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People, Nature and Research in Chwaka Bay, Zanzibar, Tanzania

People, Nature and Research in Chwaka Bay, Zanzibar, Tanzania

This publication is designed as a resource book that summarizes the wealth of information available from research conducted in the Bay. The publication is about the biology, ecology, physical and geological features as well as natural resources and management of Chwaka bay. It also deals with how people living in the surrounding villages interact with their environment on a daily basis to make their living. It highlights current challenges facing the Bay and its people, threats and research gaps. The contents of this volume are divided into the major themes of natural systems, including biology and ecology, interlinkages, human-related activities, and wider social issues relevant for management.

The publication has been broken down as below. Please click to download specific sections of the publication.

Table of contents




Synthesis: Towards an Integrative Research Approach on Coastal Ecosystems – The example of Chwaka Bay Thomas J. Lyimo, Maricela de la Torre-Castro, Yohanna W. Shaghude, Narriman S. Jiddawi, Mats Björk and Lars Lindström

1: Physical Characteristics, Socio-economic Setting and Coastal Livelihoods in Chwaka Bay. Narriman S. Jiddawi and Lars Lindström

2. Physical and Geological Processes in Chwaka Bay. Yohanna W. Shaghude, Shigalla Mahongo, Alfred N.N. Muzuka and Ntahondi Nyandwi

3. The Coastal Vegetation of Chwaka Bay. I. Sware Semesi

4. The Mangrove Ecosystem of Chwaka Bay. Charles Lugomela

5. Seagrass Meadows in Chwaka Bay: Socio-ecological and Management Aspects. Martin Gullström, Thomas J. Lyimo, Johan S. Eklöf, Mats Björk, I. Sware Semesi and Maricela de la Torre-Castro

6. Coral Reefs in Chwaka Bay and Adjacent Areas.  Christopher A. Muhando and Mohammed S. Mohammed

7. The Microalgae and Cyanobacteria of Chwaka Bay. Thomas J. Lyimo

8. Carbonate Production by Calcareous Algae in a Seagrass-Dominated System: The Example of Chwaka Bay. Juma Kangwe, I. Sware Semesi, Sven Beer, Matern Mtolera and Mats Björk

9. Nutrients and Pesticide Pollution in Chwaka Bay. Salim M. Mohammed, Nadja Stadlinger, Aviti Mmochi and Linda Kumblad

10. Biological Connectivity and Nursery Function of Shallow-Water Habitats in Chwaka Bay. Martin Gullström, Martijn Dorenbosch, Blandina R. Lugendo, Augustine W. Mwandya, Yunus D. Mgaya and Charlotte Berkström

11. Artisanal Fisheries and other Marine Resources in Chwaka Bay. Narriman S. Jiddawi

12. Seaweed Farming in Chwaka Bay: A Sustainable Alternative in Aquaculture? Johan S. Eklöf, Flower E. Msuya, Thomas J. Lyimo and Amelia S. Buriyo

13. Invertebrate Collection in Chwaka Village: Importance, Gender and Resilience Aspects. Elin Håkansson, Sara Fröcklin and Maricela de la Torre-Castro

14. Governing Sustainability: Chwaka Bay in Zanzibar’s National Integrated Coastal Management Strategies. Lars Lindström

15. Management Challenges in Chwaka Bay, Zanzibar, Tanzania: Historical Development and Future Prospects. Maricela de la Torre-Castro

Annotated Bibliography for Chwaka Bay. Sieglind Wallner and I. Sware Semesi



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