Dr. Oagile   Dikinya

Dr. Oagile Dikinya

Professor
University of Botswana, South Africa


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Soil Sciences from University of Western Australia, Australia

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Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
100%
Irrigation and Drainage
62%
Soil Management
90%
Soil Properties
75%
Biotechnology
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Gidey, E., O. Dikinya, R. Sebego, E. Segosebe and A. Zenebe, 2017. Modeling the Spatio-temporal dynamics and evolution of land use and land cover (1984-2015) using remote sensing and GIS in Raya, Northern Ethiopia. Model. Earth Syst. Environ., (In Press). 10.1007/s40808-017-0375-z.
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  2. Dikinya, O., J. Atlhopheng and T. Manyiwa, 2016. Variations on soil carbon dioxide flux with land-use type and selected soil properties in the hardveld of Botswana. S. Afr. J. Plant Soil, 33: 309-916.
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  3. Dikinya, O., 2015. Heavy metals and radionuclide status and characterisation of pre-mined soils in Serule, North East Botswana. Environ. Earth Sci., 73: 5405-5413.
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  4. Manyiwa, T. and O. Dikinya, 2014. Impact of tillage types on compaction and physical properties of soils of Sebele farms in Botswana. Soil Environ., 33: 124-132.
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  5. Dikinya, O., T. Mosekiemang and E. Toteng, 2014. Sorption of heavy metals by Ferralic-Arenosol and Vertic-Luvisol: A comparative isothermal study. Environ. Pollut., 3: 23-35.
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  6. Manyiwa, T. and O. Dikinya, 2013. Using universal soil loss equation and soil erodibility factor to assess soil erosion in Tshesebe village, North East Botswana. Afr. J. Agric. Res., 8: 4170-4178.
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  7. Dikinya, O., 2013. Land Suitability Assessment of the Proposed Uranium Mining Area in North-East Botswana. In: Developments in Soil Classification, Land Use Planning and Policy Implications: Innovative Thinking of Soil Inventory for Land Use Planning and Management of Land Resources, Shahid, S.A., F.K. Taha and M.A. Abdelfattah (Eds.). Chapter 36, Springer, USA., ISBN: 978-94-007-5331-0, pp: 429-438.

  8. Sekwakwa, O. and O. Dikinya, 2012. Tillage-induced compaction: Effects on physical properties of agricultural loamy soils. Scient. Res. Essays, 7: 1584-1591.
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  9. Mosekiemang, T. and O. Dikinya, 2012. Efficiency of chelating agents in retaining sludge-borne heavy metals in intensively applied agricultural soils. Int. J. Environ. Sci. Technol., 9: 129-134.
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  10. Mosime, L., O. Areola and O. Dikinya, 2011. Comparative effects of secondary treated waste water irrigation on soil quality parameters under different crop types. Afr. J. Plant Sci. Biotechnol., 5: 41-55.
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  11. Dikinya, O., 2011. Hydraulic Conductivity of Semi-Quasi Stable Soils: Effects of Particulate Mobility. In: Developments in Hydraulic Conductivity Research, Dikinya, O. (Ed.). Chapter 9, InTech Publ., Rijeka, Croatia, ISBN: 978-953-307-470-2, pp: 213-222.

  12. Dikinya, O., 2011. Developments in Hydraulic Conductivity Research. InTech Publ., Rijeka, Croatia, ISBN: 978-953-307-470-2, Pages: 282.

  13. Totolo, O. and O. Dikinya, 2010. Effects of salinity on solute and ion transport in quasi-structural unstable sodic soil in a semi-arid environment in Botswana: Simulations using mixed ions of sodium(Na+) and Calcium (Ca2+). Int. J. Applied Environ. Sci., 5: 215-226.
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  14. Mufwanzala, N. and O. Dikinya, 2010. Impact of poultry manure and its associated salinity on the growth and yield of spinach (Spinacea oleracea) and carrot (Daucus carota). Int. J. Agric. Biol., 12: 489-494.
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  15. Dikinya, O. and O. Areola, 2010. Comparative analysis of heavy metal concentration in secondary treated wastewater irrigated soils cultivated by different crops. Int. J. Environ. Sci. Technol., 7: 337-346.
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  16. Dikinya, O. and N. Mufwanzala, 2010. Chicken manure-enhanced soil fertility and productivity: Effects of application rates. J. Soil Sci. Environ. Manage., 1: 46-54.
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  17. Moroke, T.S., O. Dikinya and C. Patrick, 2009. Comparative assessment of water infiltration of soils under different tillage systems in Eastern Botswana. Phys. Chem. Earth Parts A/B/C, 34: 316-323.
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  18. Dikinya, O., C. Hinz and G. Aylmore, 2008. Decrease in hydraulic conductivity and particle release associated with self-filtration in saturated soil columns. Geoderma, 146: 192-200.
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  19. Dikinya, O., 2008. Use of neutron probe and tensiometry techniques in determining water characteristics of the two soil types. Botswana J. Technol., 17: 7-12.
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  20. Dikinya, O., 2008. Irrigation scheduling based on farmer rules and CROPWAT model. A case study in the North Eastern Botswana. Botswana J. Agric. Applied Sci., 4: 119-125.

  21. Fischlin, A., G.F. Midgley, J.T. Price, R. Leemans and B. Gopal et al., 2007. Ecosystems, their Properties, Goods and Services. In: Climate Change 2007: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Parry, M.L., O.F. Canziani, J.P. Palutikof, P.J. van der Linden and C.E. Hanson (Eds.). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, ISBN: 978-0521-70597-4, pp: 211-272.

  22. Dikinya, O., P. Lehmann, C. Hinz and G. Aylmore, 2007. Using a pore-scale model to quantify the effect of particle re-arrangement on pore structure and hydraulic properties. Hydrol. Process., 21: 989-997.
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  23. Dikinya, O., C. Hinz and G. Aylmore, 2007. Influence of sodium adsorption ratio on sodium and calcium breakthrough curves and hydraulic conductivity in soil columns. Aust. J. Soil Res., 45: 586-597.
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  24. Gaboutloeloe, G., P. Monageng, O. Dikinya and B.P. Parida, 2006. Evaluation of temporal and spatial distribution of rainfall erosivity in Botswana. Indian J. Landscape Syst. Ecol. Stud., 29: 1-6.

  25. Dikinya, O., C. Hinz and G. Aylmore, 2006. Dispersion and re-deposition of fine particles and their effects on saturated hydraulic conductivity. Aust. J. Soil Res., 44: 47-56.
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  26. Pule-Meulenberg, F., B. Moganane and O. Dikinya, 2005. Physicochemical properties of soil from five villages in Botswana with respect to soil degradation. Caspian J. Environ. Sci., 3: 29-34.
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  27. Kayombo, B., F. Pule-Meulenberg, B.G. Moganane, O. Dikinya and J.N. Aliwa et al., 2005. Characterisation of agriculture related degradation in Eastern and Western parts of Botswana. Botswana J. Technol., 14: 1-10.

  28. Dikinya, O., 2005. Comparison of the instantaneous profile method and inverse modelling for the prediction of effective soil hydraulic properties. Aust. J. Soil Res., 43: 599-606.
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  29. Aweto, A.O. and O. Dikinya, 2003. The beneficial effects of two tree species on soil properties in a semi-arid Savanna Rangeland in Botswana. Land Contam. Reclam., 11: 339-344.
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