Henry Thiong’o Karanja

 

Henry Thiong’o Karanja, MSc.

Assistant Lecturer,

Department of Natural Resources,

Faculty of Environment & Resources Development,

Egerton University.

P. O. Box 536-20115 Egerton, Kenya

Mobile: +254 723 416 820 or + 254 733 866 397

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EDUCATION

Sept 2016-Present

PhD. Wildlife Conservation & Utilization

Northeast Forestry University, China

2008-2011

MSc. Natural Resources Management

Egerton University, Kenya

2005-2008

BSc. Environmental Science

Egerton University, Kenya

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION

Natural Resources Management, Wildlife ecology, Conservation Biology, Aquatic & Forest Ecology, GIS

WORK EXPERIENCE

Sept 2015-Aug 2016

Examination & Timetabling Officer, Department of Natural Resources, Egerton University

Jan 2013 - present

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Natural Resources, Egerton University

Oct 2010 –Jan 2013

Course Coordinator, Tropical Biology Association

May 2009-Sept 2010

Part-time Assistant Lab Technician, Department of Natural Resources, Egerton University.

EGERTON UNIVERSITY APPOINTMENTS & ASSIGNMENTS

Sep ‘15-Present

Examination & Timetabling Officer, Department of Natural Resources, Egerton University

July ’15-Present

Internal  Consultant Environmental Impact Assessment for Egerton University capital projects

Sept ’14- Present

Academic Advisor, Diploma Ecotourism & Hospitality Management, 2014 Class

May ’14 & Feb’16

Expert reviewer for the Research Sub-committee, Division of Research & Ext., Egerton University

Apr ‘14 - May ‘15

Committee member, Environmental Conservation Week, FERD, Egerton University

Nov ’13- Present

Unit webmaster, Department of Natural Resources Egerton University

Oct ’13- Present

Internal Auditor, Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001:2004), Egerton University

Apr ’13- Present

Patron, Egerton University Wildlife Enterprise & Management Student Association (EUWIEMA)

KEY TRAININGS & WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

15th May 2015

DAAD, PhD Seminar, FASS Boardroom, Egerton Univeristy

18th Feb, 2015

Field Attachment Briefing Workshop, Education Theatre I, Egerton University

4th-17th Feb 2015

GIS Short Course Training, Department of Geography, Egerton University

16th April 2014

Corruption prevention sensitization training, ARC, Egerton University

9th June 2014

Academic advising workshop, FEDCOS Theatre II, Egerton University

22nd -24th Aug  2013

ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Systems Auditors Training, Egerton University

28th May 2013

ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System, Staff Refresher Training, Egerton


KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

Oct ’13-Jun ‘16

Habitat & Breeding Ecology of Hinde’s Babbler, Meru. Funded by the Research & Extension Division, Egerton University (Ksh. 395,000/=)

Jun ‘11-Dec ‘12

Bio-monitoring of Mt. Kenya Rivers. Funded by the Research & Extension Division, Egerton University (Ksh. 400,000/=)

Sept ’09-Sept’10

An ecological evaluation of Tsavo River and Mzima Springs in Tsavo West National Park (NCS&T)

Jan-Apr ‘10

Assessment of heavy metal concentrations in Lake Naivasha, Kenya. Funded by the Research & Extension Division, Egerton University, 2010

Sept ’09-Dec‘10

Survey of habitat resource partition in the black rhino, giraffe and elephant populations in Tsavo West National Park, Kenya. Funded by the National Council of Science & Technology 2009/2010

Aug ‘09

Ant – scale insect interactions in a tropical mountain forest system of the Amani Forest, Tanzania. Funded by the Tropical Biology Association 2009

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1

J.G. Mbaka, C.M. M'Erimba, H.K. Thiongo & J.M. Mathooko (2014). Effect of sieve mesh size on the estimation of benthic invertebrate abundance and composition in the Honi River, Kenya.Journal of East African Natural History 103(1):59-68. 2014. DOI: 10.2982/028.103.0106

2

J.G. Mbaka, C.M. M'Erimba, H.K. Thiongo & J.M. Mathooko (2014).Water and habitat quality assessment in the Honi and Naro Moru rivers, Kenya, using benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages and qualitative habitat scores. African Journal of Aquatic Science. DOI: 10.2989/16085914.2014.976168

3

M’Erimba C.M Mathooko J.M., Karanja H.T. and Mbaka J.G. (2014). Monitoring water and habitat quality in six rivers draining the Mt. Kenya and Aberdare Catchments using Macroinvertebrates and Qualitative Habitat Scoring. Egerton Journal of Science and Technology ISSN 2073-8277. Volume 14 (2014).

4

Waser, Nickolas M. Price, Mary V.  Mbwambo, John Richard & the TBA Amani Forest Consortium (Karanja H.T.). (2013). Removing Other Tree Species Does Not Benefit The Timber Species Cephalosphaera Usambarensis. Tanzania Journal of Forestry & Nature Conservation. Volume 2. Issue No. 283

5

Karanja, H.T., (2012). The Ecological Integrity of the Tsavo River and Mzima Springs, Kenya-Macroinvertebrate assemblages as bioindicators along a protected area gradient in the Tsavo River watershed. ISBN 978-3-659-28702-2 Lambert Academic Publishers GmbH and Co. KG

6

Macleod K.J. & Karanja, H.T. Ant – Scale Insect Interactions in a Tropical Mountain Forest System: Benefits and Benefactors of Impact of Climate Change at a Low-scale level. In Oguge, N.O., Omollo, E.J. and Lumosi, C. eds. 2011. Climate Change and Natural Resource use in Eastern Africa: Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation. Proceedings of the 3rd scientific conference of the Ecological Society for Eastern Africa, Regal Press, Nairobi, Kenya.

7

Karanja H.T., Merimba C.M. & Obati G.O. (2010). Evaluation of the Tsavo River by Use of B-IBI & SASS.5 Biomonitoring Tools. Egerton University 5th Research Week & International Conference.

8

Karanja, H.T., Obati G.O., & Ogendi G.M. (2010) Spill-Over Effects of Pastoralists’ Adaptation to Climate Change on Aquatic Benthic Invertebrates. In Climate Change Adaptation in Africa Conference. Ed. In Pastoralism and Climate Change Adaptation in Africa Conference.

REFEREES

1. Dr. Gilbert O. Obwoyere, Dean, Faculty of Environment & Resources Development, Egerton University

2. Dr. Bernard K, Kirui, Chairman, Department of Natural Resources, Egerton University

3. Prof. Charles M. M’erimba, Director, Njoro River Rehabilitation Program, Egerton University