Nicodemus Nyamari is a PhD student at the Institute of Geography, University of Cologne. He holds a Master of Science in Geospatial Technologies. He has previously worked as a land surveyor in the Ministry of Lands, Kenya. His research interests are; Application of Earth Observation processing techniques in Ecosystem Services and Participatory Land Use Modelling. He is currently involved in Future Rural Africa Project A05 modeling the impact of road development on land use changes, biodiversity and ecosystem services in rural Africa.