Julius Kipkemboi, PhD, MSc, BSc.

Julius Kipkemboi, PhD, MSc, BSc.

Associate Professor of Aquatic Sciences

Department of Biological sciences Egerton University

P.O. Box 536

20115 – Egerton

Kenya

+254 722443717 (cell Phone)

Email: jkipkemboi@egerton.ac.ke OR This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

EDUCATION & FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

PhD in Wetland ecology and environmental resources management, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education/Wageningen University, The Netherlands, 2006

MSc Environmental Science and Technology, International Institute for Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering (IHE), Delft, The Netherlands, 1999.

BSc Botany/ Zoology option, Egerton University, Department of Zoology, Njoro Kenya, 1995.

WORK EXPERIENCE

4/4/2013-date

Associate Professor, Egerton University, Department of Biological Sciences

9/4/2009- 3/4/2013

Senior Lecturer, Egerton University, Department of Biological Sciences

9/3/2005-8/4/2009

Lecturer, Department of Biological sciences, Egerton University

12/7/2000-9/3/2005

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Zoology, Egerton University.

1/4/1996-11/7/2000

Teaching Assistant, Department of Zoology, Egerton University.

RESEARCH PROJECTS

2009-2012

ECOLIVE: The Ecology of Livelihoods In East African Wetlands: Wetland conservation and utilization in the context of local and Global Change.

2010-2013

MARAflows: Environmental Flows for People and Ecosystems in the Mara River Basin.

2003-2006

International Foundation for Science Research Grant for Young Scientists in Developing countries, Grant. No W/3427-1 entitled the Biophysical suitability and environmental implications of integrated wetland aquaculture-agriculture systems (2003-2006).

2001-2005

The European Union Fingerponds project, : The dynamics and evaluation of fingerponds in East African freshwater wetland ecotones using appropriate fish production techniques

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1

GA Ssanyu, J Kipkemboi, JM Mathooko& J Balirwa (2014). Land-use impacts on small-scale Mpologoma wetland fishery, eastern Uganda: A socio-economic perspective. Lakes and Reservoirs: Research and Management 19: 280–292. DOI. 10.1111/lre.12073.

2

Ssanyu GA., J Kipkemboi, JM Mathooko and J Balirwa. 2014. Variation of small scale wetland fishery in relation to land use along Mpologoma riverine marsh in Eastern Uganda. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 8(12) 716-729, DOI: 10.5897/AJEST2014.1733

3

GA Ssanyu, J Kipkemboi, JM Mathooko& J Balirwa (2014). Response of endemic Clarias species’ lifehistory biometrics to land use around the papyrus-dominated Mpologoma riverine wetland, Uganda, African Journal of Aquatic Science, 39:3, 249-261, DOI: 10.2989/16085914.2014.946387

4

Masese F. O., Kitaka, N., Kipkemboi, J., Gettel, G.M., Irvine, K., and McClain, M.E., 2014. Macroinvertebrate functional feeding groups in Kenyan highland streams: evidence for a diverse shredder guild. Freshwater science. DOI: 10.1086/675681,. 33(2):000–000.

5

Rongoei P.J.K, Kipkemboi J., Okeyo-Owuor J.B,. Van Dam A.A. 2013. Ecosystem services and drivers of change in Nyando floodplain wetland. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. Vol. 7(5), pp. 274-291, May 2013 DOI: 10.5897/AJEST12.224 ISSN 1996-0786 ©2013 Academic Journals http://www.academicjournals.org/AJEST

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van Dam, A. A., Kipkemboi J., Mazvimavi, D. and Irvine, K. 2013. A synthesis of past, current and future research for protection and management of papyrus (Cyperus papyrus L.) wetlands in Africa. Wetlands Ecol Manage. DOI 10.1007/s11273

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Mathooko J.M and Kipkemboi J.K. 2013. Bioethics: African Perspectives. H.A.M.J. ten Have, B. Gordijn (eds.), Compendium and Atlas of Global Bioethics, DOI 10.1007/978

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Van Dam A.A., Kipkemboi J., Rahman M.M., Gettel G.M. 2013. Linking hydrology, ecosystem function, and livelihood outcomes in African papyrus wetlands using Bayesian network model. Wetlands. DOI 10.1007/s13157-013-0395-z.

9

Mathooko J.M and Kipkemboi J.K. 2013. Bioethics: African Perspectives. H.A.M.J. ten Have, B. Gordijn (eds.), Compendium and Atlas of Global Bioethics, DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-2512-6_81, # Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

10

Koech H.K., Ogendi, G.M., Kipkemboi, J. 2012. Status of Treated Slaughter-House Effluent and its Effects on the Physico-Chemical Characteristics of Surface Water in Kavuthi Stream, Dagoretti-Kenya . Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences 4(8): 789-796.

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Van Dam A.A., Kipkemboi J., Zaal F., Okeyo-Owuor J.B. 2011. The ecology of livelihoods in African Papyrus wetlands. Rev. Environ. Sci. Biotechnol. DOI 10.1007/s11157-011-9255-6

12

Kipkemboi, J. Luoga P., van Dam, A.A., Denny P. 2010. Assessment of nutrient flows and sustainability in smallholder wetland- terrestrial farming systems at the shores of Lake Victoria, Kenya using Ecopath. Eger. J. Sci. and Technol. 10:58-84.

13

Kaggwa R.C., van Dam, A.A., Kipkemboi, J., Denny P. 2010. Evaluation of nitrogen cycling and fish production in seasonal fish ponds (Fingerponds) in Lake Victoria wetlands, East Africa using a dynamic simulation model. Aquaculture Research 41(1)74-90.

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Kipkemboi J., Kilonzi C.M., van Dam A.A., Kitaka N., Mathooko, J.M., Denny P. 2010. Enhancing the fish production potential of Lake Victoria papyrus wetlands, Kenya using seasonal flood dependent ponds, Wetlands Ecol. Manage. 18. 471-483

15

Mathooko, J.M, M’erimba, C.M., Kipkemboi, J. Dobson, M. 2009. Conservation of highland streams in Kenya: the importance of the socio-economic dimension in conservation. Freshwater Reviews: A Journal of the Freshwater Association Vol. 2 issue 2: 153-165.

16

Kipkemboi, J., van Dam, A.A., Denny, P. 2007 Environmental impact of seasonal integrated aquaculture ponds (fingerponds) in the Lake Victoria wetlands, Kenya: an assessment with the aid of Bayesian networks. African Journal of Aquatic Science vol. 32 (3): 219-234.

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Kipkemboi, J., van Dam, A.A., Mathooko, J.M., Denny, P. 2007. Hydrology and the functioning of seasonal wetland aquaculture-agriculture systems (fingerponds) at the shores of Lake Victoria, Kenya. Aquacultural Engineering 37: 202-214.

18

Kipkemboi, J., van Dam, A.A., Ikiara, M.M., Denny, P. 2007. Integration of smallholder wetland aquaculture-agriculture systems (fingerponds) into riparian farming systems on the shores of Lake Victoria, Kenya: socio-economics and livelihoods. The Geographical Journal, vol. 173, No. 3 257-272.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Wetland ecology and management, Environmental systems analysis