Prof. Apia Massawe

Prof. Apia Massawe

Associate Research Professor 
Sokoine University of Agriculture – Pest Management Center

Address

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

Contact Information

Phone: +255 23 260 4621 
Email: massawe@suanet.ac.tz | apiamas@yahoo.com

Professor Apia Wilbaldi Massawe was born on 1960 in Rombo District, Kilimanjaro region, Tanzania. She graduated from the Sokoine University of Agriculture in 1991 with a 1st degree in Agriculture. In 1996 she gained her Masters Degree in the Management of Natural Resource and Sustainable Agriculture at the Agricultural University of Norway. Professor Massawe received a Doctorate degree from the Sokoine University of Agriculture in 2003.

She was employed by the Sokoine University of Agriculture in 2003 as Research Fellow and currently she is Associate Research Professor in the field of rodent pest ecology and Management. Her main research interest is the study of impact of different agricultural practice on rodent population ecology and the studies on ecologically based rodent management. She has published many research articles on this topic, has published numerous articles in peer reviewed scientific journals and book chapters.

Prof Massawe served as the Deputy Director of the Pest Management Centre of the Sokoine University of Agriculture from July 2011 to June 2014, she was the Director of the Pest Management Centre from July 2014 to June 2017. Currently Prof Massawe is the Centre Leader for the African Centre of Excellence for Innovative Rodent Pest Management and Biosensor Technology Development (A project funded by the World Bank).

Academic Qualifications

  • PhD., 1998 – 2003 
    Rodent Ecology: Sokoine University of Agriculture
  • MSc., 1994 – 1996 
    MNRSA: Agricultural University of Norway
  • B.Sc., 1989 – 1991 
    Agriculture: Sokoine University of Agriculture

Other Training

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Projects

  • Capacity building in rodent research: Ecology, biodiversity and taxonomy of the rodent fauna of Tanzania. Funded by the Belgian Government through the SUA-VLIR Programme (1998 – 2007).
  • Research Initiative Programme Project: Spatial and temporal prevalence of rodent-borne zoonotic diseases affecting public health in the Rift Valley in Tanzania (Funded by the Belgian Government through the IUC-RIP programme) (2008 – 2012).
  • ECORAT Project: Development of Ecologically based rodent management in the SADC region (Funded by European Union) (2007 – 2009).
  • Community based integrated rodent pest management in Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania. (Funded by The Belgian Embassy, Dare s Salaam, through Bilateral Assistance Funding to the Tanzanian Government) (2009 – 2011).
  • Evaluation of selected Botanicals as Rodent repellents in Maize Fields and Stored Maize Grain in Rural Areas, Tanzania (Funded by COSTECH) (2011 – 2015).
  • Sustainable Technologies to Overcome Pest Rodent in Africa Through Science (StopRats), Funded by European Union (2013 – 2016).
  • Rodent outbreak management to improve African livelihood (AgriTT Research Challenge Fund) Funded by DFID (2014 – 2016).
  • Ecologically based rodent pest management in maize and rice crops in East Africa (TANURAT) Funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (2014 – 2018).
  • Developing and Introduction of Hermetic Storage: Innovative sustainable technology for prevention of post harvest grain losses in smallholder Funded by COSTECH (2015 – 2017).
  • Studies on rodent population dynamics and ecology.
  • Farming practices- Rodent population relationships.
  • Development of ecologically-based rodent management.
  • Vertebrate pests management.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Journal articles

  • Aune J.B. and Massawe A.W. (1998) Effects of soil management on economic returns and indicators of soil degradation in Tanzania: a Modelling Approach. Advances in GeoEcology 31, 37-43.
  • Baltazar M. Msanya, Dismas Mwaseba, Dorothy J. Ole-Meiludie, Gerald G. Kimbi, Apia W. Massawe, Didas Kimaro (1999). Indigenous knowledge in soil clasification: The case of Mbulu and Karatu districts in Tanzania.
  • Baltazar M. Msanya, Dismas Mwaseba, Dorothy J. Ole-Meiludie and Apia W. Massawe (1999). Ethnotaxonomy of soils and their uses by the Iraqw of Mbulu and Karatu District, Tanzania.
  • Massawe, A. W., Leirs, H., Rwamugira, W. P. & Makundi, R. H. (2003) Effect of land preparation methods on spatial distribution of rodents in crop fields. pp 229-232. In: G. R. Singleton, L. A. Hinds, C. J. Krebs & D. M. Spratt (Eds)., Rats, Mice and People: Rodent Biology and Management. Australian Cantre for International Agricultural Research, Canberra, 564 p. ISBN 186320 356 7.
  • Makundi R.H. and Massawe, A.W. (2003). Recent advances in studies of the ecology of Mastomys natalensis (Smith, 1834) (Rodentia: Muridae) in Tanzania, East Africa. pp 242 – 245. In: G. R. Singleton, L. A. Hinds, C. J. Krebs & D. M. Spratt (eds). Rats, Mice and People: Rodent Biology and Management. Australian Cantre for International Agricultural Research, Canberra, 564 p. ISBN 186320 356 7.
  • Mulungu, L. S., Makundi, R. H., Leirs, H., Massawe, A. W., Vibe-Petersen, S. & Stenseth, N. C. (2003). The rodent-density-damage function in maize fields at an early growth stage. pp. 301 – 303. In: G. R. Singleton, L. A. Hinds, C. J. Krebs & D. M. Spratt (eds). Rats, Mice and People: Rodent Biology and Management. Australian Cantre for International Agricultural Research, Canberra, 564 p. ISBN 186320 356 7.
  • Ngowo, V., Lodal, J., Mulungu, L. S., Makundi, R. H., Massawe, A. W. & Leirs, H. (2003) Evaluation of thiram and cinnamamide as potential repellents against maize-seed depredation by the multimammate rat, Mastomys natalensis, in Tanzania. Pp 260 – 261.In: G. R. Singleton, L. A. Hinds, C. J. Krebs & D. M. Spratt (Eds). Rats, Mice and People: Rodent Biology and Management. Australian Cantre for International Agricultural Research, Canberra, 564 p. ISBN 186320 356 7.
  • Pp 20-24. In: G. R. Singleton, L. A. Hinds, C. J. Krebs & D. M. Spratt (Eds). Rats, Mice and People. Rodent Biology and Management. Australian Cantre for International Agricultural Research, Canberra, 564 p. ISBN 186320 356 7.
  • Ngowo, V., Mulungu, L.S. Lodal, J., Makundi, R.H., Leirs, H. and Massawe, A.W. (2005) Evaluation of thiram and cinnamamide for protection of seeds against multimammate rats, Mastomys natalensis in maize fields in Tanzania. Belgium Journal of Zoology ., 135 (Supplement): 179-181.
  • Massawe, Apia W., Rwamugira, Winifrida., Leirs, Herwig, Makundi, Rhodes H. and Mulungu, Loth S. (2005). Influence of land preparation methods and vegetation cover on population abundance of Mastomys natalensis in Morogoro, Tanzania. Belgian Journal of Zoology., 135 (Supplement): 187-190.
  • Makundi, R.H., Massawe, A.W. and Mulungu, L.S. (2005). Rodent population fluctuations in three ecologically heterogeneous locations in northeast, central and south-west Tanzania. Belgian Journal of Zoology., 135 (Supplement): 159-165.
  • Makundi, R.H., Afework Bekele, Leirs, H., Massawe, A.W., Rwamugira,W. and Mulungu, L.S. (2005) Farmer’s perceptions of rodents as crop pests: Knowledge, attitudes and practices in rodent pest management in Tanzania and Ethiopia. Belgian Journal of Zoology.,135 (Supplement): 153-157.
  • Mulungu, L.S., Makundi, R.H., Leirs, H. Massawe, A.W., Machangu, R.S. and Ngowo, V. (2005) Spatial pattern and distribution of rodent damage in maize fields in Tanzania. Belgian Journal of Zoology., 135 (Supplement): 183-185.
  • Loth S. Mulungu, Daniel J. Mwailana, Shazia S.O.W. Reuben, J.P. Akwilini Tarimo, Apia W. Massawe and Rhodes H. Makundi (2006). Evaluation on the effects of Topping Frequency on Yield of Two Contrasting Sweet Potato (Ipomea batatas L.) Genotype. Journal of Applied Sciences 6(5): 1132-1137.
  • Loth S. Mulungu, Akwilini J.P. Tarimo, Shazia S.O.W. Reuben, Daniel N. Lema, Rhodes H. Makundi and Apia W. Massawe (2006) . Effect of seedbed type on yield and yield components of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) commercial cultivars. Journal of Agronomy 5(4): 583-588.
  • Rhodes H. Makundi, Apia W. Massawe and Loth S. Mulungu (2006) Breeding seasonality and population dynamics of three rodent species in the Magamba Forest Reserve, Western Usambara Mountains, north-east Tanzania. Afr. J. of Ecol., 45, 17-21.
  • W. Rwamugira, H. Leirs, R.H. Makundi and Loth S. Mulungu (2007) Do farming practices influence population dynamics of rodents? A case study of the multimammate field rats, Mastomys natalensis, in Tanzania. Afr. J. Ecol. 45(3): 293-301. Online, August, 2007.
  • Mulungu, L. S.; Makundi, R. H.; Massawe, A. W.; & Leirs, H. (Integrative Zoology: 2;131-135 1.19 Makundi, R.H, Massawe, A.W. & Mulungu, L.S. (2007). Reproduction and population dynamics of Mastomys natalensis (Smith 1834), in Agricultural Landscape in the Western Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. Integrative Zoology ; 2(4):233-238.
  • Apia W. Massawe, Winnie Rwamugira, Herwig Leirs, Rhodes H. Makundi, Loth Mulungu, V. Ngowo and Robert Machangu. (2008). Soil type may limit population abundance of rodents in crop fields: case study of Mastomys natalensis Smith 1834 in Tanzania. Integrative Zoology 3: 27-30.
  • Mulungu Loth S., Makundi Rhodes H., Massawe Apia W., Machangu Robert, S. and Mbije Nsajigwa E. (2008). Diversity and distribution of rodent and shrew species associated with variations in altitude on Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Mammalia 72: 178-185.
  • Makundi, Rhodes H. Apia W. Massawe, Loth S. Mulungu, Abdul Katakweba, Thomas J. Mbise and Georgies Mgode. 2008. Potential mammalian reservoirs in a bubonic plague outbreak focus in Mbulu District, northern Tanzania, in 2007. Mammalia 72: 253-257.
  • Massawe A.W., Mrosso, F. P., Makundi R.H., and L.S. Mulungu.(2008) Breeding patterns of Arvicanthis neumanni in central Tanzania. African Journal of Ecology : 46,320-324.
  • Belmain, S.R., Dlamini, N., Eiseb. S., Kirsten, F., Mahlaba, T., Makundi, R., Malebane, P., Maltitz, E. von, Massawe, A., Monadjem. A., 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.
  • 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.
  • Makundi Rhodes, H., Ntuli Swila, Misangu Robert N., Reuben Shazia W.M., Mwatawala Maulid, Sikira Anna, Kilonzo Bukhet, Lyimo Herman, Massawe Apia W., and Ishengoma, Chiristine (2010). Dynamics of infestation and losses of stored maize due to the larger grain borer (Prostephanus truncatus Horn) and maize weevils (Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky). Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection, 43:14,1346-1355.
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  • Massawe, A.W. and Makundi R.H. (2011) The type of farming practices may affect the movement and reproduction pattern of rodents in crop fields. A case study of Mastomys natalensis. Journal of Biological Sciences 11(1): 22-30.
  • Ara Monajem, Themba, A. Mahlaba, Nomfundo Dlamini, Seth J. Eiseb, Steven R. Belmain, Loth S. Mulungu, Apia W. Massawe, Rhodes H. Makundi, Katrine Mohr and Peter J. Taylor, (2011). Impact of crop cycle on movement patterns of pest rodent species between field and houses in Africa. Wildlife Research, 38: 603-609.
  • Makundi, R.H., and Massawe, A.W. (2011). Ecologically based rodent management in Africa: Potential and Challenges. Wildlife Research 38:588-595.
  • Massawe, A.W, Mulungu, L.,Makundi, R., Dlamini, N., Eiseb. S., Kirsten, F., Mahlaba, T., Malebane, P., Maltitz, E. Von, , Monadjem.
  • Loth S. Mulungu, Apia W. Massawe, Jan Kennis, Dieter Crauwels, seth Eiseb, Themb’alilahlwa A. Mahlaba, Ara Monajem, Rhodes H. Makundi, Abdul A.S. katakweba, Herwig Leirs and Steven R. Belmain (2011). Differences in diet between two rodent species of Mastomys natalensis and Gerbilliscus visinus in fallow habitats in Central Tanzania. African Zoology 46(2):387-392.
  • Peter J. Taylor, Sarah Downs, Ara Monadjem, Seth J. Eiseb, Loth S. Mulungu, Apia , Themb’a A. Mahlaba, Frikkie Kirsten, Emil Von Maltitz, Phanuel Malebane, Rhodes H. Makundi, Jennifer Lamb, Steven R. Belmain.(2012). Experimental treatment-control studies of ecologically based rodent management in Africa: balancing conservation and pest management. Wildlife Research 39: 51-61.
  • Apia W. Massawe, Abdul S. Katakweba, Loth S. Mulungu, seth J. Steven R. Belmain Prevalence of haemoparasites, leptospires and cocobacilli 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
  • Loth S. Mulungu, V. Ngowo, M. Mdangi, A.S. Katakweba, P. Tesha, F.P. Mrosso, M.Mchomvu, A.W. Massawe and A. Monadjem (2015). Survival and recruitment of the multimammate mouse, mastomys natalensis (Smith 1834) in a rice agro-ecosystem. Mammalia, DOI: 10.1515/mammalia-2014-0150.
  • Rhodes H. Makundi, Apia W. Massawe, Benny Borremans, Anne Laudisoit and Abdul Katakweba (2015). We are connected: Flea-host association networks in the plague outbreak focus in the Rift Valley, northern Tanzania. Wildlife Research:42,196-206.

Chapters in Books

  • R.H. Makundi, V. Ngowo and L.S. Mulungu (2006) Vertebrate pests and their Management: A general overview. Pp 236-247. In: R.H. Makundi (Ed) Management of selected crop pests in Tanzania. Tanzania Publishing House, 476pp. ISBN no: 997602100.

Conference papers

  • Massawe, A. W., Leirs, H., Rwamugira, W. P. & Makundi, R. H. (2003) Effect of land preparation methods on spatial distribution of rodents in crop fields. A paper presented in the 2nd International Conference on Rodent Biology and Management, Canberra, Australia, February, 2003.
  • W. Rwamugira, H. Leirs, R.H. Makundi and Loth S. Mulungu (2004) Do farming practices influence population dynamics of rodents? A case study of the multimammate field rats, Mastomys natalensis, in Tanzania. A paper presented in the XIXTH International Congress of Zoology, August 23-27, 2004, Beijing, China.
  • Rhodes H. Makundi, Apia W. Massawe and Loth S. Mulungu (2004). Breeding seasonality and population dynamics of three rodent species (Lophuromys flavopunctatus, Grammomys dolichurus and Praomys delectorum) in the Magamba forest reserve in the western Usambara Mountain, North-East Tanzania. A paper presented in the XIXTH International Congress of Zoology, August 23-27, 2004, Beijing, China.
  • W. Rwamugira, H. Leirs, R.H. Makundi and Loth S. Mulungu (2005) Soil type may limit population abundance of rodents in crop fields: case study of Mastomys natalensis in Tanzania. A paper presented in the IX International Mammalogical Congress, July 31-August 5, 2005. Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.
  • Mulungu, L.S., Makundi, R.H., Massawe, A.W.and Leirs, H. (2005). Sampling intensity and precision for estimating rat damage using systematic row sampling technique in maize fields in Tanzania. A paper presented in the IX International Mammalogical Congress, July 31-August 5, 2005. Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.
  • Rhodes H. Makundi, Apia W. Massawe and Loth S. Mulungu (2005). Reproduction and population fluctuations of Mastomys natalensis, an invasive rodent pest species in the Western Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. A paper presented in the IX International Mammalogical Congress, July 31-August 5, 2005. Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.
  • 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.
  • Makundi, R.H, Massawe, A.W. & Mulungu, L.S. (2006). Reproduction and population dynamics of Mastomys natalensis (Smith 1834), in Agricultural Landscape in the Western Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. 3rd International Conference on Rodent Biology and Management. Held Hanoi, Vietnam, 28 August – 1 September 2006.
  • Massawe, A.W, W. Rwamugira, H. Leirs, Makundi, R.H., Mulungu, L.S., Victoria Ngowo & Robert S. Machang’u (2006). Soil type limit population abundance of rodents in crop fields. Case study of Mastomys natalensis in Tanzania. 3rd International Conference on Rodent Biology and Management. Held Hanoi, Vietnam, 28 August – 1 September 2006.
  • Mulungu, L.S., Makundi, R.H., Massawe, A.W., & Leirs H. (2006). Sampling intensity and precision for estimating rat damage using systematic row sampling technique in maize field. 3rd International Conference on Rodent Biology and Management. Held Hanoi, Vietnam, 28 August – 1 September 2006.
  • Massawe, A., Mulungu, L., Makundi, R., Dlamini, N., Eiseb. S., Kirsten, F., Mahlaba, T., Malebane, P., Maltitz, E. Von, , Monadjem. Tutjavi, V., Steven R. Belmain, (2010). Spatial and temporal population dynamics of rodents in three geographically different regions in the SADC region. 4rd International Conference on Rodent Biology and Management. Held Bloemfontein, South Africa, 12 April – 16 April 2010.
  • Massawe, A., Mulungu, L., Makundi, R., Dlamini, N., Eiseb. S., Kirsten, F., Mahlaba, T., Malebane, P., Maltitz, E. Von, , Monadjem. Tutjavi, V., Steven R. Belmain, (2010). Species diversity, population dynamics, movements and habitat utilization of rodents in agro- ecosystems in Southern Africa. ICART scientific symposium. Held Johannesburg, South Africa, 06-11 Sept 2010.
  • Emil von Maltitz, Belmain, S.R., Dlamini, N., Eiseb. S., Kirsten, F., Mahlaba, T., Makundi, R., Malebane, P., Massawe, A., Monadjem. A., Mulungu, L., Taylor, P., and Tutjavi, V.
  • Steven R. Belmain1, Dlamini, N.2, Eiseb. S., Kirsten, F., Mahlaba, T., Makundi, R., Malebane, P., Maltitz, E. Von, Massawe, A., Monadjem.
  • Ara Monadjem, Themb’a Mahlaba, Nomfundo Dlamini, Seth Eiseb, Loth Mulungu, Apia Massawe, Rhodes Makundi & Steven BelmainImpact of crop cycle on movement patterns of pest rodent species in southern Africa. 4rd International Conference on Rodent Biology and Management. Held Bloemfontein, South Africa, 12 April – 16 April 2010.
  • Katakweba, A.S., Mulungu, L. Steven R. BelmainDisease potential in Rodents and Shrews in three Southern Africa countries. 4rd International Conference on Rodent Biology and Management. Held Bloemfontein, South Africa, 12 April – 16 April 2010.
  • Peter J. Taylor, Mulungu, L., Massawe, A. , Mahlaba, T. , Dlamini, M. Eiseb, S. , Downs, S., Lamb. J. Bastos, A.& Belmain, S. (2010). Integrating morphological and molecular approaches to identify cryptic species of agriculturally important rodents and associated non-target rodent communities in africa: implications for ecologically based rodent management and conservation. 4rd International Conference on Rodent Biology and Management. Held Bloemfontein, South Africa, 12 April – 16 April 2010.
  • Mdangi, M., Sibuga, P. K., Mulungu, L.S, 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. The First International Conference on Pesticidal Plants. 21St – 24th January, 2013, ICIPE, Nairobi, Kenya.

Manuscripts under preparation

  • Massawe, A.W., Makundi, R.H. Eiseb, S., Mulungu, L.S., Katakweba, A. and Belmain, S. Habitat utilization and rodent species diversity in Central Tanzania and Kavango region Namibia.
  • Massawe, A.W. Borremans, B., Makundi, R.H.1 Mulungu, L.S., Katakweba, A. Recruitment, Movement and pattern of home range in rodent species studied in a farm fallow mosaic fields in Central part of Tanzania.

Leadership at the university

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Supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students

  • Mdangi, M. (M.Sc. in Agric.) Title: Population structure and dynamics of different rodent species in Kilosa District, Tanzania.
  • Kaoti Jackson. (Masters Student- university of Namibia). Title: Population dynamics and breeding seasonality of dominant rodent species in small scale agricultural areas in the Mukwe Constituency, Kavango region, Namibia.
  • Mhamphi, Ginethon. (Masters student- sokoine University). Title: Laboratory evaluation of fertility control agents (Quinestrol and Levonorgestrel) on reproductive performance of Mastomys natalensis.
  • Tatjana Locus (Msc). Research title: Landscape heterogeneity as driver of evolutionary divergence in East African Arena Viruses. University of Antwerp, Belgium.
  • Jonathan Favaits (Msc). Research title: Landscape heterogeneity as driver of evolutionary divergence in East African Arena Viruses. . University of Antwerp, Belgium.
  • Eva Creemers (Msc). Research title: Effect of Morogoro virus on fitness of Mastomys natalensis. University of Antwerp, Belgium.
  • Mariën Joachim (PhD student) Title: Transmission dynamics of parasites in wildlife populations of Mastomys natalensis. (PhD bursary), University of Antwerp.
  • Emmanuel C.M. Mlyashimbi (PhD) Title: Ecology of rodent pest species in maize agro-ecosystem in Ismani Division, Iringa region, Tanzania.
  • Mchukya Mathias Bernard (Msc): Title Evaluation of Trap Barrier System (TBS) for rodent management in irrigated rice ecosystem in Tanzania.
  • Lara Cupers (Msc). Title: The effect of large landscape units on the genetics of arenavirures in relation to their primary host, the multimammate mice; University of Antwerp.
  • Christope Verhaeren (Msc) Title: The transmission mechanisms o Morogoro and Gairo arenavirus in their reservoir host, the multimammate mouse.
  • Mdangi Mashaka (2005). Evaluation of red chilli pepper (Capsicum sp.) and tobacco dust (Tabaccum sp) for protection of maize seeds against Multimummate rat (Mastomys natalensis. Smith) (Bsc Agriculture General).
  • Mashaka Jafari (2006). Protection of maize seeds from infestation by the Larger Grain Borer (Prostephanus truncutus) and Maize Weevil (Sitophilus zea mays) by treatment with tobacco dust (Bsc Agriculture General).
  • Ntibanoga, Wilson (2006). Evaluation of Tobacco dust against common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) infestation by bean bruchids.
  • Mshana Phinnah (2007) Resistance to maize weevil (Sitophilus zea mays) and Larger grain bore Prostephanus trancutus in selected new maize lines.
  • Siame Kennedy (2008). The potential of using botanical pesticides for the control of Pigeon peas bruchids (Callosobruchus sp).
  • Faustine Emmanuel (2011)Evaluation of Selected Plant Botanicals as Protectants against Rodent Damage on Stored Rice Grains.
  • Lyatuu, Herman M. (2013) Effect of Agricultural practices on rodent population composition and diversity in Pangawe village, Morogoro region.
  • Mtawa Raphael E. (2013) Investigation of small mammals community structure at Mazingara village forest reserve.
  • Bubinza Ngwale Ozano (2013) Effect of disturbance on small mammal composition and diversity in Mazingara village, Handeni district.

Membership in committees, boards and professional organizations

  • Tanzania Entomological Association (TEA).
  • Tanzania Women Leaders in Agriculture and the Environment (TAWLAE).
  • International Society of Zoological Sciences (ISZS).
  • SPMC Board – Chair.
  • Board Member – Booni Secondary School.

Reviewer of papers in the following international Journals

  • African Journal of Ecology.
  • Integrative Zoology.
  • Belgium Journal of Ecology.
  • Journal of Pest Science.

Submitted Research Proposals

  • Innovative Rodent pest management and Biosensor technology Development: proposal submitted to World Bank under African Center of Excellence Initiative.
  • PH4RiceSave: Postharvest for Rice Innovation through Collective Engagement: Smallholder Assessment, Validation and Endorsement; European Development Fund.