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Justin Mugendi Njeru

Justin Mugendi Njeru

 Lecturer

Email: jnjeru@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 Management
WORK EXPERIENCE
June 2019-Present: Lecturer, Chuka University
January 2016 to March 2019: Assistant Lecturer
2014-2015: Part-time Tutor, Maasai Mara University
2012-2015: Part-time Tutor, Department of Wildlife Management, University of Eldoret
EDUCATION
Ph.D. Conservation Biology (on-going)
Master of Science in Wildlife Management, University of Eldoret
B.Sc. in Wildlife Management, Moi University
KCSE, Chuka High School
KCPE, Muraga Primary School

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS
June 2019-Present: Habitat Correlates of Two Reintroduced Sympatric Rhino Species: Black Rhino (Diceros bicornis) and White Rhino (Ceratotherium simum) in Meru National Park Rhino Sanctuary, Kenya
2015 to present: Determination of effectiveness of local community participation in Conservation of Eastern Block of the Mount Kenya Forest
2013 to 2015: The potential wildlife Parasites as Bio-indicators of Habitat Stress in Southern Kenya
2008-2009: Prevalence, and intensity of gastrointestinal parasites Hirola (Beatragus hunteri) and livestock in Southern Kenya.
SCHOLALRLY PUBLICATIONS
1. Njeru, JM and Mutuku, MK (2018). Diversity and Local Community Knowledge on Butterflies: A Case Study of Kiang’ondu Montane zone of Mt Kenya Forest International Journal of Environmental Science. Vol 7(4): 125-133
2. Ojera, F.A. and Njeru, J.M. (2018). Herpetofaunal Abundance and Local Community Perception of The Species In Kakunga-Mukangu Region Of The Kakamega Forest National Reserve, Kenya. Journal of Environmental Sustainability Advancement Research. (4):93-101
3. Njeru, JM and Lemein, BL (2019). Aspects of human dimensions in large carnivore conservation in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. 6th International Conference 6th – 8th October, 2019, Chuka.
4. Kamau, EW and Njeru, JM (2017). Effectiveness of compensation in reducing human-wildlife conflicts in Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. 4th International Conference 18th – 20th October, 2017.
5. Njeru JM, Edward Kariuki, Andanje, S A, Wahungu G M, and Wanjala P M (2014). Prevalence, and intensity of gastrointestinal parasites Hirola (Beatragus hunteri) and livestock in Southern Kenya. African Journal of Education, Science and Technology. 1(3): 175-184.
6. Njeru JM, Andanje, S A, Wahungu G M, and Wanjala P M (2016). Spatial and Demographic factors influencing gastrointestinal factors of the critically endangered Hirola (Beatragus hunteri) at the HirolaLivestock Interface in Southern Kenya. Journal of Natural Sciences Research. http://www.iiste.org Accepted on 17/11/2016
7. Njeru JM, B.C. Soi, Andanje, S A, Wahungu G M, and Wanjala P M (2014). Coprological analysis of the gastrointestinal parasites of the Hunter’s antelope in Southern Kenya. 1st International Conference, 11th – 14th November 2014- Maasai Mara University, Narok, Kenya.

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Wildlife-habitat relationships, parasites and wildlife health, ecology of endangered species

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