Dr. Mariam Mwangi

Dr. Mariam Mwangi, PhD

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Agriculture,

Crops, Horticulture and Soils Department

Egerton University

P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

Tel: +254 51 221 7737; Mobile: +254 721 611641

Fax: +254 51 211 1113

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EDUCATION

2003

PhD in Horticulture (Post harvest Technology)

Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, India

1990

MSc. in Horticulture

Sam Hagginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Science. Formerly Allahabad Agricultural Institute, (UP) India.

1988

Bachelor of Sciences in Agriculture

Sam Hagginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Science formerly Allahabad Agricultural Institute, (UP) India.

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Floriculture , Post harvest Technology, Ornamental Horticulture, Landscape Horticulture

WORK EXPERIENCE

2005 - Present

Senior Lecturer, Crops, Horticulture & Soils Department, Egerton University, Kenya

2005 - Present

Landscape Advisor / Consultant, Egerton University

1997 - 2005

Lecturer , Crops, Horticulture & Soils Department, Egerton University

1993 - 1997

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Horticulture, Egerton University

1991 - 1993

Assistant Programme Officer, Department of programme for Agriculture Education, Indian Social Institute, New Delhi, India

RECENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

2012 - Present

Linking Agriculture to Tourism for Improved Livelihoods in Coastal Kenya; NCST Research Grant for Women Scientists funded (Ksh 2.8 million)

2012 - Present

Enhancing Food Safety in the Kenyan Domestic Market through Reduced Pesticide Residues on Vegetables – A value Chain Approach; NCST Research Grant for Women Scientists funded (Ksh 1.8 million)

2012 - Present

Vermicomposting for Organic Waste Management and Improvement of Vegetable yields; Funded by Egerton University (Ksh 400,000)

2008 - 2010

Capacity Building for Women Scientist; three Workshops funded by International Foundation for Science (IFS); (11,100 Euros)

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1

Situma, Maureen; Mwangi, Mariam and Mulwa R.M.S (2013). Influence of Benzyladenine and Gibberellic acid Pretreatments on Dormancy Release, Flowering and Multiplication of Oriental Lily bulbs. Submitted to Journal of Applied Horticulture.

2

Situma, Maureen; Mwangi, Mariam; Mulwa R.M.S and Kibe A.M. (2013). Influence of Gibberellic acid and Benzyladenine Pretreatments on Growth and Flowering Characteristics of Oriental Lily bulbs. Submitted to Asian Academic Research Associates Journal.

3

Mwangi M., Kibe A. M. and Bhattacharjee, S. K. (2008). Influence of Wet and Dry Cold Storage and Holding Solutions on the Respiration Rate and Post Harvest Life of Cut Flowers. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, Vol. 10(1):43-55.

4

Mwangi, Mariam and Bhattacharjee, S.K. (2004). Influence of pulsing and wet cool storage postharvest life and quality of ‘Golden Gate’ cut roses. Scientific Horticulture, Vol. 9. 181-186.

5

Mwangi, Mariam and Bhattacharjee, S.K. (2003). Influence of pulsing and dry cool storage on the postharvest life and quality of ‘Noblesse’ cut roses. Journal of Ornamental Horticulture, Vol. 6 (2): 126 – 129

6

Mwangi, Mariam; Chatterjee, S.R. and Bhattacharjee, S.K. (2003). Changes in the biochemical constituents of ‘Golden Gate’ cut rose petals as affected by precooling with ice-cold water spray, pulsing and packaging. Journal of Plant Biology, Vol. 30 (1): 95 – 97.

7

Mwangi, Mariam; Chatterjee, S.R. and Bhattacharjee, S.K. (2003). Effect of precooling and pulsing on the biochemical changes during senescence in Golden Gate cut rose petals. Indian Journal of Horticulture, Vol. 60 (4): 394-398.

8

Mwangi, Mariam; Chowdhry, P.N. and Bhattacharjee, S.K. (2003). Influence of precooling and pulsing on the growth of microorganisms in the vase water of cut rose cv. Noblesse. Annals of Agricultural Science, Ain Shams Univ. Cairo, Vol. 48 (1): 343-351.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Horticulture; Value Addition in Floriculture; Organic Farming ; Post Harvest Technology; Herbs and Spices