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Dr Tendai Nzuma

Senior Lecturer
Lecturer: Natural Resources Management

Phone : +264 61 207 2188
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Office Location : Office Block, Office Number 212


MPhil. Conservation Ecology (Zim) (NUST)
Bsc (Hons) NUST
Dip. Forestry (Zim)
Cert. Landscape Ecology (Wageningen) (Nerth.)

Research interest

My career objective is to be involved in an intellectually challenging role that contributes meaningfully to conserving natural resources and promoting sustainable use and rural livelihoods around protected areas. I am a “social ecologist” specializing in how community based natural resource management programmes affect the incentives for conservation.


My area of research interest lies in Conservation Ecology, Natural Resources Management and Use; Policy and Institutional Analysis, Natural Resources Governance Issues (Forestry & Wildlife), Trans frontier Conservation Areas (TFCAs), Climate Change Mitigation.

Key publications

  1. Ndagurwa, H. G., Maponga, T. S., Dube, B., Nzuma, T. M., & Muvengwi, J. (2018). Termitaria vs. mistletoe: Effects on soil properties and plant structure in a semi-arid savanna. Acta Oecologica91, 35-42.
  2. Nanyeni, L. & Nzuma, T.M., 2018, ‘New record of Monsonia herrei for Namibia’, Bothalia 48(1), a2342. v48i1.2342

Book Chapter:

  1. Mukamuri B, C. Chirozva, C. Matema, S. Matema and T. Nzuma (2013): Ethnic heterogeneity and its implications for natural resources management on the edge. In Anderson J. A, M. de Garine-Wichatitsky, D.H.M Cumming, V. Dzingirai and K. Giller (eds). Transfrontier Conservation Areas: people living on the edge, Routeledge. New York, 89p.


More information is available via my ResearchGate ProfileORCID and my Google Scholar page.

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