Name: Dr. Paul Thomas Obade
Title/Qualification: PhD
Department: Environmental Science and Education
Designation/Position: Lecturer
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Area of Specialization: GIS/Remote Sensing, Environmental and Climate Change Modelling

Research Interests: land use and land cover changes, Ecosystem dynamics and modelling, GIS/Remote Sensing applications

Google Scholar: http://ku.ac.ke/ptobade

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2233-1834

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Publications

Referred Journals

  • King’ori, E.W.; Abdel‑Rahman, E.M.; Obade, P.T.; Mudereri, B.T.; Adan, M.; Landmann, T.; Tonnang, E. Z. T. and Dubois, T. (2023). Integrating Sentinel‑2 Derivatives to Map Land Use/Land Cover in an Avocado Agro‑Ecological System in Kenya. Remote Sensing in Earth Systems Sciences. Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41976-023-00090-z
  • Obade, V.P.; Gaya, O.C. and Obade, P.T. (2023). Statistical diagnostics for sensing spatial residue cover. Precision Agriculture. Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11119-023-10024-w
  • Mareri B, Kitur E, Obade P. (2021). Assessment of Bioaccumulation of Zn, Pb and Cd in E.crassipes,V.cuspidata and C.Papyrus from River Kisat, Kisumu County, Kenya. African Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences. AJPAS -020
  • Oduor S, Brown J, Macharia G.M, Boisseau N, Murray S, Obade P. (2020). Differing physiological and behavioural responses to anthropogenic factors between resident and non-resident African elephants at Mpala Ranch, Laikipia County, Kenya. PeerJ 8:e10010 DOI 10.7717/peerj.10010
  • Warui W.M, Manohar S, Obade P. (2020). Current status, utilization, succession and zonation of mangrove ecosystem along Mida Creek, Kenya. Bonorowo Wetlands. P-ISSN: 2088-110X Volume 10, Number 1, June 2020 E-ISSN: 2088-2475 Pages: 32-43 DOI: 10.13057/bonorowo/w100103
  • Chelangat J., Mburu, B. and Obade, P. (2020). Effects Of Logging On The Diversity Of Tree Species In Kerisoi Natural  Forest, Nakuru County, Kenya. International Journal of Innovative Research and Advanced Studies (IJIRAS) Volume 7 Issue 2. ISSN: 2394-4404
  • Odhiambo N O., Obade, P. and Gathuru, G. (2019): Anthropogenic Impacts on Land Use and Land Cover Change in Ombeyi wetland, Kisumu County, Kenya. International Journal of Regional Development. ISSN 2373-9851
  • Ochieng, J., Kitur, C. and Obade, P. (2016): Assessment of decay coefficients of allochthonous litter for sustainable riparian forage agriculture and environmental monitoring:  A study in River Nyangores, Kenya. Open Atmospheric Science Journal. Bentham Science Publishers
  • Obade, P., N. Koedam, K. Soetaert, G. Neukermans, J. Bogaert, E. Nyssen, F. Vannedervelde, U. Berger and F. Dahdouh-Guebas (2009). Impact of anthropogenic disturbance on a mangrove forest assessed by a 1D cellular automaton model using Lotka–Volterra-type competition. International Journal of Design and Nature and Ecodynamics. Vol. 3, No. 4  1–25, Southampton, UK
  • Obade, P. T. (2006): Modelling spatio-temporal dynamics of a Kenyan mangrove forest. PhD thesis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.
  • Obade, P. T.; Dahdouh-Guebas, F.; Koedam, N.; De Wulf, R., and Tack. J. (2004): GIS-based integration of interdisciplinary ecological data in the detection of land-cover changes of  creek mangroves of Gazi Bay, Kenya. In: Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science Vol 3, No. 1, pp 11-26.
  • Harper, D. M.; Smart, A. C.; Coley, S.; Schmitz, S.; North, R.; Adams, C.; Obade, P. T. and Mbogo, K. (2002): Distribution and abundance of the Louisiana red swamp crayfish Procambarus clarkii Girard at Lake Naivasha, Kenya between 1987 and 1999. Hydrobiologia 488: 143-151. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands.

Books and Books Chapters

  • Paul Obade, V. D., Gaya, C., & Obade, P. T. (2022). Challenges and Opportunities of Digital Technology in Soil Quality and Land Management Research. In Environment and Climate-smart Food Production (pp. 285-317). Springer, Cham.
  • MEMR (2012): Kenya Wetlands Atlas, GIS-based Wetlands Atlas and compilation of historical satellite images. Publication supported by UNEP and DANIDA. ISBN: 978-9966-21-178-1
  • LVBC (2011): Identification and Mapping of Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESAs) in Lake Victoria, Kenya. ACTS press, African Centre for Technology Studies, Lake Victoria Basin Commission. ISBN 9966-41-157-7
  • LVEMP (2005): Regional Biodiversity Atlas on Lake Victoria Basin and its catchment area. (compilers: Obade, P. T., Kayanda, R., Sekiranda, S. and SSebugwawo, V.). GIS maps on thematic biodiversity topics in the framework of Lake Victoria Environmental Management Programme for Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

Conference/Workshops/Seminar Papers

Conference Papers

  • Anthropogenically induced changes in a Kenyan mangrove ecosystem assessed by application of remote sensing and GIS: A case study in Gazi. International symposium on comparing Great Lakes of the World (GLOW III; climate, food webs, biodiversity and integrated management), February 2001 in Arusha, Tanzania
  • The fishery of Lake Naivasha, Kenya, its potential, threats and implication of the current management strategies. International symposium on comparing Great Lakes of the World (GLOW III; climate, food webs, biodiversity and integrated management), February 2001 in Arusha, Tanzania
  • Evaluation, restoration and management practises in the conservation of tropical, Mediterannean and temperate forest ecosystems. Botany in Belgium and Belgium’s botanical diversity BBB2001 symposium, Bouchout-Meise, Belgium, 2003.
  • Restoration of mangroves. NECOV (Nederlands-Vlaamse vereniging voor ecologie) Symposium on Exploitation and Restoration of Tropical Aquatic Ecosystems, 7 October, Brussels, Belgium 2004.  
  • Management for Lake Victoria Environment and Resources for Posterity; Synthesis and lessons learnt (17th to 19th October, 2005, Tom Mboya Labour College, Kisumu, Kenya)
  • Impact of disturbance on Gazi Bay mangrove forest assessed by a cellular automaton model and Lotka Volterra type competition. Proceedings; Int’l Symposium on Aquatic Vascular Plants: 25 Years After. 2nd – 6th February, 2006 Brussels, Belgium.
  • The equilibrium dynamics of mangroves of Gazi Bay (Kenya)- modelling based on mangrove species competition. Mangrove Macrobenthos Meeting 2 (MMM2), 25-30 June 2006, Gold Coast, Australia

Workshops Papers

  • Obade, P. T. (2003). Detection of land-cover tendencies, monitoring and modelling along Kenya Coast (with emphasis on mangrove forests) and papyrus of Lake Naivasha, Kenya
  • Obade, P. T. (2001): Integration of scientific data into GIS environment for Pambala and Galle, Sri Lanka (consultancy technical report for EC-INCO project on mangrove ecology of India and Sri Lanka)
  • Obade, P. T. (2000): Anthropogenically induced changes in a Kenyan mangrove ecosystem explained by application of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). MSc thesis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.
  • Obade, P. T. (1997): Conservation and management of Lake Naivasha water resources (technical                 report)
  • Obade, P. T. (1994): Population dynamics of Louisiana red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) of Lake Naivasha (technical report)
  • Obade, P. T. (2004). Spatio-temporal changes in papyrus and mangrove vegetation: Quantification of change and possible relation with ecological stability using remote sensing, GIS and computer simulation models (unpublished report)

Student Co-authored Publications

  • Mareri B, Kitur E, Obade P. (2021). Assessment of Bioaccumulation of Zn, Pb and Cd in E.crassipes,V.cuspidata and C.Papyrus from River Kisat, Kisumu County, Kenya. African Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences. AJPAS -020 (review process)
  • Oduor S, Brown J, Macharia GM, Boisseau N, Murray S, Obade P. (2020). Differing physiological and behavioural responses to anthropogenic factors between resident and non-resident African elephants at Mpala Ranch, Laikipia County, Kenya. PeerJ 8:e10010 DOI 10.7717/peerj.10010
  • Chelangat J., Mburu, B. and Obade, P. (2020). Effects Of Logging On The Diversity Of Tree Species In Kerisoi Natural                 Forest, Nakuru County, Kenya. International Journal of Innovative Research and Advanced Studies (IJIRAS)                 Volume 7 Issue 2. ISSN: 2394-4404
  • Odhiambo N O., Obade, P. and Gathuru, G. (2019): Anthropogenic Impacts on Land Use and Land Cover Change in Ombeyi wetland, Kisumu County, Kenya. International Journal of Regional Development. ISSN 2373-9851
  • Ochieng, J., Kitur, C. and Obade, P. (2016): Assessment of decay coefficients of allochthonous litter for sustainable riparian forage agriculture and environmental monitoring:  A study in River Nyangores, Kenya. Open Atmospheric Science Journal. Bentham Science Publishers.

Other Publications

  • Obade, P. T. (2003). Detection of land-cover tendencies, monitoring and modelling along Kenya Coast (with emphasis on mangrove forests) and papyrus of Lake Naivasha, Kenya
  • Obade, P. T. (2001): Integration of scientific data into GIS environment for Pambala and Galle, Sri Lanka (consultancy technical report for EC-INCO project on mangrove ecology of India and Sri Lanka)
  • Obade, P. T. (2000): Anthropogenically induced changes in a Kenyan mangrove ecosystem explained by application of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). MSc thesis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.
  • Obade, P. T. (1997): Conservation and management of Lake Naivasha water resources (technical   report)
  • Obade, P. T. (1994): Population dynamics of Louisiana red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) of Lake Naivasha (technical report)
  • Obade, P. T. (2004). Spatio-temporal changes in papyrus and mangrove vegetation: Quantification of change and possible relation with ecological stability using remote sensing, GIS and computer simulation models (unpublished report)

Research

  • Buffering processes and capacity of wetlands in the Kenyan portion of the Lake Victoria basin, including production of wetland maps (2005)
  • Production of GIS-based Regional Biodiversity atlas for Lake Victoria basin and its catchment, Lake Victoria Environment Programme (LVEMP 1), funded by World Bank/GEF 2004 – 2007
  • Studies on a rapid assessment  of the ecological succession and the dynamics of water hyacinth Eichhornia crassipes in the Nyanza Gulf of Lake Victoria- 2008 
  • Integrating BOMOSA cage fish farming system in reservoirs, ponds and temporary water bodies in Eastern Africa – EU 6th Framework Program Sub-priority-INCODEV; contract No. 032103–2006 – 2010
  • The identification and mapping of ECOLOGICALLY SENSITIVE AREAS (ESAs) in Lake Victoria  - 2009-2011

Funded Projects

  • Production of GIS-based Regional Biodiversity atlas for Lake Victoria basin and its catchment, Lake Victoria Environment Programme (LVEMP 1), funded by World Bank/GEF 2004 – 2007
  • Studies on a rapid assessment  of the ecological succession and the dynamics of water hyacinth Eichhornia crassipes in the Nyanza Gulf of Lake Victoria- 2008 
  • Integrating BOMOSA cage fish farming system in reservoirs, ponds and temporary water bodies in Eastern Africa – EU 6th Framework Program Sub-priority-INCODEV; contract No. 032103–2006 – 2010
  • The identification and mapping of ECOLOGICALLY SENSITIVE AREAS (ESAs) in Lake Victoria - 2009-2011

Conferenced/Workshops/Seminars Attended

Conferences Attended

  • Anthropogenically induced changes in a Kenyan mangrove ecosystem assessed by application of remote sensing and GIS: A case study in Gazi. International symposium on comparing Great Lakes of the World (GLOW III; climate, food webs, biodiversity and integrated management), February 2001 in Arusha, Tanzania
  • The fishery of Lake Naivasha, Kenya, its potential, threats and implication of the current management strategies. International symposium on comparing Great Lakes of the World (GLOW III; climate, food webs, biodiversity and integrated management), February 2001 in Arusha, Tanzania
  • Evaluation, restoration and management practises in the conservation of tropical, Mediterannean and temperate forest ecosystems. Botany in Belgium and Belgium’s botanical diversity BBB2001 symposium, Bouchout-Meise, Belgium, 2003.
  • Restoration of mangroves. NECOV (Nederlands-Vlaamse vereniging voor ecologie) Symposium on Exploitation and Restoration of Tropical Aquatic Ecosystems, 7 October, Brussels, Belgium 2004.
  • Management for Lake Victoria Environment and Resources for Posterity; Synthesis and lessons learnt (17th to 19th October, 2005, Tom Mboya Labour College, Kisumu, Kenya)
  • Impact of disturbance on Gazi Bay mangrove forest assessed by a cellular automaton model and Lotka Volterra type competition. Proceedings; Int’l Symposium on Aquatic Vascular Plants: 25 Years After. 2nd – 6th February, 2006 Brussels, Belgium.
  • The equilibrium dynamics of mangroves of Gazi Bay (Kenya)- modelling based on mangrove species competition. Mangrove Macrobenthos Meeting 2 (MMM2), 25-30 June 2006, Gold Coast, Australia
  • Capacity building for integrated water resources and sanitation management on 28th May 2009 at Kenyatta University, Nairobi.
  • Wetland Mapping Methodology Definition Retreat: Paper entitled; “Methods for Wetland Mapping; GIS applications”, sub-committee to oversee the production of an inventory and mapping of wetlands and hotspots in Kenya, 9-13 November 2010, Waterbuck Hotel, Nakuru, Kenya.
  • Natural Disaster Management in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands, June 20-24, 2012. Imperial Hotel, Kisumu, Kenya.
  • Convened and coordinated ESRI Eastern Africa Education User Conference, October 2013, Kenyatta University, Nairobi

Workshops Attended

  • EEC/KMFRI International workshop on “Lake Victoria Fisheries Research”, September, 1991, Imperial Hotel, Kisumu, Kenya.
  • Artificial reef and sustainable lobster fishery management in Western Indian Ocean, Brussels, Belgium (May, 2000),
  • Wetland Mapping, finalization workshop in the production of a Kenya Wetland Map, 2-6 August, 2011, Lake Naivasha Tourist Resort, Naivasha, Kenya
  • Workshop for a Kenya National Carbon Accounting System (KENCAS), 29 June 2012, Hilton Hotel, Nairobi
  • Convened and coordinated workshop on Status of the GIS Biodiversity Atlas for Lake Victoria. National Workshop on the Regional Synthesis Report on the Fisheries Research and Management (7th – 9th September 2005, Tom Mboya Labour College, Kisumu, Kenya)
  • Convened and coordinated workshop on Status of the GIS Biodiversity Atlas Database for Lake Victoria. National Workshop on the Regional Synthesis Report on the Fisheries Research and Management (18th – 19th September 2005, Imperial Hotel, Kisumu, Kenya)
  • Convened and coordinated workshop on Aquatic Biodiversity Atlas of Lake Victoria basin and its catchment (22nd – 28th August 2005, Mwanza, Tanzania)
  • Convened and coordinated workshop on Aquatic Biodiversity Atlas of Lake Victoria basin and its catchment (10th – 14th October, 2005 in Seeta-Mukono, Uganda)