John Elia Ntandu


National Herbarium of Tanzania (NHT)


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 in and outside the country. John has been co-managing different projects especially focusing on digitization seed and plant collections for Botanical Research and Herbarium Management Systems. He also manages the National Plant database and involved in providing short course to young botanists on management of botanical collections and digitization. His research interests include understanding plant diversity and their pertinent information for sustainable development. His current research includes testing efficiency of biological control of invasive Navua Sedge (Kyllinga aromaticus) in Tanzania and re-assessing the status of endemic Aloe species in Tanzania.