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/Mr. Oshneck Mupepi
Mr. Oshneck Mupepi

Position: Lecturer

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  • Master of Philosophy in Geography and environmental studies (2020-2022) – Spatio-temporal dynamics of agro-meteorological drought between 1990 and 2020 in Mberengwa and Zvishavane districts, Zimbabwe. (Midlands State University)
  • Bachelor of science Honours degree in geography and environmental studies (2016-2019).   (Midlands State University).


Research interests

  • Geographic Information System 
  • Remote sensing of the environment 
  • Environmental management
  •  Climate Change and Climate Resilience.




  1. Mupepi, M., Marambanyika, T., Matsa , M., and Dube, T. (2024). A systematic review on remote sensing of wetland environments. Transactions of the royal society of South Africa, 1-24. Taylor and Francis
  2. Shabani, T., Defe, R., Mavugara, R., Mupepi, O., & Shabani, T. (2024). Application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) in solid waste management in Southern Africa: a review. SN Social Sciences, 4(2), 39.
  3. Mupepi, O. (2022). Remote Sensing Drought Indices and their Application in Mapping Spatial and Temporal Variations of Drought in Zimbabwe. J Remote Sens GIS, 11(9), 1000251.
  4. Matsa, M. M., Dzawanda, B., Mupepi, O., & Hove, J. (2023). Sustainability of donor-funded projects in developing remote minority Tonga communities of Zimbabwe. Discover Sustainability, 4(1), 34
  5. Matsa, M. M., Mupepi, O., Hove, J., & Dzawanda, B. (2024). Binga’s VaTonga communities involvement in Zambezi river fishery resource harvesting and management. Scientific African, 23, e02041.
  6. Mupepi, O., & Matsa, M. M. (2023). A comparative analysis of changes in surface water resources in dry and wet areas of Zimbabwe between 1990 and 2020: the case of Mazowe and Mberengwa Districts. In Water, Land, and Forest Susceptibility and Sustainability (pp. 123-146). Academic Press.
  7. Muringaniza, K., Madhara, K., Musasa, T., & Mupepi, O. (2024). Environmental challenges associated with disposal of baby diapers in Hwange town, Zimbabwe. Journal of Policy and Society, 1(1).
  8. Mupepi, O.,* and Matsa, M. (2023). Application of Vegetation Condition Index, Standardized Precipitation Index and human perceptions in monitoring spatio-temporal dynamics of drought. A case of Zvishavane District in Zimbabwe. Environmental Development, Elsevier 
  9. Mupepi, O.,* and Matsa, M. (2023). Decadal spatio-temporal dynamics of drought in semi-arid regions of Zimbabwe between 1990 and 2020. A case of Mberengwa and Zvishavane Districts. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. Springer 
  10. Mupepi, O. (2022). Remote sensing drought indices and their application in mapping spatial and temporal variations of drought in Zimbabwe. Journal of Remote Sensing and GIS. DOI: 10.35248/2469-4134.22.11.25 
  11. Mupepi, O*., and Matsa, M. M. (2022). Seasonal dynamics of agro-meteorological drought in Mberengwa and Zvishavane districts between 2017 and 2020, Zimbabwe. Natural Hazards, 1-28.
  12. Mupepi, O*., and Matsa, M. M. (2021). Spatio-temporal dynamics of drought in Zimbabwe between 1990 and 2020: a review. Spatial Information Research, 1-14.
  13. Mupepi, O*., and Matsa, M. M. (2021). The influence of rainfall and soil-type distribution on uptake of small grains in semi-arid regions of Zimbabwe: A case of Mberengwa and Zvishavane districts. Environmental Challenges, 5, 100223.
  14. Matsa, M., Mupepi. O*., and Musasa, T. (2021). Spatio-temporal analysis of urban area expansion in Zimbabwe between 1990 and 2020: The case of Gweru city. Environmental Challenges, 4, 100141.
  15. Matsa, M., Musasa, T., and Mupepi, O. (2021). Loss of urban green spaces due to increased land use/cover changes between 2000-2019: the case of Gweru city, Zimbabwe. African Geographical Review, 1-19.
  16. Matsa, M., Mupepi, O., Musasa, T. and Defe, R. (2020). A GIS and remote sensing aided assessment of land use/cover changes in resettlement areas; a case of ward 32 of Mazowe district, Zimbabwe. Journal of Environmental Management, 276, p.111312.

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