Prof. Lenah Nakhone Wati, PhD

Prof. Lenah Nakhone Wati, PhD

Associate Professor of Soil Science (Environmental Soil Chemistry)

P.O. Box 536-20115

Egerton, Kenya.

Principal, Nakuru Town Campus College

P.O.Box 13357 -20100

Tel: +254 51 221 5648

Mobile: +254 724 629 000/ 735 968 443

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EDUCATION

Year

Degree

Institution

1990

PhD in Environmental Soil Chemistry.

University of Nottingham (UK)

1983

Master of Science in Environmental Chemistry,

University of Nairobi

1979

Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) , Chemistry (Major) and mathematics (Minor)

University of Nairobi 1979.

1975

East African Advanced Certificate of Education(E.A.A.C.E) , 3 Principals , 1 subsidiary

Alliance Girls High School

1973

East African School Certificate (G.C.E), Division 1

Bunyore girls High School

1970

Certificate of Primary Education

Mahanga Primary School,

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Dates/Year

Title of Certificate

Institution Awarding

1986

Radio-isotope analytical techniques

The university of Loughborough (UK)

2004-2005

Fulbright Senior Research Scholar Fellowship

Iowa State University, United States of America

January 2005

Leadership, Corporate Governance, Strategic Planning and Institutional management Programme for Egerton University Deans, Directors and COD’s, Kenya School of Monetary Studies, Nairobi , Kenya.

October, 2006

Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Impact Assessment of R & D Investments in Agriculture

University of Haramaya, Ethiopia

January, 2006

Leadership, corporate Governance, Strategic Planning & Institutional Management at the School of Monetary Studies, Nairobi.

May 2007

Leadership and Management in Higher Education: held at KCCT, Mbagathi, Nairobi, Kenya

2012

Decision Support Tools for Agricultural Production, Fertilizer Recommendation and Climatic Variability", Arusha,

IFDC

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Soil chemistry, Environmental chemistry, trace metal solubility and mobility in soils ,

WORK EXPERIENCE

January 2011 to present

Principal, Nakuru Town Campus College

April 2009 to January 2011

Director, Nakuru Town Campus

October 2003 to present,

Associate Professor. Department of Crops, Horticulture, Egerton University,

February, 1994 to September 2003

Senior lecturer in the Department of Soil Science, Egerton University,

April 1984 to February 1994

Lecturer in Soil Science at Egerton University

December, 1983 to March 1984

Research Officer at the Kenya Marine and Research Institute, Kisumu, Kenya

January 1982 to November 1983,

Demonstrator / Research Assistant the Department of Chemistry, .University of Nairobi

Jul 1979 to October, 1979

Research Officer – National Agricultural Laboratories, Ministry of Agriculture Nairobi, Kenya,

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS (2006-Present)

Project period

Research Topic

2008 -2009

SCARDA/ RUFORUM

Training of MSc. Students in Regional Postgraduate Programme in Agricultural Information and Communication Management (AICM)/

Value: USD 252, 525 equivalent to KES 18, 939,375)

2009 -2010

IDRC (climate change adaptation in Africa: program) through START Secretariat, Washington DC

Project: African Climate Change Fellowship Programme

Value: USD 104, 193 for six candidates.

The purpose of the CCAA programme is to significantly improve the capacity of African countries to adapt to climate change in ways that benefit the most vulnerable. The African Climate Change Fellowship Programme involves two Post-Doctoral Fellows and three Policy Fellows from five African Countries. I identified supervisors for the Fellows, planned and facilitated their field work and other associated logistics

2008-2010

FAO/FNPP :Project 1: Role of traditional vegetables and associated cropping systems: A case study of Bondo District, Kenya

Project 2: MSc. Research on cropping systems in Bondo District.

Value: USD 18 000 equivalent to KES 1, 350, 000

2012

ACCFP: Developing sustainable agricultural resilience and adaptation to climate change in the drylands of Uganda. Fellowship value: US dollars 17 992.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Chemistry and biochemistry of Nitrogen, Sulphur and Phosphorous reactions and transformations in soils, plant materials and natural waters;
  • Phytoremediation of arable contaminated soils,
  • Role of legumes in soil fertility management and
  • The impact of climate change on agriculture

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (2003-Present)

1

Nakhone,L.N. and M.A. Tabatabai.2008. Nitrogen Mineralization of leguminous crops in soils. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 171(2) 231 -241

2

Young S.., N...J Crout., J. Hutchison, A. Tye., S. Tandy and L.Nakhone (2007) Techniques for measuring Attenuation: Isotopic Dilution Methods. In Natural Attenuation of Trace Element Availability in Soils ( pp19-37) Eds R. Hamon; M. McLaughlin and E. Lomb, ICRC Press- Taylor & Francis, New York

3

Masinde, J.K., Ahenda, J., Mwonga,s.m., Mumera L.M and NakhoneL.N. 2006. Evaluation of Germination capacities of selected Forage legume seeds from the Kenyan Highlands.. Egerton Journal: Science and Technology Series 6(1) 103 -116

4

Tabu. I.M., R.K. Obura., A. Bationo and L. Nakhone 2005. Effect of Farmers’ management Practices on Soil Properties and maize Yield. Journal of Agronomy 4 (4) 293 -299.

5

Cheruyoit E.K. L.M Mumera, L.N Nakhone and S.M Mwonga 2002. Effects of Legume-managed fallow on weeds and soil nitrogen in following maize (Zea mays) and wheat (triticum aestivum L) crops in the rift valley highlands of Kenya. Australian journal of Experimental Agriculture 43(6) 597-604.

Mungai, NW, Nakhone LW, Lagat JK, Opiyo AM and Mumera LM 2008: Role of traditional Leafy vegetables and associated cropping systems: A case study of Bondo District, Kenya.

MEMBERSHIP TO PROFESSIONAL / SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATIONS

Membership Category

Organization

Member

Member, Soil Science Society of America ( M/No.238383)

Member

Soil Science Society of East Africa

Member

Kenya professional Association of Women in Agriculture and Environment (KEPAWE)