TAITAGIS project publication list


In review

MSc in geoinformatics student Gilbay Obunga et al,. Habitat suitability modelling manuscript.


Adero, N.J., Drebenstedt C., Prokokofeva E.N., Vostrikov A.V. (2020).Spatial Data and Technologies for Geomonitoring of Land Use under Aspects of Mineral Resource Sector Development. Eurasian Mining. 2020. No. 1 (33). P. 69-74.

Amara, E., Adhikari, H., Heiskanen, J., Siljander, M., Munyao, M., Omondi, P. & Pellikka, P., (2020), Aboveground Biomass Distribution in a Multi-Use Savannah Landscape in Southeastern Kenya: Impact of Land Use and Fences, Land 9 (10).

Dub, T., Ollgren, J., Huusko, S., Uusitalo, R. J., Siljander, M., Vapalahti, O. & Sane, J., (2020), Game Animal Density, Climate, and Tick-Borne Encephalitis in Finland, 2007–2017. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 26, 12.

Munyao, M. N., Siljander, M., Johansson, T., Makokha, G. & Pellikka, P., (2020), Assessment of human–elephant conflicts in multifunctional landscapes of Taita Taveta County, Kenya. Global Ecology and Conservation. 24, 19 p., e01382.

Siljander, M., Adero, N. J., Gitau, F. & Nyambu, E., (2020). Land use/land cover classification for the iron mining site of Kishushe, Kenya: A feasibility study of traditional and machine learning algorithms. African Journal of Mining, Entrepreneurship and Natural Resource Management (AJMENRM). 1, 2.

Siljander. M, Kuronen, T., Johansson, T, Munyao, M.N, Pellikka, P.K.E (2020) Primates on the farm–spatial patterns of human–wildlife conflict in forest-agricultural landscape mosaic in Taita Hills, Kenya. Applied Geography, 117, 102185.

Uusitalo, R., Siljander, M., Dub, T., Sane, J., Sormunen, J. J., Pellikka, P. & Vapalahti, O., (2020), Modelling habitat suitability for occurrence of human tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) cases in Finland. Ticks and tick-Borne diseases. 11, 5, 12 p., 101457.


Adero, N.J. (2019). Optimising water hyacinth control on Lake Vitoria: A system dynamics and Earth Observation model. In the RCMRD, 2019 Programme & Book of Abstracts, 59p. The 3rd RCMRD International Conference & 4th AfriGEO Symposium, 13–16 August 2019, Nairobi, Kenya.

Hurskainen, P., Adhikari, H., Siljander, M., et al. (2019) Auxiliary datasets improve accuracy of object-based land use/land cover classification in heterogeneous savanna landscapes. Remote Sensing of Environment. 233, 111354.

Johansson, T.P., Heiskanen, J., Siljander, M., & Pellikka, P.K.E. (2019) Web map application to support spatial planning, decision-making and transition towards climate-smart landscapes in the Taita Hills, Kenya. In: K. Koutsopoulos, R. de Miguel Gonzales, & K. Donert (Eds.), Geospatial Challenges in the 21st Century, 173–187, Springer.

Uusitalo, R., Siljander, M., et al. (2019) Predictive mapping of mosquito distribution based on environmental and anthropogenic factors in Taita Hills, Kenya. International Journal of Applied Earth Observations and Geoinformation, 76, 84–92.


Adero, N.J. (2018). Decision support for mine planning: Integrating spatial modelling into a systems approach for sustainable communities. In: The Book of Proceedings, 2nd DAAD Centres for African Excellence Alumni Conference on “Sustainable Development in Africa: The Role of Science and Education”, Volta Hotel, Akosombo, Ghana, 06–09 November, 2018, pp. 36–38.

Adero, N.J. (2018). Optimising mine planning: Applying the integrative power of spatial models and system dynamics under divergent land-use scenarios. In the Book of Proceedings, 2nd International Conference of the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) on “Space Science for Sustainable Development”, Nairobi, Kenya, 15–17 August, 2018, p. 68.

Capitani, C., Garedew, W., et al. (2018) Views from two mountains: exploring climate change impacts on traditional farming communities of Eastern Africa highlands through participatory scenarios. Sustainability Science, 14, (1), 191–203.

Kaistinen, H., Kivikko, T., Marttunen, E., Potinkara, M., Muukkonen, P. & Siljander, M. (2018) Taita Taveta geodatabase. In: Creating, managing, and analysing geospatial data and databases in geographical themes. Tyystjärvi, V. & Muukkonen, P. (eds.) University of Helsinki, Department of Geosciences and Geography C; no. C14, 58–80.

Jyrkänkallio-Mikkola, J., Siljander, M. et al. (2018) Tropical stream diatom communities – the importance of headwater streams for regional diversity. Ecological Indicators. 95, (1), 183–193.

Pellikka, P. K. E., Heikinheimo, V., Hietanen, J., Schäfer, E., Siljander, M. & Heiskanen, J. (2018) Impact of land cover change on aboveground carbon stocks in Afromontane landscape in Kenya. Applied Geography, 94, 178–189.


Adero, N.J. and Shikwati, J. (2017). Why spatial intelligence is critical to business models: Insights from enterprises in Western Kenya. In: The book of proceedings, 1st International Conference of the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) “Space Science Touches Lives”, Nairobi,Kenya, 27–29 November 2017, 49–50.

Adhikari, H., Heiskanen, J., Siljander, M. et al. (2017) Determinants of Aboveground Biomass across an Afromontane Landscape Mosaic in Kenya. Remote Sensing, 9, (8), 827.

Hailu, B.T., Siljander, M., et al. (2017) Assessing spatial distribution of Coffea arabica L. in Ethiopia's highlands using species distribution models and geospatial analysis methods. Ecological Informatics, 42, 79–89.

Nthuni, S., Karanja, F., Pellikka, P. K. E. & Siljander, M. (2017) Testing the Potential Application of Simulated Multispectral Data in Discriminating Tree Species in Taita Hills. Journal of Geosciences and Geomatics, 5, (5), 243–250.