Staff Profile

/Mr Gregory Mero Dowo


  • BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences (UZ),
  • MSc (Tropical Resource Ecology) (UZ)

Research Interests:

  • Socio-ecological systems,
  • Dynamics of wood utilisation at periphery of protected areas,
  • Ecosystem services,
  • Restoration ecology.


  • Coscieme, L., Silva Hyldmo, H., Fernández-Llamazares, A., Palomo, I., Mwampamba. T. H., Selomane, O., Sitas N., Jaureguiberry, P. Takahashi, Y., Lim, M., Barral, M. P., Farinaci, J., Diaz-Josém, J., Ghosh, S., Ojino, J., Alassaf, A., Baatuuwie, B. N., Balint, L., Basher, Z. Boeraeve, F., Budiharta, S., Chen, R., Desrousseaux, M. Dowo, G., Febria, C., Ghazi, H., Harmáčková, Z. V., Rodolfo, J., Kalemba, M. M., Lambini, C. K., Lasmana, F. P. S., Mohamed, A. A. A., Niamir, A., Pliscoff, P., Sabyrbekov, R., Shrestha, U. B., Samakov, A., Sidorovich, A. A., Thompson, L., Valled, M. (2020) Multiple conceptualizations of nature are key to inclusivity and legitimacy in global environmental governance, Environmental Science and Policy, 104, 36 – 42.
  • Cormier-Salem, M-C., Dunham, A. E., Gordon, C., Belhabib, D., Bennas, N., Duminil, J., Egoh, B. N., Mohamed-Elahamer, A. E., Moise, B. F. E., Gillson, L., Haddane, B., Mensah, A., Mourad, A., Randrianasolo, H., Razafindratsima, O. H., Taleb, M. S., Shemdoe, R., Dowo, G., Amekugbe, M., Burgess, N., Foden, W., Niskanen, L., Mentzel, C., Njabo, K. Y., Maoela, M. A., Marchant, R., Walters, M., and Yao, A. C. Chapter 3: Status, trends and future dynamics of biodiversity and ecosystems underpinning nature’s contributions to people. In IPBES (2018) : The IPBES regional assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services for Africa. Archer, E., Dziba, L., Mulongoy, K. J., Maoela, M. A., and Walters, M. (eds.). Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Bonn, Germany, pp. 131–206.
  • Dowo, G. M., Kativu, S. and De Garine-Witchatitsky, M. (2017) Local perceptions of tree diversity, resource utilisation and ecosystem services at the periphery of Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe. Forests, Trees and Livelihoods.
  • Dowo, G. M., and Kativu, S. (2013) Ecosystem recovery analysis of mine tailings at Mhangura Copper Mine using normalised difference vegetation index (NDVI). African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
  • Dowo, G. M., Kativu, S. and Tongway, D. (2013) Application of Ecosystem Function Analysis (EFA) in assessing mine tailings rehabilitation: The example of Mhangura Copper Mine tailings, Zimbabwe. Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

Community Service:

  • Microbiological and Water Quality Assessment Project (Regina Mundi High School, Gweru)

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