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Title: Dr
Name: Felix J. Mkonyi
College/School/Division: Dar Es Salaam University College Of Education
Role: Lecturer
Current Summarised CV:

Dr. Felix Mkonyi was born and raised in Tanzania. Growing up in the rural areas of Tanzania instilled a sense of curiosity and appreciation for wildlife conservation. He is a wildlife ecologist and conservation biologist with a special passion for herpetofauna and large carnivores. He is a conservation biologist at the Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE), where he serves as a lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences. He holds degrees from the University of Dar es Salaam (BSc majoring in Zoology and Wildlife Ecology; 2000, MSc. Zoology; 2005) and the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Tanzania (PhD Life Sciences and Engineering specializing in Biodiversity and Ecosystems Management; 2017). He is currently teaching undergraduate courses in the field of invertebrate zoology and chordate zoology and two post graduate courses (Biostatistics; Biodiversity Conservation and Management). His post graduate studies aimed at assessing human-carnivore conflicts, analyzing the existing mitigation and preventative measures adopted by the local people and their perceived effectiveness in reducing and mitigating the impacts of human-carnivore conflict in the Tarangire-Simanjiro ecosystem in northern Tanzania. His research interests include herpetology, large carnivore ecology and conservation, large carnivore distribution and monitoring, human-wildlife conflict, human dimensions of biodiversity conservation, park-people relationships, biodiversity conservation and monitoring particularly mammals and amphibians. He has published in several scientific journals including Herpetological Review, Human Dimensions of Wildlife, International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services and Management, Human Ecology, African Journal of Ecology, African Journal of Herpetology, International Journal of Natural Resource Ecology and Management and Journal of Ecological Anthropology. He has also participated in several workshops and meetings aimed at the conservation of large carnivores and management of protected areas in Tanzania.


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