Personal Information


Dr. David Sylvester Kacholi


Senior Lecturer

Contact Address:

P.O Box 2329,Dar es Salaam,
Email: david.kacholi@duce.ac.tz
Email: kacholi78@gmail.com & kacholi78@yahoo.com
Mobile: +255754471178

Academic Links

ORCID ID                              https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6049-2201
Websites                               https://www.fos.duce.ac.tz/dr-david-kacholi.html,

Education Profile

Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany, 2009 – 2013
Ph.D. (Agricultural Sciences)
University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 2004–2006.
M.Sc. In Environmental Science
Sokoine University of Agriculture, 2001–2004
B.Sc. In Environmental Sciences and Management

Research Interests Areas

My research focus is on forest ecology, especially on effects of habitat fragmentation on forest biodiversity and indigenous uses of forest products. Also, I am well interested on environmental science of which my focus is on area of urban agriculture.

Teaching Areas

  • Environmental Sciences
  • Ecology, Scientific Methods &
  • Introductory Botany


  1. *Kacholi, D.S. (2018). Floristic Similarity and Diversity Gradients in the Eastern Arc and Coastal Forests of Tanzania. Journal of Education, Humanities and Sciences, 7(2): 93-104.http://jehs.duce.ac.tz/index.php/jehs/article/view/109
  2. *Kacholi, D.S., Sahu, M. (2018). Levels and health risk assessment of heavy metals in soil, water and vegetables of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.Journal of Chemistry, 2018: Article ID 1402674, 9 pages, https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/1402674.
  3. *Kacholi, D.S. (2016). Changes in forest composition, edaphic factors and exploitation pressure between edge and interior habitats in the Kimboza forest in Morogoro Region, Tanzania. Journal of Education Humanities and Sciences, 5(2): 68-77.http://jehs.duce.ac.tz/index.php/jehs/article/view/64
  4. Sahu, M., Kacholi, D.S. (2016). Heavy Metal Levels in Amaranthus species from Chang’ombe-Mchicha area in Temeke District, Dar es Salaam – Tanzania. Asian Journal of Chemistry, 28(5): 1123-1126,doi.org.10.14233/ajchem.2016.19604.http://www.asianjournalofchemistry.co.in/user/journal/viewarticle.aspx?ArticleID=28_5_3
  5. Kacholi, D.S.(2015).Understory Composition, Diversity and Natural Regeneration Status of Uluguru Forests in Morogoro – Tanzania. Journal of Education Humanities and Sciences, 4(1): 75-98. ISSN 1821 – 7427.http://jehs.duce.ac.tz/index.php/jehs/article/view/47/0
  6. Kacholi, D. S.,Whitbread, A. M., Worbes, M. (2015). Diversity, Abundance, and Structure of Tree Community in the Uluguru Forests in the Morogoro Region, Tanzania. Journal of Forestry Research,26(3): 557-569, doi: 10.1007/s11676-015-0078-0https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11676-015-0078-0
  7. Kacholi, D.S.(2014).Indigenous Tree Uses, Use values and Impact of Human Population on Forest Size, Species Richness and Tree Density in the Uluguru Forests, Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Science. 40: 34-50,www.ajol.info/index.php/tjs/article/view/148974
  8. Kacholi, D.S. (2014). Analysis of Structure and Diversity of the Kilengwe Forest in the Morogoro Region–Tanzania,International Journal of Biodiversity,2014:Article ID 516840, 8 pages, doi:10.1155/2014/516840.https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijbd/2014/516840/
  9. Kacholi, D.S.(2014). Edge-Interior Disparities in Tree Species and Structural Composition of the Kilengwe Forest in Morogoro Region, Tanzania,ISRN Biodiversity,2014: Article ID 873174, 8 pages, doi:10.1155/2014/873174.https://www.hindawi.com/journals/isrn/2014/873174/
  10. Kacholi, D.S. (2013). Floristic Composition, Diversity and Structure of the Kimboza Forest in Morogoro Region, Tanzania, Journal of Education, Humanities and Sciences,2(2): 84-95.http://jehs.duce.ac.tz/index.php/jehs/article/view/80/

  11. Published Books

    Kacholi, D. S.(2013). Effects of Habitat fragmentation on Biodiversity of Uluguru Mountain forests in Morogoro region, Tanzania. Cuvillier Verlag Göttingen, Internationaler Wissenschaftlicher Fachverlag ISBN 978-3-95404-364-4.

    Conference Abstracts and Proceedings

    1. Kacholi, D.S., Fichtler, E., Whitbread, A., Worbes, M. (2012), Floristic composition, diversity and structure of Uluguru forests in Morogoro, Tanzania. Abstract in Islands in land- and seascape: the challenges of fragmentation. Conference of the society for tropical ecology Erlangen, Germany. February 22-25, 2012. ISBN 978-3-00-037462-3.

    2.Kacholi, D.S.(2016). Changes in forest composition, edaphic factors and exploitation pressure between edge and interior habitats in the Kimboza forest in Morogoro Region, Tanzania. CoNAS 50th Anniversary Conference held between March 30 and April 1, 2016 at Dar es Salaam.