Date: Tuesday, 9 November 2021
Time: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. CET (Vienna time)
For her PhD APPEAR scholar Risper Ajwang’ Ondiek conducted research on the influence of land use/cover change on provisioning and regulating ecosystem services in a papyrus wetland in the Lake Victoria Basin in Kenya. Her study project highlights the importance of wetlands in the provision of other ecosystem services apart from food. Also, the study emphasizes the loss of other ecosystem services that are important to people’s livelihoods as wetland loss continues.
Risper will talk about her motivation for starting the doctoral project, her experiences with the proposal writing process, data collection during her field research, as well as the writing and publication process in international peer-reviewed journals. Furthermore, Risper will share her experience of being a doctoral student in Human River Systems in the 21st century (HR21) at BOKU University in Austria.
Risper Ajwang’ Ondiek has a BSc in Applied Aquatic Science and holds an MSc in Limnology and Wetland Management from BOKU University, Austria, Egerton University, Kenya, and IHE Delft, the Netherlands. Before commencing her PhD, funded with an APPEAR scholarship, she worked for Egerton University as a part-time lecturer and research assistant under the Nile Ecosystems Valuation for Wise Use Project. She is passionate about the sustainable utilization of wetlands.
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