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Dr. Fadzai M. Zengeya


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

Academic Appointments:

Senior Lecturer

Research Interests:

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

Faculty: Science
Department: Degree in Geographical Information Science and Earth Observation
Research Category: Geography and Environmental Science

Phone: +263242303211

1. Mudzengi, C. P. et al. (2020) ‘Mapping key browse resources in a heterogeneous agricultural landscape’, African Journal of Range and Forage Science, 37(2). doi: 10.2989/10220119.2020.1740892.
2. Zvidzai, M. et al. (2020) ‘Multiple GPS fix intervals show variations in the manner African White-backed Vultures Gyps africanus utilise space’, Ostrich, 91(4). doi: 10.2989/00306525.2020.1832153.
3. Moyo, S. et al. (2019) ‘Spatial distribution and abundance of the African baobab (Adansonia digitata) in Zimbabwe’, Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa, 74(3). doi: 10.1080/0035919X.2019.1650309.
4. Gwitira, I. et al. (2019) ‘GIS-based stratification of malaria risk zones for Zimbabwe’, Geocarto International, 34(11). doi: 10.1080/10106049.2018.1478889.
5. Amon, M. et al. (2018) ‘Resource gradients and movements across the edge of transfrontier parks’, in Transfrontier Conservation Areas. doi: 10.4324/9781315147376-7.
6. Dzinotizei, Z. et al. (2018) ‘Mapping waterholes and testing for aridity using a remote sensing water index in a southern African semi-arid wildlife area’, Geocarto International, 33(11). doi: 10.1080/10106049.2017.1343394.
7. Gwitira, I. 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, 64. doi: 10.1016/j.jag.2017.08.009.
8. Gara, T. W. et al. (2017) ‘Understanding the effect of landscape fragmentation and vegetation productivity on elephant habitat utilization in Amboseli ecosystem, Kenya’, African Journal of Ecology, 55(3). doi: 10.1111/aje.12346.
9. Mudzengi, C. P. et al. (2017) ‘Screening key browse species in a semi-arid rangeland’, Cogent Food & Agriculture, 3(1). doi: 10.1080/23311932.2017.1285854.
10. Murwira, A. et al. (2017) ‘Resource gradients and movements across the edge of transfrontier parks’, in Transfrontier Conservation Areas: People Living on the Edge. doi: 10.4324/9781315147376.
11. Ndaimani, H., Murwira, A., Masocha, M., Zengeya, F. M., et al. (2017) ‘ Elephant ( Loxodonta africana ) GPS collar data show multiple peaks of occurrence farther from water sources ’, Cogent Environmental Science, 3(1). doi: 10.1080/23311843.2017.1420364.
12. Ndaimani, H., Murwira, A., Masocha, M., Gara, T. W., et al. (2017) ‘Evaluating performance of aerial survey data in elephant habitat modelling’, African Journal of Ecology, 55(3). doi: 10.1111/aje.12348.
13. Chigwenhese, L. et al. (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, 54(4). doi: 10.1111/aje.12288.
14. Shekede, M. D. et al. (2016) ‘Decadal changes in mean annual rainfall drive long-term changes in bush-encroached southern African savannas’, Austral Ecology, 41(6). doi: 10.1111/aec.12358.
15. Zengeya, F. M. and Murwira, A. (2016) ‘Intraspecific variations in home range overlaps of a semi-free range herbivore are explained by remotely sensed productivity’, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 30(1). doi: 10.1080/13658816.2014.947294.
16. Matawa, F. et al. (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. doi: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2016.09.008.
17. Gwitira, I. et al. (2015) ‘Modelled habitat suitability of a malaria causing vector (Anopheles arabiensis) relates well with human malaria incidences in Zimbabwe’, Applied Geography, 60. doi: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2015.03.010.
18. Zengeya, F. M. et al. (2015) ‘Spatial overlap between sympatric wild and domestic herbivores links to resource gradients’, Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment, 2. doi: 10.1016/j.rsase.2015.11.001.
19. Zengeya, F. M., Murwira, A. and De Garine-Wichatitsky, M. (2014) ‘Seasonal habitat selection and space use by a semi-free range herbivore in a heterogeneous savanna landscape’, Austral Ecology, 39(6). doi: 10.1111/aec.12137.
20. Zengeya, F. M., Murwira, A. and de Garine-Witchatitsky, M. (2015) ‘Inference of herder presence from GPS collar data of semi-free range cattle’, Geocarto International, 30(8). doi: 10.1080/10106049.2015.1004129.

Patented Work:

Grants & Funding (current and Past projects):

University of Zimbabwe research fund-Applications of Near-real time GPS in Tracking of Elephant Movements in Zimbabwe.

Awards & Achievements:

Awarded the best female student in Pollution Science and Environmental Science, Bindura University of Science Education, 2006
Awarded the Unesco-L’oreal Co-Sponsored Fellowship for Women in Life Sciences -2011
DAAD IN-country scholarship (DPhil studies) 2011-2012
RP-PCP CIRAD Research fellowship 2009-2012

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