Graduate Student
Niwaeli Kimambo


Since 2017: Ph.D. Geography, UW-Madison

2016: M.Sc. Geography, UW-Madison

2012: B.A. Geologic Sciences and History (Honors), Brown University

Research Interests

I research land use and environmental conservation of East African Rift humid forests. I am interested in balancing livelihood concerns with wildlife wellbeing. I use cross-scale methods: combining interviews, field-based ecological surveys, and remote sensing in order to make site-specific recommendations. My Master’s work, for example, looked at approaches for increasing forest connectivity in Southern Tanzania. My goal is to highlight conservation options that are both ecologically viable and socially equitable. For more information, see my UW-Madison Geography page.

Personal Interests

I enjoy cooking, gardening, and dancing. I also like discovering new places on foot.

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