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.

Research Specialization:

  • Remote Sensing and Artificial Intelligence. 
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS). 
  • Spatial Programming (Python, R-Language, Scripting). 
  • Thunderstorms and storm events, 
  • Flood modeling and risk assessment, 
  • Hydrology and Water Resource Management, 
  • Water Quality Assessment. 
  • Environmental Health and Hazard Assessment. 
  • Geography of Africa (e.g. Nigeria).

Current Research and Tools:

  • Storm detection and predictions.
  • Spatial Precipitation Products (SPPs) validation across Kansas.
  • Flood risk analysis.
  • Anaconda, R-studio, ArcMap, Erdas IMAGINE, Git Bash, Panoply, and Excel.

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