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Title/Name:

Dr. Muli, Benjamin Kimwele

Position(s)

Lecturer and Coordinator, Complaints Handling Unit

School/Department/ Institute

School of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences

Primary Discipline:

Agricultural Entomology

Degrees

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

  • BSc. Agricultural Education and Extension, Egerton University, 2001
  • MSc. Agricultural Entomology, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, 2006
  • Ph.D. Environmental Science and Management, North-West University, South Africa, 2009

Other Credentials/Recognitions & Awards

Other credentials currently held or training completed:

Current Professional/Scientific Interests, Memberships, and Activities:

  • Entomological research

Research, Scholarly, Professional and Scientific Activities

  • [No of articles in peer refereed Journals /publications/books/book chapters]6 Articles
  • [List of major peer-reviewed journals published]
  • Nguluu, S. N., Karanja, J. , Kimatu J.N.,  Gicheru, P.T., Musimba, N., Njiru, E., Kathuli, P., Nzioki, H., Akuja, T., Muli, B.K.., Nzombe, N.N. (2014): Refining Dryland Farming Systems as a Means of Enhancing Agrodiversity and Food Security in Eastern Kenya: A review. Journal  of  Advances in Agriculture 3(1): 142: 149
  • Muli, B. K., Schulthess, F. and Van den Berg, J. (2011): Dietary and thermo-hygrometric requirements to rear Mussidia fiorii Cecconi & de Joannis (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) under laboratory conditions. African Entomology 19(3): 717–724
  • Muli, B. K., Schulthess, F. and Van den Berg, J. (2010). Performance of Trichogrammatoidea sp. nr lutea Girault (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatoidea) collected from Mussidia spp. in Kenya on eggs of six lepidopteran hosts. Journal of Applied Entomology 134: 521–530
  • Muli, B. K., Schulthess, F. and Van den Berg, J. (2009). Parasitoids associated with Mussidia spp. (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in Kenya. Phytoparasitica 37: 55-60.
  • Muli, B. K., Schulthess, F. and Van den Berg, J. (2009). Host plants and species diversity of Mussidia (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in Kenya. International Journal of Biodiversity Science and Management 5:1, 35 — 40
  • Muli, B. K., Schulthess, F., Maranga, R. O., Kutima, H. L. and Jiang, N. (2006). Interspecific Competition between Xanthopimpla stemmator Thunberg and Dentichasmias busseolae Heinrich (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae), Pupal parasitoids attacking Chilo partellus (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in East Africa. Biological Control 36: 163-170.

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