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Details of Dr. Leonard Jones Chauka   


Gender male
Job title Lecturer
Department Living Resources and Ecology
P. O. Box 668 Mizingani Rd.
Regions Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin
Tel 255 24 223 0741
Fax 255 24 223 3050
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Website http://www.ims.udsm.ac.tz, http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=gwJ8QnsAAAAJ&hl=en
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Degree PhD
Job type Teaching/Education
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology
Research Activities Reserach, training and consultancy in Coral reef genetics and physiology.
Research Region 46, 71
Skills/Expertise Molecular biology
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Leonard CHAUKA)

1) Pinzón, J.H., Sampayo, E., Cox, E. Chauka, L.J., Reyes-Bonilla, H., Chen, C. A., Voolstra, C. R., LaJeunesse. T. C. (2013): Blind to morphology: genetics identifies several widespread ecologically common species and few endemics among Indo-Pacific cauliflower corals (Pocillopora, Scleractinia). Journal of Biogeography 2) Chauka, L. J. (2012): Diversity of the Symbiotic Alga Symbiodinium in Tanzanian Scleractinian Corals. (Accepted by Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science) 3) Stat, M., Bird, C. E., Pochon, X., Chasqui, L., Chauka, L. J. Gregory, T. C., Logan, D., Takabayashi, M., Toonen, R. J. and Gates, R. D. (2011) Variation in Symbiodinium ITS2 Sequence Assemblages among Coral Colonies. PLoS ONE 6(1): 1-13 4) Pochon, X, Stat, M., Takabayashi, M., Chasqui, L., Chauka, L. J., Logan, D., D. K. and Gates, R. D. (2010). Comparison of endosymbiotic and free living Symbiodinium (Dinophyceae) diversity in Hawaian reef environment. Journal of Phycology 46 (1):53-65.
1) Chauka, L. J. and Mtolera, M. S. P. (2012). Tanzanian local environmental differences and bleaching histories influence diversity and distribution of Symbiodinium in few reef building corals. 1) *Chauka, L. J. (2012). Molecular Ecology and Photo-Physiology of Symbiodinium Harboured by Tanzanian Reef Building Corals. A PhD thesis, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam. 174pp. 2) *Chauka, L. J. (2004): The spatial distribution of Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Del. In relation to edaphic factors in western Serengeti, Tanzania. M. Sc. Thesis, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Created: 2006-12-05 Last Updated: 2015-07-02 by Leonard CHAUKA