Dr. Gilbert Kabelo Gaboutloeloe


Dr. Gilbert Kabelo Gaboutloeloe

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Agriculture
Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering(ABE)

Private Bag 0027 Gaborone

PhD in Biosystems Engineering Science (Washington State University, USA), 2006.
Msc (Soil conservation and Land Reclamation engineering), 1995
BSc in Agriculture (University of Botswana), 1992.
PhD topic: Wastewater treatment using vegetated submerged bed constructed wetlands for nitrogen removal
30 years of Academic experience


Research interest

Environmental protection

Water management

Decision support tools (E-Tools)

Wastewater treatment, disposal and reuse

ELB 211 Soil and Water Conservation
ELB 424 Groundwater Hydrology
AEL 632 Land Drainage and Reclamation
AEL 625 Agricultural Waste Management

Land cover land use changes effects on hydrology and water quality

Wastewater treatment and re-use

Environmental Pollution

Land cover land use changes impacts on Metsimotlhabe watershed

Conservation Agriculture suitability in Botswana

Wastewater Treatment, Reuse and disposal Research Agenda Formulation

Sekwati-Monang B., Gaboutloeloe K.G., Likuku S.A. (2018) Investigation of Heavy Metal Hazards Status and Their Potential Health Risks in Vegetables Irrigated with Treated Wastewater in Oodi Gardens. In: Ramasami P., Gupta Bhowon M., Jhaumeer Laulloo S., Li Kam Wah H. (eds) Emerging Trends in Chemical Sciences. ICPAC 2016. Springer, Cham

Bedi, K., Kayombo B., Patrick C., and G.K. Gaboutloeloe (2016) The Influence of Soil Surface Conditions and Rainfall Intensity on Runoff Generation Potential in Semiarid Botswana. International Journal of Plant and Soil Science 13 (1) 1-7 DOI: 10.9734/IJPSS/2016/27719

Likuku, A.S., K.B. Mmolawa, and G.K. Gaboutloeloe (2013) Assessment of Heavy Metal Enrichment and Degree of Contamination Around the Copper-Nickle Mine in the Selebi Phikwe Region, Eastern Botswana. Environmental Ecology Research 1 (2): 32-40, DOI: 10.13189/eer.2013.010202

Likuku, A.S., G.K. Gaboutloeloe and K.B. Mmolawa, (2013) Determination and Source Apportionment of Selected Heavy Metals in Aerosols Samples Collected from Sebele. American Journal of Environmental Sciences Vol. 9(2): 188-200, DOI: 10.3844/ajessp.2013.188.200

Mmolawa K. B, A. S. Likuku and G. K. Gaboutloeloe (2012) A preliminary study of heavy metal contamination along major roads in Botswana. International Journal of Environmental Science, Management and Engineering Research Vol. 1 (1), pp. 10-19

Mmolawa K. B, A. S. Likuku and G. K. Gaboutloeloe (2011) Assessment of heavy metal pollution in soils along major roadside areas in Botswana. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology Vol. 5(3), pp. 186-196

Kayombo B., F. Pule-Meulenburg, K.B. Mmolawa, M. Mzuku, R. Tsheko, N. Batisani, C. Patrick, M. Tapela, G.K. Gaboutloeloe, T Mubyana-John, J.E. Taylor, S. Machacha, R.M. Njogu and T. Motsamai (2010). Characteristics of Desert Margins Sites in Botswana: 1. Soil Factors. Bots. J. Agric. Appl. Sci.  Vol 6 (2): pp 62-70

Gaboutloeloe, G.K., Shulin Chen, Michael E. Barber and Claudio Stockle, (2009). Combinations of Horizontal and Vertical Flow Constructed Wetlands to Improve Nitrogen Removal. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution: Focus (WAFO) vol. 9 pp 279-286

C. Patrick, Gaboutloeloe, G.K., N. Batisani, and R. Tsheko (2008) Mechanical planting of pre-soaked sorghum seeds: Towards enhancement of farmers’ adaptive capacity to climate change. Bots. J. Agric. Appl. Sci.  Vol 4 (1): pp 16-21

Kayombo, B and Gaboutloeloe, G K. (2007) Farmers’ knowledge and perceptions of erosion by wind in south western Kgalagadi, Botswana. Bots. J. Agric. Appl. Sci.  Vol 3 (2): pp 178-185

Gaboutloeloe, G.K., P. Monageng, O Dikinya and B.P. Parida (2006) Evaluation of temporal and spatial distribution of rainfall erosivity in Botswana. Indian Journal of Landscape systems and ecological studies Vol. 29 (1) pp 1-6.

Kayombo B., Meulenberg F., Moganane B.G., Dikinya, O., Aliwa J.N., Nsinamwa M., Gaboutloeloe G.K, Patrick C. Mzuku M., Machacha S. (2005). Characterization of Agriculture-related land degradation in eastern and western parts of Botswana. Botswana Journal of Technology. Vol. 14 (1) pp 1-10.


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