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+254725867478
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Faculty of Environment and Resources Development
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Environmental Science
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P. O. Box 536 Egerton
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

2019: PhD. in Environmental Science, University of Chinese Scademy of Sciences, Beijing, China

2013: Masters of Science in Limnology - Specialization in Aquatic Ecosystem Health, Egerton University, Department of Biological Sciences

2009: Bachelor of Science - Specialization in Applied Aquatic Sciences, Egerton University, Department of Biological Sciences

2003: Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, Nyabondo Boys High School

 

 

 

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION
  • Environmental Science; (Marine and Freshwater Ecology, , Ecological Modeling, Remote Sensing, Geographic Information System (GIS).
  • Environmental Health; (Water Sanitation and Hygiene, Environmental Pollution and Management, Environmental Microbiology).
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
WORK EXPERIENCE
  • March 2018 to Present: Lecturer, Department of Environmental Science, Egerton University
  • May 2014 to March 2018: Assistant Lecturer, Department of Environmental Science, Egerton University
  • January 2014 To June 2014: Part-time Assistant Lecturer, Technical University of Kenya, School of Pure and Applied Sciences
  • May 2012 to July 2014: Research Scientist, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI). Lake Turkana Environment and Ecology Research Program.
  • January 2012 to May 2012: Research Intern, Department of Biology at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. (Ecosystem Health Research Program).
  • 2010 to 2013: Part-time Assistant Lecturer, Egerton University, Department of Biological Sciences.
  • 2010 to 2011: Graduate Research Fellow, ECOHEALTH Research Project in Naivasha, Kenya.
  • 2010 to 2011: Part time Laboratory Technician, Egerton University, Department of Biological Sciences.
  • 2007 to 2008: Research Intern, KMFRI- as an Assistant Researcher on training within the Aquaculture Research Program at KMFRI-Sangoro Aquaculture Research Station.
KEY PROJECTS
  • 2015-2019: Lake Restoration Research Project, PhD Research Fellow. Funded by Chinese Academy of Science and The world Academy of Sciences (CAS-TWAS) and National Natural Science Fund of the Peoples’ Republic of China.
  • 2012 To 2016: Lake Turkana Research Project by KMFRI, Research Scientist- Environment and Ecology Program. Funded by Government of Kenya through Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute.
  • 2009 to 2013: Lake Naivasha Ecosystem Health Research Project by Egerton University and Western University, Canada. Funded by International Development Research Centre (IDRC)- Canada

 

 

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
  1. Donde O. O. et al., (2021). COVID-19 pandemic: Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) as a critical control measure remains a major challenge in low-income countries. Water Research, Volume 191, 1 March 2021, 116793. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2020.116793
  2. Donde O. O., Atalitsa C. A. (2020). Constructed Wetlands in Wastewater Treatment and Challenges of Emerging Resistant Genes Filtration and Reloading. In Inland Waters - Dynamics and Ecology. Intechopen. http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.93293
  3. Donde O. O. et al., (2020). A novel integrative performance evaluation of constructed wetland covering removal of viable bacterial cells and related pathogenic, virulent and multi-drug resistant genes from wastewater systems. Water process Engineering, Vol 33, 101060, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwpe.2019.101060
  4. Owassa DRA., Zifu L., Xiaoqin Z., Ngomah MDS., Oscar Omondi Donde (2020) Performance evaluation of combined ultraviolet-ultrasonic technologies in removal of sulfonamide and tetracycline resistant Escherichia coli from domestic effluents. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development washdev2020144. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/washdev.2020.144
  5. Owassa D. R. A., Zifu L., Xiaoqin Z., Ngomah M. D. S., Oscar O. Donde, (2019). Efficacy of integrated ultraviolet ultrasonic technologies in the removal of erythromycin- and quinolone-resistant Escherichia coli from domestic wastewater through a laboratory-based experiment. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 9 (3): 571–580. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/washdev.2019.021
  6. Moraa S., Nzula J., Donde O. O., (2019). Laboratory-based Experiment on the Efficacy of Graphitic Carbon Nitride Doped with Tungsten Chloride in the Purification of Industrial Wastewater through Degradation of Organic Dye Pollutant. Environmental Management and Sustainable Development, Vol 8 (2), 62-74. https://doi.org/10.5296 emsd.v8i2.14328
  7. Donde O. O., Cuicui T., Yingying T. and Bangding X. (2018). Efficacy of macrophyte dominated wastewater inclosure as post-treatment alternative in domestic wastewater quality polishing for eradication of faecal pathogenic bacteria pollution. Process Safety and Environmental Protection. Vol. 114: 192-205 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psep.2017.12.023
  8. Donde O.O., (2013). Bacteriological Analysis of Faecal Pollution and Solar Radiation Disinfection of Domestic Water Sources within Naivasha.LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2013-01-16) - ISBN-13: 978-3-659-32587-8. (MSc.Thesis). https://www.lap-publishing.com/.../978-3-659-32587-8/drinking-water-q..
  9. Tian, Y., Donde, O. O., Tian, C., Feng, B., Wu, X., Xiao, B. (2020). Ammonium Inhibits Performance of Rhodopseudomonas palustris in Cyanobacterial Substrate. Polish Journal of Environmental Studies. https://doi.org/10.15244/pjoes/122165
  10. Wu, H., Yang, T., Wang, C. Tian C., Donde O. O., et al. Co-regulatory role of Microcystis colony cell volume and compactness in buoyancy during the growth stage. Environ Sci Pollut Res (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-020-08250-0
  11. Hong P., Shu Y., Wu X., Wang C., Tian C., Wu H., Donde O. O., Xiao B. (2019). Efficacy of zero nitrous oxide emitting aerobic denitrifying bacterium, Methylobacterium gregans DC-1 in nitrate removal with strong auto-aggregation property. Bioresour Technol. 293:122083. https://10.1016/j.biortech.2019.122083
  12. Pei H., Shihao G., Chunbo W., Yilin S., Xingqiang W., Cuicui T., Donde O. O., Pei C., Huaming W. Xiao. B. (2019). Effects of organic carbon consumption on denitrifier community composition and diversity along dissolved oxygen vertical profiles in lake sediment surface. J. Ocean. Limnol. (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00343-019-9103-z
  13. Donde O. O., Cuicui T. and Bangding X. (2018). Integrated site-specific quantification of faecal bacteria and detection of DNA markers in faecal contamination source tracking as a microbial risk tracking tool in urban Lake ecosystems. Journal of Oceanology and Limnology. Vol. 36(5) 1629-1642. https://doi.org/10.1007/S00343-018-7107-8
  14. Ojwang, W. O., Obiero, K. O., Donde O. O., Gownaris, N., Pikitch, E. K., Omondi, R.., Mala J. O., Avery, S. T. (2017). Lake Turkana: World’s Largest Permanent Desert Lake (Kenya). In C. M. Finlayson, G. R. Milton, R. C. Prentice, & N. C. Davidson (Eds.), The Wetland Book: II: Distribution, Description and Conservation (pp. 1–20). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6173-5_254-2
  15. Yingying T., Xingqian W., Qichao Z., Donde O. O., Cuicui T., Chumbo W., Bing F., and Bangding X. (2018). Distribution of aerobic anoxygenic phototrophs in freshwater plateau lakes. Polish Journal of Environmental Studies. Vol. 27(2): 1-9. htt7s://doi.org/10.15244/pjoes/76039
  16. Pei H., Xingqiang W., Yilin S., ChunBo W., Cuicui T., Shihao G., Pei C., Donde O. O., Xiao B. (2019). Denitrification characterization of dissolved oxygen microprofiles in lake surface sediment through analyzing abundance, expression, community composition and enzymatic activities of denitrifier functional genes. AMB Expr., 9:129. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13568-019-0855-9
  17. Donde O. O. and Onditi Kenneth Otieno (2017). Status of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems integrity on the emergence of agri-biotech applications. International Journal of Ecosystems and Ecology Science. Vol. 7 (1): 1-8. http://www.kitabig.com/journal/images/pdf/AbstractVolume712017IJEES-d3d9f86a36.pdf
  18. Donde O. O., Bangding X. (2017). Understanding wastewater treatment mechanisms: A review on detection, removal and purification efficiencies of faecal bacteria indicators across constructed wetlands. Environmental reviews. Vol 25(4): 444-451. https://doi.org/10.1139/er-2017-0017
  19. Donde O.O., et al., (2018). Integrating MFT-qPCR techniques in constructed wetland faecal bacterial purification monitoring; a case of a typical tropical hybrid constructed wetland system. Water Science and Technology, 78 (9). (https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2018.475).
  20. Hui Q., Donde O. O., Cuicui T., Chunbo W., Xingqiang W., Shanshan F., Yao L., Bangding X., (2018). Novel heterotrophic nitrogen removal and assimilation characteristic of the newly isolated bacterium Pseudomonas stutzeri AD-1. Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering. 126 (3), 339-345. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiosc.2018.03.010
  21. Kibet, C. J., Donde, O. O., Okwiri, B., Otachi, E. O. (2019) Taxonomic status of fish parasites in Kenyan inland water systems and their significance on the freshwater fisheries and aquaculture productivity within the region. Lakes & Reserv. 2019; 00: 1– 9. https://doi.org/10.1111/lre.12284
  22. Okwiri, B., Donde, O. O., Kibet, C. J. (2019). Status and impacts of non‐native freshwater fish on fisheries biodiversity and biogeography in Kenya: A management perspective. Lakes & Reserv. 201719; 00: 1– 12. https://doi.org/10.1111/lre.12291
  23. Keyombe J., Obiero K., Waithaka E., Outa N., Donde O., Kyule D. (2020). Understanding selected growth aspects in Redbelly Tilapia, Coptodon zilli (Gervais) and Largemouth Bass, Micropterus salmoides (Lacepède) in Lake Naivasha, Kenya; Fisheries Management Perspective. Pan African Science Journal (Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology). Vol 1(1): 64-76. https://www.panafricajournal.com/index.php/announce/viewarticle/126
  24. Yilin S., Pei H., Dong T., Hui Q., Donde O.O., Huan W., Bangding X., Hailong W. (2018). Comparison of intestinal microbes in female and male Chinese concave‐eared frogs (Odorrana tormota) and effect of nematode infection on gut bacterial communities. Microbiology Open. https://doi.org/10.1002/mbo3.749
  25. Yilin S., Pei H., Qiang Y., Gang W., Jihui Z., Oscar Omondi Donde, Bangding X., Hailong W. (2019). High-Throughput Sequencing Analysis Reveals Correlations between Host Phylogeny, Gut Microbiota, and Habitat of Wild Frogs from a Mountainous Area. Copeia, 107(1):131-137 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1643/OT-18-040
  26. Donde, O. O., Ojwang O. W., Muia A. W and Wanga L. A. (2014). Bacterial abundance on the skin, gills an19d intestines of Cyprinus carpio in Lake Naivasha, Kenya: Implications for public health and fish quality. Lakes and Reservoirs: Research and management. http://doi.org/10.1111/lre.12050
  27. Donde O. O. (2017). Wastewater Management Techniques: A Review of Advancement on the Appropriate Wastewater Treatment Principles for Sustainability. Environmental Management and Sustainable Development. Vol 6. No 1. 40-58. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/emsd.v6i1.10137
  28. Ojwang, W. O., Obiero, K. O., Donde O. O., Gownaris, N., Pikitch, E. K., Omondi, R.., Mala J. O., Avery, S. T. (2017). Lake Turkana: World’s Largest Permanent Desert Lake (Kenya). In C. M. Finlayson, G. R. Milton, R. C. Prentice, & N. C. Davidson (Eds.), The Wetland Book: II: Distribution, Description and Conservation(pp. 1–20). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6173-5_254-2
  29. Rop K. Richard, Donde O. O., Muia A. Wairimu and Makindi S. Maingi (2016). Influence of rainfall intensity on faecal contamination in River Nyangores of Mara Basin, Kenya: An eco-health integrity perspective. Asian Jr. of Microbiol. Biotech. Env. Sc. Vol. 18, No. (2): 2016: 281-289.
  30. Donde O. O., Muia A.W., Shivoga W.A., Wanga L. A., Charles G. T. and Irena F. C. (2015). Faecal pollution and solar disinfection of community water sources within Lake Naivasha Basin, Kenya. Journal of Water, Sanitation and hygiene for Development. http://doi.org/10.2166/washdev.2015.150
  31. Rop K. R., Muia A. W., Makindi S. and Donde O. O. (2014). Changes in the densities of faecal and organic matter contaminants from upstream to downstream along Nyangores river of Mara Catchment, Kenya. Journal of Environmental Science and Water Resources. Volume 3(1): pp 015-25.
  32. Donde,O. O., Muia A., W., Shivoga A., W., Charles G. Trick and Irena F. Creed (2013). Faecal bacterial contamination of borehole water between points-of-access and points-of-use in Naivasha, Kenya; Public health implication. Egerton Journal of Science and Technology. Volume 13: pp 165-184. http://eujournal.egerton.ac.ke/index.php/egerjst/article/view/70
  33. Donde O. O., Muia A. W., Shivoga A. W. (2013). Temporal variation in densities of microbiological indicators of pollution in water sources within Naivasha Lake Basin, Kenya. Int. J. of Scientific and Technology Research. Volume 2 (10): pp 131-138.
CONFERENCES & INVITED PRESENTATIONS
  • Donde O. O., Malala J. O., Obiero K. O. and Werimo K. O (2017). Application of improved low energy cost fish solar drier technology for sustainable fisheries: A solution to post-harvest fish losses in a drought and famine tolerant remote villages of Lake Turkana, Kenya. Presented at TWAS/TYAN International Conference, 22nd – 24 th August 2017. Orthon Palace Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil http://www.abc.org.br/centenario/ IMG/pdf/4.oscar_donde.pdf
  • Kevin O. O., John O. M., Jacob O. O., Oscar D. and Ernest Y., (2017). The Nexus of Dam Construction, Oil Exploration, and Resource Use Conflicts: Vulnerability of Fishing Communities in Lake Turkana, Kenya. Presented at African Great Lakes Conference, 2nd -5 th May 2017. Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel, Entebe, Uganda. https://www.greatlakesofafrica.org/wp[1]content/uploads/2017/05/AGLC[1]pdf (page 17).
  • Donde O.O. and Muia A.W. (2015). Bacterial load on the skin, gills and intestines of Cyprinus carpio in Lake Naivasha, Kenya: Implications for Public Health and Fish Quality Presented at the 9th Egerton Univ. Internat. Conf.: Research and Expo. 25th– 27th March 2015. FEDCOS Egerton Univ, Kenya.
  • Wairimu A. Muia, Oscar O. Donde, William A. Shivoga, Charles G. Trick, Irena F. Creed (2013). Solar radiation disinfection of community water sources within Lake Naivasha Basin, Kenya. Presented at the 36th Water Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) International Conference at Egerton University, Kenya. 1st to 5 th July 2013.
  • Donde, O., O., Muia A., W., Shivoga A., W., (2012). Faecal bacterial pollution of borehole water between collection points and households within Naivasha, Kenya Presented at the 7 th Egerton University International Conference: Research and Expo. 26th – 28th September 2012. ARC Hotel, Egerton University, Kenya.
  • 2012 Oscar O. Donde, W. A. Muia, W. A. Shivoga, C. G. Trick, I. F. Creed (2012). Faecal pollution and solar disinfection of community water sources within Lake Naivasha Basin, Kenya. A Presented at the 9th Earth Day Colloquium of Centre for Environment and Sustainability, At Western University, Canada. 12th -13th April, 2012. www.uwo.ca/enviro/Colloquium/20127 |
  • Oscar O. Donde, Wairimu A. Muia, William A. Shivoga, Charles G. Trick, Irena F. Creed (2011). Faecal pollution and solar disinfection of community water sources within Lake Naivasha Basin, Kenya. Kenya. Presented at the 6th Egerton University International Conference: research and Expo. 21 st - 23rd September 2011. ARC Hotel, Egerton University, Kenya.
HONORS, PRIZE AND AWARDS
  • Won of 2017 TWAS-Elsevier Foundation Sustainability Case Studies Competition. https://twas.org/article/twas-elsevier-award-honours-sustainability-research (Best article under Energy sub-theme). Funded by The Elsevier Foundation
  • Awarded 2015-2019, CAS-TWAS President’s PhD Fellowship. Funding for PhD studies. Funded by CAS & TWAS
  • Awarded 2014 Core to core Program for Research and Academic Exchange- Asia-Africa Science Platform at Nagasaki University-Japan. Funded by Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS)
  • Awarded 2012 Graduate Research Exchange Program at Western University, Canada. Funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs & International Trade-Canada
  • Awarded 2010 Fellowship for short courses in Limnology at Egeron University, Kenya. Funded by the Austria Development Cooperation and UNESCO-IHE
TEACHING AREAS
  1. Environmental Microbiology
  2. Water, Saniation and Hygiene
  3. Water Quality
  4. Research Methods
POSTGRADUATE SUPERVISION
MASTERS LEVEL :
  1. ELIZABETH TAABU (Reg. No. NM15/14509/18. Thesis Title: Assessment of Environmental pollution potential by wastewater effluents from the salons in Njoro Sub-County, Kenya. (Status: On going)
  2. KORIR CHEPCHIRCHIR (Reg. No. NM15/12110/17). Thesis title: Assessment of open defecation status and its influence on prevalence of waterborne faecal contamination related diseases in Soin ward of, Kericho County, Kenya. (Status:  On going)
  3. WENDY JEMELI TIROP (Reg. No. MHSM/2018/22372). Theis Title: Assessment of the influence of quality maternal healthcare services on client satisfaction in Rongai Sub-County, Nakuru, Kenya. (Status: Thesis Submitted)
  4. BARTENA KIMOSOP SAMUEL (Reg. No. MHSM/2018/22271). Assessment of factors affecting implementation of community health strategy in Mogotio Sub-County, Baringo, Kenya.       (Status: Theis submitted).
  5. JACKLINE M SELVESTA (reg. No. MHSM/2018/22407). Thesis title: Assessment of health workforce preparedness for the implementation of universal health care coverage in Nakuru West Sub-County, Kenya. (Status: Thesis submitted)
  6. GERALD W. MAINA (Reg. No. MHSM/2018/31798). Theis title: Assessment of factors influencing access to primary health care services among physically challenged persons in Gilgil Sub-County of Nakuru County. (Status: On going)
REFEREES

Dr. Moses Esilaba (Ph.D.)

Senior Lecturer and Chair of the Department,

Department of Environmental Sciences,

Egerton University, P.O. Box 536, Egerton- Kenya.

Phone: +254 735427404

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Dr. Anastacia Wairimu Muia (PhD)

Senior Lecturer (Microbiology),

Department of Biological Sciences,

Egerton University, P.O. Box 536, Egerton- Kenya.

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Prof. Xiao Bangding (PhD)

Professor at The Institute of Hydrobiology,

Chinese Academy of Science, Wuhan 430072, People’s Republic of China.

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Prof. Ireena Creed

Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability,

University of Saskatchewan, Canada

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