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DR. JOHN MOMANYI MIRONGA

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Senior Lecturer
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Faculty of Environment and Resources Development
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Geography
Biogeography
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SUMMARY

Dr. John Momanyi Mironga is a senior Lecturer of Biogeography at Egerton University. His areas of specialization include climate change, wetland ecology, and ecology of invasive species, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing in natural resource mapping. He is actively involved in research and in the past 10 years has won more than 10 research grants in the area of environmental management. Dr. Mironga has published many scientific papers in refereed journals and has also participated in seminars and workshops locally, regionally and internationally. His current area of interest is on the best use of GIS and Remote in studying implications of climate change on sustainable land management practices in developing countries.

Dr. Mironga completed his Doctor of Philosophy at Department of Geography, Egerton University and Master of Philosophy in Environmental Studies at Moi University, School of Environmental Studies, Division of Environmental Monitoring and Computerized Cartography.

Dr. Mironga, besides being a lecturer in Biogeography, has been proactively involved in developing the portfolio of programmes, seeking opportunities for new and modified programmes in response to changes in market demand and ensuring the visibility and recognition of the Faculty of Environment and Resources Development and the University in the national and international forums.

At the departmental level, Dr. Mironga actively participated in course(s) development/ curriculum development, new programs on Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Environment Impact Assessment/ Strategic Environmental Assessment, ecology of invasive species, climate change and pollution related studies in agriculture (implications of poor urban waste management on water resources, impact of human activities on the environment, poor quality waters management, climate change/climatic variability, yield forecasting, extreme episodic events), guided M.Sc. and PhD students on these aspects. Other responsibilities - Member of Faculty Consultancy Team meant to prepare and submit proposals through DVC (R and E), since 24th June 2011. Faculty Representative of Vision 2030 committee, Egerton University; an evaluator/vetting of all university Departments, faculties and/ or divisions performance contracts since 2008. Management Representative of ISO 14001: 2015 (Environmental Management System) and core Committee member working towards having Egerton University get certified by end of 2018. He is in charge of a team spearheading Asbestos removal from all buildings at Egerton University. Coordinator of GIS and Remote Sensing courses for Military Science Programme. Involved in developing E-Learning Content for RUFORUM and Egerton University.

He is a Member of the International Society for Development and Sustainability (ISDS) (Membership ID: M140924). ISDS is a Japan based international scientific and educational organization dedicated to promoting science and practice in all aspects of environmental, economic, social and cultural sustainability and Member of the International Society for Environmental Information Sciences (ISEIS). ISEIS is a non-profit and free-membership organization dedicated to development and applications of systems science and information technology for environmental applications. In addition he is Member of the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA- Kenya) (Membership ID: 6386). The Authority exercises general supervision and coordination over all matters relating to the environment and is the principal instrument of the Government of Kenya in the implementation of all policies relating to the environment, Gratis Member - Wetland Society, International and a registered Environmental Impact Assessment Expert in the capacity of a Lead Expert (with The National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA- Kenya). He is also a Lead Auditor/ Expert of Environmental Management Systems. Dr. Mironga is a Trainer of Trainers in Environmental Impact Assessment, GIS and Remote Sensing and Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS).

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

2008 : PhD, Geography - Egerton University, Kenya

1995: M.Phil., Environmental Monitoring and Computerized Cartography - Moi University, Kenya

1990: B.Sc, Forest Resources and Wildlife Management - Moi University, Kenya

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION
  • Wetland ecology
  • indigenous knowledge and environmental conservation
  • climate change and wetland degradation
  • GIS and resource conservation
  • on-farm conservation
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

2021: Crop Models and Remote Sensing for Water Management in Agricultural Systems.

2013: A Certificate of Environmental Management Systems as a Lead Auditor of ISO 1400: 2015

2012:  A Certificate in Implementation of Environmental Management Systems ISO 1400: 2015

2011: A Certificate Course in Conflict Management and Resolution in Forestry and Natural Resources

2005: A certificate of Environmental Impact Assessment  and Environmental Audit Lead Expert

2004: A Certificate of Research Methodology: Qualitative and Quantitative Studies

1998: A Certificate of Image Analysis and Remote Sensing Technologies.

1994: A Certificate of Environmental Impact Assessment

1987: A Certificate of National Youth Service Pre-University Training Programme

WORK EXPERIENCE
  • 2015 - Present: Senior lecturer, Department of Geography
  • 2013 – March, 2015: Dean, Faculty of Environment and Resource Development
  • 2005 - 2011: Lecturer, Department of Geography
  • 1997 - 2005: Assistant lecturer, Department of Geography
KEY PROJECTS
  • 2012- 2014: Assessment of the dynamics of land cover changes in Lake Naivasha Basin, Kenya (Egerton University, internal Research Funds)
  • 2005: Human Impact on Wetland Ecosystems and Its Implications on the Environment: A Case Study of Kisii District, Kenya (a project sponsored by International Foundation for Science).
  • 2005: Towards Rehabilitating Degraded wetlands in Kisii District: a project funded ( Egerton University, Internal Research Funds Research and Extension Division)
  • 2002: Causes and Consequences of Declining Indigenous Food Production in Kisii District (Rockefeller Foundation)
  • 2000: Environmental Implications of Infestation of Water Hyacinth in Lake Naivasha, Kenya. A project sponsored by (OSSREA, Addis Ababa)
  • 1999: Management and Monitoring of Lake Naivasha: A Remote Sensing and GIS Approach (Sponsored by Trapnel Fund, Oxford University).
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
  1. Mohamed Somoebana, Oscar Ayuya, John Mironga(2021).Marine Fishery Dependence, Poverty and Inequality Nexus along the Coastal Lowlands of Kenya. AIMS Journal Volume 3, Issue 2, 152–178.
  2. Ongaki A. Karania, Kyule N. Miriam, John M. Mironga(2021). Teaching Competence-Based Agriculture Subject In Primary Schools In Kenya: A Review Of Institutional Preparedness. International Journal of Education, Technology and Science1(1) (2021) 14–30
  3. Zachary G. Mainuri;John M. Mironga;Samuel M. Mwonga (2019). Land Use/Land Cover Changes in a Disturbed River Watershed Kenya. European Journal of Engineering and Formal Sciences Volume 3, Issue 2 PP (29 - 36)
  4. Fredrick M., James K., John M. Mironga.,Benard K., Mwita M., and Nicko K. (2019).Mangrove cover and cover change analysis in the transboundary area of Kenya and Tanzania during 1986 – 2016. Journal of Indian Ocean Region Volume 15 (157-176).
  5. Geoffrey W. Kinga, John M. Mironga,Wilfred O. Odadi (2018). Analysis of the spatial relationship between cattle and wild ungulates across different land-use systems in a tropical savanna landscape. International Journal of Ecology. 1 (2018) 1-12.
  6. Joseph O., Gilbert O. O., Phillip O. R., John M. Mironga,Kevin O. O. (2018).Spatio-Temporal Impacts of Lake Victoria Water Level Recession on the Fringing Nyando Wetland, Kenya, Wetlands Scientists (I) PP 1-13.
  7. Maiyo B. Toroitich, John M. Mironga and Edmond W. (2018).Agro-pastoralist Perceptions about the Impacts of Rainfall Variability on Livelihoods in the Lowlands of Marakwet West Sub-County, Kenya. Journal of Geography, Environment and Earth Science International.13(2): 1-10.
  8. Rebecca J., Edmond W., John M. Mironga (2018).Influence of Community Dependence on Forest Conservation in Maasai Mau Forest, Kenya. International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)Volume 7 Issue 11, PP (1108 - 1114).
  9. Joel R. Mayoyo,John M. Mironga, Bonface O. Manono (2017).Assessing Effects of Environmental Degradation on Socio-Economic Status of Households in Keiyan Division of Transmara Sub-County, Kenya. International Journal of Recent Research in Interdisciplinary Sciences (IJRRIS)  4, Issue 4, pp: (22-30).
  10. Otiso, C. M., Ondimu, K. N., Mironga, J. M. (2016).Identification of the Weather Shocks Associated With Rainfall in Kisii Central Sub County, Kisii County, Kenya. Journal ofEnvironmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology (IOSR-JESTFT) 10, 7 (I) PP 25-32. 
  11. Sylvia J. Toroitich,John M. Mironga,  Edmond W.(2016). Adaptation strategies employed by small-scale farmers to counter the effects of rainfall variability in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya.
  12. Joseph O., Gilbert O. O., Phillip O. R., John M. Mironga,Kevin O. O. (2016)Spatio-Temporal Impacts of Lake Victoria Water Level Recession on the Fringing Nyando Wetland, Kenya, Wetlands Scientists (I) PP 1-13.
  13. Otiso, C. M., Ondimu, K. N.,Mironga, J. M.(2016). Identification of the Weather Shocks Associated With Rainfall in Kisii Central Sub County, Kisii County, Kenya. Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology (IOSR-JESTFT) 10, 7 (I) PP 25-32.
  14. Maina K., Oyugi T.,John M. Mironga (2015).Household Unit Factors and Efficient Electricity Use: A Review of Households in Nakuru Town Housing Estates, International Journal of Economics, Finance and Management Sciences; 3(2): 68-77.
  15. Mironga, J. M. (2014) Lessons for Effective Management of Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia Crassipes (Mart.) Solms) in Kenya. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science 49(1) 118-126. 
  16. Mironga, J. M. and Jackline, S. (2014). An evaluation of water hyacinth control methods: A case study of Lake Naivasha, Kenya. JENRS 2(2) 59-80.
  17. Richard, O. O., Moturi, W. N., and John, M. M. (2014) Assessment of Tannery based Solid Wastes Management in Asili, Nairobi Kenya. International Journal for Quality Research 8(2) 227-238. 
  18. Bonventure, W. O. Mironga, J.M. and Benard, O. M. (2014). Top Quality management commitment towards implementation of total quality management (TQM) in construction Companies in Nakuru County-Kenya. International Journal of Economic, Finance and Management Sciences 2(6) 332-338.
  19. Kiula, N. S. Ondimu, K. N. and Mironga, J.M. (2014) Determinants of Low Birth Weight in Singida District, Tanzania. The African Resources Development Journal 1(1) 79-95.
  20. Richard O., Wegulo, F. N. Mironga, J. M. and Recha, C. W. (2014) Characterization of Rainfall Variability in Kwale County, Kenya. JENRS 2(2) 24-40.
  21. Atalista, C. N. Moturi, N. W., and Mironga, J. M. (2014). Assessment of the effects of jatropha curcas on food crop production in Kibwezi, Shimba Hilss and Bondo, Kenya. JENRS 2(2) 48-58.
  22. Kigen, Dennis K., M. W. Ochieno, John. O. Muoma1, William A. Shivoga, Martha Konje, Zedekiah Onyando, Benard C. Soi, Stanley M. Makindi, Philip M. Kisoyan and John M. Mironga (2014) Spatial Modeling of Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) growing areas in Kenyan Arid and Semi-Arid Lands Charles Elixir Remote Sensing 66 (2014) 20674-20678.
  23. Kiplangat, J. Mbelase, J., Mironga, J. M., kairo, J. M. and Ogendi, G. M. (2014). Cover change analysis of mangrove forest and surrounding land cover of Mtwapa Creek, Kenya. Elixir Remote Sensing 76 (2014) 28573.
  24. Koskei, E.C., Ondimu, K.N., Obwoyere, G.O. and Mironga, J.M. (2013), “Determinants of variation in households’ level of access to improved water sources and basic sanitation in Bomet municipality, Kenya”, International Journal of Development and Sustainability, Vol. 2 No. 2, pp. 1499-1512.
  25. Christopher O., Bockline O. B. and John Momanyi Mironga 2013. Fostering Change: Experiences of Innovation Systems at Egerton University pp 59-66 in: Changing Agricultural Education from within: lessons and challenges from the go4it programme ISBN: 978 94 6022 271 9 KIT Publishers (www.kitpublishers.nl)
  26. Mironga J. M., Mathooko, J. M., Onywere, S. M. 2012. The Effect of Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia Crassipes) Infestation on Physicochemical characteristics of Lake Naivasha, International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2(7) 103-114.
  27. Simon M. Onywere, John M. Mironga, Immaculate Simiyu 2012. Use of Remote Sensing Data in Evaluating the Extent of Anthropogenic Activities and their Impact on Lake Naivasha, Kenya The Open Environmental Engineering Journal 5, 9-18.
  28. Mironga J. M., Mathooko, J. M., Onywere, S. M. 2011. The Effect of Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia Crassipes) Infestation on Phytoplankton Productivity in Lake Naivasha
  29. Mironga J.M. 2011: Wetlands Ecosystems of Kisii, Kenya: Functions and Management, Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany. ISBN-13: 978-3-8443-2773-1 ISBN-10: 3844327738 EAN: 9783844327731
  30. Mironga J. M., Mathooko, J. M., Onywere, S. M. 2011. The Effect of Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia Crassipes) Infestation on Phytoplankton Productivity in Lake Naivasha and the Status of ControlJournal of Environmental Science and Engineering 5(2), 101-121. 
  31. Ayuya, O. I. Lagat, J. K., Mironga, J. M. 2011. Factors Influencing Potential Acceptance and Adoption of Clean Development Mechanism Projects: Case of Carbon Trade Tree Project among Small Scale Farmers in Njoro District, Kenya, Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences 3(3): 275-285, 2011
  32. Ayuya, O. I. Lagat, J. K., Mironga, J. M. 2011. Socioeconomic Factors Affecting Farmers Awareness of Clean Development Mechanism Projects: Case of Smallholder Forest Carbon Projects Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences 3(3): 275-285, 2011. 
  33. Mironga J. M. 2006. Degradation of Wetland Ecosystems and its Implications on the Environment: A Case Study of Kisii District, Western Kenya, Biodiversity Journal 6 (3) 1-12.
  34. Mironga J. M. 2005. Effect of Farming Practices on Wetlands of Kisii District, Kenya. Journal of Applied Ecology and Environmental Research (AEER) 3(2) 81-91.
  35. Mironga J. M. 2005. Conservation Attitudes among Wetland Users in Kisii District, Kenya. AJEAM 10, 12-25.
  36. Mironga J. M. 2005. The Management of Water Hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes, in Kenya. OSSREA Bulletin Vol. 1 No.3 20-30.
  37. Mironga J. M. 2004. Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing Technologies in the Management of Shallow Tropical Lakes. Journal of Applied Ecology and Environmental Research (AEER) 2(1) 83-105.
  38. Mironga J. M. 2004. Biodiversity Mapping in Kenya: the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Biodiversity 5 (3) 16-25.
  39. Mironga J. M. 2004. The Implications of Existing Land Tenure Systems on Land use and Natural Resource Management in Kenya. OSSREA Bulletin Vol. 1 No.2 33-39
  40. Mironga J. M. 2004. Biodiversity Conservation in Kenya: The Dilemma of Data Handling and Information Flow. OSSREA Bulletin Vol. 1 No.3 55-69.

 

Invited Peer Reviewed Book Chapters

  1. Christopher O., Bockline O. B. and John M. Mironga (2013). Fostering Change: Experiences of Innovation Systems at Egerton University pp 59-66 in: Changing Agricultural Education from within: lessons and challenges from the go4it programme  ISBN: 978 94 6022 271 9 KIT Publishers (kitpublishers.nl).
  2. Moturi, W. N., andJohn, M. Mironga (on-going). Managing Municipal Solid Waste  in Urban Areas in Africa

Text Books

  1. Mironga J.M.(2011).Wetlands Ecosystems of Kisii, Kenya: Functions and Management, Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany.  ISBN-13: 978-3-8443-2773-1 ISBN-10: 3844327738 EAN: 9783844327731

  Non-Refereed

  1. Mironga J.M.(2016).Assessment of the dynamics of land cover changes in Lake Naivasha Basin, Kenya. A Research Report submitted to Research and Extension Division, Egerton University. 
  2. Mironga J.M.(2008). The Effect of Road Infrastructure on Input Use and Farm Level Productivity in Nakuru District, Kenya. Unpublished PhD Dissertation, Egerton University,
  3. Mironga J.M.(2000).Environmental Implications of Infestation of Water Hyacinth in Lake Naivasha, Kenya.  A Research Report submitted to OSSREA, Addis Ababa.
  4. Mironga J.M.(1999).Management and Monitoring of Lake Naivasha: A Remote Sensing and GIS Approach: A Report submitted to Trapnel Fund for Research in Africa, Oxford University.
  5. Ondimu, N.and Mironga J.M. (2002). Causes and Consequences of Declining Indigenous Food Production in Kisii District (a joint research project report to Rockefeller Foundation).

Teaching Materials/Modules

  1. Mironga J.M.(2020).Remote Sensing. Online Module Developed for Egerton
  2. Mironga J.M.(2020).Environmental Impact Assessment. Online Module Developed for Egerton
  3. Mironga J.M.(2017).Emergency Management. Online Module Developed for Egerton University.
  4. Mironga J.M.(2008).Geographical Information Systems. A Degree Course in Military Science, Egerton University Press. ISBN 9966-838-22-70.
  5. Mironga J.M., Otieno, J. and S. Ojode,(2008).Fundamentals of Physical and Human Geography. A Degree Course in Military Science, Egerton University Press. ISBN 9966-838-22-71.
  6. Wegulo F., Mironga J.M.and Onywere, S. (1999). A Certificate Course in Military Science, Egerton University Press. ISBN 9966-838-22-8.
  7. Wegulo F., Mironga, J.M, Ojode, J. and Onywere, S. (2000).  A Diploma Course in Military Science.  Egerton University Press. ISBN 9966-838-26-0.
TEACHING AREAS

Undergraduate

  1. Biogeography
  2. Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  3. Environment and Resource Conservation
  4. Biogeography
  5. Environmental Pollution
  6. Geography of Resources
  7. Watershed Management
  8. Remote Sensing in Natural Resources
  9. Computer-Assisted Cartography
  10. Disaster Preparedness and Management
  11. Geography of Arid and Semi-Arid Lands Management
  12. Environmental Management: Principles and Practices
  13. Lake and Wetland Environments
  14. Impact Assessment for Resource Management/EIA

Postgraduate

  1. Geographic Information System
  2. Biogeography
  3. Spatial Analysis
  4. Geographic Thought
OTHER SOCIETIES
  1. Member: International Society for Development and Sustainability (ISDS) (Membership ID: M140924). ISDS is a Japan based international scientific and educational organization dedicated to promoting science and practice in all aspects of environmental, economic, social and cultural sustainability.
  2. Member: International Society for Environmental Information Sciences (ISEIS). ISEIS is a non-profit and free-membership organization dedicated to development and applications of systems science and information technology for environmental applications.
  3. Member: Member of the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA- Kenya) (Membership ID: 6386). The Authority exercises general supervision and coordination over all matters relating to the environment and is the principal instrument of the Government of Kenya in the implementation of all policies relating to the environment.
  4. Member: CODESRIA
  5. Member: Wetland International
  6. Member: Ecological Society of East Africa
REFEREES

Dr. Humphrey W. Obulinji

Chairman of Department

Department of Geography

P.O. Box 536 - 20115 EGERTON, KENYA

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Prof. Kennedy N. Ondimu

Coordinator, ISO Secretariat,

Egerton University

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Prof. Wilkister N. Moturi

Dean, Faculty of Environment and Resources Development

Egerton University

P.O. Box 536 - 20115 EGERTON, KENYA

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Simon M. Onywere

Director of the Directorate for Research Dissemination and Uptake 

Kenyatta University

PO Box 43844, Nairobi, Kenya

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