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DR. WILLIS GWENZI
PhD Environmental Systems Engineering(University of Western Australia), Msc in Water Resources Engineering and Management(UZ), BSc Soil Science(hons)UZ
Email: 
wgwenzi @yahoo.co.uk
Telephone:
 0736 175 748

Specialization: Environmental systems engineering, restoration ecology, ecohydrology, hydrology, soil physics

Publications:

  1. Turnbull, L., Wilcox, B., Belnap, J., Ravi, S., D’Odorico, P., Childers, D., Gwenzi, W., Okin, G., Wainwright, J., Caylor, K., and T. Sankey. (2012). Understanding the role of ecohydrological feedbacks in ecosystem-state change in drylands. Ecohydrology, 5: 174-183 DOI: 10.1002/eco.265. †1.835
  2. Gwenzi, W., E.J. Veneklaas., T.M. Bleby., I.A.M. Yunusa and C. Hinz. (2012). Transpiration and plant water relations of evergreen woody vegetation on a recently constructed artificial ecosystem under seasonally dry conditions in Western Australia.Hydrological Processes, 26(21): 3281-3292. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.8330. †2.08
  3. Gwenzi, W., Hinz, C., Holmes K., I.R. Philips and I.J. Mullins. (2011).Field-scale spatial variability of saturated hydraulic conductivity on a recently constructed artificial ecosystem.Geoderma, 166 (1): 43-56. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2011.06.010.†3.069
  4. Gwenzi, W., E. Veneklaas., K. Holmes., T.M. Bleby, I.R. Phillips and C. Hinz.(2011). Spatial analysis of root distribution on a recently constructed ecosystem in a water-limited environment.Plant and Soil, 344(1-2): 255-272. DOI: 10.1007/s11104-011-0744-8. Republished in a Special Issue Soil-plant-microbe interactions from microscopy to field practice348 (1-2): 471-489 recognizing the scientific contributions of Prof. Alan Robson, Vice Chancellor, University of Western Australia (2004-2011).†3.020.
  5. Gwenzi, W., Gotosa, J., Chakanetsa, S. and Mutema, Z. 2009. Effects of tillage systems on soil organic carbon dynamics, structural stability and crop yields in irrigated wheat (Triticumaestivum L.)-cotton (Gossypiumhirsutum L.) rotation in semi-arid Zimbabwe.Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, 83: 211-221. †1.957
  6. Gwenzi, W., R. Munondo. 2008. Long-term impacts of pasture irrigation with treated sewage effluent on nutrient status of a sandy soil. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, 82:197–207. †1.957
  7. Gwenzi, W., R. Munondo.2008. Long-term impacts of pasture irrigation with treated sewage effluent on shallow groundwater quality. Water Science & Technology, 58(12): 2443-2452. †1.240
  8. Gwenzi, W., Taru, M. Gotosa, J. and Mutema, Z. 2008. Effects of tillage systems and maize genotype on rainfed maize production in a semi-arid region in Zimbabwe.African Journal of Agricultural Research, 3(2): 101-110.
  9. Gwenzi, W., C. Hinz., I.R. Phillips. I.J. Mullins. 2009. Spatial variability of hydraulic properties on a rehabilitated bauxite residue disposal area in Western Australia. In: Fourie, A. B and M. Tibbett (Eds). Mine Closure 2009, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, ISBN 978-0-9804185-9-0. p 505-513.
  10. Gwenzi, W., E.J. Veneklaas., I. Phillips., TM. Bleby and C. Hinz. 2009. Spatial distribution of fine roots on a rehabilitated bauxite residue disposal area in Western Australia. In: Fourie, A. B and M. Tibbett (Eds.). Mine Closure 2009, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, ISBN 978-0- 9804185-9-0. p 317-327.
  11. Hinz, C., Gwenzi, W., McGrath, G.S., Veneklaas E.J. and C. Scanlan. 2009. Soil-vegetation feedbacks as a driver for early ecosystems development in the context of mine site rehabilitation.In: Fourie, A. B and M.Tibbett (Eds.). Mine Closure 2009, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, ISBN 978-0-9804185-9-0. p 431-438.
  12. Hranova, R. &Gwenzi, W. 2006. Irrigation with ponds effluent - impacts on soil and groundwater(Chapter 10). In: Hranova, R. (Ed.). Diffuse pollution of water resources: Principles and case studies in the southern African region. Taylor & Francis/Balkema, London.ISBN 0415383919.p 199-222.
  13. Hussein, J., Motsi, K., Vincent, L.F., Gwenzi, W., Verbeek, K. 2000. Water quality in some intensive land use systems: Part 1: SekeDambo. In: E. Manzungu (ed), Smallholder irrigation at crossroads: A dialogue on future prospects of smallholder irrigation in Zimbabwe: Proceedings of the University of Zimbabwe/Zimwesi Workshop, Harare, 18-20 July 2000. ISBN 0-7974-2170-X. p 35 - 36.

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