POSITION:    Lecturer

SPECIALISATION:     Fisheries and Aquaculture

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2002 - 2006:     Ph.D. in Aquaculture/Fisheries, Wageningen University, Netherlands.   

1996 - 2000:     M.Sc. in Hydrobiology, Zoology Department, University of Nairobi, Kenya.

1990 – 1995:    BSc. (Hons) in Botany and Zoology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Nairobi, Kenya


2010 –to- date:     Lecturer: South Eastern Kenya University, Kitui, Kenya

2008 - 2010:     Lecturer: Kabarak University, Nakuru, Kenya

2007 – 2009:     Part–time lecturer: Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).

2002 - 2006:     PhD. Student/Researcher: Wageningen University, the Netherlands and Netherlands/World Fish Center,  Egypt.

2000 - 2001:                 Research Assistant: PD/A CRSP, Sagana Fish Farm.

1996:     TSC Teacher: Wakaela Secondary School.   

1995:                     Research Assistant: Tana River Development Project.   

Enhancing food security among coastal fisher communities: promoting small scale mariculture technologies along Kilifi creek. Funded by National Council of Science and Technology. Grant No. NCST/5/003/3rd STI CALL/97.  Research period: 2011 - 2013

Promotion of Surface runoff and rainwater harvesting for application in aquaculture and horticulture development in Kitui District, Kenya.  Funded by National Council of Science and Technology. Grant No. NCST/5/003/3rd STI CALL/145. Research period: 2011 – 2013

Capacity Building to deliver competent human resources in integrated water resource management and aquaculture for equitable and sustainable livelihoods in Kenya’s arid and semi arid lands and beyond. Funded by NUFFIC (Netherlands); Niche – Ken – 158. Period: 2013 – 2016.


Muendo P. N., J. J. Stoorvogel, M. C. J. Verdegem, Alejandra Mora-Vallejo and J. A. J. Verreth (2011): Ideotyping integrated aquaculture systems to balance soil nutrients. Journal of agriculture and rural development in the tropics and sub-tropics 112(2):157- 168

Muendo P. N., J.J. Stoorvogel, M.C.J. Verdegem, E.N. Gamal and J.A.J. Verreth (2007): Roles of ponds in integrated agriculture-aquaculture systems. In: Van der Zijpp, A. J., J.A.J. verreth, L.Q. Tri, M.E.F. van Mensvoort, R.H. Bosma, and M.C.M. Beveridge (eds.). Fishponds in farming systems, Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, The Netherlands, pp. 125 – 133.

Muendo P. N., A. Milstein, A.A. Van Dam, E.N. Gamal J.J. Stoorvogel, and M.C.J. Verdegem (2006): Exploring the trophic structure in organically fertilized and feed driven tilapia culture environments using multivariate analyses. Aquaculture Research 37: 151 – 163.

Muendo P. N., J.J. Stoorvogel, E.N. Gamal and M.C.J. Verdegem (2005): Rhizons improved estimation of nutrient losses because of seepage in aquaculture ponds. Aquaculture Research 36: 1333 - 1336.

Veverica K., J. Bowman, W. Gichuri, P. Izaru, P.N. Mwau, and T. Popma, (2000): Relative Contribution of supplemental feed and inorganic fertilizers in semi-intensive tilapia production. In:  K. McElwee, D. Burke, M. Niles, X. cummings, and H. Egna (Editors), Seventeenth Annual Technical Report. Pond Dynamics/Aquaculture CRSP, Oregon State University, Corvalis, Oregon, (pp.23-28).

Muendo P. N (2006): The role of fish ponds in the nutrient dynamics of mixed farming systems. PhD. Thesis, Wageningen University, The Netherlands. 120 PP.

Mwau P. N. (2000): Nutrient dynamics with special reference to nitrogen and phosphorus in tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus)/Catfish (Clarias gariepinus) polyculture ponds at Sagana Fish Farm, Central Kenya. MSc. Thesis, University of Nairobi, Kenya, 136PP

Muendo P. N., J.J. Stoorvogel, E.N. Gamal, A. Milstein, A. Van Dam and M.C.J. Verdegem, (2005): Evaluation of the fertilizing effect of pond sediments harvested from different tilapia culture environments. In: Proceedings of the World Aquaculture Conference, May 9 – 13, 2005, Bali international conference center – Nusa Dua, Bali – Indonesia.

Muendo, P.N., J.J. Stoorvogel, E.N. Gamal, A. Milsein, A. Van Dam and M.C.J. Verdegem, (2004): Sediment accumulation in fish ponds; its quantity and quality as a crop fertilizer. In: Proceedings of the 7th Asian Fisheries Forum 04. The triennial meeting of the Asian Fisheries Society, 30 Nov. – 4 Dec. 2004, Penang, Malaysia.

Mwau P.N., K.M. Mavuti and K.L. Veverica (1999): Nitrogen and Phosphorus budgets in tilapia/Clarias polyculture ponds in Kenya. In: Proceedings of the International Conference for Science and Sustainable Management of Tropical Waters, Naivasha, Kenya. April 11-16, 1999.

Gichuri W.M., K.L. Veverica, J.G. Omondi, P.N. Mwau, P.I. Bilal and K.M. Mavuti (1998): Semi-Intensive Oreochromis niloticus (Cichlidae) polyculture in ponds receiving rice bran and chemical fertiliser in Kenya. In: proceedings of PARADI/FISA conference, Grahamstown, South Africa, September 1998. FISA; PARADI 1998 p. 209


7th – 9th July 2011:    The 1st Aquaculture Conference & Exhibition: East and Southern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya

27th Nov. – 12 Dec. 2009:    Field IT for East Africa workshop, Lake Natron, Tanzania

23rd – 24th September, 2009:    Seminar on alternatives to use of Animals in Experiments in education and Training

25th – 28th May 2006:     Symposium on Fish Ponds in Farming Systems, Can Tho, Viet Nam. 

9th – 13th May 2005:     World Aquaculture Society conference –Bali, Indonesia

30th Nov. – 4th Dec. 2004:    7th Asia Fisheries Forum Conference, Penang, Malaysia

11th -16th April 1999:    International Conference for Science and  Sustainable Management of Tropical Waters, Naivasha, Kenya.

17th-22nd December 1999:    Regional Aquaculture Workshop for the Catchment Areas of Lake Victoria at Sagana Fish Farm, Kenya. Organized by Lake Victoria Environment Management Programme (LVEMP).