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Prof. Edson Gandiwa

Professor Gandiwa is an ecologist with various expertise in Wildlife conservation and management; environmental science; community-based natural resources conservation and socio-economic analyses; law enforcement and protected area management; human-wildlife conflicts; protected area planning; illegal hunting and cross-border trade in wildlife products.

 Edson`s publications

  1. Gandiwa, E., Heitkönig, I.M.A., Eilers, P.H.C. and Prins, H.H.T. Rainfall variability and its impact on large mammal populations in a complex of semi-arid African savanna protected areas. Tropical Ecology, in press.
  2. Gandiwa, E. 2014. Population dynamics of large herbivores and the framing of wildlife conservation in Zimbabwe. Open Journal of Ecology, in press.
  3. Gandiwa, E., Sprangers, S., van Bommel, S., Heitkönig, I.M.A, Leeuwis, C. and Prins, H.H.T. 2014. Spill-over effect in media framing: Representations of wildlife conservation in Zimbabwean and international media. Journal for Nature Conservation, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnc.2014.03.009.
  4. Gandiwa, E., Zisadza-Gandiwa, P., Goza, D., Mashapa, C. and Muboko, N. 2014. Diversity and structure of woody vegetation across areas with different soils in Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe. Southern Forests: A Journal of Forest Science, DOI: 10.2989/20702620.2014.921007.
  5. Gandiwa, E. 2014. Vegetation factors influencing large herbivore density and distribution in a southern African savanna. African Journal of Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/aje.12114.
  6. Gandiwa, E., Zisadza-Gandiwa, E., Muboko, N., libombo E., Mashapa, C., and Gwazani R. 2014. Local peoples’ knowledge and perception of wildlife conservation in southeastern Zimbabwe. Journal of Environmental Protection 5(6), 475-481.
  7. Mashapa, C., Nyabawa, P., Zisadza-Gandiwa, P., Muvengwi, J., Kativu, S. and Gandiwa, E. Status of African baobab (Adansonia digitata) across Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe. Journal of Applied Sciences & Environmental Management 18(1), 139-143.
  8. Mashapa, C., Mudyazvivi, E., Mhuriro-Mashapa, P., Matenda, T., Mufunda, W., Dube, L., Zisadza-Gandiwa, P., Mashayamombe, B., Gandiwa, E. and Muboko, N. 2014. Assessment of Market Potential for Horticultural Produce for Smallholder Farmers around Mutare City, Eastern Zimbabwe. Greener Journal of Social Sciences 4(3), 085-093.
  9. Muboko, N., Chigumira, T., Mashapa, C., Gandiwa, E., Chibememe, G. and Muposhi, V.K. 2014. Impacts of wood poaching on vegetation structure and composition in Mukuvisi Woodland, Zimbabwe. Journal of Environmental Protection 5(2), 156-163.
  10. Gandiwa, E., Zisadza-Gandiwa, P., Mashapa, C., Libombo, E., Muboko, N. 2014. An assessment of local people’s participation in natural resources conservation in southern Zimbabwe. E3 Journal of Environmental Research and Management 5(2), 042-046.
  11. Zisadza-Gandiwa, P., Gandiwa, E., Matokwe, T.B., Gwazani, R., Mashapa, C., Muboko, N. and Mudangwe, S. 2014. Preliminary assessment of vegetation fires and their impact in Nyanga National Park, Zimbabwe. Greener Journal of Biological Sciences 4(1), 009-017.
  12. Kupika, O.L., Kativu, S., Gandiwa, E. and Gumbie, A. 2014. Impact of African elephants on baobab (Adansonia digitata ) population structure in northern Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe. Tropical Ecology 55(2), 159-166.
  13. Gandiwa, E., Zisadza-Gandiwa, P., Mango, L. and Jakarasi, J. 2014. Law enforcement staff perceptions of illegal hunting and wildlife conservation in the Gonarezhou National Park, southeast Zimbabwe. Tropical Ecology 55(1), 119-127.
  14. Gandiwa, E., Heitkönig, I.M.A., Lokhorst, A.M., Prins, H.H.T. and Leeuwis, C. 2013. Illegal hunting and law enforcement during a period of economic decline in Zimbabwe: A case study of northern Gonarezhou National Park and adjacent areas. Journal for Nature Conservation 21(3), 133-142.
  15. Gandiwa, E., Heitkönig, I.M.A., Lokhorst, A.M., Prins, H.H.T. and Leeuwis, C. 2013. CAMPFIRE and human-wildlife conflicts in communities adjacent to the northern Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe. Ecology and Society, 18(4): 7. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-05817-180407.
  16. Gandiwa, E., Heitkönig, I.M.A., Gandiwa, P., Matsvayi, W., Van Der Westhuizen, H. and Ngwenya, M.M. 2013. Large herbivore dynamics in northern Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe. Tropical Ecology 54(3), 342-352.
  17. Zisadza-Gandiwa, P., Gandiwa, E., Jakarasi, J., Van der Westhuizen, H. and Muvengwi, J. 2013. Abundance, distribution and population trends of the Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) in three major rivers in Gonarezhou National Park, southeast Zimbabwe. Water SA 39(1), 165-169.
  18. Zisadza-Gandiwa, P., Mango, L., Gandiwa, E., Goza, D., Parakasingwa, C., Chinoitezvi, E., Shimbani, J. and Muvengwi, J. 2013. Variation in woody vegetation structure and composition in a semi-arid savanna of southern Zimbabwe. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation 5(2), 71-77.
  19. Zisadza-Gandiwa, P. Mabika, C.T., Kupika, O.L., Gandiwa, E. and Murungweni, C. 2013. Vegetation structure and composition across different land use in a semi-arid savanna of southern Zimbabwe. International Journal of Biodiversity, vol. 2013, Article ID 692564, 5 pages. doi:10.1155/2013/692564.
  20. Muboko, N., Mushonga, M.R., Chibuwe, N., Mashapa, C. and Gandiwa, E. Woody vegetation structure and composition in Mapembe Nature Reserve, eastern Zimbabwe. Journal of Applied Sciences & Environmental Management 17(4), 475-481.
  21. Gandiwa, P., Chinoitezvi, E. and Gandiwa, E. 2013. Woody vegetation structure and composition of two Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in southern Zimbabwe. Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences 23(3), 813-820.
  22. Zisadza-Gandiwa, P., Parakasingwa, C., Mashapa, C., Muboko, N. and Gandiwa, E. 2013. Status of woody vegetation along riparian areas in Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences 3(7), 592-597.
  23. Hungwe, T., Mugabe, P., Mutisi, C. and Gandiwa, E. 2013. Influence of communal area grazing management system on the nutritive value of forages selected by cattle in a semi-arid area of Zimbabwe. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences 3(9), 663-668.
  24. Gandiwa, E. Top-down and bottom-up control of large herbivore populations: a review of natural and human-induced influences. Tropical Conservation Science 6(4), 493-505.
  25. Groom, R.J., Gandiwa, E., Gandiwa, P. and H.F. van der Westhuizen. 2013. A mass poisoning of White-Backed and Lappet-Faced Vultures in Gonarezhou National Park. Honeyguide 59(1), 5-9.
  26. Mashapa, C., Zisadza-Gandiwa, P., Gandiwa, E. and Kativu, S. 2013 Abundance and structure of African baobab (Adansonia digitata) across different soil types in Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe. International Journal of Biodiversity, 2013, Article ID 874713, 7 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/874713.
  27. Zisadza-Gandiwa, P., Chiganze, S., Chirombe, P., Mashapa, C., Muboko, N. and Gandiwa, E. Abundance and Distribution of African Fish Eagles along Major Rivers in Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe. Greener Journal of Biological Sciences 3(9), 336-341.
  28. Mashapa, C., Mhuriro-Mashapa, P., Zisadza-Gandiwa, P. and Gandiwa, E. Adoption of agro-ecology practices in semi-arid environment of Chimanimani district, eastern Zimbabwe. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa 15(5), 1-17.
  29. Muchayi, G.K., Gandiwa, E. and Muboko, N. 2017. Composition and structure of woody vegetation in an urban environment in northern Zimbabwe. Tropical Ecology, in press.
  30. Nyazika, T.P., Zisadza-Gandiwa, P., Chanyandura, A., Muboko, N. & Gandiwa, E. Influence of fire frequency on woody vegetation structure and composition in Lake Chivero Recreational Park, northern Zimbabwe. Tropical Ecology, in press.
  31. Mbereko, A., Kupika. O.L. & Gandiwa, E. Linking social and ecological sustainability: an analysis of livelihoods and the changing natural resources in the Middle Zambezi Biosphere Reserve, Zimbabwe. Journal of Entrepreneurial and Organizational Diversity, in press
  32. Smith, P., Willemsen, D., Popkes, M.L., Metge, F., Gandiwa, E., Reichard, M. & Valenzano, D.R. Regulation of Life Span by the Gut Microbiota in The Short-Lived African Turquoise Killifish. eLife, in press.
  33. Ingram, D.J., Coad, L., Abernethy, K.A., Maisels, F., Stokes, E.J., Bobo, K.S., Breuer, T., Gandiwa, E., Ghiurghi, A., Greengrass, E., Holmern, T., Kamgaing, T.O.W., Ndong Obiang, A.-M., Poulsen, J.R., Schleicher, J., Nielsen, M.R., Solly, H., Vath, C.L., Waltert, M., Whitham, C.E.L., Wilkie, D.S. & Scharlemann, J.P.W. (2017) Assessing Africa-Wide Pangolin Exploitation by Scaling Local Data. Conservation Letters, DOI: 10.1111/conl.12389.
  34. Muposhi, V.K., Gandiwa, E., Makuza, S.M. and Bartels, P. 2017. Ecological, physiological, genetic trade-offs and socio-economic implications of trophy hunting as a conservation tool: a narrative review. Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences 27(1), 1-14.
  35. Mutanga, C.N., Muboko, N. and Gandiwa, E. 2017. Protected area staff and local community viewpoints: A qualitative assessment of conservation relationships in Zimbabwe. PLoS ONE 12(5): e0177153. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0177153
  36. Kupika, O.L., Gandiwa, E., Kativu, E. and Nhamo, G. 2017. Impacts of climate change and variability on wildlife resources in southern Africa: experiences from selected protected areas in Zimbabwe. In: Biodiversity, Sen B. (Ed.), INTECH OPEN, Rijeka, Croatia. ISBN 978-953-51-5442-6.