Wilfred O. Odadi, PhD

Wilfred O. Odadi, PhD

Lecturer

Department of Natural Resources

Faculty of Environment and Resources Development

Egerton University

P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

Cell Phone: +254-722 673702

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EDUCATION

2010

Ph.D., Natural Resources Management

Egerton University, Kenya

2004

M.Phil. Environmental Studies (Biological Sciences)

Moi University, Kenya.

1997

B.Sc. Range Management

University of Nairobi, Kenya

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Rangeland Ecology and Management

WORK EXPERIENCE

2013-Present

Lecturer, Department of Natural Resources, Egerton University

2010-Present

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University and African Wildlife Foundation

2011-2013

Lecturer, School of Spatial Planning and Natural Resource Management, JaramogiOgingaOdinga University of Science and Technology

2010-2011

Part-time Lecturer, University of Nairobi and Egerton University

2007-2008

Consultant Research Supervisor, Population Services International

2004-2006

Field Team Leader, Samburu Wildlife Habitats Project, Samburu Conservation Research Initiative, Earthwatch Institute

2005-2005

Consultant EIA Expert, Africa Waste Management Centre

2004

Vegetation and Biodiversity Monitoring Consultant, Samburu Heartland Project, African Wildlife Foundation (AWF)

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS/GRANTS

2010-Present

Ecological implications of different grazing management strategies in northern Kenyan Rangelands. Funded by Grand Challenges through Prof. Daniel I. Rubenstein, Princeton University (Ksh. 15,000,000)

2006-2010

The Effects of Wild Herbivores on the Nutrition and Production Performance of Cattle in Laikipia Rangeland, Kenya. Funded by the International Foundation for Science (US$ 11,000, Grant number: B/4182-1), and National Science Foundation through Prof. Truman Young, University of Carlifonia, Davis, USA(Ksh. 4,000,000).

PUBLICATIONS

1

Odadi, W.O., M.M. Karachi, S.A. Abdulrazak and T.P. Young 2013. Protein supplementation reduces non-grass foraging by a primary grazer. Ecological Applications, 23:455-463.

2

Riginos, C., L.M. Porensky, K.E. Veblen, W.O. Odadi, R.L. Sensenig, D. Kimuyu, M.L. Wilkerson and T.P. Young. 2012. Lessons on the relationship between livestock husbandry and biodiversity from the Kenya Long-term Exclosure Experiment (KLEE). Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice 2012 2:10.

3

Odadi, W.O., S.A. Abdulrazak, M.K. Karachi and T.P. Young. 2011. African wild ungulates compete with or facilitate cattle depending on season. Science 333:1753-1755.

4

Odadi, W.O., M. Jain, S.E. Van Wieren, H.H.T. Prins and D.I. Rubenstein. 2011. Facilitation between bovids and equids on an African savanna. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 13:237-252.

5

Odadi, W.O., J.B.Okeyo-Owuor and T.P. Young. 2009. Behavioural responses of cattle to shared foraging with wild herbivores in an East African Rangeland. Journal of Applied Animal Behaviour Science 116:120-125.

6

Odadi, W.O., T.P. Young, and J.B.Okeyo-Owuor. 2007. Effects of wildlife on cattle diets in Laikipia rangeland, Kenya. Range Ecology and Management Journal 60:179-185.

SELECTED CONFERENCE/SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

Odadi, W.O. 2012. “Herding strategies that matter”. Presented at Mpala Discovery Day, Mpala Research Centre, 26th May 2012.

Odadi, W.O. 2008. “Effects of wild herbivores on cattle performance in an East African rangeland”. Paper presented at the Pathways to Success: Integrating Human Dimensions into Fish and Wildlife Management Conference, 28 September-2 October 2008, Estes Park, Colorado.

Odadi, W.O. 2007. and T.P. Young. “The effects of wildlife on cattle in Laikipia rangeland, Kenya”. Poster presented at the Society for Conservation Biology Conference, 1-5 July 2007, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Odadi, W.O., F.O. Atieno, A. Njue and D.O. Ogweno. 2005. “Samburu wildlife habitats”. Poster presented at the Earthwatch Institute Annual Conference, 3-5 November 2005, Boston, USA.

Odadi, W.O., T.P. Young, and J.B.Okeyo-Owuor. 2003. “Cattle foraging behaviour: the influence of large mammalian herbivores in an acacia savanna, Laikipia, Kenya”. Paper presented at the Viith International Rangeland Congress, 26 July-1 August2003, ICC, Durban, South Africa. Abstract published in African Journal of Range & Forage Science 2003, 20:110.

MANUSCRIPT REVIEW SERVICES

Reviewer for Biodiversity and Conservation, Oecologia, Rangeland Ecology and Management, Journal of Ecosystem and Ecography, Pastoralism, Wildlife and Policy, Ecological Applications, and Journal of Mammology

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Rangeland Ecology, Grazing Management, Biodiversity Conservation, Climate Change and Adaptations,