Dr. Samson Mabwoga

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Journals & Publications

  • He is a lecturer in the Department of Environmental Studies, Forestry and Agriculture in the School of Tourism and Natural Resources. He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences (Remote Sensing) and a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences with an undergraduate degree (B.Sc.) in Botany.  In addition, he holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in French and Computer Applications. His areas of interest include Remote Sensing/GIS Applications in Ecology, Land Use/Land Cover Mapping, Wetland Ecology and Characterization, Air and Water Pollution Monitoring Studies, as well as in Advances in Digital Image Classification. Dr. Mabwoga has more than five years research experience in the field of Environmental Sciences, with practical knowledge in Remote Sensing (RS) techniques such as image processing and analysis, using ERDAS Imagine, knowledge of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and GIS software such as ArcGIS and ArcView Environments, Surfer and IDRISI and good practical knowledge in handling Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and applications in field surveys and sampling. He also has a strong background in field and laboratory methods on sampling and analysis of water, soil and vegetation which includes practical knowledge of using instruments such as Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS), Flame emission photometer, water analysis kits and instruments.

       M.Sc. Supervision

  • Simeon Oruko Oyieko (Reg. No. MES10/1014/2014) entitled “Use of Geo-Information Technology to Model the Environmental Effects of Global Warming in Narok County, Kenya”. M.Sc. in Environmental Studies, Maasai Mara University – Ongoing
  • Anne Nairuko Mootian (Reg. No. MES10/1009/2014) entitled “Environmental Implications of Land Use and Land Cover Changes in Ewaso Ngiro South River Basin” M.Sc. in Environmental Studies, Maasai Mara University – Ongoing
  • Dominic Saitoti Kilesi (Reg. No. MES 10/1000/2014) entitled “Land Use Change Analysis in Olopito Area Narok, Kenya” M.Sc. in Environmental Studies, Maasai Mara University.
 
  • Dennis Mwangi Kinuthia (Reg. No. MES 10/1012/2014) entitled “Evaluation of Socio-Economic Factors Influencing Solid Waste Management in Narok Town, Kenya – A Case Study”. M.Sc. in Environmental Studies, Maasai Mara University – Ongoing
  • Thomas Masasi Tinega (AM 11 (K)6001/2012) entitled “Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Motor Vehicle Accidents in Kisii County, Kenya”. M.A. in Geography, Maasai Mara University – Ongoing
  •  M.Sc Thesis Examination (Internal Examiner)
  • Mr. Otieno David Odhiambo (Reg. No. MES 10/7021/2011) entitled “Characterization of Municipal Solid Waste Stream and Its Effects in Narok Town and Its Environs”. M.Sc. in Environmental Studies, Maasai Mara University.
  • Ms. Ndubi Doryce N. (Reg. No. MES 10/7022/2011) entitled “Analysis of Physico-Chemical Properties and Microbial Diversity of Water Sources and their Influence to Water Quality within Narok North Sub-County”. M.Sc. in Environmental Studies, Maasai Mara University.

       Publications

  • Oyieko, S. O., Mabwoga, S. O., Otieno, V.O. and Ole Seno, S. (_). Assessment of the Vulnerability of Biophysical and Socio-economic Systems to the Impacts of Climate Change and Variability in Mau Forest Complex, Narok County. Climate and Development. Submitted (July, 2017)
  • 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) 
  • 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).

       Abstracts

  • 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

       August, 2017

  • 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

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

       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

      Conferences Attended

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

Professional experience

       Professional Affiliation

  • Registered NEMA EIA Expert (Associate Expert) – Environmental Impact Assessment (Reg. No.
  • Member, Society of Botanical and Environmental Sciences, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India (2000 – 2013)
  • Student Member – International Society of Environmental Botanists, National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI), Lucknow, India (2008 – 2009).
  • Reviewer services to the following journals:
  • Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (Springer)
  • Remote Sensing of Environment (Elsevier) – Available at https://publons.com
  • Applied Remote Sensing
  • Ecological Engineering (Elsevier)
  • Ecological Indicators (Elsevier)
  • Lakes and Reservoirs: Research & Management (Taylor & Francis) – Available at

Voluntary Activities & Service Contributions

  • https://publons.com
  • Food Chemistry (Elsevier) – Jan., 2018
  • President, All India African Adventist Students Association (AIAASA) – Northern Zone – 2010 – 2011
  • Vice President, Society of Botanical and Environmental Sciences, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India (2010 – 2011)
  • Treasurer, Kenya African Students Association, KASA (Amritsar, India), 2005 – 2006

      Other Positions

      Dec., 2014 – Present

  • Member of Postgraduate Studies Board, Department of Environmental Studies, Geography and Agriculture, School of Tourism and Natural Resources, Maasai Mara University, Narok

       Dec. 2014 – Present

  • Member, Curriculum Review Board, School of Tourism and Natural Resources, Maasai Mara University, Narok

      Dec. 2014 – Present

  • Member, Examination Board, School of Tourism and Natural Resources, Maasai Mara University, Narok

       Jan., 2015 – March, 2016

  • Member of Senate, Maasai Mara University, Narok

       Research Grants and Awards

       July 2015 – Present

  • 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)

       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)
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