The six year ‘Woody Weeds’ project started in January 2015 and is taking place in three East African countries (Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia). The project aims to understand the impacts of woody invasive alien species on biodiversity, ecosystem services and human well-being and develop best management plans for these the project is focusing on.

The international project team will be generating and sharing knowledge on how the invasive species establish and spread and on the effects and impacts of the invaders in the different contexts of Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania. They will also be developing and improving measures for controlling the species, which will be built into Sustainable Land Management strategies that will help the countries to mitigate the impacts of the species.


MSc opportunity in South Africa


A bursary for an MSc project about Prosopis management in the Northern Cape is available at the Centre for Invasion Biology at Stellenbosch University. Read more …


PhD students benefit from interdisciplinarity


In a new video, PhD student Amina from Tanzania explains how working in the interdisciplinary Woody Weeds project prepares her for her future career. Read more …


Four PhD positions available!


For the second phase of the project, we are recruiting four new PhD students. The four adverts are available when you follow the link.
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