment of recalcitrant seeds of African sandalwood (Osyrislanceolata). Seed Science & Technology32: 547-560.

2003

Maliondo, S.M.S.; Abeli, W.S.; Ole Meiludie, R.E.L.; Migunga, G.A.; Kimaro, A.A. and Applegate, G.B. (2003). Tree species composition and potential timber production of a communal miombo Woodland in Handeni district, Tanzania. Journal of   Tropical Forest Science 17(1):104-120.

 

2003

Mtui, E.B., Maliondo, S.M.S.,Chamshama, S.A.O., Nsolomo, V.R., Msanya, B.M. and Mhando, M.L. (2003). Early response of second rotation Pinuspatula stands to nitrogen and phosphate fertiliser at Sao Hill Forest Plantations, Tanzania. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 17(1):76-86.

1985

Maliondo, S.M.S.& H.H. Krause. (1985). Genotype-soil fertility interaction in the growth of black spruce progeny from Central New Brunswick.  Canadian Journal of Forest Research 15:410 - 416

2001

Maliondo, S.M.S.,Hakizimana, J., Malimbwi, R.E., Tairo, V.E., Kaoneka, A.R.S.  (2001). Aboveground biomass of Grevillearobusta at Lushoto in the West Usambara.  Tanzania Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservation 74:25-29.

2000

Lulandala, L.L.L., Maliondo, S.M.& J. Elkana, (2000). The effect of rainwater harvesting on the establishment and early growth of Pinuspatula at the Shume Forest Project, Lushoto, Tanzania. Forestry and Nature Conservation 3: 551 –    558.

1985

Maliondo, S.M.S.& H.H. Krause. (1985). Genotype-soil fertility interaction in the growth of black spruce progeny from Central New Brunswick.  Canadian Journal of Forest Research 15:410 - 416

 

Books: Nil

 

Book Chapters:

Mugasha, A.W.,  Zahabu, E.,  Mathias, A. , Luganga, H. Maliondo S.M.S. and Malimbwi, R.E. (2016).  Allometric biomass and volume models for Acacia-commiphora woodlands. Chapter 7,  Pp. 67 – 75 InMalimbwi, R.E., Eid, T. Chamshama, S.A.O. (Editors), Allometric Tree Biomass and Volume Models in Tanzania.

Malimbwi, R.E., Mauya, E.W.,  Zahabu, E., Katani, J.S. Chamshama, S.A.O. Eid, T. Bollandsas, Maliondo, S.M.S. ,  Mugasha, A.W.,  Masota, A.M., Njana, Marco, Makero, J.S.. Mshana, J.S., Luganga, H. Mathias ,Msalika P, Mwani, J. And Mlagilla, H.E. (2016).Biomass and Volume Models for Different Vegetation Types in Tanzania.Chapter  5,  Pp. 99-117, InKulindwa, K. et al. (Editors),  Lessons and Implications of REDD+: Implementation Experiences from Tanzania. 372p.

Conference Papers:

Year

Papers

2014

Moyo, Z.H.;Maliondo, S.M.and Urassa, J.K. (2014). Vulnerability assessment of rain-fed paddy farm households to climate change and variability in North ‘B’ District, Zanzibar. Proceedings of the of the CCIAM Programme Second Writer’s Workshop, 20th and 21st February 2014.

 

2013

Sawe, T.C.; Munishi, P.K.T. and Maliondo, S.M.S.(2013). Woodland degradation in the Southern Highlands Miombo of Tanzania: Implications on conservation and Carbon stocks. Proceedings of the CCIAM Programme FirstWriter’s Workshop, 28 – 31 January 2013

2007

Pardo, M.T., Lopez-Fando, C.  Kileo, E, and Maliondo, S.M.S. (2007). Influence of cultivation on Cd sorption by Southern by South African soils. In Changing in a Changing World: the Soils of Tomorrow.5th International Congress of the European Society of Soil Conservation, Palermo, June, 25 – 30, 2007.

2004

D'Acqui L., Maliondo S., Malam IO, The BY, Ristori G. (2004). Influence of indigenous strains of Cyanobacteria on the physical and biochemical properties of the tropical soils . In: 4th  International Symposium of the MO Working Group "Interactions of Soil Minerals with Organic Components and Microorganisms (ISMOM)" (Whuan (China)

2001

Tairo, V.E.; Maliondo, S.M.S.;Msanya, B.M. and Semoka, J.M.R. (2001). Growth and foliar nutrient concentration of Eucalyptus salignaseedlings in fertilized soils from Sao Hill forest plantations. Paper presented at Soil Science Society of East Africa, 2nd to 7th December 2001, Moshi, Tanzania.

1992

Abeli, W.S. &S.M.S. Maliondo (1992). Silvicultural management and harvesting operations in forest plantations in Tanzania. Proceedings of to the IUFRO Meeting on Silvicultural and Harvesting Operations in Tropical Forests held in Malaysia in October 1992

1989

Mahendrappa, M.K., Van Raalte, G.D. &S.M.S. Maliondo (1989). Forest Biomass and Nutrient Inventories in New Brunswick. Pp. 301 - 308. Proceedings of the 7th Bioenergy R&D. Seminar held in Ottawa during April 24 - 26, 1989, Energy, Mines and Resources, Canada.

 

 

 

Undergraduate teaching includes Introduction to Soil Science and Soil Classification, Surveying & Land Evaluation. At a postgraduate level, I teach Forest Soils Management, Landscape restoration and Climate change.

 

 

  • Growth and Yield of Second Rotation Stands of Pinus patula in Tanzania: Effects of Various Silvicultural Treatments (Project Leader) - Funded by NORAD – (1996 – 2002).

  • Assessments and Monitoring of Carbon Pools, Fluxes and Sequestration Potential In different Landuse Systems/Ecosystems in Tanzania (Project Leader) Funded by NORAD – (1996 – 2002).

  • Between 1998 and 2001, I participated in a multidisciplinary research projects studying the ‘Impact and Fate of Pesticidal Proteins from Bacillus thuringiensis in Tropical Soils and Waters as Influenced by Interactions with Clays (MICROBE)’(involving Italy, S. Africa, Spain, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe);

  • Between 2002 to 2005 I led an EU-Funded project on Use of Indigenous N2-Fixing CYANO-Bacteria for Sustainable Improvement of SOIL Biogeochemical Performance and Physical Fertility in Semiarid Tropics (CYANOSOILS)’ (involving Italy, S. Africa, Spain, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe),

  • In 2007, I participated in a multidisciplinary project on ‘Ozone bio-monitoring project in Southern Africa’ Funded By Air Pollution Network for Africa (APINA)

  • In 2007 – 2009 I led a research project on ‘Impact of Fire on the Soil in Relation to Regeneration of Miombo and Savanna Woodlands of the Semi-Arid and Drylands Ecosystem of Tanzania and Ethiopia’.

  • Agricultural innovation for smallholder farmers through locally adapted Conservation Agriculture (CA) for improved food security, in the context of climate change – Funded by IAGRI (2012 -2015).

  • Member of the Team that prepared ‘TANZANIA CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE PROGRAM 2015 – 2025’ under Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security.

  • Project Learder ‘‘Developing Baseline Information for Promoting Bamboo Plantations Establishment in Southern Highland Zone of Tanzania” Funded by Tanzania Forest Fund (TaFF).

 

I am currently the supervisor of 2 Masters Students and have had 12 Masters and 8 PhD Students and over 30 Bachelors students who successfully graduate since 1991.

ProfessionalBodies Membership:

Member of the Soil Science Society of America

Member of East African Soil Science Society

Member ofTanzania Association of Foresters (TAF) as an Executive Member

Board/Committee Membership:

Date

Role

Board Name

2016 -2019

Member

Tanzania Forest Research Institute Board

2016 -2018

Member

NCMC Project Advisory Board

2016 -2018

Member

NREL  Technical Committee of NCMC

2015 – 2017

Member

National Task Force on Climate Smart Agriculture Programme

(February

2005 – 2011

Member

Board of Forestry Training Institute, Olmotonyi

2008 -2011

Chairman

Tanga Forest Ltd

Offices Held:

Date

Office Name

Institution

2009 - 2016

Programme Coordinator, CCIAM Programe

SUA

1996 -2002

Head of Department

Department of Forest Biology

1990 -1991

Coordinator of  Forestry Research

Forest & Beekeeping Division, MNRT

1976 - 1977

Acting Silviculturist

Silviculture Research Station, Lushoto (FBD)

Position: Professor

E-address: maliondo@sua.ac.tz
Phone: +255-782860901

Fax:+255-023-2604648

Campus: Main Campus

Building: National Carbon Monitoring Centre

Ecosystems and Conservation

Other websites: www.sua.ac.tz

Org Unit: College of Forestry, Wildlife and Tourism