MR. CHRISTOPHER ODHIAMBO OWINO


POSITION
FACULTY: APPLIED SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
SCHOOL: BIOLOGICAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION BIOLOGY
CURRENT DESIGNATION: CHAIRPERSON / ASSISTANT LECTURER
OFFICE EMAIL: cowino@tukenya.ac.ke
OFFICE TELEPHONE: +254(020) 2219929, 3341639, 3343672
CONSULTATION HOURS: 8AM-5PM MON - FRI
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EDUCATION
Qualification Area of Specialization Institution Year
MASTERS OF ARTS (MA)PEST MANAGEMENTKENYATTA UNIVERSITY (KENYA)2003
BACHELOR OF EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY (B.ED.TECH)BOTANY ZOOLOGYKENYATTA UNIVERSITY (KENYA)1997
SHORT COURSE/ TRAININGMEASURING ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AND APPLYING THE TESSA TOOLKIT0 (KENYA)2013
SHORT COURSE/ TRAININGBEE TAXONOMY AND POLLINATIONNATIONAL MUSEUM OF KENYA (KENYA)2010
WORK EXPERIENCE
Period Position Institution
18/09/2014 - DATEASSISTANT LECTURERTECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF KENYA (KENYA)
2009 - 2014RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPNATIONAL MESEUM OF KENYA (KENYA)
2003 - 2008RESIDENT SCIENTISTMPALA RESEARCH CENTRE, LAIKIPIA (KENYA)
2002 - 2003PROJECT OFFICERTHE EUROPEAN UNION (KENYA)
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
Title Area
Knowledge management of pesticide risks to wild pollinators (Jan 2010-Dec 2013). Source of Funds, Dutch Ministry of Agriculture; Co-investigatorKNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT OF PESTCIDE
Conservation and Management of Pollinators for Sustainable Agriculture, through an Ecosystem Approach. Source of funds: GEF (January 2009- December 2014). CollaboratorConservation and Management of Pollinators
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
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1.    Masiga R, Kasina M, Mbugi J, Odhiambo C, Kinuthia W, Gemmill-Herren B & Vaissière BE (2014) do French beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) grown in proximity to Mt Kenya forest in Kenya experience pollination deficit? Journal of Pollination Ecology, 14(24), 255-260.

Journal of Pollination Ecology, 14(24), 255-260.
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Book and Book Chapters

 

1.    van der Valk H, I Koomen, RCF Nocelli, M de F. Ribeiro, BM Freitas, SM Carvallho, JM Kasina, DJ Martins, G Maina, P Ngaruiya, M Gikungu, MN Mutiso, C Odhiambo, W Kinuthia, P Kipyab, T Blacquière, J van der Steen, I Roessink and J Wassenberg and B Gemmill-Herren (2013) Aspects determining the risk of pesticides to wild bees: risk profiles for focal crops on three continents. FAO ROME-ITALY. IS BN 978-92-5-107405-3.

FAO ROME-ITALY. IS BN 978-92-5-107405-3.
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Refereed Conference Proceedings

 

1.    Odhiambo C, M Kasina, G H Nyamasyo, Wanja M. Kinuthia, E Muthama, J Gatune, C Analo & B Gemmill-Herren (2014). Pollinator diversity in Kakamega, Kilimambogo and Mt. Kenya regions. Book of abstracts pg 15, Pollination conference 10th-11th June 2014.

Book of abstracts pg 15, Pollination conference 10th-11th June 2014.
- 4. Gatune JW, C Odhiambo, W Kinuthia and M Kasina (2014). Mt Kenya step site activities on pollinators, pollination and pollination management: 2012-2014, Book of abstracts pg 30, Pollination conference 10th-11th June 2014. Book of abstracts pg 30, Pollination conference 10th-11th June 2014.
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2.    Masiga R, Kasina M, Mbugi J, Odhiambo C, Kinuthia W, Gemmill-Herren B and Vaissière B  (2014). Diversity and abundance of bees visiting French beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) in farms bordering NE, Mt Kenya forest reserve. Book of abstracts pg 22, Pollination conference 10th-11th June 2014.

Book of abstracts pg 22, Pollination conference 10th-11th June 2014.
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2.    Dickens Odeny, C. Odhiambo, Muo Kasina, Wanja Kinuthia, Gideon H. Nyamasyo, B. Gemmill-Herren (2014). Spatial correlation modeling of interaction of bees with landsat bands and proximity to natural forest habitats: Mt. Kenya, Kilimambogo and Kakamega, Book of abstracts Pg 16, Pollination conference 10th-11th June 2014.

Book of abstracts Pg 16, Pollination conference 10th-11th June 2014.
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          2. van der Valk H, I Koomen, R C.F. Nocelli, M de F. R, Breno M Freitas, S Carvalho, JM. Kasina, D Martins, M Mutiso, C Odhiambo, W Kinuthia, M Gikungu, P Ngaruiya, G Maina, P Kipyab, T Blacquiere, J van der Steen, I Roessink, JWassenberg, B Gemmill-Herren (2012) Aspects determining the risk of pesticides to wild bees: risk profiles for focal crops on three continents. Julius-Kühn-Archiv, Nr. 437 (2012) 142-158.

Julius-Kühn-Archiv, Nr. 437 (2012) 142-158.
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1.    Masiga R, E Kairu, C Odhiambo, W Kinuthia and M Kasina (2012) Uplifting the value of pollination management in Kenya through pollination deficit assessment. 1st ApiEcoFlora Symposium, San Marino, October 4-5, 2012

1st ApiEcoFlora Symposium, San Marino, October 4-5, 2012
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1.    Harold van der Valk, Irene Koomen, Roberta C.F. Nocelli, Marcia de F. Ribeiro, Breno M Freitas, Stephan Carvalho, John M. Kasina, Dino Martins, Martha Mutiso, Christopher Odhiambo, Wanja Kinuthia, Mary Gikungu, Paul Ngaruiya, Gladys Maina, Pamela Kipyab, Tjeerd Blacquiere, Jozef van der Steen, Ivo Roessink, Jacoba Wassenberg, Barbara Gemmill-Herren (2012). Aspects determining the risk of pesticides to wild bees: risk profiles for focal crops on three continents. Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium of the ICP-BR Bee Protection Group, Wageningen (The Netherlands), November 2-4, 2011.

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1.    Odhiambo, C., Oguge N.O & Leirs H. (2005).  Movements and spatial patterns of Mastomys erythroleucus in maize cropping systems in the Kenyan Rift Valley. Belgium Journal of Zoology 135 (Supplement): 83-89.

Belgium Journal of Zoology 135 (Supplement): 83-89.
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1.    Odhiambo, C & N. O. Oguge.  2003.  Patterns in rodent pest distribution in a maize cropping system in the Kenyan Rift Valley.  In: Singleton, G., L. A. Hinds, Krebs, C. J & D. M. Spratt (Eds.).  Ecologically-based Rodent Management.  ACAIR Publications, Canberra, 217-219.

ACAIR Publications, Canberra, 217-219.
- Oguge, N.O., Mutinda, A. and Odhiambo, C (2001). Rodent pests’ problems and management in Kenya: a case study of the cereal growing area of Kenyan Rift Valley. Third European Vertebrate Pest Management Conference. Kibbutz Ma’al Hachamisha, Israel, September 9-14, 2001 Kibbutz Ma’al Hachamisha, Israel, September 9-14, 2001
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND SOCIETIES
MEMBER, KENYA POLLINATION INFORMATION NETWORK
MEMBER, INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION FOR PLANT BEE RELATIONSHIPS GROUP
MEMBER, NATURE KENYA
MEMBER, ECOLOGICAL SOCIETY FOR EASTERN AFRICA

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