In addition to his role at SFS, Bernard Kissui is the principal scientist for the long-term carnivore research and conservation project in the Maasai Steppe (Tarangire-Manyara ecosystem), Northern Tanzania. Dr. Kissui’s research team monitor lions and other large carnivores in and around the core protected areas within the ecosystem as they roam across this human-dominated landscape sprawling the northern savannahs of Tanzania. His current research in the Maasai steppe focuses on population monitoring and demographic studies, spatial-movement, and human-carnivore conflict mitigation, and working with pastoral communities to promote human-carnivore coexistence.
Dr. Kissui received his undergraduate degree from the University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania and worked with the Serengeti Lion Project between for several years in Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Academics & Research
• Ecology, dynamics, and conservation of carnivore populations
• Human-carnivore conflict, mitigation, and management strategies
• Management and conservation of wildlife in human-dominated landscapes, understanding species in an environment where the aspects of human-wildlife coexistence can be assessed and promoted.
ernard M. Kissui, Elvis L. Kisimir, Laly L. Lichtenfeld, Elizabeth M. Naro, Robert A. Montgomery, and Christian Kiffner 2022 In Tarangire: Human-Wildlife Coexistence in a Fragmented Ecosystem; Christian Kiffner, Monica L. Bond, Derek E. Lee (Editors). Pg 295. Ecological Studies 243. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-93604-4. ISBN 978-3-030-93604-4 (eBook)
Sarah M. Durant, Agnese Marino, John D. C. Linnell, Alayne Oriol-Cotterill, Stephanie Dloniak, Stephanie Dolrenry, Paul Funston, Rosemary J. Groom, Lise Hanssen, Jane Horgan, Dennis Ikanda, Audrey Ipavec, Bernard Kissui, Laly Lichtenfeld, J. Weldon McNutt, Nicholas Mitchell, Elizabeth Naro, Abdoulkarim Samna and Gidey Yirga. 2022. Frontiers in Conservation Science. https://doi.10.3389/fcosc.2021.698631
Christian Kiffner, John Kioko, Jack Baylis, Camille Beckwith, Craig Brunner, Christine Burns, Vasco Chavez-Molina, Sara Cotton, Laura Glazik, Ellen Loftis, Megan Moran, Caitlin O'Neill, Ole Theisinger, Bernard Kissui, 2020. Ecology and Evolution. https://DOI.10.1002/ece3.6658
Michael J. O. Pocock, Helen E. Roy, Tom August, Anthony Kuria, Fred Barasa, John Bett, Mwangi Githiru, James Kairo, Julius Kimani, Wanja Kinuthia, Bernard Kissui, Ireene Madindou, Kamau Mbogo, Judith Mirembe, Paul Mugo, Faith Milkah Muniale, Peter Njoroge, Edwin Gichohi Njuguna, Mike Izava Olendo, Michael Opige, Tobias O. Otieno, Caroline Chebet Ng’weno, Elisha Pallangyo, Thuita Thenya, Ann Wanjiru, Rosie Trevelyan, 2018. Journal of Applied Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13279
Montgomery R., Elliott K., Hayward M., Gray S., Millspaugh J., Riley S., Kissui B., Kramer D., Moll R., Mudumba T, Tans E., Muneza A., Abade L, Beck J., Hoffmann C., Booher C., Macdonald D. (2018). Examining Evident Interdisciplinarity Among Prides of Lion Researchers. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 6(49).