Biodiversity informatics program welcomes first group of students

JRS is excited to support the first cohort of students to the newly-developed M.S. program of the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST). The students are already getting out to forest research sites with local mentors to develop their research and species identification skills. Find out more about Malawi University of Science and Technology and their focus on training to increase national biodiversity informatics capacity on MUST’s project page.

Students arrived at Mulanje Mountain Forest Reserve and were briefed about the field practical by Mr Hassan Patel from the Malawi National Herbarium and Botanical Gardens.


Part of the field practical involved collecting tree dimension data. Pictured here from left to right are students Linda Mchawi, Henerson Longwe, and Mampho Phadima.


Students get to work on their first day.