William A. Shivoga C.M. Kihia, J.M. Mathooko, R.K. Ruwa and A.W. Shivoga (2012). Leaf Harbivore Preference in a Tropical Mangrove Forest Impacted by Human Physical Disturbance. International Journal of Ecology and Development 22 (2): 52–62, 2012.

Triest L., Lung’ayia H., Ndiritu G. & Beyene A. 2012. Epilithic diatoms as indicators in tropical African rivers (Lake Victoria catchment). Hydrobiologia DOI 10.1007/s10750-012-2 Algae for monitoring rivers.

Humphrey Agevi, H, Tsingalia H.M, Winfred M. and Mwendwa K.A. (2012). Effects of open patches on seedling germination and establishment in Kakamega Forest. In press East African Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology EAJEST.Special issue Vol. 1(1) January 2013

Mwendwa KA, Toili W, Edome P, Michieka R, and Agevi Humphrey. (2012). An analysis of secondary school Biology and Chemistry curriculum and KCSE exams in relation to environmental education. (In press East African Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology EAJEST, Vol.1 (2).January 2013.

Omwoyo Ombori, John Vincent Omondi Muoma, Jesse Machuka 2012 Agrobacterium tumefaciens mediated introgression of Nicotiana protein kinase (NPK1) in selected Kenyan Maize genotypes to enhance drought tolerance in prep.

Omwoyo Ombori, John Vincent Omondi Muoma Jesse Machuka 2012 Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation of selected tropical inbred and hybrid maize (Zea mays L.) lines. Plant Cell, Tissue & Organ Culture DOI 10.1007/s11240-012-0247-1 http://www.bionity.com/en/publications/478937/agrobacterium-mediated-genetic-transformation-of-selected-tropical-inbred-and-hybrid-maize-zea-mays-l-lines.html.

John O. Muoma, Dennis M.W. Ochieno and Amos E. Alakonya Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa cry for tightly closed ear drooping maize phenotypes Maize Genetics Cooperation Newsletter vol 86 2012 www.agron.missouri.edu/mnl/86/html/16muoma.htm

Maurice O. Omolo, Solomon Ateya, Judith V. Adhiambo and Dennis Ochieno (2013). Bioprospecting for phytochemical control agents of the stored product pest, Prostephanus truncatus (Horn) (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) from some western Kenya flora. First International Conference on Pesticidal Plants (ICPP), Book of Abstracts.

Siamba D.N., Mulambalah C. S. and Kuria D.M. 2012. The use of termite crude extracts in pretreatment of maize stover and sugar cane tops to improve the nutrition of ruminants. Under review, Journal of animal Science.

Siamba D.N., C.S. Mulambalah, M.M. Ngeiywa, P.N. Gatongi and L.W. Wamae. 2012. Exsheathment characteristics and infectivity of revived anhydrobiotic L3 of Haemonchus contortus. International Animal and veterinary advances. 4(5): 416-420.

S. Mulambalah, Chrispinus,.N. Siamba Donald. and M. Vulule John. 2012. The molecular and Medical Aspects of the aging process. Research Journal of Medical Sciences. 6(3): 117-123.

Siamba D.N., P.M. Gatongi, , C.S. Mulambalah, M .M. Ngeiywa, L.W. and Wamae. 2012. Stress response in infective larvae (L3) of the parasitic nematode Haemonchus contortus is accompanied by enhanced expression of Heat Shock Proteins (HSP 70). Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences. Vol 4(4): 345-349.

Onyango A. Christine and Donde. O. Oscar, Effects of Urbanization and Streams’ Recycling Processes on Spatio-Temporal Trends in the Water Quality of Omubhira and Lurambi Streams in Western Kenya (In Press).

Books

Lanyasunya, T. P. Ouda, J. O. ;Otieno, K ;Siamba, D. N. ;Kibitok, N. ;Mutunga, T. K. 2012. Feed and Milk Hazard Control Handbook for Dairy Stakeholders. Manuscript submitted to KARI Publication Unit.

Donald Siamba and Chrispinus Mulambalah, 2012. Ruminant parasitic Namatodes: Parasite survival strategies in arid and semiarid environments. Manuscript submitted to LAB Lampard Academic Publishing, GmbH & Co.KG 

Chrispinus Mulambalah and Donald Siamba. 2012. Malaria in The Western Highlands of Kenya. Transmission patterns and intervention strategies, LAB Lampard Academic Publishing, GmbH & Co

Research and Extension

Humphrey Agevi

Undertook a project entitled “Establishment of Science Clubs across the country with the help of former Kenyan students of France”, at St. John the Baptist, Likuyani Secondary School on Agro forestry practises within Lugari District.

Carried out an audit and evaluation in Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology using the Unit Sustainability Assessment Tool (USAT) on whether MMUST is in line with the goals of Education for sustainable development (ESD) under the UNEP project

Carried out baseline survey of the Community Forest Associations (CFAs) and Community Based Organizations (CBO) around Kakamega Forest and the implications that their activities have towards the conservation

Current research Interest

Dr. John Muoma 

Lake Victoria Research Initiative (VicRes) Grant no. NR-03-2010. USD 600,000 (2011-14) John Omondi Muoma Principal Investigator: Production of organic fertilizer from water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes [Mart.] Solms) for organic farming and conservation of ecosystem in Lake Victoria basin. http://vicres.net/index.php/menu-examples/projects-funded-in-2010

Fulbright Scholarship 2011-12 USD 18,000 Development of a Platform for transformation of Duckweed and transformation of maize to introduce rheological properties in maize flour. http://www.waksman.rutgers.edu/messing/people/m

Incidence, distribution and virulence of begomoviruses infecting Cassava in Western Kenya Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, 2012

Occurrence, distribution and virulence of cassava brown streak virus in western Kenya Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, 2012

Effects of beans resistance to pathogens on rhizobium root colonization as influenced by hyacinth based manure in Kakamega, MMUST, 2012.

The potential impact of water hyacinth compost and Rhizobium inoculum on maize and common bean production in the Lake Victoria Basin Maseno University, 2012

Mr. Aggrey Osogo

Occurrence and distribution of cassava brown streak disease in Western Kenya.

Carbofuran degrading microorganisms in River Nzoia basin.

Diseases of legumes in Western Kenya.

Mr. Dennis Ondieki

Interest is in plant Biotechnology with a bias towards Crop Protection.

Ongoing Research

Dr. John Muoma

Lake Victoria Research Initiative (VicRes) Grant no. NR-03-2010. USD 600,000 (2011-14) John Omondi Muoma Principal Investigator: Production of organic fertilizer from water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes [Mart.] Solms) for organic farming and conservation of ecosystem in Lake Victoria basin. http://vicres.net/index.php/menu-examples/projects-funded-in-2010

2. Fulbright Scholarship 2011-12 USD 18,000 Development of a Platform for transformation of Duckweed and transformation of maize to introduce rheological properties in maize flour. http://www.waksman.rutgers.edu/messing/people/m

Incidence, distribution and virulence of begomoviruses infecting Cassava in Western Kenya Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, 2012

Occurrence, distribution and virulence of cassava brown streak virus in western Kenya Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, 2012

Effects of beans resistance to pathogens on rhizobium root colonization as influenced by hyacinth based manure in Kakamega. Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, 2012

The potential impact of water hyacinth compost and Rhizobium inoculum on maize and common bean production in the Lake Victoria Basin Maseno University, 2012

Dr. Donald Siamba

Grant No REF: EAAPP/RDCoE/RP/04/2011: Enhancing appropriate policies and safety standards of feeds and milk for improved livelihoods in the ECA countries (Associate Researcher). Ongoing

Grant No EAAPP/2010/AH/01: Development of a pH based pen-side test for mastitis control and improvement of milk quality. (Associate Researcher). Ongoing. 

Grant No NCST/5/003/CALL2/48. Isolation, characterization and evaluation of endophytes from selected medicinal plants for anthelmintic metabolites. (Principal Researcher). Completed.

Mr. Zedekia Odira Onyando

Spacio - temporal variations in physicochemical conditions and macroinvertebrates assemblages along land use gradients in River Isiukhu watershed, Western Kenya.

Supervised Research

Prof. William A. Shivoga

Christine Akinyi Onyango: Assessment of Water Quality by Use Of Macro-Invertebrates in Omubhira and Lurambi Streams: Implications for Management and Conservation (MSc Graduate 2012, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology).

Oscar Donde: Human health risks associated with the loading and ecological maintenance of coliform (enteric) bacteria in the drinking and surface waters of Lake Naivasha. (MSc Graduate 2012, Egerton University). 

Dr. Henry B.O Lung’ayia

Christine Akinyi Onyango - Assessment of the water quality of Omubhira and Lurambi streams: Implications for management and conservation. Master of Science Thesis by Christine Onyango. (Graduated in December 2012). (MSc Graduate 2012, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology).

Enock Syoley Mati - Role of wetlands in environmental quality management - case study of Bumula District, Western Province. Master of Science Thesis by Enock Syoley Mati. June 2010 to date (on-going).

Zedekiah Odira Onyando - Spatial analysis of water chemistry relative to riparian land cover and land use practices in River Isiukhu catchment. Master of Science Thesis by Zedekiah Odira Onyando. June 2011 to date (on-going).

Andika Stephen Semo - Factors that influence commercialization of aquaculture and its contribution to food security and poverty alleviation in Western Province. Master of Science Thesis by Andika Stephen Semo. 2009 to date (on-going).

Dorice Sintu Nyongesa - Effects of human activities on the water quality of River Shimeche Ecosystem. Dorice Sintu Nyongesa. Master of Science Thesis by Dorice Sintu Nyongesa. 2011 to date (on-going)

Dr. Hassan Were

Mr. Aggrey Osogo - Occurrence and distribution of Cassava Brown Streak Disease in Western Kenya.

Mr. Aggrey Osogo - Research completed and supervised by Dr. Hassan Were.

Dr. John Muoma

Wandera Ernest Apondi (BSc.) I56/12261/09 Prevalence and Molecular Characteristics of Rotavirus Strains Detected in Children Admitted to Health Facilities in Kiambu District, Kenya Msc Kenyatta University, 2012.

Gichemi Grace Njoki (Bsc) I56/10924/ 2008. A comparative study of erythrocyte binding like-1 gene sequences among plasmodium falciparum isolates from two malaria endemic sites in Kenya Msc Kenyatta University, 2012.

Grace Adoyo Muna (B.ED,Sc). I56/12924/2009 Antioxidant properties of cultivated edible mushroom in Kenya. Msc Kenyatta University, 2012.

Nyongesa Claris Omuse (Bsc) SCP/G/6/10 Incidence, distribution and virulence of begomoviruses infecting Cassava in Western Kenya Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, 2012

Aggrey Keya Osogo (BSc) SCP/G/02/10 Occurrence, distribution and virulence of cassava brown streak virus in western Kenya Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, 2012.

Victoria Naluyange (Bsc Agric) SCP/G/06/11 Effects of beans resistance to pathogens on rhizobium root colonization as influenced by hyacinth based manure in Kakamega. MMUST, 2012.

Kawaka Fanuel (M.Sc.) PG/PHD/0008/2012 The potential impact of water hyacinth compost and Rhizobium inoculum on maize and common bean production in the Lake Victoria Basin Maseno University, 2012.

Dennis Ondieki - Research on resistance response of selected Napier grass accessions to Napier head smut disease.

Dennis Ondieki - Elucidation of the resistance form of selected asymptomatic Napier accessions to head smut disease using molecular tools.

Dr. Dennis M.W. Ochieno

Emily Wamalwa (2013) Screening of Napier and other susceptible grasses for resistance to Napier stunt disease; MSc Thesis (Complete), MMUST.

Silas K. Simiyu (PhD). Olfactory behavior of parasitoid Phorid fly to odors from stingless bees and fire ants (MMUST, Ongoing).

Edith K. Avedi (MSc). Efficacy and safety of Fusarium oxysporum in the biological control of the witchweed Striga hermonthica parasitizing maize in western Kenya (MMUST, Ongoing).

Benard T.M. Kharinda (MSc). Phenotypic characterization of bean genotypes for resistance to anthracnose (Colletotrichum lindenmuthianum) in western Kenya (MMUST, Ongoing).

Efficacy of Emerald Gold and Loyalty pesticides on the tobacco pests Bemisia tabaci and Myzus nicotianae in western Kenya (MMUST, Ongoing).

Eric B. Luvonga (MSc). Altitudinal variation and its implications on the diversity and efficiency of avocado flower visiting insects in taita hills, Kenya (MMUST, Ongoing).

Gerald Ngurwe (MSc). Integration of botanical pesticides and manures in the management of aphids and mites on black night shade (Solanum nigram) (University of Eldoret, Ongoing).

Dr. Henry Lung’ayia 

Christine Akinyi Onyango - ‘Distribution of Macroinvertebrates in Relation to Physicochemical Gradients in Omubhira and Lurambi Streams, Western Kenya ‘ and graduated on 7th December 20

Peter Gudo Ogira 

Monopoly in Electricity Generation and Electricity Supply is a threat to Investment Expansions in Kenya. ( International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Vol. 3 (9)) 2014

David Liti and James Wanga, Effects of Temperature on Embryonic Development Time and Yolk Absorption Period of Oreochromis niloticus. ( International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Vol. 3 (9)) 2014

Telephone-Based Rehabilitation of Lifestyle Behavioral Related Diseases by Health Care Professionals in Developing Countries. ( International Journal of Disaster Management & Risk Reduction, Vol. 2 (1)) 2009

Chair of Department

Dr. Florence Owuor Ndong’a 

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