Niwaeli Kimambo, M.Sc. PhD Student, Department of Geography University of Wisconsin – Madison
I look at tree cover trajectories for land that is under a protected status, compared to land that is under individual landholding in Southern Tanzania. Tree cover is important for improving habitat connectivity for arboreal primates. I show how natural tree re-growth is suppressed while smallholder land is rapidly transforming to woodlots. I investigate the ecological factors suppressing regeneration and the social factors leading to tree planting, and recommend incorporation of smallholders’ land use in connectivity planning.
December 7th, 12:00pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI