Wilson Mhlanga

Lecturer: Wildlife (Aquaculture)


  • MSc. Applied Hydro-Biology, Cardiff University UK (1992)
  • BSc. Agriculture Honours, UZ (1987)

E-Mail: wmhlanga@buse.ac.zw or wmhlanga63@gmail.com



Areas of Interest

  • Fisheries biology
  • fisheries management
  • aquatic pollution
  • aquaculture



  1. Mhlanga, W. 1998. Observations on Gillnet Catches of Kariba Tilapia, Oreochromis mortimeri, from Bumi Basin, Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe. Naga 21 (1): 57-60.
  2. Mhlanga, W. 2000. Mercury in Tigerfish (Hydrocynus vittatus, Castelnau) Green Happy (Sargochromis codringtonii, Boulenger) and Kapenta (Limnothrissa miodon, Boulenger) from Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe. African Journal of Ecology. 38:224-229.
  3. Mhlanga, W. 2000. An assessment of the fish population of the lower reaches of Sanyati River, Zimbabwe. African Journal of Aquatic Science 25:84-88.
  4. Mhlanga, W. 2000. A study of Hydrocynus vittatus, Castelnau in Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe. African Journal of Tropical Hydrobiology and Fisheries, 9 (1/2): 25-35.
  5. Mhlanga, L.; Mhlanga, W. 2012. Nitrate-induced changes and effects of varying total nitrogen to total phosphorus ratio on the phytoplankton community in Lake Chivero, Zimbabwe: Microcosm experiments. Water SA, 38(4):607-614.
  6. Mhlanga, W.; Mhlanga, L.; 2013. Artisanal Fisheries in Zimbabwe: Options for effective management. International Journal of Environment. 1 (1): 29-45.
  7. Mhlanga, L.; Mhlanga, W.; Mwera, P. 2013. The application of a phosphorus mass balance equation for estimating the carrying capacity of Lake Kariba. Turkish Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, 37: 316-319.
  8. Mhlanga, L.; Mhlanga, W.; 2013. Dynamics of a cyanobacterial bloom in a hypereutrophic reservoir, Lake Chivero, Zimbabwe. African Journal of Aquatic Science. 38: (3): 313-321.
  9. Masamha, B.; Mhlanga, W.: Marisa, L.; Gadzirayi, C.T.; Kadzunge, N. 2013. An assessment of endoparasitic infestation in captive buffalos (Syncerus caffer): A case of Mazowe Veterinary Research Station, Zimbabwe. International Journal of Innovative Research and Studies. 2 (12): 47 – 58.
  10. Mhlanga W.; Mhlanga, L. 2014. Cross-commons interactions of fish resources in Lake Kariba. In Mhlanga, L.; Nyikahadzoi, K.; Haller, T. (Eds). Fragmentation of natural resources management: Experiences from Lake Kariba. PLAAS & Lit-Verlag. Zurich and Berlin (ISBN 978-3-643-90400-3). www.lit-verlag.ch [Book Chapter]
  11. Mhlanga L.; Mhlanga, W. 2014. Fragmentation of woodland and grassland commons management around Lake Kariba. In: Mhlanga L., Nyikahadzoi, K. & Haller, T. Fragmentation of natural resources management: experiences from Lake Kariba. PLAAS & Lit-Verlag. Zurich and Berlin (ISBN 978-3-643-90400-3). www.lit-Verlag,ch [Book Chapter]
  12. Mhlanga, L.; Mhlanga, W.; Mwera, P.; Tendaupenyu, P.; 2014. Could phosphorus concentrations increase with the development of cage culture in Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe? African Journal of Aquatic Science. 39(1): 123 – 125.   http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/16085914.2013.857289.
  13. Mhlanga, L.: Mhlanga, W.; Tendaupenyu, P. 2014. Response of phytoplankton assemblages isolated for short periods of time in a hyper-eutrophic reservoir (Lake Chivero, Zimbabwe). Water SA. 40(1): 157 – 164.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/wsa.v40i1.19
  14. Kahuni, T.; Zisadza-Gandiwa, P.; Mhlanga, W.; Libombo, E.; Mashapa, C.; Muboko, N.; Gandiwa, E. 2014. Are fences effective in combating human-wildlife conflicts around protected areas in Zimbabwe? In; Mararike, C. G. (Editor). Land: An Empowerment Asset for Africa: The Human Factor Perspective, Chapter 18: pages 278-287. University of Zimbabwe Publications, ISBN: 978-1-77920-110-2. [Book Chapter]
  15. Masamha, B.; Nyamugure, T.; Mhlanga, W.; Marisa, L.; Shava, E.; Manyame, C.; Zacharia, I. 2014. Effect of feeding different graded dietary protein levels on growth rate of Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) hatchlings. International Journal of Science, Technology & Management. 3 (12):123-128.
  16. Ngorima, P. Mhlanga, W.; Tafangenyasha, C. 2015. Analysis of trends on trophy quality of African elephant, lion, buffalo and stakeholders perceptions in Sengwa Wildlife Research Area, Zimbabwe from 2003 to 2013. 10th Zimbabwe International Research Symposium Book of Papers Presented (ISSN: 2412-2386). 369 – 380. [Available from www.rcz.ac.zw]
  17. Mhlanga, W., Nyikahadzoi, K. 2016. Competing Claims in a multipurpose Lake: Mapping resource conflicts on Lake Kariba. In: A.M. Song, S.D. Bower, P. Onyango, S.J. Cooke, R. Chuenpagdee (Eds.), Inter-Sectoral Governance of Inland Fisheries (pp. 71-83). TBTI Publication Series, St John’s, NL, Canada. [E-Book Chapter]
  18. Nyikahadzoi, K., Mhlanga, W., Madzudzo, E., Tendaupenyu, I., Silwimba, E. 2017. Dynamics of transboundary governance and management of small scale fisheries on Lake Kariba: implications for sustainable use. International Journal of Environmental Studies. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207233.2017.1308159
  19. Mhlanga, W.; Mashavave, T.; Dzvairo, S. 2017. A study of the roles, opportunities and challenges of environmental sub-committees (ESCs): A case of Masvingo district, Zimbabwe. Southern African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology (SAJEST). 4(1): 1-11.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/sajest.v4i1.39811
  20. Song, A. M.; Bower, S. D.; Onyango, P.; Cooke, S.  J. ; Akintola, S. L. Baer, J.; Gurung, T. B.;  Hettiarachchi, M; Islam, M. M.; Mhlanga, W.; Nunan, F.; Salmi, P.; Singh, V.; Tezzo, X.;  Funge-Smith, S. J.; Nayak, P. K.; Chuenpagdee R. 2018.  Intersectorality in the governance of inland fisheries. Ecology and Society 23(2):17 https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-10076-230217
  21. Mutengu, C.; Mhlanga, W. 2018. Occurrence of Clinostomum metacercariae in Oreochromis mossambicus from Mashoko Dam, Masvingo Province, Zimbabwe. Scientifica. vol. 2018, Article ID 9565049, 6 pages, 2018.  https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/9565049
  22. Mangeni, H. and Mhlanga, W., 2019. The role of smallholder pond aquaculture in livelihoods diversification, income, and food security. Case of Kushinga fish-farmers, Masvingo, Zimbabwe. International Journal of Aquaculture, 9.
  23. Mhlanga, W. 2020. Lake Mutirikwi Fishery, Zimbabwe. In Isaacs, M., Onyango, P., Akintola, S.L. (Eds.) Small-Scale Fisheries in Africa: A Regional
  24. Portrait. TBTI Global Publication Series, https://tbti-global.net/. St. John’s, NL, Canada, 132pp
    Musiwa A. R., Mhlanga W. 2020. Human Wildlife Conflict in Mhokwe Ward, Mbire District, North-East Zimbabwe. African Journal of Ecology 58(4): 786-795. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aje.12774