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.
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