Capacity Development Officer
Dr Christopher Imakando
Dr. Imakando is a Wildlife Ecologist currently working as a lecturer, researcher, and consultant at the Copperbelt University, School of Natural Resources, Department of Zoology and Aquatic Sciences. He has experience working with smallholder farmers to develop ecologically based rodent management strategies in maize fields. He has extensive knowledge and understanding of conservation, taxonomy, and ecology of small mammals (i.e., rodents, shrews, and bats) and conducting ecological assessments including using camera traps. He also has extensive experience of teaching in higher education.
His current research interests are in the impacts of habitat fragmentation on the diversity and distribution of small mammals and biological control of pest species in agricultural systems. He is a creative, dedicated, and hardworking researcher/consultant who can operate in a team or individually with minimum supervision.
Christopher is the Capacity Development Officer for Bats without Borders, supporting capacity strengthening of early career ecologists, bat researchers and conservationists, and bat group members. This will lead to a group of ecologists and a community knowledgeable and interested in bats, thereby contributing to the conservation of bats in southern Africa.