Prof. Nathan Ndegwa Gichuki


Title/Qualifications: Ph.D
Department/Unit/Section: Plant Sciences  
Contact Address: Department of Plant Sciences, Kenyatta University
Position: Prof.
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  • Musila, S., Pravol, P. and Gichuki, N.N. (2018). Knowledge and perceptions of, and attitudes to bats by people living around Arabuko Sokeke Forest, Malindi, Kenya. Anthrozoos: 31 (2): 247-262.

  • Kairu, A.W. Gichuki N.N., Kanya, J.I. and Roeland K., (2014). Environmental factors influencing the structure and distribution of the East African Greenheart tree (Warburgia ugandensis Sprague) in Mt. Kenya Forest. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation (6) Number 6: 452-458.

  • Chege, H.N., Oganda, M.O. and Gichuki, N.N. (2014). Temporal detection patterns of the African Otter Aonyx capensis (Schinz, 1821) in the Laikipia plateau of central Kenya. IUCN Otter Specialist Group Bulletin, 21 (1): 44-48.

  • Tuqa, J.HP. Funston, C. Musyoki, G.O. Ojwang, N.N. Gichuki, H. Bauer, W. Tamis, S. Dolrenry, M. Vant Zelfde, G.R. de Snoo and H.H. de Longh (2014).  Impact of severe climate variability on lion home range and movement patterns in the Amboseli Ecosystem, Kenya. Global ecology and Conservation 2(2014): 1-10.

  • Ray C. Schmidt, Henry L. Bart Jr, Dorothy W. Nyingi and Gichuki, N.N. (2014). Phylogeny of sucker mouth cat fishes (Mochokidae: Chiloglanis) from Kenya: The utility of growth hormone introns in species level phylogenies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 79 (2014): 415-421.

  • Chege, H.N., Oganda, M.O. and Gichuki, N.N. (2013) What’s on the menu: important food sources for the Aquatic mesocarnivore in the Laikipia Ecosystem, central Kenya. Reyono Journal of Inter-disciplinary Studies, 2(2): 121-130. ISSN 2277-7652.

  • Gichuki, N.N., Austin U. Dennis, and Cecilia M. Gichuki  2013. The role of conservation biology in promoting biodiversity conservation and climate change adaptation in Kenya. Proceedings of the International Conference on Biodiversity and Climate Change Adaptation in Kenya. July 22-25, 2013. National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi.

  • Gichuki, N.N., Bart, L.B., and Wanja, D. (2013). Fresh water fish Biodiversity in Kenya. Pan-African Fish and Fisheries Conference, Bujumbura, Burundi.  September, 2013.

  • Gichuki, N.N. and Denis, A.U. (2012) Ecologically sustainable technologies for peace and socio-economic development in Africa. Hekima Review Journal, (3) January 2013.

  • Denis, A.U. and Gichuki, N.N. (2012). Effects of legume-based rotational cropping on Rhizobia Assemblage in an Irrigated Rangeland in Southern Kenya. Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability. Online Link: http/

  • Otieno N.E., Gichuki, N.N., Farwig N. and Kiboi, S. (2011). The role of farm structure on bird assemblages around a tropical rainforest. African Journal of Ecology (44): 1-8

  • Ali, A.A., Gitau A.N., Hassan M.A, Gumbe L.O. and Gichuki N.N. (2010). Household waste generation and management practices in Nairobi, Kenya. Waste Management (Elsevier) 30: 1752-1755.

  • Nyamweya, H. N. and Gichuki, N.N (2010).  Effects of plant structure on butterfly diversity in Mt. Marsabit Forest – northern Kenya.  African Journal of Ecology, 48: 304-312.

  • Gichuki, N.N. (2009). Characteristics of fish-eating birds in Lake Baringo, Kenya. Journal of Fisheries Management 6 (1): 55-57.

  • Barasa F.B., Mwangi, E.M. and Gichuki, N. N. (2008). Bird species richness and abundance in different forest types in Kakamega Forest, Kenya. Ostrich (76): 81-83

  • Ntiba, M.J. and Gichuki, N.N. (2008). Impacts of global climate change on coastal ecosystems of Kenya. Journal of Fisheries Management 5(1): 44-46.

  • Lukhoba, C.W. & Gichuki, N.N. (eds), 2007 Linking Taxonomy to Conservation. Botanical and Zoological Network in Eastern Africa. Nairobi: Global Environment Facility & United Nations Development Programme. Pp. 35.

  • Ndiritu, G.G., Gichuki, N.N., & Triest, L. (2006). Distribution of epilithic diatoms in response to environmental conditions in an urban tropical stream, Central Kenya. Biodiversity and Conservation, 15: 3267-3293.

  • Gichuki N.N. and Githaiga, J.M (2006). Fundamentals of Ecology.  A Handbook for Distance Learners in Bachelor of Education (Science). College of Education and  of External Studies, University of Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Githaiga, J.M and Gichuki N.N (2006). Biostatistics.  A Handbook for Distance Learners in Bachelor of Education (Science). Faculty of External Studies, University of Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Odada, E. O., Orago, D. O., Ochola, W., Ntiba, M., Wandiga, S. O., Gichuki, N.N & Oyieke, H.A. (Eds.). Proceedings of World Lakes Conference, Volume I and Volume II, UNEP Regional Office for Africa, Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Gichuki, N.N., Oyieke, H.A and Terer T. (2005). Status and root causes of biodiversity loss in the eastern Rift Valley lakes, Kenya. In: Odada, E. O., Orago, D. O., Ochola, W., Ntiba, M., Wandiga, S. O., Gichuki, N.N & Oyieke, H.A. (eds.). World Lakes Conference, Pages 511-517., Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Matagi, S. & Gichuki, N.N., (2005). Ecology of South Eastern Rift Valley Lakes and their Watersheds. In: Michelle L. Thieme, Robin Abell, Melanie L.J. Stiassny and Paul Skelton (Eds). Freshwater Eco-regions of Africa and Madagascar. Worldwide Fund for Nature: Island Press, Washington.

  • Njagi, E. Abebe Getahun and Gichuki, N.N. (2005). Socio-economic aspects of Lake Jipe fisheries, Kenya.   In: Kamondo, B., Malo, M., Ochuodho, T. and Opanga, O. (Eds). Biodiversity Research for Livelihood Support and Food Security: Journal of Dry Land Research, (4): Pages: 95-100.

  • Ndaruga, A.M., Ndiritu, G.G. Gichuki, N.N. & Wamicha, W.N. (2004). Impact of Water Quality on Macro-invertebrate Assemblages along a Tropical Stream in Kenya. African Journal of Ecology, 42: 208-216.

  • Terer, T. and Gichuki, N.N. 2004. Community drought coping strategies, tactics and challenges to sustainable biodiversity management in dry lands with special reference to the Maasai and Turkana people of Kenya. Journal of Dry Land Biodiversity (3): 67-77.

  • Terer, T., Ndiritu G.G. and Gichuki, N. N. 2004.Socio-economic values and traditional strategies of managing wetland resources in Lower Tana River, Kenya. Hydrobiologia, 527 (1): 3-14.

  • Gichuki N.N. & Macharia J.M. 2003.  Participation of local communities in the management of wetland resources in semi-arid areas in Kenya.  In: Lemons, J.D., R. Victor & Schaffer D. (eds.) Conserving Biodiversity in Arid Regions. Kluwer Academic Publishers pp 87-103. Third World Academy of Sciences.

  • Oyieke, H., Khayota B., Kamondo, B. Ochuodho T., Gichuki, N. N. and Busienei, W. (editors) 2003. Sustainable Biodiversity Management for reduced community vulnerability to drought in Eastern Africa. Regional Programme for Sustainable Use of Dry land Biodiversity in Eastern Africa. Pp 268

  • Gichuki N.N. 2001.  Impact of agricultural production on wetlands in Africa.  In: Finlayson, M. (ed.) Wetlands in a Changing World. Wetlands International. Wengeningen, Nertherlands. p. 13-17.  

  • Gichuki, N.N. 2000. Influence of breeding on foraging behaviour and diet of crowned cranes. Ostrich 71 (1&2):74-7

  • Gichuki, N.N. (2000). Contribution of indigenous knowledge to the advancement of ornithology: Old ways to the future. In: Adams, N.J. & Slotow, R.H. (eds), 22nd International Ornithological Congress, 1337-1338.

  • Gichuki. C.M., & Gichuki, N.N. (2000). Comparative ecology and morphology of snipes (Family Scolopacidae) in Africa. In: Rheinwald, G. (ed). Isololated Vertebrate Communities in the
    • Tropics. Bonn Zoological Monographs, 46: 199-207.
  • Gichuki, N.N. and Fotso, R. 1999. Contribution of indigenous knowledge to the advancement of ornithology: old ways to the future. Ostrich (Supplement): 1337-1338.

  • Gichuki, N.N. 1999. Contribution of indigenous knowledge to bird conservation in Africa. Ostrich 70 (1): 1345-1350.

  • Gichuki, N.N. 1998. Integration of conservation and development activities in Lake Ol Bolossat Basin, Kenya.  In: Macharia G., Manegene, S. and Gitau, S. (eds). Proceedings of Lake Ol Bolossat Conservation and Development

  • Gichuki N.N. and Ndiritu, G.G. 1998. Wetlands: Kenya's natural heritage. Mimeograph published in NATION Newspaper 5 January 1998. P. 25.

  • Gichuki, N.N. 1998.  Constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment: a new concept. Unpublished paper presented on World Wetlands Day. 31 January 1998. Centre for Biodiversity Publications: National Museums of Kenya. Nairobi.

  • Gichuki, N.N. and Nasirwa, O. (eds) 1997. Contribution of NGOs to Wetland Policy Development Process in Kenya.  Kenya Wetland Working Group and IUCN-World Conservation Union: Nairobi. 39 pp.

  • Gichuki, N.N. 1997.  Policy issues pertaining to wetlands in Kenya. In: Gichuki, N.N. and Nasirwa, O. (Eds).  Contribution of NGOs to wetland Policy Development Process in Kenya p 14-15.  Kenya Wetland Working Group and IUCN-World Conservation Union: Nairobi.

  • Gichuki, N.N. and Njuguna, P.K. 1997.  Progress towards developing a national Wetlands inventory in Kenya. In: Njuguna, P.K., Gichuki, N.N. and Howard. G.W. (eds). Current research and inventory activities in Kenyan Wetlands. Kenya Wetland Working Group/National Museums of Kenya/IUCN-World Conservation Union, Nairobi. p. 28-31.

  • Gichuki, N.N. 1997. Biodiversity Conservation and sustainable utilization in the Rift Valley Lakes of Eastern Africa. A GEF Project Concept Paper. National Museums of Kenya: Nairobi.

  • Gichuki, N.N. 1997. Buffering capacity of wetlands with special reference to Lake Victoria Proc. Wetland Inventory Training Workshop for District Environment Protection Officers.  Busia, Kenya. Kenya Government (National Environment Secretariat): Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Gichuki, N.N. 1997.  Wetland biodiversity values and their potential for sustainable utilization in dry lands.  Proc. Dry land Biodiversity Management Conference.  SAREC, Regional Programme on sustainable utilization of dry lands in Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Nzengya, D.M. and Gichuki, N.N. 1997.  The performance of constructed wetlands in wastewater treatment: a case study of the Carnivore/Splash Wetland in Nairobi, Kenya. Proc. East African Environment Network Conference East African Wildlife Society: Nairobi.

  • Gichuki, N.N., Wakanene, K. and Ndiritu, G.G. (Eds) 1997. Biodiversity Profile of Nakuru District, Kenya. UNO/GEF/FAO: National Museums of Kenya and Kenya Government (National Environment Secretariat. Nairobi. 64 pp.

  • Gichuki, N.N., 1996. Breeding and foraging strategies of the Grey Crowned Crane in an agricultural landscape, western Kenya. Ostrich (Journal of African Ornithology).

  • Gichuki, N.N. and Mirara, F.K. (Eds.). 1996. Biological Techniques: A Handbook for Secondary School Science Teachers in East Africa. ICIPE Science Press: Nairobi.

  • Beilfus, R.D., Tarboton, W.R. and Gichuki, N.N., (eds.) 1996. Proc. African Crane and Wetland Workshop. International Crane Foundation, Baraboo, Wisconsin, U.S.A

  • Gichuki, N.N. 1996. Factors affecting reproductive success in Crowned Cranes. In: Beilfus, K.D., Tarboton, W.R. and Gichuki, N.N. (Eds). Proc. African Crane and Wetland Workshop. P. 175-178. International Crane Foundation,

  • Baraboo, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

  • Ngw'eno, F., Gichuki, N.N. and Nasirwa, O. 1996.  The role of Kenya Wetland Working Group in the process of developing a National Wetlands Policy in Kenya.  In: Ntiba, M. and Katua, S. (Eds). Towards the development of National Wetlands Policy in Kenya. Government of Kenya (National Environment Secretariat): Nairobi p. 55-59.

  • Njuguna, P.K., Gichuki, N.N. and Howard, G.W. (Eds) 1996. Current research and inventory activities in Kenyan wetlands. Proc. Of National Wetlands Inventory Workshop.  Kenya Wetland Working Group/National Museums of Kenya/IUCN-World Conservation Union, Nairobi. p. 50.

  • Gichuki, N.N. 1996. Using natural resource inventories to develop management plans of wetlands in protected areas.  In: Awar, M. and Ndetei, P. (Eds). Proceedings of Saiwa Swamp National Park Management Plan Workshop. Worldwide Fund for Nature and Kenya Wildlife Service, 21-26 March, Kitale, Kenya

  • Ntiba, M., Gichuki N.N. and Chumo, A.N. (Eds) 1995.  Review of sectoral laws and policies relating to wetlands in Kenya.  Kenya Government (National Environment Secretariat): Nairobi. 101 pp.

  • Gichuki, N.N. 1995. The tragedy of common properties as illustrated by wetlands in Kenya. In: Khan, S.R. (Ed.). Journal East African Environment Network Conference. pp. 83-86.

  • Gichuki, N.N. (1994). Factors influencing individual reproductive fitness in Crowned Cranes. Acta XXI Congressus Internationalis Ornithologici. (Selected best poster paper by Vienna Zoo).

  • Gichuki, N.N. (1993), Factors affecting reproductive success in tropical wetland birds with special reference to the Grey Crowned Crane. Ph.D. Dissertation, Cambridge University. Pp. 196.

  • Gichuki, N.N. and Gichuki, C.M. (1992).  The behaviour of the Grey Crowned Crane Balearica regulorum in North Swamp, Lake Naivasha, Kenya. Proc. 8th Pan-afr. Orn. Congr. pp 63-70.

  • Gichuki, C.M. and Gichuki, N.N. 1992. Wetland birds of Kenya. In: Crafter, S.A., Howard, G.W. and Njuguna, S.G. (eds.) Wetlands of Kenya. IUCN/World Environment Monitoring Centre, Gland, Switzerland. viii + 183, pp. 37-46.

  • Gichuki, N.N. (1992). Developing an integrated monitoring programme of waterbirds and wetlands in Kenya.  Proc. IWRB Technical Conference, Florida, USA. pp. 115-118.

  • Gichuki, N. N. (1991). The populations and movements of Palearctic waterfowl in Kenya. In: D.E. Pomeroy and M. Finlayson, (Eds). East African Wetlands and Waterfowl Management, IWRB, U.K.

  • Gichuki, N. N. and Gichuki, C. M. (1991). Relationship between habitat selection and flock characteristics in foraging Grey Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum). In: J. Harris, ed., Cranes and Wetlands, International Crane Foundation, Madison, USA. pp. 357-361.

  • Gichuki, N. N. (1990). Nest-site selection by Crowned Cranes (Balearica regulorum) in East African riverine wetlands. Acta XX Congressus Internationalis Ornithologici, Supplement, p. 104-106.

  • Gichuki, C. M. and Gichuki, N. N. (1990). Foraging strategies of Crowned Crane Balearica regulorum in highlands of central Kenya. Congressus Internationalis Ornithologici, Supplement, p. 378-381.

  • Gichuki N.N. (1988).Annual cycle of the African Citril Serinus citrinelloides in Nakuru District, Kenya. Pan-African Ornithological Congress p. 86-89.

  • Gichuki, N.N. and Pomeroy, D.E. (1983).  The breeding pattern, diet and pest status of three species of doves (Genus Streptopelia) in a semi-arid woodland in south east Kenya. The Kenya Journal of Science and Technology, series B, 4:63-67.

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