DR. AMOS KYALO MUTUA

POSITION: Lecturer

SPECIALIZATION: Aquatic Ecology

CONTACTS:  Tel.: +254-734–83 13 29 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

EDUCATION:

2004–2009:     University of Nairobi, Kenya, School of Biological Sciences. Ph.D in Marine Biology.
1998-2000:     Free university of Brussels, Belgium. M.Sc. in Ecological Marine Management (ECOMAMA).                    

1992 to 1996:     University of Nairobi, Kenya, College of Biological and Physical Sciences. B.Sc. in Zoology and Botany.


EXPERIENCE:

2010 - Present:     Lecturer in the  Department of Fisheries Management and Aquaculture Technology, South Eastern Kenya University, Kitui, Kenya

2008 - 2010:     Research Assistant in the Directorate of Research Management and Development, Ministry of Higher Education Science and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya

2002-2004:         Research Fellow; VLIR-IUC-UoN Project.

1998:             Teacher- Manyatta Secondary School

CONFERENCES AND SYMPOSIUMS:

Meiofaunal recruitment in response to different food type additions to azoic sediments in a tropical mangrove: A field experiment. Sixth WOIMSA Scientific Symposium, 24th – 29th August 2009, St. Dennis, La Reunion.
 
Trends in Meiobenthic colonisation as an indicator of recovery of the benthic ecosystem in reforested Rhizophora mucronata mangroves in Gazi Bay, Kenya. Sixth WOIMSA Scientific Symposium, 24th – 29th August 2009, St. Dennis, La Reunion.

The Nematofauna of a restored Kenyan mangrove ecosystem: Spatial and Temporal variation. Sixth WOIMSA Scientific Symposium, 24th – 29th August 2009, St. Dennis, La Reunion.

Evidence of slow restoration of mangrove associated Macro-endofauna after reforestation of Rhizophora mucronata mangrove in Gazi Bay, Kenya. Sixth WOIMSA Scientific Symposium, 24th – 29th August 2009, St. Dennis, La Reunion.

Meiofaunal recruitment in response to different food type additions to azoic sediments in a tropical mangrove: A field experiment. Mangrove Macro benthos II Conference – Gold coast – Australia, June 2009.


PUBLICATIONS:

Mutua, A.K., Mavuti, K.M., Daro, N and M. Tackx (2004): Spatial distribution of suspended particulate matter (SPM) in Mtwapa creek and Funzi bay, Kenya. Western Indian Journal of Marine Sciences, Vol. 3 (1). 29-36.

Mutua, A.K., Muthumbi, A.K., Ntiba, J., Ngondi, D and A. Vanreusel (2011): Restoration of Benthic macro-endofauna after reforestation of Rhizophora mucronata Mangrove in Gazi bay, Kenya. WIOMSA Journal of Marine Sciences, Vol 10 (2). 39-49.
Mutua, A.K (2009): Response of Benthic fauna to mangrove degradation and restoration in Gazi Bay – Kenya. PhD Thesis. University of Nairobi-Kenya. 294 pp.

Mutua,A.K.,  A. Muthumbi, M. J. Ntiba, D. Ngondi and A. Vanreusel (2011): Restoration of Benthic macro-endofauna after reforestation of Rhizophora mucronata Mangrove in Gazi bay, Kenya. WIOMSA Journal of Marine Sciences, Vol 10 (2). 39-49.
Mutua, A.K., A. Muthumbi, M. J. Ntiba, and A. Vanreusel (2014): Patterns of colonisation of meiobenthos as an indicator of recovery of reforested Rhizophora mucronata mangroves in Gazi Bay, Kenya.


RESEARCH AWARDS:

•    Response of benthic fauna to mangrove degradation and restoration in Gazi  Bay, Kenya. Funded by the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovations.

•    Impacts of open access to mangrove forests on benthic biodiversity (Funded  by VLIR – IUC - RIP Programme.

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