Chidodo, Simon

Doctoral Researcher

Selected Publications
  • Simon Chidodo
    UNU-FLORES, Ammonstrasse 74, Dresden, 01067, Germany
    +49 351 7999 3802

    Research Interests

    • Climate change and biodiversity in cities
    • Ecosystem assessment and management
    • Hydrologic and environmental modelling
    • Remote sensing and GIS


    • Master's degree, Ecosystem Science and Management, SUA, Tanzania (2019)
    • Bachelor's degree, Ecotourism and Nature Conservation, SEKOMU, Tanzania (2016)


    • Research Assistant, African Centre of Excellence for Innovative Rodent Pest Management and Biosensor Technology
    • Research Assistant, Development Corridor Partnership
    • GIS Expert Officer, Newforest company

    Biographical Statement

    Simon Chidodo is part of the Joint PhD Programme of UNU-FLORES and TU Dresden. During his graduate studies, his master’s project focused on the assessment of rodents abundance in relation to habitat structure and type in the northern Uluguru Mountain, Tanzania. His undergraduate project assessed effects of land use and land cover on the macroclimate in Magamba village, Lushoto district, Tanzania. Simon has expertise on GIS and remote sensing, ecological surveys, ecohydrology, and socioeconomic assessment surveys. As a research assistant, Simon worked with the African Centre of Excellence for Innovative Rodent Pest Management and Biosensor Technology Development, Development Corridor Partnership.

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  • Articles

    • Kimaro, O. D., & Chidodo, S. 2021. “Remote Sensing Based Analysis of Land Use/Cover Change Impact in the Interface Between Magamba Nature Reserve and Surrounding Villages in Lushoto District, Tanzania.” American Journal of Environmental Protection, 10(1): 1-11.
    • Chidodo, S., Kilawe, C. J., Mnyone, L. L., Broecke, B. V., & Mulungu, L. S. 2020. “Factors affecting the composition of rodent assemblages in the North Uluguru Mountains, Tanzania.” Journal of Vertebrate Biology, 69(2): 20047-1.