Assoc. Prof. Dr. Charles

Senor Lecturer

Contacts:+256 782 353 775



Dr Charles Kakuhikire Twesigye is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological sciences, Faculty of Science, Kyambogo University.

He possesses a PhD with a specialisation in Molecular Biology and Natural Resources from Makerere University, Uganda.
My specialisation is in the use of genetics and genomics tools in assessing genetic diversity of natural and introduced populations of plant and animal species. The use of genetics and genomics tools is critical in the sustainable management of natural resources and has great potential in modern plant and animal breeding for crop and animal improvement.
During the last 31 years of service at Kyambogo University, I have supervised a number of both graduate and undergraduate student’s research to completion. I have also participated in the development of Masters and PhD programs in the Department of Biological Sciences. I am the coordinator of the PhD program in Biological Sciences and Faculty of Science Representative on the Kyambogo University STI Task Force Committee.

Area of Speciality:
Environment and Natural Resources; Conservation Science, Agricultural Biotechnology, Social-Ecological Water Resources, Genetics, Genomics and Molecular Biology.

Research Interests:
Biodiversity Conservation: Social-Ecological Water Resources Management; Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation ; Genetic Resources, Natural Resources Conservation and Management; Aquaculture production and management, and Quaternary Science.

Current projects:

  1. Effects of Oil Exploration on Large Mammals in Murchison-Semliki
    Landscape[ Funded by KyU]
  2. Social-Ecological Water Resources Management in the Lake Victoria Basin [Funded by Appear]


  1. Kobusinge, J.; Gabiri, G.; Kagezi, G.H.; Sseremba, G.; Nakitende, A.; Arinaitwe, G.;Twesigye, C.K.( 2023). Potential of moisture conservation practices to improve soil properties and nutrient status of Robusta coffee plant. Agronomy, 13,
  2. Katswera,J,Mutekanga, MN and Twesigye, CK. (2022). Community-Based Tourism and Biodiversity Conservation in Kibale and Queen Elizabeth Conservation Areas in Uganda. African Journal of Education, Science and Technology, June, 2022, Vol. 7, No. 1
  3. Katswera,J,Mutekanga, MN and Twesigye, CK. (2022). The Influence of Long- Term  Wildlife Monitoring on Policy Development to Conserve Biodiversity in Uganda. Journal of Natural Sciences Research Vol.13, No. 10, 2022
  4. Katswera,J,Mutekanga, MN and Twesigye, CK .(2022). Community Perceptions and Attitudes towards Conservation of Wildlife in Uganda. Journal of Wildlife and Biodiversity, Vol. 6
  5. Katswera,J,Mutekanga, MN and Twesigye, CK .(2022). Community-Based Conservation and Ecological Integrity: An Assessment of Kibale and Queen Elizabeth Conservation Areas in Uganda, Journal of Environment and Earth Science. Vol. 1, No. 04.
  6. Kiwewa,B.,Nalwanga,R.,Twesigye,C.K.(2021).The Performance of Small and Large Leaf Plants in Aquaponics. J Aqua Res Dev, Vol.12 Iss.5 No:1000636
  7. Katswera,J,Mutekanga, MN and Twesigye, CK .(2020). Biodiversity Conservation and Threat Reduction in Kibale and Queen Elizabeth Conservation Areas, Uganda. East Afr. J. Biophys. Comput. Sci. 1(1), 1-22.
  8. Katswera,J,Mutekanga, MN and Twesigye, CK .(2022). Wildlife Corridors and Regional Biodiversity Conservation around Selected Wildlife Protected Areas in Uganda. Journal of Resources Development and Management Vol.87,
  9. Akisiimira, H,, Tinzaara, W. & Twesigye, C.K. (2022). Mammals’ Population Abundance and Distribution Post Oil and Gas Exploration In Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda.African Journal of Education, Science and Technology, June, 2022, Vol. 7, No. 2
  10. Hindrah Akisiimire , William Tinzaara , Keneth Tumwebaze and Charles K.Twesigye. (2022).Assessment of vegetation in Murchison falls national park five years after the completion of oil and gas exploration. East Afr. J. Biophys. Comput. Sci. (2022), Vol. 3, No. 1, 43-57
  11. Twesigye C.K. S. Onywere, Z. Getenga, S. Mwakalila, J.Nakiranda. (2011). The Impact of Land Use Activities on Vegetation Cover and Water Quality in the Lake Victoria Watershed. The Open Environmental Engineering Journal ISSN 1874-8295 Volume 4(1-12).
  12. Onywere, S.M. Zachary M. Getenga, Shadrack S. Mwakalila, Charles K. Twesigye, Josephine K. Nakiranda. (2011). Assessing the Challenge of Settlement in Budalangi and Yala Swamp Area in Western Kenya Using Landsat Satellite Imagery. The Open Engineering and Environmental Journal, ISSN 1874-8295 Volume 4 
  13. Onywere SM, Getenga ZM, Baraza W, Twesigye CK, Mwakalila SS, Nakiranda JK. (2007). Intensification of agriculture as the driving force in the degradation of Nzoia River Basin: the challenges of watershed management. Catchment and Lake  Research, LARS, 86–99
  14. Twesigye, C.K. (2010). Application of Remote Sensing Technologies and Geographical Information Systems in Monitoring Environmental Degradation in the Lake Victoria watershed, East Africa, in: Tagelsir Mohamed Gasmelseid, eds: Handbook Of Research on Hydroinformatics: Technologies, Theories and Applications, 431-455. ISBN 978-1-61520-907
  15. Onywere,S., Twesigye C.K, Z. Getenga, S. Mwakalila ,J.Nakiranda. (2009). Potential of Satellite Imagery and Policy Framework in Addressing Sustainable Managementof Watershed Resources of the Lake Victoria Basin. VicRes Pollution Cluster Publication ISSN 2078-5933