David Kimani Muchiri

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David Kimani Muchiri

Research Scientist
E-mail :davidmuchiri410@gmail.com
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Designation : Research Scientist
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Journal papers

  1. Luvanda A.M.a, R. Wangeci, J. Nicholus, P. Mwendwa*, D. Muchiri, & M.Sheikh (2016):The Ecological and Socio-economic importance of Faidherbia albida in Taita and Taveta, Kenya: Oct. Jour. Env.Res

Technical notes/Prorocols/Guidelines

  1. Kimondo J, Kigwa B, and Muchiri D.(2008) Equations for predicting crown growth of Melia volkensii
  2. Kariuki J, Mulatya J, Kimondo J, Ogawa shinji and Muchiri D.(2006) Genetic improvement and propagation of Melia volkensii: Evaluation of candidate plus trees
  3. Muchiri D and Dr.Mulatya J.(2004) Survey of Melia volkensii plus trees in the South Eastern dry lands of Kenya
  4. Ochieng D., Muchiri D., and Mulatya J (2001) Evaluation of appropriate tree species for establishment of woodlots to produce construction timber
  5. Muturi G and Muchiri D.(1999) A baseline survey of Kathonzweni Division in Makueni District of Kenya –


  1. Muchiri D.K., Gyokusen K., Gotoh E., Tsuyama M., Sakuta K.,and Muturi G.M.(2018) :Variation in drought tolerance among Melia volkensii clones of candidate plus trees selected from the species ecological range in Kenya: in Ochieng D, Kamondo B, Muturi G(eds) in proceedings of international conference on project on development of drought tolerant trees for adaptation to climate change in drylands of Kenya held at KEFRI headquarters from 13th -16th Feb 2017, KEFRI Kenya


  • 2003 –Sept 2020: Research scientist 11, and team leader of tree physiology component in the KEFRI/JICA project on Development of drought tolerant trees for adaptation to Climate change in drylands of Kenya
  • 1998-2002: Assistant Research Officer, KEFRI Kibwezi Research Sub-Centre
  • 1987-1994: Forester . Ecology department,Kenya Forestry Research Institute(KEFRI) P.O Box 20412 Nairobi

Administrative Responsibility

  • Oct 2020- To Date: Acting Officer in charge KEFRI Rumuruti Sub-Centre
  • 2009-Sept. 2012: Officer in charge of the KEFRI Kibwezi Sub Centre
  • 2005-2008: Ag Project Manager ARIDSAK Project

Academic Qualification

  • 2012-To date Master of Science Environmental Studies (Climate Change and sustainability), Kenyatta University (Thesis on progress)
  • 1994 – 1997: Bachelor of Forestry (BSc For) Moi University ,Eldoret, Kenya
  • 1984 – 1986: Diploma in Forestry,Kenya Forestry Colledge Londiani

Other Courses

  • 1st -5th Sept 2014:Climate Change,Rapid Forest CarbonStock Appraisal and Development of PIN and PDD for Carbon Financing.Organised by African Forest Forum in Collaboration with Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) and Kenya Forest Service(KFS) held at KEFRI Drylands Eco-Regional Research Programme Kitui
  • June-July 2013:Country Focused Training Course on Drought tolerant at Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute and other related organizations in Japan
  • July –August 2012: Country Focused Training Course on Tree Breeding Theory at Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute and other related organizations in Japan
  • 13th Oct 08-2nd Nov08: Strategic Planning and Management organized by Track Agricultural Consultants held at Embu Institute of Agricultural Training
  • 17th -21st Sept 2007: Integrated Watershed Management organized by African Highlands Initiative. Course held at Wida Highway Motel
  • 19th -30th Sept 2005:Participatory Approaches to Research and Scaling Up. Course organized by African Soil Biology and Fertility Network(AFNET) in Collaboration with Desert Margins Project(DMP)
  • April 2000: Training of Trainers Course(TOT) organized organized by Agroforestry for Integrated Development in the Semi Arid Areas of Kenya (ARIDSAK Project) held at Embu Institute of Agricultural Training