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Dr. C. Chomba Profile

Dr. Chansa Chomba

 (Changed name by Deep Poll through the High Court of Zambia from Wilbroad Chansa Kolala to Chansa Chomba)

 Role: Senior Lecturer, School of Agriculture and Natural Resources

 Qualifications:BSc.,Hons. (Zool., Wildl. Ecol. - Dar); MSc., (Nat. Res. Ecol. - UZ); PhD (Biodiversity – Dar), Cert. Environmental Management, TIC Tokyo Japan,) Cert. Tourism, Ithala, Kwazulu Natal, RSA., Reproduction of Endangered Species, San Diego, Calif. USA., Zoonosis, Hokkaido, Japan. Park Interpretation US National Parks Service, USA.; Dip. Wildl. Mgt. Mweka, TZ. 

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 Specialization/Research: Animal and Plant life

  • Biodiversity surveys (including, vegetation, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects)
  • Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Natural Resources Policy formulation
  • General Management Plans
  • Zoo management
  • Aerial and ground surveys
  • Natural Resources Ecology
  • Natural history of mammals, avians, reptiles, and amphibians.

 Teaching:

  • Conservation Biology (DES242)
  • Wildlife Management Techniques (including Zoology and Botany)-DES362
  • Range Ecology (DES431/DES461)
  • Fire Ecology
  • Biodiversity (BIO211)
  • Natural Resources Ecology (ALW211/ALW241)

    Selected Publications:

    1)        Chabwela, H.  Chomba, C.Kaweche, G. and Acme Mwenya, A.N. (2017). Habitat selection by large mammals in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. Open Journal of Ecology, 7.

    2)        Chomba, C. and Sianjobo, C. (2016). Abundance and species composition of indigenous and exotic fruit trees in feeding sites of fruit bats: A study case of Kasanka National Park and Kafinda Game Management Area, central Zambia.Global Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Health Sciences. Vol. 5 (2), 15 – 24. www.gifre.org

    3)        Chomba, C. and Banda, C. (2016). Is elephant damage to woody vegetation selective of species and plant parts? A case study of South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. Global Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Health Sciences. Vol.  5 (2), 157 - 175 www.gifre.org

    4)        Chomba, C. and Ntaimo, S. (2016). Are there public health risks associated with physical handling of currency? A case study of Chirundu border post at the Zambia-Zimbabwe international boundary. Global Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Health Sciences. Vol. 5 (3): 14 - 29www.gifre.org

    5)        Chomba, C. and Chabwela, H.(2016). Does mortality impact negatively on the hippopotamus population size and density in Luangwa River, Zambia? A historic perspective. Global Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Health Sciences, Vol. 5 (4): 7 – 15.www.gifre.org

    6)        Nyirenda, R., V., Kaoma, C., Nyirongo, S., Lwali, A., C., and Chomba, C. (2016). Social exchange and structuralist constructivism approaches for enhanced ecotourism and food security in wildlife-agrarian mosaic landscapes: insights from eastern Zambia. Journal Inderscience.

    7)        Chomba, C. (2016). Does kidney fat index determine body condition of the common hippopotamus (Hipopotamusamphibius) in Luangwa River Zambia. Global Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Health Sciences, Vol. 5 (4): 16 - 23.www.gifre.org

    8)        Chomba, C. (2016).Population structure of thecommon hippopotamus (Hipopotamusamphibius) in Luangwa River Zambia. Global Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Health Sciences.Vol. 5 (4): 29 – 39.www.gifre.org

    9)        Nyirenda, V.R., Lindsey, P, A., Phiri, E., Stevenson, I., Chomba, C.,Namukonde, N., Myburgh W.J., and Reilley, K. (2015). Trends in illegal killing of African elephants (Loxodontaafricana) in the Luangwa and Zambezi ecosystems of Zambia. Journal of Environment and Natural Resources Research, Vol.5, No. 2.

    10)     Nyirenda, V.R. and Chomba, C. (2015). Role of relational social capital in transforming conservation inequalities and conflicts to sustainable solutions in developing countries. International Journal of Sustainable Development.Vol. 18. No. 3 pp 229-246.

    1)        Chomba, C., and Nyirenda, V. (2015). Status of Trophy Hunting in Zambia for the Period 2003 – 2012: Is Hunting Justified in Zambia? Global Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Health Sciences. Vol. 4 (3) 137 – 153, www.gifre.org.

    2)        Chomba, C., Nyirenda, V., Shanungu, G., Simukonda, S., Nyirenda, A.M. and Kaumba, C. (2015). An updated population status of the endemic Kafue lechwe (Kobus lechekafuensis) on the Kafue Flats, Zambia for the period 1931 – 2015. Global Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Health Sciences. Vol. 4 (3), 154 – 164. www.gifre.org

    3)        Chomba, C., Senzota, R., Chabwela, H., and Nyirenda, V. (2014). Lion trophy quality in Zambia for the period 1967 – 2000: will the trends in trophy size drop as lion populations decline? Open Journal of Ecology Vol. pp 182 – 195. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236

    4)        Nyirenda, V.R. and Chomba, C., (2014). Role of relational social capital in transforming conservation inequalities and conflicts to sustainable solutions in developing countries. International Journal ofSustainable Development.

    5)        Nyirenda, V.R., Lindsey, P.A. Chomba, C., Phiri, E. Myburgh, W.J. and Reilley, B.K. (2014). Trends in illegal killing of African elephant (Loxodontaafricana) in the Luangwa and Zambezi ecosystems, Zambia. Conservation Biology.

    6)        Chomba, C. Chimbola, O. and Nyirenda, V. (2014). Game ranching: An emerging land use option for the country’s urban and rural areas. Open Journal of Ecology, 4: 571 – 581.

    7)        Chomba, C. and Mutale, S. (2014). Factors Characterizing High Prevalence Rates of Urinary Schistosomiasis in Mufumbwe District, North Western Province of Zambia.Global Journal of Biology, Agriculture & Health Sciences, Vol. 3 (2), 86 - 95.

    8)        Chomba, C. (2014). Do epiphytes in drier climates select placements on host tree substrates between rough and smooth bole textures and crown and stem? What are the implications for water catchment forest management? Open Journal of Ecology, 4, pp 641- 652. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oje.2014.41054.

    9)        Chomba, C. and Wataru, T. (2014). Does illegal harvesting of woody plants influence physiognomic status and woody vegetation dynamics in Lochinvar National Park ?Global Journal of Biology, Agriculture & Health Sciences, Vol. 3 No. 3, pp 265 – 284.

    10)     Chomba, C. and Wataru, T. (2014). Efficacy of population estimates of large mammals obtained through ground counts in Lochinvar National Park, Kafue Flats, Zambia. Global Journal of Biology, Agriculture & Health Sciences (GJBAHS) Vol. 3 (3): pp 122 – 131. July – September 2014, ISSN: 2319 – 5584.

    Chomba, C. and Wataru, T. (2014).Trophy size measurements, is it a useful index for determining population status of the endemic Kafue lechwe (Kobus lechekafuensis) on the Kafue Flats, Zambia? Global 

    1)        Journal of Biology, Agriculture & Health Sciences Vol. 3 (3): pp 132 – 138. July – September 2014, ISSN: 2319 – 5584. 

    2)        Chomba, C. and Wataru, T. (2014). The history of Lochinvar National Park and its tourist attractions. Global Journal of Biology, Agriculture & Health Sciences (GJBAHS), pp 3, No. 3. pp 222 – 236.

    3)        Chomba, C. and Wataru, T. (2014). Do visitor’s views matter in determining popularity of a National Park? A case study of Lochinvar National Park, Zambia. Global Journal of Biology, Agriculture & Health Sciences(GJBAHS) Vol. 3 (4): pp 147 - 159.www.gifre.org

    4)        Chomba, C. and Sianjobo, C. (2014). Tourism and tourist attractions in Zambia: Have we fully harnessed the potential in the last fifty years of independence, 1964-2014?Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa.Vol. 16, No. 8,  ISSN1520-5509.

    5)        Chomba, C.,Squarre, D. and Kamboyi, H. (2013). Notes on black rhino mortalities in North Luangwa National Park, Zambia. Pachyderm, No. 52 January – June 2013.

    6)        Chomba, C.Senzota, R., Chabwela, H., and Nyirenda, V. (2013). Does shore length determine population size and density distribution of hippo in Zambia? Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment Vol. 4 (6): pp 150 - 153.

    7)        Chomba, C. and Nyirenda V. (2013). Patterns of human - wildlife conflicts in Zambia, causes, consequences and management responses. Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment Vol. 4 (12): pp 303-313.

    8)        Nyirenda, V., Nahonyo, C.L., Mushimbalume, M. and Chomba, C. (2013). Efficacy of chilliCapscicum oleoresin guns usage by local hunters as African elephant repellent from crop raiding in the Luangwa Valley, Zambia. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation. Vol. 5 (7): pp 418-425, July 2013. 

    9)        Chomba, C. and M’Simuko, E. (2013). Nesting patterns of raptors; white backed vulture (Gyps africanus) and African fish eagle (Haliaeetusvocifer) in Lochinvar National Park on the Kafue Flats, Zambia. Open Journal of Ecology,3, (5): 325-330, doi: 10.4236/oje.2013.35037.

    10)     Chomba, C. Simpamba, T. and Nyirenda, V. (2013).  Has the Luangwa (Zambia) hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) population stabilized after reaching its asymptote? What are the management implications?  Open Journal of Ecology Vol. 3 (6): 395 – 406.

    11)     Chomba, C.M’Simuko, E. and Nyirenda, V. 2013 Patterns of nest placement of lappet faced vulture (Torgostracheliotos) in Lochinvar National Park, Kafue Flats, Zambia. Open Journal of Ecology Vol. 3, (6).

    Chomba, C. and Nsofu, B. (2013). Patterns of litter occurrence along the Lusaka-Mongu road in the Kafue National Park: A management challenge in the maintenance of environmental ethics in protected areas of Zambia. Journal of Interdisciplinary Review of Economics and

    1)        Management (IREM). Vol. 3 ( 2): pp 9 -24. http://orientaljournals .com/publications.php

    2)        Chomba, C.Senzota, R. Chabwela, H.N. and Nyirenda, V. (2013). Patterns in the performance of the crocodile farming industry in Zambia: A bio-safety and back up strategy for the long-term survival of the crocodile population in the wild. Journal of Interdisciplinary Review of Economics and Management (IREM). Vol. 3 (2): pp 25 – 38. http://orientaljournals .com/publications.php? pubid = 1&arcid=15

    3)        Chomba, C. and Nyirenda, V. (2013). Factors influencing characterization, nature and spatial distribution of Private Wildlife Estates in Zambia: A land use option for marginal areas and conservation of biodiversity. Journal of Interdisciplinary Review of Economics and Management. Vol.3, (2). 2013 http://orientaljournals.com/publications.php?pubid = 1&arcid=15

    4)        Chomba, C., Nyirenda, V and Silengo, M. (2013). Selective pattern of woody plant species utilization by local communities in Mumbwa Game Management area: A management prerequisite for effective management of woodland resources and benefit sharing. Open Journal of Ecology, Vol. 3, (8): 532-550, doi.org/10.4236/oje.2013.38062.

    5)        Nyirenda, V.R. Chomba, C. and Siamudaala, V.M. (2013). Rural community responses to changing variable climate. Journal ofSustainable Development in Africa Vol. 15, No. 7, pp 194 - 212.

    6)        Chomba, C., Senzota, R., Chabwela, H. and Nyirenda, V. (2013). Historical changes in the ecology and management of the Lake Mweru waNtipa wetland ecosystem over the last 150 years: A drying lake? Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa. Vol. 15, No.5.

    7)        Chomba, C., M’simuko, E and Nyirenda V. (2013). Distribution pattern of large trees as potential nest placement sites for woodland nesting raptors: A prerequisite to avoid disturbance of raptor breeding sites, Lochinvar National Park, Kafue Flats, Zambia. Oriental Journal of Social Sciences Vol. 2 No.1 2013, pp 43-49.http://Orientaljournals.com/archive_paper.php?pubid= 4&arcid=18

    8)        Chomba, C.,Simpamba, T. Kampamba, G. and Nyirenda V. (2013).Does the Luangwa hippo population size and density distribution vary between upper and lower study blocks? What are the management implications? Open Journal of Ecology. Vol. 4 No. 5 pp 262-280. http://www.scirp.org/journal/OJE/.

    9)        Chomba, C. and Matandiko, W. (2012). The status of black and white rhinos in Zambia. Pachyderm No. 50, July - December 2011, pp 50-55.

    10)     Chomba, C.,Chuma, S, V. Chisangano, F and Nyirenda, V. (2012). The status of elephant populations in Zambia. Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment Vol. 4 (7): pp 186 - 193.

    11)     Chomba, C., Mwenya, A. N. and Nyirenda, V. (2012). Wildlife legislative and institutional reforms in Zambia for the period 1912-2011. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa.Vol. 13, (6).

    1)        Nyirenda, V., Chomba C. (2012).Field foot patrol effectiveness in Kafue National Park, Zambia. Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment Vol. 4 (6): 163-172.

    2)        Syakalima, M., Brown, K., Tarlinton, R., Yon, L., Munyeme, M., Chomba, C., Chang, C. K., Yasuda, J. (2012). Use of DNA as a tool for forensic species identification of common wildlife species in Zambia. Journal of Molecular Biology.

    3)        Nyirenda, V., Chomba C. (2012).Field foot patrol effectiveness in Kafue National Park, Zambia. Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment, Vol. 4 (6): 163-172.

    4)        Chomba, C. (2012). Factors regulating the Luangwa (Zambia) hippopotamus population within carrying capacity band. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation Vol. 5(3): pp 109-121.

    5)        Chansa, W.Senzota, R., Chabwela, H., and Nyirenda, V. (2011). The influence of grass biomass production on hippopotamus population density distribution along the Luangwa River, Zambia. Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment Vol (5): pp, 186-194.

    6)        Chomba, C.Senzota, R., Chabwela, H., and Nyirenda, V. (2011). The influence of host tree morphology and stem size on epiphyte distribution in Lusenga Plains National Park, Zambia. Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment. Vol. 3(12), pp 370-380.

    7)        Chomba, C.Senzota, R., Chabwela, H., Mwitwa, J., and Nyirenda, V. (2011). Dry season herbivore utilization of open grasslands in Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia. Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment Vol. 3(12): pp 33- 41.

    8)        Mkanda, F.X., and Chansa, W. (2011). Changes in temporal and spatial pattern of road kills along Lusaka-Mongu (M9) highway, Kafue National Park, Zambia. South African Journal of Wildlife Research, 41(1):68-78.

    9)        Simulundu, E.,  Ishii, A., Igarashi, M.,  Mweene, A., Suzuki, Y., Hangombe, B., Namangala, B., Moonga, L., Manzoor, R., Ito, K., Nakamura, I., Sawa, H., Sugimoto, C., Kida, H., Simukonda, C., Chansa, W.,Chulu, J., and Takada, A. (2011). Characterization of influenza A viruses isolated from wild waterfowl in Zambia. Journal of General Virology 92.

    10)     Nyirenda, V., Chansa, W. (2011).Spatio-temporal patterns of wildlife crimes in Kafue National Park, Zambia. UNZA Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 50, pp 21-28.

    11)     Nyirenda, V.R., and Chansa, W. (2011). Social capital and community responses to natural resource management in the Luangwa Valley, Zambia. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa. 12 (8): 158-180.

    12)     Nyirenda, V., Chansa, W.,Myburgh. W. J., and Reilly B.K., (2011). Wildlife crop depredation in the Luangwa Valley, eastern Zambia. Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment Vol. 5 (15): pp. 481- 491.

    Nyirenda, V.R. Chansa, W. and Ziba, V. (2011). A review of barriers to

    1)        wealth creation and benefit sharing from forest based green economy in Zambia. Nature and Faune, Vol. 26, Issue 1: pp 77 - 81.

    2)        Nyirenda, V., and Chansa, W. (2011). The role of social capital in strengthening community based natural resources management in Zambia. Nature and FauneVol. 25: Issue 2.

    3)        Chomba, C.,Senzota, R., Chabwela, H., and Nyirenda, V. (2011). The Population status of hippo along the 165km stretch of the Luangwa River, Zambia. Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment. Vol. 4 (9): pp 247 - 257. 

    4)        Chansa, W. and Milanzi, J. (2010). Population status of the hippopotamus in Zambia. African Journal of Ecology. 49: 130-132.

    5)        Chansa, W. and Milanzi, J., Sichone, P. (2010). Influence of river geomorphologic features on hippopotamus density distribution along the Luangwa River, Zambia. African Journal of Ecology. 49: 221-226.

    6)        Anna, H., Phillips-Conroy, J.E., Fischer, K. Weil, G.J. Chansa, W. and Fischer, U.P. (2010). Molecular identification of Schistosomamathei from feces of Kinda (Papio cynocephalus kindae) and gray foot baboons (Papioursinusgriseipes) in Zambia. Journal of Parasitology 96 (1): 184-190.

    7)        Chansa, W. and Kampamba, G. (2009). The population status of the Kafue lechwe in the Kafue Flats, Zambia. African Journal of Ecology, 48: 837-840.

    8) Chansa, W. and Wagner, P. (2006). On the status of Malachochersustornieri (SIEBENROCK, 1903) in Zambia. Salamandra  Journal of Herpetology. 42: 187-190.

    9) Chansa, W. (2005). Focus on Kafue National Park, Zambia Wildlife Authority News Letter, Issue No. 5, May/June 2005. Jocaphizu Printers, Sentor Motors Complex, Great North Road, Lusaka

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