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/Mr Pedzisai Kowe

Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science (Remote Sensing),  University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, pending
  • Master of Science in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation   (Urban Planning and Management), University of Twente, The  Netherlands
  • Masters in Environmental Policy and Planning, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
  • Bachelor of Honours in Geography, University of Zimbabwe,  Zimbabwe
  • Certificate in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT),  University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
  • 3rd Institute of Space Sciences (IEEC-CSIC)and 1st IEEE Geoscience and Remote  Sensing Society (GRSS) Instrumentation and Future Technologies Remote  Sensing (IFT-R3S) Certificate, 1-5 July  2019 , Universitá Politecnica de Catalunya   and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Barcelona,   Spain 

Research Interests

  • Geographic information science;
  • remote sensing;
  • spatial statistics, landscape ecology and vegetation fragmentation mapping and analysing in urban landscapes;
  • urban heat island mitigation;
  • modelling urban growth, land cover  and land use change using earth observation data  and geographical information systems.

Publications

  • Kowe Pedzisai, Pedzisai Ezra, Gumindoga Webster, Rwasoka Tendayi Donald,(2014), An analysis of changes in the urban landscape composition and configuration in the Sancaktepe District of Istanbul Metropolitan City, Turkey using landscape metrics and satellite data, Geocarto International, DOI: 10.1080/10106049.2014.905638
  • Ezra Pedzisai1*, Pedzisai Kowe2, Caxton H. Matarira1, Anyway Katanha3 and Ronald Rutsvara1 (2014), Enhancing Food Security and Economic Welfare Through Urban Agriculture in Zimbabwe, Journal of Food security, 2 (2014), 79-86.
  • Pedzisai Kowe, Onisimo Mutanga, John Odindi and Timothy Dube, 2019, Exploring the spatial patterns of vegetation fragmentation using local spatial autocorrelation indices, Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, DOI: 10.1117/1.JRS.13.024523
  • Pedzisai Kowe, Onisimo Mutanga, John Odindi and Timothy Dube,2019, A quantitative framework for analysing long term spatial clustering and vegetation fragmentation in an urban landscape using multi-temporal Landsat data, International Journal of Applied Earth Observations and Geoinformation, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jag.2020.102057
  • Pedzisai Kowe, Onisimo Mutanga, John Odindi and Timothy Dube,2019, Effect of landscape pattern and spatial configuration of vegetation patches on urban warming and cooling in Harare metropolitan city, GiScience and Remote Sensing, Under revision
  • Pedzisai Kowe, Onisimo Mutanga, John Odindi, Timothy Dube, “The spatial configuration and connectivity of urban vegetation and its impacts on seasonal land surface temperatures in Harare metropolitan city, Zimbabwe, GiScience and Remote Sensing, Under revision
  • Pedzisai Kowe, Onisimo Mutanga, Timothy Dube, “Remote sensing and geographical distribution of landscape structure of urban green spaces and vegetation fragmentation studies: A review”, International Journal of Remote Sensing,(Manuscript ID: TRES-REV-2020-0017), 2020, Under review

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