Michael is a research officer specializing in geospatial and statistical analyses. He joined STE in January 2015, after undergoing an internship in our Elephant and Bees project in Sagalla, Tsavo. He is mainly involved in elephant tracking and mapping across various African elephant rangelands.
Michael has a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography from Moi University and a Master of Science in Geospatial Information Systems and Remote Sensing from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.
He has previously worked as a GIS project officer at Flametree Systems Engineering Ltd, in Nairobi, and later as a GIS consultant at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) East Africa. At ILRI, he was involved in building up a Geodatabase of biophysical, livelihood and economic variables meant for National Climate Change Action Plan. Michael is keen on applying geospatial techniques and statistics to understand the spatial relationships, interactions and patterns within wildlife ranges. He has participated in and published a number of research reports and scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals.