School of Agriculture,Enviroment,Water and Natural Resources

Dr Sonnia Musyoka sekuLecturer (Head of Department)
Department - Hydrology and Aquatic Sciences
Primary Discipline: Aquaculture, Aquatic Sciences, Fisheries

Degrees Awarded: [Note: List highest degree awarded first]

  1. PhD in Natural Resources and Life Sciences - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Austria (2017 - 2020)
  2. MSc. Water and Coastal Management - University of Cadiz, Spain. (2012-2014)
  3. MSc. Environmental assessment and Management - Bologna University, Italy (2012-2013)
  4. BSc. Fisheries - Moi University (2001-2005)

Postgraduate Short Courses:

  1. Project Management Alison, Online Ongoing
  2. Responsible aquaculture Wagenigen University. Netherlands 2016
  3. Predoctoral training Vrije University Amsterdam, Netherlands 2016
  4. Research and Action: The politics and practices of participation in the water sector. Western Capetown University. South Africa 2015
  5. Marine Conservation Duke University, USA 2015
  6. Value Chain Management Bukura Agricultural College, Kenya. 2015
  7. Introduction to the Natural Capital Project Approach Stanford University, USA 2014
  8. Integrated tools to Determine Environmental Quality University of Cadiz, Spain 2013
  9. Aquatic Processes and Applications UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands 2012
  10. Aquaculture Production and Management Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel 2012

Awards

  1. 2017-2020; Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education & Research (OeAD-GmbH) Ph.D. scholarship
  2. 2019; Elsevier Foundation African women workshop scholarship
  3. 2018; Euro science open forum scholarship- France
  4. 2019; The Netherlands Fellowship programs, Tailor-Made Training program - Makueni, Kenya
  5. 2016; The Netherlands Fellowship programs, Tailor-Made Training program, - Machakos, Kenya
  6. 2016; The Netherlands Fellowship programs, Short course, Wageningen University- Netherlands
  7. 2016; The Netherlands Fellowship programs, Short course, Vrije University – Netherlands
  8. 2015; The Netherlands Fellowship programs, Short course - South Africa
  9. 2015; Marine Conservation fellowship – Duke University, USA
  10. 2012-2014; Erasmus Mundus joint master’s scholarship, Italy and Spain.
  11. 2012; The Netherlands Fellowship Programs, Short course - UNESCO-IHE
  12. 2012; Israel MASHAV Scholarship
  13. 2001; Kenya Governments University Scholarship

Recognitions

  1. July, 2021: Nominated the “Personality of the year” by Eastern Talanta Awards due to my continued contribution towards environmental conservation.
  2. June, 2019: Recognition award by National Environmental Management Authority to Kibwezi Wellwishers. Kenya

Current Professional/Scientific Interests, Memberships, and Activities:

  1. Member, Organization of Women in Science and development
  2. Member, Africa Women in Science
  3. Member, Global Options and Linkages
  4. Paid Member, British Ecological Society
  5. Paid Member, The Ecosystem Services Partnership
  6. Paid Member, West Indian Ocean Scientific Association
  7. Life Member, Kenya Red Cross
  8. Member, Aquaculture Association of Kenya

Research, Scholarly, Professional and Scientific Activities

  1. Musyoka S. N.,Rita N. (2021). Application of vermicompost fertilizer in aquaculture nutrition. Book chapter accepted by IntechOpen
  2. Rita N. Nairuti, Musyoka S. N., Mourine J. Yegon, Mary A. Opiyo (2021). Utilization of black soldier fly (H. illucens L.) larvae as a protein source for fish feed – a review. Accepted by the Journal of Aquaculture Studies.
  3. Musyoka S. N., Rita Nairuti (2021). Application of vermicompost fertilizer in aquaculture nutrition. Book chapter Submitted at IntechOpen.
  4. Musyoka, S. N., Liti, D. M., Ogello, E., Meulbroek P. & Waidbacher, H. (2020). Using Earthworm, Eisenia fetida, to Bio-convert Agro-industrial Wastes for Aquaculture Nutrition. BioResources 15(1): 574-587
  5. Musyoka, S. N., Liti, D. M., Ogello, E., & Waidbacher, H. (2019). Utilization of the earthworm, Eisenia fetida (Savigny, 1826) as an alternative protein source in fish feeds processing: A review. Aquac. Res. 50. 2301-2315. DOI: 10.1111/are.14091
  6. Musyoka, S. N., Liti, D. M., Ogello, E., Meulbroek P. & Waidbacher, H. Earthworm, Eisenia fetida bedding as potential cheap fishmeal replacement ingredient for semi-intensive farming of Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus. Aquaculture research. 00, 1-10
  7. Musyoka, S. N., Liti, D. M., Ogello, E., Meulbroek P. & Waidbacher, H. Physicochemical properties of the agro-industrial wastes with the potential of culturing earthworm, Eisenia fetida and improving aquaculture nutrition. Journal of Bioresources 7(1): 1 - 10 (2020)
  8. Musyoka, S. N. and Mutia, G. M. (2016). The Status of Fish Farming Development in Arid and Semi-Arid Counties of Kenya: Case Study of Makueni County. European Journal of Physical and Agricultural Sciences Vol. 4 No. 3, 2016
  9. Musyoka, S. N. and Vallejo, I. (2016). Types and Mechanisms of Microbial Bioremediation. Journal of Advanced Scientific and Technical Research 5(6).
  10. Musyoka, S. N. (2016). Concept of microbial bioremediation in Aquaculture. International Journal of Advanced Scientific and Technical Research 5;6.

Contacts
smusyoka@seku.ac.ke
+254722477824


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