Dr. Charles Lugomela

Publications in Refereed Journals

\r\n\r\n1. Lugomela, C., Bergman, B. and Waterbury, J. (2001). Cyanobacterial diversity\r\nand nitrogen fixation in coastal areas around Zanzibar, Tanzania. Algological\r\nStudies 103: 95-116.

\r\n\r\n2. Lugomela, C., Wallberg, P. and Nielsen, T.G. (2001). Plankton composition and\r\ncycling of carbon during the rainy season in a tropical coastal ecosystem,\r\nZanzibar, Tanzania Journal of Plankton Research 23: 1121-1136.

\r\n3. Lugomela, C., Lyimo, T.J., Bryceson, I., Semesi, A. and Bergman, B. (2002).\r\nTrichodesmium in coastal waters of Tanzania: diversity, seasonality, nitrogen and\r\ncarbon fixation. Hydrobiologia 477: 1-13.

\r\n\r\n4. Lugomela, C. and Bergman, B. (2002). Biological N2-fixation on mangrove\r\npneumatophores: preliminary observations and perspectives. Ambio 31: 612-613.

\r\n\r\n5. Lundgren, P., Bauer, K., Lugomela, C., Soderback, E. and Bergman, B. (2003).\r\nRe-evaluation of the nitrogen fixation behavior in the marine non-heterocystous\r\ncyanobacterium Lyngbya majuscula. Journal of Phycology 39: 310-314.

\r\n\r\n6. El-Shehawy, R., Lugomela, C., Ernest, A. and Bergman, B. (2003). Diurnal\r\nexpression of hetR and diazocyte development in the filamentous nonheterocystous\r\ncyanobacterium Trichodesmium spp. Microbiology 149: 1139-\r\n1146.

\r\n7. Machiwa, J.F., Lugomela, C. and Muzuka, A.N.N. (2004). Phytoplankton and\r\nNutrients studies in Magu Bay, Lake Victoria (Tanzania) following the 2001\r\nprincipal rain season. Tanzania Journal of Science, 30: 33-42.

\r\n\r\n8. Lugomela, C., Soderback, E. and Bjork, M. (2005). Photosynthesis rates in\r\ncyanobacteria dominated sub-tidal biofilms near Zanzibar, Tanzania. Estuarine,\r\nCostal and Shelf Science, 63: 439-446.

\r\n\r\n9. Muzuka, A.N.N., Machiwa, J.F., Lugomela, C. (2005). Recent trends in\r\naccumulation rate, elemental and isotopic composition of organic matter in the\r\nMagu Bay, Lake Victoria. Tanzania Journal of Science 31(1): 23-34.

\r\n\r\n10. Lugomela, C., Pratap H.B and Mgaya, Y.D. (2006). Cyanobacteria blooms - a\r\npossible cause of mass mortality of Lesser Flamingos in Lake Manyara and Lake\r\nBig Momela, Tanzania. Harmful Algae. 5: 534-541.

\r\n\r\n11. Lugomela, C. (2006). Autecology of the toxic dinoflagellate Gambierdiscus\r\ntoxicus Adachi et Fukuyo (Dinophyceae) in central coastal areas of Tanzania.\r\nWestern Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science. 5: 213-221.

\r\n\r\n12. Lyimo, T.J., Mvungi, E.F., Lugomela, C., Bjork, M. (2006). Seagrass biomass\r\nand productivity in seaweed and non-seaweed farming areas in the east coast of\r\nZanzibar. Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science. 5: 141-152.

\r\n\r\n13. Lyimo, T.J. and Lugomela, C. (2006). Nitrogenase activity in intertidal\r\nsediment along the Tanzanian Coast, Western Indian Ocean. Western Indian\r\nOcean Journal of Marine Science. 5: 133-140.

\r\n\r\n14. Lugomela, C. (2007). Noctiluca scintillans (Dinophyceae) in central coastal\r\nwaters of Tanzania: a new phytoplankton record in the area. Western Indian\r\nOcean Journal of Marine Science. 6: 117-124.

\r\n\r\n15. Kaaya, L.T., Lugomela, C., and Mgaya, Y.D. (2007). Spatial and temporal\r\nvariations in phytoplankton species composition, abundance, biomass and\r\nproductivity in the selected Momela Lakes, Arusha, Tanzania. Discovery and\r\nInnovations. 19: 25- 31.

\r\n\r\n16. Bauer, K., DAez, B., Lugomela, C., Seppalla, S., Borg, A.J. and Bergman, B.\r\n(2008). Variability in benthic diazotrophy and cyanobacterial diversity in a\r\ntropical intertidal lagoon. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 63: 205-221.

\r\n\r\n17. Mamboya F., Lugomela, C., Mvungi, E., Hamisi, M., Kamukuru, A.T. and\r\nLyimo, T.J. (2009) Seagrass – sea urchin interaction in shallow littoral zones of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 19: 19 - 26.

\r\n\r\n18. Shayo, D., Lugomela, C. and Machiwa, J.F. (2011) Influence of land use patterns\r\non some limnological characteristics in the south-eastern part of Lake Victoria, Tanzania.\r\nAquatic Ecosystem Health and Management. 14(3): 246 -251.

\r\n\r\n19. Lyimo, T.J., Mamboya, F., Hamisi, M. and Lugomela, C. (2011) Food\r\npreference of the sea urchin Tripneustes gratilla (Linnaeus, 1758) in tropical\r\nseagrass habitats at Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Journal of Ecology and the Natural\r\nEnvironment. 3(13), 415-423.

\r\n\r\n20. Daudi, L.N., Lugomela, C., Uku, J.N. and De Troch, M. (2012) Effect of\r\nnutrient enrichment on seagrass associated meiofauna in Tanzania. Marine\r\nEnvironmental Research. 82: 49 - 58.

\r\n\r\n21. Mwakalobo, S.L., Namkinga, L., Lyimo, T.J., Lugomela, C. (2013).\r\nAssessment of Faecal Bacteria Contamination in Selected Coastal Waters of\r\nTanzania. Journal of Biology and Life Sciences. Vol. 4 No. 2: 63 - 82.

\r\n\r\n22. Lugomela, C. (2013) Distribution of the potentially toxic diatom genus\r\nPseudo-nitzschia (Bacillariophyceae) in the near shore waters of Dar es salaam,\r\nTanzania. Tanzania Journal of Science. 39: 38 - 48.

\r\n\r\n23. Kihwele, E.S., Lugomela C. and Howell, K.M. (2014). Temporal changes in the\r\nLesser Flamingos population (Phoenicopterus minor) in relation to phytoplankton\r\nabumdance in Lake Manyara, Tanzania. Open Journal of Ecology. 4: 145-161.

\r\n\r\n24. Lugomela, C., Samani, P.M. and Lyimo, T.J. (2014) Effect of\r\nmunicipal waste release on benthic micro-algae biomass and nitrogen fixation\r\nin mangrove swamps of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. International Journal of\r\nResearch in Marine Sciences. 3(2):23-29.

\r\n\r\n25. Lugomela, C, Moyo, S.J, Lyimo, T.J, Namkinga, L.A, Goericke, R. Sjoling, S.\r\n(Under Review) Co-variations of Cholera with Climatic and Environmental\r\nParameters in Coastal Regions of Tanzania. Western Indian Ocean Journal of\r\nMarine Science.

\r\n\r\n26. Lugomela, C. Hamisi M. Lyimo, T.J., Bergman, B. Díez, B. (Under preparation)\r\nPlankton composition, biomass, phylogeny and toxicity in Lake Big Momela,\r\nTanzania.\r\n

\r\nChapters in Books

\r\n \r\n1. Hansen, G., Turquet, J., Quod, J.P. Ten-Hage, Lugomela, C., Kyewalyanga, M., Hurbungs, M., Wawiye, P., Ogongo, B., Tunje, S. and Rakotoarinjanahary, H. (2001). Potentially harmful microalgae of the western Indian Ocean - a guide based on a preliminary survey, IOC manual and Guides No. 41. Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO.

\r\n\r\n2. Lugomela, C. (2012). The Mangrove Ecosystem of Chwaka Bay. In: de la Torre-Castro, M. and Lyimo, T.J. (eds.) People, Nature and Research in Chwaka Bay, Unguja, Zanzibar. Pg 69 - 87. ISBN 978-9987-9559-1-6.

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