paul lyimo

Paulo John Lyimo

Lecturer in Forest Entomology
College/School
College of Forestry Wildlife and Tourism
Department
Department of Ecosystems and Conservation
Summary information

I am an Applied Entomologist in the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Tourism. I have lead several projects including pest status of Leucaena psyllid, Heteropsylla cubana Crawford (Homoptera: Psyllidae) and Biological Control Agents in Eastern Tanzania, Insect Pests Outbreak in Korogwe Forest Plantation: A Great Risk for Forest Plantations in Tanzania and Modelling Fire Incidences and Impacts Assessment for Conservation of Biodiversity in Uluguru Nature Reserve, Morogoro Tanzania.

ABOUT ME

In addition to research excellence, I’m leading a bamboo project team of the College which aimed to establish a bamboo plantation for education, research, outreach and production purposes in Ruvuma. Our bamboo project is working with collaboration with International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR). At the same time, am working on the project entitled “Developing Baseline Information for Promoting Bamboo Plantations Establishment in Southern Highland Zone of Tanzania”

Also, I serve as the technical and administrative point of contact for biodiversity data publishing through GBIF and TanBIF in the Department of Ecosystems and Conservation, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania.

Appointments:

Date

Position

Institution name

2021-date

Lecturer

Sokoine University of Agriculture

2017-2020

Assistant Lecturer

Sokoine University of Agriculture

2015 - 2016

Tutorial Assistant

Sokoine University of Agriculture

Education:

Date

Institution name

Country

Title

2018 - 2021

Sokoine University of Agriculture

Tanzania

PhD

2014 - 2016

Sokoine University of Agriculture

Tanzania

Masters of Ecosystem Science and Management

2010 - 2013

Sokoine University of Agriculture

Tanzania

Bachelor of Science in Forestry

 

Research Interest:

Ecosystem Health (Forest Insect Ecology & Fire Ecology), Forest insect pest and Climate Change, Potentiality of Bamboo Resources and Invasive plant species

Courses and Teaching

I teach Undergraduate teaching includes Forest Entomology, Tree Improvement, and Ecosystem Health Management. Also, I have supervised more than 30 Bachelor's students who have successfully graduated since 2017 and am currently co-supervisor of 4 Master's students.

RESEARCH

Research Interest

Ecosystem Health (Forest Insect Ecology & Fire Ecology), Forest insect pest and Climate Change, Potentiality of Bamboo Resources and Invasive plant species

Research Projects

I currently have funding for research and education from USAID (Plant Invasion control), EAMCEF (Livelihoods, Biodiversity and Climate stresses) and MOHAMED BIN ZAYED (Ecology, Pollen limitation and Education). Previous funding has been from UNESCO (Indigenous communities and Climate change), DARWIN INITIATIVE AND BRITISH ECOLOGICAL SOCIETY (Invasive Plants) and USAID (Environmental Flows Assessments).

PUBLICATIONS

Journals:

Year

Most popular citation

2015

Lyimo, P. J. &S. Shaaban (2015). Assessment of Forest condition at SUA-Kitulangalo forest reserve in Tanzania Miombo Woodland, Agricultural Science. Grin: 3 - 19.

2018

Lyimo, P. J. (2017). A Tree Girdling Beetle, Paranaleptes reticulata Thoms. (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in Korogwe District: It’s Potential Risk to Eucalyptus Plantations and Woodlots in Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservation, 86(2): 27-34


Conference Papers:

Year

Papers

2016

Lyimo, P. J., Mwatawala, M. and Petro, R. (2016). Infestation and Population Density of Leucaena psyllid, Heteropsylla cubana (Homoptera: Psyllidae) on Leucaena leucocephala in Eastern Tanzania. The Tanzania Association of Foresters (TAF), the 18th Annual Scientific &General Meeting, Glonency Hotel, Morogoro, 17-18/11/2016.

For more publication click this link https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=1EjRT34AAAAJ&hl=en

CONTACTS

Contact information

Department of Ecosystems and Conservation
College of Forestry, Wildlife and Tourism
Sokoine University of Agriculture
Emailpaulo.lyimo@sua.ac.tz
 

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