Dr. Grace M. Mutia

POSITION: Assistant Lecturer

SPECIALISATION: Aquatic ecology, fisheries and aquaculture

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EDUCATION:
2009-2014: 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: Lecturer, South Eastern Kenya University, Department of Fisheries Management and Aquaculture Technology, Kitui, Kenya.

2010 –to- 2014: 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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