Prof. Hilton Ndagurwa

Prof. Hilton Ndagurwa

Chairperson, Lecturer - Forest Resources & Wildlife Man

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Office: SW131

Extension: 2232


PhD, MSc, BSc

Plant Ecology; Aquatic ecology; Animal Ecology; Plant-Soil interactions


Publications by Dr. Hilton G. Ndagurwa

 Kawanza S, Ndagurwa HGT, Chateya RJ & Muvengwi J (2019) Jointed cactus Opuntia aurantiaca modifies soil nutrient concentrations, grass species assemblage and biomass yield in a savanna rangeland. Acta Oecologica (in press)

Muvengwi J, Mbiba M, Mabaya Y, Nyakudya IW & Ndagurwa HGT (2018) Structure, soil properties and spatial patterning of mounds built by a soil feeding termite across a rainfall gradient in a savanna ecosystem. Pedobiologia 71: 3140.

Francis B, Pepler D & Ndagurwa HGT (2018). Woody species diversity and surface soil nutrients in an Opuntia fulgida Engelm invaded semi-arid savanna rangeland of south-west Zimbabwe. In: Africa at a crossroads: The continent’s future 50 years after the formation of the Organization of African Unity/African Union. Mutanga S, Simelane T, Gumbo T & Mujuru M (Eds). Africa Institute of South Africa, Pretoria, pp. 823.

Ndagurwa HGT, Dube B, Nzuma TM, Maponga TS & Muvengwi J (2018) Termitaria vs. mistletoe: effects on soil properties and plant structural variables. Acta Oecologica 91: 35–42

Muvengwi J, Mbiba M, Joyline Chikumbindi, Ndagurwa HGT & Mureva A (2018) Population structure and spatial point-pattern analysis of a mono stand of Acacia polyacantha along a catena in a savanna ecosystem. Forest Ecology and Management 409: 499508

Simbanegavi TT, Ndagurwa HGT, Mundava J & Mundy PJ (2018) Response of the waterbird community to floating pennywort (Hydrocotyle ranunculoides) cover at Ngamo Dam, Antelope Park, Zimbabwe. African Journal of Ecology 56: 20–-27

Mudhanganyi A, Ndagurwa HGT, Maravanyika C & Mwase R (2018) The influence of hydrogel soil amendment on the survival and growth of newly transplanted Pinus patula seedlings. Journal of Forestry Research 29(1): 103–109.DOI 10.1007/s11676-017-0428-1

Muvengwi J, Ndagurwa HGT, Nyenda T, Mwembe R & Mbiba M (2017) Spatial pattern analysis of encroaching tree species (Vachellia karroo and Vachellia nilotica) after fire suppression in a semi-arid savanna. Journal of Tropical Ecology 33:411–414

Mbiba M, Muvengwi J, Ndagurwa HGT, Nyamadzawo, G, & Nhokovedzo P (2017) Termite diversity along a land-use intensification gradient in a semi-arid savanna. Journal of Insect Conservation 21: 801–812.

Nyagumbo E, Ndagurwa HGT & Mushonga K (2017). High genetic variation and low gene flow among populations of Viscum verrucosum in semi-arid savanna, southwest Zimbabwe. Ecological Genetics and Genomics 3–5: 41–46

Dzinomwa T & Ndagurwa HGT (2017) Effect of land use on water quality and phytoplankton community in the tropical Khami River in semi-arid southwest Zimbabwe. African Journal of Aquatic Science 42: 83–89

Muvengwi J, Ndagurwa HGT, Nyenda T & Mbiba M (2016) Nutrient dynamics and plant assemblages of mound building termite Macrotermes falciger (Blattodea: Termitoidae) in a semi-arid savanna, northeast Zimbabwe. Acta Oecologica 76: 13–21

Ndagurwa HGT, Ndarevani P, Muvengwi J & Maponga TS (2016) Mistletoes via input of nutrient-rich litter increases nutrient supply and enhance plant species composition and growth in a semi-arid savanna, southwest Zimbabwe. Plant Ecology 217: 1095–1104

Ndagurwa HGT, Nyawo E & Muvengwi J (2016) Use of mistletoes by the Grey Go-away-bird (Corythaixoides concolor: Musophagidae) in a semi-arid savannah, southwest Zimbabwe. African Journal of Ecology 54: 336–341

Muvengwi J, Mbiba M, Ndagurwa HGT & Kabvuratsiye N (2016) Pulsing hydrology and topography determine the structure and spatial distribution of Cubitermes mounds in a savanna ecosystem. Catena 145: 99–106

Muvengwi J & Ndagurwa HGT (2015) Soil seed bank dynamics and fertility on a seasonal wetland invaded by Lantana camara in a savanna ecosystem. South African Journal of Botany 100: 190–194

Muvengwi J, Ndagurwa HGT & Nyenda T (2015) Enhanced soil nutrient concentrations beneath-canopy of savanna trees infected by mistletoes in a southern African savanna. Journal of Arid Environments 116: 25–28

Ndagurwa HGT, Dube JS & Mlambo D (2015) Decomposition and nutrient release patterns of mistletoe litters in a semi-arid savanna, southwest Zimbabwe. Austral Ecology 40: 178–185

Muvengwi J, Ndagurwa HGT, Nyenda T & Mlambo I (2014) Termitaria as preferred browsing patches for black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) in Chipinge Safari Area, Zimbabwe. Journal of Tropical Ecology 30: 591–598

Ndagurwa HGT, Dube JS, Mlambo D & Mawanza M (2014) The influence of mistletoes on the litter-layer arthropod abundance and diversity in a semi-arid savanna, southwest Zimbabwe. Plant and Soil 383: 291–299

Ndagurwa HGT, Dube JS & Mlambo D (2014) The influence of mistletoes on nutrient cycling in a semi-arid savanna, southwest Zimbabwe. Plant Ecology 215: 15–26

Ndagurwa HGT, Dube JS & Mlambo D (2013) The influence of mistletoes on nitrogen cycling in a semi-arid savanna, southwest Zimbabwe. Journal of Tropical Ecology 29: 147–159

Ndagurwa HGT & Dube JS (2013) Nutritive value and digestibility of mistletoes and woody species browsed by goats in a semi-arid savanna, southwest Zimbabwe. Livestock Science 151: 163–170

Ndagurwa HGT & Dube JS (2013) Evaluation of potential and effective rumen digestion of mistletoe species and woody species browsed by goats in a semi-arid savanna, southwest Zimbabwe. Animal Feed Science and Technology 186: 106–111

Ndagurwa HGT (2013) Bark stripping by chacma baboons (Papio hamadryas ursinus) as a possible prophylactic measure in a pine plantation in eastern Zimbabwe. African Journal of Ecology 51: 164–167

Ndagurwa HGT, Mundy PJ, Dube JS & Mlambo D (2012) Patterns of mistletoe infection in four Acacia species in a semi-arid southern African savanna. Journal of Tropical Ecology 28: 523–526

Anusa A, Ndagurwa HGT & Magadza CHD (2012) The influence of pool size on species diversity and water chemistry in temporary rock pools of Domboshawa Mountain in northern Zimbabwe. African Journal of Aquatic Science 37 (1): 89–99

Matangi D, Gumbi A, Nzuma T & Ndagurwa HGT (2011) Non-deliberate organic input in relation to land use in a semi-arid agro-ecosystem in northern Zimbabwe. Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems 14: 709–714

Ncube S & Ndagurwa HGT (2010) Influence of social upbringing on the activity pattern of captive lion Panthera leo cubs: Benefits of behaviour enrichment. Current Zoology 56 (4): 389–394