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Master students

Paul Barasa, MSc Geoinformatics


Supervisors: Dr Joel Botai (GGM) and Prof Ludwig Combrinck (HartRAO)


Research: Integration, evaluation and analysis of meteorological data as applied to satellite and lunar laser ranging

 

Michelle Bester, MSc Geoinformatics


Supervisors: Philemon Tsela (GGM) and Dr Joel Botai (GGM)

Research: Monitoring and analysis of growing vegetation endangering the operation of power lines in South Africa using multi-spectral satellite imagery

 

Yvette Bevis, MSc Geoinformatics


Supervisors: Victoria Rautenbach (GGM) and Prof Serena Coetzee (GGM)

Research: Assessing the effectiveness of 3D uncertainty geovisualisations

 

Sean Cullen, MSc Geoinformatics


Supervisors: Dr Joel Botai (GGM) and Dr Abubekar Hassen (Animal and Wildlife Sciences)

Research: Determining remote sensing techniques for pasture quality and quantity

 

Denise Dale, MSc Geoinformatics


Supervisor: Prof Ludwig Combrinck (HartRAO)

Research: Development and analysis of a strategic independent VLBI network for Europe to accurately determine Earth orientation parameters needed for precision positioning and navigation on Earth and in space

 

Niell du Plooy, MSc Geoinformatics

Supervisor: Dr Peter Schmitz (CSIR)

Research: Mapping and analysing the influence of TNT on Southern African trees, grass and shrubs using in-situ hyperspectral data

 

Joos Esterhuizen, MSc Geoinformatics


Supervisor: Prof Paul Sumner (GGM)


Research: Dune Dynamics and the Sand Movement at the Tugela mouth, Matigulu-Nyoni Estuary anf the Umlalazi Estuary

 

Melissa Hankel, MSc Geoinformatics


Supervisors: Graeme McFerren (CSIR Meraka Institute), Prof Serena Coetzee (GGM), Phlilip Frost (CSIR Meraka Institute)

Research: Development of a state of the art dynamic fire risk mode

 

Zinhle Mashaba, MSc Geoinformatics


Supervisors: Dr Joel Botai (GGM), Dr Georg Chirima (ARC) and Celeste Frost (ARC)


Research: Land use land cover change analysis based on parametric and non-parametric classification schemes

 

Lisa Mbwia, MSc Geoinformatics


Supervisors: Dr Joel Botai (GGM) and Prof Ludwig Combrinck (HartRAO)


Research: Analysis of land cover changes of the Hartebeesthoek environment over five decades

 

 

Petronella Tizora, MSc Geoinformatics


Supervisors: Alize le Roux (CSIR), Antony Cooper (CSIR), Gerbrand Mans (CSIR)

Research: Modeling land use change in the Western Cape

 

Omolola Adisa, PhD Geoinformatics


Supervisor: Dr Joel Botai (GGM), Dr Daniel Darkey (GGM) and Dr Hassen Abubekar (Wildlife and Animal Sciences)

Research: Vulnerability of livestock production systems under the Changing Climate: South Africa

 

Yahaya Aliyu, PhD Geoinformatics


Supervisor: Dr Joel Botai (GGM) and Prof Hannes Rautenbach (GGM)


Research: Development of pollution emission inventory from sensor based retrievals over part of Kaduna State, Nigeria

 

Sibusiswe Hlela, DPhil Geography


Supervisors: Prof Serena Coetzee (GGM) and Antony Cooper (CSIR)


Research: Competency model for the geographic information at government departments

 

Olalekan Isioye, PhD Geoinformatics


Supervisor: Dr Joel Botai (GGM) and Prof Ludwig Combrinck (HartRAO)


Research: Developing a near- real-time water vapour system using GNSS for Nigeria

 

Edward Kurwakumire, PhD Geoinformatics


Supervisor: Prof Serena Coetzee (GGM)


Research: Supply chain dynamics of geographic information in spatial data infrastructures

Precious Mahlangu, PhD Geoinformatics


Supervisor: Dr Renaud Mathieu (CSIR) and Dr Konrad Wessels (CSIR)


Research: Multi-sensor tree height estimation at local and regional scales in South Africa

 

Russell Main, PhD Geoinformatics


Supervisor: Dr Konrad Wessels (CSIR Meraka Institute) and Dr Renaud Mathieu (CSIR Meraka Institute)

Research: Regional scale mapping of woody resources using hyper-temporal C-band SAR imagery, in the Southern African lowveld

 

Ermos Malahlela, DPhil Geography

Supervisor: Dr Joel Botai (GGM) and Dr Jane Olwoch (SANSA)


Research: Spatio-temporal analysis of Bovine Anaplasmosis vectors in the African savannah grasslands using satellite data

 

Webby Miyoba, PhD Geoinformatics


Supervisor: Dr Joel Botai (GGM) and Prof Ludwig Combrinck (HartRAO)

Research: Development of an integrated and automated space geodetic system for continuous monitoring of vector ties at the Hartebeesthoek radio observatory

 

Cilence Munghemezulu, PhD Geoinformatics


Supervisor: Dr Joel Botai (GGM) and Prof Ludwig Combrinck (HartRAO)


Research: Development of an integrated timing and photon detection system for the HartRAO lunar laser ranger

 

Ivan Muzondo, PhD Geoinformatics


Supervisor: Dr Joel Botai (GGM) and Prof Ludwig Combrinck (HartRAO)

Research: Analysis and interpretation of current and theoretical development of a more optimal Global Navigation Satellite System network for the African Geodetic Reference Frame

 

Laven Naidoo, PhD Geoinformatics


Supervisor: Dr Konrad Wessels (CSIR Meraka Institute) and Dr Renaud Mathieu (CSIR Meraka Institute)

Research: Savannah Woody Structural Assessment in the Greater Kruger National Park region, South Africa, using a Multi- frequency, Multi-seasonal and Polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and optical data integrated approach

 

Kuhle Ndyamboti, PhD Geoinformatics


Supervisor: Dr Renaud Mathieu (CSIR) and Dr Konrad Wessels (CSIR)


Research: A multi-sensor and multi-scale approach to above ground biomass estimation for South Africa’s forests

 

Kisco Sinvula, PhD Geoinformatics


Supervisor: Prof Serena Coetzee (GGM)

Research: Modelling spatial data infrastructures

 

Philemon Tsela, PhD Geoinformatics

Supervisor: Prof Ludwig Combrinck (HartRAO)

Research: Development of a thermal monitoring system and analysis of climate change factors for a Lunar Laser Ranging telescope in South Africa

 

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