BCFS Field Assistants

Field Assistants are members of staff who guide researchers to the forest for collecting data. They also collect the field station's long term data on tree phenology, chimpanzees and other primates (mainly behaviour, party composition, feeding and health) as well as on birds, amphibians and reptiles in and around Budongo Forest Reserve.

BCFS maintains a research area of at least 15sq km traversed by lines that run north-south, east-west and sub-divide the area into smaller blocks. The blocks are easy for researchers to connect through and track chimpanzees and for the field assistants to monitor research plots marked along the transect lines.



Our current Field assistant team includes those that specialise in Plant Ecology, Herpetology, Ornithology and Primates

  • Geresomu Muhumuza - Senior Field Assistant - Primates
  • Monday Mbotella - Senior Field Assistant - Primates
  • Vincent Kizza - Primates
  • Sam Adue -  Primates
  • Gideon Atayo - Primates
  • Robert Eguma - Primates
  • Steven Mugisa  - Primates
  • Bosco Chandia  - Primates
  • Jackson Asua - Primates
  • Gophine Ericsson - Plant Ecology
  • Nelson Orijabo - Plant Ecology
  • Moses Businge - Plant Ecology and Herpetology
  • James Ahebwa - Plant Ecology and Herpetology
  • Patrick Arua - Ornithology
  • David Rume - Ornithology


History Of Budongo

The BCFS was founded by Dr Vernon Reynolds in 1990. At that time it was called the Budongo Forest Project.

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Where is Budongo

The Budongo Forest is a moist, semi-deciduous tropical rain forest located at the top of the Albertine Rift in Uganda.

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