Lecturer and Researcher
Mkwawa University College of Education
Michael Elias Mgalula (PhD) Agricultural Sciences Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org P.O. BOX 2513, MUCE Iringa, Tanzania Phone: +255 742 343092 Skype: michael.elias62 Michael completed his Bachelor of Art degree (Geography) at the University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) in 2006 and obtained his MSc in Natural Resource Assessment and Management in 2008 at the University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania). He conducted his PhD research at the University of Kassel in Witzenhausen, Germany. Since completed his MSc in 2008, he worked as an assistant lecturer at Mkwawa University College of Education, a Constituent College of the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. In October 2010, he joined a language course in Freiburg Germany, and in April 2011, he joined the Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences at the University of Kassel in Witznehausen Germany in order to conduct his PhD. His training was collaboration between the Department of Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering at the University of Kassel in Witzenhausen and the German Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture (DITSL) in Witznehausen. His PhD research was in the frame of the collaborative research project “Livelihood diversifying potential of livestock based carbon sequestration options in pastoral and agro pastoral systems in Africa” led by ILRI and funded by BMZ. In 2016, he defended his PhD thesis titled ‘‘Assessing trends in land use change in the Borana rangeland Ethiopia as one cause of greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sequestration variations’’. Currently, Michael is back in Tanzania and working at Mkwawa University College of Education a Constituent College of the University of Dar es Salaam as a lecture and researcher in the Department of Geography. His main research interest is on land use systems in the rangeland ecosystems, areas of pastoralist and agriculture practices, resource use conflicts, landscape ecology, land-use management and planning and climate change adaptation. Analytical approaches include qualitative and quantitative techniques, statistical modeling and applications of GIS and remote sensing in environmental and ecological systems.