The Teams*


Sewonmian Francine E. De Souza

University of Abomey Calavi, Geography and Related Sciences

Mentor: Agossou Brice Hugues Tente, University of Abomey Calavi, Geography and Related Sciences

Analysing the impact of salt exploitation on the dynamic of the vegetation of saline marshes and alluvial plains and the socio-cultural constraints to their sustainable management related to land tenure and use


Siziba Nqobizitha, University of Botswana - Harry Openheimer Okavango Research Centre

Mentor Michael Murray-Hudson, Wetland Ecology, University of Botswana - Harry Openheimer Okavango Research Centre

The influence of flooding on juvenile fish in the Okavango Delta

Democratic Republic of Congo

Deo K. Kujirankwinja, University of Cape Town, South Africa, Conservation Biology

Mentor: Andrew Plumptre,  Director Albertine Rift Programme, Wildlife Conservation Society, Uganda

Co-mentor: Margaret Druciru, Warden for Monitoring & Research, Queen Elizabeth National Park

Status and conservation of the Common hippopotamus in Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo



Getu Abdissa Alemu, Addis Ababa University, GIS and Remote Sensing

Mentor: Andre Nonguierma, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Connectivity and fragmentation analysis and susceptibility modeling of agricultural and illegal land use pressures on biologically diverse ecosystems in Bale Mountains National Park and Bonga National Forest


Peace D. Gbeckor-Kove, University of Ghana, Environmental Science Programme

Mentor: Christopher Gordon, University of Ghana, Dept of Oceanography and Fisheries CoMentor: Adelina Mensah University of Ghana, Dept of Oceanography and Fisheries

Land Use Changes/ Land Cover Changes and Wetlands Biodiversity in a Fast Developing Urban Settlement in Sakumo Ramsar



Ann Nyambura, Egerton University, Natural Resources Management

Mentor: Mironga John Momanyi, Egerton University Department of Geography

The role of water resources and browse availability on the home range size of the black rhino (diceros bicornis michaeli) in Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya


Elizabeth Naliaka Wakoli, Moi University, Wildlife Management

Mentor: Noah Sitati Wasilwa, Eastern Africa Elephant Programme, World Wildlife Fund

Human death & injury in elephant corridors in the Transmara District using spatial data


Christine Akinyi Onyango and Agevi Humphrey, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Environmental Biology / Ecology

Mentor: Mugatsia Harrison Tsingalia Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Zoology

Monitoring and Population Estimation by Spatial Extrapolation of Monkey Populations in the Kakamega Forest



Jamestone Smion Kamwendo, National Herbarium and Botanic Gardens of Malawi and University of Malawi

Mentor: Johnathan Gwaligwali, University of Malawi, Department of Geography

Biodiversity Mapping of the Degraded Forest Reserve of Zomba-Malosa in Malawi



Johnson Adeyinka Olusola, Federal University of Technology Akure, Ondo

Mentor: Ikechukwu Nelson Okoroigwe

University of Ibadan, Department of Geography and Obollo Oil & Gas Ltd GIS and RadarSAR

Evaluation findings for exploration and exploitation activities and its effects on biodiversity using GIS, Remote Sensing and GPS Technology in the Niger-Delta Coastal Environment


Providence Akayezu, National University of Rwanda, Botany and Conservation

Mentor: Elias Bizuru, National University of Rwanda

Impact of anthropogenic and environmental stresses on botanical biodiversity in protected high-altitude rainforest areas of Nyungwe Forest National Park


South Africa

Jessica-Jane Macian Lavelle, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, Environmental Studies & Geography

Mentor: Jennifer S. Lalley, University of Witwatersrand

Co-Mentor: Julia Mambo, University of the Witwatersrand , School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies

Determining environmental factors influencing human-elephant conflict intensity in a forest habitat, using GIS grid-based analysis for a prediction model informing land-use planning



John Elia Ntandu, National Herbarium of Tanzania, University of Dar es Salaam

Mentor: Herbert Valentine Lyaruu, University of Dar es Salaam

Conservation Assessment of Impatiens species of the Uluguru Mountains, Tanzania


Kajjo Darious, Makerere University, Environment and Natural Resources

Mentor: Shuaib Lwasa, Makerere University

Deteriorating Agricultural land due to urbanization: Implications for agricultural biodiversity, food production and food security

 * Reports posted under these pages solely represent the original work of the MyCOE / SERVIR 2009-2010 participants as they have been uploaded directly by the teams.  Their conclusions, recommendations, or any personal commentary is attributed to the individual authors and does not necessarily represent the views of the AAG or of the sponsoring organizations.  Please properly cite any reference to their work using all of the names of the team members at the top of each page, the project title, the year 2010, reference to the MyCOE / SERVIR GIS and Biodiversity Initiative in Africa, and the exact url of the project report.