The Impact of Invasive Tree Species Cedrela odorota on Population of Critically Endangered Lizard Species Lygodactylus williamsi at Kimboza Forest Reserve, Tanzania

Project Summary

This project seeks to understand the spatial extent through which C. odorata has advanced into the forest, mechanisms of spread and its impacts on L. williamsi.

Hosting Unit
College of Forestry Wildlife and Tourism
Hosting Department
Department of Forest Resources Assessment and Management
Project Leader
Dr. Charles J. Kilawe
Funding Agency
Project Status
Completed Project
Project Completion Date
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Project Descriptions

The project is being implemented at Kimboza Forest Reserve in Morogoro Region, Tanzania (7°2′S 37°47′E). This 4.05 km2, lowland deciduous tropical forest is a transitional forest between coastal and Eastern Arc Mountain forests. It is the only remaining lowland forest that was once part of Uluguru Mountain Forest. It has 364 vascular plant species, 79 birds, 25 reptiles, 25 amphibians and 20 reptile species and is considered to be one of the most diverse lowland forests on Earth