The Director - Makerere University Biological Field Station (MUBFS)
Assoc. Prof. of Environment and Natural Resources
Department of Environmental Management, Makerere University &
Director, Makerere University Biological Field Station
Phone: +256779411741 and +256701068602
Ph.D. Environment and Development Studies, 2012 - Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Norway
MSc. Management of Natural Resources and Sustainable Agriculture (MNRSA), 2006 - Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Norway
B.Sc. Forestry (First class), 2003 - Makerere University, Uganda
SELECTED TEACHING APPOINTMENTS
MSc & PhD Level
- Environmental politics, policy and legislation
- Political Ecology
- Research Methods
- Graduate Seminars
- Statistics and Computing
- Natural Resource Project Planning and Management
- Environmental Management
- Human Ecology
- Natural resources policies and laws
- Forest Management Planning
- Forestry for Rural Development
- Human resource Management
SELECTED RECENT PROJECTS
- Agricultural Investors as Development Actors (AIDA)? Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark,2016 – 2021
- Strategic Environment and Social Assessment (SESA) For REDD+ Strategy Options for Uganda – The World Bank, 2016
- Assessment of Uganda’s Forest Sector with a view to Strengthening Community Based Forestry: Extent of alignment of Uganda’s policy/legal framework with respect to Voluntary Guidelines for the Governance of Tenure- FAO, Uganda – 2016
- State of Research for Resilience: Uganda Country Case Study - The IGAD Drought Resilience Sustainable Initiative (IDDRSI), FAO (Djibouti) – 2016
- Effects of human activities on the biodiversity of Kibale National Park –the School of Forestry, Environmental and Geographical Sciences, Makerere University, 2016
- Protected areas and people in Uganda: Costs, benefits, livelihoods and narratives around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - the Norwegian Research Council, 2007-2012
- Deforestation of Central Forest Reserves in Kibale and Kyenjojo Districts of Uganda - WEMNET Uganda, 2015
- Ex-post assessment of thesupport for the rehabilitation, development and sustainable management of forest resources in northern Uganda –FAO, Uganda - 2014
- Trade-Offs and Synergies in Managing Wetlands Resources for Improved Food Security and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Lake Victoria Basin - theInter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA), 2012-2014.
- Technical Impact Assessment: Farm Income Enhancement and Forest Conservation Project- Tree Planting Sub-Component and Apiculture - the Ministry of Water and Environment, Uganda - 2014
- Evaluation of a NORAD projectsupporting transboundary collaboration to reduce habitat degradation and promote economic development in the Greater Virungatransboundary- the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), 2013.
- Appraisal of the NORAD Programme Promoting transboundary collaboration in the Central Albertine Rift in order to reduce unsustainable exploitation of natural resources and contribute to economic development - the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), 2013
- Analysis of the policy and legal status of the wildlife sector with respect to sharing of tourism revenues -Uganda Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities ,2013.
Tumusiime, D. M., and Vedeld, P. (2015). Can Area Protection Benefit Local Livelihoods? Costs and Benefits at a Strict Protected Area in Uganda.Journal of Sustainable Forestry.
Turyahabwe, N., Byakagaba, P. &Tumusiime, D.M. (2015). Decentralisation of Forest Management — Is it a Panacea to Challenges in Forest Governance in Uganda? In: ZLATIC, M. (ed.) Precious Forests - Precious Earth.
Tumusiime, D. M.and Sjaastad, E. (2014). Conservation and Development: Justice, Inequality, and Attitudes around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Journal of Development Studies, 50(2):204-225.
Turyahabwe, N., Tumusiime, D.M., Tumwebaze, S.B., and Byakagaba, P. (2013) Impact of Collaborative Forest Management on Forest Status and Local People’s Livelihoods in Uganda. Journal of Sustainable Development, 6(10):1-13.
Turyahabwe, N., Tumusiime, D.M., Kakuru, W., and Barasa, B. (2013).Wetland Use/cover Changes and Local Perceptions in Uganda.Sustainable Agriculture Research, 2(4):95-105
Tumusiime, D. M., Tweheyo M. and Muhairwe T. (2013).Elephant Damage and Tree Response in Restored parts of Kibale National Park, Uganda.International Journal of Biodiversity Conservation 5(6): 371-377.
Turyahabwe, N., Kakuru, W., Tweheyo M. and Tumusiime, D.M. (2013). Contribution of Wetland Resources to Household Food Security in Uganda.Agriculture & Food Security 2(5):2-12.
Tumusiime, D. M., and Vedeld, P. (2012).False Promise or False Premise?Using Tourism Revenue Sharing to Promote Conservation and Poverty Reduction in Uganda.Conservation and Society, 10, 15-28.
Tumusiime, D. M. (2012).Protected areas and people in Uganda: Costs, benefits, livelihoods and narratives around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.Norwegian University of Life Sciences.ISBN 978-82-575-1069-5.
Tweheyo, M., Tumusiime, D.M., Turyahabwe, N., Asiimwe, A. and Orikiriza, L.J.B. (2012) Wildlife Damage and Control Methods around Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda.International Journal of Pest Management 58(1):25-31.
Tumusiime, D. M., and Svarstad, H. (2011).A Local Counter-Narrative on the Conservation of Mountain Gorillas.Forum for Development Studies, 38, 239-265 .
Tumusiime, D. M., Vedeld, P. and Gombya-Ssembajjwe, W. (2011). Breaking the Law? Illegal Livelihoods from a Protected Area in Uganda.Forest Policy and Economics 13 (4): 273-283.
Tumusiime, D.M., Eilu, G., Tweheyo, M., and Babweteera, F. (2010).Wildlife Snaring in Budongo Forest Reserve, Uganda.Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 15(2):129-144.
Babweteera, F., Reynolds, V., Tumusiime, D.M., and Cox, D. (2006): The threat of hunting: Does the protectionist approach protect chimpanzee? International Journal of primatology 27 (S1).
MEMBERSHIP TO PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC BODIES
- Nature Uganda
- Uganda Biodiversity Network
- Society for Conservation Biology: A global community of conservation professionals
- Forestry Association of Makerere University
- Environmental Governance and Protected Areas (ENGOPA) research cluster
- Association of American Geographers (AAG)