Dr. Amon Mwangi Karanja

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Dr. Amon Mwangi Karanja

 

Dr. Amon Mwangi Karanja

Egerton University

Faculty of Environment and Resources Development,

Department of Geography,

P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

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EDUCATION

 

2018

Ph.D (Geography)

Egerton University, Kenya

2013

Master of Arts (Geography)

Kenyatta University, Kenya.

2006

B.Ed (Arts) – Geography & Mathematics

University of Nairobi, Kenya

 

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

 

Agro- Climatology: Climate change and variability, Climate Data analysis, Preparedness and Response to Drought

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Sep 2015- Date

Lecturer, Department of Geography, Egerton University.

Sep 2015- Date

Coordinator departmental Seminars, Department of Geography, Egerton University.

Mar 2015-Aug 2015

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Humanities, Chuka University.

Sep 2011- Feb 2015

Associate Lecturer, Department of Humanities, Mount Kenya University.

 

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

 

2015-Ongoing

Assessment of drought effects on Household Livelihoods and adaptation strategies in Laikipia West Sub-County, Kenya

2011-2013

Analysis of rainfall variability on Irish Potato production in Oljoro-Orok Division, Nyandarua County, Kenya

 

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 

1

Karanja, A. M., Shisanya, C. and Makokha, G. (2014) Analysis of the Key challenges facing potato farmers in Oljoro-orok Division. Kenya. Agricultural Sciences journal, Vol.5 No.10. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/as.2014. (http://www.scirp.org/journal/as)

2

Karanja, A. M., Shisanya, C. and Makokha, G. (2014) Analysis of rainfall variability on potato production in Kenya: a case of Oljoro-orok Division. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences. Vol. 2 No.4 ISSN: 2321 – 0893 http://www.ajouronline.com/index.php/AJAS

3

Karanja, A. M. (2014) Rainfall Characteristics and Variability. Lap Lambert Academic publishing. Germany. ISBN: 978-3-659-16431-6

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

Agro climatology, Agro adaptation to climate change and variability, responses and adaptations to drought and climate data analysis.

 

COURSES CURRENTLY TEACHING

 

GEOG 211 – Introduction to Resource Management, GEOG 312 – Advanced climatology, NARE 330 – Climatology.