Aquatic


        Dr. Prosper Mfilinge

CURRICULUM VITAE

\r\n\r\nADDRESS:
c/o Department of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries
\r\nP.O. Box 35064 Dar es Salaam - Tanzania.
\r\nTel. Office: +255-022-2410462\r\nTel. Mobile: +255-0762-975036/0719-836313
\r\nFax: +255-022-2410480
\r\nE-mail: pmfilinge@udsm.ac.tz

\r\n2.0 EDUCATION
\r\n2.1 B.Sc. (Hons.), Marine Biology and Applied Microbiology, University of Dar-es-Salaam,\r\n1994.

\r\n2.2 M.Sc. (Inland Fisheries Management), University of Hull, England, 1997.

\r\n2.3 International Post-Graduate Training course in Limnology (IPGL), Institute of Limnology,\r\nMondsee, Austria, 1999.

\r\n2.4 M.Sc. (Marine Science), University of the Ryukyus, Japan, 2001.

\r\n2.5 Ph.D. (Marine and Environmental Sciences), University of the Ryukyus, Japan, 2004.

\r\n2.6 Post-doc (Environmental Sciences) University of the Ryukyus, Japan, 2004-2005.\r\nUnder the award from the 21st century Centre of Excellence (COE) (Post-Doctoral Fellow\r\nand Visiting Researcher), University of the Ryukyus, Japan 2005.\r\nResearch: Biogeographical variation in the distribution of mangrove gastropods\r\n(Gastropoda: Potamididae) along the Ryukyu Islands.

\r\n2.7 Post-doc (Environmental Sciences) University of the Ryukyus, Japan 2005-2007.\r\nUnder the award from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) (Post-\r\nDoctoral Fellow and Visiting Researcher), University of the Ryukyus, Japan, 2007.\r\nResearch: Identification of lipid markers that could be used to distinguish mangrove\r\norganic matter from terrestrial organic matter in the marine environment and food webs.

\r\n3.0 ACADEMIC POSTS HELD AT UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM
\r\n3.1 Lecturer, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Part time lecturer from October 12, 2007\r\nto March 2nd 2008 AND Permanent from March 3rd 2008 to date.

\r\n4.0 POSTS HELD OUTSIDE UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM
\r\n4.1 Post-Doctoral Fellow and Visiting Researcher, University of the Ryukyus, Japan, from\r\nSeptember 2004 – June 2007.

\r\n5.0 ADMNISTRATIVE POSTS HELD AT UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM
\r\nNone\r\n
\r\n6.0 ADMNISTRATIVE POSTS HELD OUTSIDE THE UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES\r\nSALAAM\r\nNone

\r\n7.0 PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION
\r\n7.1 Member, Western Indian Ocean Marine Sciences Association (WIOMSA).

\r\n8.0 AWARDS
\r\n8.1 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) for a post-doctoral fellowship at the\r\nUniversity of the Ryukyus, Japan 2005-2007.

\r\n8.2 21st century Centre of Excellence (COE), for a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of\r\nthe Ryukyus, Japan 2004-2005

\r\n8.3 Heiwa Nakajima Foundation Scholarship award for PhD studies at the University of the\r\nRyukyus, Japan, 2001-2004

\r\n8.4 Japanese Government Scholarship (Monbukagakusho) for MSc studies at the University of\r\nthe Ryukyus, Japan, 1999-2001.

\r\n8.5 UNESCO, for Post-Graduate Training course in Limnology and Wetlands Ecology, Institute\r\nof Limnology, Mondsee, Austria, and the Czech Republic, 1999.

\r\n8.6 ODA Scholarship award for MSc studies at the University of Hull, England 1994-1996.\r\n9.0

RESEARCH/CONSULTANCY
\r\n9.1. 21st century Centre of Excellence (COE), University of the Ryukyus. Biogeographical\r\nvariation in the distribution of mangrove gastropods (Gastropoda:Potamididae) along the\r\nRyukyu Islands. October 2004- June 2005, completed.

\r\n9.2 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), University of the Ryukyus. Identification\r\nof lipid markers that could be used to distinguish mangrove organic matter from terrestrial\r\norganic matter in the marine environment and food webs. March 2005- June 2007,\r\ncompleted.

\r\n9.4 Anonymous Referee/Reviewer for different international Journals: Aquatic Botany,\r\nEstuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, Aquatic ecology, Marine Environmental Research,\r\nJournal of Tropical Forest Science, Indian Journal of Marine Science etc.\r\n10.0

TEACHING/SUPERVISION
\r\n10.1. Teaching four undergraduate courses and one postgraduate course. AQ 326 Ecology of\r\nInland Waters; BL 234 Biostatistics; SC 215 Scientific Methods; AQ 221 Estuarine and\r\nWetlands Ecology; AQ218 Aquatic Biology Field Course; BC 605 Biodiversity of Inhabited\r\nAreas

\r\n10.2. Provide supervision to seven undergraduate 3rd year projects (DASF) and Zoology and\r\nWildlife Conservation Department.

\r\n11.0 CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS ATTENDED
\r\n11.1 Mfilinge PL, Atta N, Tsuchiya M (2001) Nutrient dynamics associated with mangrove leaf\r\nlitter decomposition. Presented at the International symposium on mangroves: Evolution,\r\nPhysiology and Conservation, University of Tokyo, Japan 10-12 July 2001.

\r\n11.2 Mfilinge PL, Meziane T, Bachok Z, Tsuchiya M (2003) Lipid classes in decomposing\r\nleaves of Bruguiera gymnnorrhiza and Kandelia candel. Presented at the 4th International\r\nWorkshop on Oceanography and Fishery in the East China Sea, The University of the\r\nRyukyus, Okinawa, Japan 8-9 November 2003.

\r\n11.3 Tsuchiya M. Mfilinge PL (2004) Particle transfer by sea cucumber: biotubation or\r\nbiopurification? First Nereis Park Conference 2004 Biotubation: The ever changing Seafloor.\r\nNovember 7-9, 2004. Vancaciel La Calanquel – Carry – Le- Rouet, FRance\r\n3\r\n11.4 Mfilinge PL, Tsuchiya M (2004) Organic matter and nutrients in mangrove-intertidal\r\necosystems

\r\nexposed to a catchment area affected by red soils. Presented at the 10th\r\nInternational Coral Reef Symposium, Okinawa, Japan, 28 June - 2 July, 2004.\r\n11.5 Mfilinge PL, Tsuchiya M (2006) Effect of season on litter consumption by grapsid crabs in\r\na subtropical mangrove (Okinawa, Japan). Mangrove Macrobenthos Meeting II. 25-30\r\nJune, 2006 Gold Coast, Australia.

\r\n12.0 PUBLICATIONS:\r\n12.1.0 PUBLICATIONS REFERRED JOURNALS
\r\n12.1.1 Mfilinge PL, Atta N, Tsuchiya M (2002) Nutrient dynamics and leaf litter decomposition in\r\na subtropical mangrove forest at Oura Bay, Okinawa, Japan. Trees Structure and Function\r\n16:172-180.

\r\n12.1.2 Mfilinge PL, Meziane T, Bachok Z, Tsuchiya M (2003) Fatty acids in decomposing\r\nmangrove leaves: microbial activity, decay and nutritional quality. Marine Ecology\r\nProgress Series 265:97-105.

\r\n12.1.3 Islam S, Mfilinge PL, Tsuchiya M. (2004) Status of organic and inorganic nutrients in\r\nwaters and sediments at the habitats of the mangrove sesarmid crabs from the Ryukyu\r\nIslands, Japan. Bulletin of the Faculty of Science, University of the Ryukyus 78:327-356.

\r\n12.1.4 Bachok Z, Mfilinge PL, Tsuchiya M (2003) The diet of the mud clam Geloina coaxans\r\n(Mollusca, Bivalvia) as indicated by fatty acid markers in a subtropical mangrove forest of\r\nOkinawa, Japan. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 292:187-197.

\r\n12.1.5 Mfilinge PL, Meziane T, Bachok Z, Tsuchiya M. (2005) Litter dynamics and particulate\r\norganic matter outwelling from a subtropical mangrove in Okinawa Island, South Japan.\r\nEstuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 63:301-313.

\r\n12.1.6 Mfilinge PL, Meziane T, Bachok Z, Tsuchiya M. (2005) Total lipid and fatty acid classes in\r\ndecomposing mangrove leaves of Bruguiera gymnorrhiza and Kandelia candel: significance\r\nwith respect to lipid input. Journal of Oceanography 61:613-622.

\r\n12.1.7 Bachok Z, Mfilinge PL, Tsuchiya M. (2006) Characterization of fatty acid composition in\r\nhealthy and bleached corals from Okinawa, Japan. Coral Reefs 25(4):545-554.

\r\n12.1.8 Bachok Z, Mfilinge PL, Tsuchiya M (2006) Food sources of coexisting suspension- feeding\r\nbivalves as indicated by fatty acid biomarkers, subjected to the bivalve abundances on a\r\ntidal flat. Journal of Sustainability Science and Management 1 (1):92-111.

\r\n12.1.9 Meziane T, Lee SY, Mfilinge PL, Shin PKS, Lam MHW, Tsuchiya M. (2007) Inter-specific\r\nand geographical variations in fatty acid composition of mangrove leaves: implications for\r\nusing fatty acids as trophic tracers. Marine Biology 150:1103-1113.

\r\n12.1.10 Mchenga IS, Mfilinge PL, Tsuchiya M. (2007) Bioturbation activity by the grapsid crab\r\nHelice formosensis and its effects on mangrove sedimentary organic matter. Estuarine,\r\nCoastal and Shelf Science 73:316-324.

\r\n12.1.11 Mfilinge PL, Tsuchiya M. (2008) Effect of temperature on leaf litter consumption by\r\ngrapsid crabs in a subtropical mangrove (Okinawa, Japan). Journal of Sea Research 59:94-\r\n102.

\r\n12.1.12 Bachok Z, Meziane T, Mfilinge PL, Tsuchiya M. (2009) Fatty acid markers as an indicator\r\nof temporal changes in food sources of the bivalve Quidnipagus palatum. Aquatic\r\nEcosystem Health and Management 12: (4) 390-400

\r\n\r\n12.2.0 BOOKS AND CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
\r\n12.2.0 Tsuchiya M. MfilingePL (2006) In: 21st Century COE Program, University of the Ryukyus\r\n(ed.), Biodiversity of coral reef and island ecosystems of the Ryukyus, 00332-349. Tokai\r\nUniversity Press. (In Japanese)

\r\n12.3.0 CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS\r\nNone

\r\n12.4.0 OTHER RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS/REPORTS\r\nNone

\r\n12.5.0 CONSULTANCY REPORTS
\r\nMachiwa J., Shilla D., Mfilinge PL., Kaaya L., Pamba S. (2008). Applied training project –\r\nNile Basin Iniative. Development and Review of teaching materials for Ecology\r\nManagement Module. Report submitted

\r\n13.0 EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
\r\n13.1 Sports: Basketball, Jogging and biking.

\r\n13.2 Personal interests: Music, Reading books.\r\nDate: …March 13rd , 2013\r\n

  
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