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Personal Information

Title/Name:                                                          Dr. Margaret Awuor Owuor

 

Position(s)

Assistant Lecturer

School/Department/ Institute

Department of Fisheries Management and Aquaculture Technology
School of Water Resources Science and Technology

Primary Discipline:

Aquatic Sciences (Marine and Freshwater ecology), Ecosystem Services

Degrees

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

  • PhD Marine and Coastal Management University of Cadiz, Spain (2017)
  • Masters of Science Fisheries Science, Kenyatta University, Kenya (2014)
  • Masters of Science Water and Coastal Management, University of Plymouth, UK and University of Cadiz, Spain (2009)
  • Bachelor of Educations Science (Botany, Zoology), Kenyatta University, Kenya (2004)

Other Credentials/Recognitions & Awards

  • June 6 - June 9, 2016: DEVOTES - Euromarine Summer School: Marine ecosystem services, management and governance: linking social and ecological research held in the Aquarium of Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain.
  • March 22 - March 25, 2015: International Workshop on Coastal Ecosystem Services at the Land –Sea Interface, Kiel University, Germany.
  • August 3- August 8, 2015: Took a course on Economic Valuation course, CASELAP, University of Nairobi, Kenya.
  • September 22 –September 26, 2014: Participant to the VECTORS Ecosystem Services Summer School held at Plymouth Marine Laboratory, United Kingdom
  • September 1-September 10, 2014: Participant at the International Graduate School (IGS) North-South summer school on RESOURCES, ECONOMY AND GOVERNANCE, Kenya at Nanyuki
  • February 28- March 1, 2012: Designing Research Projects in the field (DRECA) organized by the Tropical Biology Association (TBA) at the Mt. Rock Bantu Lodge, Naro Moru, Nanyuki, Kenya.
  • August 13- August 21, 2011: SPRING summer school on Reconciling livelihoods and biodiversity conservation in Protected Area Management

    AWARDS

  • January 2016: 2nd Rufford Small Grant to carry out a project on “Enhancing community awareness participation and education in environment conservation and management of Akara Hills” Siaya County, Kenya, East Africa.
  • July 2015: World Wildlife Fund (WWF) –Russell E. Train Fellowship to carry out my PhD work: Ph.D. title: Application of ecosystem services tools for the management of mangroves in Kenya. The case of Watamu Marine Park.
  • July 2013: Third World Academy of Science (TWAS) grants ($2,494.73) to organise the 1st students’ conference in conservation Biology in Nairobi. The funds Supported travel and accommodation of students and keynote speakers.
  • August 2012: Awarded the Tropical Biology Association grant towards the organization of the 1st students’ conference in conservation biology under the Tropical Biology Association (TBA) Africa Alumni Group (TAAG) in Nairobi, Kenya on Biodiversity in Africa, present state and challenges (£22,477).
  • August 2012: British Ecological Society- Tropical Ecology Group (BES-TEG) grant (£5,460) and BES-Outreach (£ 2,000) to cover students travel and accommodation, processing of conference proceedings and book of Abstract in the TAAG conference.
  • April 2010: Rufford Small Grant for Nature Conservation (£5,410) to carry out a project on “Enhancing community awareness participation and education in environment conservation and management of Akara Hills” Siaya County, Kenya, East Africa.

Current Professional/Scientific Interests, Memberships, and Activities:

  • Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association
  • Society for Conservation Biology (Marine Science section)
  • Tropical Biology Association, Kenya Group Coordinator 2013
  • Tropical Biology Africa Alumni Group -organized the first Africa Student Conference in Conservation Biology (President 2012-2014)

Research, Scholarly, Professional and Scientific Activities

  • Owuor, Margaret Awuor, John Icely Alice Newton. 2017. Local communities’ perception of mangroves resources: the case of Mida Creek, Kenya. Implications for management and ecosystem service studies. Submit to the Journal of Ocean and Coastal Management OCMA_2017_250_R1.

  • Owuor, M.A, John Icely, Alice Newton, Judith Nyunja, Philip Otieno, Arthur Tuda, Nancy Oduor. 2017. Mapping of ecosystem services in Mida Creek, Kenya. Ocean and Coastal Management 140: 11-21. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2017.02.013

     

  • Gabriela V. Aguirre., Owuor, M.A., Carmen Garrido-Perez., M.Jose Salamanca., Angel Del Valls and M. Laura Martin-Diaz. 2014. Are standard tests sensitive enough to evaluate effects of human pharmaceuticals in aquatic biota? What do we need to change when performing risk assessment of drugs? Chemosphere 120: 75-85.

  • Aloo, P.A., Oyugi, D.O., Morara, G.A and Owuor, M.A 2013. Recent changes in fish communities of the equatorial Lake Naivasha, Kenya. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture Volume 5 (4): 45-54.

     

  • Owuor, Margaret Awuor 2012. Can the community save Akara Hills in Kenya? In: Gaesing, Karin (ed.) (2012): Collaborative Protected Area Management. Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa. SPRING Research Series No. 57, TU Dortmund, pp. 49-55. ISBN 3-934525-57-1.

     

  • Owuor. M. A., Aloo, P.A., Cannicci, S., and Kairo, G. 2010. Effects of Sewage input on the feeding efficiency of Fiddler crabs Uca annulipes (H. Milne Edwards): in proceedings of the first East African Regional Scientific Conference of Pure and Applied Sciences (Aloo et al. Eds), 10- 14 August. 2010. Kenyatta University, Kenya.

Contacts

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Wote Campus

P.O. Box 441 - 90300

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Mtito-Andei Campus

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