Aquatic


        Dr. I. Sware.Semesi

CURRICULUM VITAE
\r\nIMMACULATE SWARE SEMESI


\r\n\r\nContacts
University of Dar es Salaam\r\nDepartment of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries
\r\nP.O. Box 35064 Dar es Salaam - Tanzania
\r\nTel. Office: +255-22-2410462
\r\nTel. Mobile: +255-(0) 713-619284
\r\nFax: +255-22-2410480
\r\nE-mail: sware@udsm.ac.tz

\r\n2. EDUCATION
\r\n2.1 B.Sc. (Hons. GPA 4.3), Botany and Marine Biology, University of Dar es Salaam, 2000.

\r\n2.2 M.Sc. (Grade B+), Management of Natural Resources and Sustainable Agriculture, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), 2002.

\r\n2.3 Ph.D. Eco-physiology of marine macrophytes. Stockholm University and University of Dar es Salaam, 2005-2009.

\r\n3. POSTS HELD
\r\n3.1 Lecturer, Department of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries, University of Dar es Salaam June 2009-To date.

\r\n3.2 Climate Change Coordinator, Western Indian Ocean Marine Sciences Association (WIOMSA), March 2011- April 2012.

\r\n3.3 Assistant Lecturer, Department of Aquatic Environment and Conservation, University of Dar es Salaam September 2003– June 2009.

\r\n3.4 Research Officer, TRAFFIC East/Southern Africa, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, October 2002–August 2003.

\r\n4. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION
\r\n4.1 Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA)

\r\n4.2 Member of National Sea turtle Committee – Tanzania

\r\n4.3 International Ethnobotany Society (ISE)

\r\n5. AWARDS
\r\n5.1 Norwegian Government Scholarship: 2000-2002 (Norway)

\r\n5.2 Global Fellow in Marine Conservation, Duke Marine Lab: 2003 (USA)

\r\n5.3 Sida/SAREC Marine Bilateral Programme scholarship for PhD research: 2005-2009 (Tanzania/ Sweden)

\r\n6. SHORT COURSES, CONFERENCES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS
\r\n6.1 Training of Trainers in Fundraising and Scientific Proposal Writing. University of Dar es Salaam, Centre for Continuing Education, 26th – 30th November 2012.

\r\n6.2 Western Indian Ocean Regional Workshop on Vulnerability Assessment of Mangroves to Climate Change and Related Anthropogenic Pressures. Mombasa, Kenya, 4th to 5th October 2011.

6.3 Seventh Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) Scientific Symposium.\r\nMombasa, Kenya, 24th to 29th October 2011.

\r\n6.4 World Conference on Marine Biodiversity (WCMB). Aberdeen, UK, 26th – 30th September 2011.\r\n6.5 Mariculture in Western Indian Ocean (WIO) Region, Challenges and Prospects. Zanzibar\r\nBeach Resort, Zanzibar, Tanzania, 30th November to 4th December, 2009.

\r\n6.6 Training for trainers’ workshop-Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa (ITOCA)\r\nEresources. Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 3rd\r\nto 6th November 2009.

\r\n6.7 Sixth Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) Scientific Symposium. St.\r\nDenis, La Reunion, 24th to 29th August 2009.

\r\n6.8 Training workshop on ‘Ecology, Resources, and Management of Tropical Seascape: From\r\nTheory to Practice’. Zanzibar Beach Resort, Zanzibar, Tanzania, October 27th to November 1st\r\n2008.

\r\n6.9 Fifth Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) Scientific Symposium.\r\nSouthern Sun Elangeni Hotel, Durban, South Africa, 22nd to 26th October 2007.

\r\n6.10 Fourth Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) Scientific Symposium on\r\nContribution of Research in Improving Human Welfare and Poverty Alleviation. Grand Baie,\r\nMauritius, 29th August to 3rd September 2005.

\r\n6.11 Gender Dimension Programme Committee (GDPC) Training Workshop on research\r\nMethodology with a gender Perspective. Jangwani Sea Breeze Hotel, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania,\r\nJanuary 3rd 2004 to January 5th 2004.

\r\n6.12 Training workshop on Gender Equity in Commonwealth Higher Education. Jangwani Sea\r\nBreeze Hotel, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, January 4th 2004 to 5th January 2004.

\r\n6.13 Training course on integration of ICT in teaching and learning, University of Dar es Salaam,\r\nTanzania, October 20th 2003 to October 24th 2003.

\r\n6.14 Workshop and Training Course on Teaching Methodology at higher institutions. University of\r\nDar es Salaam, Tanzania, September 20th 2003 to 25th October 2003.

\r\n6.15 Workshop on Conservation of African Sharks, organized by IUCN Sharks Specialist Group.\r\nDurban, South Africa, September 2003.

\r\n6.16 Attended a series of lectures, seminars and field works in Conservation Biology and Policy and\r\nMarine Ecology summer Courses. Duke University Marine Lab, Beaufort, NC, USA, July 2003\r\nto August 2003.

\r\n6.17 IUCN/KMFRI Regional Fisheries Workshop. Mombasa, Kenya, December 2002.

\r\n6.18 Second WIOMSA Scientific Symposium. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, October 22nd to 26th 2001.

\r\n6.19 Course on Insitu measurements of primary production using Pulse Amplitude Modulated\r\nfluorescence (PAM). University of Dar es Salaam, October 2001.

\r\n6.20 Scientific symposium on research capacity profiles in the Faculty of Science. University of Dar\r\nes Salaam, Tanzania, March 2000.

\r\n6.21 Training workshop on identification of Cyanobacteria and the Phytoplankton and methods of\r\nestimating primary productivity. Institute of Marine Sciences Zanzibar, University of Dar es\r\nSalaam, Sponsored by SAREC, March 1999.

\r\n6.22 Workshop on East African seaweed, physiology, taxonomy and extraction of Agar from\r\nGracilaria spp. and Carrageenan from Eucheuma spp. University of Dar es Salaam, March 1995.

\r\n6.23 Diving course (PADI) in open water and advanced open water together with diving survey\r\ntechniques in Coral Reefs, and Commercial fish and Invertebrates. Mtwara, Tanzania.\r\nSponsored by British Council through FRONTIER, July 1998 to August 1998.

\r\n7. RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

\r\n7.1 Assessment of Impacts and Management Implications of Climate Change on Mafia Island\r\nMarine Park, Tanzania 2012-2013.\r\n3

\r\n7.2 Assessment of Seagrassesas Carbon Sinks, Zanzibar, 2012-2013.

\r\n7.3 Mussel-Seagrass Interaction: The influence of CO2 and pH on a Tropical Bay, Zanzibar, 2010-2011.

\r\n7.4 Physiological response of marine calcareous macro-algae to pH changes, Stockholm University and University of Dar es Salaam, March 2006 – October 2008.

\r\n7.5 Status and utilization of Sea turtles of Tanzania, TRAFFIC East/Southern Africa, November 2002 - May 2003.

\r\n7.6 Local uses of seaweeds and use as fish baits in coastal fishing villages of Tanzania, Stockholm University and University of Dar es Salaam, November 2002- 2004.

\r\n7.7 Coral transplantation and restoration at Mbudya Island, Dar es Salaam, December 1999 to May 2000.

\r\n7.8 Investigation of coral reef mining activities and the reef status at Mikindani Bay, Mtwara, FRONTIER-Tanzania, October 1998.

\r\n8. PUBLICATIONS, REPORTS AND PAPERS
\r\n8.1 Semesi, S. 2012. The Coastal Vegetation of Chwaka Bay. In People, Nature and Research in Chwaka Bay, Zanzibar, Tanzania, de la Torre-Castro, M. and T.J. Lyimo (eds.). Pp. 57-68. ISBN: 978-9987-9559-1-6. Zanzibar Town: WIOMSA

\r\n8.2 Kangwe, J., Semesi, S., Beer, S., Mtolera, M. and Björk, M., 2012. Carbonate Production by Calcareous Algae in a Seagrass-Dominated System: The Example of Chwaka Bay. In People, Nature and Research in Chwaka Bay, Zanzibar, Tanzania, de la Torre-Castro, M. and T.J. Lyimo (eds.). Pp. 143-156. ISBN: 978-9987-9559-1-6. Zanzibar Town: WIOMSA

\r\n8.3 Gullström, M., Lyimo, T.J., Eklöf, J.S., Björk, M., Semesi, I. S. and de la Torre-Castro M., 2012. Seagrass Meadows in Chwaka Bay: Socio-ecological and Management Aspects. In People, Nature and Research in Chwaka Bay, Zanzibar, Tanzania, de la Torre-Castro, M. and T.J. Lyimo (eds.). Pp. 89-110. ISBN: 978-9987-9559-1-6. Zanzibar Town: WIOMSA

\r\n8.4 Semesi, I. S., 2012. Tanzania’s Lake Victoria basin vegetation - Research Report (Sino-UN cooperation action on African water: The technical cooperation on vegetation conservation in the typical areas of the Nile Basin)

\r\n8.5 Semesi, S. 2011. Seaweed Farming in WIO region – A Success Story? In Troell, M., Hecht, T., Beveridge, M., Stead, S., Bryceson, I., Kautsky, N., Ollevier, F., Mmochi, A. (eds.) (2011) Mariculture in the WIO region – Challenges and Prospects. WIOMSA Book Series No. 11. viii + 59pp.

\r\n8.6 Semesi, I. S, Beer, S. and Björk, M. 2009. Seagrass photosynthesis controls rates of calcification and photosynthesis in calcareous macroalgae. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 382: 41–47

.\r\n8.7 Semesi, I. S, Kangwe, J. and Björk, M. 2009. Calcification and Photosynthetic Responses of a Coralline Alga to Changes in Seawater pH and Elevated CO2. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 84: 337–341.

\r\n8.8 Semesi, I. S. 2009. Seawater pH as a Controlling Factor in Macroalgal Calcification and Photosynthesis. Doctoral Thesis in Plant Physiology at Stockholm University, Sweden, June 2009.

\r\n8.9 Semesi, I. S. and Bjork, M. 2003. Local Uses of Seaweeds in Coastal Fishing Villages of Tanzania. University of Dar es Salaam. Report.

\r\n8.10 Semesi, I. S., 2003. Status and Utilization of Sea turtles in Tanzania. TRAFFIC-Tanzania, Report.

\r\n8.11 Semesi, I. S., 2002. Ecological and socio-economic impacts of farmed Eucheuma seaweeds in Zanzibar, Tanzania. M.Sc. Thesis in Management of Natural Resources and Sustainable Agriculture. Noragric, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, June 2002.\r\n4

8.12 Wagner, G. M., Semesi, I. S., Bipa, J., Sallema, R. E., Mbije, N. E., and Hansen, K. 2000. The Dar es Salaam marine reserves: Coral reef status, restoration and Potential for Ecotourism. Proceedings of the scientific conference on research capacity profiles in the Faculty of science, University of Dar es Salaam, 21-24 March 2000 (Paper presented in symposium).

\r\n8.13 Björk, M., Weil, A., Semesi, S., and Beer, S. 1997. Photosynthetic utilization of inorganic carbon by seagrasses from Zanzibar, East Africa. Marine Biology, 129:363-366.sses from Zanzibar, East Africa. Marine Biology, 129:363-366

  
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