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Dr. Paradzayi Tagwireyi


PhD. Ecosystem Science – riparian ecology, School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University, Columbus OH. USA, (2009 - 2014) MSc in Environmental Policy and Planning, Department of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe, (2004 - 2006), BSc. Hons Geography Education, Bindura University of Science Education, Bindura, Zimbabwe: (2000 – 2003)

Academic Appointments:

Senior Lecturer

Research Interests:

Application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Remote Sensing (RS) and Stable Isotope Analysis in Spatial Ecology
Web GIS, Health Research
Report Writing

Faculty: Science
Department: Geography Geospatial Sciences and Earth Observation
Research Category: Geography and Environmental Science

Phone: +2637242303211

1. Muderere, T., Murwira, A. and Tagwireyi, P., 2018. An Analysis of Trends in Urban Landscape Ecology Research in Spatial Ecological Literature between 1986 and 2016. Current Landscape Ecology Reports, 3(3), pp.43-56.
2. Mpakairi, K.S., Tagwireyi, P., Ndaimani, H. and Madiri, H.T., 2018. Distribution of wildland fires and possible hotspots for the Zimbabwean component of Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area. South African Geographical Journal, pp.1-11.
3. Muderere, T., Murwira, A., Tagwireyi, P. and Chiweshe, N., 2018. Landscape structure
4. Herbert T Mareya, Paradzayi Tagwireyi, Henry Ndaimani, David Gwenzi, Tawanda Gara (2018) Estimating Tree Crown Area and Aboveground Biomass in Miombo Woodlands From High-Resolution RGB-Only Imagery IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing PP(99):1-8, DOI10.1109/JSTARS.2018.2799386
5. Rudo Sithole, Bernhard Löhr & Paradzayi Tagwireyi (2017) The influence of temperature on life history traits of Diadegma mollipla (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae), an African parasitoid of the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae). BioControl.
6. Kudzai Shaun Mpakairi, Henry Ndaimani, Paradzayi Tagwireyi, Tawanda Winmore Gara, Mark Zvidzai, & Daphine Madhlamoto (2017) Missing in action: Species competition is a neglected predictor variable in species distribution modelling. PloS ONE
7. Tagwireyi, P., Sullivan, S. M. P., & Kaiguang Zhao (2017) Associations between riverine landscape patches and internal and external environmental determinants are scale dependent: evidence from the Scioto River. Fundamental and Applied Limnology / Archiv für Hydrobiologie
8. Tagwireyi, P., & Sullivan, S. M. P. (2016). Riverine Landscape Patches Influence Trophic Dynamics of Riparian Ants. River Research and Applications.
9. Henry Ndaimani, Paradzayi Tagwireyi, Lovelater Sebele, Hillary Madzikanda 2016. An Ecological Paradox: The African Wild Dog (Lycaon Pictus) Is Not Attracted to Water Points When Water Is Scarce in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. PLoS ONE DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146263
10. Tagwireyi, P. and S.M.P. Sullivan. 2015. Distribution and trophic dynamics of riparian tetragnathid spiders in a large river system. Marine and Freshwater Research.doi: 10.1071/MF14335. (2.25)
11. Tagwireyi, P., & Sullivan, S. M. P. (2015). Riverine Landscape Patch Heterogeneity Drives Riparian Ant Assemblages in the Scioto River Basin, USA. PLoS ONE, 10(4).

Patented Work:

Grants & Funding (current and Past projects):

1. End-Term Evaluation, Life Course Immunization Project – Knowledge Attitudes Practices Beliefs (LCIP-KAPB) Immunization for Gokwe North and South Districts, Zimbabwe (2018)-World Vision Zimbabwe
2. United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification 7th Reporting for Zimbabwe (2018)-UNDP, EMA
3. Design and Implementation and Maintenance of an Online Database Management System for Land Management Projects in Zimbabwe-The Government of Zimbabwe and Environmental Management Agency
4. Endline Evaluation of the Life Course Immunization Project – Knowledge Attitudes Practices Beliefs (LCIP-KAPB) Immunization coverage baseline for Gokwe North and South Districts, Zimbabwe (2018)-World Vision Zimbabwe
5. Endline evaluation of the 2017 Mass Drug Administration Project (MDAP) for Zimbabwe -End Fund, USA
6. The baseline for 6 Projects Funded under Nyanga Landscape and Co-ordinated by Chitsanza Development Association(CHIDA) (2017)-UNDP/GEF
7. Pilot Global Fuel Economy Program (2017)-Zimb

Awards & Achievements:

1. AfriGEOSS Symposium grant to attend the 2nd AfriGEOSS Symposium in Sunyani, Ghana, June 2017
2. Fulbright Grant for PhD studies awarded by the International Institute of Education, USA (2009-2014)
3. Professional Development Fellow awarded by Capacity Development and Linkages for Environmental Assessment in Africa-(CLEAA) (2009)
4. University book prize awarded by the Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe 2003

Consultancy and advisory work (current and past):

1. External Examiner: Venda University South Africa, University of Cape Town, South Africa
2. National Communications and Biannual Updated Reports Reviewer (Zimbabwe): UNFCCC (December 2016 - )
3. Country Coordinator: Group on Earth Observations

Supervision information (MPhil, DPhil, etc.):

MPhil-Currently supervising one student
MSc.-Supervised 6 students
Undergraduate: Supervised 14 students

Professional membership, Committees, Boards:

1. Reviewer: PLOS ONE, Ecology and Evolution, Endangered Species Research, Current Ecological Reports, Urban Ecology, Environmental Entomology
2. Member: American Association of Freshwater Science (Freshwater Science)
3. Member: International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA)

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