List of research projects, grants and consultancy undertaken


1.     Peri-urban mangrove forests as filters and potential phytoremediators of domestic sewage in East Africa (PUMPSEA). This project started in 2005 and was completed in 2008.


2.     Sustaining Coastal Fishing Communities funded by CIDA, Canada. This FAST-MUN project became effective in 2004 and will run for six years.


3.     The Faculty, in collaboration with Kinondoni Municipal Council, and local communities through financial support from Sida concluded implementation of a project titled "KICAMP Integrated Monitoring Plan" in 2008.


4.     The Sida-SAREC, Sweden, University of Dar es Salaam bilateral programme conluded implementation of a project titles Strengthening research capacity in marine biological sciences for sustainable utilisation of costal and marine resources. At the University of Dar es Salaam, the project was being implemented by the department, Instute of Marine Sciences (IMS) and the Department of Botany.


5.     Lower Kihansi Environmental Management Project (LKEMP) is facilitating the ongoing research work in the Lower Kihansi ecosystem study. The project, funded by the World Bank is hosted by the National Environment Management Councl and implemented by several instututions in the country including this department.


6.     Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project (LVEMP) was a comprehensive regional effort by the Governments of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to reverse the environmental and natural resources degradation of Lake Victoria and its basin.The five-year project started in July 1997 and ended up in June 2002. Under this project, the department implemented the component "Support to Riparian Universities". In addition, staffs were involved in conducting research and supervising postgraduate students working on various themes under the auspices of the project.


7.     The department received support in 2005 from NORAD funded "mini-projects" under the UDSM-NORAD frame agreement phase II. The project enabled the department to build some teaching and research infrastructure at Kunduchi. Under this support, the department has built a fish processing unit (kiln) for the Fisheries diploma programme and purchased several equipment including fishing and diving gear, an Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS) and water quality kit, etc. The main activities/responsibilities of the faculty in this project capacity building particularly in terms of equipment.


8.     The department in collaboration with the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (UDSM), Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute and School of Life Sciences, Sodertorns hogskola, Sweden has recently acquired a project titled Distribution of pathogenic Vibrio cholerae strains in aquatic environments in coastal areas of East Africa: Implication to cholera outbreaks and control. This two years research project will run from May 2009 to May 2011.


9.     Richmond, M.D., Wilson, J.D.K., Mgaya, Y.D., and Le Vay, L., 2002. An analysis of smallholder opportunities in fisheries, coastal and related enterprises in the floodplain and delta areas of the Rufiji River, Tanzania. Consultancy Report to Rufiji Environment Management Project. IUCN Eastern Africa Regional Office, Nairobi, Kenya. REMP Technical Report No. 25. 89 pp.


10.  Mgaya, Y.D., Suya, T.B. and Mukama, S., 2002. Baseline studies on fish and invertebrates for the Tulawaka Gold Mining Project. Consultancy Report Submitted to WEGS Consultants. Parts I and II. 57 pp.


11.  Mgaya, Y.D., Mbelle, A.V.Y. and Njau, G.J., 2003. Environmental impact statement of the proposed shrimp farming project in Mafia Island. Prepared for ALPHAKRUST LTD., Dar es Salaam. 113 pp.


12.  Mgaya, Y.D. 2004. The vulnerability of mangrove and adjacent coral reefs to climate change in Rufiji Delta. Report submitted to WWF, the Eastern African Marine Ecoregion Programme, Dar es Salaam. 31 pp.


13.  Mgaya, Y.D., 2004. Project Implementation Manual for the Marine and Coastal Environment Management Project (MACEMP). Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (Mainland) and Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment and Cooperatives (Zanzibar). 104 pp.


14.  Mgaya, Y.D., 2005. Synthesis of Fisheries Research and Fisheries Management activities under the auspices of the Lake Victoria Environment Management Project. Synthesis Report Submitted to the World Bank. 250 pp.


15.  Ba, M., Berraho, A., Bodiguel, C., Cunningham, S., and Mgaya, Y., 2005. Coastal and Marine Fisheries: Towards a New Vision for the Exploitation and Sustainable Management of Africas Fishery Resources. Technical Review Paper. NEPAD Fish for All Summit, 22-25 August 2005, Abuja, Nigeria. WorldFish Center, Cairo, Egypt. 30 pp.


16.  Lugomela, C., Pratap, H.B. and Mgaya, Y.D. (2004). Investigations into Mas Mortalities of Lesser Flamingos in Lake Manyara and Lake Big Momela, Arusha. Client: Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA).


17.  Lugomela, C., and Mgaya, Y.D. (2004). Baseline studies on the water quality, plankton status and intertidal macrofauna and flora in an area demarcated for Alphakrust shrimp farming project in Jimbo, Mafia, Tanzania. Client: Alphakrust Co. LTD.


18.  Lugomela, C., Pratap, H.B., Lyimo, T.J. and Mgaya, Y.D. (2005). Limnological study of the soda lakes of northern Tanzania; one year after the 2004 mass mortality of Lesser Flamingos. Client: Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA).


19.  Ndaro, S.G.M. (2002). Study on the Diversity and Abundance of Benthic fauna on the shores around Dar Es Salaam for baseline information on the Ecological status of Meiobenthos and monitoring human induced changes of the Coastal Environment.


20.  Benno, B.L. and Tamatamah, R.A., 2005. The status of fishing activities and strategies for improving the fishery so that it contributes towards poverty alleviation in Ulanga District, Morogoro, Tanzania. Consultancy report for Ulanga District Council. 96 pp.


21.  Mgaya, Y.D., Tamatamah, R.A., Mkama S. and Suya, T.B., 2005. Baseline studies on fish and aquatic invertebrates for the Buzwagi Project. Consultancy report for Pangea Minerals Ltd.


22.  Wagner, G. (2003). Coordination of mangrove ecosystem biodiversity assessment in Mnazi Bay-Ruvuma Estuary Marine Park, Mtwara, Tanzania September-October 2003


23.  Wagner, G. (2003). Coordination of training and first monitoring session of community-based monitoring of mangrove ecosystems in Tanga, Tanzania April 2003.


24.  Wagner, G. (2003). Coordination of assessment of coral reefs and mangrove ecosystems in Songo Songo Archipelago and the adjacent coastline of Kilwa, Tanzania February 2003. The mangrove component was done with the participation of local communities.


25.  Wagner, G. (2003). Coordination of training and first monitoring session of community-based coastal monitoring (coral reefs, mangroves, fisheries, coastal erosion and socio-economic status coastal villages) in Bagamoyo, Tanzania January to March 2003.


26.  Wagner, G. (2002). Rapid Assessment of the Marine Ecosystems of Kilwa District for the Pew Fellowship Project on Community Based Coastal and Marine Conservation in Kilwa District (fieldwork conducted in April 2002).


27.  Wagner, G. (2002). Synthesis of Literature (Information) on the Marine Environment of Kunduchi and Mbweni (Nov., 2001 to March 2002).


28.  Wagner, G. (2002). Compilation of KICAMP Integrated Monitoring Plan (KIMP) for Kinondoni Integrated Coastal Area Management Programme (KICAMP) (Nov., 2001 to March 2002).

  1. Wagner, G. (2006-2009). Mangrove coordinator/consultant for the GEF-WWF project entitled: "Coastal Resilience to Climate Change: Developing a Generalizable Method for Assessing Vulnerability and Adaptation of Mangroves and Associated Ecosystems and Formulating an Adaptive Management Plan.

30.  Wagner, G. (2007-2008). Resource person and trainer for Tanzania State of the Coast survey conducted in all coastal districts of Tanzania, organized by National Environment Management Council (NEMC), Tanzania.

31.  Wagner, G. (2005-2007). Coordination of environmental monitoring program contracted by Kinondoni Integrated Coastal Area Management Programme (KICAMP).

32.  Tamatamah R. A. 2009. Assessing the Reserve for the Great Ruaha River, Tanzania. Macroinvertebrates and Fisheries component of the environmental Flow assessment of the Great Ruaha River. Consultancy for the WWF Tanzania Programme Office (WWF-TPO), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 38p


33.  Tamatamah R. A. 2008. Assessing the Reserve for the Wami River, Tanzania. Macroinvertebrates and Fisheries component of the environmental Flow assessment of the Wami River. Consultancy for the Tanzania Coastal Management Partnership (TCMP). 40p


34.  Tamatamah R.A. 2007. Assessing the Reserve for the Mara River, Kenya and Tanzania. Fisheries component of the Environmental Flow assessment of the Mara River. Consultancy for the WWF East African regional Programme Office, Nairobi, Kenya. 49p


35.  Tamatamah R. A and Suya T.B. 2007. Environmental impact assessment studies for the Kabanga Nickel Project. Baseline studies on the aquatic environment and fauna of the Kabanga Project Area. Consultancy for Golder Associates Ltd, Canada. 42p


36.  Tamatamah R.A. 2007. Baseline description of the aquatic ecology of the Msasani bay in Dare s Salaam, Tanzania. Environmental and Social Impact Assessment for the East Africa Submarine Cable Systsem (EASSy). Consultancy for Norconsult Tanzania Ltd. 32p.


37.  Tamatamah R.A., Mukama, S., Suya, T.B. and Kaaya, L. 2006. Baseline study on the aquatic environment and fauna of the Buckreef-Busolwa Project Area. Environmental impact assessment studies for the Buckreef-Busolwa mine project, East Africa Mines. Consultancy for URS Australia PTY Ltd, Perth, Australia. 50p


  1. Machiwa, J., Kabigumila, J., Shilla, D., Wagner, G., 2008. Applied Training Project Nile Basin Initiative. A consultancy to conduct Aquatic Ecosystems Short Course.


  1. Machiwa, J., and Shilla, D. 2009. Applied Training Project Nile Basin Initiative. A consultancy to conduct Regional Short Course on Water uses.