John Elia Ntandu


National Herbarium of Tanzania (NHT)


Mr. John Elia Ntandu is Botanist who works with the National Herbarium of Tanzania since 1999. John is mainly involved in plant inventories across the country and collection management. He holds BSc in Forestry from Sokoine University of Agriculture (1997) and attended various specialized training within and outside the country. John has been co-managing different projects especially focusing on digitization of seed and plant collections for research and herbarium management systems. He also manages the National Plant database and involved in providing short course to early-career botanists on management of digitization, and management of botanical collections. His research interests include understanding plant diversity and their pertinent information for conservation. Also, he is interested in research aimed at testing efficiency of biological control of invasive and re-assessing the ecological status of endemic species.