Journal articles

Sanga, TA, Maganira, J.D and Kidima, BW (2023). An epidemiological survey of porcine cysticercosis in Rungwe district, Tanzania. Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 213: 1



Journal articles

Mwang’onde, B.J. and Mchami, J.I. (2022). The etiology and prevalence of urinary tract infections in Sub-Saharan Africa: a Systematic Review. J. Health Biol Sci. 2022;10(1):1-7.

Gichohi-Wainaina,  W.N., Mremi, R., Chande, M., Msuya, J., Kumwenda, N., Muzanila, Y., Msere, H., Muhimbula, H., Bekunda, M. & Okori, P. (2022). Drivers of Pigeon Pea Consumption Among School-Aged Children in Central Tanzania. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems.

Kajuna, F., Mwang’onde, B.J.,Holst, C., Ngowi, B., Sukums, F., Noll, J., Winkler, A.S. & Ngow, H. (2022). Porcine Cysticercosis Sero-prevalence and Factors Associated with its Occurrence in Southern Highlands, Tanzania. Scientific African, e01382.

Velkeneers, V., Dissanayake, P. A. K. N., Huyghe F., Nehemia A., Ratsimbazafy A. H., Kochzius, M., 2022. DNA barcoding validates new sightings of Tridacna elongatissima in Tanzania and Mozambique (Western Indian Ocean), Journal of Coral reef. 41, 837–842.

Bilaro, J.S., Materu, S.F. & Temba, B.A. (2022). Dietary risk assessment of selected organophosphorus and pyrethroid pesticide residues in fresh harvested tomatoes at Makambako Town, Njombe region, Tanzania.  Food Additives & Contaminants: Part B, 15:3, 235-243.

Conference papers

Mkenda, P. A., Tembo, Y.L.B., and Arnold S.E.J. (2022). Native and naturalized margin plants to support biological control of pests in East African smallholder farmers. Proceedings of ISBCA 6 D.C Weber, T.D. Gariepy and W.R. Morrison III, eds., 11.9-11.12.

Mkenda, P.A., Ndakidemi, P.A., Stevenson, P.C. Arnold, S.E.J., Belmain, S.R., Darbyshire, I., and Gurr, G.M. (2022). Identifying the right plants for diverse biocontrol agents in tropical smallholder bean farming systems. Proceedings of the 2nd SUA Scientific Conference. Special Issue (Vol. 21 No. 1 (2022).



Journal articles

Arnold, S. E., Elisante, F., Mkenda, P. A., Tembo, Y. L., Ndakidemi, P. A., Gurr, G. M., Darbyshire, I.A., Belmain, S.R. & Stevenson, P. C. (2021). Beneficial insects are associated with botanically rich margins with trees on small farms. Scientific reports11(1), 1-11.

Maganira, J. D., Kidima, W., Mwita, C. J., & Höglund, J. (2021). Detection of Porcine Cysticercosis in Meat Juice Samples from Infected Pigs. Acta Parasitologica, 66, 851–856.

Mushi, D., Kebede, G., Linke, R. B., Lakew, A., Hayes, D. S., Graf, W., & Farnleitner, A. H. (2021). Microbial faecal pollution of river water in a watershed of tropical Ethiopian highlands is driven by diffuse pollution sources. Journal of Water and Health, 19 (4): 575–591.

Materu, S. F., Heise, S., & Urban, B. (2021). Seasonal and spatial detection of pesticide residues under various weather conditions of agricultural areas of the Kilombero Valley Ramsar Site, Tanzania. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 9, 30.

Hakizimana, J. N., Yona, C., Kamana, O., Nauwynck, H., & Misinzo, G. (2021). African Swine Fever Virus Circulation between Tanzania and Neighboring Countries: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Viruses13(2), 306.

Chande, M., Muhimbula, H., Mremi, R., Muzanila, Y., Kumwenda, N., Msuya, J., Msere, H., Bekunda, M., Okori, P.,  Gichohi-Wainaina, W.N.  (2021). Drivers of Millet Consumption Among School-Aged Children in Central Tanzania”. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, section Nutrition, and Sustainable Diets

Apolônio Silva de Oliveira, D., Debing, Y., Dieryck, I., Lyimu, W.M., Paeshuyse, J. with Paeshuyse, J. (corresp. author) (2021). Genome Sequences and Phylogeny of Two Duck Hepatitis B Viruses. Microbiology Resource Announcements10 (7). 

Mnyali, T.E. & Materu, S.F. (2021). Analysis of the current and future land use/land cover changes in peri-urban areas of Dar es Salaam City, Tanzania using remote sensing and GIS techniques. Tanzania Journal of Science, 47(5), 1622-1636.

Kivumbi, C.C., Yona, C., Hakizimana, J.N., Misinzo, G. (2021). An assessment of the epidemiology and socioeconomic impact of the 2019 African swine fever outbreak in Ngara district, western Tanzania. Vet Anim Sci. 14:100198.

Conference papers

Mkenda, P.A., Ndakidemi P.A., Stevenson, P.C., Arnold, S.E.J., Belmain, S.R., Darbyshire, I and G.M. Gurr, G.M. (2021). Identifying the Right Plants for Diverse Biocontrol Agents in Tropical Smallholder Bean Farming Systems. Proceedings of the 2nd SUA Scientific Conference held at SUA from 25th to 26th 2021, 1-10.

Book chapters

Machunda Ndazi and Mwang’onde, B.J. (2021). Leptospirosis in Pigs: A Silent Economic Drawback in Piggery Industry. Research Aspects in Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences Vol. 1 (15), pages 11-19



Journal articles

Hakizimana, J.N., Lionel Nyabongo, L., Jean B. Ntirandekura, J. B., Yona, C., Ntakirutimana, D., Kamana, O., Nauwynck H. J. and Misinzo, G. (2020). Genetic analysis of African swine fever virus from the 2018 outbreak in South-Eastern Burundi. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, section Veterinary Infectious Diseases. 7, 578474

Linke, R. B., Kebede, G., Mushi, D., Lakew, A., Hayes, D. S., Graf, W., & Farnleitner, A. H. (2020). Assessing the faecal source sensitivity and specificity of ruminant and human genetic microbial source tracking markers in the central Ethiopian highlands. Letters in Applied Microbiology, 72(4):458-466.

Yona, M. C., Vanhee, M., Simulundu, E., Makange, M., Nauwynck H. J. and Misinzo, G. (2020). Persistent domestic circulation of Africa swine fever virus in Tanzania, 2010-2017. BMC Veterinary Research, 16, 369.

Seetha Anitha, Yasinta Muzanila, Takuji W. Tsusaka, Lizzie Kachulu, Nelson Kumwenda, Mike Musoke, Elirehema Swai, Jackson Shija, Moses Siambi, Emmanuel S. Monyo, Mateete Bekunda and Patric Okori (2020). Reducing Child Undernutrition through Dietary Diversification, Reduced Aflatoxin Exposure and Improved Hygiene Practices: Immediate Impacts in Central Tanzania. Ecology Food Nutrition 259(3):243-262.

Maganira, J.D., Kidima, W., Mwita, C.J., Halvarsson, P. and Höglund, J. (2020). Soil contamination by Taenia solium eggs in rural villages in Kongwa district, Tanzania. Infection Ecology & Epidemiology, 10:1, 1772668.

Mkenda, P. A., Ndakidemi, P. A., Stevenson, P. C., Arnold S. E. J., Darbyshire, I., Belmain, S. R., Priebe, J., Johnson, A. C., Tumbo, J. and Gurr, G. M. (2020). Knowledge gaps among smallholder farmers hinder the adoption of conservation biological control. Biocontrol Science and Technology.

Book chapters

Mwang’onde, B.J. (2020). The Epidemiology of Human Cysticercosis and Diagnostic Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa” Research Trends and Challenges in Medical Science Vol. 2.

Ligate, E. J. (2020). Carbon Stocks Potential in Regenerating Trees of the Tropical Coastal Forest Ecosystems. In Kaveh Ostad-Ali-Askari (Ed.), Current Perspectives to Environment and Climate Change (3rd ed., pp. 27–41). London, W1B 3HH, UK: Book Publisher International.

Sway, G.G. and Materu, S.F. (2022). Environmental Impacts and Drivers of Escalating Soil-Bricks Making Activities in Urban and Peri-Urban Areas of Tanzania. In. Poonam Sharma (2022) (ed) Research Trends in Environmental Science: VOLUME – 9. AkiNik Publications, New Delhi. 55-79.



Journal articles

Maganira, J.D., Mwang’onde, B.J., Kidima, W., Mwita, C.J. and Höglund, J. (2019). Seroprevalence of circulating taeniid antigens in pigs and associated risk factors in Kongwa district, Tanzania. Parasite Epidemiology and Control, 7, e00123.

Maganira, J.D., Mwang’onde, B.J., Kidima, W., Mwita, C.J., Nkwengulila, G. and Höglund, J. (2019). Validation of droplet digital Polymerase Chain Reaction for the detection and absolute quantification of Taenia solium eggs in spiked soil samples. Acta Tropica, 200, 105175.

Baraka, G.T., Nyundo, B.A., Thomas, A., Mwang’onde, B.J. and Kweka, E.J. (2019). Susceptibility Status of Bedbugs (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) Against Pyrethroid and Organophosphate Insecticides in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Journal of Medical Entomology, tjz173,

Mwang’onde, B.J. (2019) Taenia solium Cysticercosis in Sub-Saharan Africa: Perspectives for a Better Control. Advances in Infectious Diseases, 9, 105-121.

Nehemia, A., Ngendu, Y., Kochzius, M., 2019. Genetic population structure of the mangrove snails Littoraria subvittata and L. pallescens in the Western Indian Ocean. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 514–515: 27–33.

Nehemia, A., Chen, M., Kochzius, M., Dehairs, F., Brion, N., 2019. Ecological impact of salt farming in mangroves on the habitat and food sources of Austruca occidentalis and Littoraria subvittata. Journal of Sea Research.146: 24-32.

Ligate, E. J., & Chen, C. (2019). Evaluation of Carbon, Nitrogen and Phosphorus in Disturbed and Intact Tropical Coastal Forest Sites in Tanzania. International Journal of Plant & Soil Science, 27(1), 1–12.

Ligate, E. J., & Chen, C. (2019). Canonical Correlation Analysis across Vegetation and Soil Properties of the Disturbed and Undisturbed Coastal Forest Ecosystems, Advances in Research 18(3), 1–14.

Fragallah, S., Lin, S., Li, N., Ligate, E. J., & Chen, Y. (2019). Effects of Sucrose, Boric Acid, pH, and Incubation Time on in Vitro Germination of Pollen and Tube Growth of Chinese fir (Cunnighamial lanceolata L.). Forests, 10 (2), 102

Materu, S.F., Heise, S. (2019). Eco-toxicity of water, soil, and sediment from agricultural areas of Kilombero Valley Ramsar wetlands, Tanzania. Ecosystem Health and Sustainability. 5:1, 256-269.

Mkenda, P. A., Ndakidemi, P. A., Stevenson, P. C., Arnold, S. E., Belmain, S. R., Chidege, M., … & Woolley, V. C. (2019). Characterization of Hymenopteran Parasitoids of Aphis fabae in an African Smallholder Bean Farming System through Sequencing of COI ‘Mini-Barcodes’. Insects, 10(10), 331.

Mkenda, P.A., Ndakidemi, P.A.; Stevenson, P.C.; Arnold, S.E.J.; Belmain, S.R.; Chidege, M.; Gurr, G.M. (2019). Field Margin Vegetation in Tropical African Bean Systems Harbours Diverse Natural Enemies for Biological Pest Control in Adjacent Crops. Sustainability, 11, 6399.

Book Chapters

Ligate, E.J., & Chen, C. (2019). Soluble Bases and CEC Variation across Undisturbed and Disturbed Coastal Forests in Tanzania. In A. M. M. Al-Naggar (Ed.), Advances and Trends in Agricultural Sciences (Vol.1, p. 13). London, W1B 3HH, UK: Book Publisher International.



Journal articles

Khan F.R., Mayoma B.S., Biginagwa F.J., Syberg K. (2018) Microplastics in Inland African Waters: Presence, Sources, and Fate. In: Wagner M., Lambert S. (eds) Freshwater Microplastics. The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry, vol 58. Springer, Cham.

Maganira, J.D., Hepelwa, N.I., Mwang’onde, B.J., 2018. Seroprevalence of porcine cysticercosis in Ludewa district, Njombe, Tanzania. Adv. Infect. Dis. 8, 151e161.

Beda John Mwang’onde, Mwita John Chacha and Gamba Nkwengulila (2018). The status and health burden of neurocysticercosis in Mbulu district, northern Tanzania. BMC Research Notes (2018) 11:890.

Ligate, E. J., Chen, C. and Wu, C. 2018. Evaluation of Tropical Coastal Land Cover and Land Use Changes and their Impacts on Ecosystem Service Values. Ecosystem Health and Sustainability, 4(8), 188–204.

Ligate, E. J., Chen, C. and Wu, C. 2018. Investigation of Tropical Coastal Forest Regeneration after Farming, and Livestock Grazing Exclusion. Journal of Forestry Research. Received: 12 July 2017 / Accepted: 6 February 2018 available at

Materu, S.F., Urban, B., Heise, S. (2018). A critical review of policies and legislation protecting Tanzanian wetlands. Ecosystem Health and Sustainability, 4:12, 310-320.

Mushi, D. (2018). Clostridium perfringens identifies source of pollution and reference streams in a tropical highland environment. Journal of Water and Health,16 (4): 501–507.

René E. Mayer, Georg H. Reischer, Simone K. Ixenmaier, Julia Derx, Alfred Paul Blaschke, James E. Ebdon, Rita Linke, Lukas Egle, Warish Ahmed, Anicet R. Blanch, Denis Byamukama, Marion Savill, Douglas Mushi, Héctor A. Cristóbal, Thomas A. Edge, Margit A. Schade, Asli Aslan, Yolanda M. Brooks, Regina Sommer, Yoshifumi Masago, Maria I. Sato, Huw D. Taylor, Joan B. Rose, Stefan Wuertz, Orin C. Shanks, Harald Piringer, Robert L. Mach, Domenico Savio, Matthias Zessner, and Andreas H. Farnleitner (2018). Global Distribution of Human-Associated Fecal Genetic Markers in Reference Samples from Six Continents. Environmental Science & Technology,52 (9), 5076-5084.

Pereira, R.P.A., Peplies, J., Mushi, D., Brettar, I. and Höfle, M.G. (2018). Pseudomonas-Specific NGS Assay Provides Insight Into Abundance and Dynamics of Pseudomonas Species Including P. aeruginosa in a Cooling Tower. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9:1958.



Journal articles

Anitha Seetha, Wills Munthali, Yasinta Muzanila, Elirehema Swai and Patrick Okori, (2017).Occurrence of aflatoxins and their management in diverse cropping systems of central Tanzania. Mycotoxin Research 33(4).

Nehemia, A., Huyghe, F., Kochzius, M., 2017. Genetic erosion in the snail Littoraria subvittata (Reid, 1986) due to mangrove deforestation. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 83, 1–10.

Nehemia, A., Kochzius, M., 2017. Reduced genetic diversity and alteration of gene flow in a fiddler crab, Uca annulipes due to mangrove degradation, PLoS One.

Kweka, E. J., Lee, M.-C., Mwang’onde, B. J., Tenu, F., Munga, S., Kimaro, E. E., & Himeidan, Y. E. (2017). Bio-efficacy of deltamethrin based durable wall lining against wild populations of Anopheles gambiae s.l. in Northern Tanzania. BMC Research Notes10, 92.

Ligate, E. J., Chen, C., and Wu, C. (2017). “The Status of Forest Ecosystem Services and their Management: The Case of Uzigua Forest Reserve in Tanzanian Coastal Forests.” Natural Resources and Conservation, 5 (2): 21–32.

Ligate, E. J., Kitila, M.M, Chen, C. and Wu, C. (2017). “Impacts of Salt Water Intrusion on Maize (Zea mays) and Rice (Oryza sativa) Production under Climate Change Scenarios in Bagamoyo District-Tanzania.” Universal Journal of Agricultural Research, 5 (2): 148–58.

Msola, D., Ligate, E. J., Chen, C. and Wu, C. (2017). “Contribution of Tanzania Southern Highlands Forest Diversity to Household Income and Food Supplements: The Case of Mufindi District in Tanzania.” Journal of Geography, Environment and Earth Science International, 9 (4): 1–12.

Book Chapters

FTI (2017). Forestry and Climate: Practices for the Technical Level Foresters. Eds: J.M. Abdallah, J. Z. Katani, A. N. Suzana and D. A. Woiso. Forestry Training Institute (FTI) – Olmotonyi, Arusha Tanzania

Abdallah, J.M., Woiso, D.A., Katani, J.Z., Augustino S.N. and Madalla N.A., 2017. PFM and Climate Change: The Synergy. In: FTI (2017). Forestry and Climate: Practices for the Technical Level Foresters. Eds: J.M. Abdallah, J. Z. Katani, A. N. Suzana and D. A. Woiso. Forestry Training Institute (FTI) – Olmotonyi, Arusha Tanzania

Mugasha, W.A., Woiso, D.A. and Katani J.Z., 2017. Forests and Climate Change Mitigation. In: FTI (2017). Forestry and Climate: Practices for the Technical Level Foresters. Eds: J.M. Abdallah, J. Z. Katani, A. N. Suzana and D. A. Woiso. Forestry Training Institute (FTI) – Olmotonyi, Arusha Tanzania



Journal articles

Mariam K. Mtunguja, Maysaya Thitisaksakul, Yasinta C. Muzanila,    Rungtiva  Wansuksri, Kuakoon Piyachomkwan, Henry S. Laswai, Guihua Chen, Charles F. Shoemarker, Neelima Sinha and Diana M Buckles (2016). Assessing variation in physicochemical, structural, and functional properties of root starches from novel Tanzanian cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz.) landraces. Starke/Starch 68: 1-14.

Woiso, D., 2016. Comparative analysis of selected factors affecting fruit phenotype and yield of Sclerocarya birrea in Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Agricultural Sciences (TAJAS). Vol. 13, No 2.

Biginagwa, F. J., Mayoma, B. S., Shashoua, Y., Syberg, K., Khan, F. R(2016). First evidence of microplastics in the African Great Lakes: Recovery from Lake Victoria Nile perch and Nile tilapia. Great Lakes Res. 42: 146-149.



Journal articles

Rumisha, C., Shukuru, H., Lyimo, J., Maganira, J.D., Nehemia, A., 2015. Benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages in mangroves and open intertidal areas on the Dar es Salaam coast, Tanzania, African Journal of Aquatic Science, 40: 143-151.

Mariam Chobu, Gamba Nkwengulila, Aneth M Mahande, Beda J Mwang’onde and Eliningaya J Kweka (2015) Direct and indirect effect of predators on Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto. Acta Trop. 2015; 142:131-7.