Dr. Judith Mbau is currently a lecturer and researcher at the University of Nairobi, Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT) since 2013. She holds PhD in Dryland Resource Management, an MSc in Biology of Conservation and a BSc in Zoology and Botany from the University of Nairobi. She has over 12 years’ experience in Mammal Ecology and conservation of tropical ecosystems. Current areas of research interest include Human-Wildlife Conflict Management, Mammal ecology and conservation and participatory approaches (Citizen Science, PGIS) for Natural resource management. She undertakes community trainings on integrated natural resource management. She has previously worked at the National Museums of Kenya for 7 years in the Mammalogy Department, undertaking taxonomic and conservation studies for mammals. She is Member of; Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), Society for Conservation GIS, among others. She has also trained in the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation for the Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP) and Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) standard as an auditor. Awarded teacher of the year award 2016 in College of Agriculture and veterinary sciences, University of Nairobi. She has authored and co-authored publications published in peer reviewed journals, book, and book chapters and conference proceedings.

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