Professor: DAVIES, Theophilus, Clavell

DAVIES Theophilus ClavellDAVIES, Theophilus, Clavell

Professional Status : Full Professor, Chartered Geologist and Environmental Consultant

Academic Rank :
Research Professor (Environmental and Medical Geology); Rated as "Established Researcher (C2)" by the National Research Foundation of South Africa


Areas of Competence :
(1) Medical Geology and Environmental Geochemistry and Health;
(2) Environmental Impact of Mining and Monitoring of Hazardous Substances and Emissions of Geogenic Origin;
(3) Geoenvironmental Hazards and Disasters in Africa;
(4) Chemistry and Pollution of Natural Waters;
(5) Geological Aspects of Waste Disposal;
(6) Invertebrate Palaeontology and Evolution, and
(7) Geoscience Education in Africa 

Languages :
(1) English - very fluent in speech and writing
(2) German - very fluent in speech and writing
(3) Krio (my mother tongue) - very fluent in speech and writing
(4) French - working knowledge
(5) Kiswahili - working knowledge

Present Address : Faculty of Natural Sciences, Mangosuthu University of Technology
511 Mangosuthu Highway, Umlazi 4031, Republic of South Africa
Telephone : +27-(0)-31-907-7681 (Office); + 27-(071-922-1297 (Mobile)
Fax : +27-(0)31-907-2892; E-mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

EDUCATION
(1) B. Sc. (Geology and Chemistry), 1973, University of Sierra Leone
(2) M. Sc. (Applied Geochemistry), 1977, University of Wales, Great Britain.
Thesis "Heavy and precious metal distribution in laterites and associated
sediments"
(3) Ph. D. (Applied Geochemistry), 1985, University of Sierra Leone and University
of Wales, Great Britain. Thesis : "The behaviour of trace elements during
laterite formation"

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
(1) Over forty years of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, research, community engagement and graduate supervision in Medical Geology, Environmental Geology, Pure and Applied Geochemistry and Palaeontology (University of Sierra Leone;
University of Wales, Great Britain; Aachen University of Technology, Germany; University of Nairobi, Kenya; University of Zimbabwe, Moi University, Kenya; University of Jos, Nigeria, University of Venda, South Africa, and now (2015),
Mangosuthu University of Technology, South Africa
(2) Recipient of several distinguished fellowships and research awards, including the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship of Germany for post-doctoral work (1986 - 1989), with breaks, and the Shell Petroleum Award (2014) " ... in
recognition of consistent and persistent excellent research on the Environmental Geology of the African continent" (sic)
(3) Served as Environmental Geology Consultant for various organisations, including the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Messrs Texault and Co. Ltd. (1984) of Sierra Leone and the National Bank of Kenya (1993)
(4) (Former) Associate Editor of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists‟ Journal, „Environmental Geosciences‟ and „Journal of African Earth Sciences‟; Guest Editor for the Journal „Environmental Geochemistry and Health‟ and Journal of Geochemical Exploration‟, Member of the „Editorial Board of the Journal „African Geoscience Review‟; Served as Reviewer for „Journal of Hydrology‟, „Discovery and Innovation‟, „African Urban Quarterly‟, „Tanzanian Journal of Science‟, „African Journal of Science and Technology‟, Former Editor-in-Chief of „Africa Environmental Review‟ (AER), etc.
(5) External Examiner for the Department of Geology, University of Nairobi, 1996 to 2001, and 2013 to present; Department of Geology, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 2000; Department of Geology, Karnatak University, Dharwad, India, in 2002; School of Applied Geology, Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia in 2003, Department of Geology, Ahmadu Bello University, Department of Geology, University of Ghana, Legon, University of Western Cape, South Africa, etc.
(6) Principal researcher in the compilation of data on university education of the geologist in African countries, organised by the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs in 1984
(7) Geological counterpart in the United States Geographical Expedition to West Africa to study late Precambrian glacigenic sediments in 1984
(8) United Nations Guest Lecturer at the International Training Course on „Geological Aspects of Environmental Protection‟, Yalta, former CIS, 1991
(9) Consultant on project evaluation, "Coltan Environmental Management", funded by the Volkswagen Foundation of Germany; Kigali, Rwanda, November, 2007
(10) Founder and Chairman of the African Association of Medical Geology (AAMEG)
(11) Organized, attended and participated at scores of meetings, seminars, workshops, etc. in the areas of Environmental Health and Environmental Geology, in almost every corner of the globe

EMPLOYMENT RECORD
(1) Research Professor, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Mangosuthu University of
Technology, South Africa, 2012 - present
(2) Professor of Environmental / Medical Geology, University of Venda, 2009 - 2012
(3) Professor of Environmental Geology, University of Jos, Nigeria, 2005 - 2009
(4) Professor of Environmental Geology, Moi University, Kenya, 2002 - 2005
(5) Associate Professor (Environmental Geology) Moi University, Kenya, 1995 - 2001
(6) Senior Lecturer in Environmental Geology, University of Zimbabwe, 1995
(7) Lecturer in Environmental Geology, University of Nairobi, Kenya, 1989 - 1995
(8) Lecturer in Geology, University of Sierra Leone, 1977 - 1988
(9) Research Demonstrator in Igneous Petrology, Department of Geology, University
College Swansea, University of Wales, 1974 - 1976
(10) Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Sierra Leone, 1973 - 1974

MEMBERSHIP OF LEARNED SOCIETIES AND PROFESSIONAL BODIES
1. Fellow of the Geological Society (of London) (FGS) since 1974; Member of the Governing Council and Trustee of the Geological Society of London, 1996 - 2000

2. Council Member and Fellow of the Association of Applied Geochemists (AAG), 2006 - Present
3. Member of the Geological Society of South Africa, 2014 - Present
4. Member of the Society of Mining Engineers of AIME (1981 - 1982)
5. Fellow of the Geological Society of Kenya (GSK) since 1990
6. Member of the Geological Society of Africa (GSAf) since 1993
7. Member of the East African Natural History Society (EANHS) since 1990
8. Member (past Officer) of the IUGS Commission on Geosciences for Environmental Management (GEM) since 1990
9. Member of the International Water Resources Association (IWRA), 1992 - 1994
10. Elected Chartered Geologist (CGeol) of the Geological Society (of London) in 1994
11. Inducted into Macqui‟s "WHO‟s WHO in the World" in 2011
12. Member of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1995 
13. Nominated Fellow of the American Biographical Institute (FABI) in 1994
14. Member of the International Association of Engineering Geologists, 1995
15. Member of the International Council for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD) since 1995
16. Executive Committee Member of the „East Africa Geoscientific Network‟, with headquarters in Kampala, Uganda
17. Councillor (Geosciences) International Medical Geology Association (IMGA), 2011 - present .................. etc., etc., etc.

INTERNATIONAL PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES IN JOURNALS, BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS - A SELECTION IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER:

Buthelezi, S.A. and DAVIES, T.C. (In Press, 2015). Carbon monoxide (CO), ozone (O3) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) exposure from environmental and industrial activities in the vicinity of Umlazi Township, South of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa, Vol. 00 - 00, p. 00 - 00
 
DAVIES, T.C. (In Press, 2015). Urban geology of African Megacities. Journal of African Earth Sciences, Vol. 00 - 00, p. 00 - 00
 
Obiora, S.C., Toteu, S.F. and DAVIES, T.C. (In Press, 2015). Assessment of heavy metal contamination in soils around lead (Pb) - zinc (Zn) mining areas in Enyigba, southeastern Nigeria. Journal of the Geological Society of India, Vol. 00, p. 00 - 00
 
Kříbek, B., DAVIES, T.C. and De Vivo, B. (Editors), 2014. Impacts of mining and mineral processing on the environment and human health in Africa. “Special Issue”, Journal of Geochemical Exploration, Vol. 144, Part C, p. 387 – 580 (193 pages). Elsevier - http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03756742/144/part/PC 
 
Kříbek, B. and DAVIES, T.C., 2014. Addressing Environmental and Health Impacts of
Active and Abandoned Mines in Sub- Saharan Africa. Proceedings of the “Joint Closing Workshop of IGCP/UNESCO/SIDA Projects 594 and 606”, Prague, Czech Republic, 26 - 28 May, 2014. Czech Geological Survey; ISBN: 978-80-7075-858-8. 205 p. (Co-author of 12 papers within this Volume)
 
Ngure, V., DAVIES, T.C., Kinuthia, G., Sitati, N., Shisia, S., and Oyoo-Okoth, E., 2014. Concentration levels of potentially harmful elements from gold mining in Lake Victoria Region, Kenya: Environmental and health implications. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, Vol. 144, Part C, p. 511 - 516. Elsevier
 
DAVIES, T.C., Kříbek, B., Ngure, V., Poswa, T.T., Arthur, G.D. and Ettler, V., 2014. Report: Joint Closing Workshop of the IGCP/UNESCO/SIDA Projects 594 and 606. EPISODES, Journal of International Geoscience, Vol. 37, No. 3, p. 222 - 223
 

Kříbek, B. De Vivo and DAVIES, T.C., 2014. Impacts of mining and mineral processing on the environment and human health in Africa. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, Vol. 144, Part C, p. 387 - 390. Elsevier


IUGS/IAGC Task Group (Incuding DAVIES, T.C.), 2014. “2014 Annual Report for the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS)/International Association of Geochemistry (IAGC) Task Group on Global Geochemical Baselines”. URL: http://www.globalgeochemicalbaselines.eu/ 

DAVIES, T.C., 2013. Geochemical variables as plausible aetiological cofactors in the incidence of some common environmental diseases in Africa. Journal of African Earth Sciences, Vol. 79, p. 24 - 49. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j. Elsevier 

Abrahams, P.W., DAVIES, T.C., Solomon, A.O., Trow, A.J. and Wragg, J., 2013. Human geophagia, Calabash chalk and Undongo: Mineral element nutritional implications. PLOS ONE, Vol. 8, No. 1, e53304. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053304

Momoh, A., DAVIES, T., Akinsola, H., Akinyemi, S.A., Mhlongo, S., Gitari, W. and Pindihama, G.K., 2013. Human bioaccessibility of Fe, Mn, Zn and Cu from consumed earth materials in Vhembe District, South Africa. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa, Vol. 68, No. 1, p. 33 - 39. DOI: 10.1080/0035919X.2012.755715

Davies, B., Bowman, C., DAVIES, T.C. and Selinus, O., 2013. Medical Geology: Perspectives and Prospects. In : Selinus, O., Alloway, B., Centeno, J., Finkelman, R., Fuge, R., Lindh, U. and Smedley, P. (Eds.), “Essentials of Medical Geology”, New Revised Edition, Chapter 1, p.1 - 14, DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-4375-5_1, Springer Dordrecht, Netherlands, p. 1 - 14

DAVIES, T.C., 2013. Applied Geochemistry: Trends and issues in Africa. ELEMENTS, Vol. 9, No. 3, p. 220 www.elementsmagazine.org/archives/e9 3/e9 3 sn aag.pdf

DAVIES, T.C., 2013. The geochemical circulation of potentially harmful elements in the tropical rainforest belt of Africa. http://abandonedminesafrica.org/downloads/Factors%20controlling%20the%20geochemical%20circulation%20of%20some%20potentialy%20harmful%20elemets%20(PHEs)_Theo%20Davies.pdf

Nghargbu K., Schoeneich, K. S., Alagbe, A., DAVIES, T.C. and Shekwolo, P., 2012. Quality of formation water from the Nigerian Oil Fields for balneotherapy. Acta Balneologica, No. 2 (128), p. 121 - 125. ISSN: 2082 - 1867

DAVIES, T.C., Odhiambo, B.D.O., Mapani, B., Matshusa, K. and Yibas, B., 2012. IGCP goes deep - Report of the IGCP/SIDA/UNESCO/UNIVEN Project 606 Workshop, Johannesburg, 10 - 12 November, 2011. EPISODES, Journal of International Geoscience, Vol. 35, No. 2, p. 351 - 353; ISSN: 0705 – 3797; 11 – 3875 / P, Beijing, China

Momoh, A., DAVIES, T.C., Akinsola, H.A., Iweriabor, B. and Mashao, M.B., 2012. Geophagy, anaemia, and geohelminth infection amongst non-pregnant women in Vhembe District, South Africa. International Journal of Current Research, Vol. 4, Issue 11, p. 129 - 134.

Ngure, V., DAVIES, T.C. and Amponsah-Dacosta, F., 2012. Quest for pragmatic solutions to complex environmental and health problems of small scale mining. EPISODES, Journal of International Geoscience, Vol. 35, No. 4, p. 529 - 531; ISSN: 0705 – 3797; 11 – 3875 / P, Beijing, China

DAVIES, T.C., 2012. Advances in mitigation and rehabilitation technology in major and abandoned mines in Sub-Saharan Africa. In: Mapani, B. and Křibek, B. (Eds.), Environmental and Health impacts of mining in Africa. Proceedings of the Annual Workshop IGCP/SIDA Project No. 594, Windhoek, Namibia, July 5th to 6th 2012, © p. 16 - 20. Czech Geological Survey, ISBN 978-80-7075-781-9

Smith, D.B., Wang, X, Demetriades, A. and Other Contributors Including DAVIES, T.C., 2012. “2012 Annual Report for the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS)/International Association of Geochemistry (IAGC) Task Group on Global Geochemical Baselines”. URL: http://www.globalgeochemicalbaselines.eu/

DAVIES, T.C., 2011. Trends in urban organic solid waste re-use in Nairobi, Kenya. Abstract Volume, 19th European Biomass Conference, Berlin, Germany, 06 - 09 June, 2011

Malapane, T.A., Netshandama, V., DAVIES, T.C. and Nikodem, C.V., 2011. Removal of solid waste in a typical slow sand filter for treatment of drinking water. Proc. ISWA World Congress 2011, GT20-208, Daegu, Korea, April, 2011

Momoh, A., DAVIES, T.C., Akinsola, H.A. and Akinyemi, O. 2011. Mineralogical characteristics of consumed Earth materials from Vhembe District, Limpopo Province, South Africa. In: Ekosse, G-I.E., de Jager, L., Ngole, V.M. (Eds.), African Clay and Clay Minerals Research Group: An Innovative Perspective on the Role of Clays and Clay Minerals, and Geophagia on Economic Development. Book of Conference Proceedings, 1st International Conference on Clays and Clay Minerals in Africa and 2nd International Conference on Geophagia in Southern Africa, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 19 - 21 October, 2011, p. 242 - 249. ISBN: 978-0-629-51541-2

Momoh, A., DAVIES, T.C., Akinsola, H.A., Iweriabor, B., Nwobegahay, J. and Nifefe, T., 2011. Physical features and occurrence of beneficial bacteria in edible clays from Vhembe District, South Africa. In: Ekosse, G-I.E., de Jager, L., Ngole, V.M. (Eds.), African Clay and Clay Minerals Research Group: An Innovative Perspective on the Role of Clays and Clay Minerals, and Geophagia on Economic Development. Book of Conference Proceedings, 1st International Conference on Clays and Clay Minerals in Africa and 2nd International Conference on Geophagia in Southern Africa, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 19 - 21 October, 2011, p. 303 - 313. ISBN: 978-0-629-51541-2

DAVIES, T.C., 2010. Medical Geology in Africa. In: O. Selinus, R.B. Finkelman and J. Centeno (Eds.), “Medical Geology - A Regional Synthesis”; Chapter 8, p. 199 - 219; 1st Edition Springer Verlag, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, ISBN-10: 9048134293; 559 pages

DAVIES, T.C. and Mundalamo, H.R., 2010. Environmental health impacts of dispersed mineralisation in South Africa. Journal of African Earth Sciences, Vol. 58, No. 4, p. 652 - 666. doi:10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2010.08.009

DAVIES, T.C., 2010. Geoscientific and environmental health issues in Africa. International Geology Review, Vol. 52, Nos. 7 - 8, p. 873 - 897. Taylor and Francis, London. ISSN 0020-6814

DAVIES, T.C., 2010. Current status of Applied Geochemistry research in Africa. EXPLORE, Vol. 149, p. 12 - 15. Association of Applied Geochemists, Nepean, Canada. Also at: http://www.appliedgeochemists.org/news_africa.html

Toteu, S.F., DAVIES, T.C., and Master, S., 2010. Foreword. In: S.F. Toteu, T.C. DAVIES and S. Master (Eds.), “Africa and the International Year of Planet Earth 24. 24. (IYPE): Promoting Earth Sciences-Based Decision Making in Africa, Journal of African Earth Sciences, Vol. 58, No. 4, p. 605 - 607. Doi: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2010.08.006
Morain, S., Budge, A., Grobicki, A.M., Rosenberg, M., Selinus, O., Steinnes, E., Enow, A., Avery, M., DAVIES, T.C., and Kijazi, A., 2009. Mapping GeoUnions to the ICSU Framework for Sustainable Health and Wellbeing: Focus on Sub-Saharan African Cities. International Council for Science, Pretoria, South Africa, 59 p

DAVIES, T.C., Ogola, J.S. and Maiyana, A.B., 2009. Climate change impacts on geological processes and management of the African coastal zone. Proc. First International WAQUA Workshop, Ibadan, Nigeria, 26 - 29 October, 2009; p. 12 - 13

DAVIES, T. C., 2008. Environmental health impacts of East African rift volcanism. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, Vol. 30, No. 4, p. 325 - 338. Springer Velag, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Schlűter, Th. and DAVIES, T.C., 2008. What future for geo-education in Africa? A World of Science, Vol. 6, No. 2, p. 2 - 8. UNESCO, Paris. www.unesco.org/science

DAVIES, T.C., Solomon, A.O, Lar, P. and Abrahams, P.W., 2008. A socio-cultural study of geophagy in the Jos Plateau, Nigeria. Abstract Volume, p. 8,First International Conference on Human and Enzootic Geophagia in Southern
Africa, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 20 - 22 October, 2008

DAVIES, T.C., Solomon, A.O., Lar, P., Abrahams, P.W., 2008. Mineralogy and geochemistry of geophagic materials consumed in the Jos Plateau, Nigeria. Abstract Volume, p. 38, First International Conference on Human and Enzootic Geophagia in Southern Africa, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 20 - 22 October, 2008

DAVIES, T.C., and Solomon, A.O., 2008. An inventory of landslides and associated mass wasting events in Nigeria for risk assessment and land use planning. Abstract Volume, Section GHZ-01: Geo-risk in the 21st century, 33rd International Geological Congress, August 06 - 14, 2008, Oslo, Norway; http://www.cprm.gov.br/33IGC/1351651.html

DAVIES, T.C., 2008. Urban geology of Lagos, Part I : Air pollution. Abstract Volume, Section PEM-01 Megacities: Going deeper, building safer, 33rd International Geological Congress, August 06 - 14, 2008, Oslo, Norway; http://www.cprm.gov.br/33IGC/1351651.html

DAVIES, T.C., 2008. Environmental geosciences highlights, trends and issues in Africa, 2006 - 2007. IUGS-GEM, No. 11, March, 2008, p. 7 - 12

Schlűter, Th. and DAVIES, T.C., 2007. Geological training and education in African universities. Documenta Naturae, Vol. 165, p. 83 - 86, ISBN 165-3, Munich, Germany

DAVIES, T.C., 2007. „Preface‟ to book, „Geology and Mineral Resources of Plateau State, Nigeria : An Investor‟s Guide‟ by U.A. Lar et al., publ. by Jos University Press Ltd., ISBN 978-166-564-5, 110 p

Yakubu, T.A., DAVIES, T.C., Mahmud, U.M, et al., 2007. Geohazards Working Group Project Report on Landslides and Associated Hazards in Nigeria for Risk Assessment and Land Use Planning. Consultant‟s Report to Centre for Geodesy and Geodynamics, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Bauchi State, Nigeria, 93p

DAVIES, T.C., 2006. Geohazards in Africa : reducing vulnerability through planning instruments. In : Reedman, A. and Pereira, J. (Eds.), “Sustainable Development of Geo-resources and Geo-environment”, p. 143 - 148, CCOP/IUGS-GEM: Technical Secretariat, CCOP, Beijing, China

DAVIES, T.C., 2006. Environmental Geology Highlights in Africa : Trends and Issues in 2005 - 2006. In : Reedman, A. and Pereira, J. (Eds.), “Sustainable Development of Geo-resources and Geo-environment”, 231 - 248, CCOP/IUGS-GEM:
Technical Secretariat, CCOP, Beijing, China

DAVIES, T.C. and Dareng, M.K., 2006. A survey of geological education in West Africa. In: Hlawatsch, S., Obermaier, G. and Martin, U. (Eds.), Geoscience Education: Understanding System Earth, p. 91. International Geoscience Education Organisation, Bayreuth, Germany. ISBN 3-932537-44-0

Davies, B., Bowman, C., DAVIES, T.C. and Selinus, O., 2005. Medical Geology : Perspectives and Prospects. In : Selinus, O. et al. (Eds.), “Essentials of Medical Geology”, Chapter 1, p.1 - 14, ISBN 0-12-636341-2, Elsevier Academic Press, Oxford, Great Britain 

DAVIES, T.C. and Osano, O. 2005. Sustainable mineral development : case study from Kenya. In: Marker, B.R. et al. (Eds.), “Sustainable Minerals Operations in the Developing World”, Chapter 9, p. 87 - 94. Geological Society of London, Special Publication, No. 250, ISBN 1-86239 188-2, Bath, Great Britain.

DAVIES, T.C., 2005. Environmental Geosciences Highlights: Trends and Issues in Africa, 2004 - 2005. Geosciences for Environmental Management, No. 7, p. 5 - 14, IUGS-GEM. Also at : www.lesteri.ukm/iugsgem/

DAVIES, T.C., Ikiara, M. M., Karanja, A.M. and Furedy, C., 2004. Urban organic solid waste : practices in Nairobi. In : Baud, I.S.A., J. Post and C. Furedy (Eds.), “Solid Waste Management and Recycling : Actors, Partnerships and Policies in Hyderabad, India and Nairobi, Kenya”, Chapter 12, p. 241 - 256, ISBN 1-4020-975-0, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dodrecht, The Netherlands

Ikiara, M.M., Karanja, A.M. and DAVIES, T.C., 2004. Collection, transportation and disposal of urban solid waste in Nairobi. In : Baud, I.S.A., J. Post and C.Furedy, (Eds.), “Solid Waste Management and Recycling : Actors, Partnerships and
Policies in Hyderabad, India and Nairobi, Kenya”, Chapter 4, p. 61 - 91, ISBN 1-4020-1975-0, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dodrecht, The Netherlands

Karanja, A.M, Ikiara, M.M. and DAVIES, T.C., 2004. Reuse, recovery and recycling of urban inorganic solid waste in Nairobi. In : Baud, I.S.A., J. Post and C. Furedy (Eds.), “Solid Waste Management and Recycling : Actors, Partnerships and Policies in Hyderabad, India and Nairobi, Kenya”, Chapter 8, p.161 - 194, ISBN 1-4020-1975-0, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dodrecht, The
Netherlands

DAVIES, T.C., (Ed.), 2004. „African Environmental Review‟, Moi University Press, Eldoret, Kenya, 50 p., ISSN 1727 – 8341

DAVIES, T.C., 2003. African geoscientists embrace environmental theme – Abuja Geocongress 2003. EPISODES, Journal of International Geoscience, Vol. 26, No. 4, p. 322 – 323, ISSN 0705 – 3797, CN 11 – 3875 / P. International Union
of Geological Sciences, Beijing, China

DAVIES, T.C., 2003. Environmental geology highlights in Africa, 2002 / 2003. In : J. Satkūnas and R. Kanopienė : “Geosciences for Urban Development and Environmental Planning”, p. 22 - 25, ISBN : 9986-623-40-5, Geological Survey, Lithuania

DAVIES, T.C., 2003. Some environmental problems of geomedical relevance in East and Southern Africa. In : H.C.W. Skinner and A. Berger : “Geology and Health : Closing the Gap”, Chapter 22, p. 139 - 144, ISBN : 0-19- 516204-8, Oxford University Press
Inc., New York

Chapola, L.S., DAVIES, T.C., et al., 2002. Geoenvironmental hazards and disasters in Africa. EPISODES, Journal of International Geoscience, Vol. 25, No. 4, p. 275 - 276. ISSN : 0705 – 3797; 11 – 3875 / P, Beijing, China

DAVIES, T.C. (Ed.), 2002. Transactions of the First Workshop of the East and Southern Africa Association of Medical Geology. Kluwer Academic Press, Dodrecht, the Netherlands, 184 p., ISSN 0269 – 4042

DAVIES, T.C., Schlüter, T. and Nyambok, I.O. (Eds.), 2002. „Geohazards in Africa‟; Africa Geoscience Review, Special Issue, Vol. Rock View International S.A.R.L. Publishers, Paris, France, 167 p., ISSN 1117 - 370

Moturi, W.N., Tole, M.P. and DAVIES, T.C., 2002. The contribution of drinking water towards dental fluorosis : A case study of Njoro Division, Nakuru District, Kenya. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, Vol. 24, No. 2, p. 123 - 130.
Kluwer Dodrecht, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

DAVIES, T.C. and Schlüter, T., 2002. Current status of research in geomedicine in East and Southern Africa. Journal of Environmental Geochemistry and Health, Vol. 24, No. 2, p. 99 - 102. Kluwer Dodrecht, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

DAVIES, T.C., 2001. Mineral Resources of West Africa : Africa Mineral Forum „2000. UNESCO Bulletin, Vol. 35, No. 2, p. 9 - 10. UNESCO, Nairobi, Kenya. ISSN: 1020-5535

DAVIES, T.C. and Kogbe, C.A., 2001. Africa Mineral Forum „2000. Geoscience and Development, Official Journal of the Association of Geoscientists for International Development, No. 7, p. 31 - 33. Exeter, U.K.

DAVIES, T.C., 2001. Asbestos hazard in Africa : geological occurrence, mining, health hazards and the need for substitutes. Journal of the Geological Society of Cameroon, Special Abstracts Issue, Vol. 1, No. 1A, p. 37 - 38, Yaounde, Cameroon. ISBN : 2-911541-56-X

DAVIES, T.C., 2001. Reconstruction in the aftermath of environmental catastrophes in African countries. Journal of the Geoscience Society of Cameroon, Special Abstracts Issue, Vol. 1, No. 1A, p. 38, Yaounde, Cameroon. ISBN 2-911541-56-X

Schlüter, T. and DAVIES, T.C., 2001. Geomedicine in Eastern and Southern Africa and Short Course on „Geoindicators‟. UNESCO Bulletin, Vol. 36, No. 1, p. 5 - 7. UNESCO, Nairobi, Kenya. ISSN : 1020 - 5535

DAVIES, T.C., 2001. Dune formation and migration. Abstract Volume on „GEOINDICATORS‟, p. 33 - 42. IUGS / COGEOENVIRONMENT / GSA, Lusaka, Zambia

DAVIES, T.C., 2001. GEOMED 2001 - Medical Geology : The African perspective. EPISODES, Journal of International Geoscience, Vol. 24, No. 4, p 268 - 270. ISSN : 0705 - 3797; CN 11 - 3875 / P, Beijing, China

DAVIES, T.C. and Gaciri, S.J., 2001. Status of geological education in Kenya. Documenta Naturae, Vol. 136, p. 18 - 20. Munich, Federal Republic of Germany

DAVIES, T.C. and Schlüter, T., 2001. Geoscience research in Kenya. Documenta Naturae, Vol. 136, p. 27 - 37. Munich, Federal Republic of Germany

DAVIES, T.C., 2001. NGOs and sustainable development of Africa‟s Earth resources. Geoscience and Development, The Official Journal of the Association of Geoscientists for International Development, No. 7, p. 18 - 21. Exeter, U.K.

DAVIES, T.C., 2000. Disease patterns in the Homa Hills : A documentation and application of health statistics recorded for a small rural community of the Lake Basin region of Western Kenya. School of Environmental Studies Occasional Publication Series (SESOPS), Vol. 1, p. 1 - 19. Moi University Press, Eldoret, Kenya

DAVIES, T.C., 2000. Mining and the Human Environment. School of Environmental Studies Occasional Publication Series (SESOPS), Vol. 1, p. 20 - 37. Moi University Press, Eldoret, Kenya

DAVIES, T.C., 2000. Geosciences and the human environment in Africa. Journal of African Earth Sciences, Special Abstract Vol. 30, No. 4A, p. 21 - 22

DAVIES, T.C., 2000. A customised risk assessment and exposure measurement at rural mining sites in Kenya : case study of the Macalder - Migori area, Western Kenya. Special Abstracts Issue, Africa Geoscience Review, Vol. 7, No. 2, p. 227,
Paris, France. ISSN 1117-370X

DAVIES, T.C. (Ed.), 2000. „Environmental Health‟, School of Environmental Studies Occasional Publication Series (SESOPS), Moi University Press, Eldoret, Kenya, 37 p Mathu, E.M. and DAVIES, T.C., 1997. African Examples of Urban Geology :
Environmental Geology of Kenya. Geology for Sustainable Development, Bulletin II, p. 94 - 97. UNESCO Publication, ISSN 0258 - 3647

DAVIES, T.C., (Ed.), 1996. „Environmental Geology of Kenya‟, Elsevier Science Publishers, Oxford, Great Britain, 100 p., ISSN 08 99 - 53 62

Mathu, E.M. and DAVIES, T.C., 1996. Geology and the environment in Kenya. Journal of African Earth Sciences, Volume 23, Number 4, p. 511 - 539. Elsevier Science Publishers, Great Britain

DAVIES, T.C., 1996. Geomedicine in Kenya. Journal of African Earth Sciences, Volume 23, Number 4, p. 577 - 591. Elsevier Science Publishers, Great Britain DAVIES, T.C., 1996. Mineral development in Kenya. In : K.I. Rai and G. Singh (Eds.). „Mineral Development and Environment‟, Recent Researches in Geology Series, Vol. 15, Chapter 5, p. 40 - 43. ISBN 81 - 7075 - 038 - 5. Hindustan Publishing Co., New Delhi, India 

DAVIES, T.C., 1996. Landslide research in Kenya. Journal of African Earth Sciences, Volume 23, Number 4, p. 541 - 545. Elsevier Science Publishers, Great Britain

DAVIES, T.C., 1996. Chemistry and pollution of natural waters in western Kenya. Journal of African Earth Sciences, Volume 23, Number 4, p. 547 - 563. Elsevier Science Publishers, Great Britain

DAVIES, T.C., 1995. The geochemical behaviour of iodine in natural waters of the Kiambu and Eldoret areas of Kenya. In : I.O. Nyambok (Ed.). „Geology for Development Within A Sustainable Environment, p. 637 - 642, GSAf „95, Nairobi, Kenya

DAVIES, T.C., 1994. Water quality characteristics associated with fluorite mining in the Kerio Valley area of Western Kenya. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, Volume 4, Number 3, p. 165 - 175. Chapman and Hall Publishers, London, Great Britain

DAVIES, T.C., 1994. Prevention and control of iodine deficiency disorders in Kenya - the need for a multi-disciplinary approach. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Volume 9, p. A 155. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Australia

DAVIES, T.C., 1994. Combating iodine deficiency disorders in Kenya : the need for a multidisciplinary approach. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, Volume 4, Number 4, p. 236 - 243. Chapman and Hall Publishers,
London, Great Britain

Nyambok, I.O. and DAVIES, T.C., 1993. „Geosciences and the Environment‟, Nairobi University Press, Nairobi, Kenya, 179 p., ISBN 996 684 6204

DAVIES, T.C., 1993. Pollution studies on surface waters of the Thika area, Kenya. In : R.N. Chowdhury and S.M. Sivakumar (Eds.). „Environmental Management - Geo-Water and Engineering Aspects‟, p. 131 - 136. ISBN 90 54 100
990. A.A. Balkema Publishers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

DAVIES, T.C. and Nyambok, I.O., 1993. The Murang‟a landslide, Kenya. Journal
of Environmental Geology and Water Sciences, Volume 21, p. 19 - 21. Springer-
Verlag, New York, Heidelberg, Berlin

DAVIES, T.C., 1993. The impact of mineral development in Kenya. In : N. Opiyo-Akech (Ed.) : „Geology for Sustainable Development‟, p. 23 - 26. UNEP/UNESCO Publ., Nairobi, Kenya

Gaciri, S.J. and DAVIES, T.C., 1993. The occurrence and geochemistry of fluoride in some natural waters of Kenya. Journal of Hydrology, Volume 143, p. 395 - 412. Elsevier Science Publishers, B.V. Amsterdam, The Netherlands Mathu, E.M., Ngecu, W.M., Nyamai, C.M. and DAVIES, T.C., 1992. Proterozoic Island Arc Tectonism in the Kenya Mozambique Belt East of Nairobi. UNESCO Bulletin, No. 8, p. 66 - 69

DAVIES, T.C., Friedrich, G.H. and Wiekowski, A., 1989. Geochemistry and mineralogy of laterites in the Sula Mountains Greenstone belt, Lake Sonfon gold district, Sierra Leone. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, Volume 32, p. 75 - 98. Elsevier Science Publishers, B.V. Amsterdam, The Netherlands

DAVIES, T.C., 1985. On mineral transformations during laterite formation in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Journal of African Earth Sciences, Volume 3, Number 3, p. 347 - 353. Pergamon Press Ltd., Great Britain

DAVIES, T.C., 1984. A survey of geological education in Sierra Leone. Africana Research Bulletin, Volume 14, Numbers 1 and 2, p. 15 - 31. USL Press, Freetown, Sierra Leone

DAVIES, T.C. and Bloxam, T.W., 1979. Heavy and precious metal distribution in laterites, Southwest of Regent, Freetown Igneous Complex, Sierra Leone. Economic Geology, Volume 74, Number 3, p. 638 - 644. Lancaster Press Inc., Lancaster, Great Britain

Book Reviews
DAVIES, T.C., 2008. Book Review : „Medical Mineralogy and Geochemistry‟, ELEMENTS, Vol. 4, No. 1, p. 50. Mineralogical Society of America, ISBN 978-0-939950-76-6

DAVIES, T.C., 2003. Green Chemistry in Africa : Green Chemistry Series No. 5. (Co - Eds) Pietro Tundo and Liliana Mammino, July, 2002, ISBN : 88 88214 07, 214 pages. Medical Geology Newsletter, No. 7, Dec., 2003, p. 22 - 23

DAVIES, T.C., 2003. Many Streams Form a River : The Story of the African Adult Education Movement, by Irungu Houghton, with Edward Amadu Turay and Ekundayo J.D. Thompson, November, 2002, 92 pp. (Unpublished)

Conference Attendance
Scores of national and international conferences attended with significant contributions; as keynote speaker or session convener in many of them.

Consultancy Reports
Dozens of technical reports in the areas of Environmental Geology, Medical Geology and Environmental Health.

Student Supervision

About 40 masters students successfully supervised and now graduated; about a dozen doctorates mentored, who have also already graduated. I am in the process of training a cohort of junior and middle level academic staff and graduate students at Mangosuthu University of Technology and other „Geoscience Institutes‟ in Africa on research methods and scientific writing.

SOME RECENT MAJOR RESEARCH GRANTS
● 1996 : Netherlands Universities Foundation for International Co-operation (NUFFIC)
Research Grant; for epidemiological studies in assessing health effects of populations
exposed to releases from waste disposal sites in the Homa Hills, Lake Victoria Basin, Kenya
● 1997 : European Union Research Grant; with Davies as the Kenyan Team Co-ordinator on an international, multi-disciplinary project entitled : „Enabling Strategies for Environmental Management in Growing Multi-Million Cities : An Economic and Environmental Assessment of Solid Waste Systems in Kenya and India‟
● 2010 : South African (National Research Foundation)/German Research Cooperation Project on “Addressing Environmental Health Impacts of Trace Metals From Accumulated Tailings Sites in Major Mining Outfits in Limpopo Province, Republic of South Africa and the Federal Republic of Germany”
● 2010: Research and Innovation: Niche Area Project of the University of Venda, Limpopo, South Africa, Project No. SES/10/MEG/02, entitled: Geophagy (Deliberate Soil Consumption) in Limpopo Province, South Africa: A Socio-Economic, Geochemical and Microbiological Study”
● 2011 - 2014: International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS)/International Geological Correlation Programme (IGCP)/UNESCO/Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), Project No. 606: “Addressing Environmental Health Impacts of Major and Abandoned Mines in Sub-Saharan Africa”
● 2013: Swedish International Development Agency Extra-Budgetary Project for 2013: “Mapping and Assessing the Environmental and Health Impacts of Abandoned Mines in Sub-Saharan Africa”
●2014: (One of 5 Project Proponents – Prof. M. Ramogale, Prof. N.J. Ndlazi, Prof. Shamala Moodley, Mrs. A.D. Bigara and Prof. T.C. Davies): Higher Education South Africa - “Integrating HIV and AIDS Education into the Curriculum of Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT)”
● 2015: Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) Extra-Budgetary Project for 2013: “Mapping and Assessing the Environmental and Health Impacts of Abandoned Mines in Sub-Saharan Africa”

CONTRIBUTIONS TO HUMANITY (especially the African People)
(1) TCD is one of the founding fathers of the new and exciting geoscientific discipline of “Medical Geology”, whose application is already making so much impact in the prevention, therapy and treatment of a whole array of environmental diseases around Africa and beyond. TCD was also the founder and Chair of the African Association of Medical Geology (AAMEG).
(2) TCD has made significant joint contributions through research, to the virtual elimination of iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) in several countries of Africa and beyond.
(3) TCD has made substantial contributions towards the exploration and discovery of huge gemstone deposits around the Tsavo National Park near Voi in southern Kenya in 1994.
(4) TCD is one of the world‟s leading contributors in addressing issues pertaining to problems of geoscientific and environmental health in Africa.
(5) TCD was Team Leader of the “Geohazards Working Group” that has produced landslide risk assessment maps of both Kenya and Nigeria, with recommendations of the most appropriate prevention and control measures for combating slope instability.
(6) TCD correctly prescribed that the widespread incidence of skin disorders (hyperkeratosis, skin cancers, etc.) in the Kenya Rift Valley may be due to high arsenic concentrations in drinking water spewed into groundwater sources by the essentially hydrogen fluoride volcanism that accompanied formation of the East African Rift Valley; hence, (TCD) has made an immense contribution towards more accurate diagnosis and treatment of these maladies (by cutting off the source of arsenic exposure).
(7) TCD has successfully supervised about a dozen Ph.D. and scores of M.Sc. students throughout Africa and beyond in the areas of Environmental Geology and Environmental Health, during a teaching and research career spanning well over forty years.

MAJOR ON-GOING RESEARCH PROJECTS
● Distribution of Selenium in Soil, Water and Food Crops in Relation to HIV-AIDS Diffusion in Limpopo Province, South Africa and the City of Thiès, Western Senegal, West Africa (in collaboration with the British Geological Survey)
● Addressing Environmental Health Impacts of Major and Abandoned Mines in Sub-Saharan Africa (Supported by the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), plus a Host of Other Global Geoscientific Organisations)
● Geoscientific and Environmental Health Issues in Africa (in collaboration with Yale University, U.S.A.)
● Medical Geology in Africa (in collaboration with the International Medical Geology Association, Uruguay, and University of Johannesburg, South Africa)
● Addressing Environmental Health Impacts of Trace Metals From Accumulated Tailings Sites in Major Mining Outfits in Limpopo Province, South Africa (in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences, Höxter, Germany)

Geophagy (deliberate soil consumption) in Limpopo Province, South Africa : A Socio-economic, Geochemical and Microbiological Study (in collaboration with Department of Microbiology, University of Venda and the University of Aberystwyth, Wales, U.K.)

● Urban Geology of African Megacities (Formerly With IYPE Support); now supported by Mangosuthu University of Technology
● Climate Change Impacts on Geological Processes and Management of the African Coastal Zone (in collaboration with INQUA and the AAPG Journal “Environmental Geosciences”)
● Urban organic solid waste recycling and reuse in Africa
● Geoscience Education in Africa

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
1. Methodism - Portuguese Town Methodist Church, Freetown, Sierra Leone; Musgrave Methodist Church, Durban, South Africa
2. Nature Conservation and Preservation of Global Environmental Integrity
3. Sport [Soccer (Barclays Premier League), Cricket, Tennis and Track Athletics]
4. Civil Aviation
5. World Geoenvironmental Affairs (Monitoring and Mitigation Strategies for Geological Hazard Mitigation; Reconstruction and Settlement of Refugees Following Natural Disasters)
6. French and German Language and Literature.

Professor Dr. T.C. Davies
January, 2015

 

 

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