Dr. Maara T. Nelson

Dr. Maara T. Nelson

Lecturer , Natural Resources Department

Faculty of Environment and Resource Development,

Egerton University

P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

Mobile: +254-722 428683

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EDUCATION

2012

Ph.D. Natural Resource Management

Egerton University, Kenya

2002

MSc. Natural Resource Management

Egerton University, Kenya

1995

BSc. Forestry

Moi University, Kenya

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Silvuculture,Tree Seed technology, Indigenous knowledge on conservation,

WORK EXPERIENCE

Nov 2006 - present

Lecturer , Natural Resources Department, Egerton University

Sept. 2009 – present

Chairman, Mau Forest Conservation Committee

Nov. 2002 – Nov 2006

Assistant Lecturer, Natural Resources Department, Egerton University

2001 – 2002

Ag.Chief technician, Natural Resources Department, Egerton University

1996 – 1998

Senior Technologists, Natural Resources Department, Egerton University

1995 Oct. – 1996 April

High School teacher, Arutani Girls Secondary School, Rongai

1995Sept. – 1995 Nov.

Research Officer, British American Tobacco Kenya Ltd Audit Project.

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

1. Propagation of medicinal plants

2. Propagation of wild fruits

3. Antimicrobial activity of medicinal plants of Koibatek Distric

4. Traditional knowledge , use and conservation of Tugens medicinal plants of Koibatek district.

5. Success of Community Forest Associations in forest conservation

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1.

Kibue, G.W; Karachi, M.K; Maara, N.T and Cheboi, E.K. (2011). Perpetuated Human-Wildlife wars: A case study of the marauding elephants in Mbuvori small farms, Embu, Kenya. Eastern Africa Social Sciences Research Review 27 (1):33-47.

2.

Esilaba,M.O; Maara, N.T and Tangus, J.K (2007). Impact of Human-wildlife conflict resolution on wildlife conservation and socioeconomic welfare of pastoral communities: A case study of Samburu pstroralists, Samburu District, Kenya. Eastern Africa Social Sciences Research Review 23 (2):41-54.

3.

Maara,T.N, Karachi, M and Ahenda, J.O.(2006).Effects of pre-germination treatments, desiccation and storage temperatures on germination of Carissa edulis (forssk) varl, Vangueria madagascariensis (gml.) and Ximenia americana (l.) seeds. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 18 (1): 1-7.

4.

Inoti, S.K. and Maara T.N.(2004). Effects of Spacing on the growth of Grevillea robusta at Egerton University ,Njoro, Kenya. Egerton Journal of Science and Technology 5 (1): 82 –91.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Tree seed technology, propagation of indigenous trees species (medicinal and wild fruit trees)

Antimicrobial activities of medicinal plants