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Department of Ecology and Resource Management, University of Venda, South Africa

Dalu
Tatenda
Current position: 
Senior Lecturer
Current nationality: 
Zimbabwe
Current residence: 
South Africa
Biodata: 
A native of Zimbabwe, Tatenda Dalu is a senior lecturer in the Department of Ecology and Resource Management, University of Venda, South Africa. His field of specialization is in aquatic ecology, with particular emphasis on diatoms: a sector that offers useful applications, with great potential for future development regarding water quality and benefits for humans. In 2008 Dalu earned his BSc in biological sciences (with honours), in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Zimbabwe, Harare. In 2015 he obtained his PhD in marine biology at Rhodes University, South Africa. His research has added new insight to our understanding of how substrate type, flood occurrence and allochthonous inputs contribute to diatom community dynamics in temperate freshwater and estuarine systems. Dalu is a member of three South African scientific academies and of two international societies. He has been appointed as an Honorary Research Associate at the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB), and has received a 2016 bronze medal award from the Southern African Society for Aquatic Scientists (SASAqS), for his outstanding contributions to his field.
Sustainable Development Goals: 
14 - Life below water
Young Affiliate
Affiliated from
2019
Country of birth: 
Zimbabwe
Scientific field:
03-Biological Systems and Organisms
TWAS Regional Office: 
TWAS Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Partner (TWAS-SAREP)
Last updated on 21/05/2020