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Title/Name:

Dr. Manono, Bonface Ombasa

Position(s)

Lecturer and Chairman, Department of Environmental Science and Technology

School/Department/ Institute

School of Environment and Natural Resource Management

Primary Discipline:

Ecology

Degrees

Degrees Awarded: [Note: List highest degree awarded first]

  • PhD, University of Otago, New Zealand, 2014    
  • MSc, University of the West of Scotland, UK, 2009
  • BSc, Maseno University, 2001.

Other Credentials/Recognitions & Awards

Other credentials currently held or training completed:
  • PGDE, Egerton University (2007)

Current Professional/Scientific Interests, Memberships, and Activities:

  • Kenya National Environmental and Management Authority (Lead EIA/Audit Expert).
  • Member New Zealand Society of Soil Sciences.
  • Teachers service Commission of Kenya.
  • Former member of the Chartered Institute of Waste Managers (UK).

Research, Scholarly, Professional and Scientific Activities

  • I am an ecologist with a background in biology and environmental science. I am interested in environmental sustainability research, specifically issues relating to waste management, agriculture and food. I have a passion of promoting sound environmental management and policy formation in an inclusive bottom up approach to find solutions to land and natural resource challenges.
  • [No of articles in peer refereed Journals /publications/books/book chapters] - 12
  • Manono B. O. (2016). Carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and methane emissions from the Waimate District (New Zealand) pasture soils as influenced by irrigation, effluent dispersal and earthworms. Cogent Environmental Science, 1256564 DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23311843.2016.1256564.
  • Manono B. O. (2016). New Zealand dairy farm effluent, irrigation and soil biota management for sustainability:farmer priorities & monitoring. Cogent Food and Agriculture, 2(1), 1221636. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23311932.2016.1221636.
  • Manono B. O., Moller H. & Morgan R. (2016). Effects of irrigation, dairy effluent dispersal and stocking on soil properties of the Waimate District, New Zealand. Geoderma Regional, 7, 59-66. doi:10.1016/j.geodrs.2016.01.002
  • Manono B. O. (2016). Agro-ecological role of earthworms (Oligochaetes) in sustainable agriculture and nutrient use efficiency: A review. Journal of Agriculture and Ecology Research International 8(1), 1-18. DOI: 10.9734/JAERI/2016/24517
  • Manono, B. O. & Moller, H. (2015). Effects of stock type, irrigation and effluent dispersal on earthworm species composition, densities and biomasses in New Zealand pastures. Pedobiologia, 58(5), 187-193. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pedobi.2015.09.002.
  • Manono B. O., Moller H., Benge J., Carey P., Lucock D. & Manhire J. Assessment of soil properties in organic and conventional farming systems after seven years of dairy farm conversions in New Zealand. [Revised manuscript submitted to Geordema Regional Journal].
  • Manono B. O. Managing the quality of rural drinking water through community spring protection: The case of Tabaka Village, Kenya [Under review in Water Resources and Rural Development Journal].
  • Manono B. O. & Benge J. Earthworm populations in New Zealand dairy pastures: Effects of farming system, landscape composition and regional context [In prep; expected submission, 30th July 2017 to Journal of Applied Ecology].
  • Manono B. O. & Wanjala B. W. Factors influencing farmer adoption of soil conservation practices in Lower Yatta, Kitui County [in prep; expected submission, 30th July 2017]

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