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The Director - Makerere University Biological Field Station (MUBFS)


Name : Tumusiime David
Gender : Male
Position : Assoc. Professor
Highest Qualification : PhD
Speciality :  
Department :  Environmental Management
Telephone :  
Mobile : +256779411741/+256701068602
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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


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

BSc. Level

  • Human Ecology
  • Natural resources policies and laws
  • Forest Management Planning
  • Forestry for Rural Development
  • Human resource Management


  1. Agricultural Investors as Development Actors (AIDA)? Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark,2016 – 2021
  2. Strategic Environment and Social Assessment (SESA) For REDD+ Strategy Options for Uganda – The World Bank, 2016
  3. 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
  4. State of Research for Resilience: Uganda Country Case Study - The IGAD Drought Resilience Sustainable Initiative (IDDRSI), FAO (Djibouti) – 2016
  5. Effects of human activities on the biodiversity of Kibale National Park –the School of Forestry, Environmental and Geographical Sciences, Makerere University, 2016
  6. Protected areas and people in Uganda: Costs, benefits, livelihoods and narratives around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - the Norwegian Research Council, 2007-2012
  7. Deforestation of Central Forest Reserves in Kibale and Kyenjojo Districts of Uganda - WEMNET Uganda, 2015
  8. Ex-post assessment of thesupport for the rehabilitation, development and sustainable management of forest resources in northern Uganda –FAO, Uganda - 2014
  9. 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.
  10. Technical Impact Assessment: Farm Income Enhancement and Forest Conservation Project- Tree Planting Sub-Component and Apiculture - the Ministry of Water and Environment, Uganda - 2014
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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).



  • 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)


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