Prof. Loth Mulungu

Prof. Loth Mulungu

Head of Pest Management and Technology Development
Pest Management Center – Sokoine University of Agriculture

Address

Sokoine University of Agriculture
Pest Management Center
P.O. Box 3110
Morogoro, Tanzania.

Contact Information

Phone: +255 752 119341 
Email: mulungu@sua.ac.tz or lothmulungu@yahoo.co.uk 

Professor Loth S. Mulungu worked extensively investiating various pest species’ ecology, conservation and management. Is an author of over eighty papers in refereed scientific journals and books, and have made many contributions to symposia, conference proceedings and international scientific meetings on rodent biology, ecology and management.

Professor Mulungu is currently leading two international projects and has lead and involved in more than 20 international projects since 2007. He has supervised 3 Ph.D. students, with 5 more ongoing, 8 MSc. students with 3 more ongoing and >60 graduate students and 4 ongoing
     

  ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

University                          Year               Qualification

Sokoine University        1998– 2003        PhD PhD

Sokoine University        1996– 1998        M.Sc. Agriculture

Sokoine University        1991– 1994        B.Sc. Agriculture 

 

My research interest is in pest management and Ecology for both invertebrates and vertebrate pests. Generally, pests cause serious agricultural and health problems for people. Studying the ecology and biology of pests can lead to significant improvements in the way we/farmers manage pests. Ecologically-based rodent management (EBRM) and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) are increasingly seen as more sustainable, both economically and environmentally, than the traditional use of synthetic poisons. One of the big problems in developing better pest management strategies is to understand their true impact on people’s livelihoods. Although many farmers will understand that many pest species have problems and damage their field crops, stored food and personal possessions, awareness among farmers about the level and scope of damage is often underestimated. As an expert, researcher and a trainer academician at Sokoine University of Agriculture, I have worked extensively investigating various pest species’ ecology, conservation and management. I am the author of over ninety papers in refereed scientific journals and books, and have made many contributions to symposia, conference proceedings and international scientific meetings.

Funded Research Projects

  1. Ecologically-Based Rodent Management for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in Africa (EcoRodMan) – Funded by African Union, Project Team Member.
  2. Ecologically – Based Management of Rodent Pests in Maize and Rice Crops in East Africa (November, 2014- January, 2019) – Funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Project Team Leader
  3. Investigation of domestic Cat (Felis sivestris catus) urine odour as a potential rodent management strategy in crop fields in Tanzania (2012-2017) – Funded by Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) – Project
    Team Leader
  4. Introduction of Hermetic storage: Innovative sustainable technology for prevention of post-harvest grain losses in smallholder, (2015-2017) – Funded by Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) – Project Team Member
  5. Development of Leptospira antigen panel for scaling-up diagnosis of human and animal leptospirosis to improve productivity in Tanzania, (2015-2017) – Funded by Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) – Project Team Member
  6. Development and deployment of phytochemicals for food security, disease management, commercial and industrial applications in poverty alleviation, (2015-2017) – Funded by Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) – Project Team Member
  7. Sustainable Technology to Overcome Pest Rodents in Africa Through Science (2014-2016) – Funded by European Union – Project Team Member
  8. Rodent ecology and management in selected cereal crops in eastern zone, Tanzania (2010 – 2013) – Funded by ZARDEF through Eastern Zone of Tanzania – Project Team Leader
  9. Landscape-ecological clarification of bubonic plague distribution and outbreaks in the western Usambara Mountains, Tanzania (2009 – 2014) – Funded by the Belgium Government through the IUC-RIP – Project Team Member
  1. Investigation of the performance of system of rice Intensification (SRI) and rodent ecology and prevalence of zoonotic diseases under SRI and traditional rice growing systems in Tanzania (2012 – 2015) – Funded by Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) – Project Team Member
  2. Evaluation of selected botanicals as rodent repellents in maize fields and stored maize grain in rural areas, Tanzania (2012 – 2017) – Funded by Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) – Project Team Member
  3. Rodent outbreak management to improve livelihood of African farmers (2014-2015) – Funded by European Union, Project Team Member
  4.  Grass cutter farming project (2008 – 2010) – Funded by DELPHE through British Council Project Team Member
  1. Development of ecologically-based rodent management for the SADC region. Acronym: ECORAT (2007 – 2009) – Funded by European Union through SADC – Project Team Leader – Tanzania
  2. Capacity building in rodent research: Ecology, biodiversity and taxonomy of the rodent fauna of Tanzania (1998 – 2007). Funded by the Belgian Government through the SUA VLIR Programme. Project Team member.

CONSULTANCY

  1. 2015 – 2017, Environmental  and  Social  Impact  Assessment (ESIA) and  Resettlement Action  Plan (RAP)  for  Kabuyanda-Uganda & Sio sango-Kenya Irrigation Development and Watershed  Management Project. Supported by the NILE Basin Initiative/NILE Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action. Research Team mMember
  2. October 2006, Rodent pest species Survey and Management at Tulawaka Gold Mine, Biharamuro District. Member
  3. 1996, Vegetable Productionon Open Spaces in Dar es Salaam City: Supported by NIGP through the Dutch STOAS. Member

2018

    Papers in press

 1.Mulungu, L.S., Mchukya, B., L. Mnyone (Accepted) Trap barrier system (TBS) as a new tool for rodent pest management in irrigated rice in Africa. BOO  Chapter. Pests – Insects, Management, Control. ISBN 978-953-51-7012-9.

 2.Mdangi M. E., Muhamba, D., Massawe, A.W., Mulungu, L.S. (Accepted) Rice insect pest Management in selected rice irrigation schemes in Morogoro Region, Tanzania. African Journal of Agricultural Resear

 Paper published

 1.Mlyashimbi, E. C. M; J. Mariën; D. N. Kimaro; A. J. P. Tarimo; M. Isabirye; R. H. Makundi; A. W. Massawe; M. E. Mdangi; D. Kifumba, A. Nakiyemba; H. Leirs; S. R. Belmain and L. S. Mulungu (2018) Relationships between seasonal changes in diet of Multimammate rat (Mastomys natalensis) and its breeding patterns in semi-arid areas in Tanzania. Cogent Food & Agriculture, 4(1):1-13

 2..J. Mariën, V. Sluydts, B. Borremans, S. Gryseels,  B. V. Broecke, C. A. Sabuni, A. A. S. Katakweba, L. S. Mulungu, S. Günther, J. G de Bellocq, A. W. Massawe and H. Leirs (2018) Arenavirus infection correlates with lower survival of its natural rodent host in a long-term capture-mark-recapture study. Parasites & Vectors, 11(1):90. DOI 10.1186/s13071-018-2674-2

 3.J. L. Meliyo, K.F.G. Masuki, B.M. Msanya, D. Kimaro and L.S. Mulungu (2018) Ecological Biogeography of West Usambara Mountains: A study on the influence of abiotic factors to spatial distribution of plant and animal species. BOOK Chapter 7: Pure and Applied Biogeography SBN 978-953-51-5222-4; pp143-166

2017

 

  1. Mulungu, L.S., C.A. Sabuni, V. Ngowo, M.E. Mdangi, A., J.J. Magadula, M. Kapingu, E. Mbukwa, C.A. Mgina, Mwatawala, M.W., Kichuki, M., Mwakalobo, A.S., G.F. Mgode (2017) Effectiveness of the domestic cat (Felis sylvestris catus) urine extract odour against commensal rodents, Huria Journal, 24(2): 110 – 121
  2. Swanepoel, LH., CM. Swanepoel, P.R. Brown, S.J. Eiseb, M. Goodman, M. Keith, F. Kirsten, H. Leirs, T.A.M. Mahlaba, R.H. Makundi, P. Malebane, E.F. von Maltitz, A.W. Massawe, A. Monadjem, L. S. Mulungu, G.R. Singleton, P.J. Taylor, V. Soarimalala, S.R. Belmain (2017) A systematic review of rodent pest research in Afro-Malagasy small-holder farming systems: Are we asking the right questions? PLoS ONE 12(3): e0174554.https://doi.org/10.1371/journal. pone. 0174554

3.      Loth S. Mulungu (2017) Chapter 15: Control of rodent pests in maize cultivation: the case of Africa. In: Achieving sustainable maize cultivation Vol.2 (ed. Dr Dave Watson). Francis Dodds, Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.199103/AS.2016.0002.18.

 

  1. P.R. Brown, B. Douangboupha, N.M. Htwe, J. Jacob, L. Mulungu, N.T. My Phung, G.R. Singleton, A. M. Stuart, and Sudarmaji (2017) Chapter 13: Control of rodent pests in rice cultivation. In: Achieving sustainable rice cultivation, Part 3: Rice pests and diseases. Francis Dodds, Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing. 343-376 pp. http://dx.doi.org/10.19103/AS.2016.0003.24.
  2. Mdangi, M, Borremans, B., Sibuga, P. K. Mulungu, L.S  (2017) Behavioral response of Multimammate rat (Mastomys natalensis, Smith 1834) on selected crude pesticidal plant extracts. International Journal of Applied Research and Studies, v(10): 18-30

2016

  1. Loth S. Mulungu, V. Ngowo, M. Mdangi, A.S. Katakweba, P. Tesha, F.P. Mrosso, M.
    Mchomvu,
    A.W. Massawe, A. Monadjem, B.S. Kilonzo & S.R. Belmain (2016)
    Survival and recruitment of the multimammate mouse, Mastomys natalensis
    (Smith 1834), in a rice agro-ecosystem
    . Mammalia, 80(2):
    205–210. doi
    10.1515/mammalia-2014-0150
  2. Mulungu, L.S., M. E. Mdangi, &
    H. Lopa (2016)
    Comparative study of Population dynamics and Breeding patterns of Mastomys natalensis in System Rice
    Intensification (SRI) and conventional rice production in irrigated rice
    ecosystems in Tanzania. Journal of
    Rice Research
    , 4(1):161. doi: 10.4172/2375-4338.1000161
  3. Mwalilino,
    J.K, M.M. Mwendo, M.E. Mdangi & L.
    S. Mulungu
    (2016) Evaluation of Sweet Wormwood (Artemisia annua L.) as Stored Grain Protectant against Maize
    storage Weevil (Sitophilus zeamays,
    Motschulsky) and Larger Grain Borer (Prostephanus
    truncatus
    , Horn) on Stored Maize Grains. African Journal of Science and Research, 5(3):7-10. ISSN:
    2306-5877. http://ajsr.rstpublishers.com/
  4. Joel
    Loitu Meliyo, Balthazar M. Msanya, Didas Nahum Kimaro, Boniface Hussein
    John Massawe, Proches, Hieronimo Musigula, Loth S. Mulungu, Jozef Deckers, and Hubert Gulinck (2016) Variability of soil
    organic carbon with landforms and land use in the Usambara mountains of
    Tanzania, Journal of Soil Science
    and Environmental Management
    ,
    7(9):
    123-132.  DOI:
    10.5897/JSSEM2016.0557, ISSN: 2141-2391
  5. Mulungu, L.S., C.A. Sabuni, V.
    Ngowo, M.E. Mdangi, A., J.J. Magadula, M. Kapingu, E. Mbukwa, C.A. Mgina,
    Mwatawala, M.W., Kichuki, M., Mwakalobo, A.S., G.F. Mgode (2016) Domestic
    Cat (Felis sylvestris catus)
    Urine Odour as a Potential Rodent Management Strategy, Huria Journal, 22:144-152
  6. Mdangi,M.,
    Sibuga, P.K., Massawe, A. W., Magadula, J.J,  Ngowo, V., Mrosso, F.P, Mkangwa,
    Z.C., and Kilonzo, B.S, Mulungu, L.S. (2016) Farmers’ Knowledge,
    Attitude and Perceptions on the use of locally available plant material to
    prevent rodent damage to maize crop in Eastern Tanzania. African
    Journal of Agricultural Research
    ,
    11(48): 4902-4910

2015

  1. Joel L. Meliyo, Boniface J.H. Massawe, Leon Brabers, Balthazar M. Msanya, Didas N. Kimaro, Loth S. Mulungu, Nganga I. Kihupi, Jozef A. Deckers, Hubert Gulinck, Herwig Leirs (2015) Status and variability of soil micronutrients with landforms in the plague focus of Western Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. International Journal of Plant and Soil Science, 4(4):389-403
  2. Joel L. Meliyo, Leon Brabers, Boniface J.H. Massawe, Balthazar M. Msanya, Didas N. Kimaro, Loth S. Mulungu, Nganga I. Kihupi, Jozef A. Deckers, Hubert Gulinck, Herwig Leirs (2015) The effect of soil physical properties and soil microclimate on rodent burrow abundance and their characteristics in Western Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. Journal of Agriculture and Ecology Research International, 2(2):105-119
  1. Mulungu, S., V. Sixbert, V. Ngowo, M. Mdangi, A.S. Katakweba, P. Tesha, F.P. Mrosso, M. Mchomvu, B.S. Kilonzo and S.R. Belmain (2015) Spatio-temporal patterns in the distribution of the multimammate mouse, Mastomys natalensis, in rice crop and fallow land habitats in Tanzania. Mammalia: 79(2): 177-184; doi: 10.1515/mammalia-2014-0006
  2. Mulungu, L.S., Mrosso, F.P., Katakweba A.A.S., Mdangi, M.E., Tesha, P.P.H., Ngowo, V., Mchomvu, M., Kilonzo, B.S. (2015) Farmer’s knowledge, attitude and practice on rodent management in lowland irrigated rice in Central-eastern, Tanzania. International Research Journal of Plant Science, 6(1): 7-14, DOI: http:/dx.doi.org/10.14303/irjps.2014.016
  1. Christopher A. Sabuni, Vincent Sluydts, Loth S. Mulungu, Samwel S. Maganga, Rhodes H. Makundi and Herwig Leirs (2015) Distribution and ecology of Lesser pouched rat, Beamys hindei, in Tanzanian Coastal Forests, Integrative Zoology, 10(6): 531-542
  2. Loth S. Mulungu, Borremans, B., V. Ngowo, M. Mdangi, A.S. Katakweba, P. Tesha, F.P. Mrosso, M. Mchomvu, Bukheti S. Kilonzo (2015) Comparative study of the movements of Mastomys natalensis in irrigated rice and fallow fields in eastern Tanzania. African Journal of Ecology, 53(4): 473-479
  3. Mgode GF, Machang’u RS, Mhamphi GG, Katakweba A, Mulungu LS, Durnez L, Herwig Leirs, R. Hartskeerl, SR. Belmain (2015) Leptospira Serovars for Diagnosis of Leptospirosis in Humans and Animals in Africa: Common Leptospira Isolates and Reservoir Hosts. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 9(12): e0004251. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0004251
  1. Msigwa, A.M., S. Mulungu, M.E. Mdangi, and B.S. Kilonzo (2015) Knowledge and attitudes of community on small mammalian carnivores in MBOMIPA Wildlife Management Area, South-Central Tanzania, African Journal of Science and Research 6(4): 46-49

2014

  1. Meheretu, Y., Sluydts, V., Welegerima, K., Bauer, H., Teferi, K., Yirga, G. Mulungu, L. Haile, M., Nyssen, J., Deckers, J., Makundi, R., Leirs, H. (2014) Rodent abundance, stone bund density and its effects on crop damage in the Tigray highlands, Ethiopia, Crop Protection 55: 61-67
  2. Borremans, B., Hughes, N.K., Reijniers, J., Sluydts, V., Katakweba, A.A.S., Mulungu, L.S., Sabuni, C.A., Makundi, R.H., Leirs, H. (2014). Happily together forever: temporal variation in spatial patterns and complete lack of territoriality in a promiscuous rodent. Population Ecology 56(1): 109-118
  3. Mulungu, S., Mlyashimbi, E.C.M, V. Ngowo, M. Mdangi, A.S. Katakweba, P. Tesha, F.P. Mrosso, M. Mchomvu, Kilonzo, B.S. and S.R. Belmain (2014) Food preferences of the Multi-mammate mouse, Mastomys natalensis (Smith 1834) in irrigated rice field in eastern Tanzania. International Journal of Pest Management, 60(1): 1-8
  4. Proches Hieronimo, Hubert Gulinck, Didas N. Kimaro, Loth S. Mulungu, Nganga I. Kihupi, Balthazar M. Msanya, Herwig Leirs and Jozef A. Deckers (2014) Human activity spaces and plague risks in three contrasting landscapes, Lushoto district, Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Health Research, Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/thrb.v16i3.2, 16(3).
  1. Joel L. Meliyo, Didas N. Kimaro, Balthazar M. Msanya, Loth S. Mulungu, Proches Hieronimo, Nganga Kihupi, Hubert Gulinck and Jozef A. Deckers (2014) Predicting small mammals and fleas abundance using landform and soil properties in a plague endemic area, Lushoto District, Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Health Research, Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/thrb.v16i3.3, 16(3).
  1. Njaka A. Ralazafisoloarivyony, Didas N. Kimaro, Nganga I. Kihupi, Loth S. Mulungu, Herwig Leirs, Balthazar M. Msanya, Jozef A. Deckers and Hubert Gulinck (2014) Small mammals distribution and diversity in endemic plague area in West Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Health Research, Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/thrb.v16i3.4, 16(3).
  1. Joel L. Meliyo, Boniface H.J. Massawe, Balthazar M. Msanya, Didas N. Kimaro, Proches Hieronimo, Loth S. Mulungu, Nganga I. Kihupi, Jozef A. Deckers, Hubert Gulinck and Herwig Leirs (2014) Landform and surface attributes for prediction of rodent burrows in the West Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Health Research, Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/thrb.v16i3.5, 16(3).
  1. Njaka A. Ralaizafisoloarivony, Didas N. Kimaro, Nganga I. Kihupi, Loth S. Mulungu, Herwig Leirs, Balthazar M. Msanya, Jozef A. Deckers and Hubert Gulinck (2014) Vegetation habitats and small mammals in a plague endemic area in Western Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Health Research, Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/thrb.v16i3.6, 16(3).
  1. Proches Hieronimo, Joel Meliyo, Hubert Gulinck, Didas N. Kimaro, Loth S. Mulungu, Nganga I. Kihupi, Balthazar M. Msanya, Herwig Leirs and Jozef A. Deckers (2014). Integrating land cover and terrain characteristics to explain Plague Risks in West Usambara Mountains, Tanzania: a geospatial approach. Tanzania Journal of Health Research, Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/thrb.v16i3.7, 16(3).
  1. Proches Hieronimo, Didas N. Kimaro, Nganga I. Kihupi, Hubert Gulinck, Loth S. Mulungu, Balthazar B. Msanya, Herwig Leirs, JoZef A. Deckers (2014) Land use determinants of small mammal abundance and distribution in a plague endemic area of Lushoto district, Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Health Research, Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/thrb.v16i3.8, 16(3).
  1. Proches Hieronimo, Nganga I. Kihupi, Didas N. Kimaro, Hubert Gulinck, Loth S. Mulungu, Balthazar M. Msanya, Herwig Leirs and JoZef A. Deckers (2014) Contribution of land use to rodent flea load distribution in the plague endemic area of Lushoto District, Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Health Research, Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/thrb.v16i3.10, 16(3).
  1. Georgies F. Mgode, Abdul S. Katakweba, Ginethon G. Mhamphi, Frank Fwalo, Mohamed Bahari, Mashaka Mdangi, Bukheti S. Kilonzo and Loth S. Mulungu (2014) Prevalence of leptospirosis and toxoplasmosis: A study of rodents and shrews in cultivated and fallow land, Morogoro rural district, Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Health Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/thrb.v16i3.11, 16(3).
  1. Mulungu, S., P.P. Lagwen, M.E. Mdangi, B.S. Kilonzo and S.R. Belmain (2014) Impact of spatio-temporal simulations of rat damage on yield of rice (Oryza sativa L.) and implications for rodent pest management. International Journal of Pest Management, 60(4): 269-274: DOI: 10.1080/09670874.2014.967326

2013

1.      Loth S. Mulungu, V. Ngowo, M. Mdangi, A.S. Katakweba, P. Tesha, F.P. Mrosso, M. Mchomvu, P.M. Sheyo, B.S. Kilonzo (2013) Population dynamics and breeding patterns of Multi-mammate mouse, Mastomys natalensis (Smith 1834) in irrigated rice field in Eastern Tanzania. Pest Management Science, 69(3):371-377

2.      Mashaka Mdangi, Loth S. Mulungu, Apia W. Massawe, Seth Eiseb, Vasana Tutjavi, Frikkie Kirsten, Temba Mahlaba, Phanuel Malebane, Emil VON Maltitz, Ara Monadjem, Nomfundo Dlamini, Rhodes H. Makundi, and Steven R. Belmain (2013) Assessment of rodent damage to stored maize (Zea mays L.) on smallholder farms in Tanzania. International Journal of Pest Management, 59(1): 55–62

2012

  1. Peter J. Taylor, Sarah Downs, Ara Monadjem, Seth J. Eiseb, Loth S. Mulungu, Apia W. Massawe, Themb’a A. Mahlaba, Frikkie Kirsten, Emil Von Maltitz, Phanuel Malebane, Rhodes H. Makundi, Jennifer Lamb and Steven R. Belmain (2012) Experimental treatment-control studies of ecologically based rodent management in Africa: balancing conservation and pest management. Wildlife Research, 39(1): 51-61
  2. Abdul A.S. Katakweba, Mulungu, S., Eiseb, S. Mahlaba, T.A, Makundi, R., Massawe, A., S.R. Belmain (2012) Prevalence of haemoparasite, leptospires and cocobacili with potential for human infection in the blood of rodents and shrews from selected localities in Tanzania, Namibia and Swaziland. African Zoology, 47(1): 119–127
  3. Apia W. Massawe, Rhodes H. Makundi, Loth S. Mulungu, Abdul Katakweba & Teresia N. Shayo (2012) Breeding dynamics of rodent species inhabiting farm-fallow mosaic fields in Central Tanzania, African Zoology. 47(1): 128–137

2011

 

  1. Mulungu, L.S., B. Ndilahomba, C. J. Nyange, M. W. Mwatawala, J.K. Mwalilino, C.C. Joseph, and C.A. Mgina (2011) Efficacy of Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium, Neorautanenia mitis, and Gnidia kraussiana against Larger Grain Borer (Prostephanus truncatus Horn) and Maize Weevil (Sitophilus zeamays Motschulsky) on Maize (Zea mays L.) Grains. Journal of Entomology, 8(1): 81-87
  2. L. S. Mulungu, M. R. Jilala, M. W. Mwatawala and J. K. Mwalilino (2011) Assesment of damage due to Larger Grain Borer (Prostephanus truncatus Horn) on Stored Paddy Rice (Oryza Sativa L. (Poaceae)). Journal of Entomology: 8(3): 295-300.
  3. Ara Monadjem, Dlamini, N., Mahlaba, T.A., Eiseb, S.J., Belmain, S., Mulungu, L.S., Massawe, A.W., Makundi, R.H. (2011) Impact of Crop Cycle on Movement Patterns of Pest Rodent Species in Southern Africa. Wildlife Research, 38(7): 603-609
  4. Loth S. Mulungu, Themb’alilahlwa A. Mahlaba, Apia W. Massawe, Jan Kennis, Dieter Crauwels, Seth Eiseb, Ara Monadjem, Rhodes H. Makundi, Abdul A.S. Katakweba, Herwig Leirs and Steven R. Belmain (2011) Dietary differences of the multimammate mouse, Mastomys natalensis (Smith 1834), across different habitats and seasons in Tanzania and Swaziland. Wildlife Research, 38(7): 640-646
  5. Loth S. Mulungu, Apia W. Massawe, Jan Kennis, Dieter Crauwels, Seth Eiseb, Themb’alilahlwa A. Mahlaba, Ara Monadjem, Rhodes H. Makundi, Abdul A.S. Katakweba, Herwig Leirs & Steven R. Belmain (2011) Differences in diet between two rodent species of Mastomys natalensis and Gerbilliscus vicinus in fallow land habitat of Central Tanzania. African Zoology, 46(2): 387-392
  6. Apia W. Massawe, Loth S. Mulungu, Rhodes H. Makundi, N. Dlamini,  Seth J. Eiseb, Frikkie Kirstin, Themb’a A. Mahlaba, Phanuel Malebane, Emil Von Maltitz, Ara Monadjem, Peter J. Taylor, V. Tutjavi & Steven R. Belmain (2011) Spatial and temporal population dynamics of rodents in three geographically different regions in Africa: Implication for Ecologically-based rodent management. African Zoology, 46(2): 393-405

2010

  1. S. Mulungu; Ngowo, V.H. R.H. Makundi, A.W. Massawe and Leirs, H. (2010) Winning the Fight against Rodent Pest: Recent Developments in Tanzania. Journal of Biological Sciences, 10(4): 333-340.
  2. S. Mulungu, Mgeta T. Kubala, Ginethon G. Mhamphi, Robert Misangu and Maulindi W. Mwatawala (2010) Efficacy of Protectants against Maize Weevils (Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky) and the Larger Grain Borer (Prostephanus truncatus Horn) for Stored Maize. International Research Journal of Plant Science, 1(6):150-154

2009

  1. Rhodes H. Makundi, Apia W. Massawe, Loth S. Mulungu and Abdul Katakweba (2009) Species Diversity and Population Dynamics of Rodents in Farm-Fallow Field Mosaic Systems in Central Tanzania. African Journal of Ecology, 48: 313-320

2008

  1. Mulungu, Loth S. Mpinga, Makala, Mwatawala, Maulid W. (2008) Effect of Mango Weevil [(Cryptorhynchus mangiferae) Coleoptera: Curculionidae] Damage on Mango Seed Viability in Tanzania. Journal of Economic Entomology, 101(1): 114 – 117
  2. Massawe, A., Mrosso, F.P., Makundi, R.H. and Mulungu, L.S. (2008) Breeding Patterns of Arvicanthis neumanni in Central Tanzania. African Journal of Ecology, 46(3): 320-324
  3. Mulungu, L.S., Makundi, R.H., Massawe, A.W. Machang’u R.S. and Mbije, N.E. (2008) Diversity and Distribution of Rodents and Shrew Species Associated with Variation in Altitude on Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Mammalia, 72(3): 178-185
  4. W. Massawe, W. Rwamugira, H. Leirs, R. H. Makundi, L. S. Mulungu, V. Ngowo and R. Machang’u (2008) Soil Type Limits Population Abundance of Rodents in Crop Fields: Case Study of the Multimammate Rats, Mastomys natalensis Smith 1834, in Tanzania. Integrative Zoology, 3(1): 27-30
  5. Rhodes H. Makundi, Apia W. Massawe, Loth S. Mulungu, Abdul Katakweba. Thomas, J. Mbise and Georgies Mgode (2008) Potential Mammalian Reservoir in Bubonic Plague Outbreak Focus in Mbulu District, Northern Tanzania, in 2007. Mammalia, 72(3):253-257
  6. Belmain, S.R., Dlamini, N., Eiseb. S., Kirsten, F., Mahlaba, T., Makundi, R., Malebane, P., Maltitz, E. Von, Massawe, A., Monadjem. , Mulungu, L., Siwiya, E., Taylor, P., and Tutjavi, V. (2008) The ECORAT Project: Developing Ecologically-Based Rodent Management for the Southern African Region. International Pest Control. 50(3):136-138.

2007

 

  1. Makundi, R.H.; Massawe, A.W. and Mulungu, L.S. (2007) Breeding Seasonality and Population Dynamics of Three Rodent Species (Lophuromys flavopunctatus, Grammomys dolichurus and Praomys delectorus) In the Magamba Forest Reserve in Western Usambara Mountains, North-East Tanzania. African Journal of Ecology, 45:17-21
  2. Misangu, R.N, Chipungahelo, M.S., Reuben, S.O.W.M, and Mulungu, L.S. (2007) The Effect of Sowing Bruchid Damaged Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) Seeds on Germination, Plant Development and Yield. Journal of Entomology, 4(3): 337-341
  1. Loth S. Mulungu, Elice N. Luwondo, Shazia O.W.M. Reuben and Robert N. Misangu (2007) Effectiveness of Local Botanicals as Protectants of Stored Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) against Bean Bruchid (Zabrotes subfasciatus) (Genera: Zabrotes. Family: Bruchidae). Journal of Entomology, 4(3): 210-217
  2. Mulungu, L.S., Lupenza, G., Reuben, S.O.W.M. and R. N. Misangu (2007) Evaluation of Botanical Products as Stored Grain Protectant against Maize Weevil, Sitophilus zeamays (Motschulsky.) on Maize. Journal of Entomology, 4(3): 258-262
  1. Misangu, R.N., Azimio, A., Reuben, S.O.W.M., Kusolwa, P.M. and Mulungu, L.S. (2007) Path Coefficient Analysis among Components of Yield in Bambara Groundnut (Vignia subterranea Verdc) Landraces Under Screen House Conditions. Journal of Agronomy. 6(2): 317 – 323
  2. Massawe, A., Rwamugira, W., Leirs, H., Makundi, R.H. and Mulungu, L.S., (2007) Do Farming Practices Influence Population Dynamics of Rodents? Case Study of Mastomys natalensis, in Tanzania. African Journal of Ecology, 45(3): 293 – 301
  3. Mulungu, L. S.; Makundi, R. H.; Massawe, A. W.; and Leirs, H (2007) The Relationship Between Sampling Intensity and Precision for Estimating Damage to Maize Caused by Rats. Integrative Zoology, 2(3): 131-135
  4. Verheyen W.N., Hulselmans J.L.J., Dierckx T., Mulungu L.S., Leirs H., Corti M., Kerbis Peterhans J.C., Verheyen E.. (2007) The Characterization of the Kilimanjaro Lophuromys aquilus True 1892 Population and The Description of Five New Lophuromys Species (Rodentia, Muridae). – In: Bulletin De l'Institut Royal Des Sciences Naturelles De Belgique: Biologie = Bulletin Van Het Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut Voor Natuurwetenschappen: Biologie, 77: 23-75
  5. H. Makundi, A.W. Massawe and L.S. Mulungu (2007) Reproduction and Population Dynamics of Mastomys natalensis Smith, 1834 in an Agricultural Landscape in the Western Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. Integrative Zoology, 2(4): 233-238

2006

 

  1. O.W.M. Reuben, M. Masunga, R.H. Makundi, R.N. Misangu, B.S. Kilonzo, M. Mwatawala, H.F. Lyimo, C.G. Ishengoma, D.G. Msuya, and L.S. Mulungu (2006) Control of Cowpea Weevil (Callosobruchus maculatus L.) in Stored Cowpea (Vigna unguiculatus L.). Asian Journal of Plant Science, 5(1): 91 – 97
  2. Shazia O.W.M. Reuben; Saleh N. Yahya; Robert N. Misangu and Loth S. Mulungu (2006) Field Evaluation on Effects of Common Spices in the Control of Diamondback Moth (Plutella xylostella L) Pest of Chinese Cabbage (Brassica campestris L) Commercial Cultivar. Asian Journal of Plant Science, 5(1): 85 – 90
  3. Loth S. Mulungu, Daniel J. Mwailana, Shazia S.O.W. Reuben, Akwilin J.P. Tarimo, Apia W. Massawe and Rhodes H. Makundi (2006) Evaluation of Effect of Removing Sweet Potato Vines and Leaves on the Final Yield of the Crop. Journal of Applied Science, 6(5): 1132 – 1137
  4. Skonhoft, Anders; Leirs, Herwig; Andreassen, Harry P.; Mulungu, Loth S.A. Stenseth, Nils Christian; (2006) The Bioeconomics of Controlling an African Rodent Pest Species. Environment and Development Economics Journal, 11(4): 453-475
  5. Loth S. Mulungu, Akwilin J.P. Tarimo, Shazia O.W.M. Reuben, Daniel N. Lema, Rhodes H. Makundi, and Apia W. Massawe (2006) Effect of Seedbed Types on Yield and Yield Components of Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris ) Commercial Cultivars. Journal of Agronomy, 5(4): 583-588
  6. Mulungu, L.S., Makundi, R.H. & Massawe, A.W. (2006) Characteristics of Rodent Damage to Major Crops in Tanzania and Crop Loss Assessment Techniques. In: Makundi, R.H. (Ed.). Management of Selected Crop Pests in Tanzania. Pp. 248 – 267, Tanzania Publishing House Limited, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania (ISBN 9976 1 0210 0), 476pp
  7. Massawe, A.W., Makundi, R.H. and Mulungu, L.S. (2006) Vertebrate Pest and Their Management: A General Overview. In: Makundi, R.H. (Ed.). Management of Selected Crop Pests in Tanzania. Pp. 236 – 247, Tanzania Publishing House Limited, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania (ISBN 9976 1 0210 0), 476pp
  8. Makundi, R.H., Massawe, A.W. and Mulungu, L.S. (2006) Ecological Considerations for Management of Rodent Pests in Tanzania. In: Makundi, R.H. (Ed.). Management of Selected Crop Pests in Tanzania. Pp. 220 – 235, Tanzania Publishing House Limited, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania (ISBN 9976 1 0210 0), 476pp

2005

 

  1. Rwezaula, G.J; Mulungu, L.S.; Ishengoma, C.G.; Reuben, S.O.W.M; Nchimbi-Msolla, S.N.; Njau, P.J.R.; Ashimogo, G.C.; Tiisekwa, T.; Mvena, T.; and Laswai, H.S. (2005) Effect of Organic Mulch Types on Common Biotic, Abiotic Factors and Components of Yield in Determinate and Indeterminate Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum L) Commercial Cultivars. Asian Journal of Plant Science, 4(6): 580-588
  2. G. Msuya; S.W.O.M. Reuben; L.B. Mbilinyi; A.P. Maerere; T. Msogoya; L.S. Mulungu and R.N. Misangu (2005) Evaluation of Seed Performance and Storage of Some Tropical Short Day Onion (Allium cepa L.) Cultivars. West African Journal of Applied Ecology, 8: 115 – 127
  3. Makundi, R.H.; Massawe, A.W. and Mulungu, L.S. (2005) Rodent Population Fluctuations in three Ecologically Distinct Locations in North-East, Central and South-West Tanzania. Belgian Journal of Zoology, 135(Suppl.): 159 – 165
  4. Ngowo, V.; Mulungu, L.S.; Lodal, J.; Leirs, H.; Massawe, A.W.; and Makundi, R.H.; (2005) Evaluation of Thiram and Cinnamamide for Maize Seeds Protection against Multimammate Rat, Mastomys natalensis, in Maize Fields in Tanzania. Belgian Journal of Zoology, 135(Suppl.): 179 – 181
  5. Massawe, A.W.; Rwamugira, W.; Leirs, H.; Makundi, R.H.; S. Mulungu (2005) Influence of Land Preparation Methods and Vegetation Cover on Population Abundance of Mastomys natalensis in Morogoro, Tanzania. Belgian Journal of Zoology, 135(Suppl.): 187 – 190
  6. Makundi, R.H., Bekele, A., Leirs, H., Massawe, A., Rwamugira, W. and Mulungu, L.S. (2005) Farmers' Perceptions of Rodents as Crop Pests: A Farmer Participatory Study in Tanzania and Ethiopia. Belgian Journal of Zoology, 135(Suppl.): 153 -157
  7. S. Mulungu, Makundi, R.H., A.W. Massawe, R.S. Machang'u, V. Ngowo, and Leirs, H. (2005) Spatial Pattern and Distribution of Rodent Damage in Maize Fields in Tanzania. Belgian Journal of Zoology, 135(Suppl.): 183-185

2003

  1. Skonhoft, Anders; Leirs, Herwig; Andreassen, Harry P.; Stenseth, Nils Christian; and Mulungu, Loth S.A. (2003) The Bioeconomics of Controlling an African Rodent Pest Species. Working Paper Series, Trondheim: Institutt for Samfunnsøkonomi, NTNU, 2003. 36 S. ISSN 1503-299X
  2. Mulungu, Loth S.; Makundi, Rhodes H.; Leirs, Herwig; Massawe, Apia, W.; Vibe-Petersen, Solveig; and Stenseth, Nils.C. (2003) The Rodent Density – Damage Function in Maize Fields at Early Growth Stage. Pp 301 – 303. In: Singleton, G.R.; Hinds, L.A., Krebs, C.J.; and Spratt, D.M. (Eds.) Rats, Mice and People: Rodent Biology and Management. ACIAR Monograph No. 96, 564 Pp.
  3. Mulungu, Loth S.; Makundi, Rhodes H. and Leirs, Herwig (2003) Robustness of Techniques for Estimating Rat Damage and Yield Loss in Maize Fields. Pp 224 – 228. In: Singleton, G.R.; Hinds, L.A., Krebs, C.J.; and Spratt, D.M. (Eds.) Rats, Mice and People: Rodent Biology and Management. ACIAR Monograph No. 96, 564 Pp.
  4. Ngowo, V.; Lodal, J.; Mulungu, Loth S.; Leirs, H.; Makundi, R.H.; and Massawe, Apia, W. (2003) Evaluation of Thiram and Cinnamamide as Potential Repellents against Maize Seed Depredation in the Field by the Multimammate Rat, Mastomys natalensis , in Tanzania. Pp 260 – 261. In: Singleton, G.R.; Hinds, L. A., Krebs, C.J.; and Spratt, D.M. (Eds.) Rats, Mice and People: Rodent Biology and Management. ACIAR Monograph No. 96, 564 Pp.

1998

 

  1. Mulungu, S., S.O.W.M. Reuben, Susan Nchimbi-Msolla, R.N. Misangu, L.B. Mbilinyi and M.M. Macha (1998) Performance of nine Exotic and Local Onion (Allium cepa L.) Genotypes Grown Under a Dry Season Tropical Condition at Morogoro, Tanzania: 1: Yield and Its Components. South African Journal of Science, 94: 451- 454.
  2. O.W.M. Reuben; L.S. Mulungu, Susan Nchimbi-Msolla, R.N. Misangu, L.B. Mbilinyi and M.M. Macha. (1998) Performance of nine Exotic and Local Onion (Allium cepa L.) Genotypes Grown Under a Dry Season Tropical Condition at Morogoro Tanzania: 2. Path Coefficient Analysis. South African Journal of Science, 94: 454 – 456.

Selected Conference Proceedings Papers

  1. Manyama,. A.A.A, S.O.W.M. Reuben, and S. Mulungu (1995) Inventory and Identification of local banana cultivars of Zanzibar Island. Meeting farmers' needs through agricultural research. In: Proceedings of the first Faculty of Agriculture Annual Research Conference held at the Institute of Continuing Education, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania: 28 th -30 August, 1995 (Eds. Dr. A.Z. Mattee, Prof. K.P. Sibuga, Prof. J.M.R. Semoka and Mr. Tsunoda), pp 235 – 244.
  2. Reuben S.O.W.M., A.A.A. Manyama, H. Lyimo, S. Mulungu and L.B. Mbilinyi (1995) Tomato (Lycopersicon esuclentum Mill) Improvement at the Sokoine University of Agriculture, (SUA) Morogoro. Meeting Farmers' Needs through Agricultural Research. In: Proceedings of the first Faculty of Agriculture Annual Research Conference held at the Institute of Continuing Education,, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania 28 th -30 th August, 1995 (Eds: Dr. A.Z. Mattee, Prof. K.P. Sibuga, Prof. J.M.R. Semoka and Mr. M. Tsunoda), pp 124.
  3. O.W.M. Reuben, L.S. Mulungu., Susan Nchimbi-Msolla, R.N.S. Misangu, Manyama,. A.A.A & M. Macha (1996) Paths of Influence in the yield components of temperate genotypes of onion grown under a dry season tropical condition at Morogoro, Tanzania. Towards the 21st Century: The research and technological thrust in the development of Agriculture in Tanzania. In: Proceeding of second Faculty of Agric. Annual Research Conference held at the Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) Sokoine University of Agriculture Morogoro, Tanzania 25-27 September (Eds. H.O. Dihenga, A.E. Kimambo, A.J.P. Tarimo & A.E. Temu), pp 27 – 33
  4. B. Mbilinyi, Ted Carey, M.J. Muhannah, F.J. Senkondo, L.S. Mulungu and S.O.W.M. Reuben (1997) The influence of time and method of harvesting on five sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) cultivars. In: 4 th Triennial Congress of the African Potato Association, Pretoria, South Africa 23-28th February 1997, 4: 120 – 130.
  5. OW.M. Reuben., L.S. Mulungu ., M. Macha, L.B. Mbilinyi, Susan Nchmbi-Msolla, R.N. Misangu and J. Godwin (1998) Paths of influence among components of yield in the determinate and indeterminate tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum L.) varieties. Promotion of Agriculture Production in Tanzania. In: Proceeding of Third Faculty of Agric. Annual Scientific Research Conference Sokoine University of Agriculture Morogoro, Tanzania 6-8 May 1998 (Eds. J. kinabo, G.kifaro, A.Temu & S.Mbaga), pp 46 – 53.
  6. B. Mbilinyi, J.F. Senkondo, S.OW.M. Reuben, L.S. Mulungu., Susan Nchmbi-Msolla, R.N. Misangu and H.O. Kiozya (1998) The influence of time and method of harvesting on the incidence, severity and time of Sweet potato weevil (Cylas puncticollis). Promotion of Agriculture Production in Tanzania. In: Proceeding of Third Faculty of Agric. Annual Scientific Research Conference Sokoine University of Agriculture Morogoro, Tanzania 6-8 May 1998 (Eds. J. kinabo, G. kifaro, A. Temu & S.Mbaga), pp 6 – 13.
  7. Rweyemamu, C.L.; K.P. Sibuga, and S. Mulungu (1998) Mulch effects on soil properties, weed infestation and tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) yield in Morogoro. Promotion of Agriculture Production in Tanzania. In: Proceeding of Third Faculty of Agric. Annual Scientific Research Conference Sokoine University of Agriculture Morogoro, Tanzania 6-8 May 1998 (Eds. J. kinabo, G. kifaro, A. Temu & S. Mbaga), pp 14 – 21.
  8. S. Mulungu & A.J.P. Tarimo (1998) Effects of seedbed type on yield and yield components of Common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). Promotion of Agriculture Production in Tanzanian. In: Proceeding of Third Faculty of Agric. Annual Scientific Research Conference Sokoine University of Agriculture Morogoro, Tanzania 6-8 May (Eds. J. kinabo, G. kifaro, A. Temu & S. Mbaga), pp 31 – 36.
  9. B. Mbilinyi, L.S. Mulungu, S.OW.M. Reuben, J.F. Senkondo, K.P. Sibuga, D. Rees & R. Kapinga (2000). The effect of storage environment on the shelf life of sweet potato. African Potato Association Conference Proceedings, 5: 513-519
  10. Vibe-Petersen, S.; Leirs, H.; Debruyn, L. and Mulungu, L.S. (2001) The effect of different predation pressure on the population dynamic of Mastomys natalensis and subsequent effect on crop damage and yield. 8th International Theriological Congress, Sun City, South Africa.
  11. Verheyen, E.; Dillen, M.; Fadda, C.; Colyn, M.; Mulungu, L.S.; Oguge, N.; kerbis, J. and Verheyen, W. (2003) The phylogeny and identification of African thicket rat species (Muridae, Grammomys, Thamnomys) based on 16SrRNADNA sequences. Abstract, 9th International African Small Mammals Symposium, Morogoro Tanzania, 14-18 July 2003, pp 76
  12. Vibe-Petersen, S.; Leirs, H.; De Bruyn and Mulungu, L.S. (2003) Effects of predation pressure on the population dynamics of a pest rodent species in eastern Africa. Abstract, 9th International African Small Mammals Symposium, Morogoro Tanzania, 14 – 18 July 2003, pp78

 

  1. Verheyen, E., Dillen, M., Colyn, M., Mulungu, L.S., Oguge, N., Leirs, H. and Verheyen, W. (2004) Mitochondrial DNA sequences reveal an unexpected high taxonomic biodiversity in the African thicket rat genus Grammomys (Muridae). 5th International Symposium on Tropical Biology, Museum Koenig, Bonn, Germany, “African Biodiversity – Molecules, Organisms, Ecosystems" 2 – 6 May 2004.

 

  1. Victoria Ngowo, Massawe, A.W., Mulungu, L.S., Makundi, R.H. & Robert S. Machang’u (2006). Rodenticides usage in Tanzania, A need for alternative management strategies. 3rd International Conference on Rodent Biology and Management. Held Hanoi, Vietnam, 28 August – 1 September 2006
  2. Vicent Sluydts, Victoria Ngowo, Eustace Mshuza, Loth S. Mulungu, Christopher Sabuni, Rhodes H. Makundi, & Herwig Leirs (2006). Bio-economic modeling in practice: A field experiment and a farmer participatory research. 3rd International Conference on Rodent Biology and Management. Held Hanoi, Vietnam, 28 August – 1 September 2006.
  3. Mulungu, L.S., Longoi, A.M., Reuben, S.W.O.M., Ishengoma, C.G., Msolla, N.S., Maerere, A.P., Njau, P.J., Ashimogo, G.C., T. Tiisekwa, Z.A.K. Mvena and H.S. Laswai (2006) Field efficacy of botanical pesticides against tomato mosaic virus on two tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum ) commercial cultivars. In: Proceeding of the First Annual PANTIL Research workshop held in Morogoro, Tanzania 25-27 September, 2006 (Eds. L.D.B. kinabo & W.S. Abel), pp 190 – 196.
  4. Rwezaula, G.J., Mulungu, L.S., L. Mpinga, Reuben, S.W.O.M., Ishengoma, C.G., Msolla, N.S., Maerere, A.P., Njau, P.J., Ashimogo, G.C., T. Tiisekwa, Z.A.K. Mvena and H.S. Laswai (2006) Assessment of varietal and organic mulches effects on field performance of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum ) commercial cultivars. In: Proceeding of the First Annual PANTIL Research workshop held in Morogoro, Tanzania 25-27 September, 2006 (Eds. L.D.B. kinabo & W.S. Abel), pp 180 – 189.
  5. Ralaizafisoloarivony, N.A., Kimaro, D. N., Kihupi, N. I., Mulungu, L. S., Leirs, H., Msanya, B.M., Gulinck, H. & Deckers, J. A. (2010) Spatial analysis of vegetation and small mammals’ habitat for prediction of plague reservoirs and vectors in Lushoto District, Tanzania. Second RUFORUM Biennial Meeting 20 – 24 September 2010, Entebbe, Uganda
  6. Mdangi, M., Mulungu, L.S., Sibuga, P.K., Massawe, A.W., Ngowo, V., Mrosso, F.P., Mkangwa, Z.C. and Magadula, J.J. (2013) Farmers’ knowledge and perceptions on the use of pesticidal plants for rodent control in maize farming system in Tanzania. In: Proceeding of the first international Conference on Pesticidal Plants. 1: 140-143

Leadership at University Level

Category Activity Date
Deputy Director Institute Continuing Education (ICE), Sokoine University
of Agriculture
July2014 to June2017
Chairperson University Wide Outreach Committee, Institute Continuing
Education (ICE), Sokoine University of Agriculture
July2014 to June2017
Member University-Wide Committee on quality Assurance and
promotion, Sokoine University of Agriculture
July2015 to June2017
Head Pest management technology development section, Pest
Management Centre, Sokoine University of Agriculture
February2015 to date
Member Board of Pest Management Centre, Sokoine University of
Agriculture
September, 2003 to date
Member Board of Institute Continuing Education (ICE), Sokoine
University of Agriculture
July, 2014 to date

Supervision of Research Projects (Postgraduate Students) On going

Postgraduate Students
     PhD students
1.Tabu M. Mlasi, PhD Adoption of improved rodent control technologies to curb post-harvest losses in the southern agricultural growth corridor of Tanzania. Proposal Development
2. Ssuuna James PhD. Title: Effect of habitat variation on population dynamics and community structure of rodents in Central
Uganda.
Data collection
3. Birara, A. PhD. Title: Community ecology of rodents in the Afroalpine habitats of the Guassa Menz community conservation
area of Ethiopia. Data collection
4.Mlyshimbi. E.M PhD. Title: Ecology of rodent pest species in the maize agro ecosystem in Ismani Division, Iringa Region, Tanzania. Data Analysis and Thesis write up
5. Alex Mayamba, A. PhD. Title: Ecology of rodent pest species and its impact to maize crop in Eastern Uganda. Data Analysis
and Thesis write up

                MSc students

1. Ester N. Kayala Seasonal prevalence of haemoparasites infecting small mammals that occurs in Mukwe Constituency, Kavango East Region of Namibia. Data collection
2. Shibiriti L. M. MSc. Title: Efficacy of different insecticides on cotton insects management in Maswa district. Data collection
3. Manyonyi, A. M. MSc. Title: Effect of prescribed burning on the abundance and diversity of rodents in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Data collection
4. Mchukya, Mathias Bernard. MSc. Title: Trap barrier system as a rodent management tool in irrigated rice fields. Dissertation submitted for review.

         

Supervision of Research Projects (Undergraduate Students)On going

          Undergraduate Students

     1.Kikoti Mathayo Cralency BSc Wildlife Management Title: Assessment of morphology and morphometry of bats in Eastern,
Tanazania. Proposal development

   2.Echumba Alphonce BSc Wildlife Management Title: Evaluation of new locally live traps in rodent trapping. Proposal development

  3. Abdul, Mohamed BSc Wildlife Management Title: Prevalence of Leptospirosis in domesticated birds in rice irrigated areas Mvomero, Tanzania. Proposal development

   4. Mwacha, Barnaba R. BSc Wildlife Management Title: Prevalence of Leptospirosis in domestic animals around rice irrigated areas in Mvomero, Morogoro, Tanzania. Status: Proposal development

Supervised Students (Postgraduate students)

    Postgraduate students

            PhD students

·              Mdangi, M. Phd Title:
Evaluation of selected pesticidal plants for maize (Zea mays l.)
seed protection against Mastomys natalensis at sowing and
early seedling stage. November,
2017

·              Proches, H. Phd Title:Modelling
human activity spaces in relation to plague contact
risks in Lushoto, Tanzania. November, 2015

·    Joel Loitu Meliyo, Phd Title: Modelling of Soils for Prediction of Plague Risks: The Case of Western Usambara Mountains, Tanzania, Status: November, 2014

 

              MSc.students

·        Saima Kapia: M.ScTitle: Determination of seasonal occurrence of fleas,haemoparasites and leptospirosis
on rodents in the Kavango east region, University of Namibia, March, 2018

·        Langwen, P.P. M.Sc. Title: Rice yield reduction by simulated rat damage in irrigated rice (Oryza
sativum
 L) agro-system in Mvomero district, Morogoro, Tanzania
. November, 2016

·              
Kongola, E. M.Sc. Title: Movements and Home Range of Rodents in Domestic and
Peri Domestic Areas
in Berega Village, Morogoro, Tanzania, November, 2013

·         Mlyashimbi, E.C.M, M.Sc.
Title: 
Breeding Patterns and Dietary
Differences of Rodent Pests in Irrigated Rice Cropping Systems in Morogoro,
Tanzania: November, 2013

·              
Sixbert V. M.Sc.
Title:  
Demographic
Changes in Rodent Population and Damage Estimate in Irrigated Rice in Mvomero
District, Morogoro: November, 2013

·              
Ralaizafisoloarivony N.A. M.Sc. title:Vegetation
and Small Mammals' Habitat Analysis for Spatial Prediction of Plague
Occurrence. Nov. 2011

·           Mwangoka, S.P. M.Sc. title: Rodent Population Characteristics in
Rice Producing Areas in Mvomero District, Morogoro, Tanzania. Nov. 2010  Mdangi, M. M.Sc. title:
Assessment of rodent damage to maize (Zea mays L.) in the field and
stores at Berega Village, in Kilosa District Tanzania. Nov. 2009

 

Supervised Students (Undergraduate students)

                 Undergraduate students

·        
Lufilisha C.E. 
B.Sc. Wildlife Management Title: Population structure of hyraxes of
Saanane Island National Park, Tanzania. November, 20018

·        
Nyakunga, A.M. B.Sc. Wildlife Management Title: Diversity
of biological resources, livelihood and threats of Mufindi Wetland as source of
great Ruaha River. November, 20018

·        
Kimario
K. E.
B.Sc. Wildlife Management Title: Assessment of the composition and
diversity of lizard species at SUA Main Campus. November, 20018

·        
Moi L. B.Sc. Wildlife Management Title: Abundance,
diversity and distribution of rodents in different gradient on Shakave Mountain
in Monduli district Arusha region. November, 20018

·        
Yusufu A. B.Sc. Horticulture. Title: Effect of
salinity on growth and germination of different pigeon pea varieties. November,
20018

·        
Kiraro,
B.J.
B.Sc. Horticulture. Title: Evaluation of different plant products materials on controlling
major pests of beans (Phaseolus vulgaris
L.) var. glory F1. November, 20018

·        
Salustian E. B.Sc. Agric. General. Title: Effect
of spacing on soybean growth, development and yield. November, 20018

·        
Nashon G. B.Sc. Horticulture. Title: Effects of
spacing in onion crop production for the optimization of quality size of the
bulb. November, 20018

·        
Nyembenyembe H. M. B.Sc. Agric. General. Title:
Assessment of the effect of weeding practices of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) on yield and yield components. November, 20018

·        
Mlimbila, H. G. B.Sc. Agric. General. Title: Assessment of population abundance of
African fall armyworm affecting maize production in Morogoro Municipal. November,
20018

·        
Mpunga
S.O. B.Sc. Agric. General. Title: Effect
of spacing on growth and yield of habanero pepper (Capsicum chinenses). November,
20018

·        
Mwanachimbo G. B.Sc. Agric. General. Title:  Evaluation of the imported synthetic
insecticides for management of legume Pod Borer (Maruca spp) in Common Beans. November, 20018

·        
Odemba C. B.Sc. Agric. General. Title: Effect of
seed-borne fungi on germination of Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). November, 20018

·        
Shengelo, K. Z. B.Sc. Horticulture. Title:
Effectiveness of different mulching materials for weeds management. November,
20018

·        
Msigala R.O. BSc, Title: Prevalence of Rift
valley fever on rodents and shrew in low lands in Isimani Division in Iringa
Region. November, 20017

·        
Sabagu, M. BSc Title: Prevalence of
Leptospirosis and Fleas abundance in Commensal rodents in Isimani Division in
Iringa Region. November, 20017

·        
Mwashiuya A.M. BSc Title: Diversity and
distribution of small mammals with increasing altitude gradients in Mountain
Nyang’oro in Isimani Division in Iringa Region. November, 20017

·        
Mangare M.P. BSc. Title: effectiveness of
African Cone Marigold (Tagetes minuta
L.) for pest control on Common Bean (Phaseolus
vulgaris
L.). November, 20017

·        
Kilwanila, S. I. B.Sc. Wildlife Management and
Conservation, Project Title: Small mammals of Lukwika/Lumesule Game Reserve in
Nanyumbu District, Mtwara Region. November, 2016

·        
Kimambo, E.A. B.Sc. Wildlife, Title: Diet of
different rodent species in Ismani Division, Iiringa Region. November, 2015

·        
Muganyizi, M. B.Sc. Wildlife, Title: Abundance    and species diversity of small mammal species
in different land uses in Ismani Division, Iringa Region. November, 20015

·        
Mlimakifi G. (2014) Community structure of the
small mammals in relation to the distance from the main road at Kitulangalo
Forest Reserve Morogoro, Tanzania, B.Sc. Wildlife, 2014

·        
Shabani, M. (2014) Community structure of small
mammal in different habitat type in Kiloka village, B.Sc. Wildlife, 2014

·        
Mwambungu, G. (2014) Abundance and Diversity of
small mammals with changes in land use, B.Sc. Wildlife, 2014

·        
Mvogo, N.G. (2014) Behavioral activity Pattern
of black and white colobus monkey in Kigurunyembe riverine Forest, B.Sc.
Wildlife,2014

·        
Masuka, J.S. (2013) Title: Community structure
of small wild mammals inside Kimboza Forest Reserve, B.Sc. Wildlife, 2013

·        
Masaka, K.J. (2013) Community structure of small
mammals in the Northern part of Wami Mbiki Wildlife management area. B.Sc. Wildlife,
2013

·        
Kaguo, H.J (2013) Diet differences between the
two co-existing rodent pest species of Dasymys
incomtus
and Mastomys natalensis (Smith 1834) in Morogoro, Tanzania. B.Sc.
Wildlife, 2013

·        
Msigwa, A.M. (2013) Assessment of diversity and
relative abundance of small mammalian carnivores in Mbomipa Wildlife management
area. B.Sc. Wildlife, 2013

·        
Monga, S. (2013) Community structure of rodents
around Kimboza Forest Reserve. B.Sc. Wildlife,2013

·        
Raphael, B. B.Sc. Wildlife, Title: Community
structure of small mammals in different habitat types in Southern Wami Mbiki
Wildlife Management area. 2013

·        
Daniel D., (2012) Effects of the Road Bumps on
the trend of vehicle Speed and Animal Road Kill along Mikumi National Park,
B.Sc. Wildlife. 2012

·        
Mwamwezi, L.L. (2012) Diversity
and Distribution of Small mammals in Different Elevation at Mountain Mindu, B.Sc.
Wildlife. 2012

·        
Mgimwa, H. (2012) Species Diversity of Rodents
in Mount Uluguru: Case Study around Towelo Village, B.Sc. Wildlife. 2012

·        
Mwamakula, P.R. (2012) Effect of Different
Habitat types on Small Mammal’s Ectoparasites, B.Sc. Wildlife. 2012

·        
Peter, G. (2012) Community Structure of Small
Mammals in Different Habitat Types in Kimboza Lowland Forest Reserve, B.Sc.
Wildlife. 2012

·        
Ringo, A.H. (2012) Laboratory Evaluation of
Pesticidal Plants for Controlling Rodent Pests, B.Sc. Agric.

·        
Joseph John (2011) Evaluation of MO-CELECRO-720EC
to control Aphids B.Sc. Agriculture General

·        
Achi, Fihiri Omari (2011) Efficacy of plant
extracts against storage pest Rice Weevil. B.Sc. Agriculture General

·        
Fides Deogratius Temu (2011) Effectiveness of
botanical pesticides in controlling Diamond BackMoth pest. B.Sc. Agriculture
General

·        
Onesmo Assenga (2011) Effectiveness of botanical
pesticides in controlling Cutworms pest. B.Sc. Agriculture Horticulture

·        
Vicent Valency (2010) Efficacy of Botanical
Insecticides against Storage Bean bruchid (Zabrotes
subfasciatus
Boh) pest. B.Sc. Agriculture General

·        
Mwendo, M.M. (2009) Evaluation of Wormwood (Artemisia annua L.) as stored grain
protectant against Maize weevil (Sitophilus
zeamais
Motschulsky) and Larger Grain Borer (Prostephanus truncatus Horn) on maize grain. B.Sc. Agriculture
General

·        
Nanagi, M. (2009) Resistance of some local bean
varieties against Bean bruchid (Zabrotes
subfasciatus
Boh). B.Sc. Agriculture General

·        
Kubala, T.M.F (2008) The efficacy of locally
botanicals as protectant against maize weevils (Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky) and the Large Grain Borer (Prostephanus truncatus Horn) for stored
maize grain. B.Sc. Agriculture General

·        
Matonya, G.J. (2008) Field efficacy of
botanicals pesticides in controlling Diamond Back Moth (Plutella xylostella L.) in cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata
L.). B.Sc. Horticulture

·        
Msogoya, G. (2008) influence of altitude on
mango (Mangifera indica L.) fruit infestation by mango seed weevils
(Sternochetus mangiferae Fabricius) in Morogoro regions. B.Sc. Horticulture

·        
Ng`ondya E. Joshua (2007)  Efficacy of local botanical pesticides against
common Bean weevil (Acantholides obtectus say) and Mexican bean weevil (Zabrotes subfasciatus Boh.) in stored common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris l.). B.Sc. Agriculture General

·        
 Bahati,
Ndilahomba (2007) Efficacy of locally botanical pesticides as protectants of
stored maize grains against Sitophilus zeamais (Motschulsky). B.Sc. Agriculture
General

·        
 Nyange J.
Charles (2007) Efficacy of locally botanical pesticides as protectants of
stored maize grains against larger grain borer (Prostephanus truncatus (Horn)).
B.Sc. Agriculture General

·        
Makala, M. (2006) Title of Special Project:
Effect of Mango seed weevil [(Sternochetus mangiferae) Coleoptera:
Curculionidae] damage on mango seed viability in Morogoro, Tanzania.  Undergraduate Horticulture student from
Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania. 50pp

·        
Luwondo, E.N. (2006) Title of Special Project:
Effectiveness of three botanicals as protectants of stored beans (Phaseolus
vulgaris
L.) against Bean bruchid (Acanthoscelides
obtectus
) (Genera: Acanthoscelides, Family: Bruchidae). B.Sc. Horticulture

·        
 Longoi,
M.A. (2006) Title of Special Project: Effectiveness of two botanicals
pesticides to control disease and pests in tomato fields. B.Sc. Agriculture
General

·        
 Mihangwa,
R.J. (2006) Title of Special Project: Evaluation of the effect of Larger Grain
Borer (Prostephanus trucantus) on stored paddy rice (Oryza sativa). B.Sc. Agriculture General

·        
 Rwezaula,
G. John (2005) Effect of Mulch Types on Weed Infestation, Disease Incidence and
Yield of Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill). B.Sc. Horticulture

·        
Lema, D. Ndwasinde (2005) Effect of Seedbed
Types on Yield and Yield Components of Common Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.).
B.Sc. Agriculture General

·        
Mboya, B. Joseph (2005) Evaluation of Four
Determinate Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill) Cultivars for Yield
and Yield Components. B.Sc. Agriculture General

·        
 Ndomondo,
Martin (2005) Evaluation of Four Indeterminate Tomato (Lycopersicon
esculentum
Mill) Cultivars for Yield and Yield Components. B.Sc.
Agriculture General

·        
 Mdangi,
Mashaka (2005) Evaluation of Red Chilli Pepper (Capsicum sp) and Tobacco
Dust (Tabacum sp) for Protection of Maize Seeds Depredation against
Multimmamate Rat (Mastomys natalensis Smith). B.Sc. Agriculture General

·        
 Lupenza,
Geofrey (2005) Evaluation of Four Botanicals for Maize Storage Pest Control.
B.Sc. Horticulture

·        
Tung’ombe, Alex (2005) Effect of infestations of
the mango seed weevil (Sternochetus mangiferae) on premature and mature
fruit drop of mangoes. B.Sc. Horticulture

 

Current membership in professional organizations/ committees

  1. Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania
  2. Tanzania DAAD Alumni Association
  3. SUA Alumni Association