Charles J. Kilawe


My expertise is on conservation biology, plant ecology, land use, GIS & Remote Sensing.



  • Ph.D  Geography, University of Copenhagen, Denmark 2017
  • Ph.D  Forestry, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania 2016
  • M.Sc. Forestry &Agriculture, University of Eastern Finland [Joensuu Finland] and BOKU University of Life Science [Vienna, Austria] 2011
  • B.Sc. Forestry, Sokoine University  of Agriculture, Morogoro Tanzania 2007
Courses and Teaching

I teach courses on ecological restoration, fire ecology and land evaluation. I have also been involved in the teaching of forest ecology for an international program-Tropical Biological Association.

Research Interest

I have general interest in multidisciplinary approach in research.

Research Projects

I have conducted research projects on shifting cultivation, fire dynamics and ecological recovery in Dry Miombo woodlands of Tanzania.

I have been/and still am working in project on biological invasion in Tropical Rain Forests of Tanzania.

I am currently in charge of a 30 years old permanent plot that was established to monitor recovery after pit sawing in Amani Nature Forest Reserve.

Recent Research Output

Biological invasion in Kimboza Forest Reserve-Morogoro, Tanzania

Biological invasion in Moshi Rural District Kilmanjaro, Tanzania


Intensification of Shifting cultivation in Miombo woodlands of Tanzania

Contact information

Office: No. 22-CFWT
Department of Ecosystems and Conservation
College of Forestry Wildlife and Tourism
Sokoine University of Agriculture

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