Staff

Daniel Korir, MSc, Veterinarian

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Brought up in tropical Africa where animal production has remained low despite genetic and disease control efforts, Daniels’s motivation is developing his career in resilient animal production in climatically changing ecosystems. Short CV here..
David Pelster, Dr, Soil Scientist

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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….

Francis Njenga, Technical Officer

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Francis has a longterm experience in running an analytical soil lab (previously at CIAT). His expertise is in C/N analysis, soil texture analysis and general biogeochemical lab analysis.
George Wanyama, Chemical Analyst

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George is with Mazingira since its very beginning and helped significantly setting up instrument. At the moment he is responsible for our gas lab while supporting the team in all technical related issues.
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.
Ibrahim Wanyama, PhD candidate

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Ibrahim is a PhD student at ILRI working on assessment of impact of land-use change and management in agricultural landscapes on greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes from soils in East Africa. Laboratory incubation of intact soil cores and static chamber approaches for measurements of GHG emissions are employed in the study. Short CV here…
Jane Gitonge, MSc student (CLIFF fellow)

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Jane succesfully applied for CCAFS CLIFF fellowship in 2016 and is currently quantifying greenhouse gas emissions from different rice management systems near Mt. Kenya.
Jesse Gakige, PhD candidate

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Jesse’ research focuses on the detailed understanding of animal nutrition and feed science in livestock systems, mainly focusing on the smallholder dairy sector.

 He is also motivated to train smallholder dairy farmers in animal nutrition and assist them learn and adopt new technologies in the dairy sector.

Short CV here…

Jesse Owino, PhD candidate

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Jesse is currently working within our IFAD funded “Greening livestock” project in Nandi county. Besides other tasks he studies the influence of the management system applied in smallholder farms on manure GHG emissions.
John Goopy, Dr, Animal Nutrition Scientist

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John’s research focused on on the detailed understanding of animal nutrition and feed science in livestock systems. Currently, he not only trains smallholder dairy farmers in animal nutrition and assist them learn and adopt new technologies in the dairy sector  but also mentors students within the Mazingira Centre working on animal greenhouse gas emissions, nitrogen cycling with the animals and much more.

Short CV here…

Joseph Macharia, PhD candidate (CLIFF fellow

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Jospeh succesfully applied for CCAFS CLIFF fellowship in 2016 and is currently quantifying greenhouse gas emissions from differently fertilized maize fields in Embu county.
Klaus Butterbach-Bahl, Prof Dr, Biogeochemist

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Klaus’s research interests are understanding the feedbacks of global environmental changes on terrestrial ecosystems and biosphere-atmosphere-exchange of environmental important trace substances (N2O, NOx, CH4, CO2), the identification and characterisation of microbial processes involved in N- and C-trace gas production and consumption as well as process oriented modelling of carbon/ nitrogen turnover in terrestrial ecosystems and the calculation of emission inventories of biogenic trace substances on regional and global scales.

 

Lutz Merbold, Dr, Biogeochemist, Head of Mazingire Centre

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Lutz research focuses on the detailed understanding of greenhouse gas (GHG) exchange in ecosystems worldwide, including wetlands, woodlands, forests, savannas, grasslands and livestock systems.

Short CV here…

 

Paul Mutuo, Techical Officer

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Paul has significant experience in working with gas chromatographs (>7 years, previously at ICRAF). He is currently responsible for our gas and wet lab.

Peter Kirui, MSc student

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Peter is one of our MSc students whom work within the IFAD funded “Greening Livestock” project in Bomet county. His research focuses on quantifying enteric methane emission in livestock using IPCC guidelines for Tier 2 method.
Peter Mosongo, PhD candidate (external)

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Peter is currently aiming at gaining a PhD jointly with the Chinese Academy of Sciences on GHG emissions from agriculture in Kenya.
Phyllis Wanjugu Ndungu, MSc Student

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Phyllis’s research focuses on quantifying enteric methane emission in livestock using IPCC guidelines for Tier 2 method. Phyllis is working within our IFAD funded project “Greening livestock”.

Short CV here…

Stanley Mwangi, Office assistant

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Stanley is supporting the lab by managing our workshop and ensuring the performance of the two biodigesters we were recently donated with by the Kenya Biogas Program and SNV.

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…

Victoria Carbonell, PhD candidate 

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Victoria’s research aims to investigate the effect of different management strategies on greenhouse gases (GHG) and ammonia emissions from livestock systems in arid-semi arid regions in Kenya.

Short CV here…

 

Yuhao Zhu, PhD candidate 

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 Short CV here….