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Dr. Fadzai M. Zengeya


DPhil Degree in Geographical Information Science and Earth Observation (Spatial Ecology), University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe (2014) MSc Degree in Environmental Policy and Planning, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe (2008) BSc Degree in Environmental Science (Hons) Pollution Science, Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe (2006)

Academic Appointments:

Senior Lecturer

Research Interests:

Global Navigation Satellite Systems and their application in conservation as well as movement ecology.
GeoSpatial Science application for natural resource management

Faculty: Science
Department: Geography
Research Category: Geography and Environmental Science

Phone: +263242303211

1) Isaiah Gwitira, Amon Murwira, Mhosisi Masocha, Fadzai M. Zengeya, Munyaradzi Davis Shekede, Joconiah Chirenda, Willard Tinago, Joseph Mberikunashe & Ron Masendu (2018) GIS-based stratification of malaria risk zones for Zimbabwe, Geocarto International, DOI: 10.1080/10106049.2018.1478889
2) Gwitira, I., Murwira, A., Zengeya, F. M., et al (2018). Application of GIS to predict malaria hotspots based on Anopheles arabiensis habitat suitability in Southern Africa. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. DOI
3) Dzinotizei, Z., Murwira, A., Zengeya, F.M. and Guerrini, L., 2017. Mapping waterholes and testing for aridity using a remote sensing water index in a Southern African semi-arid wildlife area. Geocarto International, DOI: 10.1080/10106049.2017.1343394
4) Mudzengi, C.P., Murwira, A., Zengeya, F.M. and Murungweni, C., 2017. Screening key browse species in a semi-arid rangeland. Cogent Food & Agriculture, 3(1).
5) Ndaimani, H., Murwira, A., Masocha, M., Gara, T. W. and Zengeya, F. M. (2016), Evaluating performance of aerial survey data in elephant habitat modelling. African Journal of Ecology. DOI:10.1111/aje.12348
6) Gara ,T. W., Wang,T., Skidmore, A.K., Zengeya, F. M., Ngene, S. M., Murwira, A and Ndaimani, H (2016). Understanding the effect of landscape fragmentation and vegetation productivity on elephant habitat utilization in Amboseli ecosystem, Kenya. African Journal of Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/aje.12346
7) Matawa, F., Murwira, A., Zengeya, F. M., & Atkinson, P. M. (2016). Modelling the spatial-temporal distribution of tsetse (Glossina pallidipes) as a function of topography and vegetation greenness in the Zambezi Valley of Zimbabwe. Applied Geography, 76, 198-206
8) Shekede, M. D., Murwira, A., Masocha, M., and Zengeya, F. M. (2016). Decadal changes in mean annual rainfall drive long?term changes in bush?encroached southern African savannas. Austral Ecology
9) Chigwenhese, L., Murwira, A., Zengeya, F. M., Masocha, M., Garine?Wichatitsky, M., & Caron, A. (2016). Monitoring African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) and cattle (Bos taurus) movement across a damaged veterinary control fence at a Southern African wildlife/livestock interface. African Journal of Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/aje.12288
10) Zengeya, F., Murwira, A, Caron, A, Cornélis, A, Gandiwa, P and de Garine-Wichatitsky, M. (2015). Spatial overlap between sympatric wild and domestic herbivores links to resource gradients. Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment, 2, 56-65

Patented Work:

Grants & Funding (current and Past projects):

1. DAAD IN-country scholarship (DPhil studies) 2011-2012
2. RP-PCP CIRAD Research fellowship 2009-2012
3. University of Zimbabwe research fund-Applications of Near-real time GPS in Tracking of Elephant Movements in Zimbabwe.

Awards & Achievements:

Awarded the Unesco-L’oreal Co-Sponsored Fellowship for Women in Life Sciences -2011

Consultancy and advisory work (current and past):

Supervision information (MPhil, DPhil, etc.):

Professional membership, Committees, Boards:

Reviewer of refereed journals
1. Ecological Modelling
2. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
3. Ecosphere
4. International Journal of Geographical Information Science
5. African Journal of Ecology

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