Our students conduct their thesis research on an impressive variety of topics in Gorongosa National Park and its buffer zone. See below for a list of current research projects

Amina Abudo Amade

Functional diversity of macrofungi in ecosystem maintenance and their potencil use in the diet and income generation in rural communities

Victor Américo

Adult sex ration and age structure in recovering populations of ungulates

Camilo Bruno

Dynamics of miombo species biodiversity: Characterization of metagenonics associated with sols with Brachystegia boehmii and Brachystegia spiciformis


Gold Bento Chindere

Top-down effects of insects and mammalian herbivores on plan communities and plant traits in an African savannah


Amemarlita Agostinho Carlos de Matos

Traditional knowledge and its relationship with the conservation of biodiversity and the socio-ecological resilience of communities around Gorongosa National Park


Lorena Michel da Encarnação Matos

Distribution and selection of lungfish habitats in Gorongosa National Park 


Semo Siambeu Luís Semo Mogeia

The interactions of three invasive plants with herbivorous insects and their impact on plant diversity in Gorongosa National Park


António Ngovene Júnior

Can shade coffee cultivation help restore Mount Gorongosa’s threatened forest biodiversity?


Raimundo José Raimundo

Modeling the spatial distribution and ecological niche of civets in Gorongosa National Park.


Márcio Manuel Tomás

Abundance and diversity of grasshoppers in relation to the loss and recovery of mammalian grazers on the floodplain of Gorongosa National Park. 


Adija Fernando Wilssone

Evaluation of Authentication of Honey in the Buffer Zone of Gorongosa National Park


Mozambican Students attend a workshop in the E.O. Wilson Laboratory at Gorongosa National Park. Mozambique


We aim to become an internationally recognized M.Sc. program dedicated to training competent and capable biologists and conservation leaders in Mozambique. Our students acquire comprehensive knowledge of conservation science, which allows them to become successful researchers and managers of the country’s biological resources.  Learn More.  


Admissions are open for the 2022-2024 group of Master’s students! Please carefully read the announcement here and complete all the required steps, including this application form. Applications are due by 19 November 2021. Learn more. 




The Gorongosa Master’s in Conservation Biology faculty consists of a talented, knowledgeable team of professors who generously donate their time to teach intensive courses in the master’s curriculum. Faculty members also act as thesis advisors to students and help them in the design and development of their research. We are very grateful for our amazingly dedicated faculty from around the world! Learn More

Information for Faculty

Our incredible guest faculty make the Gorongosa Master’s in Conservation Biology Program possible. We are extremely grateful for your time and dedication to promoting conservation through education. Learn More. 

Our Consortium Partners

The Gorongosa Master’s in Conservation Biology Program is made possible through partnerships with three Mozambican institutions, the Universidade Lúrio, Universidade Zambeze, and the Instituto Superior Politécnico de Manica, in partnership with the Universidade de Lisboa. Our consortium partners help ensure our academic excellence and provide the institutional and administrative support necessary to run a master’s program housed in a national park. Learn more. 

Student Life

Students in the Gorongosa Master’s in Conservation Biology Program have the rare privilege of calling Gorongosa National Park their home for two years. Learn more

Student Research

Our students conduct their thesis research on an impressive variety of topics in Gorongosa National Park and its buffer zone. See here for a list of current research projects. 



To become recognized nationally and internationally as a master’s program that prepares professionals capable of contributing to conservation through biodiversity research and effective management.


To provide master’s students the highest quality education possible in conservation biology in Mozambique. Students will graduate with ample scientific knowledge and will be capable of conducting research and working in conservation management. Graduates will be critical thinkers, have high ethical standards, and a strong sense of compassion. These qualities will guide them in their work in conservation and sustainable development.

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