Abdelkafar Alkishe

Abdelkafar Alkishe
  • Doctoral Candidate

Contact Info

BI - Dyche Hall


Faculty Mentor: A. Townsend Peterson
Research interests: Ecological Niche Modeling (Disease Modeling)
Hometown: Tripoli, Libya


B.S. in Zoology, University of Tripoli, 2010
M.A. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, 2017

Selected Publications

  • Alkishe, A. A., Peterson, A. T., & Samy, A. M. (2017). Climate change influences on the potential geographic distribution of the disease vector tick Ixodes ricinus. PloS one, 12(12), e0189092.
  • Samy, A. M., Alkishe, A. A., Thomas, S. M., Wang, L., & Zhang, W. (2018). Mapping the potential distributions of etiological agent, vectors, and reservoirs of Japanese Encephalitis in Asia and Australia. Acta Tropica, 188, 108-117.

Selected Presentations

  • GIS day poster presentation 2017.
  • Poster presentation in the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) 2018.

Awards & Honors

  • Fall 2013- Spring 2017 Libyan Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific research funding (stipend and tuition).
  • Travel reward $350 From the Department of Ecology and Evolution Biology.
  • Travel reward $350 From Biodiversity Institution.