Prof Paxie Chirwa


Prof Paxie W Chirwa Socio-ecology, Agroforestry, Soils
SAFCOL Forest Chair
Director, Forest Science Postgraduate Programme
Tel: 012 420 3213 
Fax: 012 420 4120

Email: [email protected]



Professional profile

Professor Paxie Wanangwa Chirwa is the SAFCOL Forest Chair & Director of the Forest Postgraduate Programme in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Pretoria. He is a forest scientist and specialises in socio-ecological systems in forests; agroforestry; and social or community forestry. His research group works on a range of projects in remote regions of South Africa and other forest ecosystem in Africa including the miombo dry forest and woodlands of southern Africa. The research aims to understand the link between climate change, people and natural resource governance, the use of resources, and interventions that will successfully promote sustainable forest management. This also includes understanding the drivers of change in land use and land cover change (LULCC) in natural woodland systems. His research also includes evaluation of models used for future development of forestry in forestlands under claim. He has published widely is many journals. He is an Associate Editor for Agroforestry Systems, Southern Forests: A Journal of Forest Science, Journal of Forestry Research. He has also acted as a Guest Editor for special issues for International Forestry Review, Agroforestry Systems and Southern Forests Journals.

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