Remigio Turyahabwe

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Ph.D., Environmental Science, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
Job Title
Senior Lecturer
Office Hours
8.00 am to 5.00 pm
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Remigio Turyahabwe is a Geographer who holds a Ph.D. in Environmental science with a special bias in aquatic environment from Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST), a Masters of Arts in Geography with special bias in soil science from Kyambogo University and Bachelors of Arts with Education from Kyambogo University. 
He is the current Head of Department Geography and a lecturer of Geography, Department of Geography, Faculty of Science and Education, Busitema University - Uganda..
Dr. Remigio Turyahabwe has over 15 years' working experience in teaching and research both at higher education and secondary school and is involved in postgraduate research supervision and has published several papers. Before joining Busitema University, he served as secondary school geography teacher at Nakateete S.S- Kyazanga, Lwengo district (2007 - 2010). 

His areas of teaching at higher education include Geomorphology, Environmental impact assessment, World physical environmental systems, Spatial organization of the human environment, Geography of world economies, Research methods in geography, Practical geography, Population geography, Geography of Africa, Geography of Uganda, Development of modern geography’ Elements of physical geography, Principles of resource management and conservation, Remote sensing and G.I.S, Geography of Anglo-America, Hydrology, Field laboratory techniques, quantitative and research methods in geography, Applied climatology, 

His research interest is in aquatic environment with special attention to aquatic ecosystems; health monitoring specifically, water quality, macro invertebrates, fish ecology and habitat quality. He also has done environmental impact assessment and aquatic ecosystem health restoration on many Rivers of eastern Uganda.

Dr. Remigio Turyahabwe also serves the community in other different capacities with different responsibilities. He is the Chair Board of Governors Kawere Memorial High school sice 2020, Chair board of Director Bright high school- Mukoko, Kalungu District since 2012, The Executive director- Kampala western friends Ltd since 2014, Member land management committee, Busitema university since 2018, and also a member of the finance committee, Faculty of science and education, Busitema University since 2016. 

Publications and Papers
  •  Nabalegwa .M. W, Asaba. J., Turyahabwe. R. (2016), Soil loss under different cropping systems in High lands of Uganda, universal journal of agricultural resources
  •  Turyahabwe. R., Mulinya. C., Shivoga. W. (2020), Influence of land use/ cover on water quality in the River Sironko catchment area, Eastern Uganda, IOSR- Journal of environmental science, toxicology and food technology.
  • 3Turyahabwe. R., Mulinya. C., Shivoga. W., (2020), Challenges associated with incomplete assessment of stream ecosystem health and land use interaction studies in east and central Africa-a review. Elixir international.
  •  Turyahabwe. R., Mulabbi. A., Asaba. J., Olowo. M. (2021), Ecological responses of macroinvertebrates to an in-stream ecosystem restoration technique in a tropical stream in eastern Uganda.  East African journal of environment and natural resources.
  • Turyahabwe. R., Asaba. J., Mulabbi.A., (2021), sustainable Human-Wildlife conflict Management strategies around Busitem Central forest reserve, Eastern Uganda. Easter African journal of environment and natural resources.
  • Turyahabwe. R., Asaba. J., Mulabbi.A., (2021), Environmental and socio-economic impact assessment of stone quarrying in Tororo District, Eastern Uganda. East African journal of environment and natural resources.
  •  Atwijukye.D., Turyahabwe.R., Nabalegwa.M.W. and Asaba.J., (2022), Understanding the drivers of adoption of organic Banana Farming Technologies in Kajara county, south western Uganda, East African journal of Agriculture and Biotechnology.
  • Turyahabwe.R., Mulinya.C., and Shivoga.W. A., (2022). Relationship between land use, Habitat quality, physico-chemical water quality and fish communities in the Sironko River catchment, a mountaineous tropical stream flowing into the Lake Kyoga in Eastern Uganda. Lakes and reservoirs, policy and management- wiley and sons
  • Andama. E., Turyahabwe.R., Masaba.S., and Makoba P.G., (2022). Impact of commercial car washing bay on water quality of River Nakiyanja in central Uganda. Journal of Applied science and environmental management-AJOL
Professional Appointments
  • 2016 – to date : Lecturer Geography, Department of Geography, Busitema university-Tororo.
  • 2011-2016:  Lecturer Geography, Department of geography, Kyambogo university-Kampala
  • 2007-2010: Teacher of Geography Nakateete S.S- Kyazanga, Lwengo district.  


Research Focus

Aquatic environment with special attention to aquatic ecosystems

  • water quality; 
  • Macro invertebrates;
  • fish ecology and habitat qualit
Courses Taught
Environmental impact assessment
World physical environmental systems
Research methods in geography
Practical geography
Population geography
Geography of Africa
Staff Type
Academic Staff