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Kinne Gueye BSc, MSc

Kinne Gueye BSc, MSc

PhD candidate (under examination), Churchill College

My research interests focus on using geographic information technologies and agent based modelling to study the impact of socio-environmental forces on land use/cover change.


I hold a Bachelor degree in Biology and Master degree in Geography from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). I have working experience in environmental consultancy; managing and supporting natural resources management projects in Mexico. My background focuses on spatial modelling of natural resources, environmental impact assessment (EIA) and environmental compliance.


  • PhD student in Geography, University of Cambridge (2013-present).
  • MSc in Environmental Geography, National Autonomous University of Mexico (Honours) (2008-2010).
  • Individual Studies Programme, International Institute for Geo-Information Sciences and Earth Observation, Netherlands (2009).
  • BSc in Biology, National Autonomous University of Mexico (2003-2008).

Grants and prizes

  • CONACYT-Cambridge Trust Scholarship (2013-2017).
  • Society for Latin American Studies Postgraduate Grants, 2014
  • Philip Lake Fund, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, 2014.
  • Paddy Coker Postgraduate Research Fund, Biogeoraphy Research Group, Royal Geographical Society, 2014
  • UCCRI/ESRC DTC Institutional Visits Programme, University of Cambridge Conservation research Institute, 2014
  • Alfonso Caso Medal, Master Studies in Geography, UNAM, Mexico (2012).
  • Study Abroad Scholarship, ITC, Netherlands (2009).


My research aims to improve understanding of how best to allocate funds and resources from forest carbon offset schemes to cut down greenhouse gas emissions and provide viable alternative livelihoods for forest-dependent communities. For this, I look to develop a spatial explicit framework using agent-based modelling and geographic information systems to simulate land-use outcomes from various forest management scenarios in a rural community in southern Mexico. The project can allow identification of the requirements for a successful forest carbon initiative in the study area, while shedding light on the spatial, social, and environmental issues related to land-use change.


Demonstrator, Part 1B Geography Tripos: Geographical Skills (GIS and Spatial Data Analysis), December 2016.

External activities

  • Convenor, Geographic Information Sciences Forum (GISc), Department of Geography (2015-2016)
  • Member, Association for American Geographers.
  • Member, Cambridge Philosophical Society.
  • Member, Society for Latin American Studies.
  • Member, Interdisciplinary Conservation Research Group.
  • Member, Cambridge University Mexican Society.