Prof Dominic Byarugaba

Prof. Dominic Byarugaba

Executive Director, AICAD

Research Projects

  • Co-Project Investigator: The Africa Open Science Platform East African Node. Funded by the National Research Fund, South Africa (2023 – 2028).
  • Co-Project Investigator: Liver fluke research supported by the Presidential Initiative fund of Uganda- CoPI
  • Project Investigator: Non Timber forest products research supported by WWF/UNESCO/Kew Gardens
  • Project Investigator: People and Plants Integration into conservation and substitution of indigenous foods supported by UNESCO- worth 1,024,000 USD
  • Co-Project Investigator: Solar drying trials in western Uganda for perishable sweet bananas supported by Uganda government and GATSBY Makerere University Chapter


  • Bornaface Mafwela and Dominic Byarugaba (2022) February. An Assesment of the effects of climate change pattern on Food Security and the Coping Strategies of the Rural Communities in Monze District of Zambia. International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS) Vol, Issue II, February 2022|ISSN 2454-6186. 
  • Safari D; Mulongo G; Byarugaba D. and Tumwesisye W: Impact of Human Activity on the Quality of Water in Nyaruzinga Wetlands of Bushenyi District Uganda. International Research Journal of Environmental Sciences Vol.1(4), 1-6, November (2012).
  • October 2012 Published a Book chapter in “Traditional Forest-Related Knowledge: Sustaining Communities, Ecosystems and Biocultural Diversity” World Forest Series vol. 12. Springer, Dordrecht, the Netherlands. 621 p
  • Alfred Oteng – Yeboah, Doris Mutta and Byarugaba Dominic (2011). The African View of TK and SFM in Traditional Forest Related Knowledge and Forest Science Interface. Springer series Book chapter.
  • Moses Muhumuza and Dominic Byarugaba: Impact of land use on the ecology of uncultivated species in the Rwenzori mountain range, mid, Western Uganda; 2009 Afri: J. Ecol., 47, 614-621.
  • Adalbert Aine-omucunguzi Grace Kagoro Ruganda and Dominic Byarugaba; 2009. Utilization of forest resources by the local people around kalinzu Forest Reserve South-Western Uganda. Africa Journal of Ecology 48(3).
  •  Byarugaba D., (2008). Sustainable conservation and indigenous knowledge.Afr.J.Ecol
  • Muhumuza M. & D. Byarugaba, (2008). Use of plant resources in Rwenzori mountains      Afr. J. Ecol
  • Safari C. & D. Byarugaba, (2008). Control of Lantana camara L. in Bwindi       Impenetrable National park, south western Uganda. Afr. J. Ecol., 46, 456-458
  • Anoka A.Njau, Bilus Adzu, Amon G. Agaba, Bominic Byarugaba, Silvia Diaz-Llera and David R. Bangsberg: The Analysis and Antiplasmodial Activity and Topicology of Veronia amyglalina. Journal of Medical Food JMed Food II (3) 2008 000-000 C.C. Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. and Korean society of food science and Nutrition.
  • Dominic Byarugaba, P. Ndemere and J. Midgley.  2007. The vulnerability and resilience of Dioscorea species in utilised and non-utilised zones of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.  African Journal of Ecology 45: 258-264
  • Byarugaba, D. P. Ndemere and J. Midgley, (2006). The vulnerability and resilience of Dioscorea species in utilized and non-utilized zones of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park  Afr. J. Ecol., Vol. 45, pp. 258-264
  • Anoka, A. N., Bulus, A., Agaba, A., Byarugaba, D., Nakimera, S., and Dias-Llera, S., (2006). Evaluation of analgesic, antiplasmodial activity and toxicology of Vernonia amaygdalina. Journal of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
  • Byarugaba, D. (2005). Pygmies plight in conservation Bwindi montane forest – A case study paper presented at the ABS conference Addis Ababa (1- 10th October 2005)
  • Byarugaba, D. (2004). Stingless bees (Hymenoptera; Apidae) of Bwindi Impenetrable forest, Uganda. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science and Application London UK
  • Dominic Byarugaba (2004) Stingless bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) of Buindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda and Abayanda indigenous knowledge. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science Vol. 24, No.1, pp.117-121, 2004 cc-ICIPE.
  • Hamilton, A.; Cunningham, A. B.; Byarugaba, D.; F. I. B. Kayanja (2002). Conservation and conflict in Uganda. Common Ground an Interdisciplinary Journal of the Environment USA
  • Kayanja F.I.B. ; Byarugaba, D. (2001). Disappearing forests of Uganda: the way forward. Current Science Journal. Vol. 81 No. 8, 25 October 2001
  • Byarugaba D. and F.I. B. Kayanja. 2001. Disappearing forests of Uganda: the way forward. Current Science Journal of India.
  • Hamilton, A.; Cunningham, A. B.; Byarugaba, D.; F. I. B. Kayanja (2000). Conservation in a region of Political Instability: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda. Conservation Biology Volume 14 No. 6 pp1722-1725
  • Njan, A. A., Adzu, B., Agaba, A. G., Byarugaba, D., Díaz-Llera, S., & Bangsberg, D. R. (2008). The analgesic and antiplasmodial activities and toxicology of Vernonia amygdalina. Journal of medicinal food11(3), 574-581. Link
  • Aine-Omucunguzi, A., Byarugaba, D., & Rugunda, G. K. (2015). Population structure and regeneration status of Trichilia dregeana Sond. in heavily and less disturbed areas of kalinzu forest reserve, South Western Uganda. Link
  • Omucunguzi, A. A., Rugunda, G. K., & Byarugaba, D. (2009). Utilization of forest plant resources by the local people around Kalinzu Forest Reserve, South-Western Uganda. Link
  • Aine-Omucunguzi, A., Rugunda, G. K., & Byarugaba, D. (2012). Estimation of Population of Ten Selected Forest Tree Species Used by Communities around Kalinzu Forest Reserve, South-Western Uganda. Link
  • Njuguna, J. (2010). Extractive value, ash value and moisture content of amaranthus dub/us leaves (” dodo”) in Bushenyi _ Ishaka town council, South Western Uganda. Link
  • Solve, B. (2013). Assessment of community participation in sustainable management of Nyabugogo and Nyabarongo wetlands, Kigali city (Doctoral dissertation, Kampala International University, School of Natural and applied siences). Link
  • Byarugaba, B., Basheka, B. C., & Moyo, T. (2015). Using Kirznerian perspective of entrepreneurial opportunities to predict emergence of new ventures: a preliminary literature review. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business25(3), 247-259.
  • Njan, A. A. (2012). Herbal medicine in the treatment of malaria: Vernonia amygdalina: an overview of evidence and pharmacology. Toxicity and Drug Testing, 167-186. Link