Senior LecturerLocation: Block 246 Office S209
Ph.D. in Geography, University of California Los Angeles (2016)
M.A. in Geography, University of California Los Angeles (2012)
BSc. in Biological Science, the University of Botswana (2003)
Geographical Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing
I am a geomorphologist and study drylands especially savanna ecosystems. I am mainly interested in understanding interactions and feedbacks between climate change and biogeochemical processes. Some of the processes include carbon cycling, fire regime, and solar radiative forcing. My passion for research is mainly driven by the desire to explore and find a solution to many of the ecological and environmental questions.
Broad Topics include;
Fire-induced albedo change and associated radiative forcing
Soil Organic Carbon stocks and dynamics
Microbial soil crusts in dryland soils
Soil Respiration and greenhouse gas emissions in dryland soils
Webb, Nicholas P., Gregory S. Okin, Abinash Bhattachan, Paolo D’Odorico, Kebonye Dintwe, and Mokganedi Tatlhego. 2019. “Ecosystem Dynamics and Aeolian Sediment Transport in the Southern Kalahari.” African Journal of Ecology, October. https://doi.org/10.1111/aje.12700.
Dintwe, Kebonye, and Gregory S. Okin. 2018. “Soil Organic Carbon in Savannas Decreases with Anthropogenic Climate Change.” Geoderma 309, 7–16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2017.08.030.
Dintwe, Kebonye, Gregory S. Okin, and Yongkang Xue. 2017. “Fire-Induced Albedo Change and Surface Radiative Forcing in Sub-Saharan Africa Savanna Ecosystems: Implications for the Energy Balance.” Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 122 (12): 6186–6201. https://doi.org/10.1002/2016JD026318.
Moseki, Baleseng, and Kebonye Dintwe. 2011. “Effect of Water Stress on Photosynthetic Characteristics of Two Sorghum Cultivars.” The African Journal of Plant Science and Biotechnology 5, 89-91.