Department of Botany, College of Natural sand Applied Sciences, University of Dar es Salaam


Renewable energy & Environment


Dr. Moshi is a specialist in the fields of Renewable energy (Bioenergy) and vegetation ecology. He holds a PhD in Botany (Bioenery), MSc in Botany (Ecology) and BSc. with Education from the University of Dar es Salaam Tanzania.


Dr. Moshi joined the Botany Department in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences of the University of Dar es Salaam as a tutorial assistant in 2006; later in 2007 he was promoted to a position of assistant lecturer and in mid 2016 to a Lecturer position. He has worked in a variety of professional capacities in private and public institutions including the University of Bagamoyo and Ardhi University where he served as a part time Lecturer in Botany, Plant anatomy and vegetation ecology. He has served the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology through the National Examination Council of Tanzania on special education duties between 2015 to the present. His countries of work experience include Kenya where he spent several months at ICRAF working on genetic diversity of selected indigenous biocrops from Tanzania. He was a visiting faculty and scholar at the Centre for African Studies, University of Florida, USA in early 2013.


Dr. Moshi is also known for his consulting works, presentations and publications. He has published a book and several papers in peer reviewed journals in the field of vegetation ecology and Bioenergy. His recent book is titled “Potential Natural Vegetation of Eastern Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia) Volume 10. Atlas and Tree species composition of Tanzania” published in 2014 in collaboration with a renowned ecologists including J-P.B LillesØ from University of Copenhagen. His recent paper was “Ecological Distribution and Abundance of the Parasitic Weed, Cassytha filiformis L. (Lauraceae) in Major Cashew, Anacardium occidentale L. Growing Regions in Tanzania” published in 2016 in the International Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences. 5: (3) 109-116. He has conducted over 20 environmental Impact Assessment consultancy projects on soils, vegetation and Renewable energy.


Recently, he was recognized for his contribution in the use of renewable energy (Biofuels) as a recipient of the third prize of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences of the University of Dar es Salaam for attaining a high standard of display during the College research week exhibitions in March, 28th 2015. Soon after he was a recipient of a Certificate of award to “Key Non Food Biocrops Potential for Biodiesel Production in Tanzania project” Being the second overall winner of the University of Dar es Salaam research week exhibitions presented in May, 20th 2015.