Kudzanai Rosebud Marembo (Cand.Sci.Nat.)

Qualifications: 
MPhil (Environmental Studies), University of Fort Hare; MSc (Geoinformatics), Stellenbosch University; BSc Hons (Geoinformatics), Stellenbosch University; BSc (GIS & RS, Computer Science and Geography) cum laude, University of Fort Hare.
Position: 
Postgraduate Co-ordinator & Lecturer
Email: 
kmarembo@ufh.ac.za
Telephone Number: 
+27 (0) 40 602 2097
Research Interests: 

Environmental Geography, Environmental modelling, Climate change/vulnerability, Water resource management, Wetland monitoring and management and Disaster Risk monitoring and evaluation.

Biography: 

Ms Marembo is responsible for moulding the Honours students in their research skills development. Prior to joining Fort Hare, she was a GIS & Environmental Officer at Zezethu Engineers, which she left to continue her studies at Stellenbosch University. There, she was involved in lecturing Honours students in Geoinformatics, and was a visiting scholar to Tübingen University’s Department of Applied Geoscience in Germany. Her MSc focused on environmental modelling of species distribution within two national parks in Zimbabwe based on availability of water and anthropogenic influences. Her MPhil’s focus, which will be continued in her PhD, diverts to environmental modelling of supply and demand of a wetland, and wetland vulnerability to climate change and anthropogenic influences. Since joining the Department of GIS & Remote Sensing in April of 2016, she has presented a paper at the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE) Conference in Uganda, has been selected to present another paper at the International Symposium on Remote Sensing of the Environment in Pretoria. In addition, she is part of the WRC and CSIR collaboration on “Establishing remote sensing toolkits for monitoring freshwater ecosystems under global change”, and the University of Fort Hare’s representative in University Network for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNEDRA).