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Trinity Sandra Ndlovu

Staff picture: Trinity Sandra Ndlovu
Ecological Sciences
Ecological Sciences
Agro-Ecosystem Ecologist
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Trinity Sandra Ndlovu (nee) Senda is as Agroecosystem ecologist at the James Hutton Institute (JHI).  She attained her PhD thesis from the University of Nairobi in Kenya in Management of Agroecosystems and the Environment. Her PhD work focused on the socio-ecological implications of communal land rights formalization in pastoral settings.

Prior to joining JHI Trinity worked as a livestock and rangelands specialist at FAO for a project on enhancing resilience for rural households in Zimbabwe.  From 2017 to 2020, she was affiliated with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Kenya as a graduate fellow under the Germany Exchange Services (DAAD) fellowship.  Trinity spent 11 years working as a livestock researcher under the Department of Research and Specialist Services at Matopos Research Institute, Zimbabwe-focusing mainly on developing technologies to improve livestock production and productivity in the small holder sector of Zimbabwe. She also worked on modelling the climate change impacts on livestock production and rangeland productivity.  

Trinity has (co)authored and published journal articles, book chapters and reports on livestock production, rangelands, climate change and land tenure. She holds a Masters degree in Sustainable Agriculture from the University of the Free State in South Africa and a BSc. in Natural Resources Management and Agriculture-Livestock and Wildlife Management from the Midlands State University in Zimbabwe.  Trinity hopes to contribute to solving some of the ongoing global environmental and food security challenges- through her work.   

  • Martino, S.; Rugani, B.; Begg, G.; Ovando Pol, P.; Ndlovu, T.; Petucco, C.; Petucco, C.; McHugh, N.; Simmons , A. (2022) Integrating Natural Capital in socioecological farm systems for gaining sustainability and wellbeing in EU farm clusters, Electronic booklet of the 4th ESP Europe Conference, 10-14 October 2022, Heraklion, Crete
  • Martino, S.; Begg, G.; Ndlovu, T.; Rugani , B.; Petucco , C.; Ovando Pol, P.; McHugh, M.; Simmons, A. (2022) Integrating Natural Capital into socioecological farm systems for gaining sustainability and wellbeing in EU farm clusters, Hutton Annual Research Symposium 2022, 24 November 2022, Altens Hotel, Aberdeen.

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