Dr John M. Mironga, PhD

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PERSONAL PROFILE: DR JOHN M. MIRONGA

Dr John M. Mironga, PhD

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Environmental and Resources Development,

Department of Geography,

Egerton University,

P. O BOX 536-20115,

EGERTON, NJORO

KENYA.

Mobile: +254-727-284-108

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EDUCATION

2008

PhD, Geography

Egerton University, Kenya

1995

M.Phil., Environmental Monitoring and Computerized Cartography

Moi University, Kenya

1990

B.Sc, Forest Resources and Wildlife Management

Moi University, Kenya

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Wetland ecology, indigenous knowledge and environmental conservation, climate change and wetland degradation, GIS and resource conservation, on-farm conservation

WORK EXPERIENCE

2015 - Present

Senior lecturer, Department of Geography

2013 – March, 2015

Dean, Faculty of Environment and Resource Development

2005 - 2011

Lecturer, Department of Geography

1997 - 2005

Assistant lecturer, Department of Geography

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

2012- 2014

Assessment of the dynamics of land cover changes in Lake Naivasha Basin, Kenya (Egerton University, internal Research Funds)

2005

Human Impact on Wetland Ecosystems and Its Implications on the Environment: A Case Study of Kisii District, Kenya (a project sponsored by International Foundation for Science).

2005

Towards Rehabilitating Degraded wetlands in Kisii District: a project funded ( Egerton University, Internal Research Funds Research and Extension Division)

2002

Causes and Consequences of Declining Indigenous Food Production in Kisii District (Rockefeller Foundation)

2000

Environmental Implications of Infestation of Water Hyacinth in Lake Naivasha, Kenya. A project sponsored by (OSSREA, Addis Ababa)

1999

Management and Monitoring of Lake Naivasha: A Remote Sensing and GIS Approach (Sponsored by Trapnel Fund, Oxford University).

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Mironga, J. M. (2014) Lessons for Effective Management of Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia Crassipes (Mart.) Solms) in Kenya. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science 49(1) 118-126.

Mironga, J. M. and Jackline, S. (2014). An evaluation of water hyacinth control methods: A case study of Lake Naivasha, Kenya. JENRS 2(2) 59-80.

Richard, O. O., Moturi, W. N., and John, M. M. (2014) Assessment of Tannery based Solid Wastes Management in Asili, Nairobi Kenya. International Journal for Quality Research 8(2) 227-238.

Bonventure, W. O. Mironga, J.M. and Benard, O. M. (2014). Top Quality management commitment towards implementation of total quality management (TQM) in construction Companies in Nakuru County-Kenya. International Journal of Economic, Finance and Management Sciences 2(6) 332-338.

Kiula, N. S. Ondimu, K. N. and Mironga, J.M. (2014) Determinants of Low Birth Weight in Singida District, Tanzania. The African Resources Development Journal 1(1) 79-95.

Richard O., Wegulo, F. N. Mironga, J. M. and Recha, C. W. (2014) Characterization of Rainfall Variability in Kwale County, Kenya. JENRS 2(2) 24-40.

Atalista, C. N. Moturi, N. W., and Mironga, J. M. (2014). Assessment of the effects of jatropha curcas on food crop production in Kibwezi, Shimba Hilss and Bondo, Kenya. JENRS 2(2) 48-58.

Kigen, Dennis K., M. W. Ochieno, John. O. Muoma1, William A. Shivoga, Martha Konje, Zedekiah Onyando, Benard C. Soi, Stanley M. Makindi, Philip M. Kisoyan and John M. Mironga (2014) Spatial Modeling of Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) growing areas in Kenyan Arid and Semi-Arid Lands Charles Elixir Remote Sensing 66 (2014) 20674-20678.

Kiplangat, J. Mbelase, J., Mironga, J. M., kairo, J. M. and Ogendi, G. M. (2014). Cover change analysis of mangrove forest and surrounding land cover of Mtwapa Creek, Kenya. Elixir Remote Sensing 76 (2014) 28573.

Koskei, E.C., Ondimu, K.N., Obwoyere, G.O. and Mironga, J.M. (2013), “Determinants of variation in households’ level of access to improved water sources and basic sanitation in Bomet municipality, Kenya”, International Journal of Development and Sustainability, Vol. 2 No. 2, pp. 1499-1512.

Christopher O., Bockline O. B. and John Momanyi Mironga 2013. Fostering Change: Experiences of Innovation Systems at Egerton University pp 59-66 in: Changing Agricultural Education from within: lessons and challenges from the go4it programme ISBN: 978 94 6022 271 9 KIT Publishers (www.kitpublishers.nl)

Mironga J. M., Mathooko, J. M., Onywere, S. M. 2012. The Effect of Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia Crassipes) Infestation on Physicochemical characteristics of Lake Naivasha, International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2(7) 103-114.

Simon M. Onywere, John M. Mironga, Immaculate Simiyu 2012. Use of Remote Sensing Data in Evaluating the Extent of Anthropogenic Activities and their Impact on Lake Naivasha, Kenya The Open Environmental Engineering Journal 5, 9-18.

Mironga J. M., Mathooko, J. M., Onywere, S. M. 2011. The Effect of Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia Crassipes) Infestation on Phytoplankton Productivity in Lake Naivasha

Mironga J.M. 2011: Wetlands Ecosystems of Kisii, Kenya: Functions and Management, Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany. ISBN-13: 978-3-8443-2773-1 ISBN-10: 3844327738 EAN: 9783844327731

Mironga J. M., Mathooko, J. M., Onywere, S. M. 2011. The Effect of Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia Crassipes) Infestation on Phytoplankton Productivity in Lake Naivasha and the Status of Control. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering 5(2), 101-121.

Ayuya, O. I. Lagat, J. K., Mironga, J. M. 2011. Factors Influencing Potential Acceptance and Adoption of Clean Development Mechanism Projects: Case of Carbon Trade Tree Project among Small Scale Farmers in Njoro District, Kenya, Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences 3(3): 275-285, 2011

Ayuya, O. I. Lagat, J. K., Mironga, J. M. 2011. Socioeconomic Factors Affecting Farmers Awareness of Clean Development Mechanism Projects: Case of Smallholder Forest Carbon Projects Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences 3(3): 275-285, 2011.

Mironga J. M. 2006. Degradation of Wetland Ecosystems and its Implications on the Environment: A Case Study of Kisii District, Western Kenya, Biodiversity Journal 6 (3) 1-12.

Mironga J. M. 2005. Effect of Farming Practices on Wetlands of Kisii District, Kenya. Journal of Applied Ecology and Environmental Research (AEER) 3(2) 81-91.

Mironga J. M. 2005. Conservation Attitudes among Wetland Users in Kisii District, Kenya. AJEAM 10, 12-25.

Mironga J. M. 2005. The Management of Water Hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes, in Kenya. OSSREA Bulletin Vol. 1 No.3 20-30.

Mironga J. M. 2004. Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing Technologies in the Management of Shallow Tropical Lakes. Journal of Applied Ecology and Environmental Research (AEER) 2(1) 83-105.

Mironga J. M. 2004. Biodiversity Mapping in Kenya: the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Biodiversity 5 (3) 16-25.

Mironga J. M. 2004. The Implications of Existing Land Tenure Systems on Land use and Natural Resource Management in Kenya. OSSREA Bulletin Vol. 1 No.2 33-39.

Mironga J. M. 2004. Biodiversity Conservation in Kenya: The Dilemma of Data Handling and Information Flow. OSSREA Bulletin Vol. 1 No.3 55-69.

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL/ SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZATIONS

Status

Organization

Member

International Society for Development and Sustainability (ISDS) (Membership ID: M140924). ISDS is a Japan based international scientific and educational organization dedicated to promoting science and practice in all aspects of environmental, economic, social and cultural sustainability.

Member

International Society for Environmental Information Sciences (ISEIS). ISEIS is a non-profit and free-membership organization dedicated to development and applications of systems science and information technology for environmental applications.

Member

Member of the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA- Kenya) (Membership ID: 6386). The Authority exercises general supervision and coordination over all matters relating to the environment and is the principal instrument of the Government of Kenya in the implementation of all policies relating to the environment.

Member

CODESRIA

Member

Wetland International

Member

Ecological Society of East Africa