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  • Frontier-Tanzania

    Tanzania African Wildlife Conservation Adventure

    • Report Series
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    • Peer Reviewed Articles
    • Books & Book sections
    • Dissertations

      Frontier Tanzania Environmental Research Report Series

      Biodiversity Research & Awareness in the lesser-known Eastern Arc Mountains (BREAM; 2005 - 2007)

      Peer Reviewed Articles

      Tanzania Forest

      Aspock U and Hynd RB (1995) A new genus and species of Nosbinae (Neuropt., Berothidae) from Eastern Africa. Entomologists Monthly Magazine 131: 107-114.

      Oliver SA (2002) Teaching about the environment. The Arc Journal (Tanzania Forest Conservation Group) 14(2): 7-8.

      Coastal Forests

      Bayliss J and Fielding A (2002) Termitophagous Foraging by Pachycondyla analis (Formicidae, Ponerinae) in a Tanzanian Coastal Dry Forest. Sociobiology 39(1): 103-122.

      Beaucournu JC and Kock D (1996) Xenopsylla microphthalma n. sp., puce nouvelle de Tanzanie (Insecta: Siphonaptera: Pulicidae). Senckenbergia Biol. 75: 159-162.

      Broadley DG (1994) A review of Lygosoma Hardwicke & Gray 1827 (Reptilia: Scincidae) on the East African Coast, with the description of a new species. Tropical Zoology 7: 217-222.

      Broadley DG (1995) A new species of Prosymna Gray (Serpentes: Colubridae) from coastal forest in north-eastern Tanzania. Arnoldia Zimbabwe 10 (4): 29-32.

      Broadley DG (1995) A new species of Scolecoseps (Reptilia: Scincidae) from southeastern Tanzania. Amphibia-Reptilia. 16: 241-244.

      Broadley, DG & Broadley, S (1996). Serpentes: Typhlopidae. African Herpetological News 25: 45.

      Broadley DG and Wallach V (1996) A remarkable new worm-snake (Reptilia: Leptotyphlopidae) from the East African Coast. Copeia 162-166.

      Burgess ND and Mlingwa COF (1993) Forest birds of coastal forests in Tanzania and Kenya. Proceedings VIII Pan-Afr. Orn. Congr. pp. 295-301.

      Burgess ND, Clarke GP and Rodgers WA (1998) Coastal forests of eastern Africa: status, endemism patterns and their potential causes. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 64: 337-367 download pdf Blackwell Synergy

      Burgess ND, Cutts CJ and Huxham MR (1991) New records of the Sokoke Pipit Anthus sokokensis from Kiono Forest Reserve, Bagamoyo District, North Eastern Tanzania. Scopus 15: 56-57.

      Burgess ND, Dickinson A. and Payne NH (1993) Tanzanian coastal forests: new information on status and biological importance. Oryx 21: 69-173.

      Burgess ND, Huxham MR, Mlingwa C, Davies SGF and Cutts CJ (1991) Preliminary assessment of forest birds in Pande, Kiono, Kisiju and Kiwengoma Forest Reserves, Tanzania. Scopus 14: 97-106.

      Burgess ND, Mwasumbi LB, Hawthorne WJ, Dickinson A. and Doggett RA (1992) Preliminary assessment of the distribution, status and biological importance of Coastal Forests in Tanzania. Biological Conservation 62: 205-218. download pdf Elsevier publishing

      Burgess ND, Ponder KL, and Goddard J (1999) Surface and leaf-litter arthropods in the coastal forests of Tanzania. African Journal of Ecology 37: 355-365. download pdf Blackwell Synergy

      Clarke GP (1999) Digo settlements in Tanzania and the kaya question. Azania XXXIV: 109-113.

      Cockle A, Kock V, Stubblefield L, Howell KM and Burgess ND (1998) Bat assemblages in Tanzanian coastal forests. Mammalia. 62(1): 53-68.

      Dickinson A, Burgess ND and Clarke GP (1992) Tanzanian coastal forests: status and biological diversity. In: Proc. Workshop on Conservation of Biodiversity in Africa. National Museums of Kenya.

      Gould MS, Lowe AJ and Clarke GP (1994) The frequency of termite (Isoptera) damage to tree species in Namakutwa forest, Tanzania. Sociobiology 23: 189-197.

      Hynd WRB (1992) On some Neuroptera recently collected in Tanzania (Insecta). In: Canard, M. et al. Current Research in Neuropterology. Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Neuropterology. Toulouse, France. pp 183-188.

      Lowe AJ & Sturrock GA (1998) Behaviour and diet of Colobus angolensus palliatus (Peters, 1968) in relation to seasonality in a Tanzanian dry coastal forest. Folia Primatologica 69(3): 121-128. Mlingwa COF (1993) Seasonality in the bulbuls of coastal Tanzania. Proceedings VIII Pan-Afr. Orn. Congr. 460-468. Mlingwa COF (1991) Further records of the Sokoke Pipit Anthus sokokensis from Tanzania. Scopus 15: 57-58. Mlingwa COF, Huxham, MJ and Burgess ND (1993) The avifauna of Kazimzumbwe Forest Reserve, Tanzania: initial findings. Scopus 16: 81-88. Msuya CA (1993) Feeding habits of Crowned Eagles (Stethanoaetus coronatus) in Kiwengoma forest reserve, Matumbi Hills, Tanzania. Proceedings VIII Pan-Afr. Orn. Congr, 118-120. Mwasumbi LB, Burgess ND and Clarke GP (1994) The vegetation of Pande and Kiono Coastal Forests, Tanzania. Vegetatio. 113: 71-81. download pdf Springer links Sheil D (1992) Tanzanian coastal forests – unique, threatened, and overlooked. Oryx 26: 107-114. Sheil D (1992) African violets – endangered. Gesneriad Journal 4: 13-24. Verdcourt B (1990) A new species of Gulella Pfeiffer from southern Tanzania (Mollusca: Streptaxidae). Arch. Moll. 121: 87-89. Verdcourt B (1992) The rediscovery and anatomy of Trochonanina gwendolinae (Preston) (Pulmonata: Urocyclidae). Journal of Conchology, London 34: 179-182. Verdcourt B (1993) The identity of Tropidophora hanningtoni (Sowerby III) (Gastropoda: Pomatiasidae). Journal of Conchology, London 34: 333-336. Verdcourt B (1994) A new species of Gulella from SE Tanzania (Pulmonata: Streptaxidae). Arch. Moll. 123: 137-139. Eastern Arc Mountain Forests Anderson GQA, Evans TD and Watson LG (1997) The Tanzanian race of Swynnerton's robin Swynnertonia swynnertoni rodgersi. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 4(2): 83-89. Bayliss J (2002) The East Usambara tree-hole crab (Brachyura: Potamoides: Potamonautidae) - a striking example of crustacean adaptation in closed canopy forest, Tanzania. African Journal of Ecology 40: 26-34. download pdf Blackwell Synergy Bracebridge CE, (2003) Conservation through Education. The Arc Journal, No. 15 May TFCG, Dar es Salaam. ISSN 0856-8715. Brink H, Topp-Jorgensen JE, Marshall AR & Fanning E. (2002) First record in 68 years of Lowe's servaline genet. Oryx 36(4): 2. Boulard M (1992) Trois nouvelles Cigales Paectira d'Afrique orientale et du Sud (Homoptera, Cicadoidea, Tibicinidae). Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes: Biologie et Evolution des Insectes 5: 105-114. download pdf Blackwell Synergy Dilger, M.S. 1997. Kinyonga! Chameleons of the East Usambara Mountains. The Arc Journal 5: 6-7. download pdf Blackwell Synergy Emmett DA (2004) Altitudinal distribution of the short-tailed pygmy chameleon (Rhampholeon brevicaudatus) and the Usambara pitted pygmy chameleon (R. temporalis) in Tanzania. African Herp. News 37: 12-13. Evans, T.D. (1996) Note on the field identification of the Uluguru Violet-backed sunbird Anthreptes neglectus. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 3(1): 38-39 Evans, T.D. (1997). Ornithological records from the East Usambara lowlands, Tanzania, August 1994-February 1995. Scopus 19: 92-108. Evans, T.D. (1997). Preliminary estimates of the population density of Sokoke scops Owl Otus ireneae Ripley in the East Usambara lowlands, Tanzania. African Journal of Ecology 35: 303-311. Evans, T.D., Tye, A., Cordeiro, N. & Seddon, N. (1997). Birding in and around the East Usambaras, north-east Tanzania. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 42: 116-129 download pdf African Bird Club FitzGibbon CD, Herwig L and Verheyen W (1995) Distribution, population dynamics and habitat choice of the lesser pouched rat, Beamys hindei (Rodentia: Cricetomyinae). Journal of Zoology, 236: 499-512. Hoffman RL and Howell KM (1996) Synopsis of Macrolenostreptini, a new tribe of Tanzanian spirostrepid millipeds (Diplopoda: Spirostreptida). Tropical Zoology 9: 441-453. Huang W, Pohjonen V, Johansson S, Nashanda M, Katigula M.I.L., & Luukkanen O. (2003) Species diversity, forest structure and species composition in Tanzanian tropical forests. Forest Ecology and Management 173: 11-24. download pdf Elsevier publishing Loader SP, Wilkinson M, Gower DJ, Msuya CA (2002) A remarkable young Scolecomorphus vittatus (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Scolecomorphidae) from the North Pare Mountains, Tanzania. Journal of the Zoological Society of London 259: 93-101. Loader SP, Gower DJ, Howell KM, Doggart N, Rödel MO, Clark BT, Cohan BL, & Wilkinson M (2004) Phylogenetic relationships of African microhylid frogs inferred from DNA sequences of mitochondrial 12S and 16S rRNA genes. Organisms, Diversity & Evolution 4: 227-235 Download pdf Elsevier publishing Marshall AR, Topp-Jorgensen JE, Brink H and Fanning E (2005) Monkey abundance and social structure in two high elevation forest reserves in the Udzungwa Mountains of Tanzania. International Journal of Primatology 26(1): 127-145. Menegon M, Salvidio S, Loader SP (2004) Five new species of Nectophrynoides Noble 1926 (Amphibia: Anura: Bufonidae) from the Eastern Arc Mountains, Tanzania. Tropical Zoology 17(1): 97-121. Menegon M., Doggart, N., Owen, N. (2008) The Nguru mountains of Tanzania, an outstanding hotspot of herpetofaunal diversity. Acta Herpetologica, 3(2): 107-127. Download pdf. Ntemi A and Bracebridge C (2002) Forest conservation and traditional medicine; A case study from the Usambara Mountains. Tanzania Wildlife, No. 27. Pócs, T. & Luke, Q. (2007) A new species of Encephalartos (Zamiaceae) from Tanzania. Journal of East African Natural History 96: 193-201 Download Pdf Salter R and Ntemi AS (2003) The white-bellied African hedgehog: A new record in the Usambara Mountains. Nature East Africa 32: 1-2. Staddon, SC & Ntemi AS (2001) Kazimzumbwi forest reserve: A forest under threat. The Arc Journal (Tanzania Forest Conservation Group) 13: 10. Verdcourt B (2000) The penial armature of three species of East African Streptaxidae (Gastropoda, Stylommatophora). Folia Malacologica 8: 215-221. Vollesen K (1992) Trichaulax (Acanthaceae: Justicieae), a new genus from East Africa. Kew Bulletin 47: 613-618. download pdf springer links Tanzania Savanna Bonnington C, Grainger M, Dangerfield S and Fanning E (2010) The influence of electric fences on large mammal movements in the Kilombero Valley, Tanzania. African Journal of Ecology 48: 280-284. (pdf ) Bonnington C, Weaver D and Fanning E (2008) Some preliminary observations on the possible effect of elephant (Loxodonta africana) disturbance on butterfly assemblages of Tanzania. African Journal of Ecology 46 (1): 113-116. Bonnington C, Weaver D and Fanning E (2007) Livestock and large wild mammals in the Kilombero Valley, in southern Tanzania. African Journal of Ecology, 45(4): 658 – 663. Bonnington C, Weaver D and Fanning E (2007) The habitat preference of four kingfisher species along a branch of the Kilombero River, southern Tanzania. African Journal of Ecology (In print) Bonnington C, Weaver D and Fanning E (2007) The use of teak (Tectona grandis) plantations by large mammals in the Kilombero Valley, southern Tanzania. African Journal of Ecology (To be published later this year). Chettleborough J and Jenkins R (2001) Conservation Research and Community Development in the Kilombero Valley. Kakakuona (Magazine of Tanzania Wildlife Society), Jan-Mar 2001, p26-29 download pdf WCST publishing Corti G, Hinde, R Fanning E, Gordon S, and Jenkins RKB (2002) Observations on the puku antelope (Kobus vardoni Livingstone, 1857) in the Kilombero Valley, Tanzania. African Journal of Ecology 40: 197-201 download pdf Blackwell Synergy Hengeveld F, & Ryder S (2005) An alarm call from the forest. Kakakuona. January - March: 20-22 Hinde R, Corti G, Fanning E, Jenkins RKB (2001) Anurans in the Kilombero Valley, Tanzania: comparison between miombo woodland, evergreen forest and teak plantations. African Journal of Herpetology, 500(1): 35-39. Hinde R, Corti G, Fanning E, Jenkins RKB (2001) Large mammals in miombo woodland, evergreen forest and a young teak (Tectona grandis) plantation in the Kilombero Valley, Tanzania. African Journal of Ecology, 39: 318-321 download pdf Blackwell Synergy Jenkins R, Corti G, Fanning E. & Roettcher K, (2002) Management implications of antelope habitat use in the Kilombero Valley, Tanzania. Oryx 36(2): 161-170. Jenkins R, Maliti H, Corti G (2003) Conservation of the puku antelope (Kobus vardoni, Livingstone) in the Kilombero Valley, Tanzania. Biodiversity and Conservation. 12(4): 787-797. Download pdf Springer links Jenkins, R.K.B., Roettcher, K. and Corti, G. (2003) The Influence of Stand Age on Wildlife Habitat use in Exotic Teak Tree Tectona grandis plantations. Biodiversity and Conservation 12: 975-990. Download pdf

      Books & Book Sections

      Burgess N, FitzGibbon C and Clarke P (1996) Coastal Forests. In. T. R. McClanahan & T. P. Young. (ed), East African Ecosystems and their Conservation. Oxford University Press. 329-359 pp.

      Burgess ND and Clarke GP (eds.) (1998) Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa. IUCN Forest Conservation Programme. Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK, 472 pp.

      Oliver SA, Muruke M, Fanning E eds (2002) Nyenzo za Mafunzo kwa Waelimishaji wa Mazingira: Shghuli za Kuhimiza Ufahamu wa Mazingira ya Misitu ya Hifadhi. Frontier Tanzania. Society for Environmental Exploration and University of Dar es Salaam.

      Oliver SA, Muruke M, Fanning E eds (2002) Nyenzo za Mafunzo kwa Waelimishaji wa Mazingira: Shghuli za Kuhimiza Ufahamu wa Mazingira ya Misitu ya Hifadhi. Frontier Tanzania. Society for Environmental Exploration and University of Dar es Salaam.

      Oliver SA, Muruke M, Fanning E eds (2002) Resource Pack for environmental educators: Activities to encourage environmental awareness for forest reserves. Frontier Tanzania. Society for Environmental Exploration and University of Dar es Salaam.

      Gereau RE, Lovett, JC, Ruffo CK and Taplin JRD (2006). Field Guide to the Moist Forest Trees of Tanzania. The Society for Environmental Exploration, London.


      Dissertations

      Tanzania Forest

      Coastal Forest Research Programme

      Bailey H (1994) An assessment of the patterns in the ecology of lianas and their host trees in two different forest types in East Africa. Undergraduate Dissertation. University of East Anglia.

      Bayliss JL (1993) The foraging patterns and behaviour of Megaponera foetens in a coastal dry forest in Tanzania. Undergraduate Dissertation. Department of Zoology, Royal Holloway College, University of London.

      Blencowe LA (1989) Tanzania Expedition Report. The Society for Environmental Exploration, London and the University of Bath.

      Goddard J (1991) A comparison of the leaf litter arthropod fauna from two Tanzanian coastal forests with notes upon the Acari, Collembola and energy flow. Unpublished report to the Society for Environmental Exploration, London.

      Knight T (1992) A study of the mangrove and coastal forests of Tanzania. Undergraduate Dissertation. The University of Bristol.

      Ogle SM (1991) Bird species diversity, area and habitat complexity in the coastal forests of Tanzania. Undergraduate Dissertation. Clare College, The University of Cambridge.

      East Usambaras Biodiversity Survey

      Evans T (1995) Fieldwork for conservation. Progress report for Meyer International. Unpublished report to the Society for Environmental Exploration, London.

      Harrison E (1995) The zonation of freshwater crabs with altitude in a mountain stream in the East Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. Undergraduate Dissertation. The University of Derby.

      Haugaasen T (1998) An investigation of Butterfly Diversity and Distribution in an isolated forest Reserve in the East Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. Unpublished report to the Society for Environmental Exploration, London. 42 pp.

      Vanbergen A (1998) A comparative investigation of inter-habitat lepidopteran diversity in a tropical dry forest, East Usambara, Tanzania. Undergraduate Dissertation. School of Chemical and Life Sciences, University of Greenwich. 65 pp.

      Woodcock KA (1995) Local utilisation and indigenous knowledge of forest resources in the East Usambaras, Tanzania. Unpublished report to the Society for Environmental Exploration, London.

      Savanna

      Hinde RJ (2000) A comparison of the relative zoological dive.

      Research