Zviregei JiriCountry of origin: Zimbabwe Currently in: Zimbabwe, Harare General field of specialization: Biological Systems and Organisms
PhD Fellowship Alumna
Degrees2004 Master Biological Systems and Organisms2018 Doctorate Biological Systems and Organisms
Current Research Activities
Biological Systems and Organisms
We investigate the use of antioxidant enzymes and the South African Scoring system in pollution monitoring from Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) and commercial agricultural activities. The Yellow Jacket River receives effluent from pyrite mining from Iron Duke Mine while Mazowe River receives runoff from surrounding commercial agriculture. The quality of the water in the two systems is being investigated by comparing biomarkers measured from the field (exposed organisms) and those organisms from a reference site.
Publications resulting from Research:
1. Tazvivinga A; Jiri Z; Muyambo S; Nyamadzawo G and Gotosa J (2012). Passive Biomonitoring of Mazowe and Yellow Jacket Rivers, Zimbabwe: Use of the South African Scoring System and Habitat Assessment Index. Global Advanced Research Journal of Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ISSN: 2315-5124) 1(8):195-204.
2. Jiri Z, Tazvivinga A and van Vuren J. H.J. (2015). Antioxidant enzymes in Oreochromis niloticus as early warning signals in assessing pollution from Acid Mine Drainage and diffuse sources. 7th International Toxicology Symposium in Africa Conference Proceeding. 103-104.
Current professionCurrent professional activities type:ResearchTeachingHigher Education StudyCurrently employed by Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe as a lecturer responsible for teaching, student supervision and research activities. Also registered as a PhD candidate in Aquatic Health at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa.
Workshop and Conference Attended2015 Johannesburg, South Africa 7th International Toxicology Symposium in Africa
AffiliationsSouthern African Association of Aquatic Scientists
Presentation given2015Antioxidant enzymes in Oreochromis niloticus as early warning signals in assessing pollution from Acid Mine Drainage and diffuse sourcesJohannesburg South AfricaEvent: 7th International Toxicology Symposium in Africa
TWAS AwardsDec 2012FellowshipWhen I got my OWSD Phd fellowship, it was a dream come true. I promised myself to do the best and God will do the rest.
Fellowship with OWSD
Fellowship with OWSD
Fellowship awarded 2012
PHD Graduation 2018