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Tatenda Dalu

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School of Biology and Environmental Sciences, University of Mpumalanga, Nelspruit 1200, South Africa

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A native of Zimbabwe, Tatenda Dalu is a Lecturer in the School of Biology and Environmental Sciences, University of Mpumalanga, 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: 
6 - Clean water and sanitation
11 - Sustainable cities and communities
13 - Climate action
14 - Life below water
15 - Life on land
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03-Biological Systems and Organisms
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TWAS Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Partner (TWAS-SAREP)
Last updated on 29/08/2022