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Dr Maxwell Barson

Senior Lecturer (Parasitology, Histology, Invertebrate Biology)
Barson
Dr Maxwell Barson

PhD in Biology (Catholic University of Leuven), MPhil in Fish Parasitology (University of Zimbabwe) ,MSc in Aquatic Health (University of Johannesburg) ,BSc Hons in Biological Sciences (University of Zimbabwe)
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PUBLICATIONS:

  1. Barson, M., Cooper, R.G., Mabika, N., and Nhiwatiwa, T. (2013). Histopathological and parasitological indicators of heavy metal pollution in African Catfish, Clarias gariepinusJournal of Aquatic Animal Health (submitted).
  2. Barson, M. & Mabika, N. (2013) Histological assessment of gill pathology in two fish species (Clarias gariepinus and Oreochromis niloticus) from the Sanyati Basin in Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe. International Journal of Sustainable Development (In Press).
  3. Munyoro, E., Barson, M., Mukaro, J. & Nhiwatiwa, T. (2013). The effectiveness of selected preservation methods on fish parasite load and survival in African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) from Lake Chivero, Zimbabwe. Journal of Applied Sciences Southern Africa (In Press).
  4. Dalu, T., Nhiwatiwa, T., Clegg, B. & Barson, M. (2012) Impact of Lernaea cyprinacea Linnaeus 1758 (Crustacea: Copepoda) almost a decade after an initial parasitic outbreak in fish of Malilangwe Reservoir, Zimbabwe. Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems, 406 (3): 1-9.
  5. Nhiwatiwa, M Barson, A P Harrison, B Utete & R G Cooper (2011): Metal concentrations in water, sediment and sharptooth catfish Clarias gariepinus from three peri-urban rivers in the upper
  6. Dalu, T., Barson, M and Nhiwatiwa, T. (2011) Impact of intestinal microorganisms and protozoan parasites on drinking water quality in Harare, Zimbabwe. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 1 (3): 153-163.
  7. Barson, M., Vanhove, M.P.M., Prikrylova, I. & Huyse, T. (2010) Parasite hybridization in African Macrogyrodactylus spp. (Monogenea: Gyrodactylidae) signals historical host distribution. Parasitology, 137: 1585-1595.
  8. Barson, M. and Nhiwatiwa, T. (2010)Short note: Influence of drought and flooding on the colonization of floodplain pans by riverine fish in the Zimbabwean lowveld. African Journal of Aquatic Sciences, 37 (2): 205-208.
  9. Madanire-Moyo, G. & Barson, M. (2010) Diversity of metazoan parasites of the sharptooth catfish Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) as indicators of pollution in a subtropical African river system. Journal of Helminthology, 84: 216-227.
  10. Nhiwatiwa, T., Barson, M., De Bie, T., Vervaeke, B., Stevens, M., Vanhove, M.P.M. & Brendonck, L. (2009) Invertebrate ccommunities in dry-season pools of a large subtropical river: patterns and processes. Hydrobiologia, 630: 169-186.
  11. Barson, M., Bray, R., Ollevier, F. & Huyse, T. (2008) Taxonomy and faunistics of the helminth parasites of Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822), and Oreochromis mossambicus (Peters, 1852) from temporary pans and pools in the Save-Runde River floodplain, Zimbabwe. Comparative Parasitology, 75 (2): 228-240.
  12. Barson, M., Mulonga, A. & Nhiwatiwa, T. (2008) Investigation of a parasitic outbreak of Lernaea cyprinacea Linnaeus (Crustacea: Copepoda) in fish from Zimbabwe. African Zoology, 43 (2): 175-183.
  13. Barson, M. & Avenant-Oldewage, A. (2006) Nematode parasites of Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) from the Rietvlei Dam, South Africa. Ondersterpoort Journal of Veterinary Research, 73: 87-94.
  14. Barson, M. & Avenant-Oldewage, A. (2006) On cestode and digenean parasites of Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) from the Rietvlei Dam, South Africa. Ondersterpoort Journal of Veterinary Research, 73: 101-110.
  15. Barson, M. (2004) The occurrence of Contracaecum sp. larvae (Nematoda: Anisakidae) in the catfish Clarias gariepinus (Burchell) from Lake Chivero, Zimbabwe. Ondersterpoort Journal of Veterinary Research, 71: 35-39.
  16. Barson, M. & Marshall, B.E. (2004) First record of Contracaecum spp. (Nematoda: Anisakidae) in fish-eating birds from Zimbabwe. Journal of the South African Veterinary Association, 75 (2): 74-78.
  17. Barson, M. & Marshall, B.E. (2003) The occurrence of the tapeworm Ligula intestinalis (L.) in Barbus paludinosus from a small dam in Zimbabwe. African Journal of Aquatic Sciences, 28 (2): 175-178.
  18. Brendonck L., J. Maes, W. Rommens, N. Dekeza, T. Nhiwatiwa, M. Barson, V. Callebaut, C. Phiri, K. Moreau, B. Gratwicke, M. Stevens, N. Alyn, E. Holsters, F. Ollevier and B.E. Marshall. (2003) The impact of water hyacinth (Eicchornia crassipes) in a eutrophic subtropical impoundment (Lake Chivero, Zimbabwe). II. Species diversity. Archiv für Hydrobiologie, 158 (3): 389-405

Staff

Associate Professor (Botany) and Deputy Dean of Science

Professor Shakkie Kativu
DPhil in Botany (University of Zimbabwe), BSc Hons in Biological Sciences (University of Zimbabwe)
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Retired Associate Professor (Limnology, Wildlife Ecology)

Professor Chrostopher H.D. Magadza
PhD (Auckland), MPhil (London), BSc (London), FAAS,FZAS, Nobel Laureate (IPCC 2007)
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Associate Professor (Rangeland Ecology, Agroforestry, Social Ecology)

Professor Isla M. Grundy
DPhil in Forest Ecology and Management (Oxon), MSc in Tropica Resources Ecology (University of Zimbabwe), MSc (Oxon), BSc Hons in Biological Sciences (University of Zimbabwe)
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Senior Lecturer (Botany)

Dr Clemence Zimudzi
DPhil in Botany (University of Zimbabwe), BSc Hons in Biological Sciences (University of Zimbabwe)
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Senior Lecturer (Conservation Biology, Aquatic Ecology)

Dr Linah Mhlanga
PhD in Aquatic Biology (University of Cape Town), MSc (Birmingham), BSc Hons (University of Zimbabwe)
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Senior Lecturer (Parasitology, Histology, Invertebrate Biology)

Dr Maxwell Barson
PhD in Biology (Catholic University of Leuven), MPhil in Fish Parasitology (University of Zimbabwe), MSc in Aquatic Health (University of Johannesburg), BSc Hons in Biological Sciences (University of Zimbabwe)
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Senior Lecturer (Applied Entomology)

Dr Peter Chinwada
PhD in Entomology (Kenyatta University), MPhil (University of Zimbabwe), BSc Hons in Crop Science (University of Zimbabwe)
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Senior Lecturer (Fisheries Biology)

Ms Portia Chifamba
MSc in Fisheries Management (North Wales), BSc Hons in Biological Sciences (University of Zimbabwe)
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Lecturer (General and Economic Entomology)

Dr Moses Zimba
PhD in Medical Entomology (University of Zimbabwe), MSc in Medical Entomology and Parasitology (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine), BSc Hons in Biological Sciences (University of Zimbabwe)
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Lecturer (Aquatic Ecology)

Mrs Pamela Tendaupenyu
MSc in Tropical Hydrobiology and Fisheries (University of Zimbabwe), BSc Hons in Biological Sciences (University of Zimbabwe)
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Lecturer (Cell Biology, Genetics)

Gozho
Mr Takura Gozho
MSc in Biotechnology (University of Zimbabwe, BSc Hons in Biological Sciences (University of Zimbabwe)
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Lecturer (General Zoology)

Marufu

Mr Lightone Marufu
MSc in Tropical Hydrobiology and Fisheries (University of Zimbabwe), BSc Hons in Biological Sciences (University of Zimbabwe)
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Lecturer (Plant Ecology, Ornithology)

Gamundani
Mrs Pioneer Gamundani
MSc in Tropical Resources Ecology (University of Zimbabwe), BSc Hons in Biological Sciences (University of Zimbabwe)
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Lecturer (Plant Pathology, Mycology)

Jere
Ms Josephine Jere
MSc in Crop Protection (University of Zimbabwe), BSc Hons in Crop Science (University of Zimbabwe)
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Lecturer (Molecular Biology, Microbiology)

Kunonga
Mr Ngoni Kunonga
MSc in Molecular Microbiology (Emporia State University), BS (St Mary’s University, Minnesota)
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