Ms. MARGARET AWUOR OWUOR

POSITION:  Assistant – Lecturer

SPECIALISATION: Coastal and freshwater management

CONTACTS: Mobile +254-726837864
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EDUCATION:

2007- 2009:        Masters of Science (Water and coastal Management). University of
    Plymouth, UK and University of Cadiz, Spain.

2000-2004:     Bachelor of Education (Botany and Zoology), Chemistry minor.
    Kenyatta University, Kenya.


EXPERIENCE:

2010-to-date:   Assistant Lecturer, Department of Fisheries Management and Aquaculture
Technology, South Eastern Kenya University, Kitui, Kenya.   
   

RESEARCH AWARDS:

July 2013: Third World Academy of Science (Twas) Grant to organise the First African Students conference on Conservation Biology.

August 2012: British Ecological Society Grant for Tropical Ecology group BES-TEG and British Ecology to organise the First African Students conference on Conservation Biology.

August 2012: Tropical Biology Association Grant to organise a conference on Biodiversity in Africa, present state and challenges

May 2010 – June 2011: Rufford Small Grant for Nature conservation to carry out a community training and education on environment conservation in Akara Hills, Siaya District.

September 2007-March 2009: Erasmus mundus European Union Scholarship for a Masters study (Water and Coastal management).

March 21 -April 5, 2007:  Earthwatch African Fellowship to participate in the Lakes of Rift Valley project-Lake Elementaita.

July 2006-August 2006: Scholarship by European Union, BAT Biodiversity partnership to attend Tropical Biology Association Course in Kibale Forest, Uganda.

August 2000-December, 2004: Government of Kenya Scholarship for my Undergraduate studies


PUBLICATIONS:

Aloo P. A., Oyugi D. O., Morara G. N. and Owuor M. A  (2013):  Recent changes in fish communities of the equatorial Lake Naivasha, Kenya.   International Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture Vol. 5(4), pp. 45-54.

 Owuor M.A, Odeny D, Oduori O. G and Annam C (2012):  Can the Community Save Akara Hills in Kenya? In Gaesing, Karin (Hg.)(2012): Collaborative Protected Area Management. Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa. SPRING Research Series No. 57. Dortmund, Germany.




MS. GRACE MUTIA:


POSITION: Assistant Lecturer

SPECIALISATION: Aquatic ecology, fisheries and aquaculture

CONTACTS: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mobile phone: +254 722 276962

EDUCATION:
2009-Present:     Ongoing Ph.D studies in Marine Sciences, Institute of Marine Sciences, Zanzibar, University of Dar es Salaam
2004:    Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), Egerton University-Kenya
2004:    International Postgraduate Certificate in Limnology (IPGL), Egerton University/Austrian Academy of Sciences
2002-2006:         M.Sc. In Hydrobiology, School of Biological Sciences, University of
            Nairobi-Kenya
1996-1999:     B.Sc. Zoology and Botany, Department of Zoology and Botany, University of Nairobi-Kenya

EXPERIENCE:
2010 –to- date:     Assistant Lecturer, South Eastern Kenya University, Department of Fisheries Management and Aquaculture Technology, Kitui, Kenya.

2009 - 2010:             Fisheries Officer, Ministry of Fisheries Development

2005-2007:            Graduate Research Assistant, VLIR-IUC-UoN Programme

2008 -2009:            Kisima Trust

2004 -2005:             Project Officer, HELP International   

2007-2008:    Conference Administrator (Kenya National Academy of Sciences 
                                             
2003:                                 Conference Administrator, Kenya Initiative for Development

RESEARCH AWARDS:

2009 to-date:     WIO-RISE (Western Indian Ocean Regional Initiative for Science and Education) Scholarship for a Ph.D study in marine sciences
2006:    Earth watch fellowship, expedition of the Lakes of the East African Rift valley
2004 (May):    Darwin Initiative Fellowship (UK) for the study of the taxonomy  /biodiversity of Lake Bogoria game reserve
2005:    Darwin Initiative Fellowship (UK) for the consideration of Lake Elmenteita into a Ramsar site.
2002-2004:     VLIR-IUC- UON scholarship for a masters study on the fisheries of Lake Naivasha
WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES:

28th Oct -4th Nov 2013:    8th Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA)  Symposium, Maputo, Mozambique

4th-9th October 2010:     RISE students conference, Kopanong Conference Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 

19th-22nd May 2010:    Western Indian Ocean Regional Initiative in Science and Education (WIO-RISE) training workshop on scientific paper writing, Dar es Salaam.

13th- 16th  December 2009:    Regional training Workshop on Resource mobilization, East Africa Water Association, Travelers Beach Hotel, Mombasa, 

27th- 29th June 2008:    Regional Workshop, held in Celebration of Scientific Revival day of Africa, Theme: Evidence–based Advice to Policy, Panafric Hotel, Nairobi.

18th to 21st July 2007:        International Society for Conservation GIS Conference on
Geospatial Technology for Biodiversity Conservation, UNEP Headquarters.

29th- 30th June 2007:     International Conference on the Role of Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) and Pairing Scheme between parliamentarians and Scientists in East Africa, Panafric Hotel, Nairobi,

25th -30th June 2006:     International workshop on Natural Geography In Shore Areas (NaGiSa) Western Indian Ocean sampling Protocol, Mombasa.

31st -4th November 2005:     11th International World Lakes’ Conference, at Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya.

3rd -6th December 2003:     International Symposium on the Inauguration of East Africa- Austrian Water Association (EAAWA), Mukono, Uganda.


PUBLICATIONS:
Mutia G. M., Ntiba M.J., Mavuti K.M. and Omondi G.J., (2010): Some observations on the spawning  patterns of Barbus amphigramma (Boulinger, 1908) in Lake Naivasha Kenya. Aquatic Ecosystem Health Journal. Vol 20.

Mutia G. M., Ntiba M.J., Mavuti K.M.and Omondi G.J., (2010): The environmental factors affecting the distribution and abundance of Barbus amphigramma (Boulinger, 1908) in Lake Naivasha, Kenya.

Mutia G. M (2011): Factors affecting the adoption of innovations by artisanal fishermen along the Kenyan coast (Proceedings of the 7th WIOMSA Scientific Conference).

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