Robert Byamungu Modest (PhD)

  Lecturer

  Department: Wildlife Management

  Phone: +255 232 601 376

  Mob: +255 684 734 588

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Biography:

Robert is a Lecturer in the Department of Wildlife Management at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) where he is engaged in teaching undergraduate and graduate students. He has a Bachelor degree in Wildlife Management, a Master degree in Biology, and a PhD in Wildlife Management.  Robert has attended a number of training related to his career including — Conservation Projects Planning & Management, Media & Messaging for Conservation Projects, Behavior Change in Conservation through Education & Outreach, Species Red Listing, and Participatory Research Methods. In addition, Robert has abilities on performing tasks in GIS & remote sensing; DNA extraction, PCR, & analysis of DNA fragments. Robert is interested in researches related to modelling of species-habitat interactions, spatial analysis of species habitat use, endangered species conservation, behavior change & community alternative livelihoods, and issues affecting birds.


  Robert Byamungu Modest (PhD)

  Lecturer

  Department: Wildlife Management

  Phone: +255 232 601 376

  Mob: +255 684 734 588

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Research Area:


Biography:

Robert is a Lecturer in the Department of Wildlife Management at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) where he is engaged in teaching undergraduate and graduate students. He has a Bachelor degree in Wildlife Management, a Master degree in Biology, and a PhD in Wildlife Management.  Robert has attended a number of training related to his career including — Conservation Projects Planning & Management, Media & Messaging for Conservation Projects, Behavior Change in Conservation through Education & Outreach, Species Red Listing, and Participatory Research Methods. In addition, Robert has abilities on performing tasks in GIS & remote sensing; DNA extraction, PCR, & analysis of DNA fragments. Robert is interested in researches related to modelling of species-habitat interactions, spatial analysis of species habitat use, endangered species conservation, behavior change & community alternative livelihoods, and issues affecting birds.


Academic profile

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Publications

PUBLICATIONS:

 

Modest, RB., Maganga SLS., Hassan SN., Mariki BS. and Muganda M. (2010). Population Structure and Exploitation of Three Commercial Tree Species in Nguru ya Ndege Forest Reserve, Morogoro – Tanzania. Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies and Management 3(3):41-48

 

Mariki, SB., Hassan, SN., Maganga, SLS., Modest, RB. and Salehe, FS. (2011). Wildlife-based domestic tourism in Tanzania: Experiences from Northern tourist circuit. Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies and Management Vol. 4 No.4

 

Hassan, SN., Salum, AR., Rija, AA., Modest, RB., Kideghesho, JR., and Malata, PF. (2013). Human-induced Disturbances Influence on Bird Communities of Coastal Forests in Eastern Tanzania. British Journal of Applied Science & Technology 3(1): 48-64

 

Modest, RB. and Hassan, SN. (2016). Species Composition of Tropical Understory Birds in Threatened East African Coastal Forests Based on Capture Data, International Journal of Zoology, ID 1390364, 9 pages, doi:10.1155/2016/1390364

 

Modest, RB., Hassan, SN. and  Rija, AA. (2016). Spatial metrics effect of forest fragmentation on forest bird abundance and site occupancy probability: the influence of patch size and isolation. Ostrich.1- 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/00306525.2016.1160961

 

Modest, RB. et al. (under preparation).Contrasting preference of vertical floristic structures in two sympatric greenbuls differing in susceptibility to environmental degradation.

 

 

Students Supervision

STUDENTS SUPERVISION:

 

Research & Consultancy

RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY:

Status and ecology of Sokoke pipit in Zaraninge forest, Tanzania, 2010 (team leader)

 

Wildlife population ecology and human-wildlife interactions in and around Saadani National Park, Tanzania, 2014 (researcher)

 

Assessment and monitoring of socio-economic impacts of uranium mining in Selous Ecosystem, Tanzania, January–December 2016 (researcher)