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Canisius Kayombo,
Curator at Forestry Training Institute's
Herbarium-Olmotonyi-Arusha, Tanzania



WORK EXPERIENCE Video

2008 - present Forest Assistant, Forest Training Institute, Northern Tanzania, Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism
  • Supervision of activities related to the nursery & arboreta
  • In charge of Herbarium at Forestry Training Institute
  • Preparation and teaching of botany and ecological practicals to forestry and beekeeping students
  • Botanical consultation to various institutions
  • Plant specimen collection and description of habitat and locality
  • Plant specimen drying, packing, mounting
  • Specimen identification and filing
Canisius and Dr. Cooper
2005 – 2006 Research Assistant, Tanzania Botanical Research and Conservation International and the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Plant species inventory in Kilwa, and Lindi [Lindi Region], Mpwapwa [Dodoma Region], Kilombero and Ifakara districts [Morogoro Region]
  • Data basing suspected East African threatened, vulnerable, and endangered plant species at the National Herbarium of Tanzania
  • Plant species identification at the East African Herbarium-Nairobi National Museum-Kenya
  • Survey on the trampling impact of trails and campsites at Mount Kilimanjaro-Tanzania in collaboration with the Kilimanjaro National Park [KINAPA] Ecological Department
1999 – 2005 Field Botanist/Technician, National Herbarium of Tanzania - TPRI
  • Plant species inventory working with Tanzania Botanical Research Programme
  • Part time Tour Guide Instructor, Arusha Municipality
  • Teacher at Akeri Vocation Training Centre and Olmotonyi Forestry College in Arusha (Habitat Descriptions, Collection and Identification of Plant Specimens, Basic Plant Taxonomy)
  • Botanical Survey for the Arusha Catchment Forest, at Duluti Lake Field Station
1988 - 1999 Other Botanical Experience
  • Collection and identification of chimpanzee’s food plants at Gombe National Park, Tanzania, sponsored by Missouri Botanical Garden-USA.
  • Natural plant species regeneration, Pungaluma Farm (Mbeya Rural District, South Western highlands of Tanzania)
  • Systematic collection of Clerodendrum spp. in Mbeya region, South Western highlands of Tanzania, with a Ph.D. student from Oxford University-UK.
  • Production of a basic report of names and uses of local natural plants species around Kidabaga and East Mufindi Forest Reserves near Broke Bond Tea Estates, in Iringa rural and Mufindi Districts, sponsored by DANIDA
  • Collection of plant specimens along the coastal belt of Tanzania for Frontier Tanzania
  • Collection of plant samples conducted by the National Cancer Institute of USA and the Traditional Medicine Research Unit (now Institute of Traditional Medicine) of Muhimbili Medical Center, Dar-Es-Salaam
  • Botanical Collector Assistant and Botany Field Trips Supervisor with Missouri Botanical Garden in Tanzania.

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