Oliver Nyakunga, PhD

Oliver holds a doctorate in fire and grazing effects on vegetation from the Ca’ Foscari University of Venezia Italy, a master’s degree in environmental science from UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, The Netherlands, and a master for education for sustainability from the London South Bank University United Kingdom. She has published articles in reputable scholarly outlets on various conservation issues. Her research interests center around wildlife ecology, wildlife management, water resources and invasive species. Oliver has more than 17 years of teaching experience in the discipline of wildlife management and conservation and for more than six years has worked within the wildlife sector in Tanzania. Prior to serving as academic director with SIT, Oliver led several field training trips to protected areas in Tanzania for students from College of African Wildlife Management, Mweka; Manchester Metropolitan University (UK); and Oshkosh Wisconsin University (USA).

Education

  • PhD, Ca’ Foscari University of Venezia Italy
  • MS, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, The Netherlands
  • MA, London South Bank University United Kingdom
Oliver Nyakunga, PhD

SIT Study Abroad

Academic Director

Tanzania: Wildlife Conservation and Political Ecology

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