Kenneth Ekpetere

MS Student, Geography
M.Sc. Geography, University of Kansas
Primary office:
Lindley Hall
Room 404C
University of Kansas
1475 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045


Summary

Advisor: Xingong Li.

AREAS OF RESEARCH INTEREST:

Hydrology, water resource management, GIS, Remote sensing, Surface water dynamics (flood monitoring, mapping and mitigation), Water quality assessment, Environmental health, Geography

Water continues to serve as the integral part of every society, cutting across generations, regions and disciplines, forming an indispensable fabric of our very existence. What happens when this precious gift becomes our greatest enemy, due to human actions and inactions, rising beyond our control? – Flood. Growing up to see how societies interacts with water in the environment shaped my research interest over the years, especially as related to urban water, short circuits and  interruptions, underground and surface water pollution, as well as the big picture - Flood.  My research interest grew from underground water quality appraisal in Africa to surface water mapping; I have become interested in understanding the extremes of surface waters in the African region in contrast to other regions of the world.

Currently, I am adopting GIS and Remote sensing techniques in quantifying and mapping the intensity of flood incidence, within the major hydrological basins/areas of Africa. This will enable my research to build models and make pragmatic predictions concerning the future of the African region, in regards to emerging flood activities in the area. Future research will be focusing on the spatial-temporal analysis and mapping of flood incidence in the African region, leading to ingenuity and inventions of alternative socio-cultural practices and survival mechanisms.

Education

M.Sc.  Geography:   University of Kansas (KU)

B.Sc. Geography and Environmental Management:  University of Abuja

Selected Publications

  • K. O. Ekpetere & F. O. Ekeh (2019), Socio-economic impact of unemployment among the youths in the FCT, Abuja-Nigeria: A case study of Abaji Area Council. IISTE-Journal of Environment and Earth Science. Vol-9, No-6, Page139-154. ISSN: 2224-3216(paper) 2225-0948(online). Received, June 4th 2019, Accepted June 25th, 2019. DOI: 10.7176/JEES.
  • K. O. Ekpetere & F. O. Ekeh (2019), Assessment of temperature anomalies between urban and rural areas of Gwagwalada satellite town, Abuja-Nigeria. Global Journal of Advanced Research. Vol-6, Issue-5 Page163- 179. ISSN: 2394-5788.
  • K. O. Ekpetere, F. O. Ekeh & N.M. Ofodum (2019), Impact of abattoir wastes on ground water quality in the FCT, Abuja-Nigeria: A case study of Gwagwalada satellite town. IISTE-Journal of Environment and Earth Science. Vol-9, No-4 Page 90-104. ISSN: 2224-3216(paper) 2225-0948(online). Received 17th April 2019, Accepted April 27th, 2019. DOI: 10.7176/JEES.
  • K. O. Ekpetere, F. O. Ekeh & M. N. Eziechi (2019), Housing conditions in the FCT, Abuja-Nigeria: A case study of Gwagwalada satellite town. IISTE-Journal of Environment and Earth Science. Vol-9, No-4 Page 105-118. ISSN: 2224-3216(paper) 2225-0948(online). Received 17th April 2019, Accepted April 27th, 2019. DOI: 10.7176/JEES.
  • K. O. Ekpetere & F. O. Ekeh (2019), Impact of Population increase on agricultural productivity in Kwali Area Council-Abuja, Nigeria (2007-2016). Global Journal of Advanced Research. Vol-6, Issue-4 Page 135- 146. ISSN: 2394-5788.
  • K. O. Ekpetere & F. O. Ekeh (2019), Impact of Urbanization on farm sizes in Kuje Area Council of the FCT (2010- 2017). Global Journal of Advanced Research. Vol-6, Issue-3 Page 101 – 111. ISSN: 2394-5788.
  • K. O. Ekpetere (2018), Assessment of land use conflict in Gwagwalada Town of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja- Nigeria Using Remote Sensing. International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research. Volume 9, Issue 10, Page 2146- 2153, ISSN 2229-5518.

UNPUBLISHED RESEARCH

  • S. M. Hassan, S. Ishaya, U. J. Okoye & K. O. Ekpetere (2019), Assessing the rate of illegal settlement encroachment into the University of Abuja, main campus land using Geospatial technique between 1987 -2019
  • S. M. Hassan, S. Ishaya, U. J. Okoye & K. O. Ekpetere (2019), Impact of illegal settlement encroachment into the University of Abuja, main campus land.

Selected Awards & Honors

  • Overall best graduating Student University of Abuja, Nigeria.                                           Feb. 2017
  • Overall best graduating student in the faculty of social science, University of Abuja, Nigeria
  • Overall best graduating student in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Abuja, Nigeria         
  • Most Outstanding graduating Student Redeemed Christian Fellowship (RCF)                            August 2016

Department of Geography and Atmospheric Science Events
2019 GPRM-AAG Annual Meeting