Dr. Susan Sande Okoth

Dr Susan Sande

Position: Lecturer
Department: Zoological Sciences
Contact Address: P.O. Box 43844-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
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Area of Specialization: Ecology

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Publications

• Sande et al., (2009) Proximity to a forest leads to higher honey yield: Another reason to conserve. Journal of Biological Conservation. 142(2009): 2703 – 2709.
• Sande et al., (2002) Effect of some common soil management practices on soil fauna populations, in Central Kenya. African Crop Science Conference Proceedings 5: 833-840.
• Sande et al., (2001) Influence of soil management practices on the diversity and abundance of soil fauna. Masters Thesis. April - December 2000.
• Sande, S. O. and A/Rhman I. M. (2000) Butterfly feeding behavior on Lantana camara’. Tropical Biology Association, course abstracts. 
• Sande and Ogol, (1998) Insect pests affecting ornamental trees and shrubs in Kenyatta University. April 1998. Undergraduate Research Paper.

 Courses seminars and conferences

  • 17th February 2015. Seminar entitled ‘Wood in the SPOTlight’ Organisers: Forest and Nature Conservation Group, Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Venue: Wageningen University, The Netherlands.
  • 19th – 21st November 2013. Regional Conference of the International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES). Venue: Nairobi, Kenya. Sponsor: DAAD (German Academic Board in Africa)
  • April 2013. Refresher courses every year after that and a special one for Wardens in April 2013. The first course was in April 1996, Course: Training in guidance and Counseling. Sponsor: Pathfinder International. Venue: Kenyatta University.
  • August 2011. 14th Symposium on Insect Plant Relationships. Sponsor: Organisers. Venue: Wageningen, The Netherlands.
  • 22nd – 29th August 2008. International Conference on Adaptation of Forests and Forest Management to Changing Climates. Venue: Umea, Sweden. Sponsor: IUFRO and Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA).
  • 6th – 12th July 2008. International Conference on Entomology (ICE). Venue: Durban, South Africa. I presented a poster entitled: One more reason to conserve: better honey yields.
  • July to 3rd August 2007. 13th Symposium on Insect Plant Relationships. Sponsor: SIDA. Venue: Uppsala, Sweden.
  • September 2005 to October 2005. Course Title: Introductory course for PhD students. Basic Insect Taxonomy and Systematics; Science writing, Communication and Oral presentation skills; Biostatistics including Introduction to statistical software Sponsor: African Regional Postgraduate Program in Insect Science. Venue: Nairobi, Kenya
  • 10th to 17th April 2004. Course Title: Taxonomy for Biodiversity and Conservation. Sponsor: The Darwin Initiative. Venue: Lake Bogoria, Kenya
  • 21st to 26th October 2001. The Fifth African Crop Science Society Conference. Paper title: Soil fauna populations as influenced by some common soil management practices in Central Kenya. Sponsor: The Rockefeller Foundation Forum for Agricultural Resource Husbandry. Venue: Lagos, Nigeria.
  • 21st to 22nd May 2001. In-country agricultural scientists meeting. Paper title: Influence of soil management practices on the diversity and abundance of soil fauna in Central Kenya. Sponsor: The Rockefeller Foundation Forum for Agricultural Resource Husbandry. Venue: Nairobi, Kenya.
  • September 2000. One-month field course: Tropical Biodiversity. Sponsor: Tropical Biology Association. My Research title: Butterfly feeding behavior on Lantana camara bushes. Venue: East Usambara Mountains (Amani), Tanzania.
  • July 2000. Forum’s International Scientific Conference Paper title: The influence of soil fertility management practices on population sizes of soil fauna in the central highlands of Kenya. Sponsor: The Rockefeller Foundation Forum for Agricultural Resource Husbandry. Venue: Lilongwe, Malawi.
  • September 1999. Course Title: The Craft of Research. Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation Forum for Agricultural Resource Husbandry. Venue: Entebbe, Uganda.

Awards

  • November 2013. Partial Conference Attendance Fee. Regional Conference of the International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES). Venue: Nairobi, Kenya. Sponsor: DAAD (German Academic Board in Africa).
  • August 2011. Partial scholarship to attend. 14th Symposium on Insect Plant Relationships. Venue: Wageningen, The Netherlands.
  • 22nd – 24th August 2008. Training workshop on ‘Adaptation of forests to Climate Change: working effectively at the interface of forest science and forest policy. Organized by Swedish University of Agriculture, International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) and UN-Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) .
  • February 2006. A CEPF (Critical Ecosystem Projects Fund) grant for fieldwork on honey bees for forest conservation at Arabuko Sokoke Forest, Kenya.
  • October 2005. A PhD scholarship sponsored by DAAD (German Academic Board), ICIPE (International Centre for Insect Ecology) and The University of Pretoria.
  • April 2004. A full scholarship for training in Conservation of Biodiversity. The Darwin Initiative, British Government.
  • September 2000. A full scholarship for training in Conservation of Biodiversity. The Tropical Biology Association. September 1999 to September 2001.
  • September 1999. Full Masters Course Scholarship. Rockefeller Foundation Forum for Agricultural Resource Husbandry. Kenyatta University.
  • 1998, Longest Serving Peer Counselor. Kenyatta University in collaboration with Pathfinder International.

 

 

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