Navigate Up
Sign In

 Prof. Timothy Dube

Position: Associate Professor
Department: Department of Earth Science
Faculty: Faculty of Natural Science
Qualifications: MSc (University of Twente,
Faculty of Geo-information and Earth Observation, Netherlands) 2012, PhD (University of
KwaZulu Natal, South Africa) 2016.
Tel: 0219594130
Fax: 021 959 3118


 Prof. Timothy Dube joined the University of Western Cape in January 2018 as a Senior Lecturer in GIScience and Earth Observation. Prior, he worked at the University of Zimbabwe as a staff development fellow (2009 – 2012), UKZN- relief Lecturer (2013 - 2015), and the University of Limpopo as senior lecturer (2016 - 2017). He is NRF-rated researcher, with over 10 years of experience in the field. He focusses mainly in GIScience and Earth observation applications in water resources, vegetation monitoring and assessment using satellite technology. He does research on contemporary issues, focusses on the use of cutting edge satellite-based EO technologies in monitoring and understanding various components of the hydrological cycle, climate change, invasive species mapping and land cover analysis. His research work has been extensively supported by the Applied Center for Climate and Earth Systems Science, French Research Platform – Production and Conservation in Partnership (RP-PCP), a French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), NRF, AU, SANSA and the European Space Agency. Prof. Dube has also been involved in intensive EO training and capacity building across different institutions of higher learning and research in southern Africa. He is also a member of the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment and WaterNET. His engagement with EO applications is not only restricted to Africa only, but also involves collaboration with various EO experts from European institutions, promoting EO knowledge and skills transfer to enhance policy formulation and decision making in the African continent. He is a lead researcher in several international projects including the TIGER-Bridge African Water and Climate Change Phase 1 Project, commissioned by the European Space Agency - Water for Agriculture (2016-2017) and partner on the EU- Africa, Small Research Grants in Climate Change Science - African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) (2019-2020) and AFRICA EU and GMES – Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Southern Africa, (2018 – 2020) among others. He has published over hundred (100) scientific articles in high impact factor ISI journals. His is also a revered reviewer for both local and international journals and project funders.
Research Interest:
1. Land use and land cover and their effects,
2. Inundation in floodplain wetlands
3. invasive alien species water use estimation
4. surface water mapping
5. remote sensing of vegetation and vegetation biophysical properties
6. Remote sensing of C3 and C4 grass photosynthetic pathways & species mapping,
7. Remote sensing of vegetation seasonality and long term monitoring,
8. Machine learning and remote sensing
9. Geostatistics and remote sensing integration
10. Evapotranspiration and interception estimation using remote sensing data
11. Big data and data fusion
12. GIS and Global Position System applications
13. Grazing resources assessment and monitoring

Professional Awards and Professional Membership
• 2018 - NRF Best Young Researcher Nominee for the 11th HOPE Meeting with Nobel Laureates in Okinawa, Japan.
• 2018 - NRF Rated as an Established researcher in Remote Sensing.
• 2017 - Visiting Scholar, Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources, United Nations University, Germany.
• 2017 - Outstanding Reviewer: ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
• 2016 Outstanding Reviewer: International Journal of Applied Earth Observations &Geoinformation.
• 2017 - Outstanding Reviewer: ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
• 2016–2018: - Review Confirmation Certificate: Remote Sensing MDPI journal.
• 2007 Awarded a book prize for academic excellence, (University of Zimbabwe).
• 2006 Awarded a book prize for academic excellence, (University of Zimbabwe).
• African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE) Technical Committees 2014 –
• Applications and Algorithm Committee Member of AARSE.
• Capacity Building & Outreach Committee Member of AARSE.
• Society of South African Geographers (SSAG) Council member, 2017.
• Technical Assistant, AARSE Conference, University of Johannesburg, Since 27-31 October 2014.
• Member of the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions – (SACNASP).
• Member of SACNASP:  South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions.





UWC Supports Sustainability
© 2013 UWC | Disclaimer | Sign-in

Contact Centre

University of the Western Cape,
Robert Sobukwe Road,
Bellville, 7535,
Republic of South Africa | +27 21 959 2911