Message from the Head of Department

I warmly welcome you to the home page of the Department of Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries Sciences . We strive to equip our students with the knowledge and skills to meaningfully contribute to the development of natural resources for the welfare and benefit of society. The fact that many of our graduates occupy positions of authority in society as researchers, educators, entrepreneurs, administrators and consultants is testimony to the quality of training that we deliver. We welcome any suggestions for improvement and collaboration. I hope you enjoy your visit with us, and please do visit again.


Ivan Abaho, Thaddeus Zaabwe, Andrew Izaara , Howard N. Kasigwa , Norman Mushabe, Steven Byenkya, Mujibu Nkambo, Sylvester D. Baguma, David L. N. Hafashimana and Jackson Efitre (2020). Effect of stocking density on growth and survival of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus, Linnaeus 1758) under cage culture in Lake Albert, Uganda. Vol. 12(2), pp. 26-35,  International Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture

Kabi, F., Masembe, C., Negrin, R., Muwanika, V. (2015). Patterns of indigenous female cattle morphometric traits variations in Uganda: Evidence for farmers’ selection to enhance agro-ecological fitness. Animal Genetic Resources 1:12.

Chenais, E., Boqvist, S., Sternberg-Lewerin, S., Emanuelson, U., Ouma, E., Dione, M., Aliro, T., Crafoord, F., Masembe, C., Stahl, K.(2015). Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Related to African Swine Fever Within Smallholder Pig Production in Northern Uganda. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. doi: 10.1111/tbed.12347

Musinguzi, L., Efitre, J., Odongkara, K., Ogutu-Ohwayo, R., Olokotum, M., Namboowa, S., Naigaga, S. (2015). Fishers’ perceptions of climate change, impacts on their livelihoods and adaptation strategies in environmental change hotspots: a case of Lake Wamala, Uganda. Environment, Development and Sustainability 1-9

Muhangi, D., Masembe, C., Emanuelson, U., Boqvist, S., Mayega, L., Ademun, R.O., Bishop, R.P., Ocaido, M., Berg, M., Ståhl, K. (2015).Alongitudinal survey of African swine fever in Uganda reveals high apparent disease incidence rates indomestic pigs, but absence of detectable persistent virus infections in blood and serum. Veterinary Research, 11:106

Kabi, F., Muwanika, V.,Masembe, C. (2015). Spatial distribution of Brucella antibodies with reference to indigenous cattle populations among contrasting agro-ecological zones of Uganda. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 121(1-2):5-63

Muwanika, V., Kabi, F., Masembe, C. (2015). Population genetic structure of Theileriaparva field isolates from indigenous cattle populations of Uganda. Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases 1877-959X (15)30037-6

Isabirye B.E., Masembe, C., Akol, A.M., Muyinza, H., Rwomushana,I.,Nankinga, C.K.(2015). Modeling the Potential Geographical Distribution and Ecological Niche of Selected Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) Species in Uganda. Journal of Plant and Pest Science 2(1): 18-33

Luyiga, S., Haande, S., Semyalo, R.P., Kizito, Y.S., Muyingo, A.K., Brettun, P., Solheim, A.L., Odong, R., Asio, S.M., Jensen, K.H., Larsson, P. (2015). How Watwer Exchange and seasonality affect the Eutrophication of Murchison Bay, Lake Victoria. Limnologica 53:60-73

Thorarensen, H.,Kubiriza, G.K.,Imsland,A.K. (2015).Experimental Design and Statistical Analyses of Fish Growth Studies. Aquaculture 448:483–490

Natugonza, V., Ogutu-Ohwayo, R., Efitre, J., Muyodi, F., Mbabazi, D., Olokotum, M., Musinguzi, L., Naigaga, S., Namboowa, S. (2015). The Responses of Nile Tilapia Oreochromis Niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758) in Lake Wamala (Uganda) to Changing Climatic Conditions. Lakes & Reservoirs: Research & Management 20(2):101-119

Chenais, E., Sternberg-Lewerin, S., Boqvist,S., Emanuelson, U., Aliro, T., Tejler, E., Cocca, G., Masembe, C.,Ståhl, K. (2015) African swine fever in Uganda:qualitative evaluation of three surveillance methods with implications for other resource-poor settings. Front. Vet. Sci. 2:51.

Nabirye, H., Mwebaza-Ndawula, L., Bugenyi, F.W.B., Muyodi, F.J. (2015). The evaluation of cage fish farming effects on water quality using selected benthic macro-invertebrate community parameters in the napoleon gulf, northern Lake Victoria. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies 4(1): 42-50.

Doreen, N., Okot-Okumu, J., Muyodi, F. J. (2015). Microbial safety assessment of recreation water at Lake Nabugabo, Uganda. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology 9(10):773-782

Musinguzi, L., Efitre, J., Odongkara, K., Ogutu-Ohwayo, R., Muyodi, F.J., Natugonza, V., Olokotum, M., Namboowa, S., Naigaga, S. (2015). Fishers’ perceptions of climate change, impacts on their livelihoods and adaptation strategies in environmental change hotspots: a case of Lake Wamala, Uganda. Environment Development and Sustainability 07/2015;DOI: 10.1007/s10668-015-9690-6. Conferences, Workshops and Schools attended