Professor Victor K. Muposhi

Staff

Professor Victor K. Muposhi

Associate Professor


Faculty of Natural Resources
Department of Wildlife and Aquatic Resources (WAR)

Private Bag 0027 Gaborone
+267 365 0100 or +267 74 148 202
vmuposhi@buan.ac.bw

Victor K. Muposhi is a holder of a DPhil in Conservation Biology, MSc in Conservation Biology, and Bachelor of Environmental Sciences (Hon) in Wildlife and Rangeland Management. He has more than 10 years of academic experience. Victor joined academia in 2005 as a teaching assistant in the Environmental Science Department at Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe. He later became a lecturer in 2009 in the same department. In 2010, Victor decided to join Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUT) and became the founding chairperson for the Department of Wildlife and Safari Management in 2011. He was instrumental in the development of its first functional strategy and lead a team of dedicated academics to launch the first School of Wildlife Conservation in Zimbabwe in 2012. Victor enrolled for a DPhil in Conservation Biology with CUT in 2012 and successfully completed in 2016. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2017 and appointed the Deputy Dean for the School of Wildlife, Ecology and Conservation. He was appointed as a Programme Coordinator for an MSc in Biodiversity Conservation. Victor was appointed the Executive Dean for the School of Wildlife, Ecology and Conservation. In September 2021, Victor joined the Department of Wildlife and Aquatic Resources at BUAN.

Victor has broad interdisciplinary research interests in biodiversity conservation, ecological niche modelling and spatial ecology, conservation and sustainability science. He endeavours to develop and support complementary pathways that engage and support conservation stakeholders to create an enabling environment thus reducing pressure on vulnerable ecosystems, wildlife and conservation areas. He is an Affiliate for the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), 5th Cohort; Research fellow for the African Wildlife Economy Institute, Stellenbosch University; Visiting Fellow - Oxford Martin Programme on Wildlife, Oxford University. In terms of scholarship, Victor has 34 Journal Articles, One Working and Policy Paper, Several conference presentations.

 

Ecological niche modelling and spatial ecology, conservation and sustainability science, molecular and stress physiology

 

  1. Space-use and movement patterns of roan antelope (Hippotragus equinus) in a human-mediated ecosystem: implications on re-introduction initiatives
  2. Environmentally mediated changes in African elephant (Loxodonta africana) behavioural ecology, space use and movement patterns under climate change
  3. Genetic and community structure analysis of the Zimbabwean Black and White Rhino populations using DNA analysis