Dr Philip Taru

Phillip`s current research interests are biased towards Palaeoecology, Scat analysis & Hair identification, Wildlife & Environmental conservation, Policy & planning, Wildlife-Environment-Human interactions, Ecotourism, GIS and Remote Sensing applications in wildlife and environmental management. Phillip is currently looking for masters and doctoral students in any of the above fields.

Phillip`s publications

  1. Mukwada G, Taru P, Chingombe W. 2014. Role of Social-Ecological Systems in Forest and Woodland Conservation in Zimbabwean Resettlement Areas. Journal of Asian and African Studies. DOI: 10.1177/0021909614527906.
  1. Chingombe W, Pedzisai, E. Manatsa, D, Mukwada, G, Taru P. 2014. A Participatory Approach in GIS Data Collection for Flood Risk Management; Muzarabani District, Zimbabwe. Arabian journal of Geosciences. DOI 10.1007/s12517-014-1265-6.
  1. Taru P, Chingombe W, Mukwada G. 2014. A bullet laden park: potential for battlefield tourism in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure 3 (2), 1-9.
  1. Taru P, Chingombe W and Mukwada G. 2013. South Africa’s Golden Gate Highlands National Park management plan: Critical Reflections. South African Journal of Science. 2013; 109 (11/12), Art. #a0039, 3 pages.
  1. Taru, P and Backwell, L. R. 2013. Hair morphology of some artiodactyls from southern Africa. Annals of the Transvaal Museum 4, 26-32.
  1. Taru, P and Backwell L. R. 2013. Identification of fossil hairs in Parahyaena brunnea coprolites from Middle Pleistocene deposits at Gladysvale cave, South Africa. Journal of Archaeological Science 40 (2013), 3674-3685.
  1.  Taru P, Mukwada, G, Somerai, P, Chingombe W. 2013. QwaQwa community perceptions on the proposed dinosaur museum in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park, South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance September Supplement 2, 187-198.
  1.  Taru P, Mukwada G and Chingombe W. 2013. Microscopic hair characteristics of South African Blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus), Black wildebeest (Connochaetes gnou) and Red rock hare (Pronolagus crassicaudatus). Journal of Life Sciences. 5(2): 123-126.
  1. Kuvarega, A. T and Taru, P. 2008: Ambiental dust speciation and metal content variation in TSP, PM10 and PM2.5 in urban atmospheric air of Harare (Zimbabwe). Environmental monitoring and assessment 144, 1-14.
  1. Kuvarega, A. T., Taru, P., 2007: Accumulation of endosulfan in wild rat, rattus norvegious as a result of application to soya bean in Mazoe (Zimbabwe). Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 125, 333-345.
  1. Taru, P., Kuvarega, A. T., 2005. Solid medical waste management. The case of Parirenyatwa Hospital, Zimbabwe. Revista Biomedica Journal 16 (3), 153-158.