Dr. Bernard K. Kirui, PhD

Dr. Bernard K. Kirui, PhD

Lecturer,

Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources Development,

Department of Natural Resources,

Egerton University

P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

Mobile: +254 - 722 985 542

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EDUCATION

2012

Postdoc Fellow - Mangrove Ecology

University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

2008

Ph.D., Mangrove Ecology-

Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland, UK

2004

Master of Science, Natural Resource Management

Egerton University, Kenya

2000

B.Sc. Environmental Science

Kenyatta University, Kenya

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Coastal and Marine Ecology, Mangrove Biodiversity and Ecosystem function

WORK EXPERIENCE

Feb. 2013- present.

Lecturer: Department of Natural Resources. Faculty of Environment and Resource Development. Egerton University.

June 2009-Feb.2013

Research Officer, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute.

July 2004- July 2010

Co-Principle Investigator: Earthwatch Mangrove forests of Kenya Expedition Project

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

2013 - 2015

Biodiversity loss effect on mangrove forest provisioning of goods and services ; Case Study of Tana River Delta, Kenya . Funded by International Foundation for Science (IFS)(US$ 12,000)

2011-2012

Effects of Climate change related factors on mangrove forest provisioning of goods and services ; Case Study of Tana River Delta, Kenya. Funded by Africa Climate Change Fellowship Programme (ACCFP)(US$ 15,000)

2005-2007

Biodiversity and recovery of ecosystem functions in replanted mangroves at Gazi bay Kenya. Funded by Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association MARG Grant (US$ 5,000)

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1

Lang'at, J., Kirui, B., Skov, M., Kairo, J., Mencuccini, M., Huxham, M. (2013). Species mixing boosts root yield in mangrove trees. Oecologia: 172, 271-278

2

Kirui, K.B.., Kairo, J.G., Skov, M.W. Mencuccini, M., Huxham, M. (2012). Effects of species richness, identity and environmental variables on growth in planted mangroves in Kenya. Marine Ecology Progress Series: 465, 1-10. Doi 10.3354/meps09999

3

Kirui, K. B., Kairo, J. G., Bosire, J., Viergever, K. M., Rudra, S., Huxham, M. & Briers, R. (2012) Mapping of mangrove forest land cover change along the Kenya Coastline using Landsat imagery. Ocean and Coastal Management, xxx, 1-6. DOI:10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2011.12.004

4

Huxham, M, Kumara, M, Jayatissa, L.P, Krauss, K.W, Kairo, J.G, Langat, J, Mencuccini, M, Skov, M.W and Kirui, K. B (2010). Intra and inter-specific facilitation in mangroves may increase resilience to climate change threats. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 365, 2127-2135. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2010.0094

5

Kairo, J. G, J. Bosire, J. Langat, B. K. Kirui, N. Koedam (2009) Allometry and Biomass Distribution in Replanted Mangrove Plantations at Gazi Bay, Kenya Aquatic Conservation: DOI: 10.1002/aqc.1046

6

Kirui, K.B., Huxham, M., Kairo, J.G. and Skov, M (2008). Influence of seedling size, positioning and diversity on survival of replanted mangroves at Gazi bay Kenya. Hydrobiologia 603: (1) 171-181. DOI 10.1007/s10750-007-9270-3

7

Tamooh, F., Kairo, J.G, Karachi, M., Huxham, M., Kirui, K. B., Mencuccini, M.(2008). Below-Ground Root yield Distribution in Natural and Replanted Mangrove Forests at Gazi bay, Kenya . Forest Ecology & Management: 256, 1290-1297

8

Kirui, K.B., Karachi, M. and Kairo, J.G. (2006) Allometric equations for estimating aboveground biomass of Rhizophora mucronata at Gazi bay Kenya. Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science: 5 (1) 27–34

 

Book Chapters

1

Kirui, K.B. M. Huxham, J.G. Kairo, and M. Mencuccini (2009). Seasonal dynamics of soil Co2 flux in a restored young mangrove plantation at Gazi bay Kenya. In Hoorweg, J & Nyawira, M. Advances in Coastal Ecology; People, processes and ecosystems in Kenya. African studies collection. African studies center. Leiden.

2

Tamooh, F J.G. Kairo, M. Huxham, B. Kirui, M. Mencuccini & M. Karachi (2009). Biomass accumulation in a rehabilitated mangrove forest at Gazi Bay In :Hoorweg, J & Nyawira, M. Advances in Coastal Ecology; People, processes and ecosystems in Kenya. African studies collection. African studies center. Leiden.