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Dr. Edwin Muchomba Kiria

Dr. Edwin Muchomba Kiria

Lecturer

Email: ekiria@chuka.ac.ke

Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Studies

Department of Environmental Studies and Resource Development

Biography

Teaching

Outputs

Research/PhD

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION
Wildlife Ecology and Resource Planning
WORK EXPERIENCE
June 2019 Lecturer, Chuka University
2013-2018: Teaching Assistant, Chuka University
2010-Present; Practicing Consultant and LEAD Expert
2011-2013 Lecturer-Kenya Water Institute
2009-2010: Private Service Provider/Consultant, Ministry of Water and Irrigation/MKEPP
July 2006-August 2007: Volunteer Research Scientist, Meru National Park
EDUCATION
PhD in Environmental Science, 2018, Chuka University
Masters in Environmental Studies (Planning & Management), 2002, Moi University
B.Sc. in Wildlife Management, 2006, Moi University
Peer Guidance and Counseling, Certificate, 2005, Moi University
Environmental Impact Assessment & Audit, Certificate, 2009, Moi University

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS
2010-2011: Effective Community Participation in land use Planning and Management of Wildlife Conservation Areas. A Case of Meru National Park
2013-2016: A Spatial Multi-Criteria Analysis of Land Use, Land Cover and Climate Changes on Wildlife Ecosystems Planning in Meru Conservation Area.
2019 (Ongoing): Effectiveness of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) as a tool for environmental planning, conservation and management in Kenya.
SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS
1. Kiria E, Magana, A & Njue, C (2019). Spatial-temporal changes in land use land cover and its impacts on wildlife conservation in Meru conservation area, Kenya. Asian Journal of Environment & Ecology. 10(3): 1-10, 2019; Article no.AJEE.51436
2. Kiria, E. (2018). Climate Variability and Its Impacts on Wildlife Ecosystems: A Study of Meru Conservation Area, Kenya. Journal of Natural Sciences Research ISSN 2224-3186 (Paper) ISSN 2225- 0921 (Online) 8, No.16, 2018. www.iiste.org
3. Kiria, E & Magana, A. (2018). Adaptation Strategies for Climate Change by Wildlife Managers and Communities in Meru Conservation Area, Kenya. International Journal of Agriculture, Environment and Bioresearch Vol. 3, No. 01; 2018 ISSN: 2456-8643. www.ijaeb.org
4. Kiria E, Ayonga, J & Ipara, H (2014). Effective Community Participation in land Use Planning and Management of Wildlife Conservation Areas. Journal of Natural Sciences Research. ISSN 2224-3186 (Paper) ISSN 2225-0921 (Online) Vol.4, No.20, 2014 www.iiste.org

POSTGRADUATE SUPERVISED TOPICS
Evaluating the Feeding Ecology of Natural and Reintroduced Groups of the Mount Kenya Guereza (Colobus guerezakikuyuensis)
RESEARCH INTEREST
Land Use and Climate Change, Wildlife Population Dynamics, Environment and Resource planning

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