Publication trend

        Prof. Yunus D. Mgaya

Publications in Refereed Journals

\r\n\r\n1. Mgaya, Y.D., 1992. Density and production of Clinocottus globiceps and Oligocottus maculosus (Cottidae) in tidepools at Helby Island, British Columbia. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 85: 219-225.

\r\n2. Machiwa, J.F., Mgaya, Y.D. and Ndaro, S.G.M., 1992. A preliminary consideration of the role of mangroves in nutrient and organic fluxes in the Rufiji delta system, Tanzania. East Africa Journal of Sciences, 1B(1): 15-27.

\r\n\r\n3. Mgaya, Y.D. and Mercer, J.P., 1994. A review of the biology, ecology, fisheries and mariculture of the abalone, Haliotis tuberculata Linnaeus 1758 (Gastropoda: Haliotidae). Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 94B(3): 285-304.

\r\n4. Mgaya, Y.D., 1995. Age and growth analysis of the mosshead sculpin Clinocottus globiceps Girard from Helby Island, British Columbia. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 11(1-2): 50-59.

\r\n\r\n5. Mgaya, Y.D., 1995. Synopsis of biological data on the European abalone (ormer), Haliotis tuberculata Linnaeus 1758 (Gastropoda: Haliotidae). FAO Fisheries Synopsis, 156: 1-28.

\r\n6. Mgaya, Y.D. and Mercer, J.P., 1995. The effects of size grading and stocking density on growth performance of juvenile abalone, Haliotis tuberculata Linnaeus. Aquaculture, 136: 297-312.

\r\n\r\n\r\n7. Mgaya, Y.D. and Mercer, J.P., 1995. Characterisation of size variability and the effect of intraspecific competition on the development of size variation in the abalone, Haliotis tuberculata Linnaeus. Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 95B(2): 77-86.

\r\n\r\n8. Mgaya, Y.D., Gosling, E.M., Mercer, J.P. and Donlon, J., 1995. Genetic variation at three polymorphic loci in wild and hatchery stocks of the abalone Haliotis tuberculata Linnaeus. Aquaculture, 136: 71-80.

\r\n\r\n9. Mgaya, Y.D., 1997. Global warming: a threat to human societies and natural ecosystems. Tanzania Journal of Science, 22&23: 65-74.

\r\n\r\n10. Nzali, L.M., Johnstone, R. and Mgaya, Y.D., 1998. Factors affecting coral recruitment on a nearshore reef in Tanzania. Ambio, 27(8): 717-722.

\r\n\r\n11. Semesi, A.K., Mgaya, Y.D., Muruke, M.H.S., Francis, J., Mtolera, M. and Msumi, G., 1998. Coastal resources utilization and conservation issues in Bagamoyo. Ambio, 27(8): 635-644

. \r\n\r\n12. Mgaya, Y.D., 2000. A quantitative genetic analysis of juvenile growth for the abalone Haliotis tuberculata Linnaeus. Recent Advances in Marine Biotechnology (Aquaculture), 4A: 59-73.

\r\n\r\n13. Mgaya, Y.D., 2001. Experimental spat collecting of the edible oyster, Saccostrea cucullata Born (Bivalvia) in the Kunduchi Creek, Dar es Salaam. Tanzania Journal of Science, 27A: 67-81.

\r\n\r\n14. Hartnoll, R.G., Cannicci, S., Emmerson, W.D., Fratini, S., Macia, A., Mgaya, Y., Porri, F., Ruwa, R.K., Shunula, J.P., Skov, M.W., Vannini, M., 2002. Geographic trends in mangrove crab abundance in East Africa. Wetlands Ecology and Management, 10: 203-213.

\r\n\r\n15. Guard, M. and Mgaya, Y.D., 2002. The artisanal fishery for Octopus cyanea Gray (1849) in Tanzania. Ambio, 31(7-8): 528-536.

\r\n\r\n16. Chande, A.I. and Mgaya, Y.D., 2003. The fishery of Portunus pelagicus and species diversity of portunid crabs along the coast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science, 2(1): 75-84.

\r\n\r\n17. Teikwa, E.D. and Mgaya, Y.D., 2003. Abundance and reproductive biology of Penaeid prawns of Bagamoyo coastal waters, Tanzania. Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science, 2(2): 117-126.

\r\n18. Kamukuru, A.T. and Mgaya, Y.D., 2004. The food and feeding habits of blackspot snapper, Lutjanus fulviflamma (Pisces: Lutjanidae) in shallow waters of Mafia Island, Tanzania. African Journal of Ecology, 42(1): 49-58.

\r\n\r\n19. Kuguru, B.L., Mgaya, Y.D., Ohman, M.C., and Wagner, G.M., 2004. The reef environment and competitive success in the Corallimorpharia. Marine Biology (Berlin), 145: 875-884.

\r\n\r\n20. Chande, A.I. and Mgaya, Y.D., 2004. Food habits of the blue swimming crab Portunus pelagicus along the coast of Dar es Salaam. Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science, 3(1): 37-42.

\r\n\r\n21. Kamukuru, A.T. and Mgaya, Y.D., 2004. Effects of exploitation on reproductive capacity of blackspot snapper, Lutjanus fulviflamma (Pisces: Lutjanidae) in Mafia Island, Tanzania. African Journal of Ecology, 42: 270-280.

\r\n\r\n22. Kamukuru, A.T., Mgaya, Y.D. and Ohman, M., 2004. Evaluating a marine protected area in a developing country: Mafia Island Marine Park, Tanzania. Ocean and Coastal Management, 47(7-8): 321-337.

\r\n23. Mmbaga, T.K. and Mgaya, Y.D., 2004. Sea cucumber fishery in Tanzania: Identifying the gaps in resource inventory and management. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper, 463: 193-203.

\r\n\r\n\r\n24. Kamukuru, A.T. Hecht, T. and Mgaya, Y.D., 2005. Effects of exploitation on age, growth and mortality of the blackspot snapper, Lutjanus fulviflamma (Lutjanidae) in Mafia Island, Tanzania. Journal of Fisheries Management and Ecology, 12: 45-55.

\r\n\r\n25. Lugendo, B.R., Pronker, A., Cornelissen, I., de Groene, A., Nagelkerken, I., Dorenbosch, M., der Velde, G., and Mgaya, Y.D., 2005. Habitat utilisation by juveniles of commercially important fish species in a marine embayment in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Aquatic Living Resources, 18: 149-158.

\r\n26. Lugomela, C., Pratap, H.B. and Mgaya, Y.D., 2006. Cyanobacteria bloomso possible cause of mass mortality of Lesser Flamingos in Lake Manyara and Lake Big Momela, Tanzania. Harmful Algae 5: 534-541.

\r\n\r\n27. Lugendo, B.R., Nagelkerken, I., der Velde, G., and Mgaya, Y.D., 2006. The importance of mangroves, mud/sand flats and seagrass beds as feeding areas for juvenile fishes in Chwaka Bay, Zanzibar: gut content and stable isotope analysis. Journal of Fish Biology 69: 1639-1661.

\r\n\r\n28. Kimirei, I.A. and Mgaya, Y.D., 2006. Assessment of the status of Lates stappersii (Centropomidae) stock in lift-net fishery in Lake Tanganyika, Kigoma, Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Science 32(2): 1-12.

\r\n\r\n29. Mwita, C.J., Nkwengulila, G. and Mgaya, Y.D., 2006. Lake Victoria parasites of clariid fishes 18S ribosomal nucleotide sequences. GeneBank, Acc. No. DQ813444-DQ813465. In:

\r\n\r\n30. Mwita, C.J., Nkwengulila, G. and Mgaya, Y.D., 2006. Lake Victoria parasites of clariid fishes cyt. b.nucleotide sequences. GeneBank, Acc. No. DQ646345-DQ646374. In:

\r\n\r\n31. Lugendo, B.R., Nagelkerken, I., Jiddawi, N., Mgaya, Y.D. and van der Velde, G. 2007. Fish community composition of a tropical non-estuarine embayment in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Fisheries Science 73: 1213-1223.

\r\n\r\n32. Lugendo, B.R., Nagelkerken, I., Kruitwagen, G., van der Velde, G. and Mgaya, Y.D. 2007. The relative importance of mangroves as feeding habitats for fishes: A comparison among mangrove habitats with different settings. Bulletin of Marine Science 80(3): 497-512.

\r\n\r\n33. Lugendo, B.R., de Groene, A., , Cornelissen, I., Pronker, A., Nagelkerken, I., der Velde, G., and Mgaya, Y.D., 2007. Spatial and temporal variation in fish community of a marine embayment in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Hydrobiologia 586: 1-16.

\r\n\r\n34. Kimirei, I.A. and Mgaya, Y.D., 2007. Influence of environmental factors on seasonal changes in clupeid catches in the Kigoma area of Lake Tanganyika. African Journal of Aquatic Science 32(3): 291-298.

\r\n\r\n35. Kaaya, L-T., Lugomela, C. and Mgaya, Y.D., 2007. Spatial and temporal variations in phytoplankton species composition, abundance, biomass and productivity in the selected Momela Lakes, Arusha, Tanzania. Discovery and Innovation 19: 25-31.

\r\n\r\n36. Kimirei, I.A. and Mgaya, Y.D. and Chande, A.I., 2008. Changes in species composition and abundance of commercially important fish population in Kigoma Area, Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania. Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management 11(1): 29-35.

\r\n\r\n37. Lyimo, T.J., Mvungi, E.F. and Mgaya, Y.D., 2008. Abundance and diversity of seagrass and macrofauna in the inter-tidal areas with and without seaweed farming activities in the east coast of Zanzibar. Tanzania Journal of Science 34: 41-52.

\r\n\r\n38. Mwandya, A.W., Gullstrom, M., Ohman, M.C., Andersson, M.H. and Mgaya, Y.D., 2009. Fish assemblages in Tanzanian mangrove creek systems influenced by solar salt farm constructions. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 82: 193-200.

\r\n\r\n39. Penha-Lopes, G., Bartolini, F., Limbu, S., Cannicci, S., Mgaya, Y., Kristensen, E. and Paula, J., 2010. Ecosystem engineering potential of the gastropod Terebralia palustris (Linnaeus, 1767) in mangrove wastewater wetlands - A controlled mesocosm experiment. Environmental Pollution 158: 258-266.

\r\n\r\n40. Mwandya, A.W., Mgaya, Y.D., Ohman M.C., Bryceson, I., and Gullstrom, M., 2010. Distribution patterns of the striped mullet (Mugil cephalus) in mangrove creeks of Zanzibar, Tanzania. African Journal of Marine Science 32(1): 85-93.

\r\n41. Kruitwagen, G., Nagelkerken, I., Lugendo, B.R., Mgaya, Y.D. and Wendelaar Bonga, S.E., 2010. Importance of different carbon sources for macroinvertebrates and fishes of an interlinked mangrove-mudflat ecosystem (Tanzania). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 88: 464-472.

\r\n\r\n42. Mwandya, A.W., Gullstrom, M., Andersson, M.H., Ohman M.C., Mgaya, Y.D. and Bryceson, I., 2010. Spatial and seasonal variations of fish assemblages in mangrove creek systems in Zanzibar (Tanzania). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 89: 277-286.

\r\n\r\n43. Oenga, D.N., Mgaya, Y.D., Mbahinzireki, G., Shoko, A.P. and Nyanchiri, E.M., 2010. Evaluation of yields and growth performance of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), with ningu (Labeo victorianus) and African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) in earthen ponds in Kenya. Journal of the National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency 40: 33-47.

\r\n\r\n44. Kimirei, I.A., Nagelkerken, I., Griffioen, B.,.Wagner, C. and Mgaya, Y.D., 2011. Ontogenetic habitat use by mangrove/seagrass-associated coral reef fishes shows flexibility in time and space. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 92: 47-58.

\r\n\r\n45. Igulu, M.M., Nagelkerken, I., Fraaije, R., van Hintum, R., Ligtenberg, H. and Mgaya, Y.D., 2011. The potential role of visual cues for microhabitat selection during the early life phase of a coral reef fish (Lutjanus fulviflamma). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 401: 118-125.

\r\n\r\n46. Yahya, S.A.S., Gullstrom, M., Ohman, M.C., Jiddawi, N.S., Andersson, M.H., Mgaya, Y.D. and Lindahl, U., 2011. Coral bleaching and habitat effects on colonization of reef fish assemblages: an experimental study. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 94: 16-23.

\r\n\r\n47. Shoko, A.P., Getabu, A., Mwayuli, G. and Mgaya, Y.D., 2011. Growth performance, yields and economic benefits of Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus and kales Brassica oleracea cultured under vegetable-fish culture integration. Tanzania Journal of Science 37: 37-48.

\r\n\r\n48. Hamerlynck, O., Duvail, S.,Vandepitte, L., Kindinda, K.,, Nyingi, D.W., Paul, J.L., Yanda, P.Z., Mwakalinga, A.B., Mgaya, Y.D. and Snoeks, J., 2011. To connect or not to connect - floods, fisheries and livelihoods in the Lower Rufiji floodplain lakes, Tanzania. Hydrological Sciences Journal 56 (8): 1436-1451.

\r\n\r\n49. Kayanda, R., Everson, I., Munyaho, T. and Mgaya, Y.D., 2012. Target strength measurements of Nile perch (Lates niloticus: Linnaeus, 1758) in Lake Victoria, East Africa. Fisheries Research 113: 76-83.

\r\n50. Slater, M.J., Mgaya, Y.D., Mill, A.C., Rushton, S.P. Stead, S.M., 2013. Effect of social and economic drivers on choosing aquaculture as a coastal livelihood. Ocean and Coastal Management 73: 22-30.

\r\n\r\n51. Kimirei, I.A., Nagelkerken, I., Mgaya, Y.D. and Huijbers, C.M., 2013. The mangrove nursery paradigm revisited: otolith stable isotopes support nursery-to-reef movements by Indo-Pacific fishes. PLOS ONE 8(6): 1-8.

\r\n\r\n52. Kimirei, I.A., Nagelkerken, I., Trommelen, M., Blankers, P., van Hoytema, N., Hoeijmakers, D., Rypel, A.L., Huijbers, C.M. and Mgaya, Y.D., 2013. What drives ontogenetic niche shifts in reef fishes Ecosystems 16: 783-796.

\r\n\r\n53. Lamtane, H.A., Mgaya, Y.D. and Bailey, R.G., 2013. Effects of water quality, flooding episode and management variables on the yield from self-stocked ponds in lower Rufiji floodplain, Tanzania. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences 3(5): 320-331.

\r\n\r\n54. Igulu, M.M., Nagelkerken, I., van der Velde, G. and Mgaya, Y.D., 2013. Mangrove fish production is largely fuelled by external food sources: a stable isotope analysis at the individual, species, and community levels from across the globe. Ecosystems 16: 1336-1352.

\r\n\r\n55. Igulu, M.M., Nagelkerken, I., van der Beek, M., Schippers, M., van Eck, R. and Mgaya, Y.D., 2013. Orientation from open water to settlement habitats by coral reef fish: behavioral flexibility in the use of multiple reliable cues. Marine Ecology Progress Series 494: 243-257.

\r\n\r\n56. Mgana, H.F., Herzig, A. and Mgaya, Y.D., 2014. Diel vertical distribution and life history characteristics of Tropodiaptomus simplex and its importance in the diet of Stolothrissa tanganicae, Kigoma, Tanzania. Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management 17(1): 14-24.

\r\n\r\n57. Slater, M.J., Mgaya, Y.D. and Stead, S.M., 2014. Perceptions of rule-breaking related to marine ecosystem health. PLOS ONE 9(2): 1-8.

\r\n\r\n58. Shoko, A.P., Limbu, S.M., Mrosso, H.D.L. and Mgaya, Y.D., 2014. A comparison of diurnal dynamics of water quality parameters in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus, Linnaeus, 1758) \r\n\r\nmonoculture and polyculture with African sharp tooth catfish (Clarias gariepinus, Burchell, 1822) in earthen ponds. International Aquatic Research 6(1): 1-13.

\r\n\r\n59. Shoko, A.P., Limbu, S.M., Mrosso, H.D.L., Mkenda, A.F. and Mgaya, Y.D., 2014. Effect of stocking density on growth, production and economic benefits of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and African sharptooth catfish (Clarias gariepinus) in polyculture and monoculture. Aquaculture Research (In Press).

\r\n\r\n60. Shoko, A.P., Limbu, S.M., Mrosso, H.D.L. and Mgaya, Y.D., 2013. Reproductive biology of female Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus) reared under monoculture and polyculture with sharptooth catfish (Clarias gariepinus, Burchell). Journal of Applied Animal Research (Submitted).

\r\n\r\n61. Kayanda, R.J., Taabu-Munyaho, A., Everson, I. and Mgaya, Y., 2013. Classification of acoustic lakebed indices: the case of coastal and inshore waters of Lake Victoria, East Africa. African Journal of Aquatic Science (Submitted).

\r\n\r\n62. Igulu, M.M., Nagelkerken, I., Dorenbosch, M., Grol, M.G.G., Harbone, A.R., Kimirei, I.A., Mumby, P.J., Olds, A.D. and Mgaya, Y.D., 2014. Meta-analysis reveals that utilization of mangrove and seagrass nursery habitats across the globe is related to tidal regime rather than biogeographic region. PLOS ONE (Submitted).

\r\n\r\n63. Kimirei, I.A., Nagelkerken, I., Slooter, N., Gonzalez, E.T., Huijbers, C.M., Mgaya, Y.D. and Rypel, A.L., 2013. Demography of fish populations reveals new challenges in appraising juvenile habitat values. Oikos (Submitted).

\r\n\r\n64. Limbu, S.M., Shoko, A.P., Shirima, E.D., Lamtane, H.A., Kishe-Machumu, M.A., Mgana, H.F. and Mgaya, Y.D., 2014. Effect of initial stocking size of the predatory African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) on recruits, growth performance, survival and yield of mixed-sex Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in concrete tank culture system. Aquaculture Research (Submitted).

\r\n\r\n\r\nBooks and Chapters in Books

(a) Books

\r\n\r\n1. Mgaya, Y.D., Kimaro, S., Mwanuo, M., Sobo, F.A.S., Msuya, F., Mahika, C.G., Kalangahe, B., Lema, R., Kibassa, J., Haws, M. and Tobey, J., 1999. Tanzania Mariculture Issue Profile. Tanzania Coastal Management Partnership and Mariculture Working Group, Dar es Salaam. University of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Center, U.S.A. 102 pp.

\r\n\r\n2. Kulindwa, K., Sosovele, H. and Mgaya, Y.D., 2001. Socio-Economic Dimensions of Biodiversity Loss in Tanzania. Dar es Salaam University Press, Dar es Salaam. 127 pp.

\r\n\r\n3. Mgaya, Y.D., Mwamsojo, G.U.J., Lema, R., Sobo, F.A.S., Kimaro, S., Maly, R., Mwanuo, M., Mhitu, H.A., Kalangahe, B., Mwaipopo, D., Mahenge, J., Masanja, F., Mbyopyo, S., Lugazo, Z., Shao, A., Haule, W. and Haws, M., 2001. Tanzania Mariculture Guidelines Source Book. Tanzania Coastal Management Partnership, University of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Centre and United States Agency for International Development. 206 pp. + Appendices 1-2.

\r\n\r\n(b) Chapters in Books

\r\n\r\n1. Mgaya, Y.D. and Mercer, J.P., 1996. Gametogenic cycle of the abalone Haliotis tuberculata L., during conditioning in the hatchery. In: B.F. Keegan and R. O Connor (Editors), Irish Marine Science 1995. Galway University Press, Galway, Ireland, pp. 397-406.

\r\n\r\n2. Horrill, J.C., Kamukuru, A.T., Mgaya, Y.D. and Risk, M., 2000. Northern Tanzania and Zanzibar. In: T.R. McClanahan, C.R.C. Sheppard and D.O. Obura (Editors), Coral Reefs of the Indian Ocean: Their Ecology and Conservation. Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 167-198.

\r\n\r\n3. Kulindwa, K., Sosovele, H. and Mgaya, Y.D., 2000. Rufiji, Ruvu and Wami mangroves. In: Wood, A., Stedman-Edwards, P. and Mang, J. (Editors), The Root Causes of Biodiversity Loss. Earthscan Publications Ltd., London, pp. 309-336.

\r\n\r\n4. Muhando, C., Mgaya, Y. and Daffa, J., 2001. Coastal resources and their use. In: Eastern Africa Atlas of Coastal Resources: Tanzania. UNEP, Nairobi, Kenya, pp. 49-76.

\r\n5. Mgaya, Y.D. and Juma, S., 2001. Integrated coastal zone management in Tanzania. In: C. Voabil and S. Engdahl (Editors), The Voyage from Seychelles to Maputo: Successes and Failures of Integrated Coastal Zone Management in Eastern Africa and Island States, 1996-2001. Volume I. Eastern African Mainland Country and Regional Reports. SEACAM, Maputo, Mozambique, pp. 123-149.

\r\n6. Pokorny, J., Prikryl, I., Faina, R., Kansiime, F., Kaggwa, R.C., Kipkemboi, J., Kitaka, N., Denny, P., Bailey, R.G., Lamtane, H.A. and Mgaya, Y.D., 2005. Will fish pond management principles from the temperate zone work in tropical fingerponds In: J. Vymazal (Editor), Natural and Constructed Wetlands: Nutrients, Metals and Management. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands, pp. 382-399.

\r\n7. 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 Africa Fishery Resources. Technical Review Paper. NEPAD Fish for All Summit, 22-25 August 2005, Abuja, Nigeria. WorldFish Center, Cairo, Egypt. 30 pp.

\r\n \r\n8. Sallema, R.E. and Mgaya, Y.D., 2005. Assessment of factors affecting growth rate of Terebralia palustris L. at Mbweni channel and Mbweni beach mangrove forest. In: Ngoile, M.A.K., Muheto, R.N., Khatibu, F.H., Mapinduzi, A.L. and Maro, P.S. (Editors), Agriculture, Environment and Poverty Eradication in Tanzania. Environmental Sustainability Technical Report 1. National Environment Management Council, Dar es Salaam, pp. 106-116.

\r\n\r\n9. Mgaya, Y. and Mmbaga, T., 2007. Sea cucumbers in Tanzania. In: Conand, C. and Muthiga, N. (Editors), Commercial Sea Cucumbers: A Review for the Western Indian Ocean. WIOMSA Book Series No. 5: 53-59.

\r\n\r\n10. Martin Gullstrom, Martijn Dorenbosch, Blandina Lugendo, Augustine Mwandya, Yunus Mgaya and Charlotte Berkstrom, 2012. Biological connectivity and nursery function of shallow-water habitats in Chwaka Bay. In: Maricela de la Torre-Castro and Thomas Lyimo (Editors), People, Nature and Research in Chwaka Bay, Zanzibar, Tanzania. WIOMSA, Zanzibar, pp. 175-192.

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