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Mr. Oforo Didas Kimaro | Landscape ecology | Best Research Article Award

PhD researcher, Institute of Soil Science and Site Ecology, Germany

🌟 Mr. Oforo Didas Kimaro, a dedicated PhD researcher at the Institute of Soil Science and Site Ecology in Germany, has been honored with the prestigious Best Research Article Award in the field of landscape ecology. 🏆 His groundbreaking work exemplifies excellence in understanding the intricate relationships between land, organisms, and their environments. 🌿 Through meticulous research and innovative methodologies, Kimaro’s contributions have significantly advanced our knowledge of landscape dynamics and sustainability. 🌍 This recognition underscores his commitment to excellence and further inspires the scientific community to delve deeper into the complexities of ecological systems. Congratulations to Mr. Oforo Didas Kimaro on this remarkable achievement! 🎉



Summary of Expertise

Oforo Didas Kimaro is a PhD researcher at the Institute of Soil Science and Site Ecology, Faculty of Environmental Sciences TU Dresden (Germany). He holds a master’s degree in Land Use Planning and Management, Magna Cum Laude (2015), and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Natural Science with a focus on Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation (to be defended in 2025). His expertise lies in Landscape Ecology, Biodiversity Conservation, Agroforestry Ecosystem Services, Sustainable Land Use Planning and Management, among others. He has extensive experience in teaching, researching, training, consultancy, and community outreach in East Africa.

Selection of Current Projects with Developmental Relevance

LiveLabLink: Linking conservation to rural community livelihood in the Western Usambara Mountains, Tanzania.

Combining Earth Observation, Socio-economic Surveys, and Spatial Modeling: Evaluating ecosystem services bundles in Mountainous landscapes, Northern Tanzania.

Bega Kwa Bega: Building Climate-smart, Biodiverse, Resilient, and Inclusive Agroforestry Systems in Tanzania’s Mountain Environments.

Sharing Environmental Information for Rural Development (SHEIRUDE).

Agricultural Innovation for Smallholder Farmers through Locally Adapted Conservation Agriculture (CA).


Article 1:

  • Title: Soil organic carbon stocks and fertility in smallholder indigenous agroforestry systems of the North-Eastern mountains, Tanzania
  • Authors: Kimaro, O.D.; Desie, E.; Verbist, B.; Vancampenhout, K.; Feger, K.-H.
  • Journal: Geoderma Regional
  • Year: 2024
  • Volume: 36
  • Article Number: e00759

Article 2:

  • Title: Handheld NDVI sensor-based rice productivity assessment under combinations of fertilizer soil amendment and irrigation water management in lower Moshi irrigation scheme, North Tanzania
  • Authors: Kimaro, O.D.; Gebre, S.L.; Hieronimo, P.; Feger, K.-H.; Kimaro, D.N.
  • Journal: Environmental Earth Sciences
  • Year: 2023
  • Volume: 82
  • Issue: 3
  • Page: 78




Oforo Didas Kimaro | Landscape ecology | Best Research Article Award

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