Staff Profiles

Prof. Kebonye Dintwe

Dr. K. Dintwe

Faculty of Science

Environmental Science

Associate Professor

Location: Block 246 Office S209
Phone: +267 355 4939
Email Prof. Kebonye Dintwe

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)

Courses taught:


  1. ENS 312 Range Ecology
  2. ENS 320 Principles of Soil Science
  3. ENS 311 Biogeography
  4. ENS 315 Process Geomorphology
  5. ENS 316 Geomorphological Techniques
  6. ENS 415 Arid Lands Geomorphology
  7. ENS 645 Geomorphology & Environmental Management

Geographical Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing

  1. ENS 243 Introduction to Remote Sensing
  2. ENS 342 Elements of GIS
  3. ENS 602 Research Methodology
  4. ENS 614 Remote Sensing & Spatial Modelling

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.

Dintwe, Kebonye, and Gregory S. Okin. 2018. “Soil Organic Carbon in Savannas Decreases with Anthropogenic Climate Change.” Geoderma 309, 7–16.

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.

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.

In pursuit of academic excellence