Alumni

 

Andrew Mbithi, MSc student 

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Andrew’s research focuses on the detailed understanding of precision feeding of animals. This involves the determination of the right amount of feed which will lead to efficient utilization of the nutrients with minimal excretion to the environment. Short CV here….
Asep Ali, PhD fellow, now Kassel University, Germany

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David Pelster, Dr, Soil Scientist, now with Agrifood Canada

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David’s research focuses on the detailed understanding of nitrogen cycling (including greenhouse gas (GHG) exchange) in a variety of ecosystems such as forests, grasslands, cropping systems (both large and smallholder farms) and livestock systems.

Short CV here….

Herman Kirui, MSc student

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Herman is one of our MSc students whom work within the IFAD funded “Greening Livestock” project in Bomet county.
Hillary Rotich, MSc student, University of Nairobi, now in Poland

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Hillarys research focus is to provide outstanding and exemplary leadership in the field of Environmental conservation, climate change issues (main interest in the influence of different grazing lands management on the emissions of GHG and vegetation dynamics) and to change the lives of people by providing long lasting solutions to challenges of poverty, environmental degradation, biodiversity conservation and changing climatic patterns. Short CV here…

Leonard Pfaff, BSc student (Freiburg University)

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Leonard research focuses on the quantification of greenhouse gas emissions from storage of manure and bioslurry.
Shade Akinsete, Dr. (CIRCLE fellow), now in Nigeria

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Shade’s research interests includes: soil carbon sequestration and climate change, with specific interest in carbon sequestration in different land use types and greenhouse gas emissions; monitoring and assessment of contaminants (heavy metals and total hydrocarbons) in urban and peri-urban soils, particularly in developing countries. Short CV here…

 

Shimels Eshete Wassie, PhD fellow, now at University of Hohenheim, Germany

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Shimels research interest primarily focuses on understanding different aspect of ruminant nutrition in the Tropics especially evaluating effects of feeding tropical feedstuffs on nutrient digestion, ruminal microbial activity, protein metabolism, nutrient partitioning. Short CV here…
Steven Okoth Owuor, PhD candidate 

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Steven is a graduate fellow working on a project which focuses on understanding how land use and land cover changes affect groundwater recharge. The adverse effects of land use and land cover alter catchment hydrology as well as recharge of groundwater.

Short CV here…

 

Suzanne Jacobs, Dr, now Postdoctoral fellow University of Giessen, Germany

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Suzanne’s work is on identifying the impact of land use on water resources in the South-West Mau, Kenya, comparing (natural) tropical montane forest with smallholder agriculture and commercial tea plantations. The aim is to understand how hydrological and biogeochemical cycling in this area are affected by land use, and more specifically, what the effect is on water quality and quantity – a very important question in an area under pressure of population growth and climate/land use change, where a lot of people depend on surface water as major water source. Her background is a lot broader than just hydrology. I am also interested in topics like forest management, eco(hydro)logy, conservation and climate change. Therefore I enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary team and learning from the work of my colleagues.