Prof. Charles Ndegwa Mundia


Designation: Professor
Mobile: +254 729 933 154
School/Institute: Institute of Geomatic Engineering, GIS and Remote Sensing
Email: charles.mundia@dkut.ac.ke; ndegwa.mundia@gmail.com

Academic Qualifications

Qualification Institution Year
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Japan University of Tsukuba, Japan 2009
PhD. (Geoinformatics) University of Tsukuba, Japan 2005
MSc. (Geoinformatics) University of Tsukuba, Japan 2003
BSc. (Land Surveying) University of Nairobi 1996

Professional Experience

Research and teaching in Land Surveying, Geomatics, and Geoinformatics of sixteen years both locally and internationally. Two-year post-doctoral research experience at the school of Integrative Environmental Science, University of Tsukuba where i also served as an Assistant professor of Geoinformatics for two years. Currently Professor of geoinfomatics at the Institute of Geomatics, GIS and Remote Sensing and Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research at Dedan Kimathi University. Previously served as Head of department and Senior lecturer at the department of Geomatic Engineering and Geospatial Information Science of Jomo Kenyatta University. Have authored books and book chapters and have published widely in high impact international journals. Have supervised several PhD and Msc students, who have successfully graduated.

Also serving on a number of community linkages activities and have attracted research funding to the University. Currently serving as an external examiner and peer reviewer and previously served as the Chief Editor journal of Applied Sciences Engineering and Entrepreneurship for Development (JASETD).

Work Experience

  • October 2022 – Current: Professor of Geoinfomatics, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology.
  • Sept 2017 – Current: Dean School of Graduate Studies and Research, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology.
  • June 2015 – 2019: Chair, Dedan Kimathi University International Conference on Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Dedan Kimathi University of Technology
  • June 2015 – 2019: Chief Editor, Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology for Development (JASETD) – Dedan Kimathi University of Technology.
  • Sept 2014 – Current: Associate Professor Institute of Geomatics, GIS and Remote Sensing – Dedan Kimathi University of Technology.
  • March 2009 – To Sept 2014: Senior Lecturer – Lecturer of Land surveying, Geomatics, GIS, and Remote Sensing to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, Jomo Kenyatta/Kimathi Universities,
  • June 2010 – To November 2013: Head of Department, Department of Geomatic Engineering and Geospatial Information Science, JKUAT.
  • November 2007 – November 2009: Associate Professor, Tsukuba, Japan Lecturer of GIS, Remote Sensing for environmental modeling and environmental management – Division of Spatial Information Science University of Tsukuba, Japan.
  • March 2006 – 2009: Lecturer – Lecturer of Land surveying, Geomatics, GIS, Remote Sensing, Modeling and environmental management – JKUAT, GEGIS Department.
  • April 2007 – 2009: Departmental Postgraduate and Time Table Coordinator – JKUAT, GEGIS Department.
  • April 2006– 2009: Departmental students projects Coordinator Coordinate undergraduate and graduate students projects – JKUAT, GEGIS Department.

Areas of Expertise

  • Geomatic Engineering
  • Remote Sensing & GIS Modelling
  • Environmental Assessment

Other University and National Responsibilities

  • Sept 2017 – Current: Dean School of Graduate Studies and Research, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology.
  • June 2015 – 2019: Chair, Dedan Kimathi University International Conference on Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Dedan Kimathi University of Technology.
  • June 2015- 2019: Chief Editor, Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology for Development (JASETD) – Dedan Kimathi University of Technology.

Social Responsibilities

  • External examiner and peer reviewer

Publications
Published University Level Books

  • Mundia C.N., Kamusoko C., and Murayama Y.(2011) Recent Advances in GIS and Remote Sensing Analysis in Sub-Sahara Africa., Nova Science Publishers, USA. ISBN: 978-1-61761-003-5. NOVA Science Publishers. 2011.
  • Mundia C. N., and Aniya M. (2011) Spatial Temporal analysis and Modeling of Urban growth, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany. ISBN: 978-3-8433-8314-1

  • University Level Book chapters
  • Mundia, C.N. (2017) “Modeling of Spatial Processes of Urban Growth of Nairobi Metropolis. Book chapter in “Urban Trend and future of Capital Cities in Developing Asia and Africa: Geographical Analysis using Remote Sensing and GIS” Nova Science Publishers, in press.
  • Mundia C.N., Nduati E. W. (2016) “GIS Framework for Managing African Slum Societies: A Case of City Slum in Nairobi, Kenya” Book Chapter in “Re-finding African local assets and city environments: Governance, research and reflexivity”. Wakana Shiino, Saichiro Shiraishi and Tom Ondicho (EDS). ISBN: 978-4-86337-219-1. Research Institute for languages and culture of Asia and Africa publishers, 2016
  • Nduati E.W. and Mundia C.N. (2016) “Remote Sensing-based Evaluation of Trends and Impacts of Land Surface Property Changes in the Mara Ecosystem” Book Chapter in “Refinding African local assets and city environments: Governance, research and reflexivity”. Wakana Shiini, Saichiro Shiraishi and Tom Ondicho (EDS). ISBN: 978-4-86337-219-1. Institute for languages and culture of Asia and Africa publishers, 2016
  • Mundia C.N., Aniya M., and Murayama Y. (2011) “Remote Sensing and GIS Modeling of Spatial Processes of Urban Growth in an African City.” Book Chapter in “Recent Advances in GIS and Remote Sensing Analysis in Sub-Sahara Africa”, Courage Kamusoko, Charles N. Mundia and Yuji Murayama (Eds), ISBN: 978-1-61761-003-5. NOVA Science Publishers. 2011.
  • Mundia C.N.,and Murayama Y.(2011) “Spatial-Temporal Patterns and Driving Forces of Land Use/Cover Changes in an African Wildlife Sanctuary.” Book Chapter in “Recent Advances in GIS and Remote Sensing Analysis in Sub-Sahara Africa”, Courage Kamusoko, Charles N. Mundia and Yuji Murayama (Eds), ISBN: 978-1-61761-003-5. NOVA Science Publishers. 2011.
  • Mundia C.N., and Gachari M.K. (2011) “Remote Sensing and GIS, Current Status and Future Prospects in Sub-Sahara Africa.” Book Chapter in “Recent Advances in GIS and Remote Sensing Analysis in Sub-Sahara Africa”, Courage Kamusoko, Charles N. Mundia and Yuji Murayama (Eds), ISBN: 978-1-61761-003-5. NOVA Science Publishers. 2011.
  • Mundia, C.N., Mubea K. N., and Gachari M.K. (2011)“Exploratory Land Use/.Cover Change Analysis in a Municipality in Kenya Using Markov Chain Model.” Book Chapter in  “Recent  Advances  in  GIS  and  Remote  Sensing  Analysis  in  Sub-Sahara  Africa”, Courage Kamusoko, Charles N. Mundia and Yuji Murayama (Eds), ISBN: 978-1-61761-003-5. NOVA Science Publishers. 2011.

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

  • Waititu JM, Mundia CN, Sichangi AW (2022) Assessing distribution changes of selected native and alien invasive plant species under changing climatic conditions in Kenya, PloS ONE 17(10):e0275360. https://doi.org/10.371/journal.pone.0275360
  • Kimwatu, D.M., Mundia, C. N., and Ouma, G. M. (2021) “Monitoring environmental water stress in the Upper Ewaso Ngiro river basin, Kenya” Journal of Arid Environments 191(2021) 104533 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2021.104533
  • Kimwatu, D.M., Mundia, C. N., and Ouma, G. M. (2021) “Developing a new socio-economic drought index for monitoring drought proliferation: a case study of Upper Ewaso Ngiro River Basin in Kenya” Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 213(2021) https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-021-08989-0
  • Koech, G., Ouma, G O, and Mundia, C.N (2020) “Climate change vulnerability assessment using a GIS modelling approachin ASAL ecosystem: Case study of Upper Ewaso Nyiro basin, Kenya. Modelling Earth Systems and Environment. Vol 6 (1):479–498. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40808-019-00695-8
  • Mwangi, N.W, Waithaka, H. E, Mundia C. N, and Kinyanjui, M. (2020) “Assessment of drivers of forest changes using multi-temporal analysis and boosted regression trees model: a case study of Nyeri County, Central Region of Kenya. Modeling Earth Systems and Environment, https://doi.org/10.1007/s40808-020-00781-2
  • Wanjala, J.A, Sichangi, A.W, Mundia, C.N, (2020) “Modelling the dry season inundation pattrens of Yala Swamp in Kenya. Modeling Earth Systems and Environment, https://doi.org/10.1007/s40808-020-00816-8
  • Macharia, M. W., Gachari, M.K., Mariita, N., O., Mundia, C.N., &Kuria, D.N. (2018) A GISbased approach for exploring geothermal resources along part of the Kenyan rift. Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology for Development. JASETD, Volume 3, Issue 1, April 2018, pp. 1-34
  • Mundia, C.N & Njagi N. W (2018). Modelling of potential sites for underground water in semi-arid areas Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology for Development, JASETD, Volume 3, Issue 1, May 2018, PP 72-81
  • Rotich J. K., Gachari M.K., & Mundia C.N. (2018) Satellite positioning based extension of geodetic reference network to support geospatial applications Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology for Development. JASETD, Volume 3, Issue 1, April 2018, pp. 35-48
  • Wandia, M. M., Mundia, C.N., Gachari, M.K., Kuria, D. N., and Mariita, N. (2018). A GIS-based approach for exploring geothermal resources along part of the Kenyan Rift. Journal of applied sciences, engineering and technology for Development. Volume 3, Issue 1. 0-19.
  • Mosomtai, G., Evander, M., Mundia, C.N., Sanderstrom, P., Ahlm, C., Hassan, O.A., Lwande, O. W., Gachari, K., Landman, T., and Sang R. (2018). Datasets for mapping pastoralist movement patterns and risk zones of Rift Valley fever occurrence. Data in Brief. Volume 16, 762-770
  • Gitau, I. K & Mundia, C.N (2017). GIS Modeling for Optimal Road Route Location: Case Study Of Moiben Kapcherop-Kitale Road. American Journal of Geographic Information System (Vol.6(1) 26-39
  • Shadiva, J.S., Mundia, N.C (2017). Assessing the environmental impacts of post EATEC wattle tree plantations in Eldoret Muni cipality. International Journal of Life Sciences Research, Vol. 5, No1, 28-36,
  • Ngunyi, J., Mundia, N.C., &, Gachari, M., (2017). Analysis of Standard Gauge Railway Using GIS and Remote Sensing. American Journal of Geographic Information.
  • Rono, F., & Mundia, C. N. (2016). GIS based suitability analysis for coffee farming in Kenya. International Journal of Geomatics and Geosciences, Volume 6, No 3, 0976 – 4380.
  • Mukiri, D.M., & Mundia, N.C.(2016). Integrating GIS and Remote Sensing in Environment Impact Assessment of Ewaso Nyiro mega dam in Kenya. International Journal of Geomatics and Geosciences Volume 6, No 4, 0976 – 4380.
  • Kuria, D., Ngigi, M., Gikwa, C., Mundia C., & Macharia, M. (2016). A web-based pilot implementation of the africanized land administration domain model for Kenya – A case study of Nyeri, County. Journal of Geographic Information System, Volume, 8, 171-183.
  • Rotich, J.K., Gachari, M. K., & Mundia, C.N. (2016). Suitability analysis for optimum location of health care facilities in rural Kenya. Journal of public health volume 2 | no. 3 march | 2016.
  • Mbayaki, H., Mubea, K.., Mundia, C. (2016). Assessment of land use land cover change and decline in sugarcane farming using GIS and Remote Sensing in Mumias District, Kenya; International Journal of Science and Research. Volume. 5, : 2319-7064.
  • Muthama, P., Mubea, K., & Mundia, C. (2016). Assessment of impacts of road infrastructure using GIS and Remote Sensing: A case study of Yatta sub county in Kenya; International Journal of Science and Research. Volume 5., 319-7064.
  • Lukoko, P., and Mundia, C., (2016) GIS Based Site Suitability Analysis for Location of a Sugar Factory in Trans Mara District International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research (IJSBAR) (2016) Volume 25, No 3, pp 324-339.
  • Rotich J.K., Gachari, M. K., and Mundia C. N., (2016) Suitability Analysis For Optimum Location Of Health Care Facilities In Rural Kenya. Research Journal of Public Health Vol. 2 , No. 3, 2016.
  • Boitt, M.K., Mundia, C.N., & Pellika, P. (2014) Modeling the impacts of climate on agro ecological zone – Case study of Taita Hills, Kenya. Universal Journal of Geoscience 3(6): 172-179.
  • Boitt, M.K., Mundia, C.N., & Pellika, P. (2014)Using Hyperspectral Data to Identify Crops in a Cultivated Agricultural Landscape – A Case Study of Taita Hills, Kenya. Universal Journal of Geoscience 2(6): 172-179, 2014.
  • Macharia, P. M., Mundia, C. N.(2014)GIS Analysis and Spatial Modelling for Optimal Oil Pipeline Route Location: A Case Study of Proposed Isiolo Nakuru Pipeline Route. International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)Vol (3) 12, 2319-7064.
  • Kapoi, J. K., Mundia, C.N (2014) Livelihood vulnerability assessment in context of droiught hazard: A case of Baringo County, Kenya. International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)Vol (3)3, 346-349.
  • Nduati1, E. W. Mundia, C. N. Ngigi, M.M (2013) Effects of Vegetation Change and Land Use/ Land Cover Change on Land Surface Temperature in the Mara Ecosystem. International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) Vol (2) 8, 21-29.
  • Magondu, M. G., Ngigi, M.M., Mundia C.N (2013) Integrated solution for water resources information management: Case of Athi river catchment. International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) Vol (2) 8, 337-342.
  • Watene, G. C., Musiega, D E., Mundia, C.N. (2013). A GIS Based Parking Management and Dissemination System. International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) Vol (2) 7, 194-201.
  • Nduati, W.E & Mundia, C.N (2013) A Remote Sensing based approach to evaluation of trends and impacts of land surface changes in the mara ecosystem. International journal of SDI Research. Open access, http://www.ijsr.net/archive2i8/MDIwMTXxOD=pdf
  • Mubea, K. W, Ngigi, T.G, Mundia, C.N (2010) Assessing application of Markov Chain Analysis in Predicting land over change: Case study of Nakuru Municipality. Journal of Agriculture, Science and technology, Vo l(2) 2010
  • Mundia, C. N & Murayama Y. (2010) Modeling Spatial processes of urban growth. Journal of Urban Planning, 31,(2) 259-272.
  • Mundia, C. N & Murayama Y. (2009) Analysis of Land Use/Cover Changes and Animal Population Dynamics in a Wildlife Sanctuary in East Africa. Remote Sensing Journal, 1, 952-970.
  • Mundia C.M, Gachari M.K, Mubea K.P. (2008) Environmental Assessment of Lake Nakuru National Park Using Remote Sensing. Case study Nakuru Municipality of Land use mapping using GIS. Journal of Agriculture Science and Technology Volume 10 (2) 2008.
  • Mundia, C. N., & Aniya, M. (2007) Modeling urban growth of Nairobi city using cellular Automata and Geographical information systems. Geographical Review of Japan, 80,(12) 777-788.
  • Mundia, C N., & Aniya, M. (2006). Dynamics of Land Use/cover Changes and Environmental degradation of Nairobi city Using GIS. Land Degradation and Development, 17, 1, 97-108.
  • Mundia, C.N., & Aniya, M. (2005). Analysis of Land Use Changes and Urban Expansion of Nairobi City Using Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems. International journal of Remote Sensing 26, 13, 2831-2849, August, 2005.

Papers presented in Conferences, Seminars and Workshops

  • MACHARIA, M. W., GACHARI, M.K., MARIITA, N., O., MUNDIA, C.N., &KURIA, D.N. (2018) Papers and Proceedings of the Dedan Kimathi University Science , Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship conference,.Nyeri, Kenya, November 2018
  • MUNDIA, C.N & NJAGI N. W. Modeling for underground water using GIS. Papers and Proceedings of the Dedan Kimathi University Science , Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship conference,.Nyeri, Kenya, November 2017
  • ROTICH J. K., GACHARI M.K., & MUNDIA C.N. Satellite positioning based extension of geodetic reference network to support geospatial applications Papers and Proceedings of the Dedan Kimathi University Science , Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship conference,.Nyeri, Kenya, November 2017.
  • Wandia, M. M., Mundia, C.N., Gachari, M.K., Kuria, D. N., and Mariita, N. A GIS-based approach for exploring geothermal resources along part of the Kenyan Rift. Papers and Proceedings of the Dedan Kimathi University Science , Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship conference,.Nyeri, Kenya, November 2017.
  • Mosomtai, G., Evander, M., Mundia, C.N., Sanderstrom, P., Ahlm, C., Hassan, O.A., Lwande, O.W., Gachari, K., Landman, T., and Sang R. Datasets for mapping pastoralist movement patterns and risk zones of Rift Valley fever occurrence. Papers and Proceedings of the Dedan Kimathi University Science , Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship conference,.Nyeri, Kenya, November 2017.
  • Gitau, I. K & Mundia, C.N (2017). GIS Modeling for Optimal Road Route Location: Case Study Of Moiben Kapcherop-Kitale Road. Papers and Proceedings of the Dedan Kimathi University Science , Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship conference,.Nyeri, Kenya, November 2017.
  • Shadiva, J.S., Mundia, N.C (2017). Assessing the environmental impacts of post EATEC wattle tree plantations in Eldoret Muni cipality. Papers and Proceedings of the Dedan Kimathi University Science , Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship conference,.Nyeri, Kenya, November 2017.
  • Ngunyi, J., Mundia, N.C., &, Gachari, M., (2017). Analysis of Standard Gauge Railway Using GIS and Remote Sensing. American Journal of Geographic Information.
  • Rono, F., & Mundia, C. N. (2016). GIS based suitability analysis for coffee farming. Papers and Proceedings of the Dedan Kimathi University Science , Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship conference,.Nyeri, Kenya, November 2017.
  • Mundia C. N., and Mosomtai G. (2018) Geosimulation of the exposure of cattle to Rift Valley Fever virus along their migratory routes. Data Science Africa 7-8 June 2018.
  • Mundia, N.C Transformation in rapidly developing Asia-African societies faced with Economic Disparity, 7 Urbanization and Post-war ILCAA of TUFTS, 4th November 2017, Tokyo Japan.
  • Mundia, N.C. Data Science in Africa Workshop, 20 July – 21 July 2017, Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology, Tanzania.
  • Shadiva, J.S., Mundia, N.C.(2017). Assessing the environmental impacts of post EATEC wattle tree plantations in Eldoret Muni cipality. Papers and Proceedings of the Dedan Kimathi University Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship conference,.Nyeri, Kenya, November 2017.
  • Ngunyi, J., Mundia, N.C., &, Gachari, M., (2017). Analysis of Standard Gauge Railway Using GIS and Remote Sensing. Papers and Proceedings of the Dedan Kimathi University Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship conference,.Nyeri, Kenya, November 2017.
  • Mosomtai, G., Mundia, C.N., and Gachari, M. K. Datasets for mapping pastoralist movement patterns and risk zones of Rift Valley fever occurrence. Papers and Proceedings of the Dedan Kimathi University Science , Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship conference,.Nyeri, Kenya, November 2017.
  • Rono, F., & Mundia, C. N. (2016). GIS based suitability analysis for coffee farming in Kenya. Papers and Proceedings of the Dedan Kimathi University Science , Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship conference,.Nyeri, Kenya, November 2016.
  • Mukiri, D.M., & Mundia, N.C. (2016). Integrating GIS and Remote Sensing in Environment Impact Assessment of Ewaso Nyiro mega dam in Kenya. Papers and Proceedings of the Dedan Kimathi University Science , Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship conference,.Nyeri, Kenya, November 2016.
  • Rotich, J.K., Gachari, M. K., & Mundia, C.N. (2016). Suitability analysis for optimum location of health care facilities in rural Kenya. Papers and Proceedings of the Dedan Kimathi University Science , Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship conference,.Nyeri, Kenya, November 2016.
  • Mbayaki, H., Mubea, K., Mundia, C. (2016). Assessment of land use land cover change and decline in sugarcane farming using GIS and Remote Sensing in Mumias District, Kenya; Papers and Proceedings of the Dedan Kimathi University Science , Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship conference,.Nyeri, Kenya, November 2017.
  • Muthama, P., Mubea, K., & Mundia, C. (2016). Assessment of impacts of road infrastructure using GIS and Remote Sensing: A case study of Yatta sub county in Kenya; Papers and Proceedings of the Dedan Kimathi University Science , Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship conference,.Nyeri, Kenya, November 2017.
  • Lukoko, P., and Mundia, C.,(2016) GIS Based Site Suitability Analysis for Location of a Sugar Factory in Trans Mara District Papers and Proceedings of the Dedan Kimathi University Science , Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship conference,.Nyeri, Kenya, November 2017.
  • Rotich J.K., Gachari, M. K. , and Mundia C. N., (2016) Suitability Analysis For Optimum Location Of Health Care Facilities In Rural Kenya. Papers and Proceedings of the Dedan Kimathi University Science , Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship conference, Nyeri, Kenya, November 2017.
  • Mumina, J., Mundia, C.N., (2014) Exploring the relationship between land surface temperature and land use land cover in Kenya. ( A case study of Nairobi County ). Dedan Kimathi Scientific Conference, Volume 3, 215-221.
  • Watene, G., Musiega D. & Mundia C.N (2013) A GIS based Parking management and dissemination System. Mechanical Engineering conference on Sustainable Research, Volume 5,115-121, ISSN: 2079-6226.
  • Nduati, W.E & Mundia, C.N (2012) An evaluation of climate effects and trends using LST and NDVI. Mechanical Engineering Conference on Sustainable Research, Volume 5, 107-113, ISSN: 2079-6226.
  • Magondu, M.G., Ngigi, M.M., Mundia, C.N (2013) Web-based water resources information 8 management system: A case of Water resources management. Mechanical Engineering conference on Sustainable Research, Volume 5 399- 403, ISSN: 2079-6226.
  • Mundia, N.C (2013) An integrated urban framework for informal settlement upgrading. International workshop on Mobility, Hybridity and way co-existence, JSPS research station. February 8-9 2013.
  • Mundia, N.C and Wamalwa, L. 2011. Multi-criteria suitability modelling for geothermal exploration: Case of Silali geothermal prospect in North Rift Kenya. Proceedings of the Applied Geoinformatics for society and environment conference. (AGSE 2011), AGSE publishing. August 2011.
  • Mundia,N.C, Wakan Shiino and Yasushi Noguchi. 2011. Analysis of Nairobi city using GIS. Proceedings of theinternational conference of ILCAA core project “Plurallistic world understangin based on African cities. Reading African cities: Nairobi, Gondar and Cape Town”, Tokyo, Japan, December 2011.
  • Mundia, C. N. 2011. Sustainability of Tourism in Kenya: Analysis of land use/cover changes and animal population dynamics in Masai Mara. Proceedings of the Applied Geoinformatics for society and environment conference. (AGSE 2011), AGSE publishing. August 2011.
  • Mundia, C. N. 2011. Assessing the application of Markov chain analysis in Nakuru. Proceedings of the Applied Geoinformatics for society and environment conference. (AGSE 2011), AGSE publishing. August 2011.
  • Mundia, C. N. and Murayama, Y. 2009. Land use/cover changes in Masai Mara Ecosystem: A threat to wildlife sanctuary in East Africa. In proceedings of the Japan Geoscience Union Meeting, Tokyo, Japan, May 16-21.
  • Mundia, C. N. and Murayama, Y. 2008. Change analysis and modeling future urban scenarios in Nairobi City. In Research Abstracts on Spatial Information Science. CSIS DAYS 2008, University of Tokyo, December 11-12.
  • Mundia, C. N. and Murayama, Y. 2008. Urban growth analysis and modeling: A case of Nairobi City. In proceedings of 31st International Geographical Congress, Tunis, Tunisia, August 12-15.
  • Mundia, C. N. and Murayama, Y. 2008. Sustainability in African cities: Land use/cover changes and modelling urban growth in Nairobi City. Papers and Proceedings of the Geographic Information Systems Association, Tokyo, Japan, No. 17, pp. 15-20.
  • Mundia, C. N. and Aniya, M. 2008. Environmental Land Use/Cover Change Analysis in Nairobi City Using Multi temporal Remote Sensing and GIS. In proceedings of Global Mapping Forum, Tokyo, June,5-7.
  • Mundia, C. N. and Murayama, Y. 2008. Land use/cover change and predicting urban growth in Nairobi city. In proceedings of the Japan Geoscience Union Meeting, Makuhari, Japan, May 25-30.
  • Mundia, C. N., and Murayama, Y. Urban Sustainability in African Cities: Change Analysis and Modeling urban growth in Nairobi City. GISA Annual Conference, 23-24 Oct., 2008, Tokyo University, Japan
  • Mundia, C. N., and Murayama, Y. Land use/cover change and predicting urban growth in Nairobi city, Monitoring Cities of Tomorrow, 4-10, August 2008, Tunis, Tunisia.
  • Mundia, C. N., and Aniya, M. Environmental Land Use/Cover Change Analysis in Nairobi City Using Multi-temporal Remote Sensing and GIS. Global Mapping Forum, 5-7 June 2008, June, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Mundia, C. N., and Murayama, Y. Land use/cover change and predicting urban growth in Nairobi city. Japan Geosciences Union Meeting (JPGU), 25-30, May 2008, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Mundia, C. N., and Aniya, M. Urban Growth in African Cities: Land Use/Cover Changes and Modeling Urban Growth. The 9th International Symposium on Physical Measurements and Signatures in Remote Sensing, 17-19 October 2005, Beijing, China.
  • Mundia, C. N., and Aniya, M. Analysis of Land Use Changes and Urban Expansion Using Remote Sensing and GIS: Nairobi City and its Environs for the Period 1976-2000. Proceedings of the IUFRO International Workshop on Landscape Ecology: Conservation and Management of Fragmented Forest Landscape, 25-28 October 2004, Tsukuba, Japan.
  • Mundia C. N., & Aniya, M. Land Use/ Cover Changes Using Remote Sensing and GIS. Proceedings of the Seventh International Seminar on GIS for Developing Countries, 10-12 May 2004, Johor, Malaysia.
  • Mundia, C. N., and Aniya M. Drivers of Land Use/Cover Changes for the Nairobi Metropolitan Area. Proceedings of the Forum on GIS Analysis: Application in Social and Environmental Research, 14- 16 July, 2003, Tsukuba, Japan.

ISPRS WG VII/6 International Workshop Monitoring and Modeling of Global Environmental change, Kyoto International Community House, 21-22, October 2003, Kyoto, Japan.

Awards, Scholarships  and Recognitions

  • Marquis Who is who Award: Who is Who in Science and Engineering, 11th edition, 2011
  • Great Mind of the 21st Century award: American Biographical Institute, 2011

  • Fellowships and Recognition

  • November 2007: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship, JSPS, Japan Government.
  • March 2002: Monbusho scholarship for graduate studies in, Japan, Japan Government.
  • March 2006: Best post graduate student award 2006, University of Tsukuba, Japan.

Research

  • Integrated collaborative research on spatial-temporal analyses of the unsteady morphological and quantitative characterization of the Upper and Middle Tana River basins for crop production modeling. (Ksh 15,000,000) 2018, National Research Fund. Principal Investigator. Pending
  • Integrated collaborative research on climate change, water resources and food security in upper Ewaso Ngiro river basin for sustainable management and enhanced ecosystem health. (Ksh 18,000,000) 2017, National Research Fund. Co-Principal Investigator. on going
  • A web-based pilot implementation of the africanized land administration domain model for Kenya (Ksh 5,000,000) 2014 Co-principal Investigator. completed
  • Climate change and food security: Capturing impacts of climate change mitigation measures in forecasting and crop disease control.(Ksh 4,300,000) 2013. JKUAT funded, Principal investigator. completed
  • An evaluation of climate effects and trends using Land Surface Temperatures and Normalized Difference Vegetation Index. (1,500,000) 2013. JKUAT funded, Co-principal investigator. completed
  • Consultancy services for Environmental management using GIS training for small holder daily commercialization Programme (Ksh 5,000,000). 2012. Complete, Ministry of Agriculture funded, principal consultant. completed
  • Consultancy services for GIS for environmental management training for Rural Electrification Authority. (Ksh 550,000) 2012. Completed. REA funded, principal consultant. complete
  • Modeling of Spatial Processes of Urban Spatial Systems. Research funded by Japan society for the promotion of sciences, (Ksh 2,000,000) 2009. complete
  • Geospatial Analysis of Land Use/Cover Changes and Animal Population Dynamics in a Wildlife Sanctuary in East Africa using GIS and Remote sensing. Joint research, University of Tsukuba. 2010. Complete
  • A GIS framework for monitoring the hybridization of baboon sub-species. Partial funding, Joint research with Pennsylvania State University. 2011. Ongoing
  • Hyper spectral and Lidar data modeling for climate impact on ecosystem services (Funded ICIPE research Ksh 860,000 ) 2011. ongoing
  • Development of a new pan sharpening algorithm. 2012 Joint Ongoing research. Funded by JKUAT
  • “RADIUS-A (Regional Aspects of Different Influences on Urbanizing Sub-Saharan Africa): Indices and Feedback Studies for Land-Atmosphere-Hydrology Change”. Proposal funded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Research Interests

  • Geomatic Engineering, Remote Sensing &GIS Modeling and Environmental Assessment

Affiliation/Membership to Professional Bodies

  • Registered Full Member of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK)
  • Full Member Forestry Society of Kenya
  • Licensed land surveyor, Kenya
  • Member, Environment Institute of Kenya
  • LEAD EXPERT, National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)