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Trace metal pollution, accumulation and its influence on the pop. genetic structure of the mud crab Scylla serrata and


The project will investigate the extent of metal pollution in sediments and water along the Tanzanian coast. It will also investigate the extent of metal concentration in shrimps and crabs and whether consumption of shrimps and crabs from Tanzanian coastal waters presents a risk to consumers. It will also investigate the effects of metal pollution on population genetic structure.

Intervention type

ICP PhD Scholarships


01/10/2013 - 30/09/2017

This project is being implemented in:
Local supervisor Robinson Mdegela
Flemish supervisor Marc Kochzius
Local partner institution Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Local partner institution Sokoine University of Agriculture
Budget € 105.768
Scholar Cyrus Rumisha