Alfred Kundhlande

Lecturer: Forest Ecology


  • MSc. Tropical Resource Ecology (UZ)
  • BES. Hons. Forestry (BUSE)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Tertiary Education (PGDTE) (BUSE)
  • National Diploma in Forestry (ZCF)

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Areas of Research Interest :

  • Silviculture of indigenous and exotic trees
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation and ecology of exotic plantations.
  • Fire ecology and management
  • Forest nutrition
  • Forest botany

Publications :

  1. Kundhlande, A., Nyakudya, I. W., Katsvanga, C. A. T., Wuta, M., and Gotosa, J. Influence of Pinus patula (Schltdl. and Cham.) plantations on granite soil properties in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe: A case study of Erin Forest Estate. Journal of Horticulture and Forestry. 2(10) Accepted 25 February, 2011
  2. Chatanga, P., Kamanda, M.T., Kundhlande, A., Imbayarwo-Chikosi, V.E., Mujawo, T., Magadza, C. H. D. and Mujuru, L. Effects of Lantana camara (L) invasion on the native vegetation of Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe. South. Afri.J.Educ.Sci.Technol. 2(2): 57-64, 2011.
  3. Kundhlande A., Nyakudya I.W., Katsvanga C.A.T., Wuta M., Jimu L. and Gotosa J. 2012. Influence of Pinus patula (Schltdl. & Cham.) Plantations on Dolerite Soil Properties in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe: Case of Erin Forest Estate. International Journal of Applied Environmental Sciences Volume 7. Number 1. pp. 9-24.
  4. Katsvanga, C. A. T., Bobo, E. D., Jimu, L., Nyamugure, T., Gwenzi, D. and Kundhlande, A. Vegetation diversity and composition of Bindura Mining town in Zimbabwe. Discovery and Innovation 21(1&2): 6-11, 2009.
  5. Katsvanga, C.A.T., Jimu, L., Gwenzi, D. and Kundhlande, A. Eucalyptus species performance under short rotation conditions on the   Vumba highlands in Zimbabwe. South. Afri.J.Educ.Sci.Technol. 1(2): 77-83, 2007.
  6. Jimu, L., Katsvanga, C.A.T., Kundhlande, A., Nyamugure, T., Gwenzi, D. and Mupangwa, J.F. Comparative growth of Pinus taeda and Pinus patula in Penhalonga, Zimbabwe. South. Afri.J.Educ.Sci.Technol. 2(1): 15-19, 2007.
  7. Mujuru, L. and Kundhlande A. Small-scale vegetation structure and composition of Chirinda Forest, Southeast Zimbabwe. African Journal of Ecology, Vol. 45, No. 4. (December 2007), pp. 624-632.
  8. Katsvanga, C. A. T., Bobo, E. D., Jimu, L., Nyamugure, T., Gwenzi, D., Kundhlande, A. and Mureva, A. Vegetation diversity as an indicator of human social diversity and economic equality in Bindura mining town, Zimbabwe. South. Afri.J.Educ.Sci.Technol. 2(2): 57-64, 2007.
  9. Gotosa, J., Nezandonyi, K., Kanda, A., Mushiri, S.M., Kundhlande, A. and Nyamugure, T. Effects of irrigating Eucalyptus grandis with a mixture of domestic and pulp and paper mill effluent on soil quality at site in Northern Zimbabwe. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa. 13(5) 136-149.2012
  10. Gotosa, T. N., Gotosa, J., Katsvanga, C.A.T., Nyakudya, I.W., Kundhlande, A. and Mapaure, I. Woody vegetation diversity and regeneration in an abandoned sugar estate in semi-arid Zimbabwe. The Journal of Animal & Plant Sciences, 23(5): 2013, Pages: 1370-1378
  11. P. Chatanga, M.T. Kamanda and A. Kundhlande. Influence of the invasive alien species (Lantana camara (L)) on selected soil characteristics in Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe. Midlands State University Journal of Science, Agriculture and Technology. Volume 4(1), 2013
  12. Nyamadzawo, G., Gwenzi, W., Kanda, A., Kundhlande, A. and Masona, C. Understanding the Causes, Socio-economic and Environmental Impacts, and Management of Veld Fires in Tropical Zimbabwe. Fire Science Reviews, 2013, 2:2
  13. Nyenda, T., Chimweta, T., Muvengwi, J., Mbiba, M. and Kundhlande, A. Survival and early growth performance of leguminous woody species on a chronosequence of abandoned gold tailings in Zimbabwe. Journal of Vegetation Science. Under Review.
  14. Mudyiwa, S. M., Nyamugure, T., Chitagu, T. and Kundhlande, A. Characterisation of Urban Forest Nurseries: A Case Study of Harare Suburbs in Zimbabwe. Journal of Agricultural Science and Engineering, 2015, pp. 101-107
  15. Jephris Gere, Rangarirayi Karidzagundi, Victor Ntuli, Tendayi Nyamugure, Silas M. Mudyiwa and Alfred Kundhlande. Filing breaks seed dormancy of Berchemia discolor Hemsley. African Journal of Plant Science. 2015