Tatenda is a Forest Ecology and Management Researcher from Zimbabwe focusing on sustainable harvesting of miombo woodlands based at the School of Animal, Plant, and Environmental Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. His research is collaboratively supported by the Miombo Network (http://miombonetwork.org/), the SEOSAW Partnership (https://seosaw.github.io/) and the OGRC (https://ogresearchconservation.org/ ). He is currently looking at using a network of tree plot data to inform sustainable utilization of the miombo woodlands. His interest is in exploring relationships between biomass accumulation and disturbance (human, fire, elephant) in miombo woodlands and its impact on biomass change, in order to optimize utilization but also in view of biodiversity conservation and climate change. Previously Tatenda was with the Zimbabwe Forestry Commission as a Silviculturist.