Contact details
Title: Dr
Name: Edmond Alavaisha
College/School/Division: Institute of Resource Assessment
Role: Lecturer
Current Summarised CV:



Surname                                        ALAVAISHA

First name                                      Edmond

Date of Birth                                  03rd August, 1988

Place of Birth                                 Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Nationality                                     Tanzanian

Marital Status                                 Married

Language                                       English and Swahili

Current contact Address:                  Institute of Resource Assessment, University of Dar es Salaam,

P.O. Box 35097, Dar es Salaam. Tanzania.

Mobile Phone:                                  +255 719 964 870

E-mail Address:                     

Carrier Objectives

I am passionate about environment. My years of study and my practical fieldwork experience have strongly connected to aquatic science and environment as the career choice for me. I am now looking forward to a career focused on ecosystem services, environment management and biodiversity conservation; presenting opportunities to work with similar minded people.

Educational background

  • 2017 to present PhD in Physical Geography working in Wetland ecosystem services and biodiversity Sept, 2013 to 2015 MSc. Marine Sciences, specialize in Marine and Coastal Resources Management at Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Dar es Salaam.
  • Sept, 2009- Jul, 2012. BSc. In Aquatic Environmental Science and Conservation (Hons.) at University of Dar es Salaam.
  • Apr, 2007- Feb, 2009 Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education at Minaki Secondary School (Coastal region)
  • Jan, 2003- Oct, 2006. Ordinary Certificate of Secondary Education at Forodhani Secondary School (Dar es Salaam)
  • Jan, 1996- Sept, 2002. Tabata Primary School (Dar es Salaam)

Other trainings and workshops attended

  • Participate in Earthwatch Emerging Scientist Programme on Field Research and Conservation Skills at Gazi Bay, Kenya.
  • Full time course on Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS) at Department of Mathematics (University of Dar es Salaam).
  • Training on Project Planning and Management offered by Gender-Balanced Development in Tanzania (University of Dar es Salaam).
  • Training on Project Monitoring and Evaluation offered by Sustainable Alliance in Poverty Eradication (SAIPE) at University of Dar es Salaam.

Conferences/research meetings

  • Ecology and safety conference, Burgas-Bulgaria from 28th June 2019 to 02nd July 2019
  • Land scape ecology day, Stockholm – 11th April 2019
  • Biogeography and Geomatics workshop, Greece -27th November 2016 to 30th November 2016

Working involvement

Teaching, research and consultancy

November 2015 to Present

- Assistant Lecturer, Institute of Resource Assessment- University of Dar es Salaam

- PhD fellow, Stockholm University

November 2014 - November 2015

- Tutorial Assistant, University of Dar es Salaam.

August, 2011- October, 2011.

Attachment at SeaSense, Tanzania.

  • Participating in community based Conservation programs, raising awareness on sustainable conservation on natural resources, Rufiji Delta and Kilwa.
  • Working with SeaSense and Fisheries Division on conducting By-Catch survey of Dugong, Sea turtle and Dolphins at Mkinga District, Tanga.
  • Investigating areas interaction between turtle forage ground and fishing grounds.
  • Conservation of sea turtle and collecting data on mortality of sea turtle, dolphin, dugong and sea turtle hatchlings at Temeke, Rufiji and Maziwe Island, Tanga.
  • August, 2010- October, 2010.
  • Attachment at Mnazi Bay - Ruvuma Estuary Marine Park (MBREMP), Tanzania.
  • Assessment of Replanted Mangroves and Fish Catch Assessment at Kipondo.
  • Overview of mangroves ecology, management and conservation at Msimbati and Ruvula villages.
  • Conducting control, monitoring and surveillance to ensure park regulations are observed.

Volunteering with Seasense July, 2012- October, 2012

  • Participate in satellite tagging project at Temeke, to assess environmental vulnerability of Sea turtle.
  • Conducting outreach and raise awareness on conservation and sustainable use of natural resources at Temeke.
  • Working in Project, Desk study on Status and Impact of Artisanal Gill net Fishery on Sea turtle at Temeke (as a team leader in a study; Information were gathered from Seasense, Fisheries Division, TAFIRI and MPRU).

1st to 11th July 2013

Working with Earthwatch Emerging Scientist Programme at Gazi Bay, Kenya.

  • Conducting workshop on climate change and its environment impacts.
  • Training students and Mikoko Pamoja Group on Environmental Conservation and Management of Coastal forests.
  • Survey of replanted Rhizophora mangrove forest at Kipondo to estimate above ground biomass.



Alavaisha, E., 2012. Decomposition of Leaf Litter in Kunduchi Mangrove Forest. Third year research project report submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirement for Bachelor Degree of Aquatic Environmental Science and Conservation at the University of Da es salaam.

Alavaisha, E. 2015. Potential of Mangrove Forests for Carbon Market for Geza and Mtimbwani Communities in Tanga, Tanzania. University of Dar es Salaam. MSc. Dissertation xv,80p

Report/Consultancy work

Alavaisha, E., and West, L., 2012. Desk Study on Status and Impact of Artisanal Gill net Fishery on Sea turtles in Temeke District, Tanzania. Report submitted to SeaSense.

Peer reviewed

Alavaisha, E., and Mangora, M. M. 2016. Carbon stocks in the small estuarine mangroves of Geza and Mtimbwani, Tanga, Tanzania. Alavaisha E, Mangora MM (2016) Carbon stocks in the small estuarine mangroves of Geza and Mtimbwani, Tanga, Tanzania. International Journal of Forestry Research. 2016:11.

Alavaisha, E., Manzoni, S., Lindborg, R., 2019. Different agricultural practices affect soil carbon, nitrogen and phosphorous in Kilombero -Tanzania. Journal of Environmental Management 234, 159-166.

Alavaisha, E., Lyon, S.W. and Lindborg, R., 2019. Assessment of Water Quality Across Irrigation Schemes: A Case Study of Wetland Agriculture Impacts in Kilombero Valley, Tanzania. Water, 11(4), p.671.


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