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Prof. Andrew Wamalwa Yasindi

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Associate Professor
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Division / Faculty
Faculty of Science
Directorate / Dept
Biological Science
Zoology
Address
Box 536, Egerton
WORK EXPERIENCE
  • September, 2014 – September, 2017: Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, Egerton University
  • November, 2013 – To date: Associate Professor in Dept. of Zoology, Egerton University
  • July, 2007 – October, 2013: Senior Lecturer in Dept. of Zoology, Egerton University
  • June, 1997 – June, 2007: Lecturer in Dept. of Zoology, Egerton University
  • March, 1995 – May, 19: Assistant Lecturer in Dept. of Zoology, Egerton University
  • Aug., 1992 – Feb., 1999: Teaching Assistant in Dept. of Biology, University of Guelph, Canada
  • July, 1991 – Aug., 1992: Teaching Assistant in Dept. of Biology, Egerton University
  • Aug., 1982 – June, 1991: Demonstrator in Biology, Dept. of Biology, Egerton University
  • May, 1978 – July, 1982: Teacher and Head of Science in Kibuk Girls High School, Bungoma County
KEY PROJECTS
  • 2008 to 2010: The Arthrospira project on Lakes Nakuru and Bogoria by researchers from University of Viena and Egerton University.
RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Aquatic Ecology, especially Aquatic food webs and the role of protozoa, zooplankton and fish.
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
  1. Muteti, K. M., Lokuruka M. N. I. and Yasindi A. W. (2020) Nutrient content of on-farm formulated Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) feeds: Implications for the aquaculture industry in Kenya. African Journal of food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, 20 (4): 16127 – 16143. http://ajfand.net/AJFAND/copyrightstatement.html
  2. Yasindi, A. W. and Taylor, W. D. (2020) Predation on planktonic ciliates in Kenyan soda lakes. Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management, 23:1, 93-102,https://doi.org/10.1080/14634988.2020.1735230 
  3. Akidiva, A. A., Yasindi, A. W. and Kitaka, N. (2020b) Proximate evaluation of redworms (Eisenia foetida) as an alternative protein ingredient to fish meal. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies, 8 (4): 201 – 205. http://www.fisheriesjournal.com/archives/2020/vol8issue4/PartC/8-4-18-509.pdf
  4. Akidiva, A. A., Yasindi, A. W. and Kitaka, N. (2020a) Influence of greenhouse technology on selected pond water quality parameters and growth performance of Nile tilapia in high altitude areas. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies, 8 (4): 142 – 147.https://www.fisheriesjournal.com/archives/2020/vol8issue4/PartB/8-4-8-945.pdf
  5. Muteti, K. M., Lokuruka M. N. I. and Yasindi A. W. (2019) Socio-economic Factors influencing Nile Tilapia Aquaculture in Kenya. Journal of Food and Nutritional Sciences Research, 1: 41 – 50. https://doi.org/10.37512/200
  6. Medhanit, M. M., Njiru. J. and Yasindi, A. W. (2017) Feeding pattern and size at first maturity (Lm50) of the exotic African catfish Clarias gariepinus (Clariidae) in Lake Naivasha, Kenya. African Journal of Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/aje.12438. 1 – 4. https://doi.org/10.1111/aje.12438
  7. Keyombe, J. L., Yasindi, A. W. and Oyugi, D. O. (2017) Comparative assessment of diet and condition factor of Cyprinus carpio and Oreochromis leucostictus in Lake Naivasha, Kenya. International Journal of Aquatic Biology, 5 (3): 228 – 235. https://doi.org/10.22034/ijab.v5i3.265
  8. Yasindi, A. W. and Taylor, W. D. (2016) The Protozoa of soda Lakes of East Africa. In: Soda lakes of East Africa, Michael Schagerl (ed.). Pp. 179-204. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28622-8
  9. Burian, A., Schagerl, M., Yasindi, A., Singer, G., Kaggwa, M. N. and Winder, M. (2016) Benthic‐pelagic coupling drives non‐seasonal zooplankton blooms and restructures energy flows in shallow tropical lakes. Limnology and Oceanography, https://doi.org/10.1002/lno.10241
  10. Rindoria, N. M., Mungai, L. K., Yasindi, A. W. and Otachi, E. O. (2015) Gill monogeneans of Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758) and Oreochromis leucostictus (Trewavas, 1933) in Lake Naivasha, Kenya. Parasitology Research, DOI 10.1007/s00436-015-4883-3. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00436-015-4883-3
  11. Aera, C. N., Migiro, K. E., Ogello, E. O., Githuka, C. M., Yasindi, A. W., Outa, N. And Munguti, J. M. (2014) Length-Weight relationship and Condition factor of Common carp, Cyprinus carpio in Lake Naivasha, Kenya. International Journal of Current Research, 6 (9): 8286-8292.
  12. Omondi, R., Yasindi, A. W. and Magana, A. M. (2014) Diel vertical distribution of Zooplankton in Lake Baringo, Kenya. Journal of Life Sciences, 5: 447-460.
  13. Burian, A., Kainz, M. J., Schagerl, M. and Yasindi, A. W. (2014) Species-specific separation of lake plankton reveals divergent food assimilation patterns in rotifers. Freshwater Biology Doi:10.1111/fwb.12345. https://doi.org/10.1111/fwb.12345
  14. Omondi, R., Yasindi, A. W. and Magana A. M. (2013) Food and Feeding habits of three main fish species in Lake Baringo. Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment 5 (9): 224 – 230. For more details click here
  15. Ong’ondo, G.O., Yasindi, A. W., Oduor, S. O., Jost, S., Schagerl, M., Sonntag, P. and Boenigk, J. (2013) Ecology and community structure of ciliated protists in two alkaline-saline Rift Valley lakes in Kenya with special emphasis on Frontonia sp. Journal of Plankton Research 0 (0): 1 – 13. https://doi.org/10.1093/plankt/fbt044
  16. Burian, A., Kaggwa, M., Schagerl, M. and Yasindi, A. W. (2012) Microzooplankton feeding behaviour: grazing on the microbial and the classical food web of African soda lakes. Hydrobiologia. DO1 10. 1007/s10750-012-1023-2.
  17. Omondi, R., Yasindi, A. W. and Magana A. (2011) Effects of abiotic and Biotic factors on Zooplankton community in Lake Baringo, Kenya. Egerton Journal Science and Technology 11: 29-50.
  18. Chepkiyeng, J., Odour, S. O., and Yasindi, A. W. (2010) Influence of water level fluctuations on the physico-chemical parameters and plankton composition and abundance in Lake Nakuru, Kenya. Egerton J ournal of Science and Technology 10: 85 – 106.
  19. Yasindi, A. W., Taylor, W. D. and Lynn, D. H. (2007) The community composition and biomass of pelagic ciliated protozoa in East African lakes. African Journal of Aquatic Science 32(2): 175 – 183.For more details click here
  20. Yasindi, A. W. and Taylor, W. D. (2006) The trophic position of planktonic ciliate populations in the food webs of some East African lakes. African Journal of Aquatic Science 31(1): 53 – 62. https://doi.org/10.2989/16085910609503871
  21. Yasindi, A. W. and Taylor, W. D. (2003) Abundance, biomass and estimated production of planktonic ciliates in Lakes Victoria and Malawi. Journal of Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management 6(3): 286 – 297. https://doi.org/10.1080/14634980301496
  22. Yasindi, A. W., Lynn, D. H. and Taylor, W. D. (2002) Ciliated protozoa in Lake Nakuru, a shallow alkaline-saline lake in Kenya: seasonal variation, estimated production, and role in the food web. Archives of. Hydrobiologia 154: 311 – 325. https://doi.org/10.1127/archiv-hydrobiol/154/2002/311
  23. Yasindi, A. W. (1995) The ecology of ciliated protozoa in an alkaline-saline Lake, Lake Nakuru, Kenya. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. http://erepository.uonbi.ac.ke:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/24626
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CONFERENCES & INVITED PRESENTATIONS
  • June, 1994 Attended, participated and awarded a certificate in a workshop on setting up and management of NGOs by the Ontario Africa Working Group (OAWG), Canada.
  • September, 1995 Attended, participated and awarded a certificate in the Tropical River-Ecology Initiative workshop at Egerton University, Kenya.
  • July, 1998 Attended and awarded a certificate in boat maintenance and operation at the Canadian Centre of Inland Waters (CCIW), Ontario, Canada, 1998.
  • February, 2002 Attended and presented a paper at the International Symposium on “Comparing Great Lakes of the World (GLOW III) at Arusha, Tanzania.
  • October 31 to November, 2005 Attended and presented a paper at the 11th World Lake Conference in Nairobi, Kenya.
  •  March 20-22, 2006 Facilitator in Pedagogy workshop for Egerton University Academic staff held in FASS theatre, Egerton University.
  • 2010 - 2011 Reviewed curriculum for B.ED Science at the Commission of University Education.
  • February, 2012 Attended and awarded a certificate in Pedagogy workshop on Quality Assurance, Reflective Practice, Student-centred Learning & Assessment in Higher Education organised by LWE programme, Egerton University in Naivasha, Kenya.
  • July 25-27, 2012 Participated as a Trainer in Research Proposal Writing Training Workshop organised by Kenya DAAD Scholars Association in Collabration with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and National Council for Science and Technology (NCST) in Moi University, Kenya.
  • October 2-4, 2012 Participated and awarded a certificate in the Research management Training Programme by African SNOWS in Nakuru, Kenya.
HONORS, PRIZE AND AWARDS
  • 1992 to 1995 Awarded the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) scholarship to study for Master of Science degree at the University of Guelph, Canada.
  • 1997 to 2001 Awarded a Canadian Commonwealth scholarship to study for Ph.D at the University of Waterloo, Canada.
  • 1999 to 2000 Awarded the Rockefeller African Internship Award for research on, “The ecology of ciliates in three East African rift valley lakes, Lakes Naivasha, Sonachi and Elmenteita, Kenya”.
  • 2011/2012 Egerton University Lecturer of the year award
  • 2012/2013 Awarded by Egerton University management for my role in making Egerton University a world class university
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POSTGRADUATE SUPERVISION
MASTERS LEVEL :
  1. Ong'ondo, Geoffrey Odhiambo, M.Sc.The Ecology of ciliated protists and intra-specific variation of Frontonia sp. In two saline – alkaline Rift Valley lakes in Kenya. Graduated April, 2009
  2. Burian, Alfred, M.Sc. Zooplankton dynamics of two alkaline-Saline lakes in the Kenyan Rift Valley. Graduated June, 2010
  3. Jemutai, Chepkiyeng Judith, M.Sc. Influence of Water level fluctuations on the physico-chemical properties and plankton communities structure in Lake Nakuru. Graduated March, 2012
  4. Rindoria, Nehemiah Mogoi, M.Sc. Morphometric Analysis of Monogenean parasites of cichlid and cyprinid fish in Lake Naivasha, Kenya. Graduated June, 2016. http://41.89.96.81:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/1887
  5. Meri, Medhanit Meseret, M.Sc. Feeding Habit, Fecundity and other Biological aspects of the African Catfish, Clarias gariepinus (Clariidae) in Lake Naivasha, Kenya. Graduated June, 2016. http://41.89.96.81:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/1496
  6. Muteti, Kaingu Martha, M.Sc. Suitability of on-farm formulated feeds and pond characteristics for Nile Tilapia Production in Semi-intensive culture in selected farms of Rift Valley Region, Kenya. Graduated June, 2017. http://41.89.96.81:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/1582
  7. Atalitsa, Keyombe JamesLast, M.Sc. Comparative assessment of feeding and reproductive ecology of the fish Oreochromis niloticus and Cyprinus carpio in Lake Naivasha, Kenya. Graduated December, 2017. http://41.89.96.81:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/2045
  8. Akidiva, Amuyunzu Alex, M.Sc. Suitability of redworms (Eisenia foetida ) as protein ingredient of fish feeds for Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus) in greenhouse and open-pond Aquaculture systems. Continuing.
  9. Meremo, Mwakio Tabitha, M.Sc. Dynamics of Zooplankton-Juvenile fish Interactions at the littoral zones of Lake Victoria, Kenya. Continuing.
PhD. LEVEL :
  1. Omondi, Reuben, Ph.D. Effects of Abiotic and Biotic Factors on the Zooplankton Community in Lake Baringo, Kenya. Graduated December 2014. http://41.89.96.81:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/2000
OTHER SOCIETIES
  • 1993 - 1995 Member of the International Society of Protozoologists.
  • 2005 to date Member of the East African Water Association

 

 

REFEREES

Prof. Jude M. Mathooko, Ph.D,

Management University of Africa

P.O Box 29677, NAIROBI, Kenya.

 

Prof. William D. Taylor, Ph.D,

Department of Biology, University of Waterloo,

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3G1. wdtaylor@sciborg. uwaterloo.ca

 

Prof. Adiel M. Magana, Ph.D,

Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology, Chuka University,

P.O Box 109 - 60400, CHUKA, Kenya. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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