Dr. Mercy W. Mwaniki

Dr. Mercy W. Mwaniki

Lecturer. PhD., Environmental Remote Sensing (University of Bamberg), M.Sc. GIS and Remote Sensing (JKUAT). B.Sc. Geomatic Engineering, (JKUAT).

Research Interests

  • GIS, Remote Sensing and Environmental modeling
  • Disaster management using GIS  – Landslides
  • Climate change

Current Research

  • Rainfall induced landslide modeling as affected landslide frequency and magnitude

Publications

  1. Mwaniki, M. W., (2016)Modelling the Impacts of Predicted Environmental Change on the Frequency and Magnitude of Rainfall Induced Landslides in Central Kenya
  2. Mwaniki, M. W.,Assessment of sites suitable for soakpits and shallow wells within plots in Juja, in the last stage to be published in JKUAT JAST Journal
  3. Mwaniki, M. W.,Agutu, N. O., Mbaka, J. G., Ngigi, T. G., and Waithaka, E. H. (2015). Landslide scar/soil erodibility mapping using Landsat TM/ETM+ bands 7 and 3 Normalised Difference Index: A case study of central region of Kenya. Applied Geography 64, 108–120.
  4. Mwaniki, M. W., and Moeller, S. M. (2015). Knowledge-based multi-source, time series classification: A case study of central region of Kenya. Applied Geography. 60, 58–68.
  5. Mwaniki, M. W., Moeller, M.S., and Schellmann, G. (2015). A comparison of Landsat 8 (OLI) and Landsat 7 (ETM+) in mapping geology and visualising lineaments: A case study of central region Kenya. ISPRS – International Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences. XL-7/W3, 897–903.
  6. Mwaniki, M. W., Moeller, M.S., and Schellmann, G. (2015). Application of Remote Sensing Technologies to Map the Structural Geology of Central Region of Kenya. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observation Remote Sensing 8, 1855–1867.
  7. Mwaniki, M. W., Moeller, M. S., and Schellmann, G. (2015). Landslide inventory using knowledge based multi-sources classification time series mapping: A case study of central region of Kenya. GI Forum – Journal of Geographic Information Science. 1, 209–219.
  8. Mwaniki, M. W., (2015). Effects of climate change variables on land-use land-cover changes in the central region of Kenya. In Dresden Nexus Conference 2015, (Dresden, Germany),.
  9. Mwaniki, M. W., Ngigi, T. G., and Waithaka, E. H. (2011). Rainfall Induced Landslide Probability Mapping for Central Province. In Fourth International Summer School and Conference, (JKUAT, Kenya: Publications of AGSE Karlsruhe, Germany), pp. 203–213.
  10. Mwaniki, M. W.,Ngigi, T.G., and Waithaka, E. H. (2011). Determination of safe distances between shallow wells and soakpits within plots in Juja. In Fourth International Summer School and Conference, (JKUAT, Kenya: Publications of AGSE Karlsruhe, Germany), pp. 216–222.