Staff Profiles

Prof. Reuben Jack Sebego

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Faculty of Science

Environmental Science

Associate Professor

Location: 212
Phone: 3552518
Email Prof. Reuben Jack Sebego

MSc. Environmental Planning; University of Botswana

BSc. Range Science; Utah State University

Diploma: General Agriculture; University of Botswana and Swaziland

Reuben Sebego is a physical geographer by training.  He received the B.Sc. degree in range science from Utah State University, Logan, UT, USA, and the M.Sc. degree in Environmental Planning from the University of Botswana. His main research interests lie in rangeland/landscape ecology and land use and land cover mapping using GIS and remote sensing. He worked in the Ministry of Agriculture for many years before joining the University of Botswana as a Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Science. At the University of Botswana, he teaches courses on GIS, ecology and remote sensing to both graduate and undergraduate students.

Geographic Information Systems

Land Degradation

Botswana Environment

Land use and Land cover change

Land degradation

Vegetation distribution patterns

Range Ecology/Management

Land use and land cover change

Plant distribution patterns


Zekeng, J. C., van der Sande, M. T., Fobane, J. L., Mphinyane, W. N., Sebego, R., & Mbolo, M. M. A. (2020). Partitioning main carbon pools in a semi-deciduous rainforest in eastern Cameroon. Forest Ecology and Management, 457, 117686.

Gidey, E., Dikinya, O., Sebego, R., Segosebe, E., & Zenebe, A. (2017). Modeling the Spatio-temporal dynamics and evolution of land use and land cover (1984–2015) using remote sensing and GIS in Raya, Northern Ethiopia. Modeling Earth Systems and Environment, 3(4), 1285-1301.

Mulale, K., Chanda, R., Perkins, J. S., Magole, L., Sebego, R. J., Atlhopheng, J. R., ... & Reed, M. S. (2014). Formal institutions and their role in promoting sustainable land management in Boteti, Botswana. Land Degradation & Development, 25(1), 80-91.

Sebego, R. J., & Gwebu, T. D. (2013). Patterns, determinants, impacts and policy implications of the spatial expansion of an African capital city: the greater gaborone example. International Journal o


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