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Institute of

WO Forest Ecosystems

Michael Mugarura

Institute of Forest Ecosystems

Alfred-Möller-Straße 1, Haus 41/42
16225 Eberswalde

Fields of Expertise

Forest Resources and Climate Protection

  • Integration of data from the national forest inventory and various existing simulations
  • Modelling of forest development and potential wood production
  • Technical preparation for the implementation of Model simulations
  • Maintenance and expansion of databases, adaptation of tools for online publications, internal quality assurance

Curriculum vitae

Since 02/2021:
tec. staff  at the Thünen Institute for Forest Ecosystems in Eberswalde

04/2019 - 08/2020:
Alexander Von Humboldt International Climate Protection Fellow at the Thünen Institute for Forest Ecosystems in Eberswalde

09/2018 –11/2018:
Statistician / Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Expert at the African Innovations Institute in Kampala Uganda

02/2015 – 08/2018:
Senior Climate Change Mitigation Officer at the Ministry of Water and Environment (Climate Change Department) in Kampala Uganda

01/2011 – 02/2015:
Climate Change Outreach Officer at the Ministry of Water and Environment (Climate Change Unit) in Kampala Uganda

01/2015 – 11/2015:
Post Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management at the Uganda Technology and Management University

09/2010 - 01/2013:
Msc in Environment and Natural Resources at Makerere University colleague of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Dissertation, “Ageospatial and parametric analysis of climate change impacts on selected cereals in kasese district, rwenzori highlands” funded by The Rockefeller Foundation through RUFORUM.

09/2006 – 01/2010:
Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science at Makerere University Institute of Environment and Natural Resources.


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    Mugarura M, Stümer W, Dunger K, Bolte A, Ramlow M, Ackom E, Röhling S (2021) Ascription of the differences between Germany and Uganda’s Land Use, Land-Use Change, and Forestry sector greenhouse gas methodologies for inventory improvement. Mitigation Adaptation Strategies Global Change 26:24, DOI:10.1007/s11027-021-09957-2

    Other Publications

    1. Majaliwa, J.G.M, S. Ratemo, A. Zizinga, X. Mugarura, S. D. Wafula, I. Tunywane, P. Ababo, A. Achom,C.Tweyambe, K. Kyalisima and R. Kaahwa. 2015. Suitability of Major Agricultural Land Uses around Kibale National Park; AJAR/03.10.14/9197.

    2.  Zizinga, A. Tenywa M. M., Majaliwa J. G M., Mugarura.M, Ababo, P. Achom, A. Gabiri, G. Bamutaze Y. Kizza L. and Adipala. E. 2015. Potential Climate Change Adaptation and Coping Practices for Agricultural Productivity in the Mountain Areas of South Western Uganda.

    3. Mugarura. M, Kyotalimye, Waithaka, Mogaka, Hezron. (2015). Taking charge of climate change mitigation and adaptation: the case of Uganda.

    Involved in

    ongoing projects

      completed projects

      • Carbon and wood stocks in German forests
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