Marine Biology


YearPositionInstitution Name
2016Director GeneralTanzania Fisheries Research Institute
2014Head, Dept. of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries TechUniversity of Dar es Salaam
2006Senior LecturerUniversity of Dar es Salaam
2003Head, Department of Aquatic Sciences and FisheriesUniversity of Dar es Salaam
2002LecturerUniversity of Dar es Salaam
1998Fisheries OfficerMinistry of Natural Resources & Tourism
1992Assistant LecturerUniversity of Dar es Salaam
1990Training OfficerKunduchi Fisheries Institute (DSM)
1983Asst. Fisheries OfficerMinistry of Natural Resources & Tourism
1981Asst. Fisheries Officer IIMinistry of Natural Resources & Tourism
2002AWARDLake Victoria Environment Management Project (LVEMP) Scholarship (PhD Training, Univ. of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada).
2000AWARDAfrican Dissertation Internship Award RF 97034 # 796, The Rockerfeller Foundation, New York (Support to Ph.D. Field Research in Lake Victoria, Tanzania).
1990AWARDCommonwealth Scholarship (M.Sc. Training, Univ. of Stirling, Scotland-UK).
1983AWARDBest student in Fisheries Diploma course 1981-1983.
1981AWARDDirector of Fisheries Award - Best student in Fisheries Certificate course 1979-1981
2002Ph.D. (Limnology)University of WaterlooCanadaPhD
1990M.Sc. (Aquaculture & Fish. Mgnt.)University of StirlingScotlandMasters Degree
1988B.Sc. (ed) (Upper Second class)University of Dar es Salaam,TanzaniaBachelor Degree
1983Diploma (1st, Fisheries Science)Kunduchi Fisheries Institute., DAR ES SALAAM, TanzaniaDiploma
1981Certificate (1st, Fisheries Science)Nyegezi Fisheries Institute,MwanzaTanzaniaCertificate

2016Benjamin M. Kraemer , Sudeep Chandra, Anthony I. Dell, Margaret Dix, Esko Kuusisto, David M. Livingstone, S. Geoffrey Schladow, Eugene Silow, Lewis M. Sitoki, Rashid Tamatamah and Peter B. McIntyre. 2016. Global patterns in lake ecosystem responses to warming based on the temperature dependence of metabolism. Global Change Biology.
2015Moses Mbiru , Samwel Limbu, Sebastian Chenyambuga , Hieromin Lamtane, Rashid Tamatamah, Nazael Madalla and Augustine W. Mwandya. 2015. Comparative performance of mixed-sex and hormonal-sex-reversed Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus and hybrids (Oreochromis niloticus × Oreochromis urolepis hornorum) cultured in concrete tanks. Aquaculture International 24 (2)
2015Kamukuru, AT and Tamatamah RA. 2015. The Distribution, Biological Characteristics and Vulnerability of the giant sea catfish, Arius thalassinus (Rüppell, 1837), to Fishing at Mafia Island, Tanzania. Western Indian Ocean J. Mar. Sci. 13 (2): 163 – 175
2015Hassan A. Mateka, Rashid Tamatamah and Magreth Kyewalyanga. 2015. Study on the water quality parameters in semi-intensive coastal shrimp culture system in Mafia Island, Tanzania. Journal of Environment and Earth Science, Vol. 5 (1): 142-150. ISSN 2224-3216 (Paper) ISSN 2225-0948 (Online)
2015Benjamin M. Kraemer, Simon Hook, Timo Huttula, Pekka Kotilainen, Catherine M. O’Reilly, Anu Peltonen, Pierre-Denis Plisnier, Jouko Sarvala, Rashid Tamatamah, Yvonne Vadeboncoeur, Bernhard Wehrli, Peter B. McIntyre. 2015. Century-Long Warming Trends in the Upper Water Column of Lake Tanganyika. PLoS ONE 10(7): e0132490.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0132490
2015Benjamin M. Kraemer, Orlane Anneville, Sudeep Chandra, Margaret Dix, Esko Kuusisto, David M. Livingstone, Alon Rimmer, S. Geoffrey Schladow, Eugene Silow, Lewis M. Sitoki, Rashid Tamatamah, Yvonne Vadeboncoeur, and Peter B. McIntyre. 2015. Morphometry and average temperature affect lake stratification responses to climate change. Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, doi:10.1002/2015GL064097.
2014McClain, M.E., Subalusky, A.L., Anderson, E.P., Dessu, S.B., Melesse, A.M., Ndomba, P.M., Mtamba, J.O.D., Tamatamah, R.A., and Mligo, C., 2014. Comparing flow regime, channel hydraulics and biological communities to infer flow–ecology relationships in the Mara River of Kenya and Tanzania. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 59 (3-4), 1–19.
2013Johnson, M.G. and Tamatamah R.A. 2013. Length Frequency Distribution, Mortality Rate and Reproductive Biology of Kawakawa (Euthynnus affinis-Cantor, 1849) in the Coastal Waters of Tanzania. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 16 (21): 1270-1278
2011Ishengoma, E.B., Jiddawi, N.S., Tamatamah, R.A. and Mmochi, A.J., 2011. Wild Black-lip Pearl Oyster (Pinctada margaritifera) Spat Collection in Tanzania. Western Indian Ocean J. Mar. Sci., 10 (1): 49-57
2006Tamatamah, R.A., Hecky, R.E, and Duthie, H.C., 2006. Phosphorus and suspended sediment loading from two rivers flowing into Lake Victoria in Tanzania. Verh. Verein. Theor. Angew. Limnol. 29 (3): 1697-1701
2005Tamatamah, R.A., 2005. Phosphorus sorption in relation to soil grain size and geochemical composition in the Simiyu and Kagera basins, Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Science 31 (2): 31-40
2005Tamatamah, R.A., Hecky, R.E, and Duthie, H.C., 2005. The atmospheric deposition of phosphorus in Lake Victoria (East Africa). Biogeochemistry 73: 325-433
2004Tamatamah, R.A., 2004. Phosphorus sorption characteristics of sediment in the Simiyu and Kagera River basins: Implications for Phosphorus loading into Lake Victoria. African Journal of Aquatic Sciences 29(2): 243-248
2012Tamatamah, R.A. 2012. Current status of the native catadromous eel species Anguilla bengalensis Labiata and Anguilla mossambica in Tanzania. In Gough, P., P. Philipsen, P.P. Schollema & H. Wanningen (Eds). From the sea to source: International guidance for the restoration of fish migration highways. Regional Water Authority Hunze en Aa’s, Veendam, The Netherlands. 300p.

12017Kapinga, I.[ONGOING SUPERVISION] Potential of wild sunflower ‘Aspilia africana’ in controlling prolific breeding in farmed Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus Linnaeus). Ph.D. Research. Status: Data collection phase.
22017Shechonge, A.H.[ONGOING SUPERVISION] Biogeography, diversity and conservation of tilapia genetic resources in Tanzania. Ph.D. Research. Status: Defended Research proposal and ready to start data collection.
32014Mateka, H.Influence of feeding regimes on nutrient dynamics and benthic macroinvertebrates in the shrimp farm and its outflow creek in Mafia, Tanzania. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Dar es Salaam. 177 p
12017Mussa, A. [ONGOING SUPERVISION] Spartial and temprol availabirity of Pearl Oyster spat and population structure of black lip oyster (Pinctada Margaritifera, Linnaeus, 1758) in coastal waters of Tanzania Mainland. M.Sc. Research. Status: Defended Research proposal and ready to start data collection.
22016Assam, J.M.A comparison of the growth performance of sterile Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) fed pawpaw (Carica papaya) seeds and hormonally sex reversed using 17 α -methyl testosterone (mt). M.Sc. Dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam. 85 p
32015Mapombe, M. Moses.A comparative study on growth performance of all male tilapia produced from crossing Oreochromis niloticus and Oreochromis hornorum and hormonal sex reversal cultured in concrete tanks. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Dar es Salaam. 85 p
42009Ngowo, R. G.The role of small-scale community based marine no take areas in conservation of Anadara antiquata Linneus 1758 (Pelecypoda: Arcidae) in Fumba Peninsular, Unguja Island. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Dar es Salaam. 93 p
52009Ishengoma, E.Feasibility of blacklip oysters (Pinctada margaritifera, linnaeus, 1758) half-pearl cuture in Tanzania. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Dar es Salaam. 67 p
62009Grayson, J.M.Seasonal variability in fisheries of large pelagics in relation to oceanographic and atmospheric parameters in Kinondoni District, Tanzania. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Dar es Salaam. 97 p
72008Kilungu, H.Assessment of Water requirements to sustain ecological functions: the case of Masaai Mara River, Kenya. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Dar es Salaam. 85 p

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