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Ms Oarabile Mogobe
Research Scientist
Department:
Okavango Research Institute
Office:
39
Phone:
6817211

 

Research Interests

Oarabile is a research chemist at the Okavango Research Institute, Environmental Laboratory. She holds a Master’s degree in Chemistry from University of Otago, New Zealand and a Bachelor’s with Hons in Environmental Chemistry from University of Plymouth, UK. Her main research interests are water quality of freshwater systems for sustainable management; contaminants in food & water and their effect on human health; Isolation and characterization of phyto-chemicals for nutrition and cosmetic use; improving analytical measurement techniques for analysis of environmental samples.

Research projects involved in

  • Improved database on water quality and quantity : Okavango Delta, Botswana
  • Occurrence of disinfection bye-products in drinking water supplies -  Botswana
  • Nutrients and chemical contaminants in fishes of the Okavango Delta, Botswana

Selected publications

  1. Mogobe, O., Mosimanyana, E., Masamba, W.R.L. & Mosepele, K. (2018) Monitoring water quality of the Upper Okavango Delta. In: Climate change and adaptive land management in southern Africa – assessments, changes, challenges, and solutions (ed. by Revermann, R., Krewenka, K.M., Schmiedel, U., Olwoch, J.M., Helmschrot, J. & Jürgens, N.), pp. 106-111, Biodiversity & Ecology, 6, Klaus Hess Publishers, Göttingen & Windhoek. Doi: 10.7809/b-e.
  2. de Clercq, W., Helmschrot, J., de Witt, M., Himmelsbach, T., Kenabatho, P., Kralisch, S., Liehr, S., Ferreira Baptista, L., Mogobe, O., Mufeti, P., Müller, I., Nyambe, I., Sichingabula, H.M., Teixeira-Pinto, A., Teixeira Pires, G.J.P., Hipondoka, M. & Wanke, H. (2018) Water research in southern Africa: Data collection and innovative approaches towards climate change adaptation in the water sector. In: Climate change and adaptive land management in southern Africa – assessments, changes, challenges, and solutions (ed. by Revermann, R., Krewenka, K.M., Schmiedel, U.,Olwoch, J.M., Helmschrot, J. & Jürgens, N.), pp. 54-65, Biodiversity & Ecology, 6, Klaus Hess Publishers, Göttingen & Windhoek. doi:10.7809/b-e.00305
  3. Keagile Bati, Oarabile Mogobe, Wellington R.L. Masamba (2017) Concentrations of Some Trace elements in Vegetables Sold at Maun market, Botswana. Journal of Food Research, Vol 6, No1: pp. 69-77
  4. Kolawole Oluwatoyin Dare, Mogobe, Oarabile, Magole Lapologang (2017) Soils, people and policy: land resource management conundrum in the Okavango Delta, Botswana". Journal of Agriculture and Environment for International Development III(I): 39-69
  5. Mogobe, O., Masamba, W.R.L., Mosimanyana, E., Mosepele, K. (2016) Occurrence of Aluminium and Beryllium in the Okavango Delta, Botswana: Human health risks. In P. Gastescu & P. Bretcan (Eds.). Water Resources and Wetlands. pp. 270 – 277. Transversal Publishing House, Romania. ISSN: 2285-7923
  6. Mogobe, O., Mosepele, K. and Masamba, W.R.L. (2015) Essential Mineral Content of Common Fish Species in Chanoga, Okavango Delta, Botswana. African Journal of Food Science, 9, 480-486.
  7. Keotshephile Kashe, Oarabile Mogobe, Thebeetsile Moroke, Mike Murray – Hudson (2015) Evaluation of maize yield in flood recession farming in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.  African Journal of Agricultural Research. Vol 10(10), pp.1031-1042, 5 March 2015

 

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