Gorongosa Research / Reports

The geology and climatic conditions in Gorongosa National Park (GNP) lead to an incredible diversity of landscapes and plant communities. The Park is also very biodiverse; nonetheless, other than the megafauna and a landscape-ecological study at the end of the 1960’s, the Park’s biodiversity was little studied prior to the implementation of the restoration project in 2005.  The Gorongosa Project (GP) now enables a growing number of researchers to work in the park. 


The Research Teams within the Science Department at Gorongosa works in the following areas, among others. 

– Issuing Research Permits
– Constructing, staffing, managing and maintaining the scientific research center to ensure the health of the park’s ecosystems and provide scientific data to improve management within GNP and to regional conservation bodies.

– Builds capacity of Mozambican researchers, managers, and technicians in ecological research and monitoring

Browse the scientific reports below that have come from work done in Gorongosa National Park.

Trophic rewilding revives biotic resistance to shrub invasion

Jennifer A. Guyton, Johan Pansu, Matthew C. Hutchinson, Tyler R. Kartzinel, Arjun B. Potter, Tyler C. Coverdale, Joshua H. Daskin, Ana Gledis da Conceição, Mike J. S. Peel, Marc E. Stalmans & Robert M. Pringle

Waterbird colony count at Lake Urema, March and April 2019

Jason Denlinger, Dr. Marc Stalmans, Dr. Tara Massad.

Determinants of elephant foraging behaviour in a coupled human-natural system: Is brown the new green?

Paola S. Branco, Jerod A. Merkle, Robert M. Pringle, Johan Pansu, Arjun B. Potter, Alana Reynolds, Marc Stalmans, Ryan A. Long.

Gorongosa by the sea

Jörg M. Habermann, Matthias Alberti, Vera Aldeias, Zeresenay Alemseged, Will Archer, Marion Bamford, Dora Biro, David R. Braun, Cristian Capelli, Eugénia Cunha, Maria Ferreira da Silva, Tina Lüdecke, Hilário Madiquida, Felipe I. Martinez, Jacinto Mathe, Enquye Negash, Luis M.Paulo, Maria Pinto, Marc Stalmans, Frederico Tátá Regala, Jonathan G. Wynn, René Bobe & Susana Carvalho.

An experimental test of community-based strategies for mitigating human–wildlife conflict around protected areas

Paola S. Branco, Jerod A. Merkle, Robert M. Pringle, Lucy King, Tosca Tindall, Marc Stalmans, Ryan A. Long.