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Mariam Hamisi

Country of origin: Tanzania Currently in: Tanzania, Dar es Salaam General field of specialization: Biological Systems and Organisms
Academic Background


2010 Doctorate Biological Systems and Organisms
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Biological Systems and Organisms

seagrass ecophysiology, cyanobacteria and nitrogen fixation, climate change effects and adaptation (Blue carbon)

Publications resulting from Research: 

Mariam Hamisi, Beatriz Díez, Thomas Lyimo, Karolina Ininbergs, Birgitta Bergman (2013). Epiphytic cyanobacteria of the seagrass Cymodocea rotundata: diversity, diel nifH expression and nitrogenase activity. Journal of Environmental Microbiology Report (EMIR), Vol. 5 (3), 367-376. DOI: 10.1111/1758-2229.12031.

Liberatus D. Lyimo, Martin Gullström, Thomas J. Lyimo, Diana Deyanova, Martin Dahl, Mariam I. Hamisi, Mats Björk (2017). Shading and simulated grazing increase the sulphide pool and methane emission in a tropical seagrass meadow. Marine Pollution Bulletin. Available online 19 September 2017.

Diana Deyanova, Martin Gullström, Liberatus D. Lyimo, Martin Dahl, Mariam I. Hamisi, Matern S. P. Mtolera, Mats Björk (2017). Contribution of seagrass plants to CO2 capture in a tropical seagrass meadow under experimental disturbance. PLoS ONE 12 Vol. 7: e0181386

Mariam I. Hamisi, Charles Lugomela, Thomas J. Lyimo, Birgitta Bergman and Beatriz Díez (2017). Plankton composition, biomass, phylogeny and toxin genes in Lake Big Momela, Tanzania. African Journal of Aquatic Sciences, 42 Vol. 2, 109-121, DOI: 10.2989/16085914.2017.1334621

Haji Massoud Hamad, Islam S.S. Mchenga, Mariam I. Hamisi (Accepted). Climate change impacts on mangrove resources in Micheweni and Ngezi-Vumawimbi nature forest reserve. Tanzania Journal of Sciences

Grote J., Altunkaya A., Bayindirli C., Bergauer K., Moraes P., Chen H., D’Ambrosio L., Edwards B., Fernández-Gomez B., Hamisi M., et al. (2011). Draft genome sequence of strain HIMB100, a cultured representative of the SAR116 clade of marine Alphaproteobacteria. Standards in Genome Science 5(3). doi:10.4056

Mariam Hamisi, Thomas J. Lyimo, Masoud .H.S. Muruke and Birgitta Bergman (2009). Nitrogen fixation by epiphytic and epibenthic diazotrophs associated with seagrass meadows along the Tanzanian coast, Western Indian Ocean: Aquatic Microbial Ecology Vol. 57: 33–42, 2009.

Florence Mamboya, Charles Lugomela, Esther Mvungi, Mariam Hamisi, Arbogast Kamukuru and Thomas Lyimo (2009). Seagrass–sea urchin interaction in shallow littoral zones of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystem. 19: S19–S26 (2009)

Mariam Hamisi, Thomas J. Lyimo, Masoud H.S. Muruke (2004). Cyanobacterial occurrence and diversity in seagrass meadows in Coastal Tanzania. Western Indian Ocean J. Mar. Sci. 3: 113-122.

Thomas J. Lyimo, Florence Mamboya, Mariam Hamisi & Charles Lugomela (2011)- Food preference of the sea urchin Tripneustes gratilla (Linnaeus, 1758) in tropical seagrass habitats at Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Journal of Ecology & Natural Environment (JENE). Vol. 3(13), 415-423, 2011.

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