School of Environment, Water and Natural Resources Management

Lecturer
Specialization: Aquatic Ecology

Contacts:  Tel.: +254-734–83 13 29 Email: akyalom@yahoo.com   

Education:

  • 2004–2009: University of Nairobi, Kenya, School of Biological Sciences. Ph.D in Marine Biology.
  • 1998-2000: Free university of Brussels, Belgium. M.Sc. in Ecological Marine Management (ECOMAMA).                    
  • 1992 to 1996:     University of Nairobi, Kenya, College of Biological and Physical Sciences. B.Sc. in Zoology and Botany.

Experience:

  • 2010 - Present: Lecturer in the  Department of Fisheries Management and Aquaculture Technology, South Eastern Kenya University, Kitui, Kenya
  • 2008 - 2010: Research Assistant in the Directorate of Research Management and Development, Ministry of Higher Education Science and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya
  • 2002-2004: Research Fellow; VLIR-IUC-UoN Project.
  • 1998: Teacher- Manyatta Secondary School

Conferences and Symposiums:

  • Meiofaunal recruitment in response to different food type additions to azoic sediments in a tropical mangrove: A field experiment. Sixth WOIMSA Scientific Symposium, 24th – 29th August 2009, St. Dennis, La Reunion.
  • Trends in Meiobenthic colonisation as an indicator of recovery of the benthic ecosystem in reforested Rhizophora mucronata mangroves in Gazi Bay, Kenya. Sixth WOIMSA Scientific Symposium, 24th – 29th August 2009, St. Dennis, La Reunion.
  • The Nematofauna of a restored Kenyan mangrove ecosystem: Spatial and Temporal variation. Sixth WOIMSA Scientific Symposium, 24th – 29th August 2009, St. Dennis, La Reunion.
  • Evidence of slow restoration of mangrove associated Macro-endofauna after reforestation of Rhizophora mucronata mangrove in Gazi Bay, Kenya. Sixth WOIMSA Scientific Symposium, 24th – 29th August 2009, St. Dennis, La Reunion.
  • Meiofaunal recruitment in response to different food type additions to azoic sediments in a tropical mangrove: A field experiment. Mangrove Macro benthos II Conference – Gold coast – Australia, June 2009.

Publications:

  1. Mutua, A.K., Mavuti, K.M., Daro, N and M. Tackx (2004): Spatial distribution of suspended particulate matter (SPM) in Mtwapa creek and Funzi bay, Kenya. Western Indian Journal of Marine Sciences, Vol. 3 (1). 29-36.
  2. Mutua, A.K., Muthumbi, A.K., Ntiba, J., Ngondi, D and A. Vanreusel (2011): Restoration of Benthic macro-endofauna after reforestation of Rhizophora mucronata Mangrove in Gazi bay, Kenya. WIOMSA Journal of Marine Sciences, Vol 10 (2). 39-49.
  3. Mutua, A.K (2009): Response of Benthic fauna to mangrove degradation and restoration in Gazi Bay – Kenya. PhD Thesis. University of Nairobi-Kenya. 294 pp.
  4. Mutua,A.K.,  A. Muthumbi, M. J. Ntiba, D. Ngondi and A. Vanreusel (2011): Restoration of Benthic macro-endofauna after reforestation of Rhizophora mucronata Mangrove in Gazi bay, Kenya. WIOMSA Journal of Marine Sciences, Vol 10 (2). 39-49.
  5. Mutua, A.K., A. Muthumbi, M. J. Ntiba, and A. Vanreusel (2014): Patterns of colonisation of meiobenthos as an indicator of recovery of reforested Rhizophora mucronata mangroves in Gazi Bay, Kenya.

Research Awards:

  • Response of benthic fauna to mangrove degradation and restoration in Gazi  Bay, Kenya. Funded by the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovations.
  • Impacts of open access to mangrove forests on benthic biodiversity (Funded  by VLIR – IUC - RIP Programme.