Simon Tamungang

Membership:  2019

Member Bio

Simon Tamungang is an enthusiastic field ornithologist and an associate professor of applied ecology and wildlife management. He holds a doctorate and a master’s degree in wildlife management from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He is an alumnus research fellow of two Commonwealth Fellowships in the UK at the University of Nottingham (2002–2003) and the University of Greenwich (2016) respectively. Simon currently heads the Department of Basic Sciences in the College of Technology, University of Bamenda and is also a visiting senior lecturer and researcher in the Department of Animal Biology, University of Dschang, both in Cameroon. Simon enjoys working on projects that involve land-use planning, ecological modelling vis-à-vis proactive biodiversity planning, policy and regulation for biological resources conservation, and sustainable development. His research focuses mainly on understanding the impact and consequences of ecological pressures on wildlife resources. Simon is working to ascertain critical adaptive indicators that seek to optimize survivorship and reproduction amidst defined habitat pressures and sustainable benchmarks for ecological resilience. His research publications explore these issues with regard to the African Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus) and other wildlife species.


  • with Robert A. Cheke, Gilbert Z. Mofor, Richard N. Tamungang, and Fritz T. Oben. “Conservation Concern for the Deteriorating Geographical Range of the Grey Parrot in Cameroon.” International Journal of Ecology, Volume 2014, Article ID 753294, 15 pages (2014).
  • with Robert A. Cheke, Ghislain P. Kougoum, and Eric S. Ntiri. “Linking Population Size to Conservation Needs of the Grey Parrot in Cameroon.” International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation 5, no. 8 (2013): 478–85.
  • with Mathias A. Onabid, Taku Awa II, and Victor S. Balinga. “Habitat Preferences of the Grey Parrot in Heterogeneous Vegetation Landscapes and Their Conservation Implications.” International Journal of Biodiversity, Volume 2016, Article ID 7287563, 10 pages (2016).
  • with Vincent K. Payne, Alexis Nkouelle, Josue P. Wabo, John A. Kiyang, and Mpoame Mbida. “Diversity and Ecological Implications of Feather Lice on Wild and Captive Grey Parrots in Cameroon.” Asian Journal of Conservation Biology 3, no. 1 (2014): 38–47.
  • with Ghislain P. Kougoum, and Alexis Teguia. “Nest Characteristics for the Conservation of the Grey Parrot in Cameroon.” Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment 8, no. 9 (September 2016): 142–54.
  • with Taku Awa II, and Ngia G. Luchuo. “Avian Species Richness and Diversity at the Dschang Municipal Lake, Cameroon: Implications of Site Management for Conservation and Ecotourism.” Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment 8, no. 11 (November 2016): 192–200.
  • with Moses A. Ofeh, Martin N. Tchamba, Robert A. Cheke, and Ghislain P. Kougoum. “Challenges and Conservation Implications of the Parrot Trade in Cameroon.” International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences 10, no. 3 (June 2016): 1210–34.