I am researcher at Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute. My research based on freshwater fishes of Africa, specifically Tanzania. Currently I am also a PhD student at University of Dar es Salaam working on the distribution of tilapia fish (Oreochromis) in Tanzania, and the effects of invasive species on their biodiversity and genetic resources. I am specialized in freshwater fish ecology, Conservation biology, Molecular ecology


Widespread colonization of Tanzanian catchments by

My research based on freshwater fishes of Africa, specifically Tanzania.Working on the distribution of tilapia fish (Oreochromis) in Tanzania, and the effects of invasive species on their biodiversity and genetic resources.

Appointments
YearPositionInstitution Name
2015RESEARCH ASSISTANTTAFIRI Kyela
2010Fisheries OfficerRungwe District Council
Qualifications
YearCourseInstitutionCountryTitle
2013Aquatic SciencesUniversity of Dar es salaamTanzaniaSelect title
2013Fresh water fish ecologyBangor UniversityUnited KingdomSelect title
2009Fisheries and Aquatic SciencesUniversity of Dar es salaamTanzaniaBachelor Degree

Journals
YearCitation
2018Shechonge, A., Ngatunga, B.P., Bradbeer, S.J., Day, J.J., Freer, J.J., Ford, A.G.P., Kihedu, J., Richmond, T., Mzighani, S., Smith, A.M., Sweke, E.A., Tamatamah, R., Tyers, A., Turner, G.F. & Genner, M.J. (2018) Widespread colonization of Tanzanian catchments by introduced Oreochromis tilapia fishes: the legacy from decades of deliberate introduction. Hydrobiologia. (https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-018-3597-9).
2018Bradbeer, S.J., Harrington, J., Watson, H., Warraich, A., Shechonge, A., Smith, A., Tamatamah, R., Ngatunga, B.P., Turner, G.F. & Genner, M.J. (2018) Hybridization between introduced and critically endangered indigenous tilapia fishes in northern Tanzania. Hydrobiologia (https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-018-3572-5).
2013Genner, M.J., Connell, E., Shechonge, A., Smith, A., Swanstrom, J., Mzighani, S., Mwijage, A., Ngatunga, B.P. and Turner, G.F. (2013) Nile tilapia invades the Lake Malawi catchment. African Journal of Aquatic Sciences. 38, supp. 1, 85-90.

Position:Research Assistant
Phone:+255713722834/+255620722834
Email: asilatushechonge@tafiri.go.tz
Address:P.O Box 9750,Dar es salaam,TANZANIA
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