Kahiu, Njoki

Ph.D. Geospatial Science & Engineering

Research Interests: Biodiversity conservation, environmental management, food security, mapping and analyzing changes in terrestrial ecosystems, climate change modeling, ecological modeling, rangeland ecosystems modeling, and linking geospatial science and society.

Njoki Kahiu is an Environmentalist undertaking a PhD at SDSU GIScCE, under supervision of Niall Hanan to understand vegetation dynamics and biogeochemical cycles in Africa. She obtained an MSc degree in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation for Natural Resource Management from ITC, Netherlands and BSc in Environmental Science from Kenyatta University, Kenya.

Her previous engagements have mainly focused on biodiversity conservation and environmental and rangeland management. She has worked at IGAD Climate Predictions and Applications Centre (ICPAC) in a EU funded African Monitoring of Environment for Sustainable Development (AMESD) project as a Remote Sensing Expert in Natural Habitat Conservation; lecturer at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) Department of Geomatic Engineering & Geospatial Information Systems; head of Information & Knowledge Management Department at Centre for Training and Integrated Research in ASAL development (CETRAD); and project officer at East African Wildlife Society (EAWLS).

Last modified: 
May 02, 2018