Dr. Samson Mabwoga



Journals & Publications

  • Samwel, M. P., Abila, R. and Mabwoga, S. (2021). Assessment of Climate Variability in Kisii Kenya and Its Implications on Food Security. American Journal of Climate Change, 10, 386-395
  • Mootian, A.N., Ole Seno, S. and Mabwoga, S. O. (2020). Impacts of Socio-Economic Activities on Land Use and Land Cover Changes in Narok North Sub-County, Kenya. IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology (IOSR-JESTFT), 14(10), (2020): pp 01-16.  DOI: 10.9790/2402-1410020116.
  • Oyieko, S. O., Mabwoga, S. O., Ole Seno, S. and Otieno, V.O. (2018). Assessment of the Vulnerability of Biophysical and Socio-economic Systems to the Impacts of Climate Change and Variability in Mau Forest Complex, Narok County. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. Article in Press.
  • Kaur, J., Walia, H., Mabwoga, S. O., and Arora, S., (2015). Water quality monitoring of Harike Wetland – a Ramsar site in India and its impact on ex vivo biological systems. Applied Water Science (Published by Springerlink). DOI 10.1007/s13201-015-0347-2
  • Mabwoga, S. O. and Thukral, A. K., (2014). Characterisation of change in the Harike wetland, a Ramsar site in India, using Landsat satellite data. Earth and Environmental Sciences, SpringerPlus 3, 576. DOI: 10.1186/2193-1801-3-576.
  • Mabwoga, S. O., Chawla, A., Thukral, A.K., (2010). Assessment of water quality parameters of the Harike wetland in India, a Ramsar site, using IRS LISS IV satellite data. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 170, 117 – 128. DOI 10.1007/s10661-009-1220-2 (Published by Springerlink), ISSN 1573-2959).
  • Thukral, A. K., Chawla, A., Mabwoga, S.O., (2006). Measurement of Biodiversity. In: Proc. 6th National Workshop on Environment Statistics held at Bhopal (April 28 – 29, 2006). Central Statistical Organization, Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation, Government of India, New Delhi, pp. 262 – 274 (Published by Government of India).
  • Mabwoga, S. O., (2009). Ecological Characterization of Harike wetland, a Ramsar site, using Remote Sensing. In: Anveshan – 2008, National Student Research Convention – A Compendium. (Eds. Dongaonkar, D., Mishra, B., Pani, A., Chawla, S. and Negi, U. A.), pp. 107. Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi.
  • Mabwoga, S.O., Chawla, A. and Thukral, A.K., (2007). Mapping of water hyacinth in Harike Wetland, a Ramsar site, using satellite data. In: 1st National Conference on Wetlands, Science and Society – An Assessment of their Integration, held at the Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi, (December 11 – 13, 2007), University of Delhi & Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, New Delhi, pp. 75 – 76.

Workshops, Seminars & Conferences

Jun., 2021

  •  Conference Session Moderator in the 6th International Conference, on Research and Innovation: Infrastructure Preparedness for Emerging Global Challenges, 28th to 30th June, 2021.

Jun., 2021

  • Resource Person (use of Drones and Precision Agriculture) to an International Conference on Challenges and Opportunities Faculty of Agricultural Sciences DAV UNIVERSITY JALANDHAR Sustainable Agriculture:  25th June, 2021, Jalandhar, India.

Sep., 2019

  • Participated as Session Chair Thematic Area 3 and Rapporteur in the ANSO-MMU-SAJOREC International Conference on Biodiversity for Sustainable Development, Maasai Mara University, 4th – 6th September, 2019.

Nov., 2014

  • Participated in an International Conference at Maasai Mara University, 11th – 14th November, 2014

Mar., 2014

  • Made oral presentation in a UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Environmental Analysis and Remediation, held at the department of Botanical & Environmental Sciences, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India (March 21 – 22, 2011)

Feb., 2010

  • Presented a paper on ‘Analysis of water quality of the Harike wetland reservoir using Indian Remote sensing (IRS) LISS IV data’ in an International Train-the-Trainer GIScience & Problem Analysis Workshop on Integrated Water Resource Management organized by the University of Madras, Chennai, India in collaboration with EURASIA-PACIFIC UNINET (February 22 – 25, 2010)

Nov., 2009

  • Attended UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Environmental and Sustainable Development, held at the department of Botanical & Environmental Sciences, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India (November 3 – 4, 2009)

Aug., 2009

  • Attended Bhagat Puran Singh Memorial Seminar on “Ecological Challenges and Social Responsibilities” organized by All India Pingalwara Charitable Society, Amritsar & Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India (August 6, 2008)

May., 2008

  • Presented a research proposal, on the Ecological characterization of Harike wetland, a Ramsar, site using satellite data, and actively participated and presented a poster on the same in National Level, Student Research Convention organized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), at Pune University, Pune, India (May 17 – 19, 2008)

Apr., 2008

  • Attended National Seminar on “Depleted Uranium: Environmental Hazards”, organized by department of Botanical & Environmental Sciences, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India (April 5, 2008)

Feb., 2008

  • Actively participated, presented poster and gave oral presentation, and qualified to the National Level in Student Research Convention organized at Zonal Level, in a call for research proposals, by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), at Punjab University, Chandigarh, India (February 13 – 15, 2008)

Dec., 2007

  • Actively participated and presented a poster in a National Conference on Wetlands, Science and Society – An Assessment of their Integration, organized by University of Delhi, Delhi & Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, held in New Delhi, India (December 11 – 13, 2007)

Aug., 2021

  • Participated in the University Mentorship Training Workshop, 17th – 18th August, 2021

Jul., – Aug., 2021

  • Mentee, Facilitator and Participant in Pedagogical Leadership in Africa (PedaL) Online collaborative training for Maasai Mara University Training in collaboration with, Jos university and Turkana University College. 1 July to 2 August 2021.

Jan., 2020

  • Attended a Training on Curriculum Review and Development Facilitated by the Commission for University Education (CUE), 29th – 30th January, 2020

Oct., 2019

  • Participated and Represented the Maasai Mara University in an EU HORIZON Project on Ground Truth 2.0. workshop from September 30 to October 4, 2019 at IHE Delft https://gt20.eu/gt20week, IHE-Delft, Netherlands. A book on QGIS for Hydrological Applications was donated to Maasai Mara University Library.

Sept., 2019

  • Trainer on GroundTruth2.0 Local Event Week Local Event on Citizen Science for Climate Change, Livelihoods and Biodiversity Management in the Mara Basin – 15 – 23 September 2019

Aug., 2019

  • ERP Training for Deans of Schools, Chairmen of the Departments, SASSOs and DETOs. August        13th – 14th 2019

Jul., 2019

  • Participated Leadership and Corporate Governance Training Programme for Maasai Mara  
  • University Senate Members, at Pride Inn Paradise Beach Hotel, SHanzu Mombasa, July, 15th – 19th 2019

Mar., 2019

  • Participated in Community of Practice workshop for users Spatial Data Infrastructures Open Water Network Event, Nelson Mandela Institute for Science and Technology (Arusha, Tanzania), March 13-14 2019

Feb., 2019

  • Participated in a Training, Certification and University Branding by Plagiarism software
  • Providers, 26th February, 2019.

Nov., 2018

  • Organised a Workshop on Maasai Mara Citizen Observatory, 14th-15th of November 2018.
  • A Mapathon Event organized with students to improve accessibility in the Mara River Basin by mapping with OpenStreetMap using satellite Imagery

Sep., 2018

  • Participated in an International Conference on An Integrated Approach to Resolving Conflicts in the use of Natural Resources held on 11th – 13th September, 2018

Aug., 2017

  • Completed a Certificate Course in Integrated Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit, conducted by Africa Waste and Environment Management Centre (AWEMAC), Nairobi. 27th June – 31 July, 2017

Jul., – Aug., 2016

  • Completed a Senior Management Course No. 260/2016, conducted by Kenya School of Government, 18th Jul., – 12th Aug., 2016

Feb., 2015

  • Participated in a Training on Alcohol and Substance Abuse held at Maasai Mara University,          12th – 13th February, 2015

Sep., – Oct., 2014

  • Attended a Training on Pedagogical Staff Capacity Building Workshop held from 30th Sep., – 2nd October, 2014 – Maasai Mara University, Narok.

Aug., 2014

  • Attended a two-day Workshop on Quality Education and Research organized by Maasai Mara University, Narok (27th – 28th August, 2014)

Jul., 2014

  • Organized (Secretary of the Organizing Committee) Workshop of Curriculum on Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction and Social Protection – Maasai Mara University in collaboration with Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern Africa, OSSREA (7th -11 July, 2014)

Feb., 22-25, 2010

  • EURASIA-PACIFIC UNINET International Training on Train-the-Trainer GIScience and Problem Analysis Workshop – Integrated Water Resource Management. University of Madras, Chennai, India

Jun. – Jul., 2009

  • Actively participated in the Northern Zone Master Resource Persons’ Training Programme on Total Solar Eclipse – 2009, held at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar – Programme was supported by Rashtriya Vigyan Evam Prodyogiki Sanchar Parishad (RVPSP) and Vigyan Prasar of the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi (June 29 – July 1, 2009)

Apr., 2009

  • Participated in a Two-day Workshops cum training programme on Management of Municipal Solid Waste & Plastic Waste, Sponsored by Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt of India, organized by Department of Botanical & Environmental Sciences, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar in collaboration with Human Resource Foundation (HRD), New Delhi, at Amritsar, India (April 16 – 17, 2009)

Oct., 2007

  • Attended User Awareness Programme on e-Resources, organized by INFLIBNET (University Grant Commission -UGC), Ahmedabad & Bhai Gurdas Library, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India (October 29, 2007)

Jun. 14 – Jul. 14, 2004

  • Training on Water and Wastewater Analysis and Treatment. Amritsar Beverages Limited, Punjab, India

Nov., 2003

  • Participated in 51st BRNS-INCAS National Workshop on Radiochemistry and Applications of Radioisotopes conducted by Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar & Indian Association of Nuclear Chemists and Allied Scientists, held at Amritsar, India (November 10 – 17, 2003)

Jun. 28 – Jul. 28, 2003

  • Training on Seed Technology, Forest Research Institute (FRI), Hoshiarpur, India

Professional experience

Professional Affiliation

  • Registered as an Environmental Impact Assessment/Audit Expert (Associate Expert) – Certificate No. NEMA/EIA/RC/2881 – Environmental Impact Assessment. Registration No. 9543

Research Grants/Funding & Awards

  • 2022 – 2023: Team member for Research Grant on Plankton species diversity and population dynamics in a highly fluctuating arid and semi-arid tropical freshwater landscape PROJECT PI: Professor Romulus Abila (Maasai Mara University). MMU Researchers: Dr Samson Mabwoga (Lecturer, Maasai Mara University); Mr. Raphael Simo (Graduate Assistant, MSc Environmental Studies – Maasai Mara University); Ms. Martha Moseti (MSc Environmental Studies – Maasai Mara University) GRANT AMOUNT: USD 35,400 GRANTOR: UNESCO – TWAS
  • 2021 – 2022: Team Member in a Research Grant on Tracking trends in the water quality of large water pans in Narok County. USD 3600 Field Work grant and donations of water sampling equipment (YSI ProDSS) worth Ksh. 1.2 M.

  • 2019 – 2020: Team member for Research Grant the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) Implementation: Supporting Biodiversity and Climate Friendly Land Management in Agricultural Landscapes in Kenya.  PROJECT PI: Professor Jacqueline McGlade (Maasai Mara University) MMU Researchers: Professor Francis Mburu (Maasai Mara University) Dr Samson Mabwoga (Maasai Mara University) Dr. Daniel Munke Nchorira Naikuni (Maasai Mara University) Mr. Anil Kumar (Maasai Mara University) GRANT AMOUNT: USD 175,000 USD GRANTOR: Federal Government of Germany DURATION OF GRANTEE’S WORK ON THE PROJECT: January 2019 – June 2020

  • 2018 – 2019: Team member for Research Grant GRANT TITLE: Informing environmental change for Kenyan county development plans: hot-spot analyses using earth observation and community mapping. Contributing to ProCol Kenya, Kenya County Development Plans and the African Regional Data Cube Project duration: mid-October 2018 to end-March, 2019 PROJECT PI: Professor Jacqueline McGlade (Maasai Mara University) Project Partners: Marakwet Community Research, Sekenani Envirotech Centre, Kipepo Community, British institute for Eastern Africa, LocateIt Ltd, UKNCEO, NASA Academic Personnel: Rosemary Okello-Orlale (Strathmore Business School) Dr Samson Mabwoga (Maasai Mara University) Professor Francis Mburu (Maasai Mara University) Anil Kumar (Maasai Mara University) Daniel Munke Nchorira Naikuni (Maasai Mara University) Professor Kapyas Wilson Kipkore (University of Eldoret) Dr Matt Davies (University College London/BIEA)  Professor Heiko Baltzer (University of Leicester) GoK: Office Deputy President, Kenya Space Agency, National Museums of Kenya GRANT AMOUNT: USD 26,000 GRANTOR: UK Global Challenge Research Fund: National Centre for Earth Observation DURATION OF GRANTEE’S WORK ON THE PROJECT: October 2018- March 2019  PRIMARY DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT

2015 – 2018

  • Received a Grant from African Forest Forum Project Entitled “Use of Geo-Information Technology to Model the Environmental and Socio-economic Effects of Global Warming and Climate Change and Variability in Narok County, Kenya” – (US $ 12 000) – Completed and MSc Degree awarded

2009 – 2013

  • Awarded Research Fellowship in Science and Humanities, including Social Sciences, to Foreign Students from Developing Countries for Doctoral research work, University Grants Commission, New Delhi, Government of India – (US $ 13900) – Completed and PhD Degree awarded
  • Peer Reviewer services to the following journals: Verifiable Reviews at – (https://publons.com/researcher/1424269/samson-mabwoga/ ) Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (Springer) Remote Sensing of Environment (Elsevier) Applied Remote Sensing Ecological Engineering (Elsevier) Ecological Indicators (Elsevier) Lakes and Reservoirs: Research & Management (Taylor & Francis) Food Chemistry (Elsevier) Wetlands Ecology and Management