Dr. Justine Ngoma is a lecturer, researcher and consultant, focusing her work on the interaction between vegetation and the atmosphere. She conducts climate vulnerability studies in the forests and agriculture, evaluates and map forests biomass and carbon; develops below and above ground biomass models, and provides training in environmental related issues. Justine also conducts Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), Environmental Project Briefs (EPB), and Environmental Auditing (EA). Justine’s career development started almost 19 years ago at Zambia Forestry College where she was a training officer. Justine is currently working for the Coppebelt University (CBU) in Zambia as a lecturer in the School of Natural Resources. She is the main organizer of the Africa training in ‘Tree-ring Science and its Applications’. Justine was the coordinator of ‘Monitoring Biodiversity and Ecosystem Impacts’ (MBEI) thematic area under Copperbelt University Africa Centre of Excellence for Sustainable mining (CBU-ACESM), a World Bank Funded project. Justine has assessed the effects of climate change on Zambian maize production, determined the vulnerability of the Zambezi teak (Baikiaea) forests to climate change in Zambia, and conducted an Environmental Project Brief (EPB) for the Copperbelt University. Justine has participated in the review of the Policy & Institutional Landscape for Eco-Innovation in Zambia, so as to understand what works (successes), what does not work (failures) and why (reasons for successes or failures). Justine uses various software programs in her work including the LINTAB software, application of dynamic vegetation models, R modelling software, Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS), and ArcGIS. Justine is the winner of the 2021 Florence Hawley Ellis Diversity Award, which is recognition for promoting tree ring science in Africa.
Sessions in which Justine Ngoma participates
- Dr. Florence Hawley Ellis Lecture (Keynote presentation) Coeur des Sciences, Sherbrooke Building, UQAM - Amphitheatre (SH-2800)
- 8:45 - 9:15 | 30 minutes
- Africa is faced with a number of challenges including climate change and ecological disturbance due to various anthropogenic activities. These p...