Christopher Sabuni

Christopher Sabuni

Senior Research Fellow
SUA Pest Management Centre
Summary information

Dr. Christopher Sabuni's main interest of reseach have been  to sudy the ecology of small mammals in the coastal forests especially elephant shrew Rhynchocyon petersi and the lessser pouched mouse Beamys hindei. Further, he has been engaged in surveying of non and flying small mammals (Rodents, Macroselidae (elephant shrew or sengis) and Bats) in different biotopes  in Tanzania to ascertain their status  in terms of diversity,taxonomic and their biogeography in general.

Sabuni has been also involved on the research on rodent born diseases such as Plaque, lassa related virus and tickborne relapsing fever.


Christopher Sabuni is employed at Sokoine University of Agriculture under Pest Management Centre as Research Chief Technologist. He posseses a PhD on the Ecology of Small mammals in Coastal forest.

Dr. Sabuni has been also a pioneer in conducting tropical field school in Tanzania involving BSc wildlife Students from Sokoine University of Agriculture together with their fellow students from Antwerp University, Belgium since 2016. The tropical field school is now also  Conducted for Newly Postugraduates Students studying under ACE 11 for R IRPM and BTD from 2017 specifically on the introduction of small mammals in particular Rodents before their embark their proposal developments.

Academic  Qualifications

  • PhD. 2009 - 2014 - Wildlife Management : Sokoine University of Agriculture
  • M.Sc. 2005 - 2008 - Wildlife Management: Sokoine University of Agriculture
  • B.Sc. 2001 - 2000 - Wildlife Management: Sokoine University of griculture


Research Interest
  1. Ecology and diversity of flying and non flying small mammals (bats, rodents and lephant shrew)
  2. Rodent born zoonotic diseases (plague and tick borne relapsing fever.


Contact information

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

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