Dr Tatenda Dalu Pr.Sci.Nat. (Biol. Sci.)

Lecturer of Water Management, 

South Africa

PhDs supervised to completion
English, Shona, Ndebele, Zulu, Xhosa, SiSwati
South Africa, Zimbabwe

Research Focus

I employ my expertise in plankton ecology, trophic ecology, environmental monitoring and assessment, biodiversity and conservation to test ecological theory and to understand and develop approaches for solving diverse environmental problems. I am particularly interested in how ecological systems respond to an environmental disturbance caused by anthropogenic impacts, hydroperiod and invasive species.

Research Groups

  • Aquatic Systems Research Group


  • Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems (GDEs) and Biodiversity in the Khakea/Bray Transboundary Aquifer
  • Biodiversity of the Makuleke Wetlands, Kruger National Park
  • Plastic pollution Project in Zimbabwe and South Africa


  • Lecturer of Water Management
  • SAYAS Fellow
  • STIAS ISO Lomso Fellow

Global goals

Target 6.1
Target 6.3
Target 6.4
Target 6.5
Target 6.6
Target 13.1
Target 13.2
Target 13.3
Target 14.5
Target 14.A

Professional Organisations

  • South African Academy of Sciences
  • The World Academy of Sciences
  • South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions


  • South Africa
  • Zimbabwe

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